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 SW 3rd Avenue near SW 21st Road.

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 served with the Miami Police Department 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

vehicle pursuit

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Officer Thompson,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served during WW I.


United States Border Patrol

September 18, 2021

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