|Birth: ||Oct. 23, 1952, USA|
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 2010|
Sergeant Thomas Alexander was shot and killed while responding to a burglary in progress in Richland Parish.
A woman had called 911 to report the sound of breaking glass. Sergeant Alexander, who was the closest officer to the location, responded to the scene despite the call coming from outside of the city limit.
Sergeant Alexander was the first officer to arrive at the scene and began searching the home. The three suspects were hidden inside and opened fire as he conducted the search. Responding deputies heard the shots as they arrived on the scene and took one of the suspects into custody inside the home. The two other suspects were apprehended a short time later.
Sergeant Alexander had served with the Rayville Police Department for 13 years and had previously served with the Richland Parish Sheriff's Office for seven years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters
Funeral info and Obit
FUNERAL SERVICE FOR SGT THOMAS ALEXANDER
18 September 2010 @ 11:00 a.m.
Shepherd Lee Vaughn
Class of 1970
Rayville Police Department
Richland Parish Sheriffs Office
Richland Parish Bus Driver's Association
Another Helping Hand Inc.
Louisiana Regional Law Enforcement Association
Pleasant Grove #2 Baptist Church Cemetery
Miller's Funeral Home, Monroe
"For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:6-8
Thomas Moore Alexander, affectionately known as (Tommy and T. A.) was called home on September 11, 2010 in the line of duty with the Town of Rayville Police Department.
Thomas was born to the union of R. C. and Lula Mae Alexander on October 23, 1952. He was the fifth (5th) child and first son of nine (9) children.
He was baptized into the christian faith at Pleasant Grove #2 Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. L. B. Brass, Sr. He remained a member there until 2001, at which time he united with Agape Full Gospel Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Eugene Harris, serving in the capacity of financial clerk.
Thomas was a 1970 graduate of the Eula D. Britton High School. He attended La. Tech University. He was employed by the Richland Parish Police Jury before joining the Richland Parish Sheriff Department. He was an employee with Wal-mart, and also a bus driver for the Richland Parish School System for twenty-three (23) years. He was a dedicated policeman for the Town Of Rayville for eighteen (18) years. He received many commendations and certificates of appreciation for his outstanding and dedicated service. Thomas lived the motto "To Serve and to Protect".
Thomas united in matrimony to Mary Louise Simmons on December 24, 1977. To this union two daughters (TaShekia and Amelia) were born and one son (Thomas Cherdale Alexander) who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, R.C. Alexander and Lula Alexander, one sister, Gloria Howard, one brother Louis Alexander and one God-Child Edith Vaughn.
Thomas leaves to cherish his memories: His beloved wife Mary Louise Alexander, four (4) daughters: Deborah Jackson (Willie), Ruston, LA., TaShekia V. Alexander of Monroe, LA., Amelia Alexander of Houston, TX., and LaDeanna Davis, of Monroe, LA. Three (3) Grandchildren, LaNesha, Chasity, and A'Yonnah Mamon all of Ruston, LA. One (1) God-child, Virginia Winston Jackson, Houston, TX., and two (2) God-Grandchildren, Jalaun and DeAndre Jackson.
Six (6) Sisters, Mary Williams of Monroe, L,A., Clara Wilson (Fred), Joan Howard (James) both of Rayville, LA., Lillian Aikens, Maple Heights, OH., Thelma Bess (Lynn) Corinth MS., Patricia Alexander, Columbus, OH., One (1) brother, Jimmie Alexander (Jerleen), Rock Hill, South Carolina. One (1) special cousin, Ella M. Loud (Ross) who was like a sister.
Three (3) Aunts, Maple White, Rayvilla, LA., Dorothy Etier, Monroe, LA, and Annie Whitfield, Flint, Michigan. Three (3) Uncles, Earnest Alexander, Youngstown, OH, Joseph Whitfield (Sharon) and Michael Woody both of Rayville, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Extended Family and Friends: Bishop Eugene and Evangelist Yvonne Harris, Mary Lee Ricks, Leamon Percy, Freddie Rivers, Jesse Williams, Helen Nell Whitty Boyd, Greg Baker, Robert Woodard, Jorenzo Scott, Chris Ayea and his beloved "Agape Church Family".
Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Plot: Cemetery #2
Created by: James Myers
Record added: Sep 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58559792