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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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NEVER FORGOTTEN!
Today is another sad anniversary. On January 24, 2012, the Atlanta Police Department lost Senior Police Officer Gail Denise Thomas. She 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. The loss has been overwhelming for Gail’s family and friends. Please keep them and so many others like them in your thoughts and prayers.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police
January 24, 2015

 

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