Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Thomas J. O'Neill

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, October 16, 1949

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Reflections for Police Officer Thomas J. O'Neill

Thank you for your service and dedication to the city of Baltimore. As well as beautiful memories your family has shared.

Lauren Nelson

December 6, 2016

The day my Dad Thomas J O'Neill left us was a Sunday morning and I was just getting ready to attend Mass, when my grandmother came in to my room to tell me that my dad had died the night before and I had to grow up and help out because my mom would need our help. I had just celebrated my 12th birthday and on Saturday , the day dad died I walked him to the streetcar as I always did when he worked the evening shift. he would rush to the back of the streetcar to wave goodbye to me. I didn't realize at the time that would be the last time I saw him. Life goes on and thanks to a loving family I was able to get an education and become a nurse. We have 6 children, 13 Grandchildren and 4 great Grandchildren. I still remember that afternoon as if it is frozen in time. Love you Dad. Mary

Mary T.Leidner, R.N.
Daughter

November 4, 2015

I was just eight (8) when you left us and I missed you so much. If you had lived, you he would have seen 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grand children so far. Your legacy is a number of Doctors, Lawyers, Police Officers. Secret Service Officers, Customs Agents, Airline Pilot, Director of IRS, General Officer (Special Forces), an All-American in Lacrosse at John Hopkins Univ., and a Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and Executive Assistant to the President of the United States. I am proud to have called you Dad and very sad that I never got to really know you. You and Mom did a great job.

Love your son
Tom

SES-5 Executive Service of the US
Department of the Navy

October 17, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 64th anniversary year of your death. I am privilege to leave a tribute to you. 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 line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 28, 2013

Its been over two years since I first wrote about my dad and I have had time to really think about him. Growing up without a father leaves a young man with a void that can never be filled. I never had a man to teach me about life and the pitfalls which arrive without warning and how to cope with them. My wife and I had two sons which have made us very proud. Our oldest worked hard and has become a General in the United States Army (Following in my footsteps) and our youngest became an airline pilot (Flies Boeing 787). Both of the boys have three children and as parents are super. Our grandchildren are all straight A students, polite and involved in sports. I regret that I may died and leave the grandkids with out the Freedoms I enjoyed do to a Socialist/Communist leaning President who is destroying our Nation. I hope they woill fight to re-gain those FREEDOMS I defended with my life for over 70 years.

T O' Neill, Spec Asst Secretary of Navy
Son

March 23, 2013

The son of Officer O'Brian, Eugene O'Brian, of the Baltimore Police Department helped me get my dad's name on the National Memorial Wall. It was Lt. O'Brian's father who stopped me on Pratt Street for drag racing in Baltimore City some 50 years prior to assisting me in getting my fathers name added to the Memorial. He knew my dad and instead of giving me a ticket, took my keys and made me walk home. When I got there, Mom was waiting and grounded me for four months. I never raced on a city street again and have never receive a speeding ticket in my life. That lesson has alway stuck with me.

Son Thomas James O' Neill

November 10, 2010

Officer O'Neill your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 29, 2008

OFFICER O'NEILL, MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

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

October 16, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 16, 2007

Rest in peace Brother, May God bless you and your family.

Patrolman

February 24, 2006

We ask Thy blessings and eternal rest to all our brothers and sisters
Who have sacrificed their very lives in the performance of
their duties. Give their loved ones the peace and
Strength to bear the anguish of their loss. Remove all
resentment from their hearts, knowing that eternal
peace and rest will abide their departed loved ones
forever. This we beg, Thy name forever and ever,
Amen.


Ret. Officer William Hackley
Baltimore Police

December 7, 2005

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice.

A Squad
Woodbridge

January 12, 2005

Thank you for your years of service Officer O'Neill. Rest in peace sir

December 25, 2004

Thank you for your dedicated service to the citizens of Baltimore. You are not forgotten - rest in peace Officer O'Neill.

a Maryland citizen

November 4, 2004

Let no officer die in the line of duty without someone noticing. Rest in peace, brother.

Patrolman
Franklin Police Dept, IN

November 4, 2004

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