Last Updated: 2009-08-20


Officer Thomas Kirkham
End of Watch: Thursday, July 1, 1869


Officer Thomas Kirkham

Biographical information


Age:

Not available

Tour of Duty:

Not available

Badge number:

Not available


Incident Details


Cause of Death:

Fall

Date of Incident:

Thursday, July 1, 1869

Weapon Used:

Not available

Suspect Info:

Not available


Circumstances


Officer Kirkham was killed as he fell from a bridge over the James River connecting Mayo Island and Vauxham's Island. He was attempting to control a large crowd during a political rally when the swing-bridge suddenly collapsed, tossing many people into the river. Officer Kirkham was thrown from the bridge as well and was struck in the head by falling timber.

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