Lieutenant Benedict James Thomas

Lieutenant Benedict James Thomas

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Friday, June 9, 1989

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Benedict James Thomas

Lieutenant Thomas was struck by a vehicle and killed while investigating an abandoned vehicle on I-75 in Tampa. He was walking back to his patrol car at the time.

Lieutenant Thomas had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 11 years.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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I met BJ while I was working with him on a detail to stop auto thefts. BJ was always professional, personable and a pleasure to work with! I attended his funeral with so many brothers in law enforcement who could barely hold back their tears! BJ will always be remembered as a true cop, but more importantly a great friend to all that new him. God Bless you my friend, Kevin Perridge

Lieutenant Kevin Perridge
Tampa Airport Police Department

July 19, 2019

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