Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Thomas Moore Alexander

Rayville Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, September 11, 2010

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Reflections for Sergeant Thomas Moore Alexander

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 9, 2024

Sgt. Alexander,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rayville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2020

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 11, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Alexander.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 1, 2019

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

It's so sad that, today is the anniversary of your sacrifice, on a day when so many others sacrificed just as much as you a mere 9 years prior. Your sacrifice is almost overshadowed. I stress ALMOST because this website and the National Memorial in DC have NOT ignored or overlooked you or your sacrifice. You are as much a hero an anyone who gave their lives this date, or any for that matter.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest be EVER peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 11, 2017

I always think of the ways in which help your fellow man. You never met a stranger, just someone you had not spoken to. Thank you for your service.

Citizen Stacey Fletcher Sinegal

January 17, 2017

Just passing thru & remembering this tragic day. You will always be remembered as a Hero & will never be forgotten. R.I.P.

Citizen Tracy Corley

September 12, 2014

Always remembered & honored 4 his service & his ultimate sacrifice.

Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of LEO's

September 10, 2013

Mere words seem insignificant to honor your heroism and courage which will never be forgotten. May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect and gratitude for the distinquished service you gave to your community and country, and for the supreme sacrifice you and your family made on September 11, 2001.

To your family, may God continue to hold you in his arms and may you be comforted by your faith and those who care for you.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 7, 2013

I am so sorry about what happened... I attend Bakersfield College and I had to do a three page report on your story.. all three of the suspects deserve death penalty!

Andrjah Johnson

February 20, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 10, 2012

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



April 21, 2011

A man will put a circle around himself and protect that circle no matter the cost. A good man will put a circle around himself and his family and protect that circle no matter the cost. A great man will put a circle around EVERYONE and protect that circle no matter the cost. Sgt. Alexander you protected your circle at the ultimate cost and I salute you. You are a TRUE HERO!!!!!!

DFC Jeffrey A. Mayo

February 19, 2011

The families of 1199 Inc. are so sorry to hear Sergeant Thomas Alexander has lost his life in the line of duty. To his children, family, friends, brothers and sisters in law enforcement our prayers and thoughts are with you. Sgt. Alexander put you life on the line for others. You are a true hero. God's speed sir.

Sgt. Jeff Caudill
1199 Inc. for fallen officers

November 10, 2010

Your bravery and heroism will never go unforgotten.Thank you for your service.

Rest in peace Sergeant.

CRO Clendening
Glades County Sheriffs Office (FL)

October 14, 2010

Rest in Peace brother and may GOD look over your family and the Rayville Police Department.

Trooper Archie Forsyth
Louisiana State Police (Troop A)

October 14, 2010

Seems that our brave officers are taking more casualties on the homefront than in any other war, yet they continue to protect and serve, providing the average citizen with the protection and safety that they expect. It is officers like this brave man who we can be proudest of..God Bless his family and may he truly rest in peace.

Mary Crockett, civillian

October 13, 2010

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Sergeant Alexander and the Rayville Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Alexander, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

October 3, 2010

Rest in peace Brother Thomas, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73


September 28, 2010

To the loving parents, wife and daughters of Sergeant Thomas Alexander. I cannot imagine the pain and sorrow you are suffering this day. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memories of Thomas. God bless you and be strong until the day you meet again. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

P.O. Giannetti
Boston Police (Dorchester)

September 25, 2010

Thank you for your service Sir! You've done your work here on earth. My thoughts and prayers to the Alexander family!

Dep. M. Chavez Jr.
Fresno County Sheriff's Office

September 21, 2010

May the good Lord bless you and your family for the ultimate sacrifice you have made for the honor of the badge. Your selfless service will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace my brother.

Trooper Simon J. Besson
Louisiana State Police Troop C

September 21, 2010



September 20, 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 whose 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 (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 19, 2010

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