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

"Jesus said to her I am the resurrection and the life"- John 11:25

I have some degree of comfort through faith, because as Christ lives, all who are in Him live also, that when we depart from this realm we are absent from the body and present with Christ in the place He has prepared for us (2 Corinthians 5:8, John 14:2-3)

Gail, I will forever cherish our friendship. I last saw you several weeks ago and you greeted me as you always did, with that kilowatt smile and huge hug. So genuine and kind! Truly Salt of the Earth. I salute your dedication representing the City of Atlanta's Finest.

You must know that on this side of heaven, we all carry a heartache over your loss and our world is darkened without your beautiful light and smile amongst us.

Yet, we know you have transitioned to a more glorious place, patrolling Heaven's streets of gold.

Unit 1525, I copy you are on scene in the Heavenly Kingdom, and will hold you out for the remainder...

I pray God's ever abiding presence and comfort to the Thomas family and my extended Atlanta PD family.

We love you Gail.

Kristi L. Woods
Atlanta Police Communications Training Section

January 25, 2012

May you rest easy knowing that we, your brothers and sisters in blue, will step forward and pull up the ranks in your honor! Please ask God to watch out for everyone that you left behind that have started an unbelievable roller coaster ride. God Speed ma'am.

Deputy Heather Duncan
Ross County Ohio Deputy Sheriff

January 25, 2012

I'm another who was blessed to get to know Officer Thomas through her weekly service at Passion City Church. Her beautiful and radiant smile reflected her love for Jesus as did her kind and humble demeanor.

My heart breaks for all those who love her, and especially for her cherished daughter. But I know that Officer Thomas is with the Savior she dearly loved and that all is well for her.

Our prayers will continue for her grieving loved ones.

Thank you, Officer Thomas, for serving our city and our Savior so beautifully. You will be greatly missed.

Jody Noland
Citizen and Jesus Follower

January 25, 2012



January 25, 2012

What an unbelievable tragedy ! Another metro Atlanta police officer lost at the hands of a drunk driver. May god bless the Thomas family and hold them in his precious embrace during this time of sorry and grief.

Jim & Gayle Hanson
Dekalb Co. Retired

January 25, 2012

R.I.P Officer Thomas

D/S Towanna Thompkins
Seminole County Sheriff Office

January 25, 2012

Officer thomas,
I may have never got the chance to know you, but i got the chance to learn about you and your contributions to APD. Just judging by your photo's alone, i can tell that your smile was one that brightened every room it shined in. your hard work and dedication to the force was amazing and i can only hope to be a fraction of the officer you are someday. you will live on in the heart, soul and spirit of every officer and person you touched, and you are an inspiration to every recruit coming through the academy!

APD recruit

January 25, 2012

God Speed, Sister.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD,NJ

January 25, 2012

Let's cry for our loss today because she will be greatly miss, but let's cry with a smile on our face. SPO Thomas never stopped smiling, so let's keep her in our heart and live our day with a warm heart and a smile in our face. My prayers are with Gail's family and everyone in blue.

One of many friends

January 25, 2012

Officer Thomas served representing APD at our church, Passion City Church, every Sunday. I am blessed to have known her. I so appreciated her friendly smile and her joyful heart. Our church family will miss her greatly.

I am confident that the Lord welcomed Gail into His kingdom saying, "Well done, good and faithful servant." Thank you Officer Thomas for not only doing your job well but for loving Jesus well also.

Renee McKenzie
Grateful citizen and friend

January 25, 2012

RIP Officer Thomas.

Ptl. Valerie Smith
Kenilworth PD - NJ

January 25, 2012

On behalf of the men and women who serve the Sandy Springs Police Deparmtent- our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Gail Thomas family, friends, and co-workers with the Atlanta Police Department. Now you can walk Heaven's beat. Rest in peace.

Officer D. Johns
City of Sandy Springs Police, Georgia

January 25, 2012

It is very sad that a wonderful officer who was loved by so many friends and family would have to be taken away in such a tragic way. DUI is such a preventable offense WHY people WHY do so many good people have to lose their lives this way? God Bless. Prayers for the family.

D/S Scheider #427
Cherokee County SO

January 25, 2012

To Officer Thomas's Family:
My heart is breaking and goes out to you... I can tell what a wonderful happy human being she was just by looking at her picture. I hope Officer Thomas did not suffer. She will NEVER be forgotten.

To Officer Thomas:
I am so sorry for this to happen to you, you gave your heart and soul so many years devoted to helping people.
I hope you can punch a hole thru this world and let your family know that you are at peace and watching over them. My husband did that for me and I just know you can do it too.
I salute you, GodSpeed...

Lisa from Western MA.
Caring and supportive citizen to all Hero's and their Families

January 25, 2012

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of
Senior Police Officer Gail Thomas as well as to the Atlanta Police Department. Rest in peace Senior Officer Thomas, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

January 25, 2012

May you rest in peace Officer Thomas. Thank you for your years of service to the Atlanta Police Department.

Angela LaMotte
Civilian Supporter

January 25, 2012

Rest in Peace Officer Thomas we have the watch from here....God bless your family

Lyn Pierce, retired

January 25, 2012

Your selfless service, love of your City, & devotion to a job millions could not possibly accomplish will NEVER be forgotten. May your family find peace in the love we all send their way. You ARE a hero!!

Mother of an Officer
Colorado Springs Police Department

January 25, 2012

On Behalf of the Sheriffs of the State of Georgia, please accept my sincere condolences and heartfelt pain at the loss of SPO Thomas. She will live on with all of her brothers and sisters who wear the badge and give their all in service to our communities. May she Rest in Peace, and my God provide comfort and healing to her family, friends and her co workers. God Bless you.

Sheriff Scott Berry
President, Georgia Sheriff's Association

January 25, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Thomas. It saddens my heart that yet another HERO has been lost. May God comfort each of you during this time!

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen

January 25, 2012

The Magoffin County Sheriff's Office wishes to extend our
deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Thomas, and all those who mourn the loss of Officer Thomas. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

Deputy Garlena Minix Lykins
Magoffin County Sheriff's Office (Ky)

January 25, 2012

Senior Police Officer Gail Thomas rest in peace you are now a
member of an elite group The Thin Blue Line of Heroes.
There is no greater sacrifice that one can give for his fellow
man. To the Family I salute your lost loved one, and pray
for you during the days to come. Gail will be in the
company of Heroes forevermore.

The Thin Blue Line of the Fallen are Standing at attention
in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like
glass, They are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement.
All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price. Today,
like many others, they welcome you to this hallowed place.
As you march down the Thin Blue Line of the Fallen, all eyes
are focused on you as if to say it will be ok you’re with your
eternal partners. A salute follows and a tear can be seen
on so many faces. Welcome, you served well. Now come join
the ranks, another member of The Thin Blue Line has come home.

Your brother in Law Enforcement

Dr. Stan Phillips Retired
Retired, Walnut Grove Police Department, Walnut Grove. Mississippi

January 25, 2012

RIP Officer Thomas. Thank you for your service. May your family and friends find peace knowing that you will never be forgotten.

Detective Laura Price
Island County Sheriff

January 25, 2012

May God bless you and be with your family. I know you will be missed by all that knew you. Thanks for your service

Dispatcher Joel C Price
Jessamine County E-911

January 25, 2012

Officer Thomas: Rest in Peace and Thank You for your service. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends and department.

Deputy Doug Parrow #15-A3
Butte County Sheriff's Office - South Dakota

January 25, 2012

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