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

Another HERO is gone!

Rest in peace brother. We will continue the fight!

In memory of Corporal Matthew Thompson, and all the fallen heros, please light a BLUE LIGHT in a window of your home and let it shine 24/7!!!!

RJF
CPD NY

February 15, 2004

Sir, we now know that you are in a much better place, away from the pain and suffering here on Earth. May you walk the streets of high above wearing your new badge with pride and valor because you are a true hero among us. And to Mr. Thompson's friends and family I ask that you please remember that you are still a part of OUR family and we are with you always. Our deepest thoughts from all of us here at the Osage County, KS Sheriff's Office.

Your Brothers and Sisters
Osage County, Kansas Sheriff's Office

February 15, 2004

We are truly saddened at Matt's loss.
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We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
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Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

February 15, 2004

MRS THOMPSON AND CHILDREN. MY SON HAD 2 BEST FREINDS, ONE WAS HIS DAD AND THE OTHER WAS MATT. HE LOST HIS DAD IN NOV AND MATT WAS HIS MOST LOYAL SUPPORTER, AS WELL AS LITTLE MATT FOR OUR GRANDSON.
FEB 12, 2004 MY SON LOST HIS SECOND BEST FRIEND AND NOW ALL HE CAN DO IS REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES AND HE AND MATT BEING AT THE HUNTING CAMP. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

MRS THOMAS (VIRGINIA)HEMBREE

February 15, 2004

I am sorry for your loss. May his life and love continue living through his children and all who loved him.

Teresa Goss
Shadco. Jax.Fl

February 15, 2004

My thoughts and prayers are with you Corporal Matthew Thompson, your wife, children, friends and the men and women of the Mobile Police Department.
Thank you for your service sir, you will never be forgotten.

Lt Thomas Drury
Clare City Police Department Clare, Michigan

February 15, 2004

Rest In Peace My Brother!!!

JUDGMENT DAY

THE POLICEMAN STOOD AND FACED HIS GOD WHICH MUST ALWAYS COME TO PASS.
HE HOPED HIS SHOES WERE SHINING JUST AS BRIGHTLY AS HIS BRASS.
"STEP FORWARD NOW POLICEMAN , HOW SHALL I DEAL WITH YOU?
HAVE YOU ALWAYS TURNED THE OTHER CHEEK, AND TO MY CHURCH HAVE YOU BEEN TRUE?"
THE POLICEMAN SQUARED HIS SHOULDERS AND SAID, " NO LORD, I GUESS I HAVEN'T.
BECAUSE THOSE OF WHO CARRY BADGES CAN'T ALWAYS WORSHIP ON SABBATH.
I'VE HAD TO WORK MOST SUNDAY'S AND AT TIMES MY TALK WAS TOUGH.
AND SOMETIMES I'VE BEEN VIOLENT BECAUSE THE STREETS ARE AWFULLY ROUGH.
ALTHOUGH I WORKED A LOT , FORSAKING MY FAMILY, WHEN BILLS GOT TOO STEEP.
I NEVER TOOK A PENNY THAT WASN'T MINE TO KEEP.
AND SOMETIMES, LORD FORGIVE ME, I'VE WEPT UNMANLY TEARS.
I KNOW I DON'T DESERVE A PLACE AMONG YOUR ROYALTY HERE.
BUT IF YOU'VE A PLACE FOR ME HERE, LORD, IT NEEDN'T BE TOO GRAND.
I NEVER EXPECTED OR HAD TOO MUCH; IF NOT I PROMISE I'LL UNDERSTAND."
THERE WAS SILENCE ALL AROUND THE THRONE WHERE SAINTS HAD OFTEN TROD.
AS THE POLICEMAN WAITED QUIETLY FOR THE JUDGMENT OF HIS GOD.
"STEP FORWARD NOW POLICEMAN, YOU'VE BORNE YOUR BURDENS WELL."
"COME WALK A BEAT ON HEAVEN'S STREET..."

"YOU'VE DONE YOUR TIME IN HELL."

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Deputy Patrick Frazier
Escambia County Sheriff's Dept. (Florida)

February 15, 2004

My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Matthew did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Matthew be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Corporal Thompson's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that Matthew is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain Matthew was well respected and well loved.

Thank you for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiance Dennis for me.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Deputy Sheriff Dennis McElderry's fiancee - EOW (01/01/03)

February 15, 2004

Day is done,
gone the sun.
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.

Godspeed to you and your family

LT. JAMES A. WILLIAMS
N.Y.P.D.

February 14, 2004

To the friends and family of Corporal Matthew Thompson, may God bless you and be with you in this time of sorrow. America lost another hero today; Corporal Thompson was doing his job when he was called to heaven. Rest in peace brother your work on earth is done; go patrol the highways of heaven and guide us all to protect and serve others safely. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. God Speed!

Diane Dodge
Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

February 14, 2004

Thanks Corporal Thompson for serving your community, we will never forget you.

Officer G. Long
ACPD

February 14, 2004

Rest In Peace......

Constable Dave Austin
Dekalb Co. Alabama Constable/K9 Handler

February 14, 2004

I am very sorry to hear about this tragedy. Cpl Thompson, I did not know you, but know that you will be missed by many, and never forgotten. You, your family, and the department are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care brother, know that the Lord is with you.

P.O. Kowalik
Harper Woods PD, MI

February 14, 2004

MATT,YOU WORE THE BADGE WITH DIGNITY,INTEGRITY AND COURAGE.YOU HAD COMPASSION FOR THE COMMUNITY YOU SERVED AND THE RESPECT OF ALL OF US THAT KNEW YOU.EVEN AFTER DEATH ,YOU KEPT GIVING AS AN ORGAN DONOR.I AM PROUD TO CALL YOU MY FRIEND.

DKTAYLOR FORENSIC INV,
ALA. DEPT OF FORENSIC SCIENCES MOBILE

February 14, 2004

BUFFALO, NEW YORK

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE OFFICERS
WISH TO SEND OUR CONDOLENCES. OUR THOUGHTS
AND PRAYERS ARE WITH CPL. THOMPSON, HIS FAMILY
AND CO-WORKERS.

GOD BLESS...

PO ERNEST G. PENN
DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE

February 14, 2004

Very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family and friends.

K9 Unit
Gulf Shores, AL Police

February 14, 2004

May the lord be with your family and friends. You have completed your watch here on earth, go with the angels above and carry us on forever. Thanks for your service.

God Bless

Craig Browning/ Communications
Rutherford County, TN

February 14, 2004

May God bless you and your family
Corporal M Thompson
My prayers are with you and them,.
Thank you for your service.

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton Co. TX. Pct 2 Constable

February 14, 2004

To Officer Thompson Family,Friends, and Co-workers, my prayers and thoughts are with you. May you love one rest in peace. God Bless you in the lonely days ahead.

Mother of Officer Ron Jones
Prentiss Ms.
EOW 12/26/01

February 14, 2004

My heart and prayers are with the wife, children, family, friends and coworkers of Corporal Thompson. May God be with you all in this terrible time of loss and may you find strength in each other. Stay strong and be proud of your hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Azure, EOW 08/06/02

February 14, 2004

My Deepest thought and prayers are with clp.Thompson and his family.
Rest in peace my brother officer.

P.O. John Perez
N.Y.P.D.

February 14, 2004

Cpl. you will be greatly missed by your fellow officers. You have done your tour down here and now you will begin your tour up there. The Dept has lost a good police officer but your memory will remain.

PO1 Gregory Evans 235
Mobile Police Dept.

February 13, 2004

Rest in peace sir.

Shannon
private citizen

February 13, 2004

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Cpl. Thompson's wife, children, family, friends and co-workers. This is the 4th officer killed in the line of duty for our state this year. I pray this will end for us. Please know that we are all here and praying for you. You will never be left alone especially during this time of grief and sorrow. We will be in touch. Psalm 55:22

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

February 13, 2004

MAY GOD BLESS CPL. THOMPSON, HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND COWORKERS DURING THIS TRAGIC TIME. MAY THEY KNOW THAT HE WAS A HERO. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. MY BROTHER, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

February 13, 2004

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