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Police Officer Thomas E. Wortham, IV

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer Thomas E. Wortham, IV

Rest in peace Officer Wortham.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 20, 2024

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 10, 2024

Officer Wortham, your life, your story, your service to community and country will never be forgotten!

G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, EOW 3/20/2011

May 2, 2022

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 10 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

May 20, 2020

Officer Wortham,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the WIARNG-especially when you served in Iraq. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 20, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 2, 2018

Will never forget you Cuz, you will be greatly missed, you never missed a family reunion and you will always be with us. Love you and miss you.
Lisa Roberson

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August 5, 2018



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March 22, 2018

Rest easy brother. Thank you for your service and your ultimate heroism. May you watch over your family and may God bless and give them strength for your loss.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 20, 2017

Rest in Peace

Houston Police Dept.

June 16, 2016

Rest in Peace brother, we have the Watch

Phoenix PD, Brother in Blue

October 20, 2015

Sir, I have not forgotten all your valuable life lessons that you taught me while I was still a cadet in your PLT. I had looked forward to linking up with you upon my return back to WI, only to learn about your ill fate..

I now walk in the same career and foot step as you, I can only hope to be half the man that you were.

I will always remember your kindness as a leader and a person.

We will meet again brother.


August 4, 2015


Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 20, 2015

I would like to have Tom's name and family history entered in my book, WORTHAM CONNECTIONS, History of Worthams goes back to 1640 when one Thomas Wortham came to Virginia from England. To enter my book I need the names of Tom's father, grand father, if available, his great grand father. I have discovered relatives of members
not known to present day subjects. Very interesting.
Maury E. Wortham, I am a retired Navy Captain.

Capt USN Maury E Wortham

November 24, 2013

I met Tom in Iraq, on his first tour; we were involved in an action where Tom showed under fire his ethic and devotion to his brother in arms; namely me, and I was thankful he had my back. We became long- distance friends and even linked up again on our next Iraq tours, thankfully that time without any gunfire.
He's an example of the standard men should be measured by, and he will never be forgotten.

CPT Donker
US Army

October 17, 2013

Thomas E. Wortham, IV
A friend from U Dub Dub who was always a bright light.

gregory messel

October 8, 2013

Thinking of you and your loved ones today. Know that you have not been forgotten. Those that love you will never let your memory fade from this earth, continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

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

May 20, 2013

Hello my name is Joshua P Walker. I had the privaliage to know Thomas Wortham IV i served with him in the United States Army out of Fort Atkinson,Wi with A Co 2-128th Inf and out of A Co 1-128th Inf. He was and will always be my freind and i think of him often. He helped me so much when i was in the Army as a freind and as a leader. He always had time for his freinds and troops he worked with. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family i just wish there was something that i could do for his family. He is and always will be in my thoughts. And if there is anything that i can do for the family please feel free to contact me at my email add or by phone anytime Sincerally Joshua P Walker

Cpl Joshua Walker
Served in A Co 2-128th INf & A Co 1-128th INF with the LT

December 15, 2012


Deputy D. Wortham
San Bernardino County Sheriifs Department

May 30, 2012

I think about you whenever I drive past that site, which is frequent. I always say a quick prayer. You (and your dad) were great officers and are greatly missed. I was there that night and I will never forget.

Detective Thomas Downes

May 22, 2012

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 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.

I pray for solace for all that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace, especially your parents. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 20, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Wortham. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

To Officer Thomas Wortham IV, his family and his fellow officers with the Chicago Police Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

May 20, 2011

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