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Trooper Tage Brandel Toll

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch Saturday, March 30, 2013

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Reflections for Trooper Tage Brandel Toll

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such times. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join them in their agonizing grief & remember them in my prayers.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

April 3, 2013

Rest In Peace and thank you for your service. May those who knew and loved this man know many are holding them in our hearts.

Sheri Webster
Civilian.

April 3, 2013

Deepest sympathy to the family. A true hero. Thank you for your sacrifice.

cyntia g
mom of a deputy

April 3, 2013

Your work serving Gods children in your community is noted in Gods journal of heros and people of integrity. Bless you and know your brothers and sisters left behind will care for your family and will keep your honor and name alive for years to come. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired Det,
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chaplain FOP

April 3, 2013

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.


“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.


Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 3, 2013

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 3, 2013

Rest In Peace......

John Ruth, AEMD Comm. Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch, TX

April 3, 2013

A true "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Billy Russo (Det. Ret.)
Nassau County Police Dept. NY

April 3, 2013

God Bless and Godspeed, Sir.

Lisa Burton
GEORGIA CIVILIAN LEO SUPPORTER

April 3, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family and friends of Trooper Toll. God Bless him for his service and sacrifice he made to keep others safe. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

April 3, 2013

May God be with your family during this time of loss.

Mt. Hwy Patrol
Troopers Wife

April 3, 2013

To the Family, Friends and Co-Workers of Trooper Toll,

I want to express my deespest and sincere sympathy for you great loss. My heart breaks for you all as you grieve your loss.
May God comfort you and help you to remember the great man who gave his life to protect and serve others.
Trooper Toll is loved tremendously and will be missed even more.
He will be remembered as a strong man who made a committment to serve and gave the ultimate sacrifice for others.
He is a TRUE HERO...
RIP Trooper Tage Toll...

Ms. Gina Miller
Washington State Patrol Surviving Fiance of Trooper Tony Radulescu

April 3, 2013

My prayers and sincere condolences to the family and fellow officers of Trooper Toll. Thank you sir for your service and for making this world a better place.

Chaplain Sam Faraone
El Paso, TX Police Department

April 3, 2013

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

April 3, 2013

Rest in peace Trooper Toll. My sincere condolences to your family and to your departments. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold.

OFC TERRY F. ZECH
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE , DETROIT, MICHIGAN

April 3, 2013

We hope knowing that you are thought of in a kind and loving way will help ease your sorrow. With deepest sympathy.

Rita Rocker, Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

April 3, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Trooper in Alaska! May the peace of God rest upon our brothers and sisters there and with his dear family. God bless you all.

Sergeant J. A. Williams
North Carolina Highway Patrol

April 3, 2013

May you stand by God and join as he takes watch over your family and loved ones. You will be forever remembered in our hearts and may your soul rest in peace.

Trooper Andrew Shea #1492
Delaware State Police

April 3, 2013

Tage, rest in Peace brother and may GOD look over your family and the Alaska State Troopers.

TFC Archie Forsyth
Louisiana State Police (Troop A)

April 3, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your department!

Bryce Stevenson
Son of Fallen Ceres Police Sergeant Howard Stevenson, EOW 010905

April 3, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Trooper Toll. Godspeed sir and may you rest in peace in the hands of God.

Deputy Michael Matranga
Orange County Sheriff's Department
Lake Forest Police Services

April 3, 2013

Tage,

It doesn't seem real. It has been an honor to work with you over the past couple years. We will all miss you brother, may you rest in peace.

Trooper
Alaska State Troopers

April 3, 2013

My heartfelt condolences to the immediate family of Trooper Tage Toll, as well as to his extended family in the ranks of the Alaska State Police and the Kansas Highway patrol. May God provide peace to all of his families in this time of sorrow.

First Sergeant Tom Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

April 3, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 3, 2013

I know the KHP will miss you as well as ASP.ob well done, know rest

Det Bill Johnson
Arvada, Colorado PD

April 2, 2013

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