Sergeant Virgil Lynn Thomas, Sr.

Sergeant Virgil Lynn Thomas, Sr.

Richmond Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, August 20, 2020

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Virgil Lynn Thomas, Sr.

Sergeant Virgil Thomas died after contracting COVID-19 during a call for service.

Sergeant Thomas had served with the Richmond Police Department for 24 years. He had previously served with the Albany Police Department and Novato Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge 1270

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19

communicable disease, COVID-19

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