Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Thomas Paul Tennant

Woodburn Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Friday, December 12, 2008

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Reflections for Captain Thomas Paul Tennant

Hey Capt., I remember times walking through the WPD while you issued me my various patrol equipment. I was the new guy on the block. You were always professional and truly deserved your title...Our department fell apart when you were taken. You are truly missed. Rest in peace brother...

Officer Daniel Kelly

October 25, 2015

Captain Tennant, thank you for your service. Your memory lives on in our thoughts. To the family, friends and fellow law enforcement family at the Woodburn Police Department, know that there are many who share your loss. Even though it been a few years since the Captains death, we still feel the pain. May all of you find peace in his life well lived.

Reserve Sergeant L. Brown
Rainier Police Department

August 24, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you.
The pain and the pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 13, 2009

To Captain Thomas P. Tennant, his family and his fellow officers with the Woodburn Police Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

December 12, 2009

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

May God be with you and all who mourn you. May he give them the strength to carry on. You are in my thoughts and prayers

To his kids: Just wanted to let you guys know that your dad is a hero, now and forever. He will never be forgotten. He loves you now and always. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many.

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


March 6, 2009

Tom, what can I say here that really reflects how I feel about you? You were my FTO, My sergeant, and then when I was promoted to Chief, my Captain and confidant, but above all that you were always my friend. There was nothing that you would not do for me if asked. More than once your advice kept me out of trouble. You and Charlie were the perfect team of commanders, any chief would have been lucky to have you two. I consider myself lucky to have known you and worked with you for 20 years, which was way too short a time as I look back on it. I am proud to have stood beside you that fateful night, like we did many others, I just wish that things had ended differently and you were with us today. But, perhaps GOD needed you elsewhere, but I won't know until we meet again. Rest easy Tom, you have faithfully completed your shift and we have the watch now, we will watch over your beloved family and do our best to help them. GOD bless you my dear friend and comrade in arms.

Chief Scott D. Rusell
Woodburn Police Department

February 9, 2009

I miss seeing you in your office when I come to work everyday. I miss your "one liners" that always kept me going when things got rough. I miss your insight when I had to make a tough decision. I miss hearing your laugh. I miss you when we're at Starbucks. I miss watching you fall asleep in boring meetings. Most of all, I miss you buddy.

Captain Charlie Blevins
Woodburn Police Department

February 6, 2009

Your wife and family are in my prayers. Thank you for your years of service and dedication to protecting your family and community, it has not been in vain nor will it ever be forgotten. I have few words to offer, just know that someone else understands this pain and incredibly hard time. I will be praying for this family during these next few years as they continue grieve and walk through life without you. May Gods love through Christ Jesus provide you grace to make it through each day, it's all that has pulled me through.

With my deepest and utmost respect for you and your profession


Vancouver WA

Paul Crawford Son of Sgt. Brad Crawford
Clark County Sheriffs Office EOW 07/30/04

January 8, 2009

Captain Tom Tennant,

My thoughts and prayers to your family and the families of all members of the Woodburn Police Department. Your service to the community reflected the best of the city, a tradition that I have no doubt will carry on for years to come by those who remain.

To all those who do their duty in the face of grave danger day in and day out, I give you my thanks.

Be at peace Captain Tennant

Ryan Berger
Former Resident, City of Woodburn, OR

January 5, 2009

May God's grace sustain you, May His arms hold you during this very sad time. My deepest sympathy to each of you who knew, loved and worked with Captain Tennant. My prayers are with you.
Captain Tennant, Thank you for your service to your country, you will be missed but never forgotten, as our Hero's live forever in our hearts.

summit county


December 31, 2008

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace- we'll take it from here.

Cumberland County, PA

December 30, 2008

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace- we'll take it from here.

Cumberland County, PA

December 30, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

December 29, 2008

Thank you for your years of service and dedication to your community. May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

December 28, 2008

Rest in peace Captain Tennant...

Genesee County, Michigan

December 28, 2008

Capt. Tennant:

While our paths never crossed and I never had the pleasure of meeting you personally, a person learns a lot about a man from his son. I had the pleasure of getting to know your son through Blanchet football. He is a wonderful young man, with a great attitude. You clearly were a great father and role model. My deepest sympathies to the entire Tennant family. My heart aches for you all.

You served well. Rest in peace Captain.

Division Chief Jeff Jones
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue

December 26, 2008

I would like to thank this officer and fellow officers for outstanding service to our country. These families are in my thoughts and prayers.

alexandria davis
Bugles across America Bugler

December 25, 2008

Although our work circles never connected, I was able to know you through our son's baseball team at Blanchet. I was working when I heard about the incident you and Bill were involved in. I didn't want to believe it. It still is hard to believe. Although the people responsible have been caught, it still doesn't take the pain away. Your Law Enforcement family will be here to help your family. We've got it from here. Thanks for all you did in your community. You will be missed greatly but not forgotten. Rest easy, Tom

Sr. Tpr. Peggy Bishop
Oregon State Police-Salem

December 25, 2008

The tribute to you during the memorial service was great. I regret not knowing you. Carol and I were able to meet your wife at the reception. What a gracious lady. We are looking forward to supporting your family and agency in anyway we can. Next May we will honor you during the Oregon LE Memorial Service and at Washington, DC during National Police Week. May God and Jesus cover you, your family, friends and co-workers with His love and comfort.
Blessings, john

Chaplain John Elms
Oregon COPS/Tillamook County SO

December 24, 2008

I praise God for this officer's time and service and pray for the peace to cover the family. In Jesus name. Amen.

Lt. Gary Langston
Choctaw Nation Tribal Police

December 24, 2008

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Captain Tom Tennant,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Captain Tom Tennant. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Captain Tom Tennant is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Co-Founder of Survivor Help Network


December 24, 2008

Cpt. Tennant,

I only met you a few times but it was clear you were a man of honor. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You were serving your city to the end. I don't know why you and Senior Trooper Hakim were taken from us, I can only hope your in a better place. Rest in piece knowing your Law Enforcement family will take care of your family.

Sergeant Mark Davie
Oregon State Police

December 23, 2008

Praying for God's comfort for the family of Cpt. Tennant. Your support of peace will always be remembered.

LE Family

December 23, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Thank you for your service Captain Tennant.

Deputy Starr

December 23, 2008

My thoughts & prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
Sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, EOW 9-24-1976

December 22, 2008

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