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Patrolman Gary L. Twyman | Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman

Gary L. Twyman

Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Monday, October 9, 1995

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 10/9/1995

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Suspect: Shot by other officers

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Patrolman Gary Twyman was killed after being stabbed. Patrolman Twyman, off duty and unarmed, was defending a woman who was being attacked by a knife wielding man. The man was later found by responding officers and was shot after refusing to surrender.

Patrolman Twyman had served with the agency for nine years.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all that call you beloved for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 6, 2013

 

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