Police Officer Henry L. Thompson

Police Officer Henry L. Thompson

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, October 16, 1972

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Henry L. Thompson

Officer Thompson was shot and killed inside a bank while attempting to calm an irate customer. A struggle ensued between the two and the suspect gained control of Officer Thompson's service weapon. The suspect then shot and killed Officer Thompson.

Another officer entered the bank as the suspect attempted flee out of the back. The other officer shot and killed the suspect.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Thompson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Birmingham. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 16, 2022

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