Sheriff Cameron Mason Thomas

Sheriff Cameron Mason Thomas

Albemarle County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, February 7, 1922

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Cameron Mason Thomas

Sheriff Cameron Thomas was killed when he attempted to jump to safety from a window of a hotel that was on fire. Sheriff Thomas was in Richmond, Virginia, to address the state legislature concerning fee officers. Sheriff Thomas and the state delegate from Charlottesville were staying in the Lexington Hotel when it caught fire.

Both men were forced to jump from a third story window into a safety net held by firefighters. Both men missed the net. The state delegate injured his back and Sheriff Thomas suffered fatal injuries.

Sheriff Thomas had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, four sons, two daughters, and father.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and you will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 7, 2012

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