Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Enforcement Agent Ernest Joseph Gray, Jr.

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, July 20, 1984

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Reflections for Enforcement Agent Ernest Joseph Gray, Jr.

Thank you for your service, both military and police, 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

Remembering my "big brother" and neighbor on your birthday. You gave me the most precious gift that a young girl can receive--your time, especially that summer when my grandmother lay ill and died. Your sense of humor and smile remain seared in my memory bringing joy to my days when I reflect back on my childhood. Thank you for being part of my life.

Denise Bussard Doyle
Friend and neighbor

September 16, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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. He was also your fellow Marine so I bid you semper fi.

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

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

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 20, 2010

Thankyou for your service AGENT GRAY JR. you are a hero for us all to look up too. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family


February 14, 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
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 23, 2008

Always remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

July 20, 2007

Rest In Peace Brother

Ryan Milanovic-Municipal Law Officer
Region of Waterloo-Licensing and Regulatory Services (Ontario, Canada)

October 2, 2006

Today is 21 years. I miss you and love you. Thank you for always being with me, in my heart and as my sunshine.


July 20, 2005

Agent Gray,
On today, the 21st anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you, not only for your service as a Law Enforcement officer, but to our Country and Corps as a United States Marine.

Semper Fi Devil Dog,
A fellow LEO;former Marine

July 20, 2005

Agent Gray. We thank you for your ultimate sacrifice for your fellow man. It is touching to see how proud your family still is of you, and how very much they miss you. Peace be with you.

Lycoming County 911

January 9, 2005

To my beloved son Ernie,

You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. I love you and miss you so very much and you will be in my heart always. Daddy is with you now with God in Heaven. May you both rest in peace.

Your mother

November 21, 2004

Thank you for everything you have been to me. Though I may not have had much time with you, you have been a huge inspiration in my life. I will never forget you. I love you.

Daughter, Amy Elizabeth

November 3, 2004

You made us laugh and you made us smile. You will be in our hearts forever!

Sister-In-Law, Judy Gray

November 2, 2004

Ernest Gray was my brother. He was a wonderful brother and father. We are all so proud of the way he lived his life and of the two daughters he raised. Although they were young when he died, I'm sure he made a huge impact on them. They have grown into beautiful ladies of whom I'm sure he is proud. Ernie, may you rest in peace and know that we all love and miss you every day.

Your little sister,

November 2, 2004

I wish we could have grown old together and shared all the significant milestones that our families have passed. I still miss you. I trust that you've been watching with pride as your daughters have grown into beautiful women. Thanks for those times when I've been sure you were there watchin' out for me. I'm sorry this took so long!

Rob Gray
Little Brother

November 1, 2004

Dear Agent Gray,

I believe I was directed to this website for a reason. I am confined pretty much to our home because of failing health, and I was beginning to think I had no purpose left on this earth. And, in a strange way, God saw my depression and brought me to you. Now I collect angels in heaven who can pray for me as I pray for them. You see, our son lost his partner Deputy in an auto rollover recently and this was our first experience loosing a hero while in the line of duty. Now I check this site daily and make sure to add all you special angels to my prayer list.

Thank you for your years of dedicated service for your country and your fellow man. May your family find comfort and peace in God's mercy and grace. Rest well my son. We love you.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Deputy Sheriff

October 11, 2004

Happy Birthday Dad!


September 16, 2004

Agent Gray,

We will never forget..Rest in Peace Brother.....


September 5, 2004

May we never forget Agent Gray's sacrifice...May his Family, Fellow PUC Agents, and Friends, have Peace in their
hearts...Rest in Peace....

Officer Debra McFall Ross
EAst Buffalo Twp P.D. Lewisburg, Pa.

August 17, 2004

Ernest Gray is my father. I miss him every day, although he is and will always be with me.

Thank you for visiting and for remembering.

His daughter Jennifer

August 16, 2004

agent gray rest in peace

skip roberson

August 16, 2004

Gone, but never forgotten. Rest in peace.

Teresa Goss
ShaDco, Jacksonville, Fl

August 14, 2004

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