Patrolman Paul G. Thomas, Jr.

Patrolman Paul G. Thomas, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, November 20, 1970

Paul G. Thomas, Jr.

Patrolman Paul G. Thomas, Jr. was mortally wounded when he attempted to stop an armed robbery during his off duty hours.

Officer Thomas was visiting his father at his father's place of business. While in a rear office, he heard two robbers enter and begin to scuffle with his father. Officer Thomas rushed to his father's aid and struggled with the gunmen. The assailants fired their weapons, striking Officer Thomas.

Officer Thomas was rushed to the hospital; He died of his his wounds 16 days later.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 5620

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 4, 1970
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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You are a true hero and have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 20, 2012

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