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Officer Justin Wayne McGrory

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, June 27, 2010

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Reflections for Officer Justin Wayne McGrory

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 27, 2018

CHP Officer Justin Wayne McGrory was killed by an act of careless irresponsibility that not only took Justin’s life but caused a life time of pain for those who loved him. Although we never met I have come to know this remarkable young officer through his family and friends. Justin’s Mom and Dad, who met and forgave the man who killed their son, have been role models and an inspiration for me, as has his lovely young widow, left to raise their four children alone. Justin’s last child was born a month after his death. Please keep Justin, his family and the thousands of families who’s loved ones gave their lives in the line of duty, in your thoughts and prayers.
God bless you and your family, Justin, and thank you for your service and sacrifice

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
Matthew 5.4

Paul Philipps Chief of Police Retired
Parsippany Police Department

June 27, 2018

A couple of weeks ago I participated in "The Heroes Ride," a bicycle ride out of Conroe, TX and proceeds go to TX Wheels of Justice to benefit the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial. Each rider was given a wristband with the name of a fallen officer and mine had Officer McGrory's name. I never met him but reading the reflections on this page I can tell he was a very good man who should still be with us. My prayers go out to his family.

Paula Sullenger

October 25, 2017

Justin and I never met, but I’ve come to know him through his friends and family. In 2011, I rode in Justin’s honor during the 2011 Police Unity Tour. June 27, 2016, marks the sixth year since we lost Justin. I’ve had the privilege of meeting some of his friends and family. They are warm and wonderful people. God bless you Justin, your family and friends. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
Matthew 5.4

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police Department

June 27, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 19, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

"Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

God bless you and your family Officer Justin Wayne McGrory. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police

June 29, 2015

"Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

God bless you and your family Officer Justin Wayne McGrory. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police

June 29, 2015

Just met your mother in Massachusetts at a concert. Rest in peace brother, you are a hero and heroes never die they live on in the hearts of those left behind. I will carry your memory every day on the job.

Special Agent John Pijaca

August 10, 2014

Yesterday I heard your father testify before the Senate Public Safety Committee and his testimony was very powerful. I am sure you were proud of his efforts to make California and our justice system better.

Remembering you and your family today and holding them in my heart's embrace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 1, 2013

I met Justin on a Wednesday evening at church. I was called by our Pastor on Sunday, June 27, 2010 to meet with the family at St. Mary's Hospital in Apple Valley, CA to comfort and console them after the accident.

As the Head Elder, at that time, I was volunteering as a minister similar to an assistant pastor when I was requested to respond to the hospital.

I had known Justin's In-laws for many years as well as his wife who were family friends.

Justin's passing was so traumatic to so many people in the Victor Valley. Then when the driver was acquitted it was another shock to the community. While I didn't get to know Justin in a REAL personal relationship, it was easy to see from family and friends, what kind of a person, officer, husband, father and man he was.

This is a real tragic story that I hope is never repeated for any law enforcement family again.

Retired Deputy Jay Graham
L.A. County Marshal/Sheriff

January 6, 2013

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 solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections. This was such a sad, sad story. You are all in my heart's embrace today.

I remember seeing your family at the Memorial Ceremony in 2011 in Sacramento. It is so heartbreaking to see the young children left behind.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 1, 2012

I still remember Justin from the Academy class. He always brought a smile to those around him and found the positive side in everything we did, even those grueling days of PT. Although I did not graduate with Justin, I always knew he would be a fine officer. I am sad to come across my old friend after all this time on this website, but can find some comfort in knowing that he left this world doing what he loved and gave his life so that others may enjoy the liberties and freedoms we come to take for granted. I still remember the CHP creed from the Academy which said a CHP officer would rather lay down his life than swerve from the path of duty. Justin's sacrifice is a reminder of how fortunate we are to have brave men and women willing to place our safety and protection above their own. Thanks for all of your help and peep talks old friend. You will be missed but never forgotten. May the lord bless your family and all the officers everywhere.

Friend of Office Wayne

August 27, 2012


"Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

June 27, 2012 marks the 2nd anniversary of Justin’s last watch. God bless Justin, his family and friends. His service and sacrifice are respected and appreciated.

Deputy Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police Parsippany NJ

June 26, 2012

THanks for diong your jo fellow officer.

Trooper R. Johnson
South Dakota Highway Patrol

September 29, 2011

I attended the CHP academy with Justin and was in his training class.
God bless and Rest in peace Officer McGrory.

Training class member

September 20, 2011

To Officer Justin Wayne McGrory, his family and his fellow officers with the California Highway Patrol:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer McGrory’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer McGrory and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

June 27, 2011

We never met Justin, but I’ve come to know, respect and admire you. In 2011, I rode in your honor during the Police Unity Tour. June 27, 2011, is a sad anniversary. It marks the first year since we lost you. I’ve had the privilege of meeting some of your friends and family. They are warm and wonderful people. Your absence is hard on them. They think of you constantly. God bless you and your family and thank you for your service and sacrifice

Captain Paul Philippps
Parsippany Police, Parsippany NJ

June 26, 2011

I discovered the loss of Justin through my friend who rode in the 2011 Police Unity Bicycle ride.

Over the years I have lost contact Justin's parents Bob/Gina but I want to extend my condolences to the family.

Bob/Gina - From our family to yours my our deepest condolences.

don/janine comegys
family friends

June 3, 2011

Officer McGrory,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 13, 2011

Rest easy my Brother In Law, your watch on earth is now over. I pray God's love, and mercy upon the Family, and Friends left behind.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

July 31, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Officer Justin McGrory,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Officer Justin McGrory. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Officer Justin McGrory is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


July 22, 2010

our thoughts and prayers go out to the McGrory family....we love you all very much...let us know if you need anything...RIP Justin McGrory (u will be dearly missed)


July 17, 2010

Thinking of the Mcgrory family for their loss. Officer Jeff Jaynes, Arizona Highway Patrol-Williams Arizona.

Officer Jeff Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

July 14, 2010

I salute you, Sir, for your bravery, courage, dedication to duty and ultimate sacrifice. May God Bless and comfort the family and friends of this American hero. Please take comfort in knowing that he will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero.

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

July 9, 2010

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