Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Meredith Thompson

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, August 27, 1994

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Reflections for Special Agent Meredith Thompson

My deepest condolences to all five of the Federal Agents who were killed, plus the pilot. May there souls forever rest peacefully in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

September 5, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 27, 2020

Agent Thompson,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you and the other Agents on that plane with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 27, 2019

Rest in peace Special Agent Thompson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 4, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 24th anniversary of your EOW.

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

August 27, 2018

Agent Thompson,
On today, the 23rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Agents who were on that plane with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 27, 2017

IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

RET. CHRIS YOUNG PATROL OFF.
DETROIT POICE DEPT.

August 27, 2015

Meredith - 20 years and we all still think about you. Hope you are watchin over all of us. God bless you and your family

SA ellen pierson
Hsi

August 27, 2014

Meredith,
Just to let you know I often think about the good times and the laughs we had way back when. Your smile lit up a room !! Thought a lot about you today !!

John Pastuszka
S/S/A, USCS, Ret'd

June 17, 2014

Hey Meredith, I am currently attending the WIFLE conference. Your sisters in law enforcement continue to honor you. Those of us that knew you still miss you. You were one of those super people. I hope your family knows we all still honor you.

SSA Ellen Pierson
US ICE/PUT

June 22, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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 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 am sure this was also one of the saddest days in DEA history.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

August 27, 2009

I miss you Mere! It's hard to believe that in a month it's been 15 years.

Gail Feingold
friend

July 27, 2009

I'm back here at Quantico and can't help but to be reminded that you played a crucial role in my decision to become an FBI agent. It's been 17 years since you first encouraged me to join the FBI. I will never forget your encouragement and assistance with meeting and talking to agents in the Miami FBI Division. You were truly an inspiration to law enforcement officers and a really great friend. I think about you often and remember our mutual friends in S. Florida. Your strong character and friendship will never be forgotten. You truly are a warrior!

FBI SA Amy J. Ford
FBI, New Orleans

January 14, 2009

It's hard to imagine you've been gone for 14 years today. It seems like only yesterday we got those awful calls. It is not the same without you here. A day doesn't go by without your friends thinking about your. We miss you.
Panel 59, E -19
Love, South FLA Leo

South FLA Leo
Friend

August 27, 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
Sergeant
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

January 19, 2008

I do not know why I have been thinking of Meredith so much lately. I was wondering how many years it has been. I always tried to get Meredith to go to the Police Olympics with us. Super lady, agent and athlete. The Univ Of So. Carolina has a scholarship in Meredith's name. All your South Fla friends still miss you.

SSA Ellen Pierson
ICE

April 25, 2007

12 YEARS AGO SPECIAL AGENT THOMPSON AND FOUR OTHERS GAVE THEIR LIVES "IN THE LINE OF DUTY".
MAY THEY NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
GLB

August 27, 2006

Meredith,

I remember that trip down to South America and the conversation we had about sports and our mutual love for boating, but never had time to use our boats. Who would have known that that tour would end the way it did. We said goodbye to 5 friends that August day. Still another seriously injured a couple of weeks later in a car accident. It was a particularly tough tour. I had the pleasure of meeting your sister and her husband recently. It was very emotional. Unfortunately, it was at a benefit for Special Agent Terry Loftus, another DEA agent who was ironically killed in a plane crash. Terry left 3 children and a wife that was expecting their 4th. What a price we pay. I immediately saw you in your sister. It's hard to believe that it's been 11 years. You have never been and never will be forgotten. We are all better for having known you.

Special Agent/EMT Chuck Soltys
DEA Chicago Field Division
Operation SNOWCAP 1992-95

Special Agent Chuck Soltys
DEA

October 29, 2005

I often recall my days in South Florida playing co-ed softball at Brian Piccolo Park in Davie on a Friday night along side my friend Meredith. I just came across this site & was struck with the time that has passed. You are gone but not forgotten. Your calm demeanor and caring disposition are surely missed. I think of you often. Your Pal, Dave.

David Ball
Federal Probation Office

May 11, 2005

~~~To those I Love and Those Who Love Me~~~

When I am gone, release me, Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled alone.

So grieve a while if indeed you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart,

I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll
Hear all of my love around you soft and clear

And when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say,
"Welcome Home"

January 15, 2005

SA Thompson,

I honor you . . . we will not forget your service or sacrifice to make this world a safer and better place in which to live. As Sgt. Murphy writes in the next reflection, you are a hero not only for the way you died, but "because you dared" . . . dared to walk the path of the warrior. . . I honor you. With love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.) ATF
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

July 16, 2004

SA Thompson,

I honor you . . . we will not forget your service or sacrifice to make this world a safer and better place in which to live. As Sgt. Murphy writes in the next reflection, you are a hero not only for the way you died, but "because you dared" . . . dared to walk the path of the warrior. . . I honor you. With love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.) ATF
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

July 16, 2004

Every American hero should have a reflection. S/A Meredith Thompson is such a hero, not because she died, but because she dared...

Sergeant T. E. Murphy
Royal Palm Beach, Fl. P. D.

July 4, 2004

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