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Deputy Sheriff Thomas C. Tackett

Pike County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, December 16, 1929

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Thomas C. Tackett

Deputy Sheriff Tackett,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pike County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 16, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Tackett,
On today, the 86th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pike County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 16, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 16, 2011

We are sorry for your Loss. My family has also experienced the loss of a loved one in the line of Duty. This was sent to us, We found this helpful. Hope this helps your family as well.

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.


December 16, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 7, 2007

Deputy Tackett
So many people find it hard to understand why anyone would want to be an officer of the law,I know you understood why. You were doing what any good officer would do stopping to help a citizen. Sir you paid your dues you gave your all now rest in peace. We will take it from here.

Constable James Worley

January 4, 2007

Thomas (Crit) Tackett was my great-grandfather. My grandmother Nora Jones is his daughter. While my great-grandfather died even before my father was born I have tried to learn as much as I can about him. At one time he worked as Chief of Police in Weeksbury, Kentucky, which at the time was a large, active coal mining community.

When he was killed my grandmother was only 13, and the baby in the family, Vera, was only 3 weeks old. His death placed a great hardship on his family. At that time there were no death benefits provided by the federal government, and my great-grandmother, Mary Martin Tackett, struggled to support her family, but she always found a way. She was truly a Saint. Very few women could have raised a family in rural eastern Kentucky during the aftermath of the Great Depression.

My grandmother was forced to quit school after the 8th grade in order to work and help support the family. Now only my grandmother and her baby sister, Vera Kurecki are left. Their brothers Orville, Chandos, and Victor, and their sisters Ethel, Martha, and Lavada are gone, but the loss borne by my family as a result this loss is still felt.

May God bless all of the families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty.

Sen. Ray S. Jones, II
Kentucky State Senate

Sen. Ray S. Jones, II
Kentucky State Senate, great-grandson

December 23, 2006

i am very greatfule for this memorial of our fallen lawmen cline tackett was my half brothers grandfather who was killed in the line of duty doing what he loved doing best law enforcement
thank you so much.
rick . d. caudill martin kentucky and of the tackett family from long fork of virgie ky my grandfather name was charles ervin tackett...

police dispatcher floyd county deputy
floyd county sheriffs dept.

August 28, 2005

Deputy Sheriff Tackett,
it has taken over 75 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pike County.


May 26, 2005



May 24, 2005

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