Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer Gary M. Wayman

Bossier City Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, October 14, 1985

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Gary M. Wayman

Rest In Peace Brother We honor you on the 32nd anniversary of your E.O.W. You will not be forgotten.

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

October 14, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 14, 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
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

February 2, 2008

Gary,

Many times you enter into the converstaions of the officers who were your friends. After a good laugh about what Wayman did or said, we will end the story with with that old Waymanism "I could see the humor in that."
Thanks for the laughs and a life time of memories. You are truly missed.

Steve

LT Steve Becker
Bossier City Police Dept

January 26, 2008

We remember you today and thank you sir for your service.

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

October 12, 2007

Dear Officer Wayman,
On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

October 14, 2006

I counted you as my best friend, and still think of you often.
A good friend and a good officer. Over 20 years now and the
sight of an officer in uniform brings fond thoughts of you.

Mark Watts

September 13, 2006

Gary, you are not forgotten, neither are the events surrounding your death.















Bossier City Police Department

August 12, 2005


I DID NOT KNOW YOU NOR YOU KNOW ME, BUT FOR WHAT YOU ARE IS VERY SPECIAL BECAUSE YOU WERE THE SAVOIR OF MANY IN THE JOB YOU DONE AS A POLICE OFFICER, THANK YOU FOR THAT.
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED



















RESERVE OFFICER TERRY GIBSON
BENTON POLICE

March 30, 2005

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