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Chief of Police Joe M. Thomason | Potts Camp Police Department, Mississippi Potts Camp Police Department, Mississippi

Chief of Police

Joe M. Thomason

Potts Camp Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Saturday, May 8, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Chief of Police Thomason was shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a drunk and reckless driver on US Highway 78. The suspect is serving a life sentence without parole after pleading guilty to capital murder.
Chief Thomason had been with the agency for 18 years and was survived by his wife and three children.

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Chief Thomason your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the City of Potts Camp and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD
May 8, 2016


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