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Patrolman Thompson "Thomas" Richardson

Aurora Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, April 18, 1928

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Reflections for Patrolman Thompson "Thomas" Richardson

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 27, 2020

Officer Richardson's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 5-16-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

May 16, 2016

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Richardson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten

Officer 11169

April 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th 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

April 18, 2012

As an Aurora Police Officer often working the front desk back in 1987-90 I often read the account of Officer Richardson's death and admired his determination to complete his duty even after suffering a mortal wound. His memory has lived on to inspire others

Deputy Sheriff John Emmering
DuPage Sheriff, former APD.

January 8, 2012

Rest in peace Patrolman Richardson, you have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Middletown P.D. (Ohio)

April 18, 2008

Patrolman Richardson, your actions on that day were amazing and worthy of praise. You should have had a long career and I believe it would have been very distinguished.

God Bless you and may you be Resting in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

May 7, 2006


God Speed Brother

November 14, 2005

God Bless You

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Pct 2

September 5, 2003

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