Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Ann Marie Guinta

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, July 20, 2002

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Reflections for Police Officer Ann Marie Guinta

Officer Giunta,
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 DeKalb County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 20, 2022

I only knew Ann briefly, we met at GPSTC and ended up in a couple of classes together. She was the first officer I personally knew who died in the line of duty. She was good people. RIP

Major Michael Kotowski
Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

July 16, 2021


Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

January 3, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 20, 2020

I miss you so much , Mommy

Conny McNamara
My daughter

April 15, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Guinta.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 25, 2019

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

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

July 20, 2019

I miss you so very much


January 11, 2018

Ann, I miss you so much. Saturday, sitting at dinner with my partner, I noticed one of the waitresses was wearing an End of Watch memorial t-shirt. Ever since the moment I received the call about your End of Watch, I can't read or hear that phrase without choking up. This week has been a week full of those moments.

You know I became a foster dad this summer to a beautiful 15-year old who reminds me so much of you. Black hair. Brave. Perfect skin. Kind. Loud laugh. A survivor. Sweet soul. Police officer dreams. Since you and I met that night in the Home Depot parking lot, I have never known someone more intent on becoming a police officer, until now.

Last night we attended DPD Police Explorers for the first time. This kid is 15 years old and gets excited about a lot of things. But, never this excited. Keep watch for us!

I love you.

James Fairchild

September 29, 2017

You and I were great friend's. You are missed always. We love you!

Lisa Townsend
Dkpd Comm

July 22, 2017

Hello old friend! You are still very much alive in my heart and mind. I hope your family is doing well and still know you were very much loved by all your family at DKPD. I still remember that day so very clearly. We had planned to go see Tim McGraw but you could not get off. Two nights before you died you made me promise you I would provide your son and Mom with items and assurance should anything ever happen to you. I of course said I would and I stood by that promise. They saw the heart break of the mighty DKPD blue line and in the end they comforted us. They realized the pain they were feeling was as hard as our own. Nico wanted the tape from my badge after your service and as he pulled it off that 6 year old little man said,"Mommy is fine now.". And at that very moment I knew you were. Please continue to watch over our blue line. Please help people to know 99% of us would and have died so others might live. Color is not an issue to that 99% only the knowledge that duty calls. Somehow we have got to find a bridge back to ALL LIVES MATTERING!!!! Love and miss you still- you are still one of my light houses!

Ret. Det. BJ Hendricks
Dekalb county police

December 18, 2016

Thinking of you today.

Conny McNamara

March 11, 2016

Annie, I know you are in a better place but we cure miss you in this place. I retired in 2008 from DKPD. Some of my best times include you and our strange sense of humor. You were a great cop - always on the way to help just like the day you died. Ok girl let me get busy! Know you are forever in my heart and mind! You were by lighthouse when life got sideways!

Ret. Det. Jane Hendricks
Dekalb county police

August 26, 2015


I wanted to share with you that Nico graduated high school today. He is so tall, handsome and smart. He looks just like you and your father. I so wish you where here to see him.

I miss you and think about you every day.

Nico's Aunt

May 28, 2015

Going to Decatur to see Nico and the rest of the family. Mommy

Conny McNamara

March 15, 2015

Just dropping by Anne to show love and respect. Losing you was like losing a close family member. In fact we were family. After what we went through in the academy, it took for us to be a family to get through it. Miss you! The 54th Forever. R.I.P

Former Ofc Carlos Lawrence
Former DKPD Classmate/Officer

January 9, 2014

Rest in Peace Officer Guinta

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Departmant, Maryland

August 13, 2013

I miss you so much.


July 20, 2013

Nico, I am sorry for your loss. I went to high school with your mom. I'm not s sorry to say that Ann wasn't the most popular or most athletic. What she was, however,more than any other person, was the most sincerely happy and good person in the entire school. She radiated a silly, fun exuberance that left am inprint. I know that many of her classmates, as they grow scarastic and jaded, never understood that joy. If it ever let her bother, she NEVER showed it. But her friends loved that about her. I never saw Ann without a smile and she had a carefree giddiness that immediately put you at ease.

Some people do good things. Others are just good people. But your mom, down to the core, was a genuinely great person. I trust you share in that legacy and you can keep that part of her going for generations. Don't ever let anyone take that part of her away from you.


November 21, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to watch over your son, wrap your wings around him and protect him as he continues on lifes path. You are a true hero and heroes never die. The Blue Family will never let you be forgotten.

Bob Gordon, Ret. Asst. Chief
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 20, 2012

To the son of this hero may you know that we have not forgotten your mom. As your heart is heavy today, please know that there are many prayers with you, it is so very hard to believe that 10 years has passed. Continue to rest in peace Officer Guinta, we will never forget....

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

July 20, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Guinta. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 25, 2012

Ann, I am still able to get a good laugh from the calls and situations we stumbled our way through. Of course I still get the biggest laugh from our classic line we would pose to each other in the middle of situations such food fights,one neighbor complaining that his next door neighbor's dog( which turned out to be about the size of a rat) continues to poop in his yard , " Wait did they teach us how to handle this type call in the academy? Maybe we should call someone else and let them handle this.". We could get so tickled and never break a smile. Seems like a million years ago. There is a saying i love that says the true measure of a person is not how long they live, but how long they continue to live in the hearts of others when they are gone. This is the perfect saying to describe you. Just looking at the comments on this site proves my point.

B, Jane Hendricks friend
Retired Dekalb County Police Badge 1423

February 27, 2011

Rarely a day goes by that I don't think about you and all of the joy you brought to my life. You were such a wonderful and inspiring friend, and I feel fortunate to have shared your path in life, if only for a brief time.
I miss you.

James Fairchild

August 20, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I share your mom's anquish in losing a beloved child which surely has to be life's greatest sorrows.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 20, 2010

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