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

I had the Honor of working with on traffic stop. I had highest level of respect for you. My condolences to your family. This truly sad for all the people of Texas.

Merlin Doepner Resevere Police officer
Formerly Troy PD

November 14, 2017

Trooper Nipper, soar high with angels and forever keep watch.

Gang Officer

November 13, 2017

You dedicated your life to serving others. RIP Trooper Nipper, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

November 12, 2017

Rest in peace Thomas. We are all better people due to your life time service to the community in which you served. May your family and friends find peace knowing you did what you loved....SERVICE BEFORE SELF.

Senior Sergeant of the Nevada Highway Pa
Nevada Department of Pubic Safety- Highway Patr

November 11, 2017

Rest in peace Thomas. We are all better people due to your life time service to the community in which you served. May your family and friends find peace knowing you did what you loved....SERVICE BEFORE SELF.

Senior Sergeant of the Nevada Highway Pa
Nevada Department of Pubic Safety- Highway Patr

November 11, 2017

My thoughts and Prayers to the Texas DPS and to the family of Trooper Nipper. GOD Bless.

Chief Richard A. Clark
Utica, Ind.

November 11, 2017

Thank you for your service, Sheep Dog.

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office

November 11, 2017

i only met you once and i saw how great a guy you were.
Temple lost a great guy that sad day , you gave so much to so many

Please RIP

audra mikeska
citizen of belton

November 10, 2017

I offer my condolences and prayers to your family. May you be with The Lord and companies of angels in Heaven. May your loved ones knows peace and consolation. Thanks for your 43 years of service to our state, county and country. I am so sorry for your loss.

Thomas J. Baker
Member of the Bell County community

November 10, 2017

Thank you and your family. You have left a legacy behind for many to follow. You were there when we needed your help. Thank you for your service. RIP my friend.

Deputy Christine Ekdahl-Bravo
Bell County Sheriff's Department

November 10, 2017


Paramedic retired Mike Bail
Show me safety Consulting LLC

November 10, 2017

My condolences to the family and friends of Senoir Trooper Thomas Nipper. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

November 10, 2017

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

November 8, 2017

What a week Texas has had. 26. People killed in a Church , now , a fine Law Enforcement Officer. Thank you for your service and may God Bless you, your family and the people of TEXAS

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point Ga P.D.

November 8, 2017

RIP, prayers for the family.

Sgt. Ron Cromer
Martin Co. Sheriff's Office

November 8, 2017

“The true measure of a person is not found in the might of their arm, their wealth or their power--it is found in the strength of their character.

There is no greater testimony to one’s character, than ones willingness to sacrifice all, in the noble quest of providing protection to all whom they serve.”

Police Officer Javier Cornejo (Retired)
City of Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee WI

November 8, 2017

Brother, so many years of service and now a well earned retirement is taken from you. Your family both at home and work are in our prayers.

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

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

November 8, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Tom's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

November 8, 2017

I came to know Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper when I worked At Scott and White Emergency Department in Temple, Texas. Saw him occasionally outside of work when he would be with his family and friends. Always the Professional; always the family man...always the nerdy straight guy to his colleague Trooper Bobby King. Thomas was going to finally retire next year...I have been asking God all week, “Why, Nipper, Father? He just wanted to retire next year.” The Heavens are silent on the matter and we are left with heavy hearts. All we can do is comfort the each other...appreciate the moments we have with each other. No “purpose” seems right nor fair...death has come once Thomas’ case, I can only imagine, Thomas’ colleague Senior Trooper Bobby Lee King standing at the door waiting and saying, “Tom, I’ve been waiting for you...about time you showed up...the crowd is hot for a good laugh!”

Carrie Chism Delaney BSN RN
Licensed Paramedic (ret)/ Registered Nurse

November 8, 2017

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Texas Highway Patrol. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

November 7, 2017

Rest in Peace, Trooper Nipper. Thank you for 34 years of service, and your ultimate sacrifice. May God wrap His loving arms around your family and friends. God Bless You, Sir.

Noranne Stubbs Lenox - Office Coordinato
Arizona Departmetn of Public Safety

November 7, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother Trooper

Future Trooper Cadet Rick Helms
Texas DPS

November 7, 2017

Rest in peace Senior Trooper Tom Nipper. Thank You for your service to the State of Texas. My condolences to your entire family and your law enforcement family. I know they were all proud of you. You will be missed, but you will have a special place in our hearts. May God Bless You. You are now a very Special Angel.

Donna Niekamp

November 7, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Nipper's family and the Texas Highway Patrol. May God bless and thank you for your 34 plus years of service to the citizens of the State of Texas.

Colonel Jeff Groh
Clark County Indiana Sheriff's Office

November 7, 2017

RIP my friend. Another sad sad day.

Det Marty Mooney ( Ret )

November 7, 2017

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