Memorial Service Planned for Montgomery Police Officer

Memorial Service Planned for Montgomery Police Officer

Service for T.J. Bomba will be held Saturday in Gaithersburg

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A funeral will be held Saturday morning in Gaithersburg for a Montgomery County police officer who died Monday.

The memorial service for Thomas “T.J.” Bomba will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Covenant Life church on Muncaster Mill Road. It is open to the public. A reception will follow the service.

Bomba died Monday  from a gunshot wound on the top of a parking garage in downtown Silver Spring. He was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he was pronounced dead. Police announced Tuesday night that Bomba’s death had been ruled a suicide.

Those attending the funeral are asked to arrive before 10:45 a.m., which is when Bomba’s family will arrive, police wrote in a press release Thursday. Police said attendees should plan for congestion on roads near the church. People not attending the service are asked to avoid the area.

Bomba, a 13-year veteran of the police department, was married since 2005 to Angela Tripp, who he met in college, according to his obituary. He is also survived by his children, Tommy, 11, and Jake, 5; parents Thomas and Carol Bomba; and sister Alison Bomba, among others.

Police announced that anyone who wishes to donate to Bomba’s family can mail a check to:

The Montgomery County Fraternal Order of Police – Lodge 35
18512 Office Park Drive
Montgomery Village, Maryland 20886

Donors are asked to make checks payable to Montgomery County Law Enforcement Officer Relief Fund and to write Officer Bomba in the memo line.

Dan Schere can be reached at

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