Patrolman George Pettit Thomas

Patrolman George Pettit Thomas

Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, November 20, 1930

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George Pettit Thomas

Patrolman Thomas succumbed to gunshot wounds received 11 days earlier when he encountered a drunk man Norfolk Avenue. When he instructed the man to go home the suspect produced a handgun and shot Patrolman Thomas.

Patrolman Thomas was survived by his wife.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 9, 1930
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the eighty-first 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 20, 2011

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