Death of Montgomery County Police Officer Bomba

Death of Montgomery County Police Officer Bomba

The County continues to mourn the death of Officer Thomas Bomba.

On Oct. 14, 2019, Officer Thomas J. Bomba was found injured on the top level of a parking garage located at Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in Silver Spring. Officer Bomba was transported to the Washington Hospital Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

The next day, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the District of Columbia ruled Officer Bomba’s death as the result of a self-inflicted injury.

This situation shines the light on how stressful law enforcement can be, and we must find ways to better support the men and women who have pledged to protect us.

While we all experience stress in our lives, it is difficult to imagine what law enforcement officers are going through on a daily basis. We offer our heartfelt sympathy to Officer Bomba’s family, his friends, the Montgomery County Police Department, and our entire public safety workforce.