Detective Joseph C. Thomas

Detective Joseph C. Thomas

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 18, 1996

Joseph C. Thomas

Detective Thomas was shot and killed while serving a warrant on a house believed to be involved in narcotics trafficking. Upon entering the house, Detective Thomas was immediately fired upon. One bullet struck his chest above his vest, killing him.

The suspect was shot and killed by other officers.

Detective Thomas had served with the agency for 9 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and daughter.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 2110

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Cousin Joey,
My dad sent a picture of you and Auntie Carolyn at a wedding, and you have been on my mind. God knows that I miss you so much. Your beautiful daughter and cutie pie grandkids came to visit me a couple of weeks ago and she turned out to be a beautiful woman and mother. I want you to continue to rest in peace and make sure the family stays safe in heaven. Give Aunt Ceil a kiss from her baby girl. Truly loved and missed.

Lorie James-Jones
First Cousin

June 18, 2015

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