Steven Francis GaughanPrince George's County Police Department, Maryland
End of Watch: Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Reflections for Sergeant Steven Francis Gaughan
The trial is coming up and I cannot stop thinking of you and what that animal has taken from us.
May he rot in hell
March 21, 2006
There sure will be alot of people raising their glass and toasting you tonight Steve. Happy St. Patrick's Day buddy. My daughter and I lit a candle in church for you yesterday, for you and for your family, as we know they continue to miss you. We all do. Our department is still grieving over your loss. Who knew that beautiful warm June day would end so ugly? We pray for you and your family, and may you rest in peace.
March 17, 2006
Hey i miss you man. I learned alot from you and you helped me to grow into a better person. You are in a better place now and i hope i can be thier with you some day! Go Dolphins!
Love PW's Son Shawn Croissette
March 16, 2006
In August of 2005, the makers of "extreme Makeover Home Edition" were in Prince George's County building a home for a needy family. Ty Pennington was of course on set during the filming. While coordinating county officers to work the event I learned that Donna Gaughan (Steve's wife) was a fan of Ty Pennington. This sent many of Steve's fellow officers into overdrive in an attempt to get a meeting with her and Ty Pennington. Due to Pennington's filming schedule the only time they could meet would be on a saturday morning. The meeting never took place and here is why.
Steve and Donna's son "Daniel" was going to play his first football game that morning, at the same time Donna would have met with Ty Pennington. Donna declined the meeting as not to interrupt Daniel's schedule anymore that it already was. You see Steve really liked football, and I would bet everything I own that Steve was there that day on the field with his son.
I've seen acts of courage, bravery, and disregard for personal safety to help others. But there are those acts of selflessness in order to help others that are just as courageous. Donna, Daniel, and Rachel may God be with you and keep you. God Bless.
Cpl. Scott Ainsworth #2260
Prince George's County Police
February 28, 2006
EVERY TIME I VISIT THIS SITE I THINK OF "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ",WHEN CLARENCE TELLS GEORGE THAT A MAN IS JUDGED ON HOW MUCH HE IS LOVED.THIS PAGE PROVES HE WAS LOVED VERY MUCH AND WAS A DAMN GOOD MAN.
February 20, 2006
Hey Steve, it's been awhile, but you are ALWAYS in my thoughts. It's hard to accept the loss of a friend, so many times you find yourself remembering, wishing that what you know is true was just a nightmare. We all tend to be busy with our hectic lives, but one look at your picture, one thought and it brings us back down to Earth to what's important. We'll never forget...
February 18, 2006
i check this site every day, hoping that the list is not added to. some days, it seems as though my prayers are answered and other days, i am left to wonder why. i still cannot believe that you are gone. i look at your picture every day and i just cannot seem to move past the fact that you are gone. it is so very hard to accept. my heart aches for you and your family. i miss your laugh and your wild sense of humor. and lets not forget that crazy walk that you have. i miss you so very much and the rest of your brothers and sisters in blue miss you. this department ain't the same without you. and it is true that we are holding things down for you while you rest in peace, but God knows that i would rather have you back here in gorgeous prince george's for always.
missing you so much...your sister in blue.
February 16, 2006
Dear steve, I think of you often. Your picture sits were we can look directly into your big blue eyes. The many fine memorablia sits there to remind us of how special you are. but we know how special you are and were (just knowing you)I am so proud to have known you. This valentines day you will be missed. My heart is filled only with good thoughts of you and your family. we are all still very angry and sad that you are gone. life is just not fair. I hope you are in a place with your dad and others that have left us. I hope there is such a place. You were the greatest, the nuttiest, the best father, brother, son, friend, police officer, husband, and brother in law. love from your favorite sister in law
February 12, 2006
"I am not sure that God always knows who are his great men; he is so very careless of what happens to them while they live." - Mary Hunter Austin, American novelist and playwright (1868-1934).
January 22, 2006
Steve, I just got the News Today, I`m gonna miss you buddy, I just started thinking about the days in Grammer school and High School together. We were good friends.
Take Care old friend
Friend from the days in Boston
January 7, 2006
Just a note to say that we still think of you and remember that goofy laugh you had! I ran into Richie Frank the other night and while we were talking about old times couldnt help but talk about you! Our PGPD family is still aching over your loss, as I can imagine your own family is. I had the chance to meet Donna a few months ago -- so easy to see why you fell in love with her! What a strong woman -- strong enough to put up with you! ha! We love you Steve and we miss you still. Happy New Year Buddy!
former PGPD dispatcher
January 2, 2006
Merry Christmas Steve ... not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts and prayers
December 25, 2005
Merry Christmas Steve, we are all thinking of you.
December 24, 2005
MERRY CHRISTMAS OUR VERY SPECIAL FRIEND
THE HOLIDAY IS UPON US AND YOUR SMILE I WILL MISS, DURING THIS SEASON OF PERPETUAL HOPE. I FEEL SUCH SADDNESS KNOWING YOUR FAMILY WONT HAVE YOU NEAR TO TOUCH OR HOLD, BUT WHAT NO ONE CAN TAKE ARE ALL THE TERRIFIC MEMORIES THEY MUST HAVE AS DO WE. CONTINUE TO WATCH OVER ALL OF US LEFT BEHIND TO MOURN YOUR DEPARTURE. I TRY EACH DAY TO LIVE STRONG, AND RIGHT AS YOU DID BY YOUR OBVIOUS EXAMPLE. SO MUCH LOVE TO YOUR MEMORY. FAREWELL UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN OUR HERO. YOUR #1FAN
December 22, 2005
Steve, this is very hard for me to write as the last thing I did prior to retiring was attend your funeral. I have worked with the best Police Officers in the Country and Steve you were the "best of the best." There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about you and your old District VI Squad (Peewee, Brent, Paul, Hippy, Big Jake and of course Nova) and how you guys always were together. The Holiday Season will be hard on everyone that was close to you. Your family and brother officers will be in my prayers, God bless you Stevie.
Sergeant D. Hayes (Retired)
December 21, 2005
Steve, I can't seem to go one day without thinking of what that man has taken away from us. You were such an important person to so many people. Even though I never met you personally, everyone else at communcations & in the department has filled me with all that you were about. They all have so much love for you and I can see why. I come to this reflection page often to be reminded of you and all you have done. All though I find it hard to dispatch without thinking everyday of you, hoping somehow I can help to stop it from happening again.
Office of Homeland Security
December 11, 2005
Just thinking about you and your family during the holiday season.
Continue to watch over your children.
Thanks again for being a HERO!!
December 10, 2005
Steve, you could always make our bad days seem better. Words cannot express the sorrow we felt the day you were taken from us. You will never be forgotten! I had a great time with you in bike training. Your family is often in my thoughts and prayers.
Sgt. G. Nader
December 9, 2005
STEVE I WISH I COULD SEE YOUR SMILE HEAR YOUR VOICE, OR JUST LAUGH WITH YOU ONCE AGAIN, NOT AT YOU. WELL THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE AND I WILL BE THINKING OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HOPING THAT THEY TAKE COMFORT IN THE FACT THAT WE ALL LOVE AND MISS YOU TOO. HAPPY HOLIDAYS MY FRIEND.
December 8, 2005
Steven I think of you every day and come here to view your messages often. I feel great,after viewing them. Knowing that others are thinking of you makes the world seem like a better place.Much love until we meet again my dear friend.
December 7, 2005
When will this pain go away?
I miss you so much.
Thank You for leaving so many awesome memories...they are what we hold on to.
Everyone should take a lesson from you on how to live their lives.You were one special human being and friend.
In the clouds I long to see your smiling face
Looking down on us from that far away place
In my thoughts I hold you ever so near
Your essence in my mind so vividly clear
Why oh why did you have to go
Everyday I wish it wasn't so
Everyday you are with me,every second every minute
I could never have imagined life without you in it.
Thank you,Steve,for being "you"
I will honor your memory...that I WILL do.
December 3, 2005
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
You’re Brothers in Blue
Untouchables Law Enforcement Motorcycle
December 2, 2005
We think of you and your family during these holidays, and offer thoughts and prayers as you celebrate without your loved one. Cherish the memories of the past and be open to new ones with your loved ones and friends. Your loved one will never be forgotten and always honored for their sacrifice.
Widow of Wayne Scott
Widow of Don Schultz
Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network
November 29, 2005
Hi Steve...Just wanted to let you know that not a day goes by wherein I do not think of you. Your picture hangs over my desk. It's like I can still hear your laugh when I look at your picture. I can still hear you saying that you are going to come to my retirement and tell the story of how I played Starsky & Hutch on the command staff! Well, I have about 7 years left until retirement and I know that you will be there. Much love to your wife and babies...they are in my prayers on a daily basis and of course, it is a guarantee that your PGPD family will hold them down. Much love to you.
Lisa Muhammad 1936
November 29, 2005
Steve, its been just over 5 months and it still seems so hard to believe you're gone. I can still hear your voice and your unforgetable laugh in my head--it always makes me smile, even still. I too can't seem to take you or your id # out of my cell. I look at your picture everyday and think of you upstairs, protecting and watching over all of us down here on earth--thank you for that sweetheart...don't ever forget how much you are truely loved and dearly missed. (what I wouldn't give to make that phone call and have you answer on the other end!)
November 23, 2005
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