Detective Thomas J. Wray

Detective Thomas J. Wray

Bellevue Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, January 22, 2002

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Thomas J. Wray

Detective Tom Wray suffered a fatal heart attack after conducting a search for a wanted felon.

Detective Wray and his partner were attempting to serve a warrant, and when they could not locate the felon, they searched the entire apartment complex. On their way back to the Bellevue Police Department, Detective Wray collapsed behind the wheel. His partner steered the car to safety and began life-saving measures. He was transported to St. Francis Hospital where he passed away.

Detective Wray was a United States Air Force veteran and had served with the Bellevue Police Department for 24 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

building search, warrant service

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Tom Wray is my uncle and through his tough love, compassion and inspiration, I am the man I am today. I miss his laughter, love, voice and advice. Our love for him has never faded and is just as strong toda, as it was the first day we met him. Everyday we keep his memory alive by thinking of him, singing his songs and remembering how he impacted our lives.

Thomas Wray

April 8, 2023

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