Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Supervisor Stanley A. Wiley

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, January 29, 2003

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Reflections for Supervisor Stanley A. Wiley

Supervisor Wiley,
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 the state of Texas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

January 29, 2023

Rest in peace Supervisor Wiley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 2, 2020

Rest In Peace on the 17 anniversary of your horrific death

Mark Mottola

January 29, 2020

Officer Wiley, you have been relieved. Brother, you may now rest peacefully for justice has been dealt. We cried as we stood to show our strength and love for a fallen brother.

Huntsville Unit CO
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

December 12, 2019

Justice has been served!
RIP Officer Wiley - miss you Bro!

Clements Unit

December 12, 2019

Mr. Wiley, your killer will be brought to his final justice today. May you rest in peace.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

December 11, 2019

Rest easy sir... Gone but never forgotten.

TDCJ Clements Unit

April 2, 2015

I remember the day this incident happened ; it was truely a sad day for so many people . You helped keep the citizens of The State of Texas safe ! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE ; R.I.P - Officer Stanley Wiley !!! from a brother in gray

Clements unit CO5

August 3, 2014

I worked with Stan at the Clements unit back in the '90s. He was a pleasant guy to work with. He took his job very seriously and we all took the news of his murder very hard. Rest in peace brother.

CO3 Hensley

December 25, 2013

RIP Sir, you served well.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

June 2, 2012

You will never be forgotten my friend!!!!!! I was so glad I knew you way before TDCJ!!!!! I know you watch over each and everyone of us!!!!! My thoughts and prayers continue for your family!

V. Ivie
Neal unit

November 28, 2011

I am now a nurse but had the privledge to know Stan as a fellow officer. To this day you are stil thought of by me and my family. To all the CO's stay safe.

Former Clements CO

March 17, 2011

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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 29, 2011

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 23, 2009

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today and every day. I always had the utmost respect for those that are locked up and unarmed with the worst of the worst on a daily basis and working to keep all of us safe. I salute you for your courage and dedicated service. You are a true hero. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those close to you. You have not been forgotten.

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

January 29, 2009

We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.-George Orwell


July 8, 2008

Rest in peace boss man we will take it from here


March 25, 2008

"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

February 27, 2008



January 26, 2008

It is your story that lets me know every day, to keep on pushing to be in law enforcement and to hopefully leave a legacy as yours
God Bless

Incident Commander Ronald Taylor
Galena Park CERT

December 14, 2007

My father is a CO at the same unit Stan was. I remember the day he called to tell me that an officer had been killed by an inmate and instantly the fear set in that he is always in danger too. I remember him telling me about the funeral and what an awesome display of respect and rememberance that was shown for Stan. I didnt know him, but it helps me to know that he is watching over my dad and the other officers who walk those blocks every day. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for your community.

To the family, friends, and officers that knew CO Wiley, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Erin Gibson
Wife of a CSPD Officer and daughter of a TDJC Officer

September 19, 2007

I had the honor of knowing and working with Officer Wiley for several years. While we mourn the loss of a friend and fellow officer, Heaven has gained an angel like no other. RIP brother, you are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Former Correctional Officer Tully Leffew
Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice Clements Unit

March 25, 2007

R.I.P. Supervisor Wiley, you will never be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff
EPSO (Colorado)

January 30, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 4th anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and also those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

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

January 29, 2007

May you rest in peace knowing you will not be forgotten but the coward that did this to you will.

January 29, 2007

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