Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Thomas F. Henry, Sr.

Bel-Ridge Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, August 29, 2000

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Reflections for Detective Thomas F. Henry, Sr.

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 29, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Henry.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 16, 2019

Rest in peace brother you have served well. 10-42 in peace.

Retired Detective
St. Ann Police Department

August 30, 2014

I think of you every minute of everyday. So much you have missed and so much of you we have missed. It has been 13 long years since you were taken from us. Picking up the phone and not dialing your number was the hardest habit I had to break.
Every once in awhile I catch a glimpse of you in my baby boy, I always say that's the "Thomas" coming out in him. And then I smile. I am grateful for the time we did have and the grand babies you did get to meet. I am sorry the ones born after you were gone, they will never know what an amazing father/Paw Paw you were.
I know you watch over us all and glad that its you. I know you have probably saved a few of us here and there.There have been many times I know I have felt your presence. I even asked the other night for your help. Thank You!
We love you and miss you terribly.

For anyone who may have taken the time to read this. The most important thing I would like for you to know is, that Thomas F. Henry, Sr.; is the best dad a girl could ask for. He did his job well and worked many hours, but he ALWAYS made time for his wife and children and grandchildren. He may be gone but he will always be in our hearts.

Love you dad!

His Baby Girl!

September 5, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 5, 2012

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 murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I hold your family in thought and prayer today, and pray for their solace.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


August 29, 2009

Detective Henry,

From a current Olivette P.D. officer to a former OPD officer, I salute you. Some of those 26 years were spent in the same station that I work in now; you have not been forgotten.

OPD Patrolman

Olivette P.D. Patrolman
Olivette, MO, P.D.

June 14, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 4, 2007

Seven years have passed and you have not been forgotten by those that love you dearly or those that are close friends. They will always keep your memory alive. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You have not been forgotten.

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

August 28, 2007

Dad, I was sitting around this morning unable to sleep and something led me to this page. I miss you, and wish you were still here so that we could do all the things we never got to. I think about you often, and wish that you could see my family today. Jordan and Taylor are so grown up, and Jaden, well you never got to meet Jaden as he was born after you left us, but you'd love him.

I'm rambling on, but I want anyone that might read this to know that this man was a great person, and that he died loving what he did for a living.

Tom Henry Jr

March 24, 2007

Detective Henry,
On behalf of class 159 we would like to thank you for choosing a career as honorable as law enforcement. When our class graduated on December 6th 2006 we had a ceremony at the graduation to honor you as our class # 159 was dedicated in rememberance of you. This was a small way to thank you for you and your families sacrifice. It has been six months since our class graduated, and everyday I can still see the case on the wall displaying your picture and story. Sir you will never be forgoten, many others including the 30 graduating recruits from #159 will always remember your sacrafice to our community. Rest in peace ~class # 159 (unity, pride, strength!)

Class 159
St.louis County and Municipal Police academy

July 21, 2006

From one indian to another you are there buddy and I know it. I salute you everytime I hear them pipes.
We had some good times I miss you and will always remember. I check on your wife as I told you I would. she is doing well, but you know that now don't you. Keep on grinning and don't hassle em too much up there!

PO Garagnani

August 17, 2005

Tom, well what can I say but you were a great man. I knew you since I was about six years old, when I started playing ball for you. You taught me almost everything I know about soccer and baseball. I guess that is why I am a cop now, cause I couldn't make it playing ball. Well just wanted to say that tid bit of info, and thanks for being a brother in blue.

Officer Kevin Cissell
Bel-Ridge PD

July 13, 2005


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrafice. You died a hero. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 10, 2004

God bless you and your family.


April 6, 2004

Thank you for your many valuable years of service for the betterment of society. As reflected in your years of service, you were dedicated to the pursuit of justice. Rest now Blue Warrior.

Anonymous Law Enforcement Officer

December 26, 2003

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