Inspector William Raymond Thompson

Inspector William Raymond Thompson

Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles - Enforcement Division, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, September 23, 1935

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William Raymond Thompson

Inspector William Thompson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three bank robbers in Fork Union, Virginia.

Two suspects were arrested the following day and taken to the Henrico County Jail. The shooter was executed in February 1936.

On March 14, 1942, the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles was split into the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of State Police. The Virginia State Police assumed highway patrol duties while the Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division assumed investigative duties.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 89

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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

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

September 23, 2020

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