Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Inspector Thomas Murray

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, October 30, 2001

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Reflections for Inspector Thomas Murray

Rest in peace Inspector Murray. May you be resting with the angels in Heaven!

Linda Merrick
Florida
Citizen

October 30, 2012

Thank you for your service and doing your part to protect this country and all who live here.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 11, 2012

RIP Inspector, thank you for your service.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 19, 2012

Tom's strength and deep love for his family is sadly missed. Ten years have passed and his absence in this world is no less tragic.

Tom is now joined in heaven with his son, and Mother and Father. I am certain each were warmly welcomed by Tom's embrace.


David Murray
brother

October 30, 2011

Thinking of you and your families and friends on this
8th anniversary. Thanks for protecting us at such a
high price. You chose a difficult profession and one
that has my respect. May the Lord Jesus continue to
offer His peace and comfort to all who trust in Him.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

October 30, 2009

Inspector Murray,
On today, the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just with the USCS, but also when you served in the USAF as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

October 30, 2009

RIP

CBPO Harrell
CBP

March 6, 2009

"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 31, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your police and military service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 29, 2007

You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten. My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 5th anniversary of your end of watch. Continue to watch over your loved ones and those still out in the field.

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

October 30, 2006

To the family and friends of Inspector Thomas Murray, and his fellow officers with the U.S. Customs:

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Inspector Murray was tragically killed four years ago. His dedication and valor will never be forgotten.

Our family grieves with you and for you.
We share your agony as we lost our beloved Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg Police Dept. when he was fatally shot on April 23, 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers.

May you continue to be comforted by the caring and support of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This refection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Inspector Murray gave to his community as a law enforcement officer, and to his country through his military service, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 30, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Dept, eow 4/24/05

October 30, 2005

Three years have passed since we have lost our wonderful friend Tom. He was a prince among men. His spirit will live on in our hearts and minds forever. Surely God needed another guardian angel. We miss him dearly.
Evelyn, Jenny, Mike, Allen and Mark

Evelyn Fuselier - VECS
U. S. Customs

November 30, 2004

Wow! What a tragedy! To lose 3 people this way is so very unfortunate.
My heart breaks for all the families, friends and co-workers of these 3
officers. May God be with you thru this long, grieving process. Will your
lives ever be the same?

Lynn Kole
Washington State

God Bless, I know you will represent us all as you serve with God...

Inspector cones
USCS

Inspector Murray made the ultimate sacrifice while doing something few people stop to think about. His courage was unheralded yet his cause so right. May his spirit protect and guide those that will follow in his footsteps for years to come.

Lawrence Sehn, Inspector
Canada Customs, Dorval International Airport, Montreal

INSPECTOR MURRY,

ALTHOUGH WE WORKED THOUSAND OF MILES AWAY, WE WEAR THE SAME UNIFORM AND I FEEL WE HAVE THAT SPECIAL BOND. IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS TO HEAR ABOUT THIS TRAGIC ACCIDENT. YOU HAVE SPENT 31 YEARS PROTECTING OUR NATION NOW GO AND PROTECT THE GATES OF HEAVEN. "GOD SPEED" MY FIREND.

SUPERVISORY CANINE OFFICER
US CUSTOMS SERVICE, NEWARK NJ

Blessed are the peacemakers,For they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9

Anonymous

To the family and friends of Inspector Murray, our hearts and prayers go out to you.

Terry Miyares
widow
Officer Emilio Miyares
Hialeah Police Dept, Florida
1959-1986

terry miyares
Hialeah Police Dept.

God bless you and your family...Thank you for the 31 years of service to our country.

Explorer Justin Betts
Alameda County Sheriff's Office, CA

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