Patrolman John Thomas

Patrolman John Thomas

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, March 10, 1901

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John Thomas

Patrolman John Thomas was shot and killed at a dance hall at the intersection of Lizardi and Rampart Streets when he tried to break up a fight. Two men were arrested and charged with his murder. One was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. The other was acquitted.

Patrolman Thomas was survived by his wife and daughter.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer Thomas is my great great uncle. I am proud to follow in his footsteps. My grandfather has told me stories about him in the past.

Det. Billy Thomas

October 21, 2021

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