Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years, 6 months
Badge # 55
Cause: Struck by train
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.