Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 16 years
Badge # 225
Incident Date: 11/1/1994
Offender: Shot and killed
Deputy Thrower died from injuries sustained on November 1, 1994, during a gun battle with a suspect who he and two other officers were trying to serve commitment papers to. The suspect was waiting for them with binoculars and a shotgun. When the officers knocked on the door and identified themselves the suspect opened fire, killing Deputy Thomas Lewis, and mortally wounding Deputy Thrower. Although severely wounded, Deputy Thrower was able to return fire and kill the suspect.
Deputy Thrower had been with the agency for 16 years and is survived by his wife and daughter.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Deputy Sheriff Thomas Robert Lewis