Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Thomas F. Sewell

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, March 12, 1989

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Reflections for Sergeant Thomas F. Sewell

I have visited this site to many times to count. So many years have passed since the day I heard about this tragic event. I only met Tom in person maybe 3 or 4 times but I remember him and that day often. Jeanne, don't know if you remember me but as a Letter Carrier with the USPS I would visit your home every day for many years. My purpose today is to just make you aware that I continue to think of Tom often. And that day I first heard of his death. He is now, and always will be, in my thoughts and prayers. I thank you, Tom, for your dedication and service. May God bless you

James W. Jr

March 27, 2023

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

March 12, 2021

Rest in peace Sergeant Sewell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 18, 2020

Rest in peace hero.


March 12, 2020

You are not forgotten! In Valor there is Hope...

Officer Jon Walker
Sackets Harbor Police Department (NY)

March 13, 2019

We Remember

P/O Henry O'Neill
Prospect Park Police Department

March 12, 2019

Happy New Year! Are you seeing this? So nice to be shocked in a good way. About time!! Love and miss you always ....

Jeanne Sides Sewell

January 2, 2019

Happy New Year! Are you seeing this? So nice to be shocked in a good way. About time!!


January 2, 2019

Happy New Year! Are you seeing this? So nice to be shocked in a good way. About time!!


January 1, 2019

I had the pleasure of knowing Tommy passively as a security guard and ultimately most likely as a result of his professional reference- appointed to SEPTA PD in the next recruit series. I am forever grateful to have had you and Jeannie touch my life.

Harry P. Copper Jr., Attorney at Law
SEPTA PD- Friend

March 14, 2018

Today is the anniversary of when you were taken from us. I will travel to the Law Enforcement Memorial to pay my respects at your plaque. Fellow police academy classmate, platoon member and at times my partner in the patrol wagons, many still remember you and your devotion to the job and your fellow officers. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

"Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours."

Chief John DeMarco
Upper Uwchlan Township Police Department

March 12, 2018

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

March 12, 2015

Its been 25 years now. I went to the memorial at Rose Tree Park and left flowers at your memorial marker. A lot of quiet time to think. Even though it has been 25 years, things are still very clear to me. I was going through my scrap book and found a picture of us working a wagon one summer day shift. I'll never be that thin again! After all these years, all of your friends still remember you.

Chief John DeMarco
Upper Uwchlan Township Police Department

April 22, 2014

Tommy, we still think of you and miss you so much. On this 25th anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice, we send prayers to you and your family. We know you watch over your loved ones from heaven...they receive signs all the time. You are always remembered. Thank you for your friendship and love all those years ago. Thank you for your service.

Diane and Phil Mangiapane

March 12, 2014

Sgt Thomas Sewell badge # was 23.


January 17, 2014

When I came to Septa Police, Tom was the first guy to ask me to go out for a beer after work. Tom was a great cop, and a great friend. I still miss him, and think of him often.

Paul Misner Officer 132
Formerly of Septa Police

December 9, 2013

As August is near I cannot help but miss getting ready for our annual vacation, yep, still. I also miss, well - everything. It is very heart-warming to be able to come to this site and read (re-read) the kind sentiments and shared stories. There have been so many changes since you've been gone. Cell phones, laptops, I-phones and even I-476. We really are not that OLD! And Chief Carlson, what is with the name change? Witness protection? Your brothers and sisters carrying a badge remain in my prayers too. It is awful here.

Jeanne Sides (Sewell)

July 29, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten.
Continue to keep watch on all of us from your platform in the sky.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

September 13, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 12, 2012

To Tommy 'Lockjaw' Sewell. You knew me as David Deluca when we attended the academy together along with John Demarco, John McCabe, and the others in our class platoon. I bought your motorcycle when you needed money to buy a better one, I sold you my snubnose 38 revolver when you needed an off-duty weapon, I went to Lou Turks with you the day we graduated the academy, and we all went to the Frog somthing or other bar downtown with our wives the night of our graduation. I will never forget the night we were at the FOP Lodge 5, and Steve Branco dropped that beer bottle and we all just watched it roll across the dance floor spilling beer as it rolled missing the feet of all of the dancers on the floor. I tell that story to anyone who will listen. I have since finished twenty five years in law enforcement and am now the Chief of a campus security department in Virginia for the past ten years. I left Philly to continue my LE career in Texas, and I was shocked when I got the news of your death. I will never forget you or the others that I served with in Philly. I give to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund every year in your honor and I have visited you on the memorial wall in DC. Heros live forever Tommy!

Chief David Carlson
Hollins University Security Department

June 18, 2011

God Bless you Brother. Know that we all are looking out for your Bride and think of you and your sacrifice often. Semper Cop.

Sgt. Bobby Yantorno

March 12, 2011

I was going through some old photos and came across our academy class pictures and some photos of when we were on the street. I was at your 20th anniversary ceremony and mark each March 12th. It seems just like the other day all of us stood at roll call, went to the FOP and other off duty social functions. Its been almost 30 years since we graduated. I still see some of the people we used to hang around with and each time you are remembered, we will never forget you Tommy.

Chief John DeMarco
Upper Uwchlan Township Police Department

October 13, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 12, 2010

God Bless you Tom, my prayers go out to the family.

John Mangan

June 30, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


March 17, 2009

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