Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Thomas A. Wodarczyk

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, April 8, 1974

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Reflections for Police Officer Thomas A. Wodarczyk

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

April 8, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Wodarczyk.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 22, 2020

Officer Wodarczyk,
On today, the 44th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 8, 2018

When I first came to this site, I was the only one who left a reflection so I picked a simple memory about Tom. Today with family and friends leaving reflections I thought I would add a private memory. Yes, Tom would play cards at my house but my most cherished memory was every Sat.he would come over and go to confession with my Mom and me. Sunday morning he would come over and go to Mass and Communion with my Mom and me. He was a very special person and will always bring a smile to my heart to have been his friend!

Barbara J. Siegenthaler-Miller

June 29, 2015

It has been 40 years since you and your partner made the ultimate sacrifice as you were perfprmomg yopur duties but the CPD will never forget. Thank you for your service

Detective Thomas Downes

April 19, 2014

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections,

.Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 9, 2012

I will always remember your laughing face. Even though it's been so many years, I remember the news of your accident. Thanks to you and all the officers who have given their lives to serve and protect.

Louise Ahlbach

December 14, 2011

Tommy You were the greatest brother ever. Thank you Barb forposting about him playing Pinochle, we all knew how to play cards that was a fun game so was 66. God bless all the familes of fallen officers every where.

Nancy Cafarelli

November 27, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 8, 2010

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been a long time since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer Wodarczyk.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008


I remember hearing the news. Thank You for your service. And I am sorry I did not get to know you. I was only 12 when you gave your life.

Your cousin,

Nadine Wodarczyk

August 4, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

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

April 8, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 8, 2008

I knew Tom when he was in the Army stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. Tom and his friend Charlie used to come over to our house to play pinochle with my parents four or five nights a week. I don't know many young guys who would play cards with a middle aged couple. I would bake 5 dozen cookies every other day during that time.

Tom was a wonderful person and knowing him was a privilege.

Barbara J. Siegenthaler-Miller

May 22, 2004

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