Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Thomas F. Carney

Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

End of Watch Monday, December 6, 1982

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Reflections for Lieutenant Thomas F. Carney

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Carney. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 1, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 6, 2011

You were highlighted on the website today. Time has not diminished your
service nor your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

January 8, 2009

Thank you for your service and dedication to the citizens of Connecticut!

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

June 3, 2008

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 9, 2007

Dec. 6, 1982. 25 years ago. I was a recruit in the CSP training academy. I had met Lt Carney only a few months earlier at the scene of a drowning in New Milford, CT. Great guy!. Still remember. Looking to the future, but never forgetting the past. God Bless.

Trooper First Class Orlando Mo
Conn. State Police

December 4, 2007

G-d Bless.

December 6, 2006

06/08/04

You were taken from us much too early but you will not be forgotten. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace Lt. Carney.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 8, 2004

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. A HERO FOR SURE. MY BROTHER, YOU SERVED WELL.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

May 27, 2004

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