Trust Fund for Family of Sergeant Ruben Thomas

As you know, on Sunday, March 18, 2012, we lost one of our own when Officer Ruben Thomas, sergeant at Columbia Correctional Institution, was fatally injured after being stabbed by an inmate. The tragic death has been a shock for all of us as we lose another dedicated member of our Corrections Family.  Sgt. Thomas was a well-respected officer and he was known for his hard work, dedication, and love for family. He leaves behind his parents, fiancée, 18-month old daughter, and unborn child.

We will be partnering with the Corrections Foundation to raise money in honor of Sgt. Thomas, which will be placed in a special trust fund for his family. Your contributions will assist the family with immediate and future expenses with the raising and education of Sgt. Thomas’ children. We will advise of any future support efforts as they are decided upon.

You can make a credit card contribution at

If you prefer to make a cash or check donation, please send your donation to:  Corrections Foundation, Attn:  Sgt. Thomas Fund, 501 South Calhoun Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500. Checks should have “Sgt. Thomas Fund” in the memo section.

I’ve always been impressed with how the officers and members of the Florida Department of Corrections come together in challenging times particularly when it affects one of our own. It makes me proud to serve with you.

Kenneth S. Tucker
Florida Department of Corrections



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