Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Edwanton Allen "Eddie" Thomas

Brier Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, September 12, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Edwanton Allen "Eddie" Thomas

Rest in peace Officer Thomas.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 12, 2020

Not a day goes by where I don’t think of you. Best friends since 1st grade, and I think of all the stuff we did as kids, and as young adults. I love and miss you, bro !

Police Officer Chris Herrera
Richland PD

September 12, 2020

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 12, 2020

I was just talking to someone in LA and we were talking about him living in Edmonds. He was one of your tenants. Small world. Really made me think of all the fun times we had at work and out on the town. You were someone who lived life to the fullest. You are still remembered around the country!

MEC Tim Lutzko retired
USCG

September 24, 2018

7 years have passed. In your honor I am thinking crab legs and a pint, followed by a cigar... Miss you Bro

Officer PB Murphy
Brier Police Dept

September 11, 2013

Thank you for you service to your community you are greatly appreciated may you rest in peace

Nick, Student 17
None yet

July 18, 2013

6 years... We only met a handful of times but you left a lasting impression on me. Your memory lives on and good work is still being done in your name. God bless.

Dan MacKenzie / Detective
Mountlake Terrace PD / SNO-KING Eddie Thomas Memorial FOP Lodge #30

September 12, 2012

6 years have past.. We've got it now, you rest in peace brother..

BTW, I still do the Harley ride and reflect..

Police Officer
co-worker/Friend

September 12, 2012

You will never be forgotten as true heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and close friends.

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

September 12, 2011

Eddie, I rode in your memory during my first Police Unity Tour. I am now ready to start my fifth Tour. Meeting your mother and your Chief at the memorial has motivated me to continue to honor our brothers and sisters. After the ride 2007 I have brought 20 other officers along with me from the tri-state area to honor those who are on the wall. Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Todd Campbell
West Chester Police, OH

April 21, 2011

4 years have passed. You would not believe the changes that have come about. Continue to watch over us and rest in peace my friend.

Officer PB Murphy
Co-worker / friend

September 13, 2010

To Officer Edwanton (Eddie) Thomas, his family and his fellow officers with the Brier Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Thomas’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Thomas and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

September 12, 2009

Remembering you and praying for your family on your EOW anniversary. Thank you for your service, both in Law Enforcement and the US Military. Your dedication and sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten.

Rest easy Hero, See you on the other side.

Deputy and Firefighter
Southwest Florida

September 11, 2009

Missin u unc, love u so much, and cant wait to see u in heaven. -your the worlds greatest

Ry

July 27, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

May God be with all who mourn for you, may he bless them and keep them.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

March 9, 2009

RIP.You will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

December 8, 2008

To the family and loved ones of Officer Eddie Thomas, his fellow officers with the Brier Police Department, and most especially to Eddie:

On this the second anniversary week of your tragic death, please know that you are honored and revered today and everyday.

From all the loving reflections left about you, I can see that you were an amazing man and what a grievous loss your loved ones have endured because of your death. I share your parents' anquish in losing a beloved son.

May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire. You are loved and missed by so many.

Rest in Peace, Eddie. A body is but for a lifetime, but spirits and souls are for eternity and yours is forever part of those who call you beloved.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Eddie gave to his community and the citizens of Washington, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 12, 2006.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Dept. eow 4/24/05

Anonymous

September 14, 2008

On this 2nd anniversary of your death I salute you and sincerely pray that God will continue to provide the grace necessary to allow your friends and family to carry on. May God Bless them and a special thank you for your sacrifice!

Captain Charlotte, North Carolina

September 12, 2008

Two years have passed and I know for some it seems just like yesterday you were here while for others it has felt like a lifetime since they were able to hear your voice, see your smile and hug you. There are no magic words I can offer to any of your loved ones to help them deal with their grief except to take one day at a time and keep your memory alive for you are a true hero. Continue to watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding over the thin blue line. You have not been forgotten.

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

September 12, 2008

Thinking of you and your loved ones on the second anniversary of your EOW.
Thanks for serving the Evergreen State!
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

September 12, 2008

It sucks around here without you. Things really haven't changed much, just the faces. I miss your nasaly (Erkel) voice. Continue to watch over us and be at peace brother.

Officer PB Murphy
Brier PD / Co-worker

May 18, 2008

To Eddie's Mom:
I just read your entry in the guestbook at the nleomf website. I can only imagine how much you must miss your son, but from all the entries
here from people all over the U.S. sharing in your pain, I hope you have found the support you need to get thru this. I guess it's something you never get over since there were loved ones there in WA. D.C. that had lost people 20, 30 years earlier. One thing that we won't forget is their dedication and love for a profession that few would choose. They are a special breed and even though they don't know it, their services are appreciated and respected. May God comfort you in your grief and may you know that you are never alone.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

May 14, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 8, 2008

Today I am reflecting on your life lost too soon. Thank you for your service to your community, your family, and your friends. The law enforcement community lost a lot when we lost you. I wish peace and comfort for your family and friends.

Detective Michele Vallor
Seattle Police Department

December 14, 2007

Eddie,
You are in my thoughts every day before shift. I try to remember so that I can do my part to keep officers safe.

My prayers are with your family during this trying week.

Julie Richmond; Dispatcher
SNOCOM

September 12, 2007

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