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Trooper First Class Thomas Asa Noyle

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, October 28, 1972

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Reflections for Trooper First Class Thomas Asa Noyle

My coach, my mentor, my friend. Always in my mind, rest in peace hero.

Steve Dudrow

October 28, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 28, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper First Class Noyle.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 27, 2019

Trooper Noyle,
On today, the 45th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Maryland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 28, 2017

I will never forget the energy and friendship that Tommy exuded. We lost a great man and citizen in 1972.

Steve Dudrow

October 28, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2014

Tommie was my uncle and I was living with him and my aunt at the time of his death, I will never forget that morning when the Troopers came to the house in Pimlico to give the news a horrific day it was. Tommie was a great guy and he had a love for flying that I also have to this day . I can remember him taking me up in a small cesna aircraft and me asking if he would teach me to fly, rest in peace uncle we all miss you!

Michael Felter

February 5, 2012

Tommie and Leo Drosdak assisted with our football team in 1968. What a guy. We would practice kickoffs to just Tommie and Leo (11 against 2) and I am not sure we tackled either one of these guys.

I did mess him up once when he was undercover at a Janice Joplin concert at U of MD. I had no idea he was undercover, saw him and said "Hey Tommie how is the state police business doing." Well he grabbed my by the lapels took me behind a bush and then explained what he was doing there. Bad Steve.

He knew I was a NASCAR fan so he and (sorry I am guessing at the other guys name here) Browning invited me to help them in the pits at Beltsville Speedway.

I cried the night Leo told me of Tommies passing. He was a great guy and certainly an influence on my life.

It was a coincidence that my wife and I purchased a home on Bennett's point Road in 1977.

I still think about Tommie Noyle everytime I watch a football game. He was an outstanding guy. We miss you Tommie.

Steve Dudrow
Tommie was my football coach

September 5, 2011

It seems like yesterday that you were at Greenbelt. You were a good friend, and I think of you and your family frequently.

former co-worker, MSP Greenbelt

October 28, 2008

"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
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 18, 2008

Rest in peace as we will always remember you.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 28, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 26, 2007

Rest in Peace Sir.

May 26, 2006

Never forgotten! Thank you for your service.


December 25, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

October 28, 2004

Rest in peace blue angel. God bless the family. 11/27/02

concerned citizen


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