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 at 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 U.S. Coast Guard Reserve veteran who served with the Brier Police Department for nine months and in law enforcement for a total of six years with the Sauk-Suiattle Police Department, Evergreen State College Police Department, and Quinault Police Department. He is survived by his mother, father, brother, two sisters, grandparents, nephew, girlfriend, and her two children.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 578
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

medical call

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Eddie- We have never met, but I look at your memorial every day in the Brier PD. I am Brier's new Chief of Police. We will be honoring your service to this community as well as your military commitment.

Rest well,

Nick Almquist

Chief Nick Almquist
Brier Police Department

August 24, 2022

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