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Former Officer Found Not Guilty In Son’s Death

A judge handed down a ruling today in the trial of a former police officer facing charges of manslaughter in connection with the death of his 5-year-old son. John Thompson, 39, was found not guilty on charges of involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and reckless endangerment.

01/25/2012

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Judge To Rule In Former Officer’s Son’s Death

A judge will rule on Wednesday whether a veteran police officer should be held responsible for the death of his 5-year-old son.

01/24/2012

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Former Officer Rejects Plea Deal In Son’s Death

Prosecutors said a police officer should have known better than to leave a loaded gun where a child could reach it. Now, the man is on trial for manslaughter in the death of his 5-year-old son.

01/23/2012

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Mother Keeps Memory Of 5-Year-Old Son Alive

He was a beautiful boy with a beautiful smile. Gavin Thompson called himself a little police officer. He had a badge just like daddy’s pinned to his clothing in his casket.

11/21/2011

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Former Officer To Stand Trial After Son’s Death

A former police officer has been ordered to stand trial on charges in connection with the death of his young son who authorities say shot himself with his father’s service weapon.

03/04/2011

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Community Remembers Boy At Vigil In Liberty Borough

LIBERTY BOROUGH (KDKA) — Family, friends and community members gathered in Liberty Borough Saturday evening to remember a young boy who authorities say accidentally shot himself with his father’s service weapon last year. The 50 […]

02/26/2011

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Father Arraigned On Charges In Connection With Son’s Death

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A local police officer was arraigned on charges in connection with the death of his young son, who allegedly shot himself with his father’s service weapon. John Thompson was arraigned via video […]

01/19/2011

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