Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Robert Farrell

Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, April 22, 1987

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Thomas Robert Farrell

Prayers for you, your family and your fellow officers. Thank you for your service to your community. Godspeed and rest in peace.

Ret. Sgt. Scott Ryon
Washington County Sheriff's Office, Or.

May 6, 2014

I knew Tom when we were in the US Air Force together on Mt. Hebo. We worked crew together and were good friends and shared a penchant for fishing and hunting. I remember snow outings with the family up on Hebo and good times at your home with Kay & kids. I think of you often and remember your help and generosity. Rest in Peace good friend!

MSgt Ross Coughran (Retired)
USAF & GSA

June 27, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 23, 2012

...missing you Dad.....

a daughter missing her dad

January 1, 2012

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 on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

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

April 22, 2010

I'm so glad to see this here. I still remember Deputy Farrell, and still am indebted to the service he gave to our County.

Private Citizen Debi Mulcahy
Former Tillamook County Resident

September 30, 2008

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

Sgt. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 26, 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
Sergeant
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

January 15, 2008

Uncle Tom, Thank you for being a great american to keep this great nation and your home town safe. It takes special people to serve and you went above to do it We miss you but still remember you in are daily prayers. Thank you to all the people that helped you to get to the great wall with all of your fallen brothers.

[email protected] gauthier family
our uncle

February 20, 2007

Uncle Tom, how much we all miss you. You were a great(big)
fun loving man. You are owed this honor for all you did. You helped so many.

Deborah Bedker
niece

February 19, 2007

My husband, my friend, my soul mate. It was so hard to lose you, but I know that when you left, you died doing what you loved best, which was helping someone else in need. My thanks to all who assisted in getting you this recognition you so rightly deserved. We miss you so much.

Kay Farrell
wife

September 8, 2006

Uncle Tom, You were always my hero and you continue to be.we miss you and love you and are so very proud of all your years of service because of men like you our world will be a better and safer place.

Rhonda Foupht
niece

August 15, 2006

Thanks for your service to protect the people of this Great Nation. You have made this a safer country. Miss you Uncle Tom.

Marty Gauthier
nephew

August 4, 2006

I knew Tom only a short time, 5 years. He was a wonderful man who helped me in several crisies - from a flashlight to pulling my car out of the ditch - all neighborly duties, not in his official capacity. His family has practically become "our" family, too. I praise God,every day, that he/they came into our lives.
Here's to you, Tom! Blessings!!

Jeanne Marshall
Neighbor

July 12, 2006

It has taken a long time to get my Father's name here. But it is now here along with all the other fallen heros of our law enforcement Families. My deepest thank yous go out to those who have helped in this process, you will never be forgotten as well as those who are listed alongside my Father. Not a day goes by that he is not thought of as well as those who have fallen and those that serve each day to protect us. All my thought and prayers are with you all.

Theresa (Farrell) Upton
Daughter

July 3, 2006

Deputy Sheriff Farrell,
It has taken over 19 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but for our Country as well when you served in the USAF and the U.S. Navy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous
Anonymous

June 23, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

June 21, 2006

Sir, may you Rest in Peace knowing you have been remebered.Thank you for your service.

June 21, 2006

I'm glad to see you've been remembered here. Off-duty and still willing to help where needed makes you a true hero in my books.

Godspeed and good rest to you. May your family gain peace in the knowledge that good men like you are honored by many.

LEO Wife , APD, NM

LEO Wife
APD, NM

June 21, 2006

Thankyou for your dedicated service to both your country and Law Enforcement. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

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

Bob Gordon

June 21, 2006

THANKS FOR YOUR YEARS OF SERVICE.YOUR NOT FORGOTTEN.

GILBERT DANIEL

June 21, 2006

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