Senior Police Officer Gail Denise Thomas

Senior Police Officer Gail Denise Thomas

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gail Denise Thomas

Senior Police Officer Gail Thomas was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting other officers with a traffic incident on the exit ramp from southbound I-75 to northbound I-85.

She had just exited her vehicle when she was struck. The drunk driver was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, and reckless driving. He was convicted and sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Officer Thomas had served with the Atlanta Police Department for 15 years. She is survived by one child.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 16 years

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I just watched an old episode of Cops from the late 90s and saw Officer Thomas in an episode chasing down a drug dealer. I was saddened to read this and know her life was taken as she served the citizens of Atlanta. Another officer taken too soon, god bless and thank you for your 15 years of service.

Officer J. Y.
Police Officer in California

July 12, 2018

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