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

This is such a heartbraking story.
My heartfelt condolences goes out to Det. Newman's Family,Friends and co-workers. May the Grace of the Lord guide and comfort you though these painful days.
May justice be served quickly for the family. God Bless you

DJ Coursen, Suviving Spouse
Cpl. AJ Coursen, EOW 01/08/02, Beaufort County SC , Sheriff's Office

Unreal, sad, senseless, tragic.....God bless your children, family, co-workers, and friends.

"Only the dead have seen the end of the war" PLATO

Detective Steven A. Garavuso
Pataskala Div. of Police, Ohio

As we fight the war on international terrorisim we must not forget the war that is being waged by officers like our brother Tom Nueman, who risk their lives to protect our citizens and communities from those in our country that bring terror and sadness to us from within. My condolences to your family and fellow officers

321 Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron U.S. AIR FORCE

I cannot believe what I just read, unbelievable, shocking, terrible. God bless the young children of Detective Newman, may they always remember their dad as a hero. RIP brother, you will not be forgotten.

A Brother in Blue


To the family and friends of Detective Newman, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my heart and prayers.

Sami Thomson
Surviving niece of Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Department

It is a horrible thing to read of another loss to the community. That tragedy is magnified when it is one of your own, and it happens on your post. Tom is a true hero, having overcome a near encounter with death previously, and storming right back to the job. He was extremely dedicated and will now be watching over us from above. Rest in Peace!

Baltimore City Police

Killed by cowards for being a hero.....we are at war. Until we meet my brother Rest in Peace!!!

Officer William J. Fritts
Columbus Police Department

Det. Newman, you truly are an American hero, my thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Rest in peace Brother, you made a difference.

Officer Don Hurley
Eloy Az. Police Department

Cowards will rot in hell, Heros, like Detective Thomas G. Newman, will sit at the right hand of the Father. As I put my uniform on tomorrow I will say a prayer for his family, especially his kids. Hold his memories close and visit him in your minds and hearts. I shake my head at the senslessness of this crime. For what? A Hero dies at the hands of cowards....May you rest in peace,Detective Newman, and tell Billy he will never be forgotten.
KY Peace Officer
Isaiah 40:31

Thank you Det. Newman for being a hero. May God watch over your family and help them during this time of grief.

Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery Co.

What a shame to be killed by waste of space cowards. Rest in peace Detective Newman.

To the children of Det. Newman..... Your Dad spoke of
you often and he loved you dearly, you were his heart
and sole. Your Dad was a Great Man, he will be
missed. Your Dad is a HERO, don't ever forget that....

Sgt. Dave Munyan
Baltimore City Police

Detective Newman,

Thank you. You feared no evil as you walked through the valley of the shadow of death. Watch over us all as we carry on.

To the Family, Friends, and Coworkers of Detective Newman:

Thank you to all of you also, for it is you who gave him strength, and it is you who will give eachother strength throughout this trying time. Your pain, grief, and sorrow is far-reaching. On behalf of myself and my family, I offer my deepest condolences.

Sgt T.J. Slupski
and family,
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office (SC)

Sgt T.J. Slupski
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office(SC)

A big hand for the security guard who chased the scumbags and exchanged shots with them.It shows that some people do care after all and there is hope for the world.But little does it help the fatherless children.Will they ever understand why their father died?

I am sorry about your loss. This man is truley a hero. May god bless your department and your family. I lived in Baltimore area for two years before coming a Police Officer in the state of Utah. We just lost an Officer a week ago so I understand what you are going through. God be with you and please watch over the rest of us. Your freind and fellow Officer J Whatcott 5M15

Motor Officer Josh Whatcott
South Jordan City Utah

I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

"In the line of duty" I hear them say
My family now the price will pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last
(Author unknown)

May you rest in peace. We too have buried one of your "brothers" just 2 days ago. May your family find comfort in knowing that you died a true hero.

God Bless

SLValley Emergency Communications Center

My deepest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Detective Newman. What a tragedy. May God bless and comfort you.

Jamie Johnson, surviving sister of
Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Department

What a senseless act of violence against another one of our boys in blue. May God bless his family, friends and co-workers. What a true hero.

God Bless

LEO Wife

To Detective Newman family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God 'Bless you.

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio F. Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL, EOW 11/6/86

To our brother in blue may you rest in peace. Your family, friends, and co workers are in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless

Officer D. Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

I was enraged and saddened to hear about Detective Newman's cold blooded murder. To his colleagues and his family, the support and condolences of myself and the other 40,000 New York City cops are with you. God Bless you. Know that he is missed and respected by those who knew him, and those who didn't.
And to the District Attorneys who have this case... Take your time, get it right, and get these animals good.

P.O. Graham Campbell
New York City Polce Department

This story is absolutely heartbreaking.
I cannot believe the dangers faced even off duty.
May God bless Detective Newman and may God protect his family.

No agency; trying to get hired

The family of Det. Newman, the city of Baltimore and the law enforcement community everywhere has suffered a tremendous and senseless loss. We will all stand strong despite this tragedy. When one of us falls, we all stumble for a while...but we will carry on as Det. Newman no doubt wants us to.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Surrey, BC

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

My heart and prayers go out to Detective Newman's family as well as the many men and women he worked with. We are still in the recovery phase of losing two officers; William Bell of the Summerville Police Department in Summerville, SC and Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy Gene Wright (EOW 11-19-02). It is a tragedy that has affected many more people than I would have thought. God has a special place for police officers, and I'm sure that Detective Newman will enjoy getting to know William and Gene in heaven.

To those who knew and loved Thomas Newman, in your grief, in your loss, underneath it all, in those empty places where you really live, Christ is present and ready to fill you with himself and with the presence of God. In your loneliness, in your heartache, in your frustration Christ says "Cast your burdens upon me, for I love you." Christ can give you God's peace that passes all human understanding.

Be there for one another and don't be afraid to cry and hug. It really helps.

Lt James M Bateman
Summerville Police Department (SC)



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