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Sergeant Gary F. Beringause | Georgia Institute of Technology Police Department, Georgia Georgia Institute of Technology Police Department, Georgia

Sergeant

Gary F. Beringause

Georgia Institute of Technology Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, November 28, 1986
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Reflections for Sergeant Gary F. Beringause

 

Gary was my big brother and will always be missed. He was always so kind and was very funny. His laugh when he was joking around and being funny always reminded me of Foghorn Leghorn in the cartoons. I still think of Gary every time I see/hear Foghorn on t.v.

Our family found out a lot about Gary after his death that we didn't know before. He had saved lives and helped so many people during his tenure at Georgia Tech. We didn't know about this and more because Gary wasn't the type to brag about the things he did.

Hearing of and accepting Gary's death was very hard on us all as we loved and respected him very much. He was taken from us far too soon. I supposed it's too often true that the good ones truly do die young. There will never be another man like Gary. I miss him and will always be proud of him and his giving nature toward others.

Kathy Beringause Kinsey
Sister
March 15, 2015

Enjoyed working with Sargeant, had some great times, remember some things he told me. What a loss.

Ex Ga Tech Police Officier 74-75
co-worker
March 12, 2015

Sergeant Gary F. Beringause, Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.

Average Joe
grateful citizen
April 1, 2014

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Beringause. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
March 30, 2012

Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family.

Officer
Georgia
May 2, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you. Both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 28, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
December 26, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh
November 28, 2007

Sgt. Beringause, Georgia’s loss was Heaven’s gain. It’s never easy to lose a fellow law enforcement officer, but when we in the academic community lose someone, it’s especially tough. Were we work is supposed to be ‘safe’, or so the public seems to want to believe.

On this 20th anniversary of your tragic death, I hope you are resting comfortably and may God Bless you, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, JR.
Harvard University Police Dept.
November 28, 2006

On behalf of the men and women who serve and work for the Georgia Perimeter College Police Department, our thoughts and prayers are with Sgt. Gary Beringauses family, friends and co-workers with the Georgia Tech Police Department.

Gone but never forgotten. Rest in peace.

Officer
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

 
 

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