In Loving Memory of Nathan McMurry Thomas. This fund was set up by Laurelhurst neighbors in response to Nathan’s death in our neighborhood in 1992. Nathan was taken hostage and fatally shot by police as the officers attempted to rescue him. He was 12 years old. The community came together to fund the Nathan Thomas Soccer Field and the Children’s Playground at Laurelhurst Park Annex. The fund has also been used for scholarships, soccer outreach projects, and other community activities. The Nathan Thomas Fund is happy to help with the school playground project.