It is with great sadness that the City of Port St. Lucie announces the passing of Officer Tom Eisert, a 15-year veteran with the Port St. Lucie Police Department. Officer Eisert lost a six-month courageous battle with cancer on Sunday evening, May 6.
Officer Tom Eisert joined the Port St. Lucie Police Department on May 19, 1997. He served in several capacities within the organization, including K-9 Officer, Uniformed Crime Investigator, firearms instructor, and as a member of the Blue Light Task Force. Officer Eisert cherished the time he spent as a K-9 Officer, and made numerous significant arrests with his partner “Taz.”
Officer Eisert received multiple commendations, including the “Thinker” Award, Problem Oriented Policing Award, Distinguished Achievement Award, Chief’s Merit Award, Unit Citations, Civic Award, as well as numerous other commendations, awards, and letters of recognition.
Prior to joining the Port St. Lucie Police Department, Officer Eisert served with the United States Navy for four years, rising to the rank of supervisor. He also served in the United States Naval Reserve.
A devoted husband and father, Tom enjoyed spending time with his family and was a VW enthusiast and avid motorcyclist.
Officer Eisert leaves behind a wife, a young daughter, his mother, four brothers and a number of other family members.
Tom made many friends throughout the community during his tenure, and will be greatly missed by his colleagues within the Port St. Lucie Police Department.