Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Police Officer Gail Denise Thomas

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Reflections for Senior Police Officer Gail Denise Thomas

Gail, your smile was contagious :) as was your warmheartedness. I'm thankful I was able to meet and work with you. May your continued journey be peaceful, joyful and illuminating.

Ofc. Sincere Qawiyy
Former co-worker, Atlanta Police Department

April 10, 2020

Hi Gail, I am smiling as I remember you and the love you shared with all of us daily.
Missing you! Continue resting and watching over us in His Eternal Care.

Kristi L Woods
Friend and Co Worker, Dekalb County PD/Formerly Atlanta PD E911

January 25, 2020

Gail we worked together in Zone 5 many years.. I will always remember your smile and kindness that you shown on a daily bases to me and others. You are missed and will never be forgotten ever.. God Bless your soul.

Sergeant Jason Combee
Atlanta Police Department

July 12, 2019

Rest in peace Senior Officer Thomas.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 26, 2019

An amazing number of people are thinking about you, the day before what should've been your 53rd Birthday. Never forgotten.

Det E. Walters
City of Atlanta PD

December 21, 2018

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

I just watched an old episode of Cops from the late 90s and saw Officer Thomas in an episode chasing down a drug dealer. I was saddened to read this and know her life was taken as she served the citizens of Atlanta. Another officer taken too soon, god bless and thank you for your 15 years of service.

Officer J. Y.
Police Officer in California

July 12, 2018

On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, Senior Police Officer Gail Thomas of Atlanta Georgia was struck and killed by a drunk driver. The drunk driver was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, and reckless driving. He was convicted and sentenced to 16 years in prison. Officer Thomas had served with the Atlanta Police Department for 15 years. She is survived by one child.

The world is a better place for your having been here Officer Thomas. God bless you and your family and thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police Department

January 25, 2018

Hi Gail, missing you dearly, continue to watch over your brothers and sisters in blue.

Kristi L Woods
Formerly Atlanta PD E911 Training Section

January 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 24, 2018

Coming up on your Birthday. I still think of you often. We should be the same age. You were/are a tremendous influence on me. Miss you.

Detective E Walters
Atlanta PD

December 10, 2017

January 24th, 2012 is a day that I will never forget because we lost your physical presence in our lives. During my 23 years with APD we lost too many officers to LOD deaths. But you were mine. As your Precinct Commander I always appreciated the way you looked after your fellow officers and taught them the right way.
I will never forget your smile and the positive impact you made on so many lives. I think of you daily. I know you are in a better place and still looking after those you cared for and loved. I will always keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless you.

Major Chris Leighty Retired
City of Atlanta Police Department

May 4, 2017

Hey Gail,

5 years ago today, I got that message that you had left us. I remember the heavy sadness that permeated the entire department. I miss you terribly and that incredible smile that lit up the place; I continue to pray for your loved ones and just wanted to drop by and say hello.

Much love to you, rest in His eternal peace.

Kristi L. Woods
friend/APD co-worker

January 24, 2017

On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, Senior Police Officer Gail Thomas of Atlanta Georgia was struck and killed by a drunk driver. The drunk driver was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, and reckless driving. He was convicted and sentenced to 16 years in prison. Officer Thomas had served with the Atlanta Police Department for 15 years. She is survived by one child.
The world is a better place for your having been here Officer Thomas. God bless you and your family and thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police Department

January 24, 2017

Yesterday was your Birthday. You are remembered by your APD family.
Liz
Zone 5
APD

Det Liz
Atlanta PD

December 23, 2016

NEVER FORGOTTEN!
On January 24, 2012, the Atlanta Police Department lost Senior Police Officer Gail Denise Thomas. She was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting other officers with a traffic incident on the exit ramp from southbound I-75 to northbound I-85. The loss has been overwhelming for Gail’s family and friends. Please keep them and so many others like them in your thoughts and prayers.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Ploice Department

January 24, 2016

NEVER FORGOTTEN!
Today is another sad anniversary. On January 24, 2012, the Atlanta Police Department lost Senior Police Officer Gail Denise Thomas. She was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting other officers with a traffic incident on the exit ramp from southbound I-75 to northbound I-85. The loss has been overwhelming for Gail’s family and friends. Please keep them and so many others like them in your thoughts and prayers.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police

January 24, 2015

It was my pleasure to come to work everyday and see your smiling face and ready attitude. Peace, peace, peace.

Retired Lieutenant Trudy Nan Boyce
Atlanta Police

March 20, 2014

You touched many lives Gail even people that you never met. The world is a better place for your having been here. God bless you and your family. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police Parsippany NJ

January 23, 2014

Hello, just checking in with you to see how things are going and how you are handling your wings. My son and I went on a father ond son trip to Hilton Head SC. There were a policeman on the side with someone pulled over and I moved to the other lane. I exxplained to Dylan why and he called out your name. I started smiling because he haven't forgotten about you either. You better not be up there smiling at those men, you know how I am. Get some rest and we will chat again. Paul and Dylan Stokes

TFC PAUL STOKES # 801
GA. STATE PATROL

October 8, 2013

Oh, Gail. I miss you so much. This is the only picture I have of you. I can't remember the first time we met, but I can't forget knowing you. You're the one who made me want to be a police officer. And this picture of you in my patrol car is going to remind me to be safe very day. I miss you. Wish I could have gotten to see you before you left. I still wish you had adopted me :P I love you, don't forget me up there.

David
Adopted child :)

May 24, 2013

Later this week I will have the privilege of riding in honor of Officer Gail Denise Thomas of the Atlanta, Georgia Police Department, during this year’s Police Unity Tour. Gail made the ultimate sacrifice Tuesday, January 24, 2012. While Gail and I never met I have a good picture of this special woman, after reading the love and pain in the numerous reflections in the Officer Down Memorial Page. A selfless, caring, fun loving woman and mother, who made Atlanta a better place for her having been there. I hope that the sense of loss and pain Gails’s friends and family feel can be eased by knowing that they are not alone. Gail is part of a larger family, the Law Enforcement Family. Although we may not have met, we care and are here for you.

As Vernon J. Geberth, Lieutenant Commander NYPD retired said

“Remember we work for God”.

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police Parsippany NJ

May 6, 2013

Hey Gail! It's been a long time. Wish I'd gotten the chance to see you before we lost you. You're still here with me. You're what keeps me safe when I'm on scene. I hope that I'll get to come visit you soon. You're always, and always will me in my heart.

David B.
Crandon Area Rescue Squad

April 17, 2013

Thank you for your service Officer Thomas. You will not be forgotten. I am proud to ride for you this year in the Police Unity Tour. To your family and friends I pray that will cherish every memory of you and smile when they think of you.
"Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be sons of God" Matthew 5:9

Melissa Christian
wife of Officer Buddy Christian EOW 3-22-11

April 15, 2013

What's up Gaily Gail, I hope that you are enjoying yourself.Evertime I pull into the parking lot of the church I often think about our last talk. You know I missing talking crazy 2 u, and seeing you smile. They started two services in the morning and one now in the evening. Thats fine with me, because I only work in the morning and now I can make more money because we are there longer in the morning. Well I just wanted to drop you a few lines to let you know that I haven't forgotten about you. Continue to rest and relax. We will chat again, LORD WILL

TFC PAUL STOKES # 801
GA. STATE PATROL

March 18, 2013

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