Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer James W. Thornton

St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, October 16, 1937

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Reflections for Officer James W. Thornton

Continue to rest in peace Officer Thornton, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

October 16, 2012

Rest in peace Officer Thornton. Your bravery won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 2, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero. May you continue to rest in peace Officer Thornton. We will never forget the sacrifice you and your partner made for us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


October 16, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd 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.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Evil was, is, and will be a part of life just as goodness such as yours will also be present. To have you killed on the first day of your career must have devastated your family.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 16, 2010

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Thank you for your sacrifice.

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


September 30, 2010

James Walter Thornton was my father's twin brother. He was killed before I was born, but his memory was never left to die. My father spoke of him often, with a tear in his eye.

Thank you so much for this memorial.

John D. Thornton, Jr.

March 30, 2010

REST IN PEACE my brother....

Deputy Scott Winther

February 7, 2008

We remember you today and thank you Sir for your service, one day, one lifetime.

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

October 16, 2007

Sir, I find it particularly tragic that you courageously served the people of St. Petersburg for only one day. You are remembered and live on in our hearts. Rest in peace.

May 19, 2007

I am adding you to my prayers.

Grand Prairie pd/Tx

July 8, 2005

No brave Officer such as yourself should be without a reflection. I am honored to be the first to leave one here for you. Rest in peace, hero.

A citizen

October 16, 2004

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