Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Thomas Gerard Brophy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, April 21, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Thomas Gerard Brophy

Officer Brophy, thank you for your service and dedication. You will never be forgotten!

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

December 17, 2007

Officer Brophy,
It has taken over two years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. Despite the physical dangers and health risks at Ground Zero, you stayed there to try to rescue survivors and recover your fallen fellow officers, other first responders and civilian victims-you are a true hero.



December 16, 2007



December 16, 2007

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

Dispatcher Ted Smith
Martin, TN Police Dept.

December 16, 2007

Rest in Peace. Your sacrifice serves as a living example of John 15:13.


December 15, 2007

Thank you for serving and doing all you did during the 9/11 attack. We are so sorry you had to pay the ultimate sacrifice. During this rough Holiday season we are praying for your family, friends and co-workers. You died a True Hero and will not be forgotten.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

December 15, 2007

Thank YOU for being there, Officer Brophy! There are no words to describe how the 9-11 attacks have affected our country. I cannot imagine what it was like to be there. I am sorry you could be with your family. It should make us all appreciate each day we have with each other. I know your family is proud and your son has a hero father that he can remember with pride. Rest in peace, sir. You fought the good fight. Now enjoy your rewards in heaven. You are in a better place than us.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

December 13, 2007

It is heartbreaking to see another officer lose his life because of the after effects of 9/11. You Sir are a hero not just because of that day, but also because of the profession you chose. Thank you for your service, your courage, dignity and sacrifice.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 13, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 13, 2007

Thomas was a true hero. When the tragedy of Sept. 11 happened, Thomas was one of the selfless workers who helped put New York City and ground zero back together again. Thomas just loved life and he loved being alive, that is why he was able to put up such an amazing fight against such a terrible disease. Through all of this, amazingly enough, Thomas barely ever complained or felt sorry for himself. All he ever cared about was trying to hold on for his 3-year-old son, his wife and everyone else who loved him.

The last few weeks of his life, it became obvious to him that the end was near. As hopeful as Thomas was, about two months ago he had written a letter that he wanted to be read in case he wasn't able to fight any more.

Tom wrote: 'First of all I want to thank everyone for being here, I don't understand why I was cut down in the prime of my life, but unfortunately I have no control over it. One of my biggest concerns of dying was leaving my beautiful little boy with no father. I had so many dreams of spending time with my son. I wanted to take him to baseball games, movies, fishing... I just wanted to be there for him during all his good times as well as the bad ones. This is why I fought my disease so hard for every precious extra day that I was able to spend with him. Everyone who has been there for me, please be there for me now that I am gone from my wife and son and look after them for me.'

December 13, 2007

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