Deputy Sheriff Edward E. Thompson

Deputy Sheriff Edward E. Thompson

Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, July 1, 1919

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Edward E. Thompson

Deputy Edward Thompson was shot and killed by a bootlegging suspect.

Deputy Thompson and the sheriff had entered the suspect's home when he opened fire with a shotgun, killing Deputy Thompson who was unarmed.

The man committed suicide after holding a posse at bay for over an hour.

Deputy Thompson was survived by his wife, nine sons and daughter.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

alcohol violation

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Thank you all for remembering my great grandfather. He began what has been a family tradition of public service.

Scott Thompson
Great Grandson

January 19, 2023

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