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



December 21, 2008

May God Bless you and your family Tom words can never express what I feel you are a credit to your uniform.RIP

Desmond Goulding
retired Local Government Law Enforcement Officer Australia

December 21, 2008

God bless you Captain Tennant, and may you rest in peace. May your family find peace in knowing that you are in the arms of the Lord now. You will always be remembered. Deborah and Joseph Champagne

Deborah & Joseph Champagne
Parents of an OSP Trooper

December 21, 2008

The Final Inspection

The warrior stood and faced God,
Which will always come to pass,
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

“Step forward now, old warrior,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?”

The warrior squared his shoulders and
Said, “No, Lord, I guess I ain’t,
‘Cause those of us who carry guns
Can’t always be saint.

“I’ve had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
‘Cause the world is awfully rough.

“But, I never took a penny
That wasn’t mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,

“And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.

“I know I don’t deserve a place
Among the people here,
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.

“If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand. In life
I didn’t expect nor need too much,
So if you don’t, I’ll understand.”

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod,
As the warrior stood quietly.
For the judgment of his God.

“Step forward now, my warrior,
You’ve born your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.”

Author Unknown

Officer Reyes

Officer Reyes S.R.T.
Dept. of Energy

December 21, 2008

But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
and they shall walk and not faint.

My sincerest condolences go out to the family of Cpt. Tom Tennant...a true hero who gave his all protecting others. Thank you Capt. Tennant for all you have done and may you rest in peace. New assignment.....Heaven... to watch over us from above.

Kerri Flitcroft
aunt of Deputy Josh Rutherford e.o.w. May 29, 2003

December 20, 2008

God Bless you and your family Captain Tennant, thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

K.R. Harlan Bomb Technician
Norfolk Va. Bomb Squad

December 20, 2008

Rest in peace, your serviceand sacrafice will not be forgotten!

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Dept

December 20, 2008

Rest in peace....


December 20, 2008

Although I did not have the opportunity to know Captain Tennant, I was able to witness the impact he had on other during the memorial today. It is never easy to lose a fellow officer, and my thought and prayers go out to his friends and family. Rest In Peace.

Officer Eric Nauerth
Aurora Police Department

December 20, 2008

To Bill and David Tennant:

I went to high school with you both a long time ago, at Sprague High School. When I read the news that your brother had been killed, I immediately thought about you both and your loss. My prayers go out to you, your mother and, of course, Tom's wife and children.

You can be so proud of your brother, son, husband and dad. He was an honorable and brave person who served to protect citizens. Know that others, like me, are grateful for Tom's service and we care about your family.

Susan (Mucha) McCaffrey

Susan McCaffrey

December 19, 2008

Cpt. Tennant was a loving father, Husband and an amazing person. On behalf of the United States Army and the West family, i want to say thank you for all that you did and know that our prayers go out to family and friends. Tom will forever be in our hearts.

You will be missed Mr. Tennant...

PFC West, Marcus
United States Army

December 19, 2008

Rest in peace brother. May God bless and protect your family. .


December 19, 2008

Our sincere condolences to the Tennant family. RIP brother.

P/O John Formisano
Newark Police Dept. NJ

December 19, 2008

Tom was my friend and words can't discribe how he will be missed by both friends, family and the Law Enforcement community. Tom was taken from us all by another's criminal action. I had known him for the past 28 plus years and am proud to have been his friend.

Sergeant Don Sweet
Marion County Sheriff's Office / Friend

December 18, 2008

Captain Tennant,
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother!

Dep. Paul Sperandeo, Ofc. Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office. Gretna Police Dept. LA

December 17, 2008

Captain Tennant,
I want to thank you for you service to your community and the State of Oregon. Through your service you have made all of our lives better and for that I am very greatful. Rest in peace.

Officer J.N. McGuire
Eugene, OR Police Department

December 17, 2008

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten..................

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD(OH)

December 17, 2008

The members at Arresting Hearts wish to offer their deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Captain Tom Tennant. Because of Captain Tennant‘s ultimate sacrifice we live in a safer place. We thank you for your service and your dedication.

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.” Mary Stevenson 1936

With love and respect,

The members and staff of Arresting Hearts


December 17, 2008

Rest in Peace Captain Tennant. We will take from here. My god be with you and your family.

Deputy Christopher Kim
San Francisco Sheriff's Department

December 16, 2008

You are gone, but we will never forget your heroism. May God watch over you and your family.


December 16, 2008

Thank you for your service and dedication to the citizens of Woodburn and Marion County.

-A former county prosecutor


December 16, 2008

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Captain Tom Tennant as well as to the Woodburn Police Department. Rest in peace Captain Tennant.

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

December 16, 2008

Although not planned you have arrived into Gods Elite Police Department in his heavenly kingdom. Notice all of your new comrades are heroic brothers and sisters as you are and all have served Gods children here on earth with honor, dignity, integrity and love. Know that your family will be cared for and you will never be forgotten by your brothers and sisters left behind. Your skills and knowledge will be missed by your department and all of our brothers and sisters in the badge. God bless, rest in peace brother.
In Christ, tom Bradley, Arizona State Chaplain FOP

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD

December 16, 2008

Rest in peach sir. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and department.

Officer Eric Golz
Long Beach Police Department (CA)

December 16, 2008

rest in peace, brother
provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

December 16, 2008

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