Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Thomas L. Pryme

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Saturday, July 24, 1982

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Reflections for Trooper Thomas L. Pryme

Another Christmas. Seeing all the kids. Tommy and his two grown....Fuddy and her three little ones. Can see you in the ...those " Pryme genes". Miss you more each year.

wife, Carolanne Pryme

December 18, 2012

Vetrans Day approaches. You were in the Navy when we met.
Those gaberdines.! Mom and I went on the dependents (mini) cruise aboard the USS Hancock. Saw you sailing under the Golden Gate long ago......yet so clear.
Missing you


November 8, 2012

To Tom's wife, though I never knew or met you or your husband I am thankful for his service in both the military and as a Trooper. Made many friends after 9-11 of State Troopers all terrific people. I am very sorry for your loss and hope you know that we are all family. RIP Trooper Thomas Pryme...

Retired NYPD officer,
David Garmendia
Pine Bush , NY

Police Officer David Garmendia
NYPD retired

July 24, 2012

Memorial Day weekend approaches. There will be a parade through town and out to the flags on your grave. One to honor your military (USS Hancock 64-67) and one for your NYSP. I am with you always. Tommy's kids are grown..and Fuddy's three little ones are cute. Got a ball player in the crowd . I have your glove in my truck..still... ...
Miss You


May 23, 2012

Loving memories on the St. Valentines Day


February 14, 2012

Thinking of you today.
Miss you


January 27, 2012

Christmas 2011
Missing you


December 24, 2011

Missing you today, July 24th and always


August 3, 2011

Thinking of you Easter draws near. You would have a blast with Fuddy's three little girls. Tommy's kids look like you. Miss You honey


April 19, 2011

Merry Christmas. You are with us today and always. It is snowing in the north country...remembering those out plowing.....


December 25, 2010

August 12,1967 St. Emydius Church, San Francisco..43 years ago today. Happy Anniversary


August 12, 2010

Miss you more now.
28years, two weeks before your birthday and our anniversary...
and two days before Fuddy's birthday. She is 36 this year.
We love youand think of you daily.


July 28, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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 the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

Christmas ......never the same without you.
Think of you daily, and you are in all our prayers.
Your picture (the smiling one in uniform) hangs in Fuddy's living room. Her oldest girl Laurel looks alot like Karen
at 7 years old. The five grandchildren keep you forever with us.


December 28, 2009

I was just remembering Tom a week or so ago and yesterday I received my USS Hancockassociation newsletter where I found his name on the Taps section for departed shipmates. I looked him up & printed the information of Officer Down Memorial page and will insert in my cruise book. I considered Tom A very good friend during his time aboard but lost contact with him after he left The Hancock. Although it has been 27 years, my condolences to his wife and family. Good luck and may God bless every member of his family. Phil Torres [email protected]

IC2 Phil Torres
USS Hancock CVA 19, shipmate

December 27, 2009

The NYS Troopers PBA will never forget Trooper Pryme's sacrifice. Tpr. Pryme was the Troop B Delegate from Nov. 1, 1981 until his death.

Tpr. Thomas Mungeer - President
NYS Troopers PBA

December 2, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

July 20, 2009

Memorial Day 2009
In memory of a Vietnam Vetran (USN 1964-1967) abord th USS Hancock

All our love
Carolanne, Fuddy and Tommy Pryme

Carolanne Pryme, wife

May 24, 2009

Remembering you today and always


November 27, 2008

RIP.You will never be forgotten.


October 28, 2008

We never met, but for 7 years I had the honor of reciting your name, along with all other Troop B members killed in the line of duty, at our annual Memorial Day ceremony at Troop B headquarters. Best wishes to your family.

Major Bill Warburton (ret.)
NYSP Troop B Commander

July 24, 2008

Trooper Tom Pryme was an SP Academy classmate of mine, Class 122 11/02/1970...worked very hard at what he did.Tom will never be forgotten...RIP

Sr.Inv.Gerald H. Wienckowski(ret.)
New York State Troopers

January 24, 2008

Five grandchildren Tom..
You are with us at Christmas and always


December 24, 2007

"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

December 20, 2007

I still miss the smile and the wit. You were a good friend. I visit your grave and remember our good times.

Rodger Haggett
Friend of the family

September 27, 2007

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