Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Gary G. Powless

Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin

End of Watch Sunday, May 18, 1980

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Reflections for Trooper Gary G. Powless

Never forgotten.

K. Lynch

January 29, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 13, 2017

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 18, 2015

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

March 11, 2014

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 18, 2010

My daddy is missed so very much. I keep you in my heart every moment of the day. You were a strong, amazing man. I am so proud to be your daughter. I love you.

Mistie Powless

November 11, 2009

Thank-you for your srvice.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police, Md.

February 25, 2009

you are not forgotten , it matters not how many years have passed for in the hearts of those you love and who loves you you remain forever alive........continued rest dear brother , continued rest........

officer val pickens
b'ham pd/b'ham , al

January 31, 2009

Bless you for serving. May you find peaceful rest.


October 23, 2008

Twenty-eight years have passed but time has dimmed neither your smile nor your dedication to serving mankind. You are not forgotten, Trooper Powless.

June 10, 2008

Today on the 28th anniversary of your death, we pause and remember and say a prayer for your family and fellow officers.
Rest in peace Trooper, you are not forgotten
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowowc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

May 18, 2008

God bless you and your family brother.

DFC. Daniel O'Donnell
Orange County Sheriff's Office (FL)

February 24, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 24, 2008

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooper Powless on the anniversary of his passing. May God continue to give you comfort.

Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

May 18, 2007

26 yrs today, never to be forgotten. God Bless the Powless family.

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD

April 12, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

May 18, 2005

Twenty-five years ago today your life was taken.
Thank you for your service to the citizens of Wisconsin.
We continue in your memory.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

May 18, 2005

You were taken from us so young,
You are gone but not forgotten,
Rest in peace Trooper

Walworth County S.O.

December 13, 2003

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