Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Alcee Samuel McCray

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, October 14, 1989

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Reflections for Police Officer Alcee Samuel McCray

You were my training officer on my very first night on duty at CMHA in August 1985. My first day as a police officer. I will always remember the help you gave me when I was new. Thanks for your service. Rest In Peace my friend.

Patrolman William. F. Gomola
CMHA PD /Maple Heights PD /Bay Village PD

January 10, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

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

June 30, 2020

Love you unc!!!

GodSpeed to All
Retired OSP 990
Commander Private Security
Johnnie Lemons II

January 30, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Officer Alcee Samuel McCray of the Cuyahoga Metro Housing Authority Police Department, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 15, 2018



October 10, 2015

The eventual fate of your murderer is not mentioned here, but we can only hope that such a vile animal faced true justice, if not in this world, then in the next.

Officer McCray, you are a real hero. May God Bless you and all you left behind and may your rest be peaceful and eternal, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 17, 2015

My Dear Friend, I remember the days you would come to work and speak to me, Always full of cheer. Your love of Golf and life. You was taken away too soon. I pray you still watch over all of us. Rest in peace freind, you will be never forgotten from my heart

David Bly SPO,RCC Supervisor,Dispatcher
CMHA Police

July 29, 2014

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

October 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst 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.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 14, 2010

"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 31, 2007

We remember you today and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 12, 2007

Officer McCray, I just wanted to acknowledge today, the 17th anniversary of your murder. Continue your well-earned rest, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 14, 2006

The loss felt by the CMHA Police as well as the loss felt by your immediate family was no doubt devistating. The loss felt by your extended family, even after all these years is also painful.

Though you have been taken from this life, you will live forever in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved you, and you will be with them always.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 15, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

God bless, hero. Rest in peace.

October 14, 2004

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