Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Park Ranger Thomas Patrick O'Hara

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, December 19, 2002

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Reflections for Park Ranger Thomas Patrick O'Hara

Surrounded by the beauty of Alaska thinking of you my friend.

LMTP-803 we will not forget

May 13, 2021

In memory, with respect. Alaskan Rangers Range.

Ranger Pilot Steve

January 27, 2020

Air, Land, Marine
Rangers Range

Ranger Pilot Steve

January 25, 2016

Tom, I found myself thinking of you once again tonight. You are thought of often, as well as your family. Be cool Man Rick.

Chief Ranger

November 1, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninth 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 19, 2011

I had the privilege of working with Tom during two summer seasons at Katmai NP&P. Tom was one of the finest pilots I have ever flown with. He was kind, funny and witty. RIP Tom, you are greatly missed and loved by many.

Alan Frazier, Park Ranger-Pilot (LE)
National Park Service

January 16, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this sixth anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

December 19, 2008

You are gone but not forgotten and are always in our thoughts and prayers.
We will never forget you and your sacrifice. Fair skys and a strong tailwind brother..

Sergeant David Jones
Alaska State Troopers

May 9, 2008



April 4, 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
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 27, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

December 10, 2007

Rest in Peace Brother...May God Grant your Family, Fellow Rangers, and Friends, the Serenity to accept the things they cannot change, the Courage to change the things they can, and the Wisdom to know the difference...May we never forget your sacrifice...and May your family have Peace...

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp Police Dept. Lewisburg, Pa.

December 20, 2004

Rest easy, Brother, you are not forgotten. Fly high and free.

Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, In.l

March 27, 2004

On behalf of the men and women of the Virginia State Police, our condolences.
Rest in peace.

December 19, 2003

Tim and Tom's Parents,
We just wanted to let you know that we think about you and hope that all is well. It was great meeting you in Washington in a sad situation. We are sorry for the loss of Tom and hope that time will heal. Maybe we will see you next year in Washington. When we went through Jessica's trial and you were on our mines. Take care

Donna and Peggy
Aunt's to Jessica Nagle Wilson

August 29, 2003

I only knew Tom briefly, but enjoyed his spirit, his love for the park service, his love of flying, and his friendship. I send out my sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to the rangers that survive him, protecting the great land that is Alaska. He will be missed.

Lena B.-K., U.S. Park Ranger (LE)
National Park Service




I am alway saddened to hear of a Law Officers passing, my prayers go out to the Family of Park Ranger Tom O'Hara during this delicate time.

God Bless your soul dear Brother...

Officer Glenn McGloughlin
King County Jail

Rest in peace

S. Yates

Rest in peace brother

Pennsylvania State Police

My thougths and prayers are with Ranger O'Hara's wife, children, family, friends and co-workers. You will never be alone in your paina and grief. We all are part of a family in law enforcement. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

To the family, friends and co-workers of Ranger O'Hara... may God bless and comfort you during this difficult time. We are all praying for you.

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

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co workers of Ranger O'Hara.
Our Park family will feel his absence.
Thank you Ranger for your many years of service and selflessness to this agency.

US Park Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

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

To the wife, children, family, coworkers and friends of Ranger O'Hara may God be with you all in this terrible time of loss and may you find strength in each other to get through. To the kids of Ranger O'Hara remember that your dad is a true HERO and always will be. Rest in peace Ranger O'Hara.

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

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