Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Gary Paul Friedli

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Customs Service - Office of Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, March 4, 1998

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Reflections for Special Agent Gary Paul Friedli

Agent Friedli,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Service. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 4, 2023

You are not forgotten and will forever be honored.


July 31, 2019

Rest in peace Special Agent Friedli.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 25, 2019

Based on DKF, you must have been a great person. 18 years, but not forgotten! Your sacrifice is remembered.

Federal Air Marshal

March 4, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 27, 2016

There aren't enough words. I miss you.

Tom Gilgenbach

March 4, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 4, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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 on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 4, 2009

"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 31, 2008

SA Friedli,

10 years today.

You are still missed and loved by your family. I know you would be proud of the way they have continued without you.

I have been impressed by their service, and their devotion to you.

paul g.
Brother, William P. Davis, EOW 11/03/2003

March 4, 2008

Today on the 10th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for those you left behind.
Rest in peace Special Agent, you are not forgotten,
Respectfully submitted:
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

March 4, 2008



March 3, 2008

I can't believe that I am just now finding this page.

These reflections mean the world to me.

I miss you so much dad.

September 4, 2007

You own prime real estate over my bar pal...the picture is of us when you were my best man, just prior to you becoming a Customs Special, were you proud of that, and I was proud for you too...I don't think I've beat the time together in southern Arizona...greasy Mexican food, acoustic guitar, credit cards, cigars and bars...I get to talk about you occassionaly with the kids, explaining why I like to go to D.C. for police week...would love to have you there though...

I can't really describe how I felt about our that time in our lives, I had more in common with you than any other...when you died, it hurt...and I wasn't prepared...I had not lost anyone, not a family member, not a best friend, until you...I still appreciate those memories that choose to visit me, it makes you new in my mind...that I haven't been able to share the last 8 years of life, job, kids, parents, with you, still gives me were such a good friend to me...

Dwight Yoakham, Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Miller Genuine Draft, Rocky Mountains, Ford Ranger Pickup, Germany...yeah, about sums you up...I'm glad we always hugged good bye and I'm glad you called me the day before you died...

Gary's Friend
Ex ATF, Ex USSS, Current US Treasury 1811

June 24, 2006

God Speed Brother.....

I will continue to pray for your family..

You will NEVER be forgotten..

SGT Phil Abdoo
Macomb County Sheriff's Office

January 9, 2006

Glood Bless You, we will never forget you.

Mark B.
Former Florida Officer

November 3, 2005

Gary Paul Friedli
A Friend, A Partner, A Fellow Warrior.

Senior Special Agent

April 13, 2005

Rest in peace Sir...

March 6, 2005

I agree with a previous writer who wrote “No officer’s death should be without reflection.” It is an honor to be the first to leave a reflection in your memory. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. AC

Pennsylvania State Police

July 1, 2004

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