Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Ruben Howard Thomas, III

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, March 18, 2012

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Reflections for Sergeant Ruben Howard Thomas, III

Dear lord when Ruben has pulled down all the neatly folded diapers with sticky fingers ,we are thankful for those perfectly formed fingers.When he ran after us all day long whining we are thankful for those strong little legs and strong lungs.When he spilled milk all over we are thankful that we can provide milk. Lord help to remember always to thank you for all our blessings,for he is and always will be the best of our world rolled into one bundle.

C. O. T. Fields
Columbia C.I. Annex

March 22, 2012

rest in peace brother Godspeed.

Retired Police Sergeant G.D.Lemons
Genoa Twp. P.D.

March 22, 2012

Sgt. Thomas' family is in my prayers.

Shirley C. Ford, Secretary II
Georgia Department of Corrections

March 22, 2012

Thank you Sergeant Thomas for your ultimate sacrifice. Words can't begin to say how grateful we are to you and all Law Enforcement personnel. You will be missed by your family, friends and co-workers, but rest assured that you will NEVER be forgotten. Your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult journey of grief, although I know you are smiling down on them from above. When you see my love running around those streets of gold, flag him down and introduce yourself (and let him know that I miss him every day).

Denise Held
S.O. of Officer David R. Loeffler (EOW: 5/29/09)

Denise Held
WI C.O.P.S Board Trustee

March 22, 2012

Thank you for your bravery, duty, and sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. RIP

CHO Roger Dodson
WV Division of Corrections

March 22, 2012

I already miss you and that wonderful, and sometime mischievous "Smile".... You were a great Co-worker, Friend and another one of my "Kids"..... You will remain in my heart! We will be there for your babies and love of your life :) Go Rest High, Thank You for your Service, Love & Prayers Always to your Family...... "PCT"

Sergeant Judy Hall
Columbia C. I. and Friend

March 22, 2012

Thank you , Ruben for your service. we will never forget.
I will miss seeing you at pork chop tuesday or when you came by just to visit.
I will miss my friend

JB Hall Captain (retired )
Dept. of Corrections (Florida)

March 22, 2012

I didn't know Sgt. Thomas personally, but my heart goes out to his family and friends. May he rest in peace, my brother in Corrections. We have a tough job dealing with society's unwanted. To my Corrections family: please stay safe.

Cpl. F. Conner
Miami Dade Corrections

March 22, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sgt. Thomas.

Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Deputy A. Thompson

March 22, 2012

I didn't know Sgt. Thomas but since this is a Brotherhood I knew his character and that it is, IMPECCABLE.
GOD BLESS, Brother.

Sgt. Patrick Carper
Tn. Dept. of Correction, Northeast Correctional Complex

March 22, 2012

If this man should fall,who wil lift the flag and carry on? Thank you for carrying the flag Sgt. Thomas.

Deputy Darrin Ellis
Kings County Sheriffs Office(Ca.)

March 22, 2012

No one really knows the risk faced behind the walls but those that have served behind them. So young, makes it ever worse. Those of us that have been blessed with retirement are forever reminded of, there but for the Grace of God go we.

Rest in Peace Sergeant. May St Peter here your call for On The Gate and give you your deserved entry to Heaven.

Warden - Retired George Hall
Westchester County NY DOC

March 22, 2012

I didn't know Sgt. Thomas but since this is a Brotherhood of all who serve i know his character, IMPECCABLE.
God Bless.

Tn dept of Correction, Northeast Correctional Complex

March 22, 2012

Sgt. Thomas - I thank you for your service and commitment to the protection of your charges - to the point of giving the ultimate sacrifice.
No one on the outside understands, but we accept the reality each morning-day-& night, that when we step onto the floor of our facilities and do duty within these walls - that we may not walk back out at the end of the shift.
It is a burden you need to carry no more - we carry the load from this point forward.
My heartfelt compassion for your daughter and fiance in this most troubling time. I hope they know the nationwide support awaiting them if they ever need it!

Sergeant C. Gottschalk

March 22, 2012

Sergeant Thomas served this country a great deal, more than most ever will. I did not know him personally, but I wish I had. It takes an enormous amount of courage to put your life and limb on the line for a cause that many people do not understand or even contemplate on a normal basis. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in peace Sergeant.


March 22, 2012

what is this inmates problem!?? is or WAS there EVER any hope for this inmate??? I have NO SYMPATHY for this "inmate"! Seargant Thomas was way to young, i wish we could get rid of the bad, not the good!! prayer's are out to friends & family <3


March 22, 2012

Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

RIP Sgt. Thomas, may God be with your family and friends.

Deputy Wayne Kelly
Suwannee County Sheriff's Office

March 22, 2012

Thank you, Sergeant Thomas, for being the hero you were in life. You will forever be remembered as one. When I woke up and found out that this tragedy had happened, I was speechless. My thoughts are with your family, friends, our agency, and your co-workers. Thank you for your service not only to the State of Florida but also to the entire country.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

March 21, 2012

No money, no gold, no land, nor any other riches, could ever equal the sacrifice made by our heroes. Our true heroes are those who risk it all for little reward. You fulfilled your duties, here on Earth and you will forever be a part of those who walk in your shoes.

John Curtis, Asst. Warden - Retired

March 21, 2012

RIP Officer

Mourning Citizen
Stacy Daniels

March 21, 2012

Although we at Santa Rosa never personally knew you, you were one of ours and your loss has touched each of our lives. We are praying for your families.

Officer Jamie Burch
Santa Rosa Correctional Insitution

March 21, 2012

condolences go out to the family, friends, and co-workers at columbia c i. rest in peace sgt.

james hoffman, RET nycdoc
sgt., fla doc

March 21, 2012

RIP Sarge

Senior Correction Officer S.Kelly

March 21, 2012

We lost a hero, we lost a co-worker, we lost a friend, we lost a family member, we lost a father, we lost a son, we lost a leader, we lost a angel... We know your family is hurting more than can every be imagined. Your Co-workers are huritng and friends are hurting as well. FLDOC has always and will always be a family. You will never be forgotten and you will forever live in FLDOC hearts all across the this state. Your fiance and two children are part of the FLDOC family and rest assured we will take care of them, because they are our family as well. "We Never Walk Alone and they will not Walk Alone either!! You go home to the Lord and feel no more pain. The Keys have been passed and your post is covered. Go be with the Lord Sergeant Thomas.

FLDOC family
FLDOC family

March 21, 2012

To Sergeant Thomas's family, friends, fellow Officers, and his daily aquaintances he met:
My prayers are with you ALL. I know you have TRULY lost someone very dear. I have a son in Law Enforcement in GA, and this is something I fear on a daily basis. They ALL put their lives on the line just to "protect & serve" each & everyone of us. I am just so sorry for your loss.
My prayer is that each & every one of you will seek guideance in God, as HE is the one who will get you through this very difficult time. May God BLESS you ALL!
Sincerely, Mother of Son in Law Enforcement in Georgia
Anita Taylor, Savannah, GA

Anita G. Taylorq
Mother of Son in Law Enforcement

March 21, 2012

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