Officer Thomas M. Rees

Officer Thomas M. Rees

West Jordan Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Sunday, February 23, 1986

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Thomas M. Rees

Officer Thomas Rees was accidentally shot and killed with his own service weapon while conducting training exercises with other officers. Officer Rees and the training officer were practicing techniques to prevent suspects from taking an officer's weapon. The other officer attempted to take Officer Rees' weapon when it discharged and struck him in the chest. Officer Rees was transported to LDS Hospital where he succumbed to the wound two hours later.

Officer Rees had been with the agency for six years. He was survived by his wife, two children and one stepchild.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Officer Rees,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of West Jordan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 23, 2020

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