Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Warden Richard Tinker

Maine Department of Corrections, Maine

End of Watch Thursday, May 14, 1863

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Reflections for Warden Richard Tinker

No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

May 14, 2021

Thinking about you today. Thank you for serving in our country's police force. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

November 7, 2016

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

May 14, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 14, 2015

Warden Tinker,
On today, the 151st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Maine. It took another year but your murderer finally got the justice that he deserved.


United States Border Patrol

May 14, 2014

I wake each morning and look with a stare
In the mirror and wonder who is it that's there.
For years I've pondered while I get into uniform and fix my tie.
To whom am I looking while the world passes by?
As I button my shirt with that shiny piece of tin.
I consider, is it worth it, day out, day in.

In the dark morning hours as I pass through those iron gates with a sigh.
I remember who I see in the mirror and why.

It is, a father, a husband, a son, a man working hard
It is me, a public servant, a Prison Guard
I continue on, not for the pay
And certainly not for the accolades I won't get today.

I am the guardian of the gates of Hell
It is who I am, it is what I do
And I do it for my community - for all of you.

By Captain D. George
Maine State Prison

Captain D. George
Maine State Prison

July 4, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and forty-sixth 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 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 14, 2009

Rest in peace Warden Tinker. You are remembered today.


May 14, 2008

Rest in Peace!

Police Corporal Matt Lyons (Historian)
Oceanside Police Department, Cal

January 21, 2008

You have not been forgotten. You will never be forgotten by those that wear the badge. You walked the toughest beat in the state and keep the citizens safe from the most wicked evil society has to offer. For that we thank you.

Until we have a chance to meet at the great roll call....God Speed Brother...

May 14, 2007

Rest in Peace Warden. You are NOT forgotten.

Capt. David George
Maine State Prison

May 27, 2006

We will never forget!

Matt Lyons

May 24, 2006

May you rest in peace Warden, You aren't forgotten

Special Officer #4305
Idaho State University Public Safety

November 11, 2004

Warden Tinker, Thank you for your service to the people of the State of Maine and the United States. You are not forgotten!

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Dept. Ca

November 18, 2003

you are not forgotten rest in peace

Decatur Police Dept(AL)

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