Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Michael Todd Thomas

Griffin Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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Reflections for Sergeant Michael Todd Thomas

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

"To Fly, Fight and Win"

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

October 18, 2021

Sgt. Thomas,

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

October 17, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Michael Todd Thomas and the extended law enforcement family of the Griffin Police Department, Georgia.


End of Watch Tuesday, September 28, 2021.


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

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."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 10, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Michael Todd Thomas and the extended law enforcement family of the Griffin Police Department, Georgia.


End of Watch Tuesday, September 28, 2021.


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

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."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 10, 2021

RIP Sergeant Thomas. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Griffin

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

October 9, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, Michael Todd Thomas, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Sergeant Thomas for his service as a United States Air Force Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

October 6, 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

October 5, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and coworkers of Sergeant Michael Thomas. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Sergeant Thomas to this country and the people of Georgia will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

October 3, 2021

Sergeant Michael Todd Thomas, thank you for your service to America! Rest In Peace Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

October 3, 2021

Rest in Peace Sergeant Thomas. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

October 3, 2021

Heavenly Father, we pray for the families of all Law Enforcement Officers who have been killed in the Line-of-Duty and we thank You for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and comrades so that they might find healing. O Lord, please help the law enforcement agencies support the families of their fallen. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that the law enforcement agencies and communities in which they served and lived might be stronger because of their lives and sacrificial deaths. In Christ Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CCC, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

October 2, 2021

Rest in Peace Sergeant Michael Todd Thomas! Thank you for your 22 years of service with the Griffin Police Department in Georgia, and for your service with the United States Air Force. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to you family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife and your two children during this tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

October 2, 2021

Rest in peace, Sergeant Thomas. Thank you for your service.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

October 2, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Sergeant Michael Todd Thomas. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed hm home into his loving arms where will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Griffin Police Department, Georgia.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

October 2, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

October 2, 2021

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Griffin Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 2, 2021

Sergeant Thomas, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

October 2, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

October 2, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Sergeant Michael Todd Thomas 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 Sergeant Michael Todd Thomas.

Gail. M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

October 2, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

October 2, 2021

Sgt. Thomas was one of the first field training officers I had when I worked with GPD. He was a very knowledgeable person with a great heart. He taught me things that have helped me get where I am today. He will be greatly missed.

Lieutenenat Samuel Hurst
Clayton County Sheriff’s Office

October 2, 2021

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

To honor Sergeant Thomas, 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 Griffin Police Department in Griffin, Georgia for Michael’s partner and fellow officers. 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 Sergeant Michael Todd Thomas’ wife.

Also sent to the Thomas Family from Shields of Strength was a US Air Force Dog Tag to honor Michael’s career in the United States Air Force.

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

October 1, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

October 1, 2021

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

October 1, 2021

Rest in Peace Sgt. Thomas. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Thomas Family and the Griffin Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

October 1, 2021

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