Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Sean Thomas

Valencia County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Ryan Sean Thomas

Ryan and I served together at Naval Base Coronado. He was a great friend and valuable police officer. Of my four year tour there he is the first person who comes to mind and I will miss "Keebler". I hope his family remains strong and knows he left a void in many lives throughout the country. Hooyah, shipmate, your relieved from watch.

Deputy Chief William Nugent (Ret)
Department of Defense (Navy) Police

October 3, 2022

They time heals... For those who were close it may not hurt as much but time does not fill the whole that was left when a brother was taken from us too soon!

Rest easy my brother we still have the watch!

Deputy P. Villa
Otero County SO

December 6, 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

August 30, 2018

Remembering you today Sir. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

December 6, 2017

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm FrankKapusta
Mohawk PD

March 30, 2017

Deputy Thomas, May the Lord comfort your family, friends and co-workers at this difficult time and give them strength and peace.

Thank you for your service to your community, our state and our nation.
Rest in peace.

Deputy D Green
Torrance County Sheriff, NM

January 19, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 10, 2017

My heartfelt Condolences to Your Family and Department.Thank You For Your Service.Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Cannot Heal. Fly High My Brother In Blue. Your Job Here On Earth is Done.

Deputy Regena Pellerin
Lafayette Parish Sheriff Dept

January 9, 2017

So sorry to hear of Ryan's tragic passing ...
May The God of Comfort be near Ryan's Family, Friends, Department, Community & Countrymen ...
Thank you Ryan for your Unselfish & Brave Service ...
RIP Ryan, Son of Valor, with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms Karen Morgan PSY & LE GRAD.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, Sisseton ,SD

January 7, 2017

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B

January 4, 2017

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Thomas. May the grace of God surround all of you at this time.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

January 2, 2017

Rest in Peace our Brother in Blue. Prayers out to all of your family, friends, and co-workers. God Bless.

Former Jail Officer/Deputy
Wayne County Sheriffs Department
Wayne County Mississippi

December 31, 2016

I'm so sorry, words cannot express. Praying the Lord will bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Jamie Hamlett
Sister to Charles Callemyn EOW 2/17/2007

December 28, 2016

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thomas and the extended law enforcement family of the Valencia County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 27, 2016

No time will heal the wound of your loss my brother! We will watch over the family forever and always. Memories will forever flood my heart and head brother. Each day I put on my badge and gun will be in your memory. Until we meet again...

Agent Vincent Rock
California/ ABC

December 22, 2016

Rest in peace, sir. Prayers for you and your family.

Public Safety Officer. A. Kumar

December 21, 2016

β€œIt was my HONOR to have known you personally and professional since we were former co-workers. Plus, my privilege to call you a brother since we both served in the United States Navy. You, Ryan as a Master-At-Arms and I as a Boatswains Mate. You performed your duties in a professional manner, and conducted yourself in the highest degree. When time permitted, we would talk about what our days in the USN were like and laugh until it hurt. (Coronado CA, Imperial Beach CA, North Island Air Sta., & 32nd St Nav Sta.)
The topic of conversation sometimes would be you wanting to become a Police Officer (with your background & experience). I would encourage you to pursuit your goal in becoming a Police Officer. It was your passion. I know you had it in you. When you informed me of your selection & had your heart set on it, well there was nothing holding you back, I could see it in your eyes & hear it in your voice. You had the COURAGE to do what only most think of doing.
COMMITMENT, you had the Commitment to become the great Police Office in all aspects. From being admitted to the Police academy to-graduating-to responding to calls for help. Ryan, it was your destiny.
So my friend, co-worker and former SHIPMATE, May our Lord grant you eternal rest & peace. Our Lord is merciful; he will look after your Wife, Daughter & unborn Son. We will meet again someday & his Kingdom will have no end. Thank you for your Service. BRAVO ZULU – Joey.”

Joey R. Jones, Sr. BM1/USN Ret.
Indian Health Service (IHS)

December 17, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear of this loss. The service of officers is so vitally important to the people of our communities. I'm praying that God will give you comfort and provision in this time of loss.

mother of a police officer in the Denver area

December 17, 2016

God's peace and speed Deputy Thomas. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

December 16, 2016

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thomas, friends, Sheriff Louis Burkhard and the Valencia County Sheriff's Office.
You are being lifted up in thoughts and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace now and always. Thank you for your service. Mathew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department

December 15, 2016

RIP officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy Sheriff Nebraska 9815 Terri Van H
Rock County Sheriff's Office

December 15, 2016

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wyoming Police Department

December 15, 2016

Deputy Ryan Thomas fulfilled his dream of being a police officer in the United States Navy and the Sheriff Department of Valencia, New Mexico. It was truly an honor to know him in person and to cherish his memories as a (Master-At-Arms) Police Officer, as he performed his duties with Honor, Courage, and Commitment; as he unselfishly served and protected both military and civilian personnel assigned to Naval Base Coronado, California during his tour of service. Deputy Thomas memories will forever be etched in our minds and hearts this day and forever more. Rest in peace my brother.
V/r, Derrick J. Brown MAC (SW) Ret.

GS-11, Derrick J. Brown, MAC (SW) Ret.
Department of the Navy

December 14, 2016

Rest in peace Brother. We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.


December 12, 2016

May his soul rest in perfect peace...we will always keep you in our hearts young man for job well done.

Cpl. Ralp George
D.C. Department of Corrections

December 12, 2016

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