January 25, 2012

James Thacker - Law Enforcement - Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff James Thacker, age 53, died on January 23, 2012, in Kentucky.

James was a member of the Pike County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky. Deputy Thacker had served with the Pike County Sheriff's Department for one year and had previously served as an elected county constable for four years.

He was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. 460, at approximately 9:00 pm. He was en route to Elkhorn City to serve civil papers towards the end of his shift when an SUV crossed the center line and struck his patrol car head-on. The SUV then collided with another vehicle. Deputy Thacker succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Michael, Archangel,
Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for James
He was a Marine veteran and dedicated 32 years of his life to law enforcement at various levels.

Police Officials describe James as an excellent deputy and stated that anytime they'd call him, day or night, he would respond. He is also described as kind and compassionate, who treated others as he would want to be treated. 

James is survived by many loving friends and relatives including 4 children, 2 step-children and 6 grandchildren. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that James Thacker is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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