NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – The mother of slain Miami Police Officer Carl Patrick says she’s glad that the woman who’s charged with killing her son is behind bars.
“I’m glad that that lady is now in the place where she should be for what she’s done to my son,” said Lucille Patrick outside her Northwest Miami-Dade home.
It was the first time she has spoken since the arrest of Miami Police public service aide Tiniko Thompson in the death of her son. Thompson is charged with 2nd degree murder.
The 52-year-old Carl Patrick, a member of the Miami Police Honor guard, was discovered shot and killed inside his home in Pembroke Pines on Friday, May 9th.
Lucille Patrick had been advised by a number of people including Miami Police Officers not to answer any questions because of the pending criminal case against Thompson.
But she told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench she was grateful for the community’s support and prayers following her son’s death and the arrest of Thompson.
“I would like to say thank you to each and every one of you for your kindness that you have shown to me during this time of my son’s death,” she said.
Deeply religious, Lucille Patrick was near tears and her voice broke when she said, “I would also like to say I am thankful to my Lord for everything that has been done as it has been done for my son.”
“I’m not going to answer any questions but I want to let you know that I thank you and I love you all because you have helped me during this time of my grief,” she said. “I thank you all very much. God bless you.”
Patrick has said she was extremely proud of her son, who had been a police officer for 25 years and who had also served in the military. She has said she cherishes him and will always miss him.