Ranger Asa Edwin Thornton

Ranger Asa Edwin Thornton

Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, May 19, 1962

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Asa Edwin Thornton

Ranger Asa Thornton succumbed to injuries sustained three weeks earlier when his department vehicle was struck by a drunk driver while he was on patrol in Bibb County.

Ranger Thornton had served with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for 28 years. He was survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 68
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 29, 1962
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Ranger Thornton,
On today, the 54th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Georgia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 19, 2016

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