Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Jailer Thomas Flores Douglas

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, March 10, 2004

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Reflections for Jailer Thomas Flores Douglas

You are not forgotten today on this mournful anniversary, nor will you ever be. Thank you for your service to our community.

You shall live in the hearts of those who loved you, those who admired you, and those you helped in their times of need; thus you will never be forgotten.

Most respectfully Cadet Shaw, although I never knew you, I dedicate this day to your memory.

D.O. Kaboutari
Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX

March 10, 2015

Hello Tommy,

You began your law enforcement career on January 26, 2004. Today, January 29, 2015, I made my 25th year in law enforcement. You would be so proud to know that I have progressed just as you would have. I hold your honor and esteem in very high regard. Your are still my brother in Blue and my brother-in-law. Your beautiful wife (my twin), lovely daughters, and entire family miss you greatly.

Love Sister-in-Law, Dr. TCB-H

DA Investigator
District Attorney's Office

January 29, 2015

On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Harris County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections/Detention Officer.


United States Border Patrol

March 10, 2014

Heroes live forever, Jailer Douglas, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

March 10, 2013

Rest in peace, Jailer Douglas. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

March 10, 2012

Mr Douglas, six (6) years later you are still remembered.

Thank you for your service. The citizens of Texas were well served by.

A tragic loss.


May 7, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

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

March 10, 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

March 10, 2009



March 13, 2008

Thinking of you on the 4th anniversary of your EOW.
Time has not diminished your service or sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

March 10, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today and everyday. Continue to keep watch over them and protect them. You have not been forgotten.

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

March 10, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 7, 2008

Thomas, though we only knew you for 2 days it was a great 2 days spent with you. You are and always will be the angel deputy of our reserve class. RIP, brother.

Dep. Justice

December 14, 2007

May you have sweet sleep and may your loved ones be ever blessed.

March 10, 2007



February 22, 2007

A Correction Officer life is filled with many stress and to over come it all it takes heart, rest in peace.

Correction Officer J.M.A
Bernalillo County Detenion Center

March 26, 2006

Jailer - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time as you spend another year in Heaven..please continue to watch over & protect them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue..YOU ARE GONE..BUT NOT FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

recruit MI State police

March 16, 2006

To Jailer Thomas Douglas and his loved ones:

On this the second anniversary 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.

Thomas, 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.

To the Harris County Sheriff's Dept.: I read that your agency has lost eleven members of your Dept. in ten years. Those numbers are incredible and must have caused such painful loss to all of you.

Rest in Peace, Jailer Thomas Douglas. I am so saddened that you were robbed of a lifetime by this line of duty death that occurred when you were still young.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Thomas gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 10, 2004.

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

March 11, 2006

May Our Lord send your family extra comfort today.May He wrap His arms around them.

March 10, 2006

Sir, please know that we will hold your family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

Friends of Larry R Cox EOW 4/21/05
Chillicothe Ohio Police Department

March 10, 2006

On the second anniversary of the death of Jailer Douglas, my thoughts and prayers are with his family. May he rest in peace.

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

March 9, 2006

Jailer Douglas,
It has taken almost two years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Harris County.


February 28, 2006



February 27, 2006

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