Patrolman Thomas William Dunbar

Patrolman Thomas William Dunbar

Albany Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, October 26, 1961

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Thomas William Dunbar

Patrolman Dunbar was shot and killed by a drunk suspect he had just arrested for making a disturbance on a city bus. He had placed the suspect in the back of his patrol car. As Patrolman Dunbar sat in the front seat the suspect produced a .32 caliber revolver from his coat pocket and shot Patrolman Dunbar three times. The suspect fled to a nearby taxi but was shot and killed by other responding officers.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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 53rd 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

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 5, 2014

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