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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

Hey, We are Grandparents. Matthew and Ashlea had Baby Matthew on Friday, August 20, 2010. He is 8lb 5oz and 20 1/2 inches long. I am so proud of them. Matthew will be a great dad. We wish you were with us, but we know you are watching. We love you, miss you so much.


August 23, 2010

You know we lost Pat on July 16th. I am wondering if you have seen her yet. I told her to tell you that I love you and we all still miss you so very much. The kids and I have joked about Pat being with you and Mama in heaven, that you are probably going out of your mind. Harold is doing OKAY, if there is such a thing. Jennifer has the new baby, so I think that is helping her. Ashlea only has about 4 weeks left. There will be another Matthew Alan Thompson. We will be grandparents. Can you believe it?
It doesn't seem real.

We love you and miss you so very much.

Lee Ann


July 29, 2010

We love you and miss you so much.

Lee Ann


April 15, 2010

Hey Baby, Haven't been able to look at your page for a long while now, do not know why. I miss you, momma, and it's hard with Pat being so sick. It's been six years now. I think sometimes it is actually getting harder. We are going to be grandparents, You already know that. Matthew and Ashlea are going to name him after you. I am so proud. It is hard to believe. Jennifer is due in May, Pat is so excited about it. I wish she could feel better. We are still praying for a miracle. Charrlene is ready to graduate. Danielle and Seth are doing good, updating the kitchen in the house. They are all grown up now and living their own lives and making new memories. We will never forget you and the memories we all have. I miss you so much. I love you.

Lee Ann

Lee Ann

April 5, 2010

Just checking in while I play your vidio. Sure do miss you. See you on the mountain.


February 12, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this 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

February 12, 2010

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

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

February 20, 2009

Hey Lee Ann and family!! I know you just marked the anniversary of Matt's death. Today is Brian's. Just letting you know that Matt is not forgotten!! I know that they are in Heaven looking down on us and probably laughing at us too!! They see al our thoughts and things we do. WE KNOW we do weird things and they see it all! Love and miss you all!

Love you all,

February 17, 2009

To Corporal Matthew Alan Thompson, his wife, children and other loved ones, and his fellow officers with the Mobile Police Department:

On this the fifth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with all family members and friends who call you beloved. They are all in my thoughts and prayers today. I can see from the loving reflections left by your wife and soulmate and your loyal friends that you were an amazing man who is loved and missed by all those whose lives you touched.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Matt. I am so humbled by your valor and service.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Matt gave to his community and the citizens of Alabama, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 12, 2004.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 12, 2009

Remembering you on what is I'm sure an extra somber day for your family and friends. I hope that as time passes their pain will ease. But rest in peace and with assurance that their memory of you and the way you lived and died will never fade.

Harold Hutchison
Huntsville Alabama Police (Retired)

February 12, 2009

Hey Baby,

It is hard to imagine that this is the 5th anniversary. It seems like yesterday. So much has happened in that time frame, Matthew and Charrlene graduated high school, Danielle graduated from college, Matthew got married, Danielle is getting married next month. Mama died last year, Pat is sick. It is true that life goes on. But how we wish we were here with us. I need you, we all need you. Not a day goes by that I do not think about you. The kids and I talk about you most everyday, sometimes it is just something silly. Are you and Mama fishing in heaven? I know she is getting you to bait her hook.

I love you, keeping watching over us.

Your loving wife
Lee Ann


February 12, 2009

RIP.You are not forgotten.


November 3, 2008

Happy Birthday,

I love you. We miss you so very much. We will never forget you. Please continue to watch over us.

Your loving family,

Lee Ann
Danielle, Matthew, Charrlene

April 15, 2008

Dear daddy, this is the first time I think I have ever left a reflection. I love you.

As Always Your Little Girl,
Julie Charrlene Thompson

February 21, 2008

4 Years.....
It seems like yesterday.

February 12, 2008

On this 4th anniversary of your EOW, we are thinking of you and your family as they remember, reflect and heal.

While reading your reflections, I can tell you are deeply missed and you made an impact on many. Continue to watch over your family as they heal, comfort them in knowing you will meet again.

Thank you for your service, you are a True Hero and will not be forgotten!

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

February 12, 2008

I just wanted to let you and your family know that we have not forgotten you and we never will, Lee Ann, Charlene, Danielle and Matthew we are thinking about you all today. Our Blue Candles burn 24/7 in Ft. Walton Beach, Corporal Thompson keep watch over your family and let them know you are still close, and look Clint up for me tell him I sure miss him.

Connie Barker F.W.B. Fl.
Mother of Clint Walker Prattville Al. E.O.W. 1-14-04

February 12, 2008



February 9, 2008

Matt, my friend, I was there when we went to get your family and that was the hardest thing I ever had to do . I learned so much from you the short time we worked together but I think of you everyday. I have since gotten out of law enforcement but I still have our squad picture in my living room. I have thought of your family many times but I don't know what to say other than we miss you and you will always be in my heart.


January 13, 2008

Today is our wedding anniversary. Your are still loved and missed just as much as the first day we were without you. We had our 4th Christmas without you. I won't say it was easier, but this was the first christmas that instead of dreading it, I almost looked forward to it. I think the kids looked forward to it too. There is still a hole in all our hearts that will never be filled, not until we can see and kiss you again. We still hang your stocking and I bought your airplane again this year and hung all of them on the tree.

I love you, Your memory lives on with us. Sometimes it still feels like you are here with us.

Your loving wife,
Lee Ann

December 30, 2007

"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

November 13, 2007

Happy Birthday,
We love you so much.

Your loving family

April 15, 2007

Happy Easter

April 9, 2007

Hey Baby, Happy Valentines Day.
I am so sad today. I think this day always meant more to you than to me. I had a good cry with Matthew. He got me a dozen pink roses and a box of Russell Stover's. It's hard to believe that 3 years ago today you sent me the last red roses ever. The kids know it's hard for me. They still give me cards and stuff, I think they want to try and take your place. To try and make me feel special. I love them for that.

I know you are in a better place, but I still wish you were here with us. I love you and always will.

Lee Ann

February 14, 2007

I can't believe it's been three years, I know to your family it has seemed like a life time. I just wanted you to know that I have not forgotten you.

LeeAnn, Matthew, Charrlene and Danielle we will be thinking about you today. I think about you a lot but today will be hard. We just wanted you to know that we care and love you guys.

Connie Barker Fort Walton Beach, Fl
Mother of Clint Walker E.O.W. 1-14-04 Prattville, Al

February 12, 2007

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