Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Thomas P. Oates

Troy Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, April 25, 1925

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Reflections for Sergeant Thomas P. Oates

Sergeant Thomas P. Oates is my great uncle. He left this earth before I was even born. I am proud and honored to have an uncle who gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe. You'll always be a hero to me and my family. Thank you to all the police officers who risk their lives daily to keep us safe. Uncle Tom, may you have eternal rest in God's kingdom.

Martha McGuirk
Great niece of Sergeant Thomas P. Oates

December 12, 2023

Rest in peace Sergeant Oates.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 20, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.

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

August 28, 2020

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 25, 2018

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 87th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers. Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 25, 2012

Rest in peace sarge....the ultimate sacrifice you have made will not be forgotten. I am proud to render Sergeant Thomas P. Oates a final salute.

City of Troy, NY PD

May 18, 2011

Rest in peace Sergeant. Although the city has much likely changed drastically as time has passed, we serve the same families protected by the same patch. Your willingness to serve in defense of our Brotherhood has only strengthened the relationship between departments over time. May our work be done in honor of your sacrifice to the community.

We'll take the watch from here.

Upstate NY

May 10, 2010

I said a little prayer today for Sergeant Oates and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

April 14, 2009

Sarge, You made the ultimate sacrifice. For this, your brothers and sisters of the law enforcement community are forever in your debt. We will continue to stand tall and proud in your name, and for all law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty. We salute you.

ptlm Robert L. Gaudette

February 23, 2008

You are not forgotten Sarge
Your Brothers and Sisters continue the fight.

Jack McMahon
Troy P.D.

Ptl. Jack McMahon
Troy P.D.

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