Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Steven Francis Gaughan

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, June 21, 2005

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Reflections for Sergeant Steven Francis Gaughan

You are missed. You are loved. You will never be forgotten.

May your family and friends find peace, knowing that you would not want anything else for them. May they be blessed with the unwavering belief that they will be with you again one day.

For those that are still struggling with your physical absence with continued anger/sadness....may God bless them and ease their pain. Again, knowing this is what you would want for them.

May all of us who loved you live in a way that would make you proud...keeping your memory alive through selfless acts of kindness...just as you did when you were here.

P
Friend

June 21, 2019

Uncle Steve, I miss you. I just read some of the reflections, and they reminded me how you brought joy into my life. I don’t remember much from when I was five, but I do remember your face and the stories my dad has told me about you. (All good, I promise) I hope all is well up there! Miss and love you.

Hannah, daughter of retired PGPD officer
Family

March 7, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 14, 2016

Checking in on you buddy........miss you......we never thought it would ever end

a friend
26th MP......Hyde Park

August 1, 2015

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

June 21, 2015

Steven, (so hard not to address you with your old nickname) I often think of you, and not just because your name graces the top of our street sign. Recently I tried to recall how many years it had been since my family and I traveled from the Boston area to pay our respects to a childhood friend and show our love and support to to your family. My sister called after exchanging FB messages with Michael and Barbara to remind me of your birthday. I visited here today because your birthday is a time to celebrate having known you. Happy Birthday. Peace and love.

Michele
childhood friend and neighbor

June 16, 2015

Steve...it's been two years since I've retired. TWO years!!!! Can you believe it? I had a great retirement party...and the only person missing was you...and that story you threatened/promised to tell at the party. LOL! Although you DID manage to tell everyone in IN-Service the story, you turkey! I miss your smile...your crazy...and that walk!!! May you continue to rest in perfect peace and know that you will forever live on in the hearts of all of your brothers and sisters in French Blue. ❤️

Retired Sgt. Lisa Muhammad #1936
Prince George's County Police

March 7, 2015

Steve...it's been two years since I've retired. TWO years!!!! Can you believe it? I had a great retirement party...and the only person missing was you...and that story you threatened/promised to tell at the party. LOL! Although you DID manage to tell everyone in IN-Service the story, you turkey! I miss your smile...your crazy...and that walk!!! May you continue to rest in perfect peace and know that you will forever live on in the hearts of all of your brothers and sisters in French Blue. ❤️

Retired Sgt. Lisa Muhammad #1936
Prince George's County Police

March 6, 2015

Steve,
Thinking about you this Christmas, wish you were still here. I can tell you this, we still laugh about silly stuff you did at least on a weekly basis. We really miss ya!

Friend
PGPD Retired

December 19, 2014

Came across this tonight as I was thinking about Steve......we were members of the 26th Military Police Company in Boston.....but more.....Steve was a friend who shared many memories with me and Maryellen. After asking my wife to marry me (she said yes) I asked Steve to be in our wedding.......the ensuing times were epic......the memories with that crazy dude........I miss you my friend so much

My rank is his friend

October 9, 2014

9 years....daily thoughts of you....flashbacks....sadness....but light at the end of the tunnel.....your legacy lives....I am better in some ways...but not in all ways......

Hiding My Heart-

This is how the story went:
I met someone by accident
Who blew me away, blew me away
And it was in the darkest of my days
When you took my sorrow and you took my pain
And buried them away, buried them away

I wish I could lay down beside you when the day is done
And wake up to your face against the morning sun
But like everything I've ever known, you'll disappear one day
So I spend my whole life hiding my heart away

Dropped you off at the train station
Put a kiss on top of your head
And watched you wave, and watched you wave
Then I went on home to my skyscrapers
Neon lights and waiting papers
That I call home, I call that home

I wish I could lay down beside you when the day is done
And wake up to your face against the morning sun
But like everything I've ever known, you'll disappear one day
So I spend my whole life hiding my heart away
Away, yeah...

Woke up feeling heavyhearted
I'm going back to where I started
The morning rain, the morning rain
And though I wish that you were here
On that same old road that brought me here
It's calling me home, it's calling me home

I wish I could lay down beside you when the day is done
And wake up to your face against the morning sun
But like everything I've ever known, you'll disappear one day
So I'll spend my whole life hiding my heart away
I can't spend my whole life hiding my heart away
-Adele
Love, DDR

DDR

June 21, 2014

I drove by the Harley dealership yesterday, and told my kids about you, Steve. I told them about the time we pelted Wooleyhand's cruiser with eggs when we were on midnights! Such great memories of working with you and Novabilski....we miss you both so very much.

Retired Cpl. Lori McCann
PGPD

December 29, 2013

Merry Christmas Brother!

Mike Augustinos

December 25, 2013

Steve,
Thinking about you this Christmas season. We miss you buddy!

Retired
PGPD

December 17, 2013

The Dance-Garth Brooks

Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared beneath the stars above
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known you'd ever say goodbye
And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance
Holding you I held everything
For a moment wasn't I the king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey who's to say you know I might have changed it all
And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance
Yes my life is better left to chance
I could have missed the pain but I'd of had to miss the dance

It was worth every moment. Thank you for the wisdom. I carry you with me every day.

DDR

July 16, 2013

Miss you, McChin! My old classmate, roommate, squadmate. Pretty sure you're joking and cutting up still.

Cheers!

Redial #1742
Former PGPD

June 21, 2013

Steve thinking about you today. I can still see your smile and hear your laughter. Sure you are keeping the jokes going in heaven. 8 years almost seems like yesterday.

M.Cutlip
Friend

June 21, 2013

today we celebrate you....

Dispatcher - Lyndel Morgan
Friend

June 21, 2013

Thinking about you -- your birthday this weekend, Father's Day and the 21st is just looming there -- to remind us that it has been 8 years since you were taken. You are missed my friend...and will never be forgotten.

PGPD Friend

June 15, 2013

Steve,
All of the memorial stuff this week makes me think of you. Although I miss you, when I think about you I am not sad. The way you lived always brings a smile to my face and happy thoughts. Take care.

Friend
PGPD (Retired)

May 15, 2013

Dear Steve I wish I could have met you and had you as an FTO but I won't have that pleasure because God has called you home I'm not a PG Police Officer yet but with your special someone's teachings and family stories I believe I can make it

Brandon Currie (none)
student

March 29, 2013

Miss you brother!

783

January 26, 2013

Steve,
Just thinking of during the holidays my friend. We miss you down here. It seems like yesterday I was making fun of your festive holiday sweater at your Christmas party. Take care.

Friend
PGPD (retired)

December 19, 2012

Steve, I hope u are at peace, I miss your laughter, busting John's chops, but now both of you are with each other. I hope your fellow police officers learn from you both to keep your sense of humor and humility. I think of both of you. I hope you are at Peace and are an angel watching over your fellow officers. Miss you.

Widow
Prince George's County

November 23, 2012

Steve, I will miss your sense of humor and how you made me feel welcome to the department at Dist.VI when I was a rookie, at in service and CDU training at Jug Bay. I transported alot of your S.A.T team arrests and have not met a more devoted inspirational officer. You will always be missed!

Cpl.Jenkins 2819
P.G.P.D Beltsville

September 5, 2012

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