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This page honors our fallen peers and comrades.  If you know of a former Chapter colleague, who has passed, and you wish to recognize their contribution to the profession and country, please sent a bio to GraniteStateASIS.

ASIS Granite State Chapter 101

November 2014

Louis A. Tyska, CPP,  was a long time member of the ASIS Granite State Chapter and active in both chapter activities, ASIS at the national level, and with other professional organizations.  He was a former Chapter Chairperson, a former President of ASIS International, and served on its Board of Directors for several years.  Louis was also a former President of the National Cargo Theft Association.

Louis was born in Montclair to the late Louis Anthony and Chauncey Ucci Tyska. He graduated from the N.J. State Police Academy in Sea Girt, and was a police officer in Glen Ridge for five years.  He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving aboard the USS Curtiss AV4 1952-1955, was an active life member of VFW Post 11373, Hollis-Brookline, and served on the Board of Directors for the Nashua Pastoral Care Center 2003-07, now known as The Open Door.

Louis A Tyska, with his co-author, wrote more than 18 books.  Some of Tyska's publications include:

  • Controlling Cargo Theft
  • Investigations - 150 Things You Should Know
  • Physical Security - 150 Things You Should
  • Office & Office Building Security
  • Casino Surveillance and Security - 150 Things You Should Know
  • 150 Things You Should Know About Security

Louis taught, lectured, and spoke on crime prevention and participated in numerous interviews on radio and television, including CBS "60 Minutes."  In 2000, Louis was presented the Industry Leadership Award by the National Cargo Security Council where he was chairman and author of the publication, "Guidelines for Cargo Security & Loss Control."​

We Will Always Remember Our  Own - The Honor Roll 

December 30, 2013

Thomas P. Kitchen, CPP, an active member and past Chairperson of the Granite State ASIS Chapter

Tom Kitchen, of Concord, New Hampshire passed away at his home, on December 30, 2013, he was 55 years old.  He was raised and attended school in Concord, Massachusetts, and after graduation from Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice in 1981, he married his sweetheart of 37 years, Heidi Barrett Kitchen. They settled in Concord, New Hampshire where they raised their three children.  His early summers were spent at the family island on Lake Waukewan, in Meredith, where he spent many hours enjoying his boat and family time.  He was not one to sit idly for very long and was always involved in a project; moving the biggest rock he could find or honing his impressive chainsaw skills.  Family was perhaps his greatest passion, teaching his children about camping and frequently traveling to National Parks and other outdoor areas.  Tom was very active in scouting, which influenced both his sons to achieve Eagle Scout status.  He and Heidi spent many hours as troop leaders, organizing numerous trips and community improvement projects.  Over the last several years Tom was in charge of the Scouting for Food program for Daniel Webster Council.  When the children were grown he and Heidi began to travel on their own, visiting Switzerland for hiking, Australia and New Zealand when their daughter was on a study abroad program; and most recently a grand tour of Alaska.  His professional life started with stints as a Special Police Officer in Meredith and a Grade 1 Investigator for Pinkerton where he rose to Supervisor of Patrol and Inspections in Boston; after working undercover assignments and as a body guard for a diamond salesman.  Several years out of college, he co-founded his first business, Investigative Services Corporation.  He had wide experience in the security of nuclear facilities and hospitals when he founded Concentric Security Resources in 2002, which became a division of Black Diamond Consultants.  He was a Certified Protection Professional and a Certified Facility Security Officer. As an active member of the American Society for Industrial Security International, he was the 1999 Chairman of the Granite State Chapter. ​