Senior Police Officer Gail Denise Thomas

Senior Police Officer Gail Denise Thomas

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Add to My Heroes

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

Most Recent Reflection

View all 401 Reflections

NEVER FORGOTTEN!
Today is another sad anniversary. On January 24, 2012, the Atlanta Police Department lost Senior Police Officer Gail Denise Thomas. She 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. The loss has been overwhelming for Gail’s family and friends. Please keep them and so many others like them in your thoughts and prayers.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Chief Paul Philipps Ret.
Parsippany Police Department

January 24, 2021

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.