Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

It's 0224 right now, and I'm in my 3rd week back on nights. I,ve been a solo officer here 25 years. I remember when Guy was killed, the first officer ever slain that I know of here in Bellaire. Guy was transporting his prisoners through the City of Bellaire, and was shot while driving s/b on Chimney Rock Rd. There is a memorial on Chimney Rock here in Bellaire dedicated to Guy, I pass it often while on patrol. Tonight, I lit it up with my spotlight, and it shined bright back at me. I left my spotlight on, and stopped to pull some grass away from the stone marker bearing your name. I never met you, but felt you with me right then. I believe in angels, having had some close calls over the years. I felt compelled to pull over and type this message, sitting here in my unit. GOD bless you Guy, and your family. Thank you for your service,and thank you for watching over us all. 301

John S. King
Bellaire PD

August 6, 2009

Your still and always in our hearts. We pray Rose, Stephanie and your family. God Bless you and all our law enforcement all over this big country of ours.

Liz Hernandez
Friend of Rose Gaddis

January 31, 2009

I knew Guy from my time at Fort Bliss and the Gulf War. He was a phenomenal person and was an inspiration for me and many others. He always was able to get a laugh out of you and kept you in good spirits during bad times. I am truly honored to have served in combat with him and we all miss him dearly. I would love to hear from Paul Bartlett or his widowed wife, Rose. I work for the McKinney Police Department in Texas now and my email is [email protected]

Sam Day
McKinney Police Department

August 15, 2008

Gaddis was a Soldier that would go the extra mile to assist another. I will always remember him as the happy to help lets get it done type of guy. No complaints. We really lost a good one.

MSG Grady, Jay
978th MP CO 89-92

April 30, 2008

HANDY LITTLE CHART –


God has a positive answer:

YOU SAY
GOD SAYS
BIBLE VERSES

You say: "It's impossible"
God says: All things are possible
(Luke 18:27)

You say: "I'm too tired"
God says: I will give you rest
(Matthew 11:28-30)

You say: "Nobody really loves me"
God says: I love you
(John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 )

You say: "I can't go on"
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

You say: "I can't figure things out"
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5- 6)

You say: "I can't do it"
God says: You can do all things
(Philippians 4:13)

You say: "I'm not able"
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)

You say: "It's not worth it"
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28 )

You say: "I can't forgive myself"
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say: "I can't manage"
God says: I will supply all your needs
(Philippians 4:19)

You say: "I'm afraid"
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
(II Timothy 1:7)

You say: "I'm always worried and frustrated"
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)

You say: "I'm not smart enough"
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)

You say: "I feel all alone"
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
(Hebrews 13:5)

Ofc. Gaddis you will always be remembered. Rosie may God keep giving you the strengh to go on.

PSD MARGIE GARCIA
EL PASO PD/FAMILY FRIEND

February 21, 2008

"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

February 13, 2008

Officer Gaddis, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service not only to our country but for serving on the Houston Police Dept. May the Archangel Michael surround your loved ones and give them peace. God Bless. Always Angie

Angie
Friend of Liz Hernandez

January 31, 2008

You will always be in our hearts, we girls have lost touch with Rose but you, Rose and Stephanie and your parents are always rememered in mind and hearts. Thanks for serving our streets. Love, Jeanette

Jeanette Sierra
friend of wife Rose

January 30, 2008

You will always be remembered and thank you for your service.

Pauline Martinez
Sister of friend of wife Rose

January 28, 2008

There are times i think about you and my friend. i want to let you know that you are missed. The beat has lost a good protector but has a good one in heaven.

Catherine Carrera
friend of his wife Rose

January 26, 2008

please know you are still in my heart, even though i have lost contact w/rose, you will forever be in my heart and stephanie and your parents.thank you for your service in the gulf war and protecting our streets.

Liz Hernandez
friend of his wife Rose

January 25, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

This month has always been extremely hard on me and his family.This year marks his 14th Anniversary of his death, and it doesn't get any easier.

Rose

**Author Unknown**

Somebody killed a Policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battle field too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your hometown or in mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each rookies side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all,

And A Part Of America Died.

Widow
Widow of Officer Guy Gaddis

January 15, 2008

You were a heroe, a dad to be and a husband. i apoligize for the pain that the man that i once called my dad, did this. sorry is not enough but it makes me feel better some how. he hurted your family and killed the chance for me to have a dad. i was only 3, am 18 now. and it still hurts to know that the man that this to you is my dad.

October 19, 2007

Guy,

You played a tremendous role in our little girl’s life, Bubu. She has now grown into a beautiful young woman. Even though time has passed, she still tears up every time your name is mentioned. As for Stephanie- she is all you, Guy! I not only see your features in her, but your personality as well. Our world is definitely hurting without you! However, it is a good hurt knowing you can continue to police on God’s Watch. Rest-In-Peace Guy! until we meet again…

Federal Agent Ruben Sandovál Sr.
DHS CBP US Border Patrol

October 1, 2007

Our Daughter, Stephanie , is now a teenager, young lady and a true reflection of her Daddy. He will never be forgotten. He will always be alive in our little girl.


Rose

Rose Gaddis
Widow of Guy Gaddis

September 5, 2007

Guy, we served together in Desert Storm. I have always remembered how through your wittiness and candid character you were able to keep everyone in the Company smiling even when morale was low. You are remembered today and everyday. Rest peacefully my brother.

Sergeant Greg Lanford
Texas Highway Patrol

June 20, 2007

In the short time I knew you you made a huge impact. Even as a young man you showed a sense of fairness and compassion most never achieve. I remember when we were in the Boy Scouts one summer we were both awarded merit prizes, me for picking up and throwing away every piece of litter I found trying to keep Karankawa clean and you for picking up and turning in my wallet which fell out of my pocket after every step.
I wish we had remained closer as the years passed but I want your family to know how proud me and my family are of you for protecting us all, first as a soldier then as an officer. Rest well, friend, you are forever in our hearts.
For Guy's family, I was only a couple years younger than he was but he had a huge influence on me. I wish you all well and want you to know how special he was.

Matthew Thomas
Childhood Friend

June 11, 2007

You are remembered tonight in New York City, as are those who love you and miss you dearly.


Rest in Peace.

Sgt J Beatty
NYPD

January 31, 2007

TO DAY WE REMEMBER A "HERO", DEPUTY GADDIS.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET OUR "HEROS".

MOTHER OF A FALLEN OFFICER

January 31, 2007

God Bless you and our family on this 13th anniversary

Detective
Cranford Police Dept (NJ)

January 31, 2007

Continue to keep watch over your daughter who by now is a beautiful teenager. You have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Also, keep watch over those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 31, 2007

Sometimes you get the bad guy and sometimes he
gets you.
The shot that killed you also killed a part of us.
It killed a part of your family, both at work and at home.
It killed your dreams, your hopes, your future.
But it must not kill our determination to make this
world a better place or our will to make a difference.
America's streets must be running red with blood with
all the deaths of leos. Every time I come here to leave
a reflection, I feel like my words get emptier and emptier. I am truly sorry for your loss...a loss too great
for words. A character like you will never be forgotten!
Lynn Kole
Washington State

January 31, 2007

It was an honor to know you. We had a blast together in basic training. God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten brother.

Deputy Charles Culp
Austin Co. Sheriffs Dept.

December 15, 2006

I remember my husband every single day of my life, when I look into the beautiful brown eyes of our daughter Stephanie. I am now married to another wonderful man, but I will always feel blessed just knowing he left me and his family a wonderful gift..a daughter.Thank you all for never letting his memory be forgotten..he truly was and will always be an angel who watches over us every single day.

Rose

Rose Gaddis
Widow

November 16, 2006

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