Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer II Rodney Renee Thomas

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, July 7, 2013

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Police Officer II Rodney Renee Thomas

Rest in peace Officer II Thomas.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 26, 2022

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

July 7, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 7, 2020

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 17, 2018

I miss getting to talk to you at PJ's on Maple St. and running into you on calls. Hard to believe it has been 3 years. Miss you brother.

OFC Jason S. Coulter

July 8, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 15, 2015

To the family of Officer Thomas: Thinking and praying for you today and every day since the afternoon we met on the steps of the Lincoln Monument in Washington D.C. during National Police Week. I carry the patch you shared with me as a reminder of your husband and father and the sacrifice he has made. May you continue to find comfort in all the lives he's touched.

Investigator Wood
State of CA

July 8, 2014

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

To the family of the late Rodney Thomas I would like to say, I am sorry for your lost. I feel your pain. I am the best friend of a fallen officer Rodney Johnson (Houston, Texas 2006). My prayers are with you all. I am sure that he's missed by you all and at times it might seem like it just happened yesterday. I know that one day you all will meet again. God bless and may peace comfort your heart. Annette

A. Swearington
best friend of Ofc.Rodney Johnson 2006

October 16, 2013

To the family and friends of Officer Rodney Thomas and to his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Rodney died.

To Rodney's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Rodney Thomas gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 7, 2013.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 23, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Rodney Thomas and the New Orleans Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Thomas, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 5, 2013

Godspeed Brother, you died fighting the good fight and for that we are eternally grateful. May you be at peace as you walk the Golden Beat of Heaven.

POI K. Jarrell

August 29, 2013

Rest in Peace brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends.

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations / H S I

August 28, 2013

Rest in peace Brother

Detective John Bach Retired
Indianapolis Metro Police Dept

August 28, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

August 26, 2013

Officer Thomas,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Orleans. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 25, 2013

Worked In The 2nd District Together During That Time In the City Of New Orleans When A Vast Portion Of Our City Was In Engulfed In Water And Things Seemed Uncertain. But The Police Officer You Were Still Stepped Up To Help And Protect The Citizens Who Were Without Food, Water And No Means Of Transportation To A Venue Of Safety. From That Time On You Showed True Stuff. Though Your Passing Was Sudden You Well Not Be Forgotten Not Only For The Shield And Sword Of Justice You Carried But For Your Willingness To Help Not Only In The Call Of Duty. May Gods Good Grace Shine On You And Those Who Were To Call You Friend And Family.

P/O. IV. Reginald Cryer ( Retired )
New Orleans Police Department/ 2nd District Officer Uptown Division

August 24, 2013

R.I.P. My Brother. My the Lord comfort your wife and kids in this time of bereavement. You will be truly missed!

P/O IV Michael Lyons Sr.

August 24, 2013

Rodney you and your smile are dearly missed by all who knew you. Granted I only met you once in passing. We talked for a while like old friends catchhing up however, that's just the kind of person you were. Always willing to stop and help someone no matter what time or day.
Rest easy my friend and it was pleasure to meet and talk with you in that chance encounter.

Det. Valencia Pedescleaux

August 23, 2013

Rest in peace my brother L.E.O.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

August 21, 2013

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle, wife of US Marshal

August 19, 2013

For Police Officer Rodney Thomas:

The law-officer at a crash scene is in added jeopardy performing his duty. To be off-duty and making the attempt to keep others safe is individual dedication and performance at it's very best. We regret that Rodney would be the next law-officer to die through the actions of a coward and a scoundrel who would hit another and run neglecting to aid the injured. Those that would help the perpetrator in hiding and cover-up have reserved themselves a special place in hell. We praise those who investigated and bring justice for Rodney.
We pray for Rodney's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to each other in the days ahead.
We are proud to render Officer Rodney Thomas, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

August 17, 2013



August 15, 2013

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.


Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe County S
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

August 15, 2013

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.
Thank you for your service.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis County PD

August 14, 2013

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.