Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Sidney L. Thompson

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, June 5, 1973

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Reflections for Police Officer Sidney L. Thompson

I was 10 years old when you went to heaven. I remember you & my parents laughing all the time. You were my dad's best friend. Thank U for your service.

Smith Family

February 24, 2018

I am submitting a letter to the board to request to have your killer remain in prison. I AM my brother's keeper.

Mark M.
U.S. Border Patrol

July 14, 2016

My heart aches for your family. Many thanks for your honorable service in our country's law enforcement. RIP and thank you.

John Haseltine - Civilian

June 29, 2016

RIP. Cop Lives Matter.


June 6, 2016

"Surely the bravest among us are those, who, Having the clearest vision of the Danger before them, Go out to meet it..."

Alexander the Great - 320 BC

17 Adam-Charley

June 5, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 6, 2015

Ptl. Thompson,
Your service and sacrifice will always be remembered. God bless you and your family.

Calif policeman

April 14, 2014

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

November 26, 2012

A "No parole" letter has been sent, so your cowardly killer remains locked up - and denied the pleasure of living in a world that you made safe for all of us.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County PD, Nassau NY.

October 2, 2012

A "No Parole" letter for the thug that killed you has been sent. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. They should not have to endure such hardships after their sacrifice.
You will never be forgotten!

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

September 28, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.
Continue to keep watch on all of us from your platform in the sky.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

September 13, 2012

Thirty Nine years ago today you were murdered in cold blood just for being a police officer. I'm guessing you faced various types of prejudice your whole life but to die JUST for being a cop?

How sad those times happened, but we learned from them and as your son so aptly points out, we should taken nothing for granted.

No doubt you are very proud of your son.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 5, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

June 5, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing thier memories and devotion to you through their reflections. I am sure you are proud that your son continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 5, 2012

I am writing to keep the horrible person responsible for your killer in jail and never to be paroled. All offenders should be held forever when a police officer is killed. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. You will never be forgotten. I never personally met you but will always help to keep your killer locked up.

Detecive Carol Kozinski #134
Steger Police Department

February 5, 2012

Rest in peace brother, may your killer be held to pay for the horrible crime he committed. No one can evade the Thin Blue Line. Your time may have passed but it is now our time to look out for you. Though I never personally knew you, I am writing to New York State Parole to deny your killer's parole. Semper Fi Brother Thompson.

Officer Matthew Waltersdorff
Hanover Borough PD

February 3, 2012

Hero's may fall but shall never be forgotten. RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 31, 2012

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer; and may it somehow help to know he is not forgotten.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

September 9, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Thompson and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

June 4, 2009


Your father was a hero in the true sense of the word. He would be very proud to know that you chose the same profession. May your personal angel watch over you each and every tour. God Bless Sidney, God bless you.


April 19, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 20, 2007

I went through the Transit Police Academy (1980) looking up at Sid Thompson's picture, on the wall with the other MOS who sacrificed all for us. He was truley a brave man and an insperation to the rest of us who have followed in his footsteps.


August 3, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

December 5, 2006

Rest in peace, brother.

Sgt. Tom Carver
Delaware State Police

October 13, 2006

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