Officer Urby Joe Thompson

Officer Urby Joe Thompson

Waco Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, July 24, 1933

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Urby Joe Thompson

Officer Thompson was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance in a parking lot. He was walking into a cafe when he observed the disturbance and walked over to the truck to investigate. The man inside shot him in the head, killing him instantly. Another officer who was nearby heard the shot, responded to the scene, and arrested the suspect.

Officer Thompson had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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How I wish I'd gotten to know you. You died almost 40 years before I was born. My grandmother would still choke up talking about the day you were killed. She was just a young girl mad at her daddy and refusing to talk to him before he left for work. I think she regretted that for the rest of her life. Now you are both singing with the angels and I'm sure have made peace with each other, which makes me smile.

Linda Burleson

April 30, 2017

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