Wednesday, January 25, 2012

We've Lost Another Hero

Channel 2 TV reported Senior Police Officer Gail Thomas, 46 and 15 year veteran, was killed Tuesday night by an alleged drunk driver while assisting another officer working a wreck near the Downtown Connector.

A Zone 5 officer arrived at 11 p.m. to handle a single car accident on the ramp to I-85 north from I-75 south.  The officer called for additional units to assist with traffic control while the investigation was conducted.

Officer Thomas was the second officer to arrive.  Shortly after exiting her vehicle, she was struck by an oncoming vehicle. 

Officer Thomas had just started her watch when she was killed.

Police have charged the driver, Ms. Chasity Jones, of Stone Mountain, with first-degree vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and reckless driving.

The 22-year-old blew a .16 on the scene and refused consent for a state administered blood alcohol reading.

It’s sad, Peeps.  We have lose another hero to drunk driving.  

So senseless!!!


CI-Roller Dude said...

In CA we have a little law, if a drunk driver kills somebody and refuses to provide a samplel, we can get one by "reasonable means" In this case, we would have stood on the bitch and forced blood out of her arm.

Coffeypot said...

I would think you could get all the blood you need from the bleeding going on around her head and face...from the wood showers. Reason number 8,368 why I couldn't be a cop.

Rita said...

It hurts whenever I hear of any of our LEO's injured or killed. Hits a little too close to home for me. My grandson's father and his wife are police officers whose best friend was killed in a horrible shootout which injured four other officers. My heart just stops when I hear anything about our fine officers being injured or killed.

RIP Officer Thomas. Visit for condolences.

Mike Golch said...

damn effin drunks.

AirmanMom said...

sadness, indeed. senseless. my prayers are lifted for the family of this fallen hero.
thanks for sharing.

Momma Fargo said...

I agree a very sad tragedy. We would not only force blood in Wyoming, but charge her with murder as well.

Lickety Splitter said...

Sad sad sad ...

Rita said...

Here's her tribute:

Leave a reflection.

Janie Junebug said...

So sad.