Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Truong Thai

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Thursday, October 13, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Truong Thai

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

November 20, 2022

Rest in peace brother

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee
Retired

November 12, 2022

Worked with Thai such an amazing person always taught and always wanted new and upcoming officers Thai was such an amazing mentor and friend

Crime Prevention unit Vincente Buchanan
Protective Force International

October 29, 2022

Rest In Peace and my deepest to your family

CARMELITA DE LA MERCED
Las Vegas Nevada resident

October 28, 2022

Officer Truong thank you for your service. You were taken from this world too soon. May the criminal who did this face the toughest of consequences even though it will never be enough.

Dawn Turvey
Civilian

October 28, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Thai. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Las Vegas Metro Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 26, 2022

May The Good Lord forever be with you, protect you and give you peace. Thank you for your service. I pray that your family has comfort and healing in this difficult time.

Sgt Rodney Gonsalves
Gardena PD - California

October 26, 2022

Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers for your family and friends. God bless.

Chief. Mike Cardoza (Ret.)
California Highway Patrol

October 24, 2022

Officer Thai, we celebrate your 23 years of service and mourn your murder. I pray the animal who killed you faces true justice, if not in this world, then in the next.

So long as those who love you best, keep you in their hearts and minds, you'll never truly be gone from them. I pray for your daughter and take heart in knowing, she knows what a true hero you are, not because of the sacrifice you've made, but because of the life you lived.

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

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

October 22, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Police Officer Truong Thai. I am truly sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Thai will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

October 21, 2022

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

Author Unknown

E.C.Proft Chief Criminal Deputy (Retired)
Island County Sheriff's Office

October 19, 2022

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 19, 2022

Brother, may you rest in eternal peace. We will prevail in the end. You have paid the ultimate sacrifice but not in vain. I pray for your family and I pray for their well-being. Rest easy brother we have it from here.

Matt, DEPUTY SHERIFF GENERALIST
Los Angeles County Sheriff

October 19, 2022

R.I.P

Anonymous

October 17, 2022

RIP Officer Thai. Prayers of comfort and healing to your loved ones. Thanks for your years of service my brother.

Deputy Sheriff (Ret) Glen Allison
Tarrant County S.O. Ft Worth, Texas

October 17, 2022

RIP brother

Officer (retired) Cary Dabbs
California Highway Patrol

October 17, 2022

Rest in peace brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.......

Detective Sergeant Edward Carlile
Northfield Village (OH) PD

October 17, 2022

To the family, friends and coworkers of Police Officer Truong Thai, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Truong's sacrifice will never be forgotten. God's Speed Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

October 17, 2022

We may have never met, but I heard from fellow Asian friends that you were a good man and loved your job as a police officer serving the citizens of Las Vegas. Your 22 years of dedication to the people of Las Vegas will never be forgotten. As a fellow Asian you will never be forgotten and all Asians in Las Vegas should be proud of your service.

Ming
Fellow Asian

October 17, 2022

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

October 16, 2022

Officer Thai,

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 16, 2022

Rest In Peace, Officer Thai. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

October 15, 2022

I met Officer Thai briefly while working CP IT; he was the most professional while friendliest LVMPD Officer I'd ever met!

For his spouse and children and family, please know we appreciate him so much; his loss will not be small; we share your loss deeply and will do everything we can to be by your sides forever more...

Thank you for sharing this amazing person with us... and for being allowing us to be part of your family moving forward.

#StaySafe

#VegasStrong

October 15, 2022

Rest easy brother, we’ll take the watch from here

Officer William Ma
SFPD Chinatown Squad

October 15, 2022

Rest In Peace Officer Thai. Thank You for your Service. My condolences to your Family, Co-Workers and Friends.

Retired Peace Officer James Ross
CDCR

October 15, 2022

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