Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Tobin Craig Thomas

Eagle Lake Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 18, 1998

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Reflections for Patrolman Tobin Craig Thomas

I forgot your day this year. I'm sorry. I think about what you did on the regular and I am grateful.

Enjoy your rest, warrior. You earned it.

FTO Andrew Lattimore #540
Longview Police Department

July 4, 2019

Tobin, I think of you often. A couple of my children visited your resting place yesterday for the first time. They placed flowers. Your memory runs strong and deep in my family! Be at Peace Brave One.

Chief W. E. Lattimore (Ret.)
Columbus Police Department

June 18, 2019

I took my husband and son to visit you at your resting place yesterday. Not a day goes by that you are not remembered. Thank you again for the ultimate sacrifice that you made. I am forever grateful for what you did for my daddy. Be at peace, warrior.

Kelly Kanz (Lattimore)
Family friend

June 18, 2019

Tobin, 20 years ago you gave all you had. I honor your sacrifice and your memory is sacred to me. I've had an incredibly difficult time this year, during this season, but I will not dis-honor the gift of life that you gave me. I have retired from the field of service with honor and will continue to live fully and appreciate the time that you gave me.

Be at Peace!

Chief W. E. Lattimore (Ret.)
Columbus Police Department

June 18, 2018

It's been another year and we are still holding the line. You are not forgotten. I'll be training rookies soon and your story will be told. Thank you.

Be at peace.

Officer Andrew Lattimore
Longview Police Department

June 18, 2018

I grew up with Tobin. We drifted apart as our lives became more complex. I became a Juvenile Correction Officer while he went into Law Enforcement. I have nothing but high regard for Tobin, and I am eternally grateful for his service to the U.S. Navy, and his service to the people of Texas as a Law Enforcement Officer. It broke my heart when I found he had passed, but he will forever be a great friend and brother in my heart. Rest in Peace my friend...May God bless your family and other friends.

Frank Jones
Forever Friend

April 12, 2018

RIP Brother. You got the one that got you. You were a good cop and he a piece of crap. Rest easy Warrior.

Captain P. M. Larkin
Galveston County Pct. 1

April 11, 2018

May Officer Thomas wife and child found the peace love and grace of our Lord God. Also, May his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

December 14, 2017

The gift you gave me has not been squandered. I remember...peace!

Chief W. E. Lattimore
Columbus Police Department

June 18, 2017

Another year has passed but what you did for us is not forgotten. We are keeping watch and holding the line. Rest well.

Officer Andrew Lattimore #540
Longview Police Department

June 18, 2017

Tobin, I recently went to your resting place and cleaned your headstone. I will never forget you and what you did for me and my family. Rest easy.

Chief W. E. Lattimore
Columbus PD

April 14, 2017

Rest in Peace Police Patrolman Tobin C. Thomas. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Eagle Lake, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you suffer immense pain and agony as he burns in the lake of fire.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 18, 2016

I've told your story to some of the guys I'm working with now. You are not forgotten and we honor your sacrifice by staying vigilant. Be at peace, warrior.

Officer Andrew Lattimore
Longview Police Department

June 18, 2016

Tobin, I have prayed for you and your family off and on during this season. A little later in the day I'll be driving to the place where you gave yourself so I can more fully recall your valor. I remember you and am grateful each day for the time you purchased for me with your life. Your gift was not wasted. Rest easy warrior!

Chief W. E. Lattimore
Columbus Police Department

June 18, 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
Texas

June 18, 2015

I've been in the business for a year now and my gratitude for what you did for my family and I has only grown stronger. Your courage is an inspiration. Be at peace warrior.

Officer Andrew Lattimore
Rosenberg Police Department

June 18, 2015

Tobin, I went back to Eagle Lake today and said a prayer for you and your family and the other victims. You are missed and loved and I cherish you in my memory. Be at Peace Warrior!

Chief W. E. Lattimore
Columbus Police Department

June 18, 2015

Hey . I don't know what to say . Went by your grave a couple of weeks ago . My heart is so heavy tonight . I haven't cried in a long time . I am now . Just realized its June . The meeting topic tonight was grief . I miss you and mom and dad a lot . I'm not doing very good right now . It feels good to miss you . It makes me realize how much I really loved you . I don't know what prompted me to Google your name tonight ... I'm so glad I did . I love you . I miss you .

Wade Thomas
Brother

June 10, 2015

I use to ride with Thomas as a reserve officer. Thomas love been a police officer.I still remember going by his house and seen those unpack boxes and his little girl running toward him calling him popo. He use to call me..mi hermano. Rest in peace my brother.

Jesus Rodriguez
Houston fire Department

May 25, 2015

What you did for my father and my family these many years ago remains fresh in my memory. I cannot adequately express my gratitude. If not for you, I probably would not be where I am today. Thank you so much. Rest easy, warrior.

Officer Andrew Lattimore
Rosenberg Police Department

June 25, 2014

Time has passed but my memory of you and the time we spent together has not faded. One of my sons recently graduated the same police academy you and I graduated from and your memory lives strong there as well. How you lived made a difference and ultimately made the difference for how I, and my family live.

Chief W. E. Lattimore
Columbus Police Department

June 18, 2014

Wow, 15 years since you sacraficed your life and Family for adults and children you never knew. Thank You!
We look for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13
Thank You Thank You and Thanks AGAIN! :-)

Nancy Jo Holloway
Daughter of murdered victim

June 18, 2013

Tobin...15 years have not diminished my memory of you. My gratitude is as strong now as it ever was. Thank you for the gift of life, I spend it as wisely as possible. Thinking of you and praying for your family. Warrior, be at peace!

Chief W. E. Lattimore
Columbus Police Department

June 18, 2013

God it is so good to FINALLY say thank you for saving my family that horrible night, your family and you are always in my heart. I have dreamed of this moment, most of all dreamed of the chance to meet you up there with Our Father. You are precious and sweet to Jesus and your heroism will never be forgotten. I have a 5 year old son named Julius, you know thay Julius was a centurion in the Bible that helped Paul in Acts 27. I just put a photo up on facebook of my Mother, a picture that I took that summer. Thanks for sacrificing your Family and life so that I could have a future, God doesnt make any mistakes. I'm thankful to God our Guardian Angel. Amen

Nancy Jo Holloway
Daughter of the murdered victim

May 29, 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 14th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both their pain and pride are forever.

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

November 26, 2012

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