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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

 

I sit here today and read these reflections and smile. Since I last posted in 2007 so much has changed in our state and our nation, the world really. I wonder how different it would be with you in it. You are missed, Guy. To Rose, I don't know how often you view this page but please know that your husband was loved and respected by all those who knew him. For Stephanie, your dad was one of the finest individuals I have met. He was selfless and giving. He always had a spark to him and was a natural born leader. For Mr. and Mrs. Gaddis...thank you for sharing your boy with us, however briefly. My father, James Thomas, passed away a few years back. In the final year of his life we spent quite a bit of time reflecting on his past. Whenever we got to talking about our time with Troop 404 he inevitably started telling "Guy stories" and it always made him smile. Your son was a beacon. He is still a strong light in my life and the lives of all these others he touched along the way. May God bless you all and bring you the peace you deserve.

Matthew A. Thomas
Childhood Friend
December 18, 2013

My fondest memories from childhood, will always the playing football on Mr Atkins empty lot. We tackled each other thousands of times. Wish we could play one more game.

SSG Tracy L. Stephens
United States Army, childhood friend
December 6, 2013

Guy when i heard of your untimely death i was saddened to have gotton the news on TV. I attended school in Pearland with you and you were a character. Always nice to me. Never will or have forgotton you. Bless you and your family.

no rank just a friend from school Ida Go
friend at school
November 6, 2013

Hello sir,

I never met you , however i felt obligated to send this message. Im just a citizen of houston, and I am forever thankful for the sacrfices police officers make every time they go to work. GOD bless you and the people you left behind. It brought tears to my eyes knowing that you never met your daughter. RIP!

Anthony Chime
October 18, 2013

Guy, the scum that shot you will finally get to see what hell looks like on January 22nd, 2014. I will be there in Huntsville when he finally gets put down. This is past over due! Rest in Peace Brother, you will never be forgotten!

Deputy Chuck Culp
Chambers Co. Sheriffs Dept.
October 1, 2013

Guy,

The low life that took your life finally has an execution date. You are not forgotten and may you rest in peace.

N/A
September 17, 2013

Rip brother

Police Ofiicer B.A Gaddis
Baltimore county police
July 18, 2013

Dear Guy,

I remember you being at our house almost every day, making all of us laugh and helping us see the humor in life and whatever problems we may have had. I remember when you dressed up like Santa Claus for the school. I remember when you went to the Houston Safety Council to take your safety classes to be a policeman. You wanted that so much......it was the only career you ever wanted and I always knew you would be a good one.
I found this site about ten minutes ago. I was thinking of you and searched your name on a whim. I'm so glad I did. I never got to tell you how very special you were to me. I love you and miss you.

Stephanie,
Your dad was so excited and happy when he found out you were on the way. I know he's watching over you and is so proud of you.
I'm the step sister of his best friend Matt. I loved your dad like a brother.

Megan Morris
friend
July 2, 2013

Hi Guy, I remember when you were just a little tyke and how Uncle Russell tortured you and your brothers by making you give him back rubs all the time, I remember being at the shore house and having so much fun at the beach and I remember when we took you deep sea fishing...man were you (green around the gills) not sure how many time you threw up but I wasn't far behind you lol...Your family loves you, misses you and your gigantic smile and funny humor! We ran in Washington a couple years ago for you and all the fallen heroes and God willing we will be there again this year. Love you Guy and miss you always! You are a true HERO!

Joyce Gottlick
Aunt
April 29, 2013

Hi Dad,
I never really knew about this website until I found it, all these people have such beautiful things to say about you. I wish I got the chance to meet you. I might not be able to say I miss you, but I can say I love you with everything that I am. Even without you being here, you have made sure me and my mom are taken care of. You have also provided me with a wonderful opportunity to make something of myself. I graduated from high school about a year ago, and now I'm going to college to become a nurse. I love hearing stories about you. Everyone says I remind them of you, I have your eyes. I have dreams about you all the time, those are my favorite dreams. I met this guy dad, I'm so in love with him, he treats me really good, Mom really likes him. I hope you're looking down on me, and proud of the daughter you created. Houston made this beautiful memorial for you it was on the news a few months back. You were a very honorable man, and I can tell that you were such a beautiful person. I look at pictures of you all the time, you always had a smile on your face. Whenever I'm having a bad day I like to talk to you, because I know you're always listening to me. I know I can overcome anything, because you're are always by my side protecting me. I love you so much daddy, and thank you for everything.

Love your daughter,
Stephanie Gaddis
March 22, 2013

Oh my dear Guy,
Its bubu. There are just so many things i want ro say to you. I wish you were here. I miss you so much!!!! Stephanie is ao beautiful she reminds me of you. Always smiling and happy :). I won't forget you. I remember when you and Rosie got married at our house in el paso, and how we all danced the whole night and Bartlett was having the greatest time. Those were gteat memories. I still have the letters you wrote to me when you were in Saudi. I use to sit with Rosie and write you letters. Its hard to believe i was 10 then, and here i am now 30. I am getting married Guy. The man i am marrying ia a police officer in Arizona. You were a huge part of my life and i miss you evwryday. I have my talks with Rosie and we talk about you. All the good times and how much we miss you. You would be so proud of Steph. I cant believe she is 18 already and she has graduated from high school. :).
I Love you so much, and miss you, this month and this day is the hardest. It hasnt gotten any easier. I love you Guy,
Bubu

Christine (little bubu)
family Rosie and Stephanie
January 31, 2013

Heroes live forever, Officer Gaddis, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
January 31, 2013

18 years, it still feels like yesterday. I miss you more today than I did the day you were taken away. I've lost touch over the years but I still think of Rose and Steph daily, I'm sure she is a beautiful young lady today.

Paul May, Chief of Police
Houston PD (retired) / Cimarron NM PD
January 31, 2013

Hey Brother, just sitting here at work thinking about you as I and so many other people do. Rest in Peace brother, you will never be forgotten!

Deputy Charles Culp
Chambers County Sheriffs Dept.
December 20, 2012

i will always remember the good times and friendship we had while attending HPD cadet class #148. i loved your sense of humor and the smile you always had on your face. you're always in my thoughts.....PEACE to you and your family.

John F. Lunsford, Crime Scene Detective
Baytown Police Dept.
December 4, 2012

I will never forget you my brother of HPD Cadet class 148, my co-worker and friend from Southwest Patrol. Hardly a day goes by that I don't think of you and your sacrafice. You are missed. I often think of Rosa and Stephanie and wonder how she is doing. I know Rosa is raising her in your shadow. Until we all come for that final roll call I will keep the faith.

Charles Warren former Sr Police Officer
Houston Police Department
August 19, 2012

Rest in peace Brother! You are not forgotten!

Officer Don Harris
USFS Law Enforcement
May 10, 2012

R I P Sir....you will always be remembered and never forgotten.......

K Brooks
Houston Police
April 25, 2012

I had the honor of serving with Guy while we were both assigned to FT Bliss, TX. When we at the unit heard the news of his death, several members of the 978th MP Co and myself loaded in my van and drove non-stop to Houston to pay our respects to his family, and to honor his service in the Army and to his community.
Another bright light in this world taken to soon. His humor is sorely missed. RIP my brother.

SFC (Ret) Joe Leonard
Friend & fellow soldier
February 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th 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

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family in in my heart's embrace today.

Rose, thank you for sharing your devotion to your beloved Guy. My son also left an expectant wife and my daughter-in-law is like yourself in that she is an amazing mom who from day one has taught my grandson to love and respect his daddy.

Rest In Peace, Guy.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 31, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Gaddis. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
January 31, 2012

I can't believe Steph is 16 already! You truely left me a precious gift Guy. I cant imagine my life without her. She's beautiful, smart and very caring. We did good Guy!

Rose Crittenden
widow of Guy Gaddis
September 22, 2010

I remember all the fun times~ How you always wanted to make us laugh! How handsome you were. How you where so sweet and caring. I remember your sweet tenderlove for my best friend Rose. I miss you so much. I think of you daily. Everytime a police car drives by I say a prayer for the officer inside and remember all that you did to protect me Guy. I love you and wish you were here. When I hear "You are my sunshine" it makes me cry. You are so missed by so many people that loved you and still love you.

God Blessed Your family with Steph and she is the most precious gift you ever gave to Rose.

Your in my heart forever and ever,
I Love You,
Kim Wood Goodwin

Anonymous
April 10, 2010

Served with you in the 401st MP Company. I cant believe this had happened to you. RIP brother, I hope the family you left behind is doing well despite this. I also hope the POS who did this to you pays.

Cpl Mark Crissinger
Charlotte County S.O. (Fl)
February 14, 2010

You will never be forgotten, you are one of Houston's fallen heroes Guy. Thank you again for your service and as each anniversary passes my thoughts and prayers for your family only get stronger. God Bless you Guy and God Bless all who protect and serve.

Liz Hernandez , friend of Rose
January 31, 2010

 
 

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