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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


God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired
November 6, 2017

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 311
Alachua P.D.
November 6, 2017

Final Salute Senior Trooper Nipper, thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept
November 6, 2017

We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Trooper Nipper and thankful for his long life of service. Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to his family and friends. May God comfort and strengthen them all!

Darlene Newton
Friend of the Story County Sheriff's Office
November 6, 2017

Thank you trooper nippers and your family for your service and ultimate sacrifice.

Former p2 Paul D. Standridge
Memphis police department
November 6, 2017

REST-IN-PEACE My Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
US Army Military Police
November 6, 2017

My deepest condolences to Ms. Nipper and your three children. God bless your family Ms. Nipper.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police
November 5, 2017

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Deputy J Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office
November 5, 2017

Sincere condolences to the family from one of his class mates from DPS Recruit C- School 1982. Larry Joe Johnson -HPD-Ret./DPS-C SCHOOL 82

Larry Joe Johnson -Houston Police
Houston Police -Ret.
November 5, 2017

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Dept.

Det. Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department
November 5, 2017

Rest easy Brother. Prayers and condolences for family, friends and coworkers.

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police (Va.)
November 5, 2017

We as Peace Officers walk out our doors every day and do not know if we will return home. Our families do not know if they will see us at the end of shift. We put our lives on the line for people that we do not know. Brother you Rest in Peace for we shall take it from here, rest in the arms of our LORD for blessed are the Peace Makers.

Deputy Stewart Crossman
Coryell County Sheriff's Office Texas
November 5, 2017

Our hearts go out to your family.

Sgt D. Murphy
SIU Edwardsville Police Dept.
November 5, 2017

Rest in Peace Trooper

Ahmed Danso-Faried
US Army (Veteran)
November 5, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 who’s 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
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Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
November 5, 2017

I am heartbroken to hear that once again a police officer has died while conducting a routine traffic stop.
God bless you Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper for your service and sacrifice.

My heart is with Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper's family and friends, and the first responders who rushed to the scene.
In heaven and in our heart those we love live forever.

C Dulfer
Former Medstar EMS, Fort Worth Texas

Fmr Medstar EMS
Fort Worth, Texas
November 5, 2017

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ
November 5, 2017

So very sorry for the loss of this officer, husband and father. Thank you for your service, Trooper Nipper! Will keep his family and friends in prayer for peace and comfort.

Karen Oliphant
November 5, 2017

Go with Gods speed my brother

John Welborn
Weatherford Police Department
November 5, 2017

Rest In Peace Tom, we got it from here.

Bruce Bacos
Bell County Sheriff's Department
November 5, 2017

We are deeply saddened by this news and pray for the Amazing Grace of God to go out to the family and friends of Trooper Nipper and this time and into the future. Thanks for your faithful service Trooper Nipper.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office
November 5, 2017

Requiescat in Pacem!

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD
November 5, 2017

Trooper Nipper, Family, Public Safety Family and Friends,

35 Years my brother, that is true dedication and service. Thank you

Rest in Peace Sir.

Cpl. Jesse Cook (Retired)
Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Law Enforcement Division
November 5, 2017

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko
November 5, 2017

Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper, rest in peace.
Thank you for your lengthy service.

Sincere condolences to family & friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
City of Alameda, CA Police Deptartment
November 5, 2017


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