Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Matthew Alan Thompson

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, February 12, 2004

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Reflections for Corporal Matthew Alan Thompson

Brother, may God bless you and your family.

Special Agent
FBI New York

February 19, 2004

our thoughts and prayers are with the family and all of the law enforcement family. this has been a bad year for alabama. please all of you stay safe,
"NEVER LET THEM WALK ALONE" auxiliary motto

mary mc intyre, president & nat. trustee
alabama f.o.p. state auxiliary

February 19, 2004

All of us at Mishawaka P.D. send our thoughts and prayers to the officers at Mobile PD and the family of Cpl Thompson.

Cpl K. Will
Mishawaka Police Dept IN

February 19, 2004

I pray for all of the family,friends, and the members of the Mobile Police Dept. Rest in Peace Brother in Blue

Corporal Judson T. McClantoc
Kinsey Police Dept, AL

February 19, 2004

A coward dies a thousand deaths, a hero dies but one.

May God be with Cpl. Thompson and his family in thier time of sorrow.

"I am my brothers keeper"

109th Cadet Class, Austin Police Department

February 18, 2004

A coward dies a thousand deaths, a hero dies but one.

May God be with Cpl. Thompson nad his family in thier time of sorrow.

"I am my brothers keeper"

109th Cadet Class, Austin Police Department

February 18, 2004

Rest in Peace! You will not be forgotten. Not only does your family and friends grieve, your brothers and sisters in blue grieve for you as well. Keep a watch over the rest of us. You have done your time in hell.

Ofc. K. Moses

February 17, 2004

It is a sad momment when I hear of a fellow officer has given his/her life in the effort to keep the community and others safe. We will continue your fight with you now watching us from above and rest to sure that we will never forget what you have given for us. To your family I give my deepest condolences, Rest in peace and take your place walking heaven's beat.

Patrol OfficerII T. Vincent
asheboro PD NC

February 17, 2004

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Corporal Matthew Thompson … and the Mobile Police Department… our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done Matthew ... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vin and Pook- Site Owners

February 17, 2004

I would like to say on behalf of the Troopers of the Pennsylvania State Police, our prayers and thoughts are with you, your friends and loved ones. God Speed Brother……

Pennsylvania State Police

February 17, 2004

Thank you for your guidance and mentorship for my husband as you lead him on his squad. He has looked up to you and respected you as a fellow officer, supervisor and friend. You will be deeply missed my your squad and the department as a whole. My heart goes out to your family. They are in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. I had the distinct honor of attending the celebration of your life yesterday. I was deeply moved by the show of emotion and support by the public. The sight of the flag hanging over Airport Blvd, those that came out to salute you as you passed by and the tears that flowed from those in attendance will forever be etched in my mind. It was a lasting tribute to a hero. Your passing did not make you this, but your years of service and dedication did. Thank you and God bless.
It is my prayer that the Lord that you served and have now been ushered into His presence, that He will put that hedge of protection and place an angel at the side of every sworn officer while they go out to protect us from evil. They sacrifice so much for their calling. And bless all of their families as they stand behind and pray for their safety.

wife of MS Bozeman, Mobile Police Dept

February 17, 2004

What do cops think?...only Bosco knows

Matt, as you now know, Jesus Loves You, so do we!

John 3:16

Ret Officer RB Wade
Richmond, Va Police

February 17, 2004

Our hearts go out to all of you, family, friends, and LEO brothers and sisters of Cpl. Thompson. We have recently lost a dear friend and brother at our agency and it breaks my heart to see today several more souls added to the memorial. Stand tight in support of each other...God bless you all....

Master Deputy
Marion County Sheriff's Office, FL

February 17, 2004

I am truely sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you all.....


February 17, 2004

Rest in Peace our hero!

Your service and love to man-kind will be re-paid by our Lord and Savior, walk proudly on His streets of gold.

Captain Joe L. Gilliland (retired)
Danville Kentucky Police Department

February 17, 2004

No one can control the wind or stop his own death. No solider is released in times of war and evil does not set free those who do evil. We will all die some day. We're like water spilled on the ground; no one can gather it back. But God doesn't take away life. Instead, he plans ways that those who have been sent away will not have to stay away from him.
May God be with your family and friends in their time of healing.

lexington so, sc

February 17, 2004

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

February 17, 2004

My thoughts and prayers go out to you Ms Thompson and family. I can not put into words how much i hurt for this great loss. We will do the best we can to continue the watch.

Saraland Police Dept

February 16, 2004

My sincere condolence. You will be remembered.

Senior Trooper (Ret)
Oregon State Police

February 16, 2004

Rest in Peace. Bless your Department and Family

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept

February 16, 2004

Matt would have been proud today to see his fellow officers from many jurisdictions lined up down Airport Blvd. Blue lights as far as you could see. The citizens you served stopped and placed their hands over their hearts to honor your family and your memory... Rest in peace brother

MPD S-45
Mobile Police Department

February 16, 2004

Our deepest condolences to the Family, friends and co-workers of Corporal Thompson.

Newark NJ PD Auto Theft Task Force

February 16, 2004

My prayers and deepest condolences are with
your Department, and especially with the friends
and family of your fallen friend. GOD BLESS this HERO.
Stay strong, stay focused, and make SURE that Officer Matthew Thompson will never be forgotten.
Mike Bradford; Tallahassee Police Dept., Ret.

Inv. Mike Bradford-Ret
Tallahassee Police Dept

February 16, 2004

Rest in peace my brother, knowing you did your best and helped so many in your life. My heart felt sympathy for those who survive this wonderful Officer.

Boone County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

February 16, 2004

Rest in peace. God Bless.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

February 15, 2004

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