Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Thomas William Procter

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, May 20, 1978

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Thomas William Procter

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

May 21, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 20, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your daughter for sharing her memories and devotion to yuo through her reflection.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 20, 2012

Thanks to all for your well wishes to our family. Although it's been almost 33 years since "he gave all". For me, it seems like it was yesterday. I was only 10 years old when it happened and I remember how comforting the entire community was and also the professionalism shown by all of his fellow officers. My heart aches each time I hear that another officer has fallen. It's happening all too frequently these days. May God and the "Gentle Giant" protect all who Protect and Serve.

Susan Procter

February 7, 2011

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

November 1, 2007



February 22, 2007

This is for the family of Ofc. Thomas William Procter.

I want to extend to you my deepest condlences. His is a noble and honorable calling and a chosen profession which many can not and will not do for themselves much less for others.

His supreme sacrifice is remembered and he is not forgotten, even almost 30 years after that terrible day.

May God bless him and all of you, his family.

Craig Deroche
Vice President
MS Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 3

Craig Deroche
Vice President Mississippi Fraternal Order of Police Lodge# 3

January 21, 2007

As the 28th anniversary of your death nears, you are remembered and our prayers are with your family. Thank you for your great service to this community. God Bless!!!!


May 15, 2006

Deputy Sheriff Proctor,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of LaFourche Parish. I don't understand, how this piece of scum who murdered you could have been placed on probation.


May 20, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.

September 28, 2004

Although I didn't know you, I was aware of you and the incident that took your life. I was very young at the time, but did not forget. God Bless you and your family. Thanks for serving our parish!!


November 28, 2003

May god bless his family

Tammy Chiasson
Officer Chad Robin's Girlfriend TPD

October 27, 2003

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