Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Gregory W. Spinelli

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, March 15, 1973

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Reflections for Special Agent Gregory W. Spinelli

God bless. You are not forgotten.

SSA Michael A Ratta
FBI Newark

March 16, 2021

Sleep in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

March 15, 2020

Special Agent Spinelli was laid to rest in a smaller Western PA cemetery in very close proximity to my grandfather's grave. My dad was a police officer in the town and when we would go to visit my grandfather's final resting place, my dad would always point out SA Spinelli's grave as well, and spoke of his sacrifice on our behalf.

I'm now separated from those moments by over 40 years and thousands of miles, but I still recall the impression of those moments my dad had us reflect on the patriotism and self-sacrifice of Mr. Spinelli.

(Former) Captain
US Army Military Police Corps

August 14, 2019

Thinking of you on this day. Thank you for your service to this country. God bless you and your family.

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

March 15, 2017

God Bless you and keep you and all the others who now serve in Heaven....It's never too late to say thank you, the good Lord will hear and I'm sure relay the message. Alan Ingrassia

Being served by the best.

June 5, 2013

40 years ago today you left us Greg. You remain in our thoughts and prayers

Dave Mauro
brother in law

February 15, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 15, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 15, 2010

"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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 20, 2008



March 16, 2008

Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May your family and friends take comfort in the knowledge that you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

DET SGT, Retired

November 5, 2007

Remembering you on this day and everyday that follows.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

March 15, 2007

I did not know Greg, but I knew his dad before he passed away and have known his Mom for a very long time. He has and continues to be an inspiration to me and a hero to many. His Mom is one of the most elegant and inspirational ladies I have ever met. He gave the ultimate sacrifice, as did his family, by giving up their young son. Greg's Mom, brother, his wife, children, friends, relatives and colleagues at the FBI continue to remember, miss, and think of him till this day. I know you through them and it makes me proud. God Bless you and all of our fallen brother and sister law enforcement officers.

Thank you for your service, dedication, and sacrifice.


Detective (Retired)
Alexandria Police Department

November 1, 2006

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Special Agent Spinelli deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Special Agent Spinelli is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

June 10, 2006

Brother Gregory,
You are not forgotten and never will be. Thank you for your service and dedication. I will pray for your family and friends..

God Speed Brother...

January 16, 2006

Rest in peace Brother Gregory, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham

May 28, 2004

God Bless You. You would probably been retiring in 2003. Thank you for your service to this country


November 14, 2003

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