Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Andrew Thomas Wall

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, May 7, 2011

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Reflections for Trooper Andrew Thomas Wall

Rest in peace Trooper Wall, my sincere condolences to your family and girlfriend and to your department. They will miss your knowledge and experience. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Thanks for your service. Terry F. Zech


May 11, 2011

My sincere condolences to the THP, Family and Friends of Trooper Andy Wall. My heart breaks every time I hear about another Law officer's untimely death. Over time the pain lessens and the wonderful memories and pride for your loved one grows and grows, NEVER to be forgotten. May God help you to find comfort and peace as you begin to heal.

God Bless You, Trooper Andy Wall, Your watch here is done!
Rest in peace, brave hero...Your ride in Heaven has just begun!

Cherrie Bonney
Widow of Officer Rodney "Rocky" Bonney, Auburn ME PD; EOW Monday, Apr

May 11, 2011

My heart goes out for the loss of this fine Trooper. I wish his family well. RIP

LT Don Crain
S.C. Hwy Patrol (ret.)

May 11, 2011


Adrian Murphy

May 11, 2011

My deepest condolences to your family and friends my brother. God Speed warrior.

Asheboro PD NC

May 11, 2011

Hearts are sadden by you being gone from us, I pray God's hand of Love, and Mercy, be with you family, and friends now, and always. Rest easy my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is now over.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County FL. Sheriffs Office

May 11, 2011

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your Family and your Dept.

Officer Bob Swope
Olmsted Falls Police Dept.Ohio

May 11, 2011

Trooper Wall,Ride in peace you'll always be in our thoughts.

SGT.Daniel Gnagi
Sunny Isles Beach P.D.,FL>

May 11, 2011

Andy my friend, I still don't believe you are no longer here. When Rob informed me you didn't make it was like someone kicked me in the stomach. I am going to miss all the laughs we had. I was remembering the morning you, Blasco and I ate breakfast and Tony spilled the gravy on his tie and how you laughed when he got upset. Oh how I am going to miss that laugh. I know we will see you again. I will always remember you Andy.

Trooper Julio Lassalle
Tennessee Highway Patrol

May 11, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD,NJ

May 10, 2011

God bless the family of Trooper Andy Wall and to all the brave members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP brother!

Trooper I
New Jersey State Police

May 10, 2011

Trooper Wall,

Rest In Peace Brother. Your family and department will be in my thoughts and prayers. You will never be forgotten.

Ofc. D. Abbott
Peterborough Police Dept. (NH)

May 10, 2011

Trooper Wall, Rest in peace brother, we will carry on for you. Our prayers are with your family and agency.

Cpl. H. Davis,
Motor Officer
Shelby County Sheriff Department
Shelbyville, Indiana

Cpl. Harold Davis, Jr
Shelby County Sheriff Department, Indiana

May 10, 2011

RIP brother Andy.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

May 10, 2011

Rest in Peace Motorman. You will not be forgotten Andy.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

May 10, 2011

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 Trooper Wall, especially to his girlfriend Cindy. 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 Andy, 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 Andy's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Andy's life was about so much more than the way he died. Andy will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Trooper Wall, 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 fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight years and 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)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

May 10, 2011

Andy, we are all going to miss you very much. You always made those around you smile. Your laughter was contagious and it seemed like you never met a stranger. I am thankful for the Friday night that I got to see you. I appreciate all you did for your community and for the State of Tennessee. You came from a family dedicated to the service of others and you carried that tradition on wonderfully. I will miss you my friend. God Bless you!

Detective John Patterson
Dickson County Sheriff's Office

May 10, 2011

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

May 10, 2011

I hope the Thundernirds pay tribute to you , brother.

Its nothing but blue skies and open highway for you from now on. Ride on, man, ride on.

PO 947

May 10, 2011

To the family, friends and colleagues of Trooper Wall, we would like to express our deepest condolences. Trooper Wall's service will never be forgotten.

Session 50
The Zone 5 Police Academy

May 10, 2011

Our thoughts and prayes are with the family and friends of Trooper Wall today and always.. Rest in Peace Sir..

Sister of Ofc. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

May 10, 2011

On behalf of the 6,131 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Trooper Walls family as well as the members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

May 10, 2011

Rest in peace Trooper. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and loved-ones and to your THP brothers and sisters. Thank you for a job well done. Today Heaven is a safer place, for it has another Trooper on patrol. God bless.

Master Trooper Jack A. Wise, Jr.
Virginia State Police ( Retired )

May 10, 2011

My heart goes out to you over the loss of your son. I stood in your shoes just a couple of months ago. I know the pain and heartache but I also know that both boy's yours and mine gave their life in doing what they loved. Just have faith in God and turn everything over to him and he will help you through this trying time in your life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Ginger Autrey
Mother of Officer Donald Josh Newmqn EOW 3/5/11

May 10, 2011

Chief Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Trooper Wall. Godspeed.

Niles, Illinois Police Department

May 10, 2011

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