End of Watch: 09/12/2006
Agency: Brier P.D.
County: Snohomish County
Officer Eddie Thomas died while struggling with a male subject in a home on Vine Road. Officer Thomas had responded to the location to assist paramedics with a combative patient who was suffering a diabetic episode due to low blood sugar. When Thomas arrived at the scene, the patient began to struggle with him. Thomas depressed the emergency button on his radio and was then able to handcuff the man. When backup officers arrived they found Thomas unconscious next to the subject. Officer Thomas was a member of the US Coast Guard Reserve.
Officer Thomas served with Brier Police Department for nine months and had served in law enforcement for a total of six years. He is survived by parents and two sisters and a brother.