Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Village Public Safety Officer Thomas O. Madole

Alaska State Troopers - Village Public Safety Officers, Alaska

End of Watch Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Reflections for Village Public Safety Officer Thomas O. Madole

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

March 19, 2020

Rest in peace Village Public Safety Officer Madole.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 18, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 19, 2019

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 13, 2018

He was my friend, brother in faith and brother in law enforcement.
I owe a lot of who I am to his friendship and mentoring. His family is still dear to me.
Respect and honor for your sacrifice and especially your life!

Cpl. Brian Jarrett
Lake Ozark Police Department

March 19, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 5th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 19, 2018

To my academy mate and good friend. Miss you and think about you everyday Tom. You will always be remembered as a hero.

Deputy Nicholas Miller
Alameda County Sheriff's Office

February 22, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 29, 2015

Rest in peace dear Brother. May you know that you are not forgotten and continued to be praised and loved for your dedication to the preservation and protection of your citizens and community. God bless you. You are a true HERO!

Marty Dorris-Patrolman/Detective
Kentwood, Mi. Police Dept. (Retired)

March 20, 2015

I never had a chance to meet you, but you're in my thoughts regularly. Thank you for your service to the wonderful State of Alaska and its citizens.

Samantha Zinsli
Former AST Dispatcher

March 19, 2015

I was never lucky enough to work with you, but our paths crossed at the academy. You or your work well never be forgotten. God bless and rest easy.

Trooper Ryan Anderson
Alaska State Troopers

January 16, 2015

The family of officer Madole just bought my brother, a 28 year veteran of the Papillion Nebraska police department, coffee this morning. My brother was very moved by the account of officer Madoles' life . You have moved one the most highly respected men in this community. You have moved the most influential person in my life today. Officer Madole will now have a positive impact on many people in this area. I am very sorry for your loss and thank you for this blessing.

Sgt Steven Young
Papillion Nebraska Police Department (brother)

March 19, 2014

Thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Lieutenant Brandon L. S. Mikkanen
Bureau of Indian Affairs - Office of Justice Services

February 3, 2014

Putting these guys out there without at least a sidearm turns the patch on their shirt into a target. I'm sure the issue has been oft considered by lawmakers, but it's beyond my comprehension why one would put a person into that position, with all the responsibilities of a "full" AST, with even less immediate backup than an AST, without a firearm. They are trusted enough to do anything and everything except protect themselves against a shooter? Who knows, but VPSO Madole might be here now had he not been sent to a gunfight unarmed. RIP VPSO Madole, and God bless. Your sacrifice, the ultimate, is truly appreciated.

Bubba Phillips, Civilian

December 6, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 25, 2013

I knew of Madole, heard a lot of great things about him. he was a great man and will be terribly missed.

Police Chief John Halleran
Unalakleet Police Department

October 17, 2013

I learned of your loss from the dedication of Alaska State Troopers. I wish you love and peace on the difficult times ahead. Family, friends and coworkers, you are in my prayers and in my heart.

Mother of Dep. Kevin Michael Sherwood
Clare County MI, EOW 10/9/03

October 16, 2013

From John Huling’s native American Indian CD “Return to the Spiritlands”
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circling flight,
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there ...I did not die.

Lt. Stanley Hascher (Ret.)
Manatee Co. Fl. Sheriff's Office.

September 23, 2013

God Bless you Officer Madole. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

July 23, 2013

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the Patrol, and those Villagers served, at the loss of this Village Officer. May faith, family, friends and time join together to ease everyone’s pain at this time of loss.

While many other career choices were certainly available, this officer chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord hath said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

Thank you for your service, your convictions and moral character, as well as your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will watch over your family and continue the Watch!

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI

May 28, 2013

You have my families thoughts and prayers that God will bless and strengthen his family in his absence.

Firefighter/EMT Eric Magnuson
Kuna Fire Department, ID

May 10, 2013

RIP Brother! Thoughts and prayers to your family, friends ,and fellow VPSO and Troopers.

Senior Officer Specialist
U.S. Department of Justice- BOP

May 8, 2013

“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.

Customs and Border Protection Officer

April 30, 2013

"Mo chomhbhróin"

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Department, California

April 23, 2013

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