Wildlife Officer Donald Dante Thornbury

Wildlife Officer Donald Dante Thornbury

Miccosukee Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Monday, October 28, 1991

Donald Dante Thornbury

Wildlife Officer Donald Thornbury drowned following an airboat accident while he was patrolling in the Everglades in Broward County. His body was found two days later floating in a canal on the south side of Alligator Alley near the 46-mile marker, approximately 21 miles west of the Fort Lauderdale toll booth.

The Miccosukee Tribal Police Department had only ten officers at the time of Wildlife Officer Thornbury's death. They had recently started a wildlife law enforcement program within the agency.

Wildlife Officer Thornbury had served with the Miccosukee Tribal Police Department for 10 months. He had previously served, in Indiana, as an auxiliary officer with the Markleville Police Department for three years and with the Edgewood Police Department as an officer for four years. Wildlife Officer Thornbury was survived by his parents and brother.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 103

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Location Florida
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 26, 1991

Most Recent Reflection

View all 44 Reflections

We remember you.

Ofc. M. Weissberg
Miccosukee PD

September 7, 2017

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.