Chief of Police Gary Allen Thompson

Chief of Police Gary Allen Thompson

Gray Court Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, October 28, 1986

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Gary Allen Thompson

Chief of Police Gary Thompson was killed in an automobile crash while on duty.

He was driving on South Caroline 14 about 2-1/2 miles south of Gray Court when another vehicle attempted to turn left in front of his patrol car. Chief Thompson and his grandson, who was riding in the car, were both killed in the collision.

Chief Thompson had served as the police chief for 18 months. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2014

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