According to the latest news, former Rockford police officer Eric Thurmond died at the age of 29.
Eric Thurmond Cause of death?
The Davidson County coroner Medical Examiner’s office confirmed Eric Thurmond’s death. The cause of death is still unknown, but the autopsy has been done, and the result will come sometime.
Also, according to some reports, one of Eric Thurmand’s friends said his cause of death was a head injury after he fell. But none of it is confirmed, and we must wait for the autopsy result.
What happened to Eric Thurmond?
Many people are shocked by Eric’s sudden death. Police are investigating the cause of his death and will provide us with the truth as soon as possible, and the autopsy report will be here after approximately 12 weeks. According to news reports and social media investigations, it was found that Eric was living in Nashville, Tennessee.
How did Eric Thurmond die?
He was a well-recognized former policeman in Rockford. He gained quite a lot of attention while working within the Rockford police department as a part of the ROCK house program, which started in 2017. He was loved by the local community and was known as a selfless and diligent policeman. He was also known as a dancing cop due to his dancing videos with kids, which got viral.
But his name did not remain on good terms. First, he was accused of raping a 26-year-old woman off-duty in 2019. Then, after one year, being done with several trials, he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Many people did support him and said he was a good police officer, who deserved one more chance, but many people did disagree and said his good deeds didn’t escape him from the punishment of his bad deeds.
Today we learned that we lost a great friend to Just Breathe 815 Officer Eric Thurmond served the Rockford Community and youth proudly. Pictured here at a church doing what he did best encouraging youth to be the best they can. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/tRSoRPMBCv
— Kevin Ware (@justbreathe815) October 13, 2022
As a part of the plea deal, Eric Thumand resigned from the Rockford police department and agreed to do 50 hours of community service. In addition, he was also fined $439 for the charge against him and was prohibited from working as a policeman anywhere in Illinois.