Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Glenda Darlene Thomas

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Friday, May 24, 1985

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Reflections for Trooper Glenda Darlene Thomas

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

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

May 24, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Thomas.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 9, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 24, 2018

I met your daughter tonight. We have seen each other a few times, but tonight she asked me my name, then she spoke of you. Time may heal our wounds, but our hearts are forever broken at the loss of a brother or sister.

Kevin Osborn CVEO 1 WSP
Washington State Patrol

January 23, 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

May 25, 2015

Trooper Thomas: on this the anniversary of your EOW, I want to say thank you for serving the people of Washington State. The WSP lost a fine Trooper and the Citizens of Washington a daughter. May God grant you rest safe in His arms.

Captain "Irish" Mike McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

May 24, 2015

I am the daughter of Trooper Glenda Thomas, I googled her name today to share her story with a co worker that asked about my mom.... This was the first link that came up so I choose it not knowing all these comments were here. WOW! It's amazing people take time to comment on a stranger. We miss her every day! My children ask about her frequently when seeing a officer, whether it be a WSP, Or city police!! Thank you all for your kind words!

Jessica Schinner

March 24, 2015

Today marks the 27th anniversary of your end of watch. I had the honor and privilege of riding in memory of you, other fallen officers, and my baby brother, LCpl Jonathan S Nash of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, in this year’s Police Unity Tour. Your dad and my father in law were very dear friends for many years. It is through them that I know about you. Although your dad is with you now too, the memory of you two continues. When I was at the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall two weeks ago, someone placed your picture on the wall near your name. You are definitely remembered! Thank you for your selfless service.

Tonya Nash Frare
Sister of LCpl Jonathan S Nash, South Carolina Highway Patrol EOW 9-19

May 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 24, 2010

Trooper Thomas,
Maam, on today, the 24th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Washington. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



May 24, 2009

I pray that you are resting well in His arms. God speed sister....


January 10, 2009

I pray that you are resting well in His arms. God speed sister....


January 10, 2009

God Speed, Sister.

Union PD, NJ

August 3, 2008

Thanks for serving the Evergreen State. Wondering where your kids are today
and what they're doing. I wish them well.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

May 24, 2008

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 29, 2008

Trooper Thomas:

As a former CAP 2nd Class Airman/former CAP Military Police Unit Member, just wanted to say thanks for your service to our state. I salute you for it because there aren't that many State Patrol Troopers out there (with the exception of the late Trooper Jeremy Saunders) who did what you could do.

May you continue fighting crime and fighting for justice in Heaven, Trooper Thomas.

Again, I salute you.

--Liz Stoner

Formerly of the Civil Air Patrol's Military Police Unit

Former Northshore Composite Squadron 2nd Class Airman/Former Military Police Sergeant

CAP Airman 2nd Class Liz Stoner (Former)
Civil Air Patrol

August 29, 2007

Over two decades have passed since you were called away and you have not been forgotten nor will the Blue Family, your loved ones and close friends allow that to happen to your memory. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over yourloved ones and those still out on patrol. You will never be forgotten.

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

April 27, 2007

She would be almost retiring had she lived her full career.
I didn't realize that WSP lost a female that long ago. Hopefully her death was not in vain and that the circumstances surrounding her death was an opportunity to train/teach the importance of safety on traffic investigations. Maybe WSP will dedicate that to her memory..
Officer Garland
Evergreen Police
May 2006

Officer Pamela Garland
Evergreen College Police

May 12, 2006

~~~Eternally and Always~~~

I didn't get to say goodbye
You're gone without a reason why
I've loved you all of my life
and then you weren't there

I didn't get a chance to say
how much I cared
I can't even remember the tears
that I cried
All I really wanted was to tell you

When I last saw you I felt I wouldn't
see you again
There was a distance between us
that I couldn't explain
You wouldn't look
at me but I could see the tears
in your eyes
If you knew then
You should have told me
Then I could have said

So many words left unspoken
So many hearts left so broken
My love for you is forever
And that will never die
We'll be together always
Our souls are one with God
Eternally and Always
I'll never have to say


February 1, 2005

We move forward, continuing to serve and protect, yet we are diminished by your absence. Peace be with you...

Trooper Erik Torrey Wickman
Washington State Patrol

July 7, 2004

Gone but never forgotten....May your
Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends, find peace on this anniversary of remememberance....Rest in Peace Blue Angel

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp P.D. Lewisburg, Pa.

May 24, 2004

Thank you for your service, rest in peace.

Thankful Washington State Resident


January 31, 2004

Rest in peace.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

Rest in peace blue angel.


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