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

Ed: You were the essence of honor, respect, and devotion to duty my friend. Rest in peace. Fair winds and following seas. You will be missed.

Taylor
Shipmate, U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team

September 23, 2006

To the Thomas Family and the Brier P.D.

I was very sad to hear of the loss of Eddie even though I never had the honor to meet him. I pray that God will confort the Family during these sad days. Eddie you lived and died as a Hero and I hope you will enjoy Patroling the streets of Heaven as much as you did in Brier. Just remember Blessid is the Peace Maker.God Bless you

Scott Wheeler Contract Guard
Securitas inc / FPS/DHS

September 23, 2006

Officer Thomas,
I pray that your friends and family find the peace of God in this trying time of life. May they learn to live on in your memory. You are a hero and even though I didn't personally know you, my life will never be the same. You have tought me to live every day to the fullest and never take life for granted. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to make our city of Brier streets safe and comfortable for us all. You will be missed in this great community. You, your family, friends, and fellow officers are in my prayers daily. RIP

A Brier Resident

Brier Resident

September 22, 2006

T0 THE FAMILY OF OFFICER THOMAS
THOUGH THERE'S LITTLE WE CAN DO OR SAY RIGHT NOW, PLEASE KNOW THAT OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. WE ARE SO SORRY WE WERE'NT ABLE TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL SERVICE. THANK YOU OFFICER THOMAS FOR JOB WELL DONE AS A US COAST GUARD RESERVE AND YOUR DEDICATION AND SERVICE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY. YOU WILL BE MISSED! GOD BLESS YOU! RIP..........................

Lorna A. Ring (CALIFORNIA)
MOTHER of OFC. Joselito A. Barber EOW 08-13-06

September 22, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, borther officers and shipmates....rest in peace

Officer John Doucette
Groton Town Police Dept / USCG PSU 301

September 21, 2006

Rest in peace our brother.

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

September 21, 2006

Thanks Eddie... thanks for making our town a better place, thanks for making my kids smile, thanks for watching over mine when I was on patrol. Thank you my brother...

Dave
A brother-in-arms

September 21, 2006

21 September 2006

To all our police officers in Brier, we offer you our deepest condolences. You and Officer Thomas'family and friends are in my prayers. My husband and I attended the funeral yesterday. We deeply mourn his death and are sorry we did not have the joy of knowing him during his all too short stay on earth. I look forward to meeting him in heaven.

Margaret

Ms. Margaret J. Hoffman
Brier Resident

September 21, 2006

Officer Thomas:

Words cannot describe how much the people of the City of Brier benefitted from your serving them. You left them much too soon.

Whoever did this to you will be punished severely and put behind bars for life. Justice will be served, Officer Thomas, and the City of Brier Police Department will see to it that justice will be served for one of their fallen comrades.

I salute you & so does my former Civil Air Patrol Squadron,

--Airman 2nd Class Liz Stoner (Formerly)

PS: Will always hold you in the utmost highest of sincerities and the highest of all respects, Officer Thomas, since you deserve. No patrolman should have to die with indignity. If they're going to die, it should be with respect and dignity. I'm going to extend that to you, Patrolman Thomas.

Liz Stoner

September 21, 2006

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Thomas; may he rest in peace.

Cpl Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

September 21, 2006

R.I.P. BROTHER OFFICER. NEVER FORGOTTEN!!

DETECTIVE LIONEL GARRETT
INGLEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT

September 20, 2006

Rest in peace, may god be with you and your family, Thank you for your service and sacrifice

Cpl. David J. Bailey
Beckley Police Department, West Virginia

September 20, 2006

REST IN PEACE OFFICER THOMAS. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR LOVED ONES AND EVERY MEMBER OF THE BRIER POLICE DEPT.

TROOPER M.L HASAN
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
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TROOPER M.L. HASAN
NEW YORK STATE POLICE

September 20, 2006

Rest in Peace, young hero. Rest in God's peace.
You gave it your all.
May your family, fellow officers and friends find peace, healing and comfort during this time of great sorrow.
The road of grief is long. May your healing come with haste and may Eddie's memory last forever.
And Officer Thomas?...Could you please tell our daughter that we miss her and love her? Thank you and...
You will always be a hero. On earth and in heaven.
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Wife of MLTPD Asst. Police Chief, Mountlake Terrace, Washington

September 19, 2006

Knowing you was a pleasure. I know you died doing what you loved but that doesn't make the sadness any less lonely. Your smile and laughter was infectious and your care for others was unmeasureable. The world certainly lost a good soul when yours left us to go to heaven. You will never be forgotten. Your family should be very proud and all you touched in your short life are certainly blessed. Rest peacefully my friend.

Kay

September 19, 2006

To the family of Officer Thomas

Thank you for sharing a wonderful person with the community. You are in the thoughts and prayers of more people than you know. May you find some comfort in that.
Always remember the life and times you shared with Eddie, and be strong and united as a family to help you through this most difficult time.
Eddie will never be forgotten and is only a thought away. He will now be able to watch and protect over each and everyone of you.
Be proud of the fact that you raised a wonderful son, brother, friend and officer.
Also know that you are now part of a large police family that we look after you and care for you especially at this time of loss.
Deepest Sympathies and God Bless
Family member of Ofc. Joselito Barber EOW 8/13/06

September 19, 2006

My thoughts and prayers go out to Eddie's family, friends and all fellow officers. Whenever we lose one of our own, it takes a little part of each of us away also.

Asst. Chief Pete Caw
Mountlake Terrace PD (neighboring agency)

September 19, 2006

RIP Brother ... Gone, but not forgotten!

SA Erik Sulonen
USSS

September 19, 2006

Brother Thomas, It is hard to find a hero and lose another one in such a short time to the gates of heaven!! May you care for those above and look over the ones below on your new watch.

In the brotherhood of the family you shall be sorely missed by all and you shall never be forgotten as you will be remembered forever in our work. My prayers go out to your family.

Officer Josh Keliikoa
U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs

September 19, 2006

You are a hero Eddie. The loss is felt all over the country. Rest In Peace.

Officer
Bridgeport, Connecticut

September 19, 2006

It is a time of sorrow, it is a time of grief, and it is a sad time for officers and families during this sudden loss of life. We here at Cops Evangelist Ministries will have you in our prayers daily for the following days of grief. Remember that officers are honored to protect us on our homeland and we thank them for their sacrifice.

Joe Taylor
Cops Evangelist Ministries

Joe Taylor (Former FL LEO)

September 18, 2006

so young you will be missed by all who's lives u toched

thom w strunk
bounty hunter

September 18, 2006

We will never fully understand why the life of someone so young must be taken so early. My deepest sympathy goes out to your family and co-workers. May God wrap all of you in His hands and give you great comfort.

"Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace." Psalm 37:37

Heather
Wife of a Oregon Police Officer

September 18, 2006

To Eddie-

Eddie, I know you are reading this from your place in heaven. I never knew how much you would be missed until you left this world. I never knew how much you touched our lives here at Quinault. But we miss you Eddie, your work here will never be forgotten. God Bless you and your family.

Larry Ralston Chief of Police
Quinault Nation Police

September 18, 2006

To the Family, Friends and fellow "Brothers and Sisters" of Ofc. Thomas,

My husband and I would like to express our deepest condolences to all that knew Eddie Thomas. It's obvious to see from the reflections that he will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers going out to all that had the privilege to know and love Officer Thomas.
"Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called children of God" Matthew 5:9

Officers Joe and Theresa Stauffer

Officer Theresa Stauffer
Penn Township Police Dept, PA

September 18, 2006

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