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- Oct. 16, 1937 -
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St. Petersburg Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: FL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Oct. 16, 1937
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male
Agency
Dept: St. Petersburg Police Dept.
FL   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 1 days
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: FL   USA   Sat. Oct. 16, 1937
Summary: Officer Thornton and Officer William Newberry were shot and killed in Campbell Park by a drunk man whom they had ordered to leave a carnival earlier in the evening. The man returned to the park and shot both officers. Officer Thornton was killed at the scene and Officer Newberry died the following day. The suspect was shot and killed a short time later by another officer.

Officer Thornton was killed on his first day as a police officer.

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