Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Thomas M. Beahm

Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, August 17, 1994

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Reflections for Captain Thomas M. Beahm

Capt. Beahm,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Wisconsin. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 17, 2019

Captain Beahm, Rest in Peace, we will recall your years of dedicated service on every anniversary of your passing !
God Bless You and your Family, Comrades and Community

another grateful citizen

August 17, 2015

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

March 11, 2014

RIP Captain and your service to the state of Wisconsin will not be forgotten. State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Officer, Roby
Wisconsin Department Of Corrections

September 3, 2013

RIP Sir, thank you for your dedicated service Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 17, 2010

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 24, 2008

your work is respected by all law enforcement officers. The line of work you choose was a hard job. And you are a hero in all of our eyes. Please watch over your fellow officers.

December 18, 2007

See you on the other side.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

September 22, 2007

Uncle Tom, you are with us in our hearts everyday, you will never be forgotten. We miss you dearly!!!!

Shari (niece)

March 10, 2006

We all miss you very much Tom. Love you always. Your sister Tracie and Family.

Tracie Schmick - Sister

March 9, 2006

Tom was a wonderful, loving father and brother. Loved oldies, hunting, baseball, football, his family and children. We miss him dearly.

Linda Wink

March 9, 2006

As I read the pages of the officer's lost in the nation over the past years I find your memorial. Though we never met in life, I know you are still on the job, walking behind your fellow officers, keeping them safe. We do care, your loss will be mourned, but your life will be celebrated. Rest easy.

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