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

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Thomas's family, friends and co-workers. I was married to Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002 and I am now married to Washington County Deputy Sheriff Deputy A.V. Carpenter. May God bless you and keep you all. We all hurt with you.

Denise Nichols Carpenter
Vice President of Alabama COPS

September 18, 2006

May your spirit have a joyous homecoming. I pray that your family and friends find strength in the reflections left by your extended family. "Rest high on the mountain" my brother.

D/Sgt. Vence Woods
Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality-Office of Criminal Invest.

September 18, 2006

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

J. Richard Humphreys III
Metro Nashville Police

September 17, 2006

RIP Brother...

Police Officer
New Hartford PD, NY

September 17, 2006

RIP brother
May the lord take you with open arms and may your family rest known that you have attained everlasting peace. You are a true hero.

PO
30 Pct NYPD

September 17, 2006

God bless your Office Thomas for your service and dedication! My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your fellow officers at the Brier Police Department. This is a true loss to Washington state and the city of Brier.

Once again god bless you!

Police Cadet Cody Traub
Kalama Police Department, Washington

September 17, 2006

Rest in peace brother. You've done us proud!

"So others may live"

Semper Paratus!

Sgt. J. Rodriguez, Fort Myers P.D., Fl.
BM2, United States Coast Guard

September 17, 2006

Rest in peace fellow brother in blue, thank you for your service, my prayers are with the family, friends, and co-workers of this brave hero.

Cpl. J. Green
Manvel PD, Texas

September 17, 2006

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION, AND FOR PROTECTING YOUR COMMUNITY. MAY YOU BE AT PEACE NOW AND WATCHING OVER YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN BLUE. MAY YOUR FAMILY FIND COMFORT KNOWING YOU LOVED WHAT YOU DO AND YOU ARE NOW IN A SAFE PLACE. YOU WILL BE MISSED.

AND IF BY ANY CHANCE YOU SEE MY SON UP THERE, PLEASE TELL HIM THAT I MISS HIM SO.......GOD BLESS YOU AND RIP........
THANK YOU OFFICER THOMAS.

(Fallen Officer=MoM)

Lorna Alvarez Ring (Suisun City, Calif.)
OFFICER JOSELITO A. BARBER EOW 08-13-06 EAST PRECINCT SEATTLE,WA.

September 17, 2006

To PO Eddie Thomas

Thank you for your dedicated service. You will be missed by your family, friends, and all members of the police department family. No words I can say can easy your family's pain as I have found. We are praying for you and your family.

Brother of PO Jeremy Chambers 101
E.O.W. 04-24-2006

PO Chris Chambers
St Louis County Police Dept Mo

September 17, 2006

The un-official motto of the United States Coast Guard is:

You've got to go out...
But you don't have to come back.

Semper Paratus
(Always Ready)

SPECIAL AGENT - RETIRED
COAST GUARD INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE

September 17, 2006

May The Lord Bless and keep you.Rest safe with Him.

September 17, 2006

Ed, sorry I did not finish the first time. I had to gain my composure and dry my eyes. I will miss your corny messages on my cell and our conversations during shift change. Our discussions of current case law was beyond funny. You had a great sense of humor and made me laugh. Now, at least for the time being, I can only cry. The thing I will regret the most is not taking the time to take that trip on our motorcycles. I will take that trip to Whistler for both of us. You and your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers. You are a true friend and my Hero.

Carpe Diem Brother

Murph

Officer Patrick B. Murphy
Brier PD Friend/Co-worker

September 17, 2006

Rest in Peace Officer Thomas! You will never be forgotten! May the Good Lord bless you and your family!

Detective Ron Smith
Seattle PD

September 17, 2006

I SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND BRIER POLICE DEPARTMENT REGARDING THE DEMISE OF OFFICER EDWANTON A. (EDDIE) THOMAS. I HOPE EVERYONE THAT KNEW THIS HONORABLE MAN WILL CONTINUE TO REMEMBER HIS BRAVERY, COURAGE, AND THE LEGACY IN WHICH HE LEFT.

OFFICER THOMAS YOUR SHIFT IS OVER NOW, WE WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE. REST IN PEACE, BROTHER...

DEPUTY JAMES E. BRADFORD JR.
BRADLEY COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT

September 16, 2006

YESTERDAY IS HISTORY, TOMORROW IS A MYSTERY AND TODAY IS A GIFT.

OFFICER THOMAS, YOU REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND. I SALUTE YOU! MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU, YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES. I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. YOU DID NOT LOSE YOUR LIFE, YOU GAVE IT IN SERVICE TO OTHERS. A TRUE HERO INDEED.

THOSE CLOSE TO THIS HERO, PLEASE TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT I, ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS ACROSS THIS LAND, GRIEVE WITH YOU. KEEP HIM IN YOUR HEART, AND PASS HIS STORY ALONG. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

JIM SWEENEY CIVILIAN NEW JERSEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS

September 16, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Thomas family and the Brier Police Department. God Bless

P.O. Rutledge
VA Police - Iowa

September 16, 2006

Godspeed Officer Thomas. Your life and loss will never be forgotten. May God watch over your family, friends, and co-workers during this dark time.

Detective D. Thompson
Colorado Springs Police Department

September 16, 2006

Ed,
I will miss the shift change with you every tuesday night, the short break for coffee and your excitement when you would hear that someone was in a pursuit. Ed even though we only had a few nights a week to spend together working the late shift I felt as if I knew you more than most know their own brother. Brother I will miss you and will be patrolling the streets of gold with you in the end. I didn't know why I stayed a half an hour late that morning but now I do. It was just to hang out with you. As we said changing shifts each time "Take care my brother from a different mother!" and God bless you and your family.

Police Officer Michael T R Wheeler
Brier Police Department

September 16, 2006

I remember the first stop Eddie made in Brier, he had a big smile on his face as he usually did, and was excited just to be doing police work. Many of stops and calls have come since then and I know he had the same smile on his face for most of them. You will be missed by me any my family, and the entire police community. Our deepest condolances to your family.

Fmr. Ofc. Paul Grass
Brier Police Department - Former

September 16, 2006

Eddie, I learned as much from you as you learned from me. I will never forget. Gods Speed Brother

Officer Patrick B. Murphy
Brier Police Dept, Friend and coworker

September 15, 2006

our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this time of loss.

Det. D. Adams
Cabell County Sheriffs Office

September 15, 2006

I know what a huge loss Officer Thomas' death is to his family, his loved ones and friends, his co-workers, and the residents of Brier. How sad it is that we have to learn to cope with Eddie's death, as he was taken far too young. Please know that Eddie may be gone from this earth but he will never be forgotten in our hearts.

Sheri Brown Smith
Sister to Mark W. Brown
KCSO - E.O.W. 2/27/99

Sheri Brown Smith

September 15, 2006

I live in Tennessee but a friend of mine who worked with this young man said that he was a good officer and a good friend.
I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. I pray that you be comforted and experience true Grace.

Anthony
None

September 15, 2006

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

shannon
Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

September 15, 2006

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