Deputy Sheriff Edmund V. Thomas, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Edmund V. Thomas, Jr.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, May 21, 1985

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Edmund V. Thomas, Jr.

Deputy Thomas suffered a fatal heart attack during a foot pursuit of a suspect. He had gone to a trailer park to arrest the suspect on a probation violation. The suspect began to run when he spotted Deputy Thomas and Deputy Thomas chased after him. Deputy Thomas caught the suspect about 500-feet from the trailer but immediately collapsed. He was transported to Charlotte Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Deputy Thomas was as a US Navy veteran and was survived by his son and daughter.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 21, 2015

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