Officer Wil G. Thrower

Officer Wil G. Thrower

Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, August 30, 1914

Wil G. Thrower

Officer Thrower was shot and killed while speaking with a person outside of a dance hall. A suspect approached the two, started arguing with Officer Thrower, and then shot him four times.

The suspect was the same suspect who had murdered Officer J.A. Mansfield on November 20, 1912. He was acquitted of Officer Mansfield's murder.

After five trials he was convicted of manslaughter 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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