Trooper Joseph Benjamin Thomas

Trooper Joseph Benjamin Thomas

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, June 20, 1950

Joseph Benjamin Thomas

Trooper Joseph Thomas and Trooper Robert Porter were killed in an airplane accident in Allmondsville, Gloucester County, Virginia, after delivering a message to the family of a drowning victim that the woman's body had been found.

The troopers had dropped a tablet containing the note in the family's yard and were attempting to ascend when the Aeronca Champion single-engine plane stalled and crashed into a yard along the York River.

Trooper Thomas was piloting the airplane at the time.

Trooper Thomas was survived by his wife, mother, sister, and brother. His brother alo served with the Virginia State Police.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 21, 2015

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