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Ranger Asa Edwin Thornton | Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia

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Asa Edwin Thornton

Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, May 19, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 68

Tour: 28 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 4/29/1962

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Ranger Asa Thornton succumbed to injuries sustained three weeks earlier when his department vehicle was struck by a drunk driver while he was on patrol in Bibb County.

Ranger Thornton had served with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for 28 years. He was survived by his wife and one child.

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Ranger Thornton,
On today, the 54th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Georgia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
May 19, 2016

 

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