Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Thomas John Wyatt

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Minnesota

End of Watch Wednesday, March 3, 2004

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Reflections for Special Agent Thomas John Wyatt

Thinking of your loved ones today and everyday. I know the daily struggles they face without you and the terrible pain within their hearts. God, wrap your loving arms around them and help them with their grief and let them feel your presence.
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Brenda Lucas
Mother of Chief Anthony D. Lucas, EOW 2-4-2005

March 3, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 5th 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I can see from the loving reflections left that you were an amazing man who positively impacted the lives of others, and that you are loved and missed by so many. Time never diminishes love or respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 3, 2009

Five years have passed but you have not been forgotten for true heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and your close friends.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 3, 2009


Happy Birthday!

Love Gia

April 20, 2008

As I was going through my drawer at work cleaning, I came acrossed a photo of all of us at an explosives entry training. Can't believe it's already been 4 years.
My thoughts and prayers are still with you and your family. May their sadness be lifted by a constant reminder of the great man you were and the accomplishments you made.

Officer Shawn Morgan

March 31, 2008


You are still missed daily by Brienna, Kyle and I. Thank you for the wonderful life we shared together and for our precious children. Kyle is turning into such a kind young man. Brienna has your heart and is still her mothers twin. Rest in peace knowing that we continue to draw strength from above and from all the love surrounding us.

Love Always,


Chanttel Wyatt

March 3, 2008



March 3, 2008

There is so much joy in remembering you. There is so much pain in missing you.
With all our love and pride,
Dad and Mom

Roger and Ingrid Wyatt
Dad and Mom

March 3, 2008

"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 28, 2007

I want to thank your parents for stopping at my son Michael's page and leaving a reflection. I know their daily struggle. They think of you when they wake up every morning and you are the last thing they think of before they drop off to sleep. People say it gets better. I've talked with parents who lost their officer son 1n 1972, they still struggle with his loss which is normal as we are all parents and there is not greater loss than to loss a precious child, no matter what their age. We held you in our arms when you were little, now we have to hold you in our hearts. Hopefully, next year I will go to Titusville and be able to meet other parents once again and we can all share memories of our beloved officers who were also our children. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 10, 2007

Today is National Police Memorial Day, I salute you for your heroism and dedication to law enforcement. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 15, 2007


I miss you!!!



Sister of Special Agent Tom Wyatt

March 3, 2007


Not a day goes by without thinking and talking about you with so much love and pride and missing you so very much.

You can be so proud of Brienna and Kyle, who are both so wonderful, caring and bright. They are growing up surrounded by love and memories of you.

Your sister is the rock we lean on.

Tom, you would have really enjoyed the big snow storm we had. You would have been out there helping people getting out of snow banks, clearing driveways, dusting off sleds...and loving every minute of it.

Your touched so many lives, not only family, friends and fellow members of Law Enforcement, (especially from the BCA who you always said were special), but even strangers who are strangers no more, but part of our extended family now. You live on in all of our hearts.

With all our love,
Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

March 3, 2007

Thinking of you and your loved ones SA Wyatt, on this the 3 year anniversary of your untimely departure. Thank you for choosing to serve and protect. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sterling Heights PD, Michigan

Friend of Mark Sawyers EOW 6-5-04

March 3, 2007

Three years have passed and your memory lives on in the hearts of those that love you dearly. You will never be forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those on patrol. My thoughts are with your loved ones today.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 3, 2007


Here is a beautiful poem written by a young lady that has your smile, walk and an everlasting love for her father!

Day By Day

Day by day I dream
Day by day I pray
Day by day I sing
Day by day I love
Day by day I learn
Day by day I laugh
Day by day I wonder
So Day by day I live the life
I was meant to live!

Brienna wrote this while we were at a memorial event we still miss you everyday! Your children are growing up so fast you would be so proud of them. Kyle reminds me of you in so many ways and Brienna, like you would always say is a smaller version of me. You will always have a hand print on our hearts!



Chanttel Wyatt

February 28, 2007


I'm sure even you could not have predicted how strong your family would be.
They are impressive.

Your memory will not be erased with time - the image will only grow deeper.


December 6, 2006

I wanted to stop in and leave a reflection to let you know that I was thinking about you today and also my son Michael as his EOW date approached in a few days. We all keep asking why and never will get an answer. Even if we did get an answer to that question, it would not bring any of you back to us. I know the hearts of your loved ones still have pain and will for as along as they walk this earth, but they will never forget you nor will the Family Blue ever let its heroes be forgotten as Heroes Never Die. Someone sent me this poem and I would like to share it with your loved ones and friends:

Poem by Richard Fife

No person is ever truly alone.
Those who live no more,
Whom we loved,
Echo still within our thoughts,
Our words, our hearts.
And what they did,
And who they were,
Becomes a part of all that we are,

My thoughts are with your family each and every day. Keep watch over them, especially the children. Your loved ones will always keep your memory alive for them and will keep reminding them of what a true hero you are.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

August 6, 2006

S.A. - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers as you celebrate 2 yrs. in Heaven..continue to watch over your family - loved ones & fellow brothers/sisters in blue..YOU ARE GONE..BUT NEVERR FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

MI State Police recruit

March 9, 2006

To Special Agent Thomas John Wyatt and his loved ones:

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

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

You rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

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, Special Agent Wyatt.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service he gave to his community and the citizens of Minnesota, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 2,2004.

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

March 7, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with your family as a second year passes without you. May you know the joy of God's kingdom. May your family be comforted knowing that you will never be forgotten. Heroes live forever.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Special Agent Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/04

March 6, 2006

Special Agent Tom we remember you and your sacrifice today.

I read your sisters sweet reflection and hear the same love and pain that I hear in my daughters memories of their precious brother. There is always a hole that will never be filled by anything or anyone else. Until that day comes we honor and remember all of you that were and are the light and love of our lives.

Linda Rittenhouse
Matt's Mom

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Fallen Officer Matthew Rittenhouse 9/16/04

March 3, 2006

On this second anniversary of your arrival in Heaven please know that your sacrifice and dedication have not been forgotten...Heroes live forever.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

March 3, 2006

Dear Lord, please comfort this family today on the anniversary of John's death.
The tears, hurt and pain never stop.
We always hope and pray that it never touches our families but it does and we try to survive.
Give them strength and the hope of seeing John again soon.
God bless you and keep you in His care.

Lorraine Bond (Mother)
Hamilton County, Tn. Sheriff Deputy: Donald Kenneth Bond, Jr.
EOW: 09.06.01

March 3, 2006


My thoughts will be with your loved ones today, as they remember the day two years ago, that forever changed their lives. I can clearly recall 3/3/04, it was the day my son, Deputy Brian Haas, turned 21. 7 1/2 weeks later his watch ended. I'm sure it has been a long and difficult two years for your family, as it has been for ours.

Norie Haas
Mother of Brian Haas
E.O.W. 4/24/04

Norie Haas

March 3, 2006

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