Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Narcotics Officer Gregory Urquiaga, Jr.

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 11, 1976

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Reflections for Narcotics Officer Gregory Urquiaga, Jr.

Sad accident! Rest in peace Officer Uriquiaga.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 1, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 11, 2017

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

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

December 11, 2013

Rest in peace, Officer Urquiaga. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Galveston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

December 11, 2012

Big Brother, I don't have a clear memory of you,I was only three when left us. But I know you have always been my "special Guardian Angel". Your spirit was around me for a long time when I was small. It sounds crazy to others,but it is true. Between you and Dad,yal'll have kept me from getting into too much trouble. You have inspired both our brother Joseph and our nephew Cedric to follow in your footsteps in Law Enforcement,not to mention Mary Jane and I both considered it. Thank you always for being our hero!! And you will always be missed!!

Dorothy Urquiaga Ayala

June 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

December 30, 2011

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

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

December 11, 2011

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 7, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 6, 2007

Uncle Greg, I never met you, but your spirit lives on within me and the rest of your family. I see your picture and I see me too! You will always be our hero! We love you!

Krystal K. Urquiaga

October 15, 2007

Greg, my childhood friend, you live in my heart always, You will never be forgotten, from those childhood dreams, of both of us becoming police officers, to the realty of life, and the ultimate saddness of never seeing you again in this life. It is what you did, and how you lived your life, that makes you a hero my friend. Although gone, the light of your life shines on within me all those who knew you, and loved you. Naomi Silva Clifford

Ex-Deputy Sheriff /Naomi Silva Clifford
Webb Co. Sheriff's Dept./childhood friend

August 28, 2007

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Galveston Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Officer Urquiaga 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 Officer Urquiaga 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

May 27, 2006



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