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Police Officer Guy P. Gaddis | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Guy P. Gaddis

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, January 31, 1994
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Reflections for Police Officer Guy P. Gaddis

 

Myself and Guy were both stationed at Fort Bliss Texas at the same time. He was in the 978th MP Company and I was assigned to Center MP Company. Later we both attended the Houston Police Academy together. We graduated in October of 1992. When I found out Guy was killed, a little bit of me died with him. It had a profound effect on me for Officer Safety, as I became a Field Trainer and Evaluator. His death influenced not only me, but every rookie I trained. I am no longer in Law Enforcement now. From the sideline I watch those who still are in uniform. I see a lot of young new faces, that have stood up and said it's my turn and I will watch over you while you sleep. I think of those who lost their lives in the line of duty, and those who will succumb to the dangers of this calling. This career choice is like no other. This is a calling! Law Enforcement is a life style. A warrior to hold back evil. Someone who lives by a higher standard. Not everyone can do this job. For those of you who complain, and gripe about the police. I say step forward like those before you and be prepared that some day you may make the selfless sacrifice Guy has made. A true hero who has served his country and his community honorably. Rest in peace brother.

Former Police Officer Alex Biserchich
Houston PD
September 22, 2016

Thinking about you today. Many thanks for your service in our country's military and law enforcement. My heart goes out to your friends and family.

John Haseltine - Civilian
August 13, 2016

An odd thing happened to me this morning. Until seeing this I had forgotten what day it was. You know I will never forget you. I think about you daily, we speak often, and I still occasionally shed a tear thinking about you but since the monster was put down 2 years ago I spend less time thinking about this day and more time thinking about all the others.

With the help of Facebook I was able to get back into contact with Rose and Stephanie. A group of us are making a trip soon to get together with them and make sure they know we are here for them always. I'm looking forward to catching up with Rose and getting to know Stephanie, I haven't see her since she was a baby. Going to spend the day swapping stories, laughing, and probably a little crying. I know Stephanie already know how many lives you touched from things she h read here but it's time the little girl you never got to meet hears it first hand.

Miss you Super Rookie

Paul May Sr Police Officer retired
Houston PD
January 31, 2016

Rest in peace sir. You will never be forgotten.

Police officer
Houston Police Dept.
January 31, 2016

I still think of you, often

hpd sr off ret.
hpd
November 27, 2015

RIP, your killer got his.

J Walker
citizen
January 24, 2014

I am the mother of a young officer killed in the line of duty. I am glad to say this murder got what he deserved. It will not bring Officer Gaddis back, at least this man has paid for his actions. So wish KY would stop it catch and release penalty and go back to the death penalty. Prayers to Officer Gaddis's family and the child he never got to meet.

Margaret Durman
January 24, 2014

Im Mexican and work in the Field the Fallen Officet was. If I got killed I would want Justice Myself. It got served in thiz case. Rest in Peace Officer Guy. God Bless us who serve in the streets..

SD Task Force San Diego
Myself
January 24, 2014

Justice has been served brother. Praying closure and comfort for your loved ones.
Your memory and sacrifice will forever live in law enforcement history.
God's eternal blessings to you and family.

M. O'Keefe
Captain ~ CCSO ~ Rerired
January 23, 2014

R.I.P.

Retired PPD
January 23, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, Officer Gaddis.Justice has been served by the great State of Texas, and God bless you Texas for standing-up to tyranny and doing the right thing. Officer Gaddis, you will always be remembered as a hero. Our thoughts and prayers are with your friends and family, and the brave men and women of the Houstan Police Department. Rest in peace our fallen brother, your bravery and courage serve as an example to us all!

Sergeant Dean Morgan
Buena Vista Police Department, Colorado
January 23, 2014

I'm so glad this murderer has been put to death. I was so sad when this happened and have been waiting all these years for this day. I have never forgotten what happened to this young officer. He was to young to die. May he rest in peace.

Debbie Vasquez
January 23, 2014

i am mexican, i live in Germany, i have questioned death penalty. but in this case, i dont, i was praying fot thos diplomati effot´rts not to jabe effect and fortunaltelly it didnt happen and the man is gone.
readng all this bring tears to my eyes. o cant go on im sorry. god bless Officer Gaddis wige and child and his family. justice prevailed.

Adan Narvaez
no relationship
January 23, 2014

I hope what occurred today, even though the act will never bring your loved one back, brings you a step closer to peace. Unfortunately it won't matter whatsoever to the family of the killer.

American Citizen
January 23, 2014

In the name of many mexicans living in Mexico, that think our government should had sent condolences to his family instead of asking for mercy for a cop killer. Im so sorry for your loss, shame on my country that tries to defend irresponsible human beings like Tamayo was. Justice was served, I wish my country would take the trash out like the US does.

Cecilia M.
Universidad de Colima
January 23, 2014

Officer Guy Gaddis - may you rest in peace now, your murderer has paid the price for taking your life and breaking your family's heart. I hope Tamayo had time to repent for his crime. His poor family must also be devastated as this crime was no fault of theirs. may you all find peace.

Mia Alcazar
January 23, 2014

Last night, January 22, 2014 Officer Gaddis' family received justice for his murder so many years ago. There has been much debate/delays over the past twenty years by misguided anti-death penalty advocates to delay this killers execution. Thank God the leaders of Texas believe in enforcing their laws and carrying out the penalties. It is time for the family to rest. They have suffered much. In time Guy will meet the child he never knew. Be at peace brother.

Anonymous
Concerned Citizen
January 23, 2014

Justice was done for you today, Guy. I was in the HPD academy when you were murdered. Your murder was not in vain as it saved many future officers' lives. Rest in peace, now, sir.

Assistant Chief Vazquez
Houston Police Department
January 23, 2014

It was so humbling to be with your family last night. Justice has been served and I am so proud of your family and their perseverance for justice. Officer Gaddis, you are never forgotten and always loved.

Cathy Hill
Surviving Spouse Deputy Barry Hill
January 23, 2014

I am just a common citizen who has the highest respect for officers. You were taken to soon. Rest well Sir we will never forget you

Cynthia Kaley
findagrave.com
January 23, 2014

May the Gaddis family receive the peace that they deserve, now that justice has been served! You are a hero, a veteran and a great American. May your soul rest easy.

Dan C.
US DHS
January 23, 2014

Guy Gaddis - last night after nearly 20 years, your family finally recieved justice! Your brothers in blue with HPD reved their motorcycle engines until the walls at the Walls Unit shook in your honor. Your death has haunted me since that fateful day in 1994, just because of the tragic circumstances that occurred. God Bless you and your loved ones, and I'm sorry that you had to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Reserve Sgt. Richard E. Wood Jr.
Montgomery County Pct. 1 Constable's Department
January 23, 2014

hi I came out of class 28 and never met Guy but he wore the uniform of HPD and I know he wore it proudly

joel daniel/RETIRED
HOUSTON POLICE
January 23, 2014

Officer Guy P. Gaddis, Honored devotee to mankind. Your place at the right hand of God is secure, your place in the hearts and minds of those who loved you, who knew you, who stood with you and like me, who never had the honor of knowing you is assured. Know that the life you lived and the lives you touched will carry on, in your name and in your honor. Today, dawn breaks over a world better for your time here and better for the removal of your killer. A life taken is not a replacement for a life lost. But a life taken for a life stolen is Justice. Rest in peace, Officer Gaddis. I hope there is some solace for the hurting hearts of your loved ones.

Roger Walker
BCEMS (retired)
January 23, 2014

No words can ever express, the lost of a priceless gift of life such as Mr. Gaddis. God be with you and your family.
It is a shame the horrible act that Mr. Tamayo did, its a shame for our Hispanic community.
My prayers to Mr., Gaddis' Family.

May God now serve justice also today with Mr. Tamayo.

Mrs. Ybarra, Navy Mom
January 23, 2014

 
 

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