Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Harley Franklin Guy

Kinston Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, May 22, 1999

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Reflections for Officer Harley Franklin Guy

Jesus Christ, during His Sermon on the Mount, proclaimed, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 24, 2021

Today we remember Officer Harley Guy for his dedication and service. It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since you've strolled your beat in downtown Kinston. We will always remember your kind ways and gentle nature.

Tim Dilday, Major
Kinston Police Department

May 22, 2019

Officer Guy,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kinston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 22, 2019

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 22, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 22, 2012

I attended another law enforcment officers funneral today. He was shot and killed last week as he answered a call for service. As I sat there I reflected on the influences in my life that prompted me to pursue a law enforcment career. I thought of you, Bobby Brown, Robert Wooster, Tommy Lewis, Lewis Vernon and countless others from Lenoir County. I would not trade the influence of you gentlemen for anything. Thank you for your influence on me and your many years of service to the citizens of Kinston.

Assistant Special Agent In Charge
North Carolina State Bureau Of Investigation

December 12, 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

December 27, 2007

Hey dad, I was on lunch break during nursing school and I was just thinking about you. I didn't know this site was even available. I miss you soooo much. I wish you were still here. My little girls would be so lucky to have you around. You always had a way with children. I will always hold memories of you close to my heart. I still see Grandma Guy all the time and we always talk about you. I love you dad.

Penny Guy Asby

January 23, 2007

Hey Mr.Guy...I saw your memorial up here and I started to reflect. I remember you, me, and your son David target shooting and just having a good old time.. I wouldnt take that day back for anything in this world. You were always promt in trying to keep me and David straight. Well I look back now and I am glad you said the things you said. You were always a person of kindness and will always be remembered.

Officer Walter Howard
Bethel Police Department, NC

June 26, 2006

rest in Peace Sir.

May 22, 2006

Harley, today makes six years that you have been gone, it seems that it was only yesterday. You are missed very much and I think of you often. You always had something nice to say and a smile for everyone, my life is richer for having known you. Rest well my friend and watch over us during these troubled times. Tell Richard Noble I said hello and that I miss him.

Preston Ellis
Kinston Police Department

May 22, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 5, 2004

Harley I know it's been awhile since you died, however, you are still loved and missed.

Commander Dennis P. Hogan
Kinston Police Department

February 17, 2004

We miss seeing you and hearing your laughter and jokes. It does not seem the same without seeing you around. You are with us always in our hearts. Keep an eye out for us. You are never forgotten. 

Daryl Turner
Lenoir County Sheriff Office

Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Family and Friends of Officer Harley Guy. Thank you for your dedicated service to the protection and freedom of our Nation.

"Make me know Your ways, oh Lord, teach me Your paths, lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day." Psalm 25:4-5

Officer John D.Sainz
Tucson Police Department

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