Sheriff John Benson Thomas, II

Sheriff John Benson Thomas, II

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, April 11, 1902

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John Benson Thomas, II

Sheriff John Thomas was shot and killed in Victoria while attempting to arrest a man wanted for shooting another person.

As Sheriff Thomas placed him under arrest the man produced a pistol and shot him.

An angry mob captured the suspect and fatally shot him.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Lynched by mob

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