Detective Lem Thompson

Detective Lem Thompson

Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, December 12, 1915

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Lem Thompson

Detective Thompson was stabbed by a suspect he had just arrested. Detective Thompson and his partner were working plainclothes when arrested two men for disorderly conduct and were walking them to a phone to call for a paddy wagon. Detective Thompson's prisoner produced a knife and stabbed him several times. His partner shot and killed the suspect.
Detective Thompson had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 12, 2011

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