Assistant Chief William "Sonny" Thompson

Photo of Assistant Chief William "Sonny" Thompson
Last Call: Fri, Aug 20th, 2021
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Duty-Related Illness
Service Time: 52 years
Age: 74


His wife, Sherry; four adult children: Melissa, Lori, Amanda, and Shane; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister


Assistant Chief Thompson died from complications of COVID-19 contracted in the line of duty.


Mercer County Fire Protection District Patch
2805 Louisville Road
Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330


There is 1 tribute for Assistant Chief William "Sonny" Thompson.

Assistant Chief William "Sonny" Thompson
Left by Ric Maxfield, Chief MCFPD on Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Sonny was one of the good guys in the world. He cared deeply about his family, community and fire family. He was a leader beyond any rank or certification. A true blessing to our community. I was honored to serve alongside of him.