Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Border Patrol Agent Thomas J. Williams

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, October 20, 1998

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Thomas J. Williams

I was a Shipmate oh Toms..aboard the USA HENRY Clay...He was a class act man....Really sorry to hear about his passing...Rest on my brother

SM Calvin Dean
US Navy shipmate

May 9, 2020

Hey Brother,

Happy Birthday. It's not the same as calling you, but I guess this is what we have to do. When I think of you or have a dream, you still have a full head of hair and it's not gray like mine. I miss that we won't get to grow old together.

I read through this list of reflections - you touched a lot of people. We are proud of you as you would have been proud of yourself in your own humble way.

Miss you and tell Mom "Hi". We missing her.

Love ya
Al

Alan Williams - US Navy Chief
Brother

July 22, 2019

I remember the day after it happened, we went to your guys condo and all us kids were outside playing. At 8 years old I was oblivious to what was happening. We all went inside and that's when I realized what happened, the news was doing a segment on you, everyone was crying, I remember my cousin vividly, pregnant and devastated. I remember your funeral, the sea of green coming out to show their support and respect for a fallen brother. I remember thinking " I wanna be a cop too". 20 years later I had some of the biggest honors bestowed upon me, the first, Emma presented me with you, my silent partner at the academy. The second was Emma pinning my badge on me for my graduation. I remember thinking for a moment how awesome it would have been for you to be there , but you were, every test I took you were there, every run when I felt I couldn't run anymore you were there, every scenario you were there, during the holidays when moral was low and I was ready to pack my bags and go home, you were there, everyday for those chaotic, but fun, 6 months you were there. I'm still in the beginning stages of my career but I know whenever I need you...you'll be there, watching my six. Rest easy Silent Partner, we got the watch from here.

BPA F. Magana

March 12, 2019

Thank you for your service my brother. I hope you know how much your family means to the brothers and sisters that you left behind. The daughter that you never got to meet brought many of us to tears today with her observations over the past 2 decades. You will never be forgotten.

Watch Commander Kevin L. Nix
United States Border Patrol

October 23, 2018

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

BPA Mike Casey
EPT/EPS

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

October 20, 2018

Today another officer has fallen and I reflect on my friends that have given their all!!!! Sleep safe America because the USBP is out there defending our nations borders from those that would do you harm!!!! You'll never be forgotten!!!! I wear your names proudly on my back to let all know of your ultimate service!!!!

Alex Harper
Special Operations Supervisor- Retired
USBP- Retired
1/3/89-11/20/10

March 4, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Emma Williams
Wife

July 22, 2013

You are gone but not forgotten
And, as dawns another year
In lonely hours of thinking
Thoughts of you are always near.
Many think the wound is healed
But little do they know
of the sorrow
That lies in the heart concealed.

Emma Williams
Wife

July 20, 2013

Happy Father's Day Daddy.

Emily
Daughter

June 16, 2013

On the 15th year of his passing, I can only say Agent Thomas Williams was taken away too soon and is greatly missed by friends and family. I am glad to have known and worked with him at Brown Field Station and wish he had more time with his wife and child. This year, we will remember all the fallen Border Patrol Agents at the 25th Annual Candlelight Vigil in Washington DC but we will especially remember Tommy and pray for his wife and daughter.

Moreno Family
U.S. Border Patrol, Washington DC

May 13, 2013

In 1998, I served with Tommy and Brad Curtis on DISRUPT out in East County, and while I only knew hom for six months, we became friends. I remember his wife was pregnant with their daughter when the accident happened. I have something from him that would mean something to his daughter, now that she is older, if any agent can help me get in touch. I am stationed at the Marysville Border Patrol Station, my name is Goff and the station number is 810-364-9278. God Bless You Tommy. You are gone but never forgotten brother.

Border Patrol INTEL
East County DISRUPT Team Members

April 23, 2013

Tom,
High School was so so long ago, I thought of you today, as I send off my son's application to attend a school to receive Law Enforecement training. I know that your career with the Border Patrol is one reason that Tanner is looking to this life,
You were always a great guy and are greatly missed, Rest in peace Tom.
from back home in IL,

Tina Redington,
Back home in IL

February 12, 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 20, 2009

A decade has passed and you have not been forgotten. Those that love you will always carry you in their hearts and think of you every day. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and protect them, also watch over those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. You have not been forgotten.

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

October 20, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 19, 2008

Agent Williams,
On today, the 9th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and the Patrol. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
A fellow BPA

Anonymous

October 20, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

vandenberghe
nh

October 17, 2007

Hey Tommy,

Coming up on nine years and I've been thinking about you and Jesse quite a bit lately. You're never really that far from my thoughts and there are still several of us around here who talk about you two fairly regularly.

Miss the good times we shared and I know we'll share more again someday.

Visited you and Jesse several times while I was in DC recently, it helps to feel a bit closer to you there.

Miss you Tommy.

SBPA Ross
USBP / Brown Field Station

August 29, 2007

Well I will remember the same smile from you that I remember with Jesus. His above Otay res and yours over by the gate into Johnson canyon talking about the Pack. You will not be forgotten and your family will also be prayed for untill I am walking the streets of Gold with you bro.

SPA Kuckkahn
USBP Brown Field, Station

April 6, 2007

Tommy, Kyle and I were just talking about you and Jesse the other day in muster, while discussing another In The Line departed Agent. We miss you. I went by the scene in ART last year and left a BRF mug there. You are not forgotten.

E121
SPA SDC/ECJ, SDC/BRF

November 11, 2006

I think of you and Jessie a lot, remembering the times we had. I laugh when I think of the waitering in Lake Havasu.

PAIC Carl Eklund
USBP

May 30, 2006

I hope that your family and friends have found comfort in time, Thank you for your service, Rest in peace

"Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God"

Phil

December 16, 2005

tom I cant believe its been 7yrs since you have been gone. I miss you and all the good times we had. you were a good friend and some one I could count on. I miss you buddy.

jeff k
mn

November 1, 2005

On the 7th anniversary of your passing. We appreciate what you gave so others would have a chance to live in a safer world. You ARE a true hero.Thank you.

Ohio
2005

October 20, 2005

Rest in peace.

V-28
USBP

October 20, 2004

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.