Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Thomas DeVane, V

Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, August 5, 1865

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Reflections for Officer Thomas DeVane, V

Officer DeVane - I have read that "the good soldier is peaceful, the skilled boxer strikes not in anger, and that the victor is not vengeful". I am ashamed to read that Union soldiers may likely have brought about your death. Shame on them.

Thank you for your service to the people of Wilmington and the state of Nort Carolina. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 9, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 9, 2012

Officer DeVane,
Sir, it has taken almost 147 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wilmington.


U.S. Border Patrol

March 29, 2012

As the great granddaughter of Thomas DeVane V, I want to thank Phyllis Loya for her kind and heartfelt words. I never knew my great grandfather, but in my heart I feel very close to him and respect him for his service to both his country and to his city.

Margaret DeVane Barron
Great granddaughter of Officer Thomas DeVane

Margaret DeVane Barron
great granddaughter

March 29, 2012

I am privileged to be the first to leave a reflection for you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 147th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. My ancestors also served in a North Carolina regiment in the Army of Virgina. Perhaps you served with them as you defended your homeland in this terrible civil war.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 29, 2012

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