Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper II Gregory Patton Fleenor

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, December 12, 1996

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Reflections for Trooper II Gregory Patton Fleenor

Greg
Hey brother! I think of you often! I think of the stories especially the one where you waiting in the median getting set up for the night in your cruiser and you spilled that giant cup of HOT coffee in your lap! Jumping out of the cruiser, dancing around trying to get your pants away from your leg, which was getting burned up. Laughed so hard almost cried!

I miss ya brother!

LTC Adrian Erckenbrack
Friend

May 7, 2018

Your missed everyday , but the sorrow has been replaced with laughter and great memories. Renee ran into Brittany and she is turned into a great young lady with a beautiful daughter. You would be so proud of them .
Andrew turns 20 this month and every time he tells somebody his middle name I think of you . I miss you and look forward to when we are united again !
Brother from another mother for sure

Chris

January 10, 2017

Yesterday marked 20 years. I could not face it. I wanted to hug Brittany and your parents. But live so far apart. You are missed by so many. Love and prayers to you and your family still.

I miss you!

Romaine Cheney
Friend, Virginia State Police

December 13, 2016

I was just thinking about you today, Greg.

Todd Martin

December 28, 2014

All I can say is....
I miss you. I love you and Ill see you when I get there.

Brittany Fleenor
Daughter

December 11, 2013

I remember that day like it was yesterday. I had even left him a phone message on his answering machine that night. Served in the US Marines with him and think of him very often. A great, great friend and person. RIP Greg you are missed all these years laterd.

Mitch Herrick
FAA/Friend

October 24, 2013

On Wed it will be 16 years dad, I just can't believe it. Miss you so much.
Just as an update for those who knew my dad, he has an amazing granddaughter who will be 5 on the 19th of Dec. She is a total goofball just like her grandfather :) I wish everyday I could see them play together, but I know he's keeping a close eye on us and prob laughing at us everyday.
Be safe fellow officers.

Brittany Fleenor
Daughter

December 10, 2012

Greg --- remember my Marine brother from our days at the academy -- you were a good friend and outstanding trooper -- still think about you and remember fondly how you keep us sane during the long days at the academy. Semper Fi!

COL Barry Creed, AUS, retired
Untied States Army

May 11, 2012

My friend, it's been YEARS, but you are not forgotten.

Todd Martin

February 5, 2012

Well dad your birthday is coming up and the thought of you being 45 just blows my mind. What blows my mind even more is you were only 30 when you left us here on earth and now that Im 25 i realize that 30 really isnt as old as I thought it was back then when I was only 10. lol. Realizing just how young you really were when you left has really been hitting me hard this yr. Mom actually brought it to my attention and now I just cannot stop thinking about the fact that Im almost as old as you were when you passed. I love you more then anything and wish you were here on earth with us. Youve got a beautiful little 3 yr old granddaughter who knows her papaw is in heaven with jesus watching over her. She looks at pictures of you and I took her to your site to put flowers on it. She cried and said she wanted to see her papaw...I explained she would someday but that you were with Jesus and that you were keeping her safe just like you kept everyone safe when you were on duty.

I love you so much and couldnt be more proud to call you my father. Take care up there and ill see ya someday.

Brittany Fleenor
Daughter

July 19, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 13, 2009

You are not forgotten by the ones you love.

Anonymous

January 11, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 8, 2008

Merry Christmas Gomer Pyle!! :o) Sure wish you were still here to remind me that the G.P. did NOT stand for Gomer Pyle but I know the truth. HA HA HA

Look out for Jessica up there like you did when she was in the academy!! I know you two are the two biggest kids up there today. We love & miss you guys.

Mainey

Romaine Cheney
Sister, Fallen VA Tpr. Jessica Cheney

December 25, 2007

12-12-07
On this anniversary of your passing, we pause to remember. Rest in peace Trooper Fleenor, job well done. Know that your bothers and sisters here have not forgotten you.

Master Deputy
Chesterfield County Sheriff's office Va.

December 12, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

December 6, 2007

Greg,

I can't believe how fast the year's are moving by. There is still not a day that goes by that I dont think of you. You were so much fun to be around and I know that you are up above still looking out for each one of us. Sarah just turned 21 so I know that Brittany is 21 also. I hope she is doing Alright and I know you are wathching over her.

Sgt. Lee Bailey
New Kent County Sheriff's Office

August 5, 2007

12-12-06
On this the anniversary of your passing, we pause to remember. Rest in peace Trooper Fleenor job well done, you may be gone but know you will never be forgotten.

No amount of words from any of us can ease your grief and suffering at the lost of your Father, But remain strong in your faith and know god as a plan for us all. Take comforted in knowing you will see Greg again as we walk the streets of heaven. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. Your dad was and is still a hero today.

Master Deputy
Chesterfield Sheriff’s Office

December 12, 2006

I can't believe that it's been 10 years. I vividly remember that day, walking into roll call and hearing what happened, then driving to my friend Dave's house to try to console him...he was the Deputy who was right behind you that night.
The funeral was difficult. I had made it 9 years in this business and never had to experience a loss like this, although there were more to come. I think it might have taken awhile to straighten up the Holiday Inn in Bristol we stayed at...we were all up pretty late that night and you know how it is when you get that many cops in one place.
Much has changed. I left the county and came back to RPD. Dakota's is gone...the county has grown alot.
Just wanted to let you and your family know that there are alot of us that have not forgotten. RIP buddy.

A/Sgt. Shawn Godfrey
Richmond Police Department

December 12, 2006

I can't believe that it's been 10 years. I vividly remember that day, walking into roll call and hearing what happened, then driving to my friend Dave's house to try to console him...he was the Deputy who was right behind you that night.
The funeral was difficult. I had made it 9 years in this business and never had to experience a loss like this, although there were more to come. I think it might have taken awhile to straighten up the Holiday Inn in Bristol we stayed at...we were all up pretty late that night and you know how it is when you get that many cops in one place.
Much has changed. I left the county and came back to RPD. Dakota's is gone...the county has grown alot.
Just wanted to let you and your family know that there are alot of us that have not forgotten. RIP buddy.

A/Sgt. Shawn Godfrey
Richmond Police Department

December 12, 2006

Although I never had the chance to meet you, it was 10 years ago to the day I learned about the accident that took your life and I still have'nt forgotten you. A hero never dies. Thank you for your service to the Commonwealth and all the lives you touched....

May GOD continue to bless the Fleenor family, friends and the Virginia State Police. Stay safe troopers.

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly PD, Va.

December 12, 2006

Greg,

We sure do miss that beautiful, hearty laughter of yours!! When I left Henrico PD to work for the courts, I got to hear even more stories of your craziness, like when you'd come to my work & yell out my childhood nickname... Miss you more & more all the time. Hope you're keeping an eye out for Jessica!!

Brittany, you're dad loved you more than life itself!! I don't think he could love or cherish anything more. I know he's been with you every step of your life since he's been in heaven and how proud he must be. Be safe!!

Romaine Cheney

Romaine Cheney
Sister, VA Tpr. Jessica J. Cheney

November 3, 2006

To all of those who had the chance to meet my father knew what kind of man he was. For me he was more then a trooper, he was my daddy. I miss him more and more everyday and I cry more every year. I know he was there on my 16th birthday to watch me drive my first car by myself, and I know he was there on my graduation day, but what I dont know is what the look on his face looked like. I wish he could have been there to watch those two special moments plus many others in person. DADDY I MISS YOU AND YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.
LOVE
BEEZER your daughter Brittany

REST IN PEACE DADDY

Brittany Fleenor

December 11, 2005

Greg

I fondly reflect our attendance during the 90th Basic Session. You had the uncanny ability to make the whole class laugh. Your impression of Sergeat Watkins still reigns supreme. Being with the US Park Police now I make it a point to stop by the NLEOM and see your name and others I have known. You were an inspiration during the academy. I shall miss you.

Officer R. M. Thomas
United States Park Police

October 3, 2005

Hey Greg,

We sure do miss you down here!! That Gomer Pyle accent, big smile and witty personality just can't be replaced.

Happy Easter and give my sis a hug for me!!

Love you!!

Romaine

Romaine Cheney
Sister, VA Tpr. II Jessica J. Cheney

March 28, 2005

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