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Special Deputy Kay Carolyn Gregory

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, May 10, 2002

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Reflections for Special Deputy Kay Carolyn Gregory

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

May 12, 2021

My sincerest condolences go out to the family of Deputy Kay Carolyn Gregory. I remember that day all too well as I was working a second job as a security manager on Virgina Ave., just less than one block from the accident site. I remember that an insurance employee was upset that police had to divert traffic, causing him to be late. I never met Deputy Gregory, but honor demanded at that point that this gentleman needed to be corrected. How truly selfish some people are when the death of any person, especially that of a law enforcement officer means nothing more than an inconvenience to them. I reminded him in my own way that that could have easily have been him out there, and I wonder then if he had survived how he would have felt if we thought it an "inconvenience" that we had to be diverted. He and some others that day got the point. Deputy Gregory served long and well the people of this community. She obviously had a deep passion and respect for her profession. I've been in my profession 26 years now, I know how she must've felt. She was a tested officer with 33 years of irreplaceable experience. Her life as a cop alone would've been a joy in itself to read. I too came from the days of revolvers, radios with no shoulder mikes, and the old PR-24. Know that there is great people out there who decide to make law enforcement their career. Deputy Gregory did, and we are the better for it. Rest well sister, you have truly earned your reward in heaven.

Sgt, Clinton Geer - G3883 (Ret)
Marion County Constable's office
Indianapolis, IN

November 19, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

May 11, 2020

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

May 10, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service . Never forgotten.

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

May 10, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

May 9, 2019

Rest in peace Special Deputy Gregory.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 28, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute!

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

May 9, 2018

God Bless you Officer Gregory and RIP.

ofc. Mire
Ret. Port of Seattle

May 10, 2017

Deputy Kay Gregory, may you RIP and thank you for your long service.

Det Lt Tom Brawley, Ret.
Coconino County Sheriff's Office, Flagstaff, Arizona

May 10, 2017

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

May 9, 2017

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

May 10, 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

May 10, 2015

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

May 9, 2015

RIP peace Hero! You are not forgotten!

Former Sheriff's Deputy
Marion Co. Sheriff's Dept., Indianapolis, IN

April 26, 2013

I was the first one on the scene that day and when I saw it was you, my heart sank. I held your head until the medics showed up and the smell of your perfume stayed with me all day long.

I am so sorry that you were taken so soon but glad that you probably never knew what hit you.

I have always had the utmost respect for you as a law enforcement officer and a friend -- and such a beautiful lady!

Kay E. Cook Lieutenant - Retired
Indianapolis Police Department

March 31, 2013

Another year may have passed since you were called away, but you have not been forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 10, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 7th 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 3 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 10, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. I only wish you could have enjoyed some retirement time with that large and wonderful family of yours and you deserved it after such a long career. Thank you for your dedication to law enforcement and the service you gave others. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 10, 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
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

January 9, 2008

RIP fellow Deputy. It is good to see your memory honored here on ODMP. We have the watch now.

Deputy Sheriff
Marion County Sheriff's Department

August 11, 2007

Five years have passed and you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your long service to law enforcement. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones as that is a full time job with all those proud grand children and great grand children.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 10, 2007

It has been 5 yrs since you were called to Heaven. I never knew you in life but being an officer's wife, we are both part of the same family...the law enforcement family. It has no departmental or geographical boundaries. An officer lost in any state is a loss for all officer accross the US. Thank you for your many years of service.

wife of a Michigan Deputy

May 10, 2007

5 years ago today you gave your life in service to others.
Time has not diminished your memory or sacrifice.

Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, raise your head, for love is passing by
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live!
Now your burden's lifted
And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain, so
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live!
And like a newborn baby
Don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk
Sometimes we fall...so
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live!
Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live!
O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside, then
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus and live!
And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side, and
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live!

Lynn Kole
Washington State

May 10, 2007

My sincerest condolences go out to the family of Deputy Kay Carolyn Gregory. I remember that day all too well as I was working a second job as a security manager on Virgina Ave., just less than one block from the accident site. I remember that an insurance employee was upset that police had to divert traffic, causing him to be late. I never met Deputy Gregory, but honor demanded at that point that this gentleman needed to be corrected. How truly selfish some people are when the death of any person, especially that of a law enforcement officer means nothing more than an inconvenience to them. I reminded him in my own way that that could have easily have been him out there, and I wonder then if he had survived how he would have felt if we thought it an "inconvenience" that we had to be diverted. He and some others that day got the point. Deputy Gregory served long and well the people of this community. She obviously had a deep passion and respect for her profession. I've been in my profession 26 years now, I know how she must've felt. She was a tested officer with 33 years of irreplaceable experience. Her life as a cop alone would've been a joy in itself to read. I too came from the days of revolvers, radios with no shoulder mikes, and the old PR-24. Know that there is great people out there who decide to make law enforcement their career. Deputy Gregory did, and we are the better for it. Rest well sister, you have truly earned your reward in heaven.

Sgt. Clinton Geer, Sr.
Marion County Constable

March 27, 2007

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