Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Thomas G. Newman

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, November 23, 2002

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Reflections for Detective Thomas G. Newman

For the past 28 years, I've been to far too many funerals, heard too many Officer-Down stories and have had occasion to read hundreds of these tragedies. But this has got to be one of the worst. What kind of place has Baltimore become? What is happening to America? I just don't know anymore. To those of us who have made it to retirement, "Congrats". To those of us who are still out there shagging calls or carrying a caseload and dealing with society's trash " Be very careful". And lastly, to those of us who have died doing what others won't do, " God love you and bless you and your families!"

Sgt. Jeff Stratton (Ret).
Tucson , Az. PD

God says that we must forgive those who sin against us. I am finding it to be very difficult to forgive the cowards that killed this fine officer. When is all this needless killing going to stop? I am frustrated because there seems to be no end to fellow officers giving the ultimate sacrafice in defense of this country. Officer Newman died a hero and will never be forgotton by those of us who do care. Rest in peace, Sir.

Captain Robert Cannon, Retired
Vermilion County(IL) Sheriff's Dept.

My prayers and thoughts are with the family, friends, and co-workers of this brave man. You must all pull together and let his young children know what a true hero he is. Know that he is keeping watch from above now.

Lori Brown
Aunt of Deputy Renee Azure EOW 8/06/02

It angers me to read this story. These cowards who attacked a police officer when his back was turned to them makes me sick to my stomach. I often ask myself what kind of world is this that we live in.
Not only do we face serious dangers while at work, now I fully understand the dangers we face while off duty.
My God bless his family and friends.
God speed, brother.

Deputy
Dane County Sheriff's Office, WI

god bless this poor officer MAY HE REST IN PEACE FOREVER

LT. JIM GREEN
COUNTRYSIDE MALL SECURITY,CLEARWATER,FLA.

I'M VERY SORRY TO HERE ABOUT ANOTHER FOLLOW OFFICER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. I DIDN'T NO HIM, BUT I KNOW THE DANGERS HE FACED EVERYDAY. IT'S ANOTHER SAD DAY FOR ALL OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY OF DET. NEWMAN. I KNOW IT WILL BE HARD, BUT U DO HAVE THE SUPPORT OF ALL BROTHERS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.

OFC. BROWN, SD USPP/D5

pvt BROWN,SD
US PARK POLICE/ WDC ANACOSTIA STATION

Deepest sympathy to the family of Det. Newman. May God grant you the Supreme peace that only He can give.
To his precious children, always know that your Dad was a hero. He was doing a job he loved and had a special calling for. Only a special kind of person can do the job your dad was called to do. Be so proud of him and know that he is watching over you forever.

Anonymous

To the children, family, friends and co-workers of Detective Newman may God be with you all in this terribe time of loss. May Detective Newmans children also know what a true HERO their dad was. Rest in peace Detective and continue to watch us all from above.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Azure, EOW 08/06/2002

To the Family, Relatives, Friends, and Work Colleauges of Detective Thomas G, Newman,

Our prayers and thoughts are for each of you in this time. Often we are angry at these instances and especially senseless attacks of anger on citizens and then us, public servants. We cannot undo the past, but we can work in the "now" and trust the Lord with the future.

May the Lord Jesus hold you in His mighty arms, but most of all, may you be willing to let Him.

You are in our thoughts and prayers,

Jack H. Lanier, Jr.
Chaplain/ofcr.
Longview Police Department (TX)

Chaplain/ofcr.
Longview Police Department(TX)

I have so much rage in me. But I must focus on my deepest sympathy for the family, friends and fellow officers of Det. Newman. My heart broke when I read the story of how Det. Newman fell at the hand of cowards.
God will take care of you now brother. Rest in Peace. Your time protecting Baltimore has ended but your reward has just begun.

Police Officer
NYPD

My thoughts and prayers are with Det. Newman's family and friends. May he watch down on those that continue to patrol the streets that he was apart of.

God Bless you Det. Newman & May you rest in peace in heaven.


Tonya Stephenson
civilian

What a TRUE AMERICAN HERO. May God comfort your family and friends as they deal with your death. You must have loved your job, this was evident as you had been shot before and kept doing what was right. My thoughts and especially my prayers are with your family and co-workers. May you always be remembered as the HERO that you are.........John 15:13

Shelly Ragsdale, surviving spouse
Officer Alan Ragsdale, Hohenwald Police Dept., EOW 11-27-00

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