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 God, bless this man who gave all so that we may be safe in our homes and communities. Bring peace and blessing to the family he leaves behind.

RIP, hero.

Lt. Tami Faulhaber
Canyon County Sheriff's Office
Caldwell, Idaho

April 6, 2012

RIP, brother!

LEO in Palm Beach County

April 5, 2012

My prayers and thoughts are with your family. Know that Sgt. Thomas is in a better place. Thank you for your dedication to the profession Sgt. Thomas. May you RIP

Sgt. Todd LEsser
WV Division of Juvenile Services

April 4, 2012

Our respect and prayers are with your family. Rest in peace Sergeant Thomas.

Lt. Matthew Atchley
California Department of Corrections, Salinas Valley State Prison

April 3, 2012

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wy Police Dept.

April 2, 2012

Godspeed Brother...Hearing of your loss breaks my heart...

I hope your friends, family and coworkers the best during this time of grieving...

Godspeed Brother...

K. Jarrell

April 1, 2012



April 1, 2012

May God grant your family and friends the strength t get through these difficult times. Heroes will never be forgotten and you, Sergeant Ruben Howard Thomas, III, are a true hero. I salute you SIR.

Detective Senior Sergeant (Retired)
Victoria Police Australia

March 31, 2012

Rest in peace Sgt. Thomas. God speed.

Camden County Correctional Facility, Camden NJ

March 30, 2012

Thanks Sgt. Thomas for doing a job most people don't want to do.I'm a former C.O. in WV.People on the outside don't know that a C.O. is stuck spending all day or night with criminals that Society don't want around them anymore and have rejected.Its a dangerous situation to be in every day.Thank you sir!! for a job well done,and I'm so sorry for your family and they're loss.I know your with God now!! Godspeed to you sir!!


March 30, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Thomas. God Bless him for his service and sacrifice he made to keep others safe. Rest in Peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

March 29, 2012

I worked in corrections (Juveniles) for 2 years. I hurt my back and had to quit after getting screws and plates put in. I feared for my life every day and have nothing but respect for what I consider the higher ups of law enforcement...starting with Adult Corrections and the Patrolmen and so on...I will always have nothing but respect for my fallen heros. I let my fear keep me from becoming a cop, but this man didn't and he is my hero for it. He helped keep the state I served and still live in safe, and I am so grateful to have then honor just to leave this message for any who will know, this man is a real hero, as are all of these fine officers. I love them all with my heart and soul and miss them all without the knowledge of ever knowing any of them. That would have been a honor I would not deserve but would hold on to forever. To his family, I AM so sorry for your loss.

Ofc. Johnson

March 29, 2012

Thank you for your commitment to public safety and for your service. My heart is heavy for your friends and family and may they be lifted up by God and his graces... Rest in Peace

Wife of a CO

March 28, 2012

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

March 28, 2012

R.I.P. RU-T,I will never forget you always had a smile on your face and the times we worked together at Columbia C.I. in H dorm and the compond.This was a waste of a good guy.Even though I left and went to Suwannee I still think of you guys at Suwannee as part of my family.

Sgt L.Stacy
Suwannee C,I.FDOC

March 27, 2012

Rest In Peace Sergeant Thomas.

Corrections Officer H. Montoya
Ca. Dept. of Corrections Transportation Unit

March 27, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave and honorable man. My prayer is that his murderer gets the death penalty and it is swiftly carried out. To Sarge: You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten. May God bless and comfort all your family. your work her is done. Rest easy and we shall meet in Heaven someday.

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

March 27, 2012

It is a sorry world we live in when such fine young men as Sergeant Thomas are forced to make the ultimate sacrifice while protecting society from those who cause so much harm.

Thank you for the fine service you have given Sarge. Rest in peace now and know that you will always be remembered.

S. Watkins
Former Law Enforcement Officer

March 27, 2012

To the family of Sgt. Thomas, So sorry for your loss. I to have family who have been in corroections and remain in the correction field. I pray for them always. May the Sgt' fiancee, daughter and future son come to find peace and honor and comfort for what he did for them and the community he protected. God bless who he left behind to continue his watch

Member California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Formerly Heman G. Stark Youth Correction Facility Chino, CA.

Support Staff

March 27, 2012

My sincere condolences go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Sergeant Thomas. May you rest in peace.

Officer Garcia
Los Angeles Police Dept.

March 26, 2012

...Sincere Sympathy And Remorse To Sergeant Ruben Thomas Family And Friends the days ahead won't be easy but many prayers will be coming your way :( ... It Is Written ...Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me...

Someone who cares

March 26, 2012 fragile, sudden, broken,... in the wake of such a loss,
we are haunted by things we don’t, and
may never, understand.

Yet the solace we seek may not come from
answers. So we look for comfort in the
belief of love's everlasting connection.

May that love lift you and hold you close, and give you peace.

Chief Todd Boycher & members of the City of Roxboro, NC Police Department

Valerie Gentry - Office Assistant II
Roxboro Police Department, Roxboro, NC

March 26, 2012

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Ruben Thomas and the Florida Department of Corrections. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Sergeant Thomas, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

March 26, 2012

My prayers go to his child and future wife and his extended family. God bless him and all who do what we do on a daily basis.

Sgt D Niles
Washington DOC

March 26, 2012

My respect and my prayers for Gods Swift Justice.
Rest in peace.
Dear Almighty God.

Robert W.
Civilian Volunteer - LAPD

March 25, 2012

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