Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Thomas William Devlin

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, September 3, 2020

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Reflections for Trooper Thomas William Devlin

Trooper Devlin..you fought long and hard..a true testimony to your character and love for public service.. thank you for your service.. condolences to your family, and my brothers and sisters of the MSP..

Nancy Blanchard, Ret
Barnstable police dept

September 5, 2020

RIP, Trooper Devlin. Thank you for your service. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione, ret.
Rochester Police Department, NY

September 5, 2020

Rest In Peace my Brother. My thoughts and prayers to your family friends and fellow Troopers. Godspeed!

Trooper (Retired) Travis Qualls
Arizona Highway Patrol (DPS)

September 5, 2020

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

September 5, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 5, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, and agency during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Steven R. Closs Intercessory Prayer Ministries
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

September 5, 2020

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.

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

September 5, 2020

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck Ret. Officer
NYSDOCS

September 4, 2020

Very sad. Rest in peace brother.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

September 4, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Thomas Devlin.
Prayers and condolences for family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

September 4, 2020

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Trooper, Thomas Devlin, from complications of being struck by a vehicle on July 26, 2020. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Trooper makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 4, 2020

Rest easy brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

September 4, 2020

For 33 years you answered the call to duty. May God be with you, your family, friends and co-workers. May it be known that you died a true hero. You gave of your life so that others may live free and safe. May you NEVER be forgotten.

Ret. Off. JR Neary
East L A, CA

September 4, 2020

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

September 4, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Thomas Devlin. You are a true hero.

Jamie D Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Retired

September 4, 2020

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Trooper Thomas Devlin during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace
Trooper Thomas Devlin.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

September 4, 2020

Rest in peace.
Thank you for your service.

Sergeant David Sheetz (retired)
Houston Police Dept.

September 4, 2020

Another "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.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

September 4, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Trooper Thomas Devlin. Please know we are eternally grateful for Thomas’ service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Trooper Devlin, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Massachusetts State Police
Framingham, Massachusetts for Thomas’ partner and fellow Troopers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Trooper Devlin’s Family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

September 4, 2020

Rest in peace my brother,for you have done your job well.

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

September 4, 2020

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

September 4, 2020

So sorry, Trooper Thomas Devlin -

Thank you for your service, thank you. May God Bless you in His Kingdom and reward you. My prayers to your family, friends and community.

Thank you again,
God Bless,
Kim

Kim Durham
Davis Police Department - Daughter

September 4, 2020

Rest in Peace Trooper Devlin, my sincere condolences to your family and your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

TERRY ZECH, OFC(RET)
DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPARTMENT DETROIT MICHIGAN

September 4, 2020

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and your Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

September 4, 2020

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

September 4, 2020

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