Assistant Chief Tom Thompson

Assistant Chief Tom Thompson

Talladega Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, November 2, 1907

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Tom Thompson

Assistant Chief Thompson was shot and killed from ambush after arresting three men for shooting craps. The three men told the officer they would take him to a location where a larger game was in progress. When they arrived at the location Assistant Chief Tompson was immediately shot and killed by other men waiting at the scene.

One of the suspects was later shot and killed by a posse during a shootout in which another officer was wounded in the leg. Two others were taken into custody.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Asst. Chief Thompson,
Sir, even though it has been 105 years since your End of Watch, you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Talladega.


United States Border Patrol

November 4, 2012

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