Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Robert Lewis

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, November 1, 1994

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Thomas Robert Lewis

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

September 17, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Lewis, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 21, 2019

My dear brother you are being remembered once again today at the Huntsville Police Memorial Service in Hntsville al. May 23th 2012 you are never forgotten and are truely missed

Annette Lewis

May 23, 2012

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

June 21, 2009

Thank you for your friendship and sacrafice. I think of you often.

Robert Lee
Specail Agent, NCIS

February 21, 2008

Tommy, I chuckle sometimes when I think of you standing in the old squad room on Arcadia cracking jokes in the Sgt's office when I'd come in to ride day shift...or the beginning of second. You were so kind when you and C. visited us at my sister's funeral just months prior to your life being taken. You are missed!

Officer Scott Worsham
Owens Cross Roads, AL PD

January 8, 2008

Tommy you were may FTO when I started as a rookie in 1988,
I'm sure my young officer self was always good for a laugh for you, but I learned alot for you, And you were the 1st Officer in our area that was killed in the line of duty, So you were the first of my heros, Rest in peace brother, I pray that I will 10-65 with you again someday in Heaven.

Sergeant Timothy Stolz
UA Huntsville Police Department

December 17, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 30, 2007

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 19, 2007

We pause to honor the memory of Deputy Lewis and extend our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies to his family during this anniversary week of his death.

May God keep, comfort, and strengthen you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery P.D.

November 6, 2006

Rest safe with Our Lord.

November 1, 2006

Rest in Peace, Deputy Lewis. Your sacrifice if not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 26, 2006

I pray that you are still resting peacefully and hope that you are watching down over us.

Cpl. Egendoerfer
Mishawaka PD

September 17, 2006

It has been 12 years and you have not been forgotten. You will always be remembered by those that love you and the Family Blue will always remember you. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol protecting the Thin Blue Line. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/06

Bob Gordon

September 17, 2006

To the family and friends of Deputy Lewis and his fellow officers, and most especially to Deputy Lewis:

On this the eleventh anniversary of Deputy Lewis' tragic death, I wanted to honor his memory. His bravery and dedication will never be forgotten.

May his family continue to be comforted by the caring and support of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Deputy Lewis gave to his community and the citizens of Alabama, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 1, 1994.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater,
Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

November 1, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

November 1, 2004

Rest in peace brother.

Dep. Eric Thoresen
Marion County Sheriffs Office

March 4, 2004

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