Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Trooper Thomas Patrick Nipper

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, November 4, 2017

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Reflections for Senior Trooper Thomas Patrick Nipper

Prayers for our Texas Tan. Rest easy brother, we got it from here. Thank you for your service.

Corporal Randy Baker
Texas Tech Police Dept

November 5, 2017



November 5, 2017

Rest in peace Brother Thomas, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

November 5, 2017

Rest easy Trooper we have it from here.

Seargent. W. Chamberlain
Kaufman County Sheriff Office

November 5, 2017

Rest Easy Sir, you will never be forgotten. I will miss seeing you at breakfast in the mornings and on the interstate in the afternoons.

Motorcycle Traffic Officer Ryan Cabral
Temple Police Department, Temple, TX

November 5, 2017

Rest in Peace Senior Trooper Nipper. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go to your family, coworkers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

November 5, 2017

Very Sad. Rest in Peace Brother.

Corporal B.P. Sullivan (Ret)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

November 5, 2017

On behalf of the Albany Police Academy Session 2 we would like to send our condolences to the Nipper family and the entire Texas Department of Public Safety . Rest In Peace Trooper Nipper.

Recruit Nicholas Togias
Albany Police

November 5, 2017

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck Ret. Officer

November 5, 2017

So many years of dedicated service, this a tragedy for your family, friends, LE brothers and sisters, and all that you’ve helped in your career. Now retired in Texas and one who travels that route on occasion I will remember your loss and offer a prayer as pass in the future. May the Lord welcome you interested his loving arms, and watch over your family, and all who know and love you

Captain retired Tim Foppiano

November 5, 2017

R.I.P. My Brother.

Retired Senior Deputy Ron Buchholz
Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office.

November 5, 2017

My Condolences

Officer Adan Garcia
California Highway Patrol

November 5, 2017

Thank you for 35 years of selflessness. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13. Welcome to Heaven brother.

Constable (ret) Roger Stiver
South Simcoe Police

November 5, 2017

Our brother Tom, Rest in peace. You will be missed. Our Condolences to his family and all the Troopers at the Temple Highway Patrol office.

Captain Jeff Buuck
Texas Department of Public Safety

November 5, 2017

May God bless you, your family , your department and community. Rest In Peace.

District Attorney Investigator Gary Stev
Amador County District Attorney's Office

November 5, 2017

A Prayer for Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper:

Heavenly Father, we are grateful for the life of Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper, of the Texas Highway Patrol, who fell in the Line-of-Duty. He died serving us. Help us never to forget him. Help us celebrate his life and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength, for Scripture says, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV] Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving. For the Scriptures say, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise. [Luke 23:43 ESV] The dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. [Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV] He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” [Revelation 21:4 ESV]

As for the citizens of the State of Texas, help them to faithfully equip their law enforcement officers with the best tools to protect their county and state. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of the State of Texas to remember to pay their law enforcement officers fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of State of Texas to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their county and state.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths. We pray all this in the holy name of Jesus. Amen.

Minister Steven R. Closs, B.S.B.S., LOICM, LOICC, MNACM, MFCPO
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
"An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement"
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

November 5, 2017

RIP, Senior Trooper Nipper. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

November 5, 2017

Prayers for family and coworkers. You will always be remembered and never forgotten.

Lt.. Col (Retired) E.J Williams

November 5, 2017

Thank you for your Service Officer Nipper, I pray for your Family...The Laws need to be Reviewed regarding a Traffic Stop...This year and in recent years there have been far to many Law Enforcement Officers who have been lost in Traffic stops on Busy Highways Like I-35. Possibly Higher Profile Vehicles with long Range Signaling Lights Could Warn “On Coming Drivers” during All Weather Conditions and at all times of the Day..! This type of Loss of a Law Enforcement Officer or Other Innocents is always Heart Breaking and needs Review. Safety Rules Should Include Traffic Stops...!

Mr. Michael Ronsiek
Retired American Patriot - Combat Veteran

November 5, 2017

Rest in Peace Brother, Thank you for your service. You won’t be forgotten.

Blessed are the peacemakers: For they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa police department

November 5, 2017

Ready easy brother. We have watch from here

Deputy Cameron Havens
Bell County Sheriff’s Department

November 5, 2017

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

November 5, 2017

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Retired telecommunicator

November 5, 2017

Rest In Peace my brother. My thoughts and prayers to your family friends and fellow Troopers. You made the ultimate sacrifice and will never be forgotten. Godspeed.

Trooper (Retired) Travis Qualls
Arizona Highway Patrol

November 5, 2017

Rest in peace Sir. Thank you for your service.

December Buckman
Daughter of fallen office Robert T. Buckman EOW May 08, 2007

November 5, 2017

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