Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Frederick Alston Thornton

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, February 25, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Frederick Alston Thornton

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


United States Border Patrol

February 25, 2021

Rest in eternal peace

Mark Mottola

February 25, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Thornton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 3, 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

September 18, 2018

Remembering Officer Fred Thornton. On this seventh anniversary of his passing, prayers for him and all at CMPD.

Friend of CMPD

February 25, 2018

Today Moore County Sheriff’s Office shift B-1 is dedicating our shift to you. Though you may be gone you’ll never be forgotten.

Deputy Jace Delgado
Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

February 25, 2018

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 29, 2016

Gone but not forgotten, Officer Thornton

Friend of CMPD

February 25, 2016

I remember where I was at when we learned that you had died as a result of your injuries. At my Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Retirement Dinner with many of the other officers that had retired during 2010. Over my career, we had worked together numerous times. We have lost too many good men and women in this country. I feel guilty that I was able to retire while so many others lost their lives. You were a great officer and someone I enjoyed working with and learning from over my years as a member of CMPD. All my prayers to your memory and to your family on this day.

Charles P. Owen Patrol-Retired
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department-Colleague

February 25, 2016

Rest in peace, Officer Thornton. You are not forgotten.


April 9, 2015

Three years later, and you are not forgotten, Officer Thornton. You are still an inspiration to all associated with CMPD.

Friend of CMPD

February 25, 2014

I just heard of your passing, I know you did so much changing in the last 6 years of your life you bacame the officer and husband and father you needed and wanted to be, I am so happy you had those years, I am so saddened your life was cut short, I know your carefully watching your family from heaven, I hope that gives them some peace. R.I.P. Fred.

Wife of a DOD Police Officer

November 25, 2013

Two years and two days later, God bless you, Officer Thornton. May you rest in peace, and my prayers go out to your family, friends and fellow officers.

From a friend and admirer of the CMPD.

Grateful citizen

February 27, 2013

This video was made because I simply saw the guys riding bikes through our town and wanted to do something to help.

God bless them all.

Private Citizen
The Human Race

May 12, 2012

Hey Freddy. It's been 1 year buddy. It's hard to believe that you have been gone that long. Not a day goes by that someone is not missing and loving you. Until we meet again brother. Continue to watch over all of us. See you soon, welcome us to our new home. Fortes Fortuna Juvat. SWAT TEAM!! Love Ya Brother.


February 25, 2012

Thanks for your 28 years of services, Fred.


February 24, 2012

Your service will never be forgotten. RIP Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 13, 2012

To the family and friends of Officer Fred Thornton, his fellow officers, and most especially to Fred:

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer. You will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Fred was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Fred's family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow.

Yesterday was your family's first Christmas without you and we are also approaching your eow anniversary date. They are all in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Fred gave to his community and the citizens of my home state of North Carolina, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 25, 2011.

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

December 26, 2011

God bless all of the men and women at the Charlotte-Meckleburg Police Department, the family and friends of Fred, and I am better for just knowing him. Thank God for the promise of Eternal Life through his Word.

Captain W.E. Connell
Pineville Police Department

September 2, 2011

Rest in Peace officer
you will be dearly missed by many! You were a great officer and man.


August 23, 2011

You were a true friend for many years. I still cannot believe you are gone. We had some good times that I will always remember and we will meet again, brother.

retired deputy chief

July 26, 2011

No words can make your loss less painful. Very sorry.

D/Lt. Mark Piercecchi (ret.)
Michigan State Police

May 13, 2011

Officer Thornton,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for your community. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 15, 2011

The officers and staff of the Chestertown Police Department offer our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer Fred Thornton. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace Fred.

Pfc. Brett Lysinger
Chestertown Maryland Police Department

March 14, 2011

My condolences to the family and my brothers and sisters @ CMPD.
Rest in Peace.

Motor Officer Jose Quiles
McKinney PD, McKinney TX

March 13, 2011

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