Patrolman Delbert Thompson

Patrolman Delbert Thompson

South Bend Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, May 27, 1933

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Delbert Thompson

Patrolman Delbert Thompson was shot and killed while investigating a stolen automobile.

Patrolman Thompson had stopped the vehicle when one of its occupants, who at the time was wanted for five bank robberies, shot and killed him.

The vehicle and its occupants fled the scene, but were spotted and stopped by Patrolman Farkas and his partner. As the officers were exiting their vehicle, the suspect opened fire killing Patrolman Farkas and wounding his partner. Patrolman Farkas' partner was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Patrolman Thompson had served with the South Bend Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters and son.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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

May 27, 2015

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