Deputy Sheriff Thomas J. Thompson

Deputy Sheriff Thomas J. Thompson

Talbot County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, March 1, 1902

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Thomas J. Thompson

Deputy Sheriff Thompson was shot and killed while attempting to recapture five prisoners who had escaped from the Easton Jail. As Deputy Thompson and another deputy walked up to a home, belonging to the brother of three of the escapees, the prisoners opened fire, killing Deputy Thompson instantly. The other deputy ran for help and all five were soon recaptured.

The prisoner who killed Deputy Thompson was convicted of his murder and sentenced to 12 years in prison June 9, 1902.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to 12 years


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Deputy Sheriff Thompson,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Talbots County.


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March 1, 2022

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