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Old 10 January 2012, 12:38
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Old 10 January 2012, 12:42
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Old 10 January 2012, 12:53
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Originally Posted by Massgrunt View Post
I never really interacted with Tripwire, but I always liked the fact that a guy his age was still so engaged and "with it". This is sad news, but man, what a run.
He always had good things to say here and on PS.com. Wish I would have met him in person.
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Old 10 January 2012, 13:14
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Old 10 January 2012, 13:18
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RIP, Sir.

I always enjoyed reading his posts, he had the kind of wisdom that can only come from broad experience. The world is a sadder place with his passing.
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Old 10 January 2012, 13:34
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RIP Tripwire. My thoughts and prayers out to the members of both the SF and the sherriff's department with whom he served; and to his family and friends. Tripwire had so much wisdom from such an amazing life and I am sorry for his passing.
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Old 10 January 2012, 13:56
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My sincere condolences to your wife, family and all that knew you. Thank you for sharing a part of your life here with us.


Tripwire's sig line: "All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.- T.E. Lawrence, "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom"
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Old 10 January 2012, 14:10
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I will miss you, Thomas. My life has been touched by you. I will never forget the history, stories and honor you bestowed on those who answer the call of duty. You humbled me and I am better for having known you. ~ Never forgotten, Ever honor ~
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Old 10 January 2012, 14:30
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Wait..what??? He was just posting on FB a couple days ago!


RIP friend.
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Old 10 January 2012, 14:37
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Rest in Peace, Tom. drop your ruck and rest... you've earned it.

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Old 10 January 2012, 14:45
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Old 10 January 2012, 14:50
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Wait..what??? He was just posting on FB a couple days ago!


RIP friend.
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Old 10 January 2012, 15:01
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Rest in peace

You were a giant amongst other big men. Men like him being on Socnet are a major part of what makes this place great.
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Old 10 January 2012, 15:06
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Rest in peace, Sir. Prayers out to loved ones. Thank you for who you were.
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Old 10 January 2012, 15:56
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Old 10 January 2012, 16:17
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RIP Sir. What little I knew was here on SOCnet but your posts were much appreciated and unique to your perspective. Prayers to family, friends, and his other Brothers.
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Old 10 January 2012, 17:10
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Are there any plans to send flowers to his funeral or some other gesture from the board?
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Old 10 January 2012, 17:37
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Rest in Peace Tripwire!
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Old 10 January 2012, 17:38
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RIP Tom.

We shared stories over vodka martinis one night. Actually he shared, I listened. He retired about the time I went to work at King County and we knew many of the same people.

I will miss him.
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Old 10 January 2012, 17:51
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