Lawrence P. "Larry" GleasonNew York State Police, New York
End of Watch: Monday, February 11, 2002
Reflections for Trooper Lawrence P. "Larry" Gleason
Hornell NY. The same small town lead many of us in the same direction. To serve and protect with all our hearts, those we love, those whom are strangers. You walked that line of ocean blue crossing over to a better place, in the arms of an Angel. Rest easy now dear guardian, go forth and patrol your heavenly streets. Your brothers and sisters will take it from here. To his family and friends...Take comfort in knowing he is a hero, gone but not forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
"Greater love hath no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13
Joy VanDruff Telecommunicator I
Wake CO SO Raleigh NC
September 23, 2003
Maslow once professed the ideology of "B-Values." On that April night we learned the true significance of it as we "Took Back the Night." Thank God that investigator was there to clear matters as to why I was there. The others didn't look too happy at first.
Irish Catholic Brother
September 13, 2003
It has been a year and a half since we received the terrible news of your death, but you were living your dream. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten. You are a hero rest in peace you are in a better place now. Thank you
I was going through the year 2002 and came across your name. We know all too well the pain you have felt and continue to feel. Our prayers go out to your family. John 14:27
Mother of fallen Military Police Officer Brian T. Gleason 8/9/2000
Dear Red Raider,
I bet Johnny U. is thinking twice about taking the snap.
I am deeply saddened by this tragic news. Another of the best people on earth has fallen to an evil murderer. I hope the community will show its outrage, as well as appreciation for this officer's sacrifice. My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family, friends and brother/sister officers of Trooper GLEASON. Rest in Peace brother.
Trooper - Troop M
Pennsylvania State Police
I came across this page while searching for the page of my uncle - Daniel T. Gleason (Philadelphia PD - EOW 6/5/86) I just wanted to extend my condolences & prayers to the family and friends of Trooper Lawrence P. Gleason. Though we share the same family name, we are united as a different kind of family.
Its hard to believe that it has been a year since we lost our friend and our brother. LG was taken from us much too early. I was privledged enough to have recieved a pin from LG's family that has his initials and his badge number on it and I wear it on my uniform every day with great pride and whenever someone inquires about it I am both saddened to have to explain what happened and yet I am also proud to do this as It keeps that part of LG with us. LG was one of a kind and he will live on forever in our hearts and memory. God bless you LG and God bless your family.
Scott A Richardson
Chief of Police
Alfred Police Department
Alfred, New York
Chief Scott A Richardson
Alfred Police Department
At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the shift to the memory of a fallen officer. Tonight, February 11, 2003, we dedicated the shift to the memory of Trooper Gleason, New York State Police, who died on this date last year.
When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.
Trooper Gleason's sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC
One year ago today, I heard the terrible news that morning from a fellow Police Officer from Hornell P.D. I was in shock and couldn't believe what had happened. I am still saddened everytime I think of what happened to you or when I see your memorial on this website. It was and still is not fair, you had so much in front of you. We all cried at your wake and at your funeral, it hurt a lot. What a sad time it was.
I know that your family, especially Kate, misses you dearly as do the people of Hornell, NY and your fellow Troopers and Police Officers.
But I know you are in a better place now, so rest easy. Watch over us that are still here "on the beat" as we carry on in your name.
You will not be forgotten. God bless you brother.
Ptlm P.J. Dyring
Corning P.D. Corning, NY
On this the first anniversary of the tragic loss of Trooper Lawrence P. Gleason, May Our Lord have mercy on his soul and lead him to eternal life. My prayers and thoughts are with him and his family as they were a year ago today.
LT THOMAS J FAYLE
Troop B, NYSP
As the first anniversary of your death nears, we are remembering you and your supreme sacrifice. From one coast to another we grieve with those who are grieving still. You died too soon for most of your dreams to be fulfilled and we are thinking of all those who have that void in their
lives that only you could fill. God bless you all!
Rest in peace my fellow brother.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your selfless sacrifice will save others. Thank you and godspeed my brother.
Trooper Michael Koscielniak
Vermont State Police
Trooper Michael Koscielniak
Vermont State Police
You gave the ultimate sacrifice. You may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. We are all family in this job, sometimes we are the only family each other has. In pace requiescat, Rest in peace! Keep a watch on the rest of us as we go on shift each day.
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world will cry and you will rejoice." (American Indian Prayer)
Ptl. Kimberly Moses
MTSU Campus PD, TN
I am at ease, It's end of day.
My duty has been done.
The hour calls me far away,
beyond the setting sun.
Meet me by the river's rocks,
in the shawdow of the lane.
Find me in the snowflakes,
as they crowd against the pane.
Or beckon me in silence,
then listen to the breeze.
And you will hear me always,
for at last, I stand, AT EASE!
Tpr. Michael D. Doney
Our prayers are with you all for your loss God Speed Brother
Tennessee Highway Patrol
REST IN PEACE..... WE HAVE THE WATCH NOW!
Special Agent T Simmons
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)
I would like to express my condolences to the friends and family of Larry P. Gleason. As the wife of a New York State trooper I daily face the fear of what could happen, but through tragedies such as the death of Larry it enables me to appreciate the time I do have with my husband. Although my husband only worked with Larry a few times he appreciated him as a quiet but a very "funny" guy. I would like to let Larry's family know we are praying that God give you peace in your hearts.Just look to the Lord because he can heal a wounded heart!
I Thessalonians 5:17 GODSPEED TO YOU LARRY!!!!YOU ARE MISSED!
May God bless you and your family, and give them peace in their time of sorrow. You will never be forgoten.
PROUD former GRAYRIDER 163rd March 1988
Deputy John W. Peper
Volusia Co. Sheriff's Office, Fla
Trooper Gleason, you made the ultimate sacrific for the citizens of NY. My prayers are with your family. You will never be forgotten.
Montgomery County Police, MD
Trooper Gleason, you died doing what you loved, serving the citizens of New York. Only the BEST become New York State Troopers. I will be attempting to fill the large shoes you left behind very soon. We will someday work a tour in Heaven together. Until then, know that you are missed and please keep an eye on us down here.
Trooper Gleason: Bless you for the ultimate sacrifice in Law Enforcement. You gave your life to protect the ones who loved you, you will never be forgotten. Watch over us and help keep us safe. God Bless you.
Border Patrol Agents from NY in Tucson Sector
Border Patrol Agent
US Border Patrol
It is special men like your loved one that make The United States of America truely great.
May the God of all comfort place his tent over you. Please remember to throw all your burdens upon the Lord and he will sustain you. PS.55-22
I believe we may have met once at the Champlain, NY POE. I have always admired and revered NYSP, the term New York's finest definitely applies to all those on the grey line. Peace to you, your sacrifice will inspire many others. God Bless..
Policeman's 23rd Psalm:
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want, His comforting hand reduces fear to naught; He makes me walk through streets of crime, But He gives me courage and peace of mind.
He leads me by still waters in the path I trod, And He says in Romans I'm a "minister of God," He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul, For His name's sake He keeps me whole.
When I walk through death's valley, right up to the door, I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more; For Thou art with me every step of the way, As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.
He prepares a table, especially for me, As I work daily among life's enemies; He gives me authority to uphold the law, And He anoints my position in the midst of it all.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, Each day of my life through eternity; As I long to hear Him say, "Well done...," When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun.
S.J. Familo, Inspector/Intel Officer
U.S. Customs Service
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