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

Thank you for your service to God, country, your family and your community. Blessed are the peacemakers... Rest in peace son of God. Stand watch on the streets of Heaven forever looking out for those you love you.

SGT
MO Army National Guard / Res Deputy Sheriff, Cole County

September 14, 2006

Thank you for your response to help out the paramedics in their time of need. I am sorry for the outcome. I hope your family, friends, and co-workers find some peace in knowing your were doing a job you loved. Thank you for your service.

Marsha
EMT

September 14, 2006

God Bless the Thomas family during this most difficult time and the men & woman of the Brier PD. Thank you Ofc. Thomas for your service, you will never be forgotten!

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla.

September 14, 2006

Officer Thomas..you - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time..please watch over them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue..YOU ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

mi state police recruit
detroit

September 14, 2006

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Officer Thomas, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Erin
Wife of a CSPD Officer

September 14, 2006

Thank you for your sacrifice in doing your best, Rest in Peace Brother.

Detective R.Gunning
Moorestown Police NJ

September 14, 2006

You will never be forgotten!! Walk with God and rest in peace, we'll take the watch from here.

Cpl/1 STeven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 14, 2006

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Eddie Thomas, and the Brier P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Thomas, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

September 14, 2006

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathys to the family, friends and co-workers of Police Officer Edwatin A. Thomas. Rest in Peace Brother, we now have the Watch.

PBA
Town of Camillus Police Department, CNY

September 14, 2006

Thank you, Office Thomas, for your service to the people of Washington and the United States. Your dedication and efforts are appreciated and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, Hero!

Janice Brown
Conway, Arkansas
civilian

Janice Brown
civilian

September 14, 2006

Rest In Peace.

#2959
U.S. Marshals

September 14, 2006

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

September 14, 2006

While it is no consolation for your loss, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officers of Officer Thomas.

While I did not have the privilege to have known him personally, I am certain that he has found a place in heaven through his selfless service to those he swore to protect.

Rest in peace my friend; those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin blue line.

Officer Ryan McNeil
Medicine Lodge, KS Police Department

September 14, 2006

Two officers in less than two months is a lot to bear. May you rest in peace brother-you will not be forgotten.

Officer
Seattle Police Department

September 14, 2006

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God" Matthew 5:9 , Rest in Peace Brother

Officer
Colorado Spgs. PD

September 14, 2006

Thank you for your dedication, you were to young to be taken away brother.

Godspeed
Sergeant Shawn Welsh

Sergeant Shawn Welsh
Gainesville Police Department

September 14, 2006

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the
children of God.

Dispatcher Ted Smith
Martin, TN Police Dept.

September 14, 2006

R.I.P. Officer Thomas.

Constable
CN Police

September 13, 2006

Officer Thomas, Thank you for your sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. You won't be forgotten.

D. Lindsey
WA resident

September 13, 2006

You were to young my brother! Thank you for being a dedicated officer and fighting for what you believed in! Godspeed my brother in blue!

Officer P. Brothers
Kissimmee Police Department

September 13, 2006

God bless, and rest in peace.

Swedish Hospital Security Officers
1st Hill Campus

September 13, 2006

rest in peace brother.....may God bless you and your family

Ptl. Casey M. Long
Ocean Twp. PD, NJ (Ocean Co.)

September 13, 2006

Thank you for choosing our profession and may you rest in peace.

Officer
Seattle Police Department

September 13, 2006

Godspeed and God Bless...WE WILL NOT FORGET.

Detective
Ellisville, Missouri Police Department

September 13, 2006

"The Creation of Peace Officers"
When the Lord was creating peace officers, he was into his sixth day of
overtime when an angel appeared and said,
"You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."
And the Lord said, "Have you read the spec on this order? A peace officer has
to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter
homes the health inspector wouldn't touch, and not wrinkle his uniform.
"He has to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a
homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses,
and testify in court the next day.
"He has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee
and half-eaten meals. And he has to have six pairs of hands."
The angel shook her head slowly and said, "Six pairs of hands... no way."
"It's not the hands that are causing me problems," said the Lord, "it's the
three pairs of eyes an officer has to have."
"That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.
The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks,
"May I see what's in there, sir?" (When he already knows and wishes he'd taken
that accounting job.) "Another pair here in the side of his head for his
partners' safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look
reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, 'You'll be all right ma'am, when he knows it isn't so."
"Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve, "rest and work on this tomorrow."
"I can't," said the Lord, "I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound
drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on a civil service paycheck."
The angel circled the model of the peace officer very slowly, "Can it think?" she asked.
"You bet," said the Lord. "It can tell you the elements of a hundred crimes;
recite Miranda warnings in its sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest
a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five learned judges to
debate the legality of the stop... and still it keeps its sense of humor.
This officer also has phenomenal personal control. He can deal with crime
scenes painted in hell, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder
victim's family, and then read in the daily paper how law enforcement isn't
sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects."
Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the peace
officer. "There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told you that you were trying to
put too much into this model."
"That's not a leak," said the lord, "it's a tear."
"What's the tear for?" asked the angel.
"It's for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that
funny piece of cloth called the American flag, for justice."
"You're a genius," said the angel.
The Lord looked somber. "I didn't put it there," he said.
Anonymous

Rebecca
Daughter and Wife of Men in Blue

September 13, 2006

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