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Patrol Deputy Thomas Edward Felton, Jr. | Sussex County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Sussex County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Patrol Deputy

Thomas Edward Felton, Jr.

Sussex County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, April 29, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # 55

Cause: Struck by train

Incident Date: 4/29/1989

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Deputy Thomas Felton was killed when his patrol car was struck by a CSX Railroad freight train while responding to backup another deputy at a burglary in progress. He was at home getting ready when he received the call at 0630 hours.

An investigation into the accident revealed that the railroad crossing gates had been malfunctioning for several days and did not close as the train approached.

Deputy Felton had served with the agency for 2.5 years. He was survived by his wife, parents, and brother.

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Hard to believe yet another year has passed, making it 25 years since we have had the opportunity to spend time with you. You are missed...RIP.

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April 30, 2014

 

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