Submitted by his wife and daughter
Thomas L. Mower was a loving husband‚ father‚ grandfather and uncle. His entire life was dedicated to the fire services of several Delaware County boroughs and townships. He first started as a junior firefighter with the Media Fire Department in the 1950’s‚ and being elected to several line officers positions. He had just become a member of the Goodwill Fire Department of Darby Township‚ where he was an active member of the fire police unit and a member of the Delaware County Fire Police Association. As a policeman for Darby Borough‚ he worked in the K-9 unit with his partner‚ King. He was active in community service with his partner‚ and was instrumental in forming the Darby Borough P.A.L. After many competitions‚ Tom placed 5th in the 1980 Pennsylvania Governor’s 20 Award Ceremony for police revolver competition. After retiring as a detective with Darby Borough Police Department‚ he was one of the principal organizers of the Delaware County Search and Rescue Team utilizing trained dogs and rescue personnel.
On March 3‚ 2005‚ doing what he did his entire life‚ Thomas L. Mower – Tom to his friends – was responding to a fire call on that fateful day. On his way to the fire call Tom passed away from a massive heart attack at the age of 63. Even without his involvement with fire and police departments‚ Tom was always a hero to his family and those who knew and loved him.