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Lieutenant William P. Thompson

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Lieutenant William P. Thompson

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W. P. Thompson, Policeman, Dies
The Sun (1837-1989); May 28, 1956; pg. 13

Police Lieutenant William P. Thompson, 48, of 372 Marydell Rd., died early [27 May 1956] yesterday, apparently of heart trouble, while on duty, and in a patrol car within the South-West District.

He was slumped over the steering wheel when found at 3:35am by Sgt. Walker Jasper, at Fayette and Stricker Streets.

Police said, Lieutenant Thompson had been receiving treatment for a heart condition but was cleared for duty.

He had left the Southwestern Station House (Located at Calhoun Street and Pratt Streets ) at about 3:30am after helping a patrolman make an arrest, police said.

Native of Baltimore Maryland

A native of Baltimore, Lieutenant Thompson lived here all his life, joining the Police Department 17 May, 1933. He was promoted to Sgt. on 10 February, 1948, and then to Lieutenant on 28 December, 1950.

He was assigned to the Eastern district after his appointment and to the Northeast district when promoted to Lieutenant. He had been at the southwestern district for about four years, police said.

Lieutenant Thompson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Doris M. Thompson: a daughter, Mrs. Frederick Glover: a brother, Joseph P. Thompson, and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Rivers, Mrs. Margaret Headle and Mrs. Marie Rann. All lived in Baltimore.

The body is at the Walters Funeral Home, Pratt and Stricker Streets. The Requiem Mass will be offered tomorrow at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Monastery Church, Loudoun Street and Old Frederick Road. Burial will be in Loudon Park Cemetery.

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End of Watch 27 May 1956
City, St.   Fayette and Stricker Streets
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death   Heart Attack
District Worked Southwestern
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