Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Edward Doyle "Ned" Thompson

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, March 9, 2008

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Reflections for Sergeant Edward Doyle "Ned" Thompson

Thank you for your courage and willing spirit to help your department and the citizens of New York!

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

August 18, 2008

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Sgt. Thompson's wife, children, family, friends and co-workers. I was married to Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002 and I am now married to Washington County Deputy Sheriff Aaron Carpenter. All of your C.O.P.S. family is here for you and hurting for you. We all became a family when our loved ones became police officers and now we have even a stronger bond when one of our family members goes down. We are here for you to help you along this journey you now have joined with us. God bless you all.

Denise Nichols Carpenter
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

August 18, 2008

You are a true warrior. May you rest in the loving arms of our Lord. May your family gain strength from your heroic actions that fateful day our country was attacked.

God speed brother.

Sgt. Mary Huggins
Orange County Sheriff's Office, Orlando, Florida

August 18, 2008

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

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Texas Police

August 18, 2008

R.I.P. Sgt.

Cpl. A. Brisinte
Orange Co. Sheriff Orlando FL

August 18, 2008

New York city is my second home. I have met and worked with some of the best in law enforcement. I only hope that we met in passing. Now, I say, thank-you, thank-you for your service. Rest in peace.

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

August 18, 2008

A mere "Thank You" for your sacrifice will never be enough to express our unconditional gratitude for the dedication you gave in the line of service. Your personal concern for the welfare and safety of the many victims of 9-11 in Manhattan will always be remembered and will serve as a reminder to the rest of us officers in blue as to the true definition of dedication. Your personal and professional ethics are symbolic of true leadership and will shine as a beacon to lead all who will follow in this service. May God Himself take your pain and hold you in His eternal comfort. May God Bless you and your loved ones.

Deputy/CO1 Vernon Kennedy, 797
Saline County Kansas Sheriff's Office

August 18, 2008

Thank you for your service.

NC Paramedic

August 18, 2008

Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Fidoe
Twinsburg, Ohio Police Department

August 18, 2008

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

August 18, 2008

When God Made Peace Officers
Unknown Author
When the Lord was creating peace officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one"

And the Lord said, "Have you read the spec on this order?" A peace officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn't touch, and not wrinkle his uniform."

He has to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses and testify in court the next day."

He has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals. And he has to have six pairs of hands."

The angel shook her head slowly and said, "Six pairs of way."

"It's not the hands that are causing me problems." said the Lord, "It's the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have."

"That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. "One pair that sees through the bulge in a pocket before he asks, 'May I see what's in there sir?' (When he already knows and wishes he'd taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of the head for his partner's safety. And another pair of eyes here in the front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say. 'You'll be all right ma'am.' When he knows it isn't so."

"Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve, "rest and work on this tomorrow."

"I can't" said the Lord, "I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident, and feed a family of five on a civil service pay check."

The angel circled the model of the peace officer very slowly. "Can it think?" she asked.

"You bet." said the Lord. "It can tell you the elements of a hundred crime scenes; recite Miranda warnings in his sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five learned judges to debate the legality of the stop...and still keeps its sense of humor."

"This officer also has phenomenal personal control. He can deal with crime scenes painted in hell; coax a confession from a child abuser; comfort a murder victim's family; and then read in the daily paper how law enforcement isn't sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects."

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her fingers across the cheek of the peace officer. "There's a leak." She pronounced. "I told you that you are trying to put to much in this model."
"That's not a leak," said the Lord, "it's a tear."
"What's the tear for?" asked the angel.
"It's for bottled-up emotions; for fallen comrades; for commitment to that funny piece of metal called his badge; for justice."
"You're a genius." said the angel.
The Lord looked somber. "I didn't put it there." he said.
On that sunny day in September we will never ever forget. Those that we lost in the Towers and in that field are burned in our memories for all of us to remember. We tend to forget all of the ones that worked day and night at ground zero all of those hours, and never gave one thought what that smoke and all of that bad air would have any kind of affect on us later. We will never forget those that did work all those hours and we will remember those also forever. GOD BLESS THEM ALL.
Canon City, CO

Marilyn Robinson
Canon Internet Radio

August 18, 2008

Thank you Sgt. Edward Thompson.

Albany Police Dept, Albany GA

August 18, 2008

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept,NY

August 18, 2008

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

August 18, 2008

Sergeant Thompson you are a hero. Thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. God bless you, your loved ones, and the New York Police Department. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

August 18, 2008

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Edward Thompson, and the New York City 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. Sergeant Thompson, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

August 18, 2008

RIP Sgt may God Bless your family. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

A/Lt Richard Oberhaus
NYPD Auxiliary

August 18, 2008



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August 18, 2008

As you were a hero in time of such a tragedy for so many. Your family now faces a tragedy of their own. Your sacrfice will not be in vein.


PFC Anderson
United States Marine Corps

August 18, 2008

Rest in Peace brother. You will be missed but never forgotten....
Fidelis Ad Mortem

Sergeant Chris DiToro

August 18, 2008

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Edward Thompson. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.

Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

August 18, 2008

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

Police Officer

August 18, 2008

Rest in peace Sergeant Thompson...

Genesee County, Michigan

August 18, 2008

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Thompson. 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.

VIPS Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

August 18, 2008

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