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Night Watchman Thomas Edward Drawbond

Norfolk and Western Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, March 19, 1909

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Reflections for Night Watchman Thomas Edward Drawbond

Rest in peace Mr drawbound

Carson loveless

March 26, 2024

Nightwatchman Drawbond, today marks the 114th anniversary of your brutal and senseless murder. After all these years, I cannot mourn the loss of your murderer, but I mourn your loss. You gave your all to help protect one of America's greatest assets, it's Railroads and I thank you for that service.

God Bless you, Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

March 19, 2023

Thomas Edward Drawbond is my distant cousin. I am amazed and proud that your sacrifice is remembered. I don't believe the real perpetrator was arrested, convicted and executed. I am going to investigate myself to see if your killer was truly found.
I will visit you at Fairfield, VA cemetery and let you know what I find.

S. Goodwin
Distant cousin

February 11, 2016

You are remembered on this day. May you Rest In Peace.

Lt. Milton E. Proctor
Deer Park Police Dept, Oh (Ret)

December 11, 2014

Officer Drawbond,
Sir, it has taken over 105 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a LEO. It took another 6 months but your murderer finally hot the justice that he deserved.


United States Border Patrol

December 9, 2014

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 2, 2014

You were murdered for no reason. You gave your life protecting one of the things that made this nation what it is today, it's railroads.

Railroad Police agencies seem to be slowly becoming a thing of the past, which is a travesty. For all of those who still serve to protect one of the main things that made America what it is today, and for all who preceded them, we, as a nation, owe our thanks.

For your efforts, I thank you and for your sacrifice, though it was 105 years ago, it has not been forgotten.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 21, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 105th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 18, 2014

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