Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

RIP, you are a true hero.


May 26, 2010

I remember Tommy as a little boy growing up with my kids. He and his sister Sandra played with my two youngest kids, Robyn and Billy. Tommy was so enamored with my daughter, Robyn. Tommy' parents treated my kids like they were theirs just as I did Sandra and Tommy. He spent more time on my porch than on his. They were always in my kitchen for popsicles or ice-cream or whatever I was handing out at the time. His dad taught Robyn how to play tennis at the neighborhood park. Every Halloween Carolyn, his mom would take the kids to a local haunted house (I was too chicken. At first she would also take them trick or treating. As they got older, my teens would take them all. The last time I saw Tommy was when he first enlisted. He came to see me in his uniform. My prayers are with the entire family. I know how much he meant to his dad. Tommy is now their guardian angel and he will take that job as seriously as he did every assignment he had. God bless you Tommy.

Rozlyn ("Candi") Wade
Next door neighbor

May 25, 2010

Rest in peace brother. You served your community honorably.

Det. J. Clark

May 25, 2010

You will always be remembered as a HERO. Thank you sir and may jesus watch over you. "IN VALOR, THERE IS HOPE"

Explorer Ralph J. Hilton Jr.
Joliet Police Explorers, P/O's Son

May 25, 2010

You Sir, are an American hero. Thank you for your selfless service on both fronts. God Speed...

Police Officer Butler
Austin PD, Tx.

May 25, 2010

Rest In Peace Brother.

Officer R. Bellamy
San Bernardino PD

May 25, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Police Officer Thomas E. Wortham IV,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Police Officer Thomas E. Wortham IV. 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 E. Wortham IV 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


May 25, 2010

Please convey my condolences to his family, friends and especially his co-workers. There isn't much one can say at a time like this except that he is in God's loving arms and in time, peace will abide. God bless you all.

Rusty Cox,Information Clerk
Asheville Police Dept., Asheville, NC

May 25, 2010

A brave hero who served his country and community, you will be forever remembered. God bless brother.


May 25, 2010

Thank you for your courage, your service and your ultimate sacrifice. We will NEVER forget! Such a tragedy, surviving the war overseas and returning home only to be killed by your fellow countrymen and your father watched this horrific scene. I hope God will grant him peace. I hope justice is swift & sure for the pathetic scum that took your life so soon after returning home from serving our country both here and abroad! God Bless and Godspeed.


May 25, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Wortham's family, both blood and blue. Rest well, my brother.


May 24, 2010

I had the Honor and great fortune of knowing Officer Wortham while he was a SSG and later a 2LT in the National Guard. We were in the same unit briefly, after he returned from his first tour in Iraq in 2006. Only those that have known him can even remotely understand what an incredible person he was. The epitome of an American and a hero. Dedicated to doing whatever he could do, to make his Country, his City and his Community better. I have known few people who can compare to his character, integrity and sense of duty. As for the rest of us, we can only aspire to become the kind of person that he was. My heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to his Family, Friends, Fellow Officers, Fellow Soldiers and everyone else affected by this senseless tragedy. God bless and Rest in Peace.

SFC Williams
WI Army National Guard

May 24, 2010

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

May 24, 2010

It was just a few weeks ago that you and your department were standing in front of us on the Capital Lawn for Police Week. You stood on the other side with your brothers and sisters and I stood the opposite side with LAPD Officers. We stood at attention until all the families had left the capital grounds. Then your agency offered a salute to us and we saluted back. I was so moved by your department and the small salute you gave us. Even though I don't know you personally I have no doubt you were a great person and a great cop. Thank you for everything you did here on earth and may you be blessed on the other side.


May 24, 2010

RIP Officer Wortham. Thank you for your selfless service, may God open the gates of heaven for you. You and your father are true heroes.

Police Officer
Dallas Police Department

May 24, 2010

I'm saddened by the fact that I had lost touch with Wortham, after ETSing from the Army, and even sadder to learn of his death. When I knew him he was both fun loving, and dedicated to his job. He was a great soldier, and I'm sure he was a great police officer as well. My father was a police officer, so I understand how it's a brotherhood, and all mourn for the fall of one of their brothers. Know that the brotherhood of soldiers mourn with you, especially those of us that knew and served with Wortham. The world is a bleaker, colder place without him.

Joshua Marshall
Former Wi National Guard

May 24, 2010



May 24, 2010

I spent about 2 hours yesterday at the memorial in Coles park for you. Your dad was walking around passing out water to the guests that came. He is hurting inside but, he has to be stong for you. He is a fraile older gentleman but,he is MY hero for what he did to try to save your life. Brother, rest in peace and I salute you! Thank you for keeping watch over US while you were in Iraq twice and for your service to this city. Your co-workers got it from here. RIP

Former PO M.P.D.P.

May 24, 2010

Words can't express the sadness that goes with this sacrafice. I am sure that you will be patrolling the streets in heaven and watching over your family to keep them safe.

Sister-n-Law /Survivor
Vermont State Police

May 24, 2010

Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names

Captain Raul Estevez Jr
Newark NJ Police

May 24, 2010


I met you as we were leaving the capitol and shared a metro train back to our hotels. We actually talked about your motorcycle and how much you enjoyed it. Although we worked several states apart you and your coworkers treated me like a friend. This was only four days before God took you from your family. While on the train you told me how you spent your own time and money to attend National Police Week to honor your fallen coworkers. It pains me to know that next year we will see your name engraved on that memorial wall. Your family and coworkers are in our prayers.

Corporal Chad Edwards
Washington, NC Police Department

May 24, 2010

Officer Thomas Wortham IV my prayers are with your family and department. I has to be extremely difficult for you family members who witnessed such as event, may they feel the thoughts and prayers along with a bonding community to show their support and comfort.


CPT M. Bishop
K-9 Tjaboo

CPT M. Bishop
Henry County Police Department, Georgia

May 24, 2010

Rest in peace thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the CPD during this tragic and difficult time.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

May 24, 2010



May 24, 2010

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Thomas Wortham, IV, and the Chicago 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. Officer Wortham, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

May 24, 2010

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