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Police Officer Guy P. Gaddis | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Guy P. Gaddis

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, January 31, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # 4539

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 2014

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Officer Guy Gaddis was shot and killed while transporting two handcuffed prisoners to jail.

One of the prisoners had managed to conceal a gun and shoot Officer Gaddis twice in the back of the head. The suspect was convicted and sentenced to death. He was subsequently executed on January 22nd, 2014.

Officer Gaddis had served with the Houston Police Department for 2-1/2 years and had previously served with the United States Army during Desert Storm. He was survived by his expectant wife and parents and is buried in South Park Cemetery, Pearland, Texas.

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Myself and Guy were both stationed at Fort Bliss Texas at the same time. He was in the 978th MP Company and I was assigned to Center MP Company. Later we both attended the Houston Police Academy together. We graduated in October of 1992. When I found out Guy was killed, a little bit of me died with him. It had a profound effect on me for Officer Safety, as I became a Field Trainer and Evaluator. His death influenced not only me, but every rookie I trained. I am no longer in Law Enforcement now. From the sideline I watch those who still are in uniform. I see a lot of young new faces, that have stood up and said it's my turn and I will watch over you while you sleep. I think of those who lost their lives in the line of duty, and those who will succumb to the dangers of this calling. This career choice is like no other. This is a calling! Law Enforcement is a life style. A warrior to hold back evil. Someone who lives by a higher standard. Not everyone can do this job. For those of you who complain, and gripe about the police. I say step forward like those before you and be prepared that some day you may make the selfless sacrifice Guy has made. A true hero who has served his country and his community honorably. Rest in peace brother.

Former Police Officer Alex Biserchich
Houston PD
September 22, 2016


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