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Lieutenant Thomas Jackson Meredith

Moultrie Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, August 25, 1973

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Reflections for Lieutenant Thomas Jackson Meredith

Rest in peace Lt. Meredith.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 13, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 23, 2017

You are a True Hero.Lt. Meredith.I am one of the family members who was there that night you were murdered,I was 10 at that time and I can remember everything about that night.they told us they were going to kill us because they weren't leaving any witnesses behind,had you not have shown up and laid down your life .our family would not be here today.Words cannot describe how much we Thank You.Rest in Peace and know you heroism has not been forgotten by our family.My family got a petition up with enough signatures on it that the road that we lived on was name in your honor.Tommy Meredith Road.

Vickie Ruffin

July 19, 2017

A true hero. Rest in peace LT. Meredith.

Steve Van Slyke, retired k9 officer
El Cajon Police Department

August 25, 2015

I was two months old when you got killed!!! It was my family that was being robbed!! I have heard my parents talk about you my whole life and from what i have heard!!! You saved a whole family from being murdered that night!!! May you rest in peace and trust me you will NEVER be forgotten!!!! love Wandall Norman Jr

wandall norman

May 24, 2012

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Meredith. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 1, 2012

I found this site by accident and would like to let it be know Officer Meredith was my Hero growing up.
This officer was friend to my Dad and our family. He saved my Dad's life by dragging him out of our burning home on the Albany Hwy. That night we lost almost everthing. This Officer was a true hero and alway a friend to my Dad. I want to thank you for all you did for me and our family without ever giving it a second thought. Your heroism and service is honored by me to this day.

With honor and respect,
Jerry C. Weeks

Jerry C. Weeks
Son of George E. Weeks Sr.

June 7, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis L oya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 25, 2010

I remember growing up in Moultrie and walking to the store. Lt. Meredith would stop and give me a ride either to the store or home. He would always talk about how great it was to be a police officer. Mostly because of him, is why I am in Law Enforcement. I still remember the day Lt. Tom was killed and I will never forget him. Thank you for your service and the candy.

Special Agent Dave Miller
North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Division

February 7, 2010

I worked at MPD for 6 years. Even though I did not know you, your name is spoken with reverence and respect. You have left a legacy at the PD that will live on. I know you are watching over your family and your department. Rest now my brother your watch is over.

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and agency. We will continue to train officers that will hopefully live up to your example. Walk proudly on your beat on Heaven's streets and watch over the rest of us continuing the fight.

Lt. James Ellis
GPSTC - Regional Police Academy Tifton

January 30, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 10, 2007

Well, I actually just stumble on this site as I was looking up information on my grandfater Thomas Jackson Meredith. It is so neat to see that people still care. All I remember of him was his really hairy arms and that he use to sneak us candy befor dinner. I was just 5 at the time of his murder. I am the daughter of Nita Ann Meredith. I Love you PAPA.

Meredith Ann (Chapman) Berg

October 8, 2005

Lt. Meredith,
On today, the 32nd anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Moultrie.


August 25, 2005

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