Patrol Deputy Thomas Edward Felton, Jr.

Patrol Deputy Thomas Edward Felton, Jr.

Sussex County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, April 29, 1989

Thomas Edward Felton, Jr.

Deputy Thomas Felton was killed when his patrol car was struck by a CSX Railroad freight train while responding to backup another deputy at a burglary in progress. He was at home getting ready when he received the call at 0630 hours.

An investigation into the accident revealed that the railroad crossing gates had been malfunctioning for several days and did not close as the train approached.

Deputy Felton had served with the agency for 2.5 years. He was survived by his wife, parents, and brother.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge 55

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Hard to believe yet another year has passed, making it 25 years since we have had the opportunity to spend time with you. You are missed...RIP.


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