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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Sheriff Thomas,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Albemarle County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 7, 2022

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