Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Thomas Francis "Mongo" McMahon

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, October 14, 1998

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Reflections for Police Officer Thomas Francis "Mongo" McMahon

I worked with Tom in 1974. We were assigned to the 411th MP Company at Fort Hood, Texas. He was a good friend and loved being an MP.

Detective Bill Vaughan, Retired LAPD
Los Angeles Police Department/411th MP Co., 720 MP Battalion, Ft Hood

February 9, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 14, 2019

Rest in peace Officer McMahon.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 18, 2019

Officer McMahon,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Richmond. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 14, 2018

Very hard to comprehend what happened to thomas, he is my Ex-Husband, we met when he was in rookie academy at the time, then later we got married.
When I first heard of what happened I was thinking can't be happening.
Yes I remember and won't forget.
How we used to decorate our house he wanted to add many lights for christmas and I helped him with all of it.
He loved police work used to tell me stories about it from each shift work but I used to worry a lot when he went out the door on each shift.

Thankyou for all the wonderful comments from everyone.
Thomas was a part of my life for a time as well as all of you to.
I had no idea this page was up and could leave condolences for him, I wish I had of known about it sooner.
God bless.

Regina Mcmahon Pulliam

Regina Mcmahon Pulliam

March 16, 2017

Doesn't seem like 18 years, RIP old friend

Jim Perdue, Friend

October 14, 2016

I was in the class as an experienced officer and a go between with the officers and the staff. This was one of my highlights of my 30 year career. Working with Mongo and his classmates. I really had a great friendship with him, as well as the other classmates. Such as sad day when he was killed. Loved Mongo. Sometimes we men find it difficult to admit that we love other men. but this man was very special. RIP in Hollywood Cemetery my friend.

W Ray Williams Homicide Det. retired
Richmond Police Depatment

October 15, 2015

Did not know you, but I have tremendous respect for you. Rest in Peace, Officer McMahon.

Gina Lewis
October 14, 2015

Retired Deputy Sheriff
Henrico County Sheriff's Office

October 14, 2015

Another Officer down and gone to guard the pearly gates. May his death not be in vain, as he was Protecting and Serving the citizens of Richmond. A moment of silence for our departed Brother!

Captain Phil Childrey (Ret)
Henrico County Sheriff's Office

October 14, 2015

I miss you my crazy platoon bud. You knew more about cars than anybody I ever knew. I didn't know you pronounced the word transmission, "tranmission". I never thought when I started calling you Mongo, that that would become your name and everybody picked right up on it. Some of the best MAYDAY'S and fights we got into were with you. We tore up Churchill and I have those great memories of one of the best police officers and friends ever. The golden streets of heaven are safe now with you patrolling them. I doubt blackjacks are needed there. Love you and miss you my special friend!

Donna Amstrong
Richmond Police Department

October 14, 2015

Mongo-It is so hard to believe it has been 16 years since you left us. You were a great caring person and a dedicated Police Officer who was well known and respected by not only your Coworkers, but also by the community that you proudly served. Rest in peace my Friend. Although you are physically gone, you will forever live on in the hearts and memories of all that were fortunate enough to have known and worked with you. Gone, but never to be forgotten.

Retired Officer Cheryl Ann Nici
Richmond Police Department

October 14, 2015

Mongo, just thinking about the good times we had and never got to have. I'll Swing by and say hello this Wednesday. Rest easy. Dick Carmack.

Dick Carmack

October 11, 2015

Mongo, it might have been 15 years ago, but we all still remmember you...and still tell our "Mongo stories". We miss you!

Miles Turner
Caroline County Sheriff's Office

October 14, 2013

I did not have the pleasure of working with you because I came aboard the department a lot later on but as a dispatcher its never easy to hear that an officer has been injured or killed. I know you are resting easy watching over your many brothers and sisters. I have heard numerous stories about you and you are still talked about!

RIP Mongo!

E. Kirby
Dispatcher, Richmond Police

October 14, 2013

I cannot believe it's been 15 years since you were taken from us. I'm glad my kids got to spend some time with you just a couple of weeks before you were killed and got to hear some stories from one of the best officers I have ever known. You are missed and you are loved, my friend. Thanks for keeping a watch over us and a watch over my house. It was an honor and a pleasure to serve with you while you even after you told me not to apply and to go be a firefighter. Rest in peace, my friend. We have the watch.

Detective Mac Adams
Richmond Police Department

October 14, 2013

We miss you buddy.

MPO Gene Baskette
Richmond Police

October 14, 2012


Many a Richmond bar hopper remembers your gigantic presence standing on a corner watching the crowds as the milled through Shockoe Bottom. You are fondly remembered by many.


May 16, 2012

Mongo, When you died I part of me died too. I can't believe it's been 12 years since you left us. I often recall all the talks we had and how it seemed you and I seemed to always be where the "action" was only this time you lost your life and I am 100% disabled now. I miss you a lot friend and I will see you again one day. I'm sure of one thing, with all the good you did down here and the lives you've saved you are surely blessed. As Our Lord promised us "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God." You could not receive a more deserving gift my friend. God Bless you.

Patrolman Dale B. Curtis (Retired)
Richmond Police Department

October 28, 2010

On the 12th anniversary of your passing you are remembered. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Police Officer

October 14, 2010

My prayers and deep felt sorrow go out to the family of Thomas "Mongo" McMahon.

Bill Lightfoot (Retired Sergeant)
Richmond Police (Ret.)

October 14, 2010

Mongo, I think often of how you protected me when I worked 7-11 5000 Govt Rd. I moved to New Mexico in 1996 and when I heard that this had happened I mourned the loss of a very very dear friend. I still often think with fond memories of all the laughs we had together many at my expense. I pray that you are with Jesus and that one day I will see you again.


August 9, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 14, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 14, 2009

Eleven years today. It seems like yesterday when I got the news. The city has changed a great deal, but "your" part of The Hill is pretty much the same.

You made a big impression on a 21 year old rookie all those years ago. I had some big shoes to fill working your beat on another platoon, but I remember well the talks we would have on the overlap. The unauthorized tweaking you did to the car gave us the fastest one in the city, although when they retired it I don't think it had any of the original sheet metal...

I'm assigned at the academy now, and think of you often as I pass your portrait in the hall. You never let up, right up to the last moment of that pursuit, and I try to instill your work ethic into the recruits. Rest well, and know that your legacy lives on...

Officer Shawn Godfrey
Richmond Police Department

October 14, 2009

Officer McMahon your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace now.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 9, 2008

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