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Deputy Sheriff Eugene Andrew Gregory

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, July 8, 1998

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Eugene Andrew Gregory

I had the honor of knowing Gene Gregory. We were in the same Police Academy class in Seminole State College.
He was a very honest, caring man devoted to his family, faith and law enforcement.
He had given me a Thank you card at the end of the Academy , thanking me for all the help I gave to the class. He was so thoughtful and I’m so glad I still have that card today.
After Graduation I was hired by the Altamonte Springs Police Department where I worked with one of his sons
“ Dusty”. His family are very kind and gracious . I send my love and Prayers to the Gregory family and to the entire SCSO.

Officer Robert Tango
Altamonte Springs Police Department

May 24, 2018

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 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
Texas

July 15, 2015

Thank you for your service Deputy Sheriff Gregory. We will honor you, as we do each year, during our Seminole County Sheriff's Office Annual Law Enforcement Ceremony this week. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Ann Gitzke
Seminole County Sheriff's Office

May 20, 2015

I will never forget you, not only were you good at your job. But you were a good friend, & the first person I ever knew to be killed. You are a hero in so many peoples eyes. I think of you from time to time. The stories you told & the smiles & laughs. It is hard to believe that it has been 15 years. But I know that you, Amber & Jessica has already seen each other in Heaven. Please look after them for us. Until we all meet again.....R I P Stetson

Val Halliburton

October 19, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th anniversary year 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 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

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 1, 2013

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero... Continue to rest in peace Deputy Gregory.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

July 8, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Gregory. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Today marks another day. Dispatching wasn't the same after your passing. Your voice was always nice to hear on the radio, it wasn't just what you said it was how you said it. You touched the hearts of many, from the community you served to everyone you worked with. People still tell stories about how you helped them through whatever problems were going on. I have met family members of people you have arrested and they have kind words to say about you. I know many people wish you were still here but sharing the memories are what we have.

Rest in Peace

Pam Kaiser
Seminole County Sheriff's Office

July 8, 2011

D/S Gregory, R.I.P & GOD BLESS YOU!, Your short time with the Sheriff's Office you touched many lives in a tremendous way. I never had the opportunity to meet you, but I do know Chaplin Gregory @ the JEPCF (jail). I have known him for almost four years and I can see that GOD has used your family to bless and inspire those that your family comes in contact with! I am sure you are still 10-8 with all of our Deputies! You are someone to look up to and be a role model. You will never be forgotten and will always be missed! Someday in Heaven, we all will see you again or have the opportunity to meet you for the first time. Thank You for your dedication & service to Seminole County!

Detention Deputy G. Carew
JEPCF/Seminole County Sheriff's Office, FL

January 26, 2009

The debate continues regarding the "Alan Singletary's" within our communities. May this unfortunate tragedy help lead to the day when the serious threat to cops posed by some with mental disorders, is fully-recognized.

Deputy Gregory:

You are most certainly NOT forgotten.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

July 8, 2008

I had the honor of knowing both Gene and his father, long before Gene got involved in law enforcement. After having read all the reflections on this page, I can only add this:
Gene was all the things said here, long before he became a deputy sheriff. In my view, if there ever has been a "good Christian man" Gene Gregory was it. I used to live near where Gene was killed and had to drive by that site at least twice daily..........it always bothered me.

Lt. Jerry Capshaw (retired)
Seminole County Sheriff's Office

March 11, 2008

I have heard many great stories about Gene from family, friends, and the community that he served and loved. though the time i had with Gene as part of my life was short. he has touched my life in more way than even i could have imagined. If i had more time with him i would thank him for the three amazing sons he raised and the wonderful family that i thank god that i was able to become part of. One of my greatest regrets in life is knowing i had missed so many chance's to get to know such an amazing man.

Joseph Dean
Grandson

November 10, 2007

"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

October 8, 2007

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

You will not be forgotten.

June 9, 2007

Gene , I sure do miss those great volley ball games at the lake. I've never missed a memorial service and I never will as long as I'm able. You continue to inspire others even today. A guy that I used to work with is now a Law Enforcement Officer in Clay County and I believe it is because of how much I spoke of you and your sons and how proud I have always been of you and them. His name is Wayne Simandl and I couldn't be more proud of him if he were my own son. I believe he will be a great LEO as you were. My new title for you is "Sky Sheriff". Our Sheriff in the sky. Watch over us and save a place for me for when we meet again.

Wayne Malone

Wayne Malone
brother-in-law

April 27, 2007

A Brother Warrior has fell and died today in battle.

This Warrior has made the ultimate sacrifice.

He has given his life for his Fellow Warriors, Family, Friends and Community too.

Brother Warrior, pass your sword to us, so we can keep your spirit alive.

You, my Brother Warrior will not be forgotten.

God Bless you, your family and your friends.

We honor and respect all of the Fallen Warriors who have gone before us.

We ask you, Brother Warriors to guide us, protect us and pray for us.

We will meet again my Brother Warriors.

For this time not to fight another battle, but to live in eternal peace.

God bless all of the Warriors, past, present and future.

Sgt. Chad McDaniel
Seminole County Sheriff's Office

March 29, 2006

13:4. For he is God's minister to thee, for good. But if thou do that which is evil, fear: for he beareth not the sword in vain. For he is God's minister: an avenger to execute wrath upon him that doth evil.

Your commitment to others and your faith in Jesus Christ has been a beacon of hope in these times. Thank you for doing God's work.

Sergeant Tim Wedding
Seminole County Sheriff's Office

February 9, 2006

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Today, July 8, 2005 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Deputy Sheriff Eugene Andrew Gregory who died in the line of duty on this date seven years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Deputy Gregory’s sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

July 8, 2005

Its closing in on 8 years now since Gene was killed doing what he truly loved. You were always a inspiration to me from the time I first met you and still as time goes on. I am so proud of your sons as they carry on with their lives just the way you would have wanted them to. Your loving wife works tirelessly to educate other Law Enforcement Agencies on hopefully avoiding similar situations that you were in. One of my fellow workers is completing the Police Academy now is has been inspired by learning of what a great person you are to me. I believe he will serve proudly. I am as proud of him as if he were my son. So I guess my message is that even though you are not with on earth you are still inspiring others from above. Gene, you are so missed by so many.
Please watch over us and guide us now as you have in the past.
Until we meet again,
Your Brother-In-Law

wayne malone
brother-in-law

March 3, 2004

Gene, I know you are still patroling the streets of Seminole County. When I'm working, I know you are backing me up. I think of you everyday and miss you very much. I also know that you are watching over your brother's and sister's of your Law Enforcement family. It was an honor to work with you and it's an honor to work with your son Travis. Rest In Peace.....My Brother

Sgt. Mark DiBona
Seminole County Sheriff's Office

February 27, 2004

Thank you for your dedication and service. Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

February 25, 2004

Gene it's been almost three years now since your end of watch. I am currently working with your son Travis and he reminds me alot of you. You paid the ultimate price to make our County safer and for that I honor you. Now our deputies have another warrior brother to keep an eye on us from heaven. God Bless you and your family Gene. Job well done, thanks.

Deputy Chad McDaniel
Seminole County Sheriff's Office

When remembering my uncle, the most important thing that can be reflected from his life if the Godly man that he was. He was a man of integrity, honor, and pride. He served this country as a deticated officer who went out of his way to be an example to those in need, both physically and spiritually.


He is greatly loved and missed. When you read this, please say a prayer for us, his family.
I would like to leave you with encouraging words. We know where Uncle Gene is today and are looking forward to meeting with him again some day. Will you be there?

Neice, Charity Cottrell

We love and miss you Gene.
Brother, John A. Gregory
Principal of Calvary Christian School
Myrtle Beach, SC


Brother John Gregory
Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC

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