Deputy Sheriff Robert Tilman "Felix" Thomason

Deputy Sheriff Robert Tilman "Felix" Thomason

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, September 10, 1970

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Robert Tilman "Felix" Thomason

Deputy Sheriff Felix Thomason suffered a fatal heart attack after he and another deputy arrested two disorderly men for being drunk in public at a store on Highway 81.

Both men resisted arrest and assaulted the deputies before being subdued. Deputy Thomason collapsed as they arrived at the county jail in Jonesborough. He was transported to Memorial Hospital where he passed away.

The two prisoners were charged with drunk in public, resisting arrest, and assault.

Deputy Thomason was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and had served with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for several years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, three daughters, brother, and sister.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Arrested

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 11, 2018

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