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Police Officer Harry Samuel Thompson | Needles Police Department, California Needles Police Department, California

Police Officer

Harry Samuel Thompson

Needles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, June 10, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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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.

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