Police Officer Harry Samuel Thompson

Police Officer Harry Samuel Thompson

Needles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, June 10, 1935

Harry Samuel Thompson

Police Officer Harry Thompson was shot and killed during a shootout with a suspect in Needles.

Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Thompson was able to return fire from the ground and fatally shot the subject. Officer Thompson was transported to a hospital San Bernardino, where he died a short time after arriving.

Officer Thompson was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and two siblings.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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