Deputy Sheriff F. M. Thomas

Deputy Sheriff F. M. Thomas

Pope County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, April 12, 1886

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F. M. Thomas

Deputy Sheriff F.M. Thomas was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant.

A former Pope County treasurer, who was removed from office, had a warrant for his arrest issued against him after a bondsman had brought suit to recover on a prior financial obligation. As an attempt was made to serve the warrant around midnight at the former treasurer's residence, he shot and killed Deputy Thomas with a pistol.

Deputy Thomas was a leading candidate for sheriff. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Thomas' story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 10-7-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

October 7, 2017

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