Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Thomas J. Barlow

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, December 31, 1937

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Reflections for Police Officer Thomas J. Barlow

When my Grandmother was alive I had started a family tradition of attending mass on December 31. It was a way of honoring my Grandfather and keeping his memory alive. I think it also served to bring the family together.

George Neumeister, Retired
Baltimore County Police Department, Grandson

May 3, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and 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

January 3, 2012

My grandmother was pregnant with my father when my grandfather was killed. I always missed his presence in my life and felt robbed of someone wonderful in my life ,but always felt worse for my dad because he never knew his father. i wonder what things may have been different for my father if he had him in his life. I remember my grandmother told me she had just given her husband the news of her pregnancy. My father was always very proud of his Irish heritage. You were dearly missed Grandfather.

Colleen Barlow Kruse

February 8, 2011

I am his great-grandaughter. I never got to meet him but I knew his youngest son, my grandfather. But, he died when I was little. Thank you for all the kind thoughts.


February 8, 2011

I am researching my father & grandfather through the police department records. My father was the other officer with Mr. Barlow that New Year's Eve. He was also struck, but not killed. I was not even born when this happened, but have newspaper clippings from the tragedy. It is a sad day to lose one so special. My dad passed in 1965 and my grandfather in 1933. Grandfather was a captain. My prayers are always with the officers who put their lives on the line for us everyday.

Claudia Leverton
Daughter of James M Leverton Jr.

July 31, 2009



December 28, 2007

On the 70th anniversary of your E.O.W. I read Retired Officer Neumeister's reflection. What else could I say except: Bravo Zulu! (Navy talk for "Well Done")

John M. Mumper
EWC, USNR (Ret.)

December 31, 2006

I grew up on the stories of his service. He was my inspiration.Little did he know when he came from Ireland to this country at age 18 he would start a tradition of law enforcement service.

Off. George E. Neumeister Jr.
Retired Balto, Co. P.D./ Grandson

July 22, 2006

We ask Thy blessings and eternal rest to all our brothers and sisters
Who have sacrificed their very lives in the performance of
their duties. Give their loved ones the peace and
Strength to bear the anguish of their loss. Remove all
resentment from their hearts, knowing that eternal
peace and rest will abide their departed loved ones
forever. This we beg, Thy name forever and ever,

Ret. Officer William Hackley
Baltimore Police

December 7, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

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