Officer Wil G. Thrower

Officer Wil G. Thrower

Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, August 30, 1914

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Wil G. Thrower

Officer Thrower was shot and killed while speaking with a person outside of The Green Fly dance hall at 1926 Dinah Washington Ave. A suspect approached the two, started arguing with Officer Thrower, and then shot him four times.

Officer Thrower had been involved in the investigation of several cases charging the suspect who shot him with violations of the prohibition law.

The suspect, who turned later turned himself in, was the same suspect charged with murdering Officer J.A. Mansfield on November 20, 1912. He was acquitted of Officer Mansfield's murder.

After five trials he was convicted of manslaughter in Officer Thrower's death and sentenced to three years in prison.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 3 years

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 30, 2010

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