Motorcycle Officer Wesley Frank Thompson

Motorcycle Officer Wesley Frank Thompson

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, September 18, 1941

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Wesley Frank Thompson

Motorcycle Officer Wesley Thompson was killed when he struck a power line being strung across S.W. Third Avenue. He was riding his police motorcycle and chasing a speeding motorist when the incident occurred. Officer Thompson was traveling at approximately 50 mph when he struck the wire.

Officer Thompson was a WWI veteran and had been with the agency for six years. He was survived by his wife, daughter and son.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 18, 2020

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