Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Orville Monse, Jr.

Atascosa County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, October 12, 1999

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Thomas Orville Monse, Jr.

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 12, 2020


You have been on my mind so much lately with all this hate in this world. If only you were here to give us some comfort in this world of chaos. So many people are lost, lost at what path they need to take to do the right thing. Lost in their own hate that it makes them blind to what they are doing to this world. Hate doesn't solve anything, doing thing out of hate doesn't solve anything. When has it? I am truly scared of what future has on store for us and for my kids. We are coming up on another year here in a couple of months and it still hurts. I know it will never get better but in this life with so much death

Lauri R. Monse

August 16, 2020

My NO PAROLE letter was sent about a week ago on behalf of the three officers who gave their lives while protecting our freedom and security. I hope it makes a difference.

My condolences to each of their families.


February 24, 2020

I proudly mailed out my NO PAROLE letter today, on behalf of HERO Deputy Sheriff Thomas Monse, Jr.
Thank You for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten!

God Bless You All!

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

February 16, 2020

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice brother, you have not been forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers of Trooper Miller during this time of senseless re-opening of a wound that never heals.

I will be send my No Parole letter out tomorrow.

Sgt Donnie Meaders
Wetumka (OK) Police Department

February 4, 2020

20 years, can you believe it?? This year one of the people that was involved in your death is up for parole. It amazes me how that's even an option, do you get out too? Nope I don't think so I don't think you get to come home because someone thinks he learned his lesson. Did he? How would he ? He was responsible for 3 , 3 officers dying that day and 2 more injured. On a positive note it's so awesome how many people I see flooding Facebook signing these petition letters to the parole board demanding he stay in prison. Unfortunately it would only be for an addl 10 years because that's the deal he made. 30 years ... who knew that was the time you needed to serve for multiple lives he took.
My youngest told me she wanted to write to the board also asking them not to let him out because it was wrong and it would make us sad.
Never forgotten Daddy
Missing you

Lauri Monse
Daughter to Deputy Thomas Monse Jr.

January 11, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Monse,
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 Atascosa County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 12, 2019

Dear Daddy,
I am sorry i have not written to you, don't think you are not in my mind at all times. Lately, i have been so much in thought that i have had some trouble putting pen to paper. 19 years has passed, your grandchildren are growing and so is your kids. Justin has 4 kids now with his wife and has a great job and lives a good life. Daylon is going in the right direction and i have high hopes for him. David just got married and had a baby boy this past year. They named him after you his name is Thomas Orville Monse 111, he is a handful and looks just like David and you. I am happy with my 4 daughters, still in Christine. I miss you so much ... been missing you ... i love you

Lauri Renee Monse
Daughter of Deputy Thomas Monse Jr.

November 7, 2018

Rest in Peace brother. you are a true hero.

"Blue Lives Matter"

Steve Van Slyke, retired K9 Handler
El Cajon Police Department

October 12, 2016

16 years dad. We had a birthday party for my baby yesterday and all I could do is think of you and just wishing you were here with us. They are supposed to be naming a street in town after you and I'm so excited. I get so happy when people write things to me remembering you and the wisdom and love you showed everybody you came in contact with. I miss you dad and I will see you again one day but until then I will just talk to you in my thoughts as I do normally. We love you

Lauri Monse
Daughter Thomas Monse Jr

October 12, 2015

It was my sophomore year, about 16 years ago. A friend that lived down the road from where this horrible act of hate took place came to school talking about a shoot out that happened down from her house. I couldn't believe what she was telling me. Later that day I learned who the officers were and when I heard your name I screamed out your name and began to cry. I couldn't believe that you were taken from us in such a horrible way. You were the closest thing to a brother to me. I miss your hugs, always asking me how school was going, and telling me to be good and to stay out of trouble. He would say now I know that's hard cause your a Trevino, but they also have good heads on their shoulders. I thought it would get easier as the years go by, but it seems as though it gets harder. I go to visit you and I can't help but sit there and cry. It is so hard to remember the happy times when such a horrible thing happened to you and how you were taken from us. I've been thinking of going into law enforcement...and if I do I know I have a wonderful angel watching down on me. I love and miss you brother....till I see you again on the other side.

Michele Trevino Grollimund
Freind/little sister

September 7, 2015

15 years have passed. The Sherriffs Office is having a memorial tomorrow for ya'll, it is going to be a sad day tomorrow. We celebrated my daughters birthday yesterday marking her 3rd year always found it amusing that she was born the day before such a horrible day for me. I always wondered if daddy tried doing it on purpose so i wouldn't be so sad on that day. Not one day goes by that your name doesn't pop into my mind thinking of what my daddy might think ... or what would he of done in this instance. With so many years going by i think there are so many people that dont remember what happened and then i get to come on here and see all these people talking about him or we do a memorial service and people that i haven't seen in years pop up ... that reminds me that NONE OF YA'LL ARE EVERY FORGOTTEN ... I MISS YOU DAD

Lauri Renee Monse
daughter of Deputy Thomas O Monse Jr.

October 12, 2014

I am honored to have sent a "No parole" letter, so that the cowardly inmate remains locked up and denied the pleasure of living in a world that you made safe for all of us.

Det. (Ret) Billy Russo
Nassau County Police Dept., NY

May 24, 2014

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers continue to be with your family, friends and co-workers.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

May 20, 2014

My Dearest Daddy

We had a memorial service for yall this past week am bf I wish I would've put it on here to share but I gave it to mom to put in our scrapbook. Every year my kids get bigger I think how much they would of loved you. I can't describe how much pain I feel. We got word on my birthday that one of the men who stole you from me is up for parole. We have written protest letters but it would be truly sad if he got out. My question is when do you gerry to come back to us since he is able. How is this fair for him to be able to put his life back together and ours isn't fixable. I just don't understand how this is justice. As always my hero of a dad I love you. I miss you so much. I really hope that God doesn't let him come back to this totem to where they're a chance of us running into him somewhere bring from such a small town. Watch over me dad. We miss you. I love you.

Lauri R Monse
Daughter of Deputy Thomas Monse Jr

May 20, 2014

Rest in peace brother, you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Monse during this time of pain facing your ordeal all over again. My "NO APPEAL FOR COP KILLERS" letter is being sent today.

Senior Patrolman Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

May 19, 2014

RIP my brother of the badge, God Bless your Family, Friends and Department. My "No Parole" Letter was mailed today.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe P.D.

May 19, 2014

RIP my brother of the badge, God Bless your Family, Friends and Department. My "No Parole" letter went out this date.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe P.D.

May 19, 2014

Heroes live forever, Deputy Monse, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Atascosa County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

October 12, 2013

I met your Mom this week and we have become best of friends. She is a wonderful lady and had nothing but great things to say about her hero, her son, Tom. We celebrated your life at PR and also mourned your death. We know you are with Our Lord and are waiting to be reunited with your family. God Bless you and your sweet family, especially your Mom, Janie Fischer.

Anne Beitel
Mother of LODD Milburn Beitel,III

October 30, 2012

Lauri, nothing has touched me more than the refelections you leave your father, I get on here every year and find that you have left another, I sit and cry, thinking about my own daughters and how they would feel if I were to not come home from work. It seriously makes me want to give up my profession, take them in my arms and never let go. I have been an officer for 23 years, I was at your fathers funeral, and quite possibly stood near you at one point during the service. I have no doubt in my mind your dad is watching over you and is so proud of what you guys have become. Law Enforcement Officers share a bond with one another, we like to consider ourselves brothers and sisters, when one of our brothers or sisters pass, their children become an inseperable part of that extended have countless Aunt's and Uncles out there, ready to help you whenever you need it and whatever it is. Your fathers sacrafice will never be forgotten, your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Don't ever forget that your daddies love for you is eternal.... 10/12/12

Deputy Robert Carvin
Lee County Sheriff's Office

October 12, 2012

it seems like only yesterday i still hear your voice and miss you so much i will always love you

mary alice monse

October 12, 2012

13 years daddy ... I wish u were here to see how we have grown, U have 4 granddaughters amber one of which was born on Oct 11, 2011. Justin is in the army and has his bbygirl and another due in Nov. Daylon getting married today. David is doing well in school and is going to grow up and be just like u. We miss u and have not forgotten anything. I love u daddy.

Lauri R. Monse
Daughter of Deputy Thomas Monse Jr

October 12, 2012

Rest in peace, Deputy Monse. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Atascosa County and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

October 12, 2012

Tom I'll never forget you brother I am know a deputy for atascosa county I just hope I can be as good as you I love you brother until we meet again. Please watch over us.

Kelly Lee Trevino Sheriff Deputy
Atascosa county Sheriff Department

June 22, 2012

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