Sergeant Gregory Michael Meagher

Sergeant Gregory Michael Meagher

Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, February 5, 2017

Gregory Michael Meagher

Sergeant Greg Meagher died after being exposed to liquid nitrogen while attempting to rescue a woman at a medical facility at 1100 Emmett Street in Augusta.

He and several other deputies had responded to the facility and were told that a woman was unconscious inside. The deputies entered the facility to rescue the woman and were overcome by the fumes. Fire department personnel arrived on the scene and were able to remove Sergeant Meagher and the employee. They were both transported to Augusta University Hospital where Sergeant Meagher passed away.

The other three deputies were treated for their exposure to the toxins.

Sergeant Meagher had served with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office for 33 years. In 2004 he was shot in the face while assigned to a federal narcotics task force.

Bio

  • Age 57
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins

rescue

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Michael was killed trying to save lives..

To the Meagher family, fellow officers, and all who call Michael beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Sgt. Meagher gave to his community and the citizens of Georgia the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 5, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 20, 2018

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