Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Thomas M. Barone

Norristown Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, October 11, 1992

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Reflections for Police Officer Thomas M. Barone

I have never forgotten that horrible day in October so many short years ago. I was unfortunately reminded of the tragedy that domestic violence can have on May 4 when I responded to assist fellow officers at a domestic disturbance only to find that another coward had taken a brother's life. I remember you always and will never forget the short time that we had together. I know the Lord is loving you and Ronnie as much as we all did.

Ofc. Fred Huffman U328
Chesterfield County Police Dept. Va

Ofc Fred J. HUffman
Chesterfield County Police Dept. Va

May 5, 2006

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

James Leary
United States Park Police

March 25, 2006


You will never be forgotten!
Thank you

Marc Salamone

Marc Salamone

January 30, 2006

I came up to see you and Ronnie the other day...just needed to say "hi". We miss you both more than words can express. Rest easy my friends...

Officer Charles Leeds
Norristown PD

January 25, 2006

Your service has not been forgotten.
Rest in peace dear Offcier.

Macungie Borough Police Dept. Lehigh County, PA

December 16, 2005

Officer Barone,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Norristown. The scum that murdered you never got to see outside again-he died in prison.


October 11, 2005

To the family and friends of Officer Thomas Barone and his fellow officers with the Norristown Police Department:

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Officer Barone was brutally murdered thirteen years ago. His valor and bravery are not forgotten.

Our family grieves with you and for you. We share your agony as we lost our beloved Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg Police Dept. when he was fatally shot during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers on April 23, 2005.

May you continue to be comforted by the caring and support of your law enforcement community, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Thomas gave to his community as a police officer, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 11, 1992.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

October 11, 2005

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

Ofc Dan Bailey (Ret)
Norristown Police Dept

March 17, 2005

Tommy you're missed every day by your family, friends, & brother and sister police officers. Your memory helps us all to be better people and better Police officers. You will never be forgotten!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Officer Michael Higgins
Norristown Police Dept.

January 22, 2004

You are a Hero "forever" Thomas. Thank you and God Bless You and your family.

Cleveland Police, Ohio Retired

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