Sergeant Virgle Lee Thompson

Sergeant Virgle Lee Thompson

Plainview Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, July 17, 1961

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Virgle Lee Thompson

Sergeant Virgle Thompson was shot and killed while questioning a suspicious male near the railroad tracks at Milwaukee Street.

Backup units located Sergeant Thompson suffering from several gunshot wounds. They found his empty service revolver and an empty 9 mm Luger pistol.

A suspect was arrested after seeking treatment for a gunshot wound at a local hospital. The man was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 25 years.

Sergeant Thompson had been employed with the Plainview Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years

suspicious person

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 17, 2020

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