Officer J. Thomas Watts

Officer J. Thomas Watts

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, May 5, 1933

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J. Thomas Watts

Officer Watts was shot and mortally wounded and a deputy sheriff was wounded after they arrested a man for a liquor violation. As they were placing the suspect in the patrol car he grabbed the deputy's service revolver and shot them both. Officer Watts returned fire killing the suspect. Officer Watts died in the hospital later that night.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Officer Watts.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 4, 2019

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