Corporal Gary L. Byassee

Corporal Gary L. Byassee

La Grande Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Sunday, May 23, 1982

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Gary L. Byassee

Corporal Byassee died as a result of a leg injury sustained almost two months earlier during a training class in San Luis Obispo, California. After returning to Oregon from the training class he developed blood clots in his leg due to the injury. The blood clots travelled to his lungs causing severe health problems. He was taken to a specialty doctor in Seattle, Washington, but died before completing treatment.

Corporal Byassee had been with the agency for six years and had previously served with the Union Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, siblings and grandmother.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Training accident
  • Location California
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 1, 1982

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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

May 23, 2015

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