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Sergeant Doyle Reed Thorne | Utah Highway Patrol, Utah Utah Highway Patrol, Utah


Doyle Reed Thorne

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch: Saturday, July 30, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 118

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Sergeant Thorne was killed when his helicopter crashed while he was searching for a two-year-old girl. After the girl was located Sergeant Thorne started returning to Salt Lake City when he radioed in a distress call and disappeared from radar. The wreckage was located three days later.

Sergeant Thorne was a Vietnam War veteran and had been with the agency for 19 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.

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Sgt. Thorne,
On today, the 21st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served in Vietnam with the USMC. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;fellow Marine

United States Border Patrol
July 30, 2015


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