Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Gregory A. Raynor

Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, April 18, 1978

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Gregory A. Raynor

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Gregory A. Raynor of the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 18, 2021

Deputy Sheriff Raynor, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 7, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Gregory A. Raynor of the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

April 18, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Gregory A. Raynor of the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

April 18, 2018

I met Deputy Raynor after I was beaten up by the Reed brothers while on my newspaper route. He promised that day he would take me out in his courser for a ride...couple weeks later he showed up at my house and asked if I was ready to go for that ride. It was just for about an hour, but I will never forget it. We became friends and he would stop to say hello while visiting his parents down the street from me. Several months after that ride...one of those brothers that beat me up was the one that also took Deputy Raynor's life. I was beyond crushed and so was the whole Medway/Park Layne community. I'm not sure how I found this page today, but just wanted to say you are not forgotten Deputy Raynor. God rest your soul and thank you.

Joe Justice
Friend

December 6, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Raynor,
Sir, even though it has been 34 years since your end of watch you are still remembered and honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Clark County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

April 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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.

I pray for solace for all that love and remember you. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 18, 2012

Deputy Raynor,
Thank you so much for your service. Please know your work did not go unnoticed. Your one son is my fire advisor in the explorer program, and he does an excellent job. He truly is a great guy.

Thanks again and God Bless.

Anonymous

January 11, 2011

Rest in peace Deputy Raynor, you have made the ultimate sacrifice.


Middletown P.D. (Ohio)

April 18, 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

December 31, 2007

G-d Bless.

April 18, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

December 31, 2006

Deputy Raynor,
Thank you for the life you gave while protecting others. You will always be remembered for the HERO that you are.God Bless

OHIO
Summit County
11-11-2005

November 10, 2005

AS A FORMER RESIDENT OF SPRINGFIELD I AM GRATEFUL FOR DEPUTY RAYNOR SERVICE. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.

BOB
RETIRED

October 31, 2005

Would like to say that you are greatly missed and will always be a constent reminder of how you were a wonderful arm of the law that gave me light to my life. You helped me as a teenager to become a productive adult. Even though your life was shortened, your deeds have not gone unspoken. Just a Thank You, and now you can walk with the Angels.
Thank You again

Catherine Butts

February 24, 2005

We continue where you left off. Rest easy and watch out for us. You did not die in vain.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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