Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Joseph Albanese

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Thomas Joseph Albanese

Keep fighting and don’t give up!

DST Luis

February 27, 2023

Thank you for your service Deputy Thomas Albanese. You will not be forgotten. We will take it from here.

DST Recruit Ochoa

February 27, 2023

I am a recruit from Class#465 and I learned about Deputy Albanese and how hard working and humble he was. He was a great loss and my condolences to his family and loved ones.


February 27, 2023

Thank you for setting a great example of the qualities a Deputy should have.

Daisy Favela

February 27, 2023

Your story touched many of us and inspire us. Thank you for your service.


February 27, 2023

I’m so sorry for your loss.
Deputy Albanese will always be honored and remembered .

LASD Class 465

February 27, 2023

Thank you for your service to this country and for your continued service to the communities patrolled.


February 27, 2023

Thank you for your service. We will take it from here. You will not be forgotten.

DST Recruit Ochoa

February 27, 2023

My condolences go out to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Thomas Joseph Albanese. I have heard of his quiet dedication and commitment to the department. He was revered by many and set an example for all. He paid the ultimate sacrifice and I will keep his legacy in the forefront of my thoughts and his family in my prayers.


February 27, 2023

Thank you for your service, Semper Fi

Recruit Sergio Castillo
LASD 465

February 27, 2023

Thank you Deputy Albanese for you years of service and dedication to protect the communities of the Los Angeles County. It was very moving and heartfelt to listen to your fellow Deputy brothers and sisters speak highly of you Sir, during a presentation in the LASD Academy. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, friends and men and women of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. You will never be forgotten.

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department

February 26, 2023

We think about, talk about, and remember you constantly. Miss you man

Deputy Brett Rogers

February 25, 2023

A recruit in our academy class 465 did a presentation on Deputy Thomas Albanese today. I didn’t know him but it left me in tears. He made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting and serving his community. He will never be forgotten, prayers sent out to his loving wife and children. Thank you sir, rest easy and enjoy paradise.

DST Emilee Rutten

February 24, 2023

Thank You for your contribution to our Country, and Thank You to your family for their sacrifices. I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lt. Frank J Corasaniti II
Baltimore City Fire Department

August 22, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Thomas Albanese on their tragic loss while he was in the line of duty. May our Lord give them the needed comfort and strength they need during this difficult time. Thank you Deputy Sheriff Thomas Albanese for your service and dedication to your community, and your nation . Rest in peace to our brother in blue.

Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

April 2, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

"Semper Fi"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 23, 2021

Thank you for your service to our community. That area has always been a lot of speeding and dangerous driving. It was your actions that made it safe for those who live and work in the area


March 21, 2021

Deputy Albanese,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 14, 2021

Rest Now Brother

Officer Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department (MS)

March 13, 2021

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.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 10, 2021

Thank you for your Service, Deputy Albanese-

Cadet Sawn Marilynn III
California State Parks

March 7, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Albanese. You are forever in our prayers!

Class 49-20 Basic Academy Recruits
Virginia Beach Sheriffs Office

March 4, 2021

Thank you for your sacrifices. God bless you and those close to you.

Corporal Olivia Palomino

March 4, 2021

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the tragic death of Deputy Albanese.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

March 3, 2021

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

March 2, 2021

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