Detective Thomas Fletcher Thompson

Detective Thomas Fletcher Thompson

Macon Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, January 2, 1921

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Thomas Fletcher Thompson

Detective Thompson was shot and killed while conducting a raid on a well-known liquor house located in an alley between Plum Street and Pine Street at approximately 10:00 pm.

The officers were unable to locate any liquor during the raid. However, as Detective Thompson interviewed the owner of the house, shots were fired through a door leading to a back room. The shots struck Detective Thompson in the back. Despite being mortally wounded, Detective Thompson returned fire through the door, but did not strike the suspect. When officers entered the room they found it vacant.

Detective Thompson was taken to a local hospital where he died in the operating room at 1:15 am the following morning.

Detective Thompson was survived by his wife, adopted son, mother, brother, and two sisters.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 1, 1921
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Det. Thompson,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Macon.


United States Border Patrol

January 2, 2021

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