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Deputy Sheriff Thomas Melvin Ball

Greene County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, June 28, 1942

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Thomas Melvin Ball

Deputy Sheriff Ball,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army as a member of the 30th “Old Hickory” Division in Europe fighting the Germans during World War I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 28, 2022

Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 28, 2020

As long as I live you shall never be forgotten.
May God bless your family you have here on earth. No law enforcement officer shall ever be forgotten. Blessed are the peace maker's for they are the children of God!
God bless greeneville and greene County law enforcement and law enforcement officers and their families everywhere.

Officer K. Collins
Knox county SRO

June 28, 2020

I like Marilyn never knew my grandfather. My mom her aunt often talked of her mom and dad and my daughter has researched and found a lot of reletavies. I know my aunt Gwen had a hard life but the one thing I saw most was the love of the family for each one. The bible tells us to honor our mothers and fathers this means also grand mothers and grand fathers, and I pray that my life will not only honor my parents but also theirs. God bless our family and thank you grand paw for your service not only to the sheriffs office but also to the USA.

Phil Goins

March 22, 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

July 4, 2015

Thomas Melvin Ball was my grandfather.I never met him as he was slain in the line of duty eight years before I was born.Mom talked of her father often and would cry.The death of her father resulted in poverty and her being sent to live with her aunt and uncle, Her life changed forever.Though she has been gone 21 yrs. I hope to keep his memory alive, for her. My brother Jesse, who is passed away, my sister Linda Whited who lives in Kingsport and myself and my children.

Marilyn Hensley Kinser

November 6, 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 70th 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

December 5, 2012

Rest in Peace Sir.

June 29, 2006

Thank you brother for your sacrifice. May the lord be with you.

Sgt. Tracy A. Easterday
Lawrence Police Department - Indiana

March 17, 2005

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