Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Thomas F. Patton, II

Cleveland Heights Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, March 13, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer Thomas F. Patton, II

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 13, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

March 13, 2012

I am very sad to have so many horrible people have no respect for law enforcement whatsoever. Officer Patton did not deserve to be spat at and I hope that horrible scumbag rots in hell for what he caused. I don't know what this world is coming to ,very sad. There has to be new laws put in place to protect people against repeat violent offenders. Our prisons are overcrowded and need not be by letting lowlevel offenders not serve time in prison and keep our prisons open for repeat offenders. I am very sorry that Officer Pattoon's little girl will not grow up to be with her wonderful father, God bless him and his family.

Sue Mazzone Airport Sales Agent
Continental Airlines

December 11, 2011

on the 1 year anniversary date my deepest sympathys I just went through this with my Son on 2/8/2010,He also had a heart attack so young at 36.I wish I could make it easy for everyone but I cant seem to do that for myself.I have another Son who is a deputy and I do worry for him everyday.RIP Officer Patton.

Christina Brookhart
Mother of Deputy Don McCutcheon EOW 2/8/2010

March 15, 2011

Officer Patton,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cleveland Heights. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



December 26, 2010

As you celebrate this, your first Thanksgiving without your loved one, please be aware that his service and sacrifice where not in vain. Though these words are small comfort on a day such as this, his brothers and sisters in law enforcement shall ensure that he and you are never forgotten! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, may GOD bless you and keep you on this and every day!

Deportation Officer

November 25, 2010

thank you so much for everything you did. you were far too young for this to happen...


September 3, 2010

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Patton, especially to his fiancée Tricia. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Thomas, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Thomas' life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Thomas' life was about so much more than the way he died. Thomas will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Patton, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

July 12, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

To the family and friends of Officer Thomas Patton II and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Thomas tragically died.

To Officer Patton's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Thomas gave to his community and the citizens of Ohio, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 13, 2010.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya

May 18, 2010

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Patton,

Please accept the most heartfelt condolences from the men and women of the United States Border Patrol, Douglas, AZ station.

We will not forget Officer Patton, and will continue in his stead, fighting evil for a better world. When one of us falls, all of us stumble, but we carry on in honor and memory of the fallen.

Thomas, all is Code-4. Rest in peace, sir. We have it from here.

Douglas, AZ Station
United States Border Patrol

May 4, 2010

I dont know you comrade, but rest safely in God's arms
Sleep weel and god bless you and your family
Kind wishes


April 9, 2010

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Cleveland Heights Police department. May peace be with you during this tragic time. We grieve with you and know that your hero will never be forgotten. To Officer Patton's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

CSPD Wives Association
Colorado Springs, CO

April 6, 2010

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over. God please watch over, and tend to the loved ones left behind.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

March 26, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Police Officer Thomas Patton II,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Police Officer Thomas Patton II. 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. Police Officer Thomas Patton II is a hero.


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

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


March 25, 2010

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

March 25, 2010

Rest in Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Special Agent
U.S. Postal Service

March 24, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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

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

March 24, 2010

My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends & pd of Tom. Having spent most of my life in Cleve. Hts., I especially want to honor him 4 his service & his ultimate sacrifice. May the Lord comfort all who mourn his tragic loss.

Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of LEOs

March 24, 2010

Thank you for your courage, service, and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten! May God Bless and comfort your family and friends.

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

March 23, 2010

Thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. May he grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they need to get through the rough times ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

March 23, 2010

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

March 23, 2010

Brother Thomas,

Please keep the gates of heaven open for the rest of us.

R.I.P. Brother

Cpl. Robert L. Padgett 67 (ret)
Charles County Sheriff's Office, Md.

March 22, 2010

On behalf of all Missouri officers, dispatchers and the like, I extend our sincere sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Patton. Rest in peace our fallen hero.

Scott Barthelmass, Founder/Team Manager
Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team

March 21, 2010

Thankyou for your service OFFICER PATTON II, you are a hero who will never be forgotten. God bless your family during these tragic times.


March 21, 2010

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