Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Thaxter M. Reardon

East Millinocket Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Sunday, June 5, 1938

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Reflections for Patrolman Thaxter M. Reardon

My mother, Julia Annie Reardon Hobbs, was your neice. She often spoke of you and the siblings in this family whom she had many fond memories. When my daughter, Nicole, married and her husband (Lt. Travis Willey of the Washington County Sheriff's Dept.) became a police officer, my mom often thought about the danger that her grand-daughter's husband was exposed. I remember the day I took mom to the dedication ceremony for the LEO Memorial in Augusta, ME. She was so thankful that you were being remembered. Thank you and all officers for protecting us.

Naomi Hobbs Shardlow

May 17, 2018

Your story lives on as I have shared it with my sons who are your great great nephews. My parents Elaine and Leroy Reardon would attend the service every year. After my dad pasted I went with my mom.
God bless your service.
Your great niece Kathy(Reardon)Moore
Saco, Maine

Kathy Reardon Moore
Great Niece

May 17, 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

June 6, 2015

My grandmother, Julia Annie Reardon Hobbs, was your niece. When I was a little girl, we drove by the Capitol once and she spoke of your name being on the LEO Memorial. Your passing must have been very difficult for her (your brother, her father, had passed when she was a child), although she never spoke of it to me. Knowing her, she didn't want to cause me worry by sharing her sorrow. Every time I visited her as an adult, she would tell me she prayed every day for my husband, but I never knew until now why she felt so strongly and feared so much for his safety. Finding this information about your life explains so much to me. I cannot imagine how your premature death must have devastated your family. Thank you for your service.

Nicole Shardlow Willey
wife of Lt. Travis John Willey, Washington County Sheriff's Office, ME

May 21, 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 74th 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. Rest In Peace.

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

June 5, 2012

This man was my Great Uncle. I can only hope to serve as bravely as he did. Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Ryan P. Reardon
Kennebec County Sheriff's Office, Maine

April 9, 2010

We will never forget!

Matt Lyons

May 24, 2006

You deserve to have your sacrifice acknowledged. Thank you for your service. Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

January 22, 2006

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