Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Thomas J. Gill

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, February 10, 1988

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Reflections for Detective Thomas J. Gill

Sorry for your loss so long ago

Fire Prev Off Steve Dube
Hudson NH Fire

February 10, 2021

For some reason, Tommy popped into my mind today. He used to be a regular in the morning at the old Back Bay Racquet Club where he would come in and religiously workout and play racquetball. We spoke every morning for years, I found him to be funny, kind, a good listener, and just a fantastic all-around person. I used to give him different weight-training exercises, and he would say to me, “Bob, if I keep this up, I’m going to have prison arms.”

He is still missed by me and so many others. I only hope Ann gets to read this one day.

Bob Gordon

August 28, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Gill.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 27, 2019

Tonight we have a special candle lit in your honor in our South Boston home. Detective Thomas J. Gill we thank you today on the anniversary of your line of duty death for your proven dedication to our nation. Thank you for your service in the military in Southeast Asia and thank you for your service to the city that I so dearly love. The Hub. Benton. Our home. Today is Ash Wednesday and I will be in prayer for the rest of the day. You are never ever forgotten.

Former Protective Security Officer (PSO) for Region 1 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service Police, Pete Harrington BostonMA

February 10, 2016

tommy i got to work today and i though of you, i don't know why but you came into my thoughts. you left us much to early and the memories of high school football,baseball and seeing you at the southie-eastie football games in you boston police uniform are still fresh in my mind. miss you and god bless

asst chief probation officer chris aylwa
probation dept/ high school classmate

August 4, 2015

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

February 10, 2015

Never forgotten Sir. Not even down here. GodBless..

Senior Constable
South Australia Police

August 23, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd 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.

Time never dimishes respect. I pray for the solace of your family.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 10, 2010

I never had the pleasure of knowing or working with Detective Gill but he has not been forgotten by the members of the Boston Police Department. RIP Tom.

Patrolman Michael kane
Boston Police

September 28, 2009

Hi Tommy,

I'm thinking of you, Ann and the girls today. I know you must be so proud of your three beautiful daughters and two beautiful granddaughters. We miss you very much!

Love, Maureen

February 10, 2009


20 years have past in the twinkle of an eye. A lot has come and gone. Yet through all the years and events you have remained-undiminished-in our hearts and in our ranks.
Thank you.

February 19, 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
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

February 18, 2008

Det. Gill,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in Vietnam. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



February 10, 2008

Tommy it's hard to believe we lost you twenty years ago. We miss you as much today, as we did then. The pain of your loss will never leave us, but I take comfort in knowing that someday we will be together again. Kelli, Kristi, Katelyn and I will love you always and forever.Ann Gill

Ann Gill

February 10, 2008

Well Tommy today marks the 20th anniversary of your leaving us. Our hearts are still broken. We miss you and love you. Knowing that you are caring for my beautiful Kate gives me great comfort. I can't wait to see all of you again...Love, Maureen

February 10, 2008


Van Den Berghe

February 8, 2008

Detective Gill, today marks the 19th anniversary of your tragic death. You went above and beyond and no one who was on the job that day will ever forget how shocking the event was. I know you never truly left your family and have always been there as a guardian angel, but Boston lost someone special.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

February 10, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

November 3, 2006

Eighteen years later and it still hurts like the very day we lost you Tommy. We all miss you and your smile.


February 10, 2006

On 06/13/05 RTG 42-05 remembered Detective Thomas J. Gill and dedicated our training day to him.

You are not forgotten.

Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05

November 21, 2005

I was just hired, I never had the pleasure of meeting you. Word from the troops of you was outstanding. I wish I had known you. We will meet one day. God bless Detective.

Boston Police Department

May 19, 2004

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