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.


  • 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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I want to say you have not been forgotten by any of us. Your memory lives on in all of our hearts. As a former Los Angeles County Police Officer I attended the Rio Hondo Police Academy Class 157. I polished your plaque and when asked by Tac Staff if there were any members from my department on the wall I shouted out your name and Howie Wongs name. I worked with your partners in the years after my graduation at the academy. You were highly respected, very well liked, and truly missed. I’m truly sorry we lost such a great man and I pray for your family daily. God speed Tom. Never forgotten!

Louis B Lave
Deputy Sheriff LASD

January 5, 2024

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