Police Officer Harry Samuel Thompson

Police Officer Harry Samuel Thompson

Needles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, June 10, 1935

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Harry Samuel Thompson

Police Officer Harry Thompson was shot and killed during a shootout with a suspect in Needles.

Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Thompson was able to return fire from the ground and fatally shot the subject. Officer Thompson was transported to a hospital San Bernardino, where he died a short time after arriving.

Officer Thompson was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and two siblings.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Wish needles had informed the grand children of this special celebration. All six are still with us.

Gary Jensen
Husband of Carolyn Thompson Jensen

June 30, 2018

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