Trooper Tony L. Thames

Trooper Tony L. Thames

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, June 12, 1983

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Tony L. Thames

Trooper Thames was shot and killed while attempting to intervene in an armed robbery while off duty.

He and a companion were approached by two men in Detroit. One of the men produced a handgun and pointed it at Trooper Thames. In an act of self-defense he produced his department-issued off duty weapon. A scuffle ensued in which Trooper Thames was fatally wounded. As the suspects fled Trooper Thames was able to return fire and wound one of the suspects.

The subject was later apprehended and convicted of first degree murder.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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As yet another anniversary of your death is upon us I reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will always remember. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 12, 2021

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