Deputy Sheriff Steven LaCruz Thomas

Deputy Sheriff Steven LaCruz Thomas

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Steven LaCruz Thomas

Deputy Sheriff Cruz Thomas was killed in a vehicle crash on I-85, near mile marker 163, while attempting to catch a traffic violator at approximately 9:00 pm.

A tractor-trailer traveling in the same direction attempted to change lanes, causing Deputy Thomas' vehicle to leave the highway, overturn, and strike several trees. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputy Thomas served with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and had served in law enforcement for seven years. He was survived by his 8-month-old daughter, sister, mother, and father, who served as the sheriff of Franklin County.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 612

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

traffic stop

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Deputy Sheriff Thomas,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Franklin County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 21, 2024

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