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

One year later...

It seems so unreal....

You are so deeply missed....

February 12, 2005

Lee Ann & family,

I wanted to let you know that I'm participating the Police Unity Tour, Chapter IV bicycle ride from May 10 through 13, 2005. We will be riding 250 miles in three days from Richmond, VA to the Law Enforcemnt Officers Mermorial in Washington, DC in memory of our fallen brother and sister law enforcement officers. I have the honor of riding in the memory of your husband/ father. I have read through the memories posted on this web site and know how much you, your children, family, friends and members of community miss your husband. It is my goal to raise as many contributions as possible in your husbands name and memory. I hope to meet you and your family in Washington, DC during the candlelight vigil. May God Bless you and your children.

Special Agent Chris Schoppmeyer
NOAA Fisheries - Office for Law Enforcement

February 2, 2005

Hey Baby,
You know what today is. I haven't written in my journal in the past couple of days. I just can't seem to get started. I am here at work and just felt that I needed to write. We have missed you so much. Christmas was just lonely without you. I am so lonely. I miss you so much. I never knew it would be like this. I am trying to put up a good front for the kids, but I don't think it is working. My heart has broken into pieces that will never be put back together. I miss you so much. I will never get over you. As I have written before, I know I will see you in heaven one day and I can't wait.
Happy Anniversary,
Lee Ann

December 30, 2004

Dear Corporal Thompson,

I just came upon this website for February 12, 2004, and realized that you were the third officer today to spread your wings, and reach out and touch the face of God.

Here is a special prayer for you:

Give eternal rest to them, O Lord,
Whose souls have taken flight.
And lead them to a better world
Where there is peace and light.
Grant them eternal freedom
From conflict, war, and care,
And fulfill for them Thy prophecy,
There shall be no night there.

Pray for us from above. We love you, dear one.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Deputy Sheriff

October 30, 2004

Matt and I worked together many years ago when I was just a young officer. You were better frinds with my borther Phil when you both worked for Mickey Doman. Phil told me that you had been lost to the world and I was stunned. Please accept my deepest heart felt simpathies to your wife and children. Only god knows how much they miss you. Mobile was never worthy of the sacrifice and work you gave. See you on the other side.

Lt. David W. Snodgrass
Avondale Arizona Police Department

September 23, 2004

Matt, I told myself that I would never leave a reflection here on this message board, because what I have to say to you is private, but yesterday was father's day and this is just not getting any easier. Every one says it will, but it's not. I miss you so much. I cannot describe the hole I have in my heart. I miss your touch, laugh, smile, your voice. The kids miss you very much. They try to be strong for me, but it is so hard. I wish I could have just 5 minutes with you, I would give anything. I love you. Maybe writing this will help. I know you are in heaven, probably helping someone, somewhere. You were always trying to look out for everybody else. I love you. I never said it enough when you were here.

PS. The roses were beautiful.

Lee Ann Thompson
Wife

June 21, 2004

TO THE OFFICERS FAMILY I UNDER STAND YOU MOST FEEL MY DAD WAS HIT THIS YEAR
ON THE SECOND DAY OF JAN.AND I HAVE
GRIVE.BUT GOD IS WITH YOU AND THE FAMILY
ALL THE OFFICERS THATS PAST AWAY WE WILL REMEBER BY ALL OF US GOD BLESS
WE LOVE YOU ALL

timothy burton

May 12, 2004

MATT, YOU WILL BE MISSED, BUT THE MEMORIES I HAVE OF US WORKING TOGETHER AT THE 3rd. Pct. WILL BE IN MY MIND FOREVER, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HARTS AND MINDS. REST EASY NOW YOU HAVE DONE YOUR TIME IN HELL. GOD HAS YOU WHERE HE WANT YOU NOW AND ITS FOR THE BEST EVEN THOUGH WE CAN'T SEE THAT, ITS WHAT HE HAS PLANNED FOR YOU, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN PLEASE WATCH OVER US AND PROTECT US FROM WHERE YOU ARE.

RETIRED OFFICER: JIMMY NELSON
MOBILE POLICE DEPT.

April 25, 2004

To the Thompson family, friends, and the Mobile Police Department. You have lost a beautiful soul, but heaven has one more shining star. Our thoughts and prays are with you all. Thanks Corporal Thompson for all you have done for your brothers and sisters; rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

April 13, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 4, 2004

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Corporal Thompson for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.

IF I KNEW

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

Anonymous

March 20, 2004

My family would like to extend our condolences to the family of Corporal Matthew Thomas we know your loss is great, as we're dealing with the death of our niece Detroi P.O. Jennifer Fettig. May God give you comfort during your time of grief and continue to watch over all men & women in law enforcement. You'll be in our prayers.

Gail M Pabst

March 19, 2004

Although we never had a chance to meet, we shared a common goal.
To make the world a better place, but now it's taken a toll.
Now I say to you in words of a prayer, I will remember what you've done.
Your death was the ultimate in sacrifice, how tragic that you're gone.
One day we'll meet and talk about our common goal and then,
The heartache that I 'm feeling now, will no longer have to mend.

The Men and Women of the Green Bay Polic
Green Bay P.D. Green Bay WI

March 12, 2004

Gentlemen,
I am very sorry for the loss of Cpl. Thomas. All of police officers everywhere has lost one of our own. I send my regards all the way from Okinawa, Japan.

DARREN V. JACKSON, SrA, USAF

Senior Airman Darren V. Jackson
Military Police United States Air Force

March 5, 2004

You, your family, your department, and the community you served are in our prayers.

Officer S.L. Coffman
California Highway Patrol

March 2, 2004

REST IN PEACE BROTHER..YOU SERVED YOUR COMMUNITY WELL....GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN...YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE IN MY PRAYERS...GOD SPEED BROTHER

DEPUTY M.JABLONSKI
MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

February 28, 2004

To all the family, friends and fellow officers........He will not be forgotten...we will keep you in our prayers.

Satsuma Police Dept.

February 27, 2004

Aufrichtige Anteilnahme - REST in PEACE

Ret. Detecitv Hans FRIES
Germany

February 27, 2004

Rest in Peace, thank you for the job you did, now you can watch God's back!

Sgt Erica Sonnier
Marion County SO

February 24, 2004

Mrs. Thompson...my heart aches for you and your children. No words can describe the hurt.....

God speed officer Thompson...you are in our prayers

Cheryl

Wife of a Sgt.
Macomb County Sheriff Dept, MI

February 23, 2004

On behalf of the Pittsfield Police Department, we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Cpl. Thompson. God Bless.

Officer Rodney Minoty
Pittsfield Police Dept. ME

February 23, 2004

My heart aches for Matthew's wife and children. I too have lost my husband in the line of duty after only 5 months of marriage.
Matthew is a true hero and has made the ultimate sacrifice. In doing so, God will take special care of him. Always keep Matthew alive in your hearts, through your love, and through all of your memories. He and his family will be in my prayers.

Denise Zimmerman
Surviving spouse of NJ State Trooper Bertram Zimmerman 02-05-2004

February 21, 2004

Our thoughts and prayers are with Corporal Thompson's family, friends, and co-workers at the Mobile Police Department. Rest in peace, Matthew.

Phil & Joan Allen, Retired
Michigan State Police

February 20, 2004

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

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