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Officer Roy Eugene Thurman

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Saturday, October 20, 1990

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Reflections for Officer Roy Eugene Thurman

Officer Thurman,
I met your daughter tonight. I promised her you will be remembered.

Captain Chuck Wood, Retired
Alamogordo Department of Public Safety

September 6, 2023

Rest in peace Officer Thurman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 30, 2022

I miss you dad. Thank you.

Tiffany "Thurman" Alatorre, Da
Continuing the legacy

May 18, 2021

Rest In peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 20, 2019

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 28, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Thurman. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 7, 2012

As part of an assignment for my Patroling class I was to search my birthday for fallen officers and report my findings. As a result of this I ran across Officer Roy Eugene Thurman. My heart goes out to his family, he was a stand up officer. My prayers are with you...

University of the Cumberlands Dept of Criminal Justice

April 29, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 31, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Though your sacrifice was made years ago, your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 20, 2009

"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 29, 2007

You are remembered today and tahnk you Sir for your service.


October 17, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha e Officer Roy Eugene Thurman,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own, Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum; a keeper of the ODMP light. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here.

This "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who cares to share a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is a hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page, gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family; one `Ohana. May we find solace as we give solace to the families who have lost a loved one.

Officer Roy Eugene Thurman, God Bless you. You are a hero. You are`Ohana. Hawai`i embraces you as one of their own. No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one; not in this lifetime. May God allow you to rest in His Divine peace. I wish you, your loved ones, and your fellow officers, peace and love beyond all understanding. I HONOR you today for you HAVE NOT been forgotten.

** May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. **


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale Private Citizen-Hawaii
Kahu La`a Kea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

January 25, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

October 20, 2006

I did not know you, but i have chosen to honor you, it is almost time for the Washingto D.C trip, the police memorial. Patti will lay a rose for you , from me, Rose

April 16, 2006

While we did not know you, we are truly grateful for your dedication, mourning your death; never forgetting your sacrifice! Not to worry, dear friend, your brothers and sisters in blue will carry on your watch for you ~ rest in peace.

Daniel & LaWanda Ross

April 13, 2006

Aloha Roy! I just found this page and found you and I had to let you know.....when you went down, I heard. I planned on coming to visit you in hospital but I wanted to wait till the crowds calmed down. I was told you would be fine... That was a mistake. You were so kind to me. When I went down and was so seriously injured and recuping at home for 2 years and 8 surgeries, you were one of the only guys that came regular to visit me and see how I was doing. Maybe it was the 50 stairs to my house.....I have also heard that the "guys" don't want to see other injured officers cause it can remind them that it could be them....whatever the excuses, it didn't matter to you. You came and you visited. That meant the world to me when I had lost so much hope. I just wanted to let you know this because I never had the chance to tell you myself. I was coming Roy, but you had to leave before I arrived. I am so sorry. Thank you for your kindness. You were a good man and a good cop! You are often in my thoughts. Perhaps one day I will get to tell you in "person".
Me Ke Aloha Pumehana my brother.

Medically Retired Officer Sylvia "Lindy"
Honolulu Police Department / Solo Bike Detail

March 25, 2005

I did not know you, but each year I have a rose placed for you in Wash. DC, to remember you, to say thanks for a job well done. I will always remember you. Thank you. Rose

Rosalie Powers

January 29, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace. God bless.

October 20, 2004

Hey Roy...I was the first Sergeant at the scene of your accident. Its alway so hard to see a brother in blue go down on the bikes. They either walk away barely scratched or its pretty serious. When I saw you in the ambulance you did not look well, I had a very bad feeling. I was able to talk to you but I dont think you were able to respond except for that sly smile you always had. I thought, alright, hes going to make it. I was are missed but not forgotten my brother...aloha!

Ret. William Kelley
Honolulu Police Department

April 22, 2004

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