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Granite Tribute Created to Honor Slain Officer Tom Decker

Murphy Granite Carving, Inc. via Facebook

Richmond – A company in Richmond has created a memorial to honor of slain Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker.

A photo post on Murphy Granite Carving, Inc.‘s Facebook page shows an etched portrait of the officer and an inscription:

On my honor,
I will never betray my badge,
my integrity, my character
or the public trust.
I will always have the courage
to hold myself and others
accountable for our actions.
I will always uphold
the constitution, my community,
and the agency I serve.


The company’s Facebook post says the Reflection Stone was donated to the Cold Spring Police Department by the City of Richmond and Richmond Civic and Commerce. The post reads:

Police Officer Thomas “Tommy” Decker was shot and killed in the line of duty late last Thursday night in Cold Spring. The City of Richmond & Richmond Civic & Commerce donated this granite Reflection Stone to the Police Department of Cold Spring. We owe our complete thanks and gratitude to “Tommy” and all the men and women who serve and protect us. They have an extraordinary responsibility. We think the Oath they take which is shown on the plaque said it all. We can never repay the debt we owe, “Tommy” and others who lose their lives serving us. Tommy your spirit will live on in the lives of your family, friends and your community.


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