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

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Captain Tom Tennant, and the Woodburn P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Captain Tennant, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

December 15, 2008

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Captain Tennant. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your Family.
You will never be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

May the children of Captain Tennant know that their Father is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us.Captain Tennant.Thank You sir for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in Peace. God bless you and your family.

VIPS Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

December 15, 2008

RIP brother Tom.

May God bless your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Ptlm D. Bevenour
Gettysburg PD

December 14, 2008

You saw a threat and were a hero in that you acted to save life. You gave yours so others may live. I thankyou. May the Lord always be with your loved ones and may you be at peace with God.

Det. Castelhano
Mount Vernon NY PD

December 14, 2008

Captain Tennant, thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

December 14, 2008

Rest in Peace & Thank you for your service and bravery. My thought & prayers are with the family & friend during this difficult time.

Jackie-daughter of Det. Sandra Bullock (EOW 8-5-09)

Jackie Croft

December 14, 2008



December 14, 2008

A HERO may be gone....A HERO will never be forgotten R.I.P.

Lake County Sheriff IL

December 14, 2008

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and friends in their of sorrow. May God Bless and Rest in Peace!

CPL II David Murphy

December 14, 2008

Rest in Peace Sir..............

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Texas PD

December 14, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to all your loved ones and close friends. Keep watch over all of them, you will not be forgotten. I ask that Tom's brothers and sisters in blue stay close to his family.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 14, 2008

Rest In Peace, Captain Tennant.

Lt T Carr

December 14, 2008

Such a senseless tragedy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you Captain Tennant.

Jennifer Bell Huntsville AL
Mother of a Police Officer

December 14, 2008

Rest in peace bro', we'll take it from here.

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

December 14, 2008

Rest in Peace Cap'. My thoughts are with your family and the members of WPD during this most difficult time.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

December 14, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 14, 2008

On behalf of my Husband and I, we are very sorry for your loss. We pray that the Good Lord be with you now as your family walks the long hard road that is ahead. We pray that the person responsible be found and held fully accountable for their actions. God bless.

Amanda Firth
Wife of an Oregon LEO

December 14, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Captain Tennant, as well as his friends and co-workers. God Bless him for his dedicated service to the citizens of Woodburn Oregon. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

December 14, 2008

Thank you for your dedication and service sir

911 Dispatcher Daphne Layton
Coos Bay Police Department

December 14, 2008

Please accept my sincere condolences to the family of Captain Tennant, and the entire Woodburn Police Department family. The "Thin Blue Line" has been stretched, but will rebound to become even stronger thanks to the dedicated service of Captain Tennant and his Department.

Captain James Coker
Hoover, AL Police Department

December 14, 2008

Somebody killed a policeman today and a part of America died. Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

December 14, 2008

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

December 14, 2008

Captain Tennant your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

December 14, 2008



December 14, 2008

Rest in peace Captain Tennant!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA
Friend to all Law Enforcement Officers

December 14, 2008

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