Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 28 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 4/29/1962
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Not available
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.