Officer Thomas Benton Worley

Officer Thomas Benton Worley

Los Angeles County Safety Police, California

End of Watch Wednesday, December 21, 1994

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Thomas Benton Worley

Office Thomas Worley was shot and killed when he attempted to intervene in a robbery while off duty at a shoe store at the intersection of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Roscoe Boulevard.

He was shopping with his wife when he observed the robbery in progress and ordered the suspect to the ground. The man turned and fired at Officer Worley. He was able to return fire and kill the suspect as well.

Officer Worley, a U.S. Air Force veteran where he served as a security policeman, had been with the Los Angeles County Safety Police for 1-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

off duty, robbery

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Tom,

I wanna say thank you for your commitment to our profession. You are a true hero. I wish I could have worked with you. I pray for your wife and children always. God speed my brother. You were an awesome example of bravery. You displayed unsurpassed heroism on the day you left us. You will not be forgotten and your family is our family.

Louis B. Lave

Deputy Sheriff
Lost Hills Malibu LASD

May 29, 2021

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