Patrolman George Ira Thompson

Patrolman George Ira Thompson

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, July 2, 1929

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George Ira Thompson

Patrolman George Thompson was killed in a motorcycle accident in Wadesboro near Green Street during an introductory ride . The Highway Patrol had been created the day before and the patrolmen and command staff were riding across the state for publicity to introduce the new agency to the citizens.

The collision was caused by a 14-year-old boy who was driving his father's vehicle despite the legal driving age of 16 years of age. The boy and his father were both convicted of manslaughter.

Patrolman Thompson had only been sworn in for two days at the time of the accident. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 2 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Rest in peace Patrolman Thompson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 29, 2020

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