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Corporal Thomas Odean Gillilan

Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, July 1, 1970

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Reflections for Corporal Thomas Odean Gillilan

I still miss you Uncle Odean Gillilan.
I will always remember the banana splits you made for us kids the last time I saw you alive. Your funeral was the first I had ever been to. The honor

Kelly Gillilan
Great Niece

August 21, 2021

Cpl. Gillilan,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 1, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 1, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage and sacrifice. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 1, 2020

I was one month old when you died. Your brother, my grandfather, JC Gillilan, didn't talk about you much because of the grief he suffered for years after your death. However my mother told me stories of you and I carry them to this day.
I followed in your footsteps with a career in law enforcement for a short period of time before moving on to a more promising career. However, I am proud of the legacy you left for me to follow. You will always be remembered for your sacrifice to protect and serve.

Gregory K. Price, Esquire
Gregory K. Price, Attorney at Law

October 26, 2017

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 4, 2015

My grandfather i never got to meet. His life cut short in the line of duty while doing his best to protect and serve. Although you was taken s year before i was born. Your legacy in life was never forgotten . I love you and thank my dad your son Melvin E Gillilan for always reminding us boys of the great man we lost out on growing up up with in our lives.

Herman D Gillilan

July 7, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd 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

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 20, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 31, 2012

I miss my dad really bad at times, we did not always see eye to eye, but I was a kid (15) when he died. and have really missed his wisdom through out my adult life. I have often wondered how different my life would have been with him around for me to lean on. I am sure God had a reason for wanting him in heaven, reasons that I may never understand. but I do know he can see this and I just wanted him to know that I love him very much.

Melvin Gillilan

July 31, 2012

Today it is 38 years since you joined St. Michael's Police
Patrol in heaven. It is often said that those streets are paved with gold and peaceful, but it is not the peaceful streets of heaven that the fallen patrol it is the violent streets of earth that the fallen once again patrol. If not the case they would not have been given wings. I know that in many
an officers life are the moments where they were snatched instantly from harms way. It is those moments that the fallen
are on the job, ever vigilant in their sense of duty to the thin blue line.
So today Corporal Gillian I thank you for your continued service to protect and as the mother of a police officer I ask that you continue to watch over my son as he works his
beat on these mean streets.
Thank You from the bottom of my heart on behalf of all police every where.

July 1, 2008

Rest in Peace, Corporal Gillilan. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

September 7, 2006

Forever young, forever missed.


April 5, 2006

Trooper Gillilan has served his time in hell and now watches over peaceful streets. Thank you for your dedication. Thanks to you The State of Alabama is a safer place to live.

Dir Kevin R Turley, EMT-B / EMT-Tactical
Cheaha EMS & Rescue Services, Inc (White Plains, Alabama)

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