Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Rudolph P. Thomas, Jr.

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, July 4, 1993

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Reflections for Police Officer Rudolph P. Thomas, Jr.

Dear Rudy,

This is DP as being your only field training unit i would like to thank you for teaching me how to be a housing cop. I enjoyed our short time together patrolling you were a great friend as well as senior officer. I hope to one day join you up there so you could continue to teach me.

Detective Domenick DiPietro
NYC Housing PSA 3, nypd 60 pct. Brooklyn South Warrants, 70 Squad

April 23, 2024

Rudy , I came on the job with you, barely knew you but still think about you. Rest in peace!

Patrol 75pcf

March 20, 2024

I was there that evening many years ago. I arrived just after it happened. I did not know you but I think of you often. God bless you, and continue to rest in peace.

Retired P.O. A. Michael

July 4, 2023

I went through the Academy with Rudy . He was a class act . As cool as Steve McQueen. Never had a bad word to say about anyone . Always conducted himself like man's man. Movie star handsome. Girls loved him . . He loved Motorcycles like me . He was the best of the best . Journey well and blessings, my Brother. I will see you on the other side . . RM

P.O. Richard Mangogna / NYPD Retired

July 10, 2021

Rest In Peace my brother Officer my God Bless you and your family

Captain John Barbato Retired
NYC Housing Police

July 4, 2021

Honoring, thanking and remembering you always and especially on this anniversary of your heroic and untimely death. Rest in peace always knowing that your law enforcement family will always remember.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 4, 2021

Officer Thomas, 27 years ago you where horrifically murdered. god bless you continue to rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

July 4, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace always

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 4, 2020

Dear My Beloved Rudy! Visiting you on your birthday yesterday made me sad, but I know it was you & God allowing your Mother and Brother to show up while I was still there to share all the good memories. You are truly missed, but you will never be forgotten.

Retired Detective N. McMillan

June 14, 2020

Company 19-57 would like to show some respect to P.O Rudolph P. Thomas JR. We visited and put some flowers. Gone but never forgotten!

Company 19-57

March 14, 2020

Miss you Rudy, I'm still hanging in there, but the 4th hasn't been the same without you, rest easy my Brother, you will never be forgotten...
SYOTOS...(see you on the other side)

Sergeant Alonzo White
Department of Defense Police

July 5, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

July 4, 2018

To my very dear sweet cousin I miss you so much. I came on this job after retiring from the USMC because of you. I miss you so much!


May 4, 2018

24 years have past. Your PSA#3 family many of which have retired, have never forgotten you. I remember that day like yesterday.

Lt John Doherty (RETIRED)

July 4, 2017

Rest in perpetual peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

July 4, 2017

Dear Rudy,
We never met but I have so much to thank you for were a close friend of my dad and whenever I tell friends how my parents met it is impossible to not talk about you! My parents met at your funeral so I think it is safe to say that without your sacrifice I would not be here today. You are gone but not forgotten for sure! Thank you for everything. easy

Lcpl Marshall Winston

April 8, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your Color ID Card Photo and make sure your photo was put on this site instead of the B & W one. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

I am so sorry for the loss of all the officers listed here. But this one really hits home. I wore the same 3438 badge number as a NYC Transit Police Officer in 1982 and a NYC Police Officer. Then turned it in when promoted to Detective.

You are not forgotten. Rest In Peace.

Detective R. Stephens
New York City Police Department

January 29, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 13, 2015

My Dearest Rudy, Oh how we miss you. We will be gathering Sat. 7-6-2013 at my house in your Memory. We Love and will never forget you. Happy Birthday!!!!

Cynthia Mapp McCollin

July 3, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday Rudy you are 47. I meant to be back sooner but you know life gets in the way.

Love you Always

Tracey N Mapp-Haynes

July 2, 2013

To fully honor our heroes of the present, we must
recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

My nephew, you would be proud to see how your Dad, Rudolph P. Thomas, Sr. has raised your two brothers, Isaiah & Rudy lll. He has instructed them to stay in contact with your seven uncles & aunts. They call each of us on our birthdays & we do the same to them. You are missed & never far from our thoughts.

Donald Thomas

November 28, 2012

Hi Rudy,

It's been 19 years, and that's one phone call I will never forget. I miss you dearly! I think of you often. I will always Love you & most importantly glad that God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I can not change. It's because of you, I do what I do....

Continue to rest in peace.

Detective N. McMillan

July 7, 2012

Happy Birthday RUDY!! We will never forget you!!!

Tracey Mapp-haunes
1st Cousin

June 13, 2012

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