Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Raymond Earl Worley

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, May 14, 1985

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Reflections for Trooper Raymond Earl Worley

Rest in peace Trooper Worley. To lose your wife and son, how terrible! God has you and your loved ones cradled for that 'perfect reunion."

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2019

I worked in Greensville Country the first county in Va on I-95. Ray and I were friends and helped each other several times when violators crossed the state line. Ray lost his wife to cancer and lost his son also. He was a good man and worked hard to protect the citizens on our nations highways. I was out of work due to a traffic accident when Ray was murdered. He deserved better than to be gunned down! His killers deserves the same punishment he gave to an honorable NC Trooper!!

Trooper T.R Fowler, VSP
Virginia State Police

April 20, 2017

Proud to send my No Parole For Cop Killers letter today. Thank you for your service sir, you have not been forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers of Trooper Worley as the never healing wound is opened again.

Sr Ptlmn Donnie Meaders (RET)
Wewoka (OK) P.D.

January 19, 2017

I respectfully ask that you DENY PAROLE to Timothy Allen, inmate #0005205. This inmate's
murder of Trooper Raymond Worley, of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, in 1985, should
preclude any consideration for parole.
On May 14th, 1985, Trooper Raymond Worley stopped a van and placed the driver of the vehicle in
his patrol car. A second van then pulled up at the scene and the driver of that van, inmate #0005205,
who was the brother of the detained suspect, produced a handgun and shot Trooper Worley. The
two brothers were driving vans filled with stolen property from a grocery store they had broken into
in Pender County. They fled the scene and were eventually apprehended following a manhunt
involving more than 500 state, local and federal officers from North Carolina and Virginia.
Trooper Worley, age 45 at the time of his murder, had dutifully served the citizens of North
Carolina for 23 years before he was murdered by inmate #0005205. He left behind a wife and two
young daughters.
As a concerned citizen and in the interest of public safety, I again respectfully ask that you DENY
PAROLE to inmate #0005205. Justice demands that he be made to spend every remaining day of
his full LIFE SENTENCE in prison.

Special Agent Justin Heinrich
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation

January 16, 2017

Thank you for serving in our law enforcement. I hope my letter to the parole board makes a difference. RIP and God bless.

John Haseltine - Civilian

January 13, 2017

I had served in his Troop. Never heard anything but good things about Ray.


January 12, 2017

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

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

May 14, 2016

I was the editor of the Northampton News in Jackson, NC when my friend Ray was tragically killed. I wrote several newspaper articles on it and I still have paper copies of them today.

What I will always remember is this: The month before Ray was killed, Trooper Giles Harmon was killed in Haywood County on April 9, 1985. About a week or two before Ray was killed - I do not remember the exact date - Ray and I were sitting in the Quaker House Restaurant in Woodland NC and we were talking about Trooper Harmon's death in the line of duty. Ray looked at me and said "you never know, I may be the next one killed in the line of duty."

I will always remember that.

Gary Parks
former Editor, Northampton News

May 4, 2016

Raymond Earl, I will always remember you, my sweet older first cousin.

Susan Lee Daniels
First Cousin

January 19, 2016

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 14, 2015

Many years have pasted since that fateful day, but Ray, I still think of you often, especially during the Month of May. From the day I met you in Highway Patrol school, to the sad day your life was taken, I thought the world of you. Knowing you personally and watching your professionalism in doing your job daily was an inspiration to me. You are one of my hero's and it was a great honor knowing and working with you all those years in Halifax and Northampton Counties.

Rest in peace brother.

Inspector Walter I. Robertson, Jr.
Inspector NC DMV (retired)

May 24, 2014

I cannot put into words how much I thought of you, Ray. Like so many, I miss you and think of you often. Such a terrible thing should never have to you. You meant so much to our family. I hate your children had to grow up without you and your granddaughter never got to meet you. You were such a special person. Because of you, I have such a great respect for the NC Highway Patrol. Thank you, Ray.

Cindy Hodges

May 20, 2014

Rip! Hero

claudio gonzaga/ Forensic Photographer
police são paulo city

May 20, 2014

This crime warranted more than what the defendants received. The death penalty should not have been overturned.

Ret. Detective Corporal
Montgomery Country Md. Dept. of Police

May 20, 2014

I am not an American but I deeply felt the pain of losing someone like Trooper Worley.His untimely death caused too much pain to his loves....What a very bad coincidence stopping his van only to end his life with those criminals. Have an eternal peace with the Lord.Let us just wait for the second life to come when God Redeems.Amen.

University Professor,Manila,Philippines
No realtionship, just a walk-in reader.

May 20, 2014

After 29 years, we shouldn't have to be sending letters to keep this person behind bars...but we will continue to do so, Ray! We miss you and think of you often.


May 19, 2014

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers continue to be with your family, friends and co-workers.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

March 17, 2014

My brother Stacey and Trooper Worley's son little Ray were good friends growing up. What that family went through in a few year span was insane. I remember attending the funeral and it was my introduction to how tight of a brotherhood the Law Enforcement world has. There were more people outside the church than in it. I am not sure of the number, but I am willing to bet there were close to 500 officers from around the country at his funeral. He was well respected in his cruiser and in the community. RIP Mr. Ray

Charles M. Askew
Family Friend

November 20, 2013

Trooper Worley,

I was assigned to work Northampton County upon completion of NCSHP Basic Patrol School. When I arrived I would hear people in the community speak so highly of you and how you represented the Patrol. I had the honor of meeting and getting to know your family during the time I was stationed there and you are still missed by all who know you. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jackie, Lynn, Wendy, and Mary Gray. I thank you for paving the way for me and the others to follow that serve and protect. You are a hero to many and I hope you rest in peace.

Sergeant James W. Crissman

November 18, 2013

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

November 16, 2013

Your last Sunday on earth, I remember seeing you at church with that big smile. You came to the house that afternoon to see the babies (L & L) and got on the floor to play w/them, Lynn and Beth...Daddy tried to get a picture of you on the floor w/them, but you knew what he was up to and quickly moved...and two days later my phone rang at 6:55 a.m....
Lynn and Wendy have made you a proud daddy, I know. And Mary age 5 was telling me her mama said my granddaddy was a policeman and she said it with such excitement.
We all miss you and you will always hold a special place in our heart...

Betsy Davis

November 14, 2013

I mailed my "No Parole" letter in memory of you today, Ray. I never ride by mile maker 163 on I-95 North and not think of you. We miss you and think of you often.

Debbie Stephenson

November 14, 2013

No Parole letter mailed today. Rest in Peace, Trooper Worley, prayers for your family, loved ones and friends.

Chief Geoff Jacobs
Porterdale Police Department

November 13, 2013

I will mail my letter today. No way should this murderer ever get out of jail. The other three should still be there too. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. You have not been forgotten.

Tampa, FL

November 13, 2013

My wife and I mailed our No Parole letter today. God Bless your family.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

November 13, 2013

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