$64,835 Presented to Family of Fallen Sgt. Ruben Thomas

Statement from Secretary Ken Tucker on the presentation of the $64,835 to the guardianship of the two children of fallen CO Sgt. Ruben Thomas. The $64,835 represents a full 162% of the original $40,000 goal and represents months of donations and volunteer work to raise funds to support Sgt. Thomas’ family.

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To Our DOC Family, 

Today, with your help, our Department and the Corrections Foundation presented a check to the family of Sergeant Ruben H. Thomas III in the amount of $64,835.

The check presentation was part of a service at the Columbia County Law Enforcement Memorial and was held in honor of Sergeant Thomas, who died in the line of duty on March 18, 2012.

Your donations and selfless acts are proof that our staff, and even their families, never walk alone in times of need.  Your generosity honors Sergeant Thomas and all those who have gone before him.  I am honored to be part of the DOC family.

Thank you for your support and dedication to Sergeant Thomas and his family.

Secretary Ken Tucker

Correctional Officer’s Farewell

We all know it can happen,
When we put our Colors on.
It only takes an instant,
Then one of us is gone.

Day to day we walk our beat,
In God we put our faith.

‘Cause we’re the law inside the wall,
We keep the Public safe.

You’ve done the job that few can do,
Your shift is at an end.

Farewell my Brother, Rest in peace,
On you we could depend.

Written by:

Lieutenant Larry Peoples
Florida Department of Correction



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