Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Paul G. Thomas, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, November 20, 1970

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Reflections for Patrolman Paul G. Thomas, Jr.

You are a true hero and have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 20, 2012

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the forty-first 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.

Rest In Peace



Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 20, 2011

As the 40th annivesary of your sacrifice approaches please know your sacrifice will never be forgotten by the CPD.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago

November 17, 2010

You have not been forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over those left behind and those still out on patrol guarding over the thin blue line.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 20, 2008

Rest ini Peace

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 29, 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
Sergeant
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

October 17, 2007

I worked with Paul on the same car for several months. Paul was a great partner and easy to work with. He died trying to help his father. What greater sacrifice and can a person do?

Sincerely,
Larry O'Shaughnessy
Star # 12659

Retired : Lawrence G. O'Shaughnessy
Chicago Police Department

July 12, 2006

Patrolman Thomas,
On today, the 35th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

November 20, 2005

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