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Roguish Lawyer
01-11-2012, 11:23
We'll miss you, RIP.

Thomas C. Regan
Jan 6, 1931 – Jan 8, 2012

Thomas C. Regan was born in Fernwood, Mississippi January 6, 1931 to Thomas Regan and Elizabeth Fater-Regan, and was their only child. His father was in the Navy, so Tom relocated to Brooklyn NY and lived with his grandparents. His grandfather was a precinct captain. His uncle was a lead detective with the NYPD. After his father’s military duty, they moved to California.

Tom Joined the Army at the age of 16 with his parents’ permission. He spent time in Korea and Japan with the Army Rangers; different groups in the 1st CAV and later joined the Special Forces and remained active in the reserves.

He joined the King County Sheriff’s Department in 1956. Over his 34 year career with the Sheriff’s Department he performed many duties which included motorcycle officer, K-9 unit, patrol Sergeant, and a professional dive master. He was the founding father of the King County Sheriffs Bomb and SWAT teams. He led many missions over his time with the force. Early in his career he worked the hydroplane races and jumped from the helicopter saving several different hydro drivers.

After he retired from the force he and Diane traveled. Whether it was on a cruise or going to beautiful beaches, they were loving life. He loved to take his scuba gear, to see the beautiful oceans around the world.

He is a lifetime member of Special Forces Association, IABTI, Burien Elks Lodge #2143, and the NRA.

Preceded in death by his 1st wife Patricia and daughters Patty and Karen, and survived by his wife Diane of 43 years, daughter Cathy Hodapp/Dan, son Joe Regan/Lisa, and had 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

The family has requested no flowers. Remembrances may be sent to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Disabled American Veterans.

Sdiver
01-11-2012, 11:35
Rest easy Sir.

We have the watch.

PedOncoDoc
01-11-2012, 12:06
Rest in peace. Thank you for all that you've done.

Shar
01-11-2012, 12:09
This is very sad news. The couple times I was able to meet Trip Wire he was a true gentleman. Prayers out to his lovely wife and family.

Agoge2
01-11-2012, 12:40
You will definitely be missed! Rest in Peace, Warrior and thank you for your service!

dennisw
01-11-2012, 12:49
RIP.

jbour13
01-11-2012, 13:03
RIP TW :(

Cynic
01-11-2012, 13:23
So sorry to hear this. He just celebrated his 81st birthday.
RIP, sir. Condolences to the family.

BryanK
01-11-2012, 13:32
Rest in Peace Sir :(

Tatonka316
01-11-2012, 13:38
Rest in Peace, Sir. Thank you for your lifetime of service and sacrifice. You will ALWAYS be missed and NEVER forgotten. Give my son a hug and tell him I will see him soon.

molon labe

akv
01-11-2012, 16:04
Rest In Peace Sir, thank you for defending our nation all the way back to Korea,and god bless you.

One of my favorite movie endings
The ending scene from Battle Ground!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDQvYE8sbc8&feature

PSM
01-11-2012, 16:29
Very sad news. Rest in Peace, Trip Wire.

Pat

BoyScout
01-11-2012, 17:13
Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

DevilSide
01-11-2012, 17:38
Rest in peace QP Trip Wire, thank you for your service.

mojaveman
01-11-2012, 18:14
Rest in peace Trip Wire.

Enjoyed reading your posts both here and across the street.

Gypsy
01-11-2012, 18:18
Rest in Peace Trip_Wire, I will especially miss your AAR's after one of your cruises or events. God Bless.

Sigaba
01-11-2012, 18:22
May you rest in everlasting peace, Trip_Wire.

Red Flag 1
01-11-2012, 18:35
Rest In God's Peace Warrior.

fng13
01-11-2012, 19:59
Rest In Peace, Sir.

The Reaper
01-11-2012, 20:36
RIP, brother.

Thank you for you service.

We will see you on the other side.

TR

HOLLiS
01-11-2012, 21:23
It is with fond memories that I think of you, Rest In Peace.

Keep a place open for me, when I cross over.

SF_BHT
01-11-2012, 23:14
Rest in Pece Brother......

You have completed your last deployment and will never be forgotten.

Requiem
01-11-2012, 23:59
Rest in Peace, Trip Wire. Prayers out for your loved ones.

S.

Pete
01-12-2012, 05:14
RIP TW, our thoughts are with your family.

John_Chrichton
01-12-2012, 05:26
RIP Sir.

cetheridge
01-12-2012, 06:05
Rest in Peace, Trip-Wire......You will be missed.
May God comfort your family in their sorrow.

TrapLine
01-12-2012, 07:23
Rest in peace, Trip_Wire. Thank you for your service.

XJWoody
01-12-2012, 07:56
Rest in peace Sir.

Thank you for your service to our Nation.

bkleonards
01-12-2012, 08:32
Rest in Peace TW. Prayers to your family.

booker
01-12-2012, 09:36
Rest in Peace Trip Wire.

Sarski
01-12-2012, 11:25
Rest in peace, sir. I'm pretty new to ps.com, and looks like I have some catching up to do on your posts. Thank you for your service, and forging the warrior's path, and legacy for others to follow.

FMF DOC
01-12-2012, 11:42
RIP Sir,

LibraryLady
01-12-2012, 14:08
RIP Trip. I'll miss you and all our wonderful conversations.

LL

Sten
01-12-2012, 16:35
Rest in Peace, Sir.

gtcrispy
01-12-2012, 17:16
RIP Trip Wire.

chance
01-12-2012, 18:51
Rest in peace, Trip Wire. I will truly miss your quick wit. You are remembered in highest regard.

See you in Valhalla,

Joshua

bandycpa
01-13-2012, 06:34
Rest in peace, sir.

Barbarian
01-13-2012, 08:45
Rest peacefully, Sir.

Shame I didn't know you better.

God Bless.

Prayers out for family.

Weazle23
01-13-2012, 11:22
Trip Wire, may you Rest In Peace. I had the honor of meeting with you and your lovely wife just once, but I will never forget the amazing feeling of how such an incredible man with so many various experiences could take such an interest in someone just starting out. Thank You Sir.

GratefulCitizen
01-13-2012, 16:52
Rest in peace.

Gypsy
01-13-2012, 18:20
Here is his obit, service information and a guest book.

http://bonneywatson.com/obituaries/detail.html?id=4073

Cowboy 1968
01-13-2012, 20:18
I enjoyed our last PM and wish you a safe journey to Valhala. Your recon is done.

Richman
03-14-2012, 15:39
Rest In Peace Sir. I am a better person from knowing you. I enjoyed the company.

PRB
03-14-2012, 20:44
RIP TW

Dusty
03-14-2012, 20:56
Prayers out to the family.

greenberetTFS
03-15-2012, 01:08
Tribute to a Fallen Soldier.

http://professionalsoldiers.com/forums/fusion/editor/separator.gif

Gone,but not forgotten.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn_iz...eature=related

God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior.....:(

He was just a simple soldier and his ranks are growing thin
But his presence should remind us; we may need his like again,
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.......:(

Perhaps just a simple headline in the paper that might say:
OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, FOR A SOLDIER DIED TODAY. (author unknown)

The passing of our soldiers often go unnoticed and unsung by most of the world, remembered only by family and friends. Wish it were not so. May he RIP, his family will be in my thoughts and prayers.........:(

I realize it's a Canadian song,however I believe most appropriate for this occasion..:(.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrkgV5bl7kQ

Big Teddy

docholiday161
03-23-2012, 18:33
Trip Wire, you will be sorely missed my brother. RIP. Guard the gates well and we will all be there to relieve you soon.

MtnGoat
03-23-2012, 19:06
Missed this one..

Rest in peace. Thank you for all that you've done.

Blue skies & soft landings.

Prayers to family & friends

Goggles Pizano
04-04-2012, 09:58
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.
In pace requiescat Sir. Dominus vobiscum.