Patrolman Thomas A. Mabry

Patrolman Thomas A. Mabry

Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, January 8, 1892

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Thomas A. Mabry

Patrolman Thomas Mabry succumbed to wounds sustained three weeks earlier when he was struck in the head by a man with a brick on Bunker Hill, which was in the area of 1st Street NW and High Street (modern-day Henry Street NW and Loudon Avenue).

Patrolman Mabry had just served a warrant on a female juvenile and was walking her to the police station when the girl's brother struck him on the back of the head with a brick.

The man jumped a train but was later apprehended, returned to Roanoke, and sentenced to death.

He was taken to the city jail in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he committed suicide while awaiting his death sentence.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Monday, December 14, 1891
  • Weapon Blunt object; Brick
  • Offender Committed suicide

transport, warrant service

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 120th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 8, 2012

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