Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Thomas Roscoe Hinson

Macon Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, June 21, 1965

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Reflections for Detective Thomas Roscoe Hinson

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

June 21, 2020

No time has passed you are not forgotten your sacrifice to your community will always matter. May you rest in peace.

Reverend JP Morgan

September 18, 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

June 21, 2015

Roscoe Hinson was the father of my friend, Jan and her brother, Tommy. I was only ten when I met their family who lived two houses down and across the street in a beautiful red brick home. Life seemed so normal and perfect. And then, one person can destroy a wonerful family and a brave, gentle man. God bless the Hinson family, I still remember. Now, I am married to a police officer from DC.

Peggy Mack
childhood friend

January 24, 2015

I left an inaccurate eow anniversary on my previous reflection. This year is actually the 47th anniversary year of your death, and I am sure you were missed each of those years.

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

November 28, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 57th 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 who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

November 28, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

June 21, 2012

Rest in Peace, Detective Hinson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 1, 2012

I still remember you today 46 years later......You were the kind policeman who lived across the street on Winston Drive. Your daughter Jan was my best friend and playmate. I remember your son Tommy and wife Kay. What a lovely family you had. I was a tiny child of ten at the time and you were a hero in my eyes. You have not been forgotten.
I grew up and married a policeman.....and wonder, was it partially because of how wonderful you were.
May God continue to hold you gently in Heaven and to bless your family,
Peggy Kelley Mack
wife of Officer Bill Mack

Officer William Allen Mack
Metropolitan Police Dept, Washington, DC

June 16, 2011

Det. Hinson,
On today, the 43rd aniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Macon. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



June 21, 2008

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"


August 24, 2004

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