Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Military Police Officer Thomas J. Morrell

United States Marine Corps Military Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, June 14, 1987

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Reflections for Military Police Officer Thomas J. Morrell

Last week many of your old MP Brothers and Sisters returned with your family to MCAS Yuma to remember you at the Base Chapel. Many of your family were there with us including your Mother and your 2 brothers.. We were all family for a little while.
It has been almost 32 years and that night still stays fresh in my mind today.. We remember you, your honorable service and your sacrifice.. You will not be forgotten..

SSgt. Bill Campbell
USMC Military Police

March 23, 2019

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 15, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 14, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th anniversary year 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. He was also your brother in green so I bid you semper fi and also thank you for your service in the Corps.

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.

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

November 20, 2012

Happy 236th Birthday Marine

Semper Fi

Columbus Oh Division of Police

November 10, 2011


I was working that night along with Bill. Even though it's been nearly 22 years, I remember that night as if were yesterday. I know that you are now standing guard at Heaven's gates watching over us down here. You have earned your reward and rest. May GOD guide you through the rest of your journey.

Once a Marine, always a Marine.

Semper Fi,

Det. Don Moore
Washington University Police Dept

USMC Sgt (1986-1992)

Det Don Moore
Washington University Police Dept in St. Louis, MO

March 3, 2009

Lcpl Thomas Morrell and all those who remember him,

It has been over 21 years since that fateful night when you fell while on duty at MCAS Yuma, AZ. I was the Marine who found you and I was holding your hand when they took you in the ambulance. That night has never left me and I remember you today and every day of my career and the sacrifice you and so many other Marines and Police Officers have made since that time. Your's was my first line of duty death and I have witnessed many since which always take me back to that night at your side. I pray that you have found peace and I thank you for your service to our nation and our corps.

God Bless you and those you left behind,

Then: Lcpl Bill Campbell USMC, [email protected], PMO, MCAS Yuma, AZ.
Now: Sgt. Bill Campbell, Gilbert, AZ PD

Sgt. Bill Campbell
Gilbert PD / Former MCAS Yuma MP

January 27, 2009

Officer Morrell,
Thank You for your service and sacrifice. YOU are a HERO!!You may have left us but you will never be forgotten...God Bless your family and friends...Rest in Peace..

Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

April 4, 2008


You can have your Army Kakiis,
And your Navy Blues,
But here’s a different fighting man,
I’ll introduce to you.
His uniform is unlike,
Any you’ve ever seen,
The Germans called him “Devil Dog”,
His title is “Marine”.

He was trained in Parris Island,
The place that God forgot,
The sand was fourteen inches deep,
The sun was blazing hot.
He awakened up one morning,
In front of his rack he’ll stand,
And in through the doorway walked,
A giant of a man.

He turned and faced this young Marine,
With eyes as cold as steel,
He said, “I am your DI,
And this is for real.
I’ll make your life as miserable,
As miserable as I can,
And when you finally leave this place,
You’ll be a fighting man.
You’ll be a rifle expert,
You’ll know your weapon well,
And when you encounter the Viet Cong,
You’ll send their souls to Hell.

Now gather around you young Marines,
And lend me all your ears,
And I’ll tell you of a few things,
We’ve conquered through the years,
We fought at Iwo Jima,
The land of fire and Hell,
We killed all those Japanese,
And took their land as well.

Now you can tell your ladies,
And this my Lad is true,
To get herself a young “Marine”,
There is nothing he can’t do.
He’s peeled a million onions,
And twice as many spuds,
Then you’ll find him in the slot chutes,
A soaking up the suds.

And when he gets to Heaven,
St.Peter he will tell,
Another “Marine” reporting Sir.
I’ve served my time in Hell.

Written and copyright by: David Lee Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1968 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 31, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 31, 2008

Semper Fi Marine! Guard the streets of heaven well and look out for us down here. May God bless your family. You are not forgotten.

SSG Hopkins

March 18, 2008

MPO Morrell, you have not been forgotten. Someone out there took the time to research your death so that your life could be honored.

This web site is world wide. You are now left for the ages to be honored and remembered as a man who gave the last full measure of service for his family, community and country.

For the family who descended from this man's honored heritage, remember how he lived, not why he had to die. Why people die is God's domain and not for us to understand. Carry on all that was good about this man so that his honor won't be diminished.

From a current police officer and
retired Army officer

Officer Doug Wiencek
Metra Police Department, Chicago, IL

March 16, 2008

Lost but NEVER forgotten...RIP brother.


March 14, 2008

Thank you for your bravery, service and sacrifice. May your family take comfort in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER again be forgotten!

DET SGT, Retired

March 13, 2008

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

March 11, 2008

Semper Fi young brother, rest in peace.
Retired Gunny

Patrolman Mike Nations
Lake City Police Dept. Tennessee

March 11, 2008

Thank you for service to our country. Semper Fi.


March 10, 2008



March 8, 2008

It has taken a long time for your name to be added. Thank you for your willingness to serve our country and your fellowman. May God bless you and your loved ones. As a retired military officer, I salute you. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

March 6, 2008

It has taken almost 21 years, but you are finally being. And as a fellow Marine, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to our Corps. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!


March 5, 2008

Marine Thomas

There are few titles that exude Heroism like Marine. Your service to your country and community will never be forgotten.

When I get to the gate of Heaven, I look forward to saluting you as I know Heaven is guarded by US Marines. It will be an honor.

God Speed Brother....

March 5, 2008



March 4, 2008

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