In Memory Of
Charles A. Thompson III
Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, FL
End of watch: 1979-01-08
Aircraft: Cessna 411
Officer Thompson and his partner, Ronald D. Florence, left Craig Airport in Jacksonville, Florida at 10:01 a.m. to pick up a prisoner in Panama City. Shortly after take-off, they lost the left engine. Attempting to make an open pasture about two miles from the airport, the airplane clipped a power pole and lines, crashed on the top of a closed business, and continued on into a stand of trees, killing both pilots and Warrants Detective Fred Lucy.
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