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Senior Police Officer Gail Denise Thomas | Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

Senior Police Officer

Gail Denise Thomas

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 16 years

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Senior Police Officer Gail Thomas was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting other officers with a traffic incident on the exit ramp from southbound I-75 to northbound I-85.

She had just exited her vehicle when she was struck. The drunk driver was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, and reckless driving. He was convicted and sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Officer Thomas had served with the Atlanta Police Department for 15 years. She is survived by one child.

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Hey Gail,

5 years ago today, I got that message that you had left us. I remember the heavy sadness that permeated the entire department. I miss you terribly and that incredible smile that lit up the place; I continue to pray for your loved ones and just wanted to drop by and say hello.

Much love to you, rest in His eternal peace.

Kristi L. Woods
friend/APD co-worker
January 24, 2017


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