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

God bless Trooper Nipper's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Detective Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

November 6, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

November 6, 2017

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the many days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

November 6, 2017

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER (RETIRED)
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

November 6, 2017

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Trooper Nipper and the Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol during this time. Thank you, Trooper Nipper, for your service.

Administration
National Police Wives Association

November 6, 2017

My condolences to the Nipper family and the Troopers with the Texas Highway Patrol.

Lieutenant J.T. Morf
South Carolina Highway Patrol

November 6, 2017

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the TDPS during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

November 6, 2017

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper and the extended law enforcement family of the Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas.

End of Watch: Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your memory.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

November 6, 2017

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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

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