Police Officer Edwanton Allen "Eddie" Thomas

Police Officer Edwanton Allen "Eddie" Thomas

Brier Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, September 12, 2006

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Edwanton Allen "Eddie" Thomas

Officer Eddie Thomas died while struggling with a male subject in a home on Vine Road. Officer Thomas had responded to the location to assist paramedics with a combative patient who was suffering a diabetic episode due to low blood sugar.

When Officer Thomas arrived at the scene, the patient began to struggle with him. Officer Thomas depressed the emergency button on his radio and was then able to handcuff the man. When backup officers arrived they found Officer Thomas unconscious next to the subject.

Officer Thomas was a member of the US Coast Guard Reserve. He had served with the Brier Police Department for 9 months and had served in law enforcement for a total of 6 years.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 578

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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I was just talking to someone in LA and we were talking about him living in Edmonds. He was one of your tenants. Small world. Really made me think of all the fun times we had at work and out on the town. You were someone who lived life to the fullest. You are still remembered around the country!

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