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Trooper Timothy Wade McDermott

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, May 14, 1995

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Reflections for Trooper Timothy Wade McDermott

Rest in peace Timothy

Carson loveless

January 31, 2024

Daddy, tomorrow I will receive a huge honor. I wish you were here to see, but I I know God has you where He wants you. I trust Him and Hope you know your guidance added to my life. I love you always Daddy. Memer

Amanda Hortman

February 21, 2021

Trooper McDermott,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 14, 2020

You and I survived the academy side by side. I was devastated by your passing.

Until we meet again my friend. Rest In Peace Tim.

Sr. Trooper
Academy classmates.

May 13, 2019

Trooper McDermott,
On today, the 23rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 14, 2018

Rest in Peace Trooper Timothy Wade McDermott. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

May 15, 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

May 14, 2015

I worked with Tim in Marion County Texas. A couple nights before he was heading to Austin I assisted him on an accident. That was the last time I saw Him. We still remember you.

I then work for the Marion County Sheriffs Department.

September 20, 2012

God bless you, Tim!

Senior State Trooper
Texas Department of Public Safety

May 3, 2012

Tim and I sat next to each other throughout Class B-77. We shared bunk bays, stories about home and family. We had a lasting friendship that only let us reunite every two years for In-service training in Austin. My last visit with Tim was great, he was excited about his new role in Firearms Training at the Academy. That last year we shook hands and parted ways, little did I know that soon I would learn of his passing.

Tim you were a great friend and co-worker, I miss being able to joke with you about our times in the Academy.

Rest in Peace, I know you are with God and I know I willl see you in Heaven when My Tour of Duty is Over.

Senior Trooper S.A. Miller
Texas Department of Public Safety Class B-77

October 29, 2011

You will not be forgotten, Brother.

NLC, Special Agent

March 18, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 14, 2009


Was in D.C. a few years ago. It was an honor to say I knew you when Iread your name at the memorial. Rest in peace my friend.

Margaret Quinn Landman
School Friend and Neighbor

November 5, 2008


Knew you would grow up to be a fine man. Thank you. Rest in peace.

Margaret Quinn Landman

November 5, 2008

It has been 13 years. I did not know you but still grieve the loss of a brother Trooper. Rest in peace. You are not forgotten.

Trooper II
Texas Highway Patrol

May 14, 2008

I never knew you, however my heart and prayers go out to your family. Please watch over the rest of us as we go about our daily duties.

Texas Department of Public Safety Narcotics Service

April 14, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 3, 2008

I think of you often, my friend; remembering especially our childhood adventures. Your personal faith in Jesus Christ is our hope we shall enjoy great times again.... the circle can be unbroken.

Jerry McKellar

Jerry McKellar

May 19, 2007

Twelve years may have passed but you have not been forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Thank you for your dedicated career to law enforcement.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 14, 2007

Sleep safe with The Lord until the chain links again.G-d Bless.

May 14, 2007

We have never forgotten your service to the community. I went to school with your daugther during that horrible time. I hope that your family is at peace and that you will be in hearts of many forever

Machelle Brian-Landreneaux
Harrison County Sheriffs Office

March 23, 2007

Rest in Peace Sir.

May 14, 2006

I just read the memorial for Trooper Timothy Wade McDermott. On this, the 10th anniversary of his passing I just want to say to his family, friends and co-workers that he is not forgotten. I praise the Almighty for men and women like Trooper McDermott. Just know that there are folks all across this country that care very deeply. Thanks to the ODMP, we can get the message to you no matter where you are.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, retired.

May 14, 2005

tim i knew you well, and you have been missed by us all.i learned a lot from you,and i know that you are patroling heaven now.may God bless your family,and my God watch over all your brothers,and sisters in law-enforcement.

deputy jerry stone
nacogdoches county sheriff office

January 15, 2005

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