Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Wildlife Officer James G. Thompson

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, June 25, 1968

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Reflections for Wildlife Officer James G. Thompson

Hi Debra, I am Cynthia Thompson O'neil, Jimmy's daughter. Please contact me at [email protected], My mom Peggy is still living and lives in Miami. My mom said she remembers you and your family. My dad is missed every day and thought of often.

Cynthia Thompson ONeil

July 24, 2021

I remember Jimmy from when I was a child. My dad and mom, Al and Janette Harris, were very good friends with Jimmy and Peggy. Dad was a Florida Highway Patrol officer. He was such a nice man. I was a kid but I knew he was a good person. Such funny stories they used to tell each other. It was still pretty wild and woolly in the state even that far into the 1900’s. I remember his small children, we spend a number of times with family time together. After Jimmy passed away, which devastated my parents, they lost touch with Peg. I remember her as a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice. She sang country music but can’t remember her stage name she went by. I’d sure love to catch back up with the kids and see what all has happened since I last knew anything of them. Jimmy, you are certainly one of my hero’s. Such a loss of life is not something I can understand

Debra Taylor
Law enforcement family member

May 16, 2021

Please know that your memory, service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 25, 2020

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, FWC officers, Instructors, and Recruits from Class 38 honored fallen Officer Jimmy Thompson in the form of a Memorial Workout for his ultimate sacrifice when he gave his life on June 25, 1968. His legacy has paved the way for officers that have and continue to wear the badge of our agency; while being a shining example for future officers such as those of the FWC Academy Class 38. We gave our all during the memorial workout to honor his impact on future generations of FWC members and the public that enjoy the resources Florida has to offer. Thank you brother, we will always remember and honor your service to the agency and the Great State of Florida.

FWC Recruit Class 38
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

June 26, 2019

Rest in peace Wildlife Officer Thompson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 25, 2019

My dad died when I was 8yrs. old, I am looking for anything anyone could tell me about him or any pictures anyone has. I am married and have 2 boys and 2 grandchildren who would love to see pictures of my father. Thanks to anyone who can help.

Cynthia Thompson O'Neil
Daughter, Cynthia

July 15, 2018

On June 25, 1968, we lost a member of our family and the FWC law Enforcement community. In recognition of the continued vision and shared goal, on June 27, 2018 FWC LE Class 37 dedicated its Memorial Workout to Officer Jimmy Thompson.

Conservation is the management of natural resources for current and future utilization. We choose to engage for the betterment of our family, community, and environment. When we lose a member of that family, we have to work harder to continue the mission. We worked to challenge ourselves, we worked to push each other, but most importantly we participated to recognize the ultimate sacrifice of our family member. We will never forget our team/family member.

Woods, Water, Air, 37 is there.

FWC LE Recruit Class 37
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission LE Recruit

June 27, 2018

Officer Thompson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Florida. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW.

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

June 25, 2018

Today, FWC Class 33 honored Officer Thompson’s dedication to conservation law enforcement and the state of Florida by participating in a memorial workout. His bravery, commitment to service and sacrifice continues to inspire FWC recruit classes, nearly 50 years later. Our thoughts are with the Thompson family and his legacy will always live on as we come together to reflect upon his service every year.

FWC Recruit Class Thirty Three
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
June 22, 2017

Recruit Michael Oldsen

June 22, 2017

Officer Thompson,

Today, FWC Recruit Class 30 conducted a memorial workout in your honor, remembering your sacrifice and dedication to duty. Your commitment to conservation law enforcement reflects the values of FWC and serves as an inspiration to the FWC Family. Thank you, sir.

FWC Recruit Class Thirty
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

June 24, 2016

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

June 25, 2015

Thanks Daddy or you service you will never be forgotton. I was to young to really understand what happen to you but still to this day try to understamd it all. Love and miss you. Your daughter Cindy

Cynthia Thompson O'neil

May 26, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th anniversary year 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

November 14, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Thank you, sir.


March 23, 2010

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 29, 2004

No one is forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

August 29, 2003

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