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

Hey Steve,

Been 4 long years...miss you! Happy fathers day

1277 (retired)

June 21, 2009

Steve, I was just sitting here in front of the computer thining about how much fun we had at work and feeling sad about how much i miss you....I hope you, Rich and Nova are having a blast up there....see you soon my friend...

1277 (retired)
Prince George's County Police

March 9, 2009

Merry Christmas Steve


December 23, 2008

Hey I know you already know passed my classes moving forward into the field you helped me out with. I can't believe it's been three years but you know you have Rich with you. I know you two have a ping pong table and make off the wall noises and jokes. I know you are happy to have your friend with you. Keep an eye on all of us tell Rich to do the same. When I get the job you'll be the first to know well of course Rich too. Man I miss you Steve. Running across parking lots and busting people's nose's! I will keep you posted. Miss you!


November 14, 2008


Thanks for the sign you sent this past weekend. I know it was from you. It had to be.

I still miss you more than ever and there is not 1 day that goes by that you are not thought of. Thanks for all the laughs that you continue to provoke. What a gift you left us all. You're not even here and still are able to make us laugh.

Til we meet again treasured friend.


October 27, 2008

We were all thinking about you yesterday and as always the talk turned into laughter. Thanks for staying with all of us and providing such great memories. Missing you brother.

Prince George's County Police Department

September 15, 2008

Of course, we were discussing You today. The fact that almost to the day, three years ago, You were murdered. Today, Your Brother-In-Arms was laid to rest.

May all of You, Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

July 3, 2008

Hey Steve it's hard to believe it's been 3 years since you were taken from us. Rich unfortunately was taken from us today. Please continue to watch over us and take care of Rich.

Cpl. Dahlberg 1846

June 27, 2008

It's been 3 years since that horrible day when you were taken from us, and a day doesn't go by that I am not thinking of ya. Missing those stupid prank calls, that wonderful laugh, great sense of humor and most of all the friendship we had. Love ya buddy.


June 26, 2008

Sgt. Gaughan, We never had a chance to meet as your life was taken too early. I and the rest of my academy peers have heard nothing but the best of you. We visited the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall in D.C. the other Friday and I was touched by stories of who you were and how much you meant to the members and families of this great department. You are in our prayers always.

S/O Benson
PGPD - Session 113

June 22, 2008

Thank you for your sacrifice.

Former Police Officer (Dist Hts. MD)

June 21, 2008

My friend it is hard to believe it has been three years since that terrible day. We miss you everyday and speak to you in our prayers often.


June 21, 2008

I have heard lots of great things about you in the academy. I am proud to be a part of a department where heroes like you served. GOD BLESS. You will live in our memories for ever.

S/O -S.Sandhu

June 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Steve. We are coming up on 3 years...they said it would get easier, well, its not. It still feels like it was just yesterday you were taken from us but at the same time it feels like you've been gone forever. Thank you for watching over me. The Wedding Singer and I will be out to visit you on Saturday.

Dist VI - PGPD

June 17, 2008

Happy Birthday! Cant believe that it is June already--Father's Day, your birthday and the anniversary of your murder within 2 weeks of each other. You continue to be missed every single day not only by your family but by your friends and Police Family. Rest easy and sleep with the Angels.

a friend

June 17, 2008

Happy Birthday bud!

June 16, 2008


I think of you often. Memories of how you use to make me laugh keeps me going somehow.
I think of you and John and all the fun times you shared at work and off duty.

You are surely missed Steve. I pray for you and your family.

I still cannot believe that you and my brother are gone.

Bernie Novabilski, friend

June 11, 2008

Throughout my career in law enforcement, I have attended too many memorials for great men who gave their all for the citizens of their communities. The loss is terrible for all of us when we lose a brother, but my prayers are with your family. They will continue to suffer their loss for years.

I am the son-in-law of Officer Alfred Steinat who was killed on duty as a Prince Georges County Officer in 1963. We just passed the 45th anniversary of his death, and the pain is still there for his family.

I salute you and those who have the strength and dedication to serve the public at the risk of their own life, and I also salute those who stand behind you, your families.

Rest in peace Brother Gaughan.

Deputy US Marshal (RET) Walt Setzer
US Marshals Service

May 19, 2008

I come to this page often and am reminded of all the fun times we shared. I miss you daily and think about you and your family often. I know that you are watching us closely and still making people laugh. I can't help but to smile when I hear your name. I miss you.

Fellow Session 73 classmate

May 6, 2008

June is fast approaching and it will be 3 years since you left us. Some days it feels like just yesterday. Memories of you are so fresh in my mind still. You left such an impression that it is so easy to imagine you and remember so many good times and the fun of you. Words can never express how much I miss you.

April 8, 2008

Missing you and your prank calls now and always...

March 28, 2008

Wow, I logged on to take a look at the site and saw your picture and was overwhelmed with sadness. I have been here many times and leave a reflection occasionally but I can't..I am , like I said ..overwhelmed.
I miss ya buddy!

good friend

March 11, 2008

Almost 3 years have gone by and you are still thought of, remembered, and missed every single day. Hopefully your family can feel some support and comfort from knowing how much you were loved. Seems like just yesterday we heard that goofy snicker of a laugh and knew you were up to something! You continue to be in our hearts and we continue to pray for you and your family.

a friend

February 22, 2008

I cannot believe it has been over 2 years and even longer since I saw you last. You are truly one of the finest to ever wear a uniform. It had been a good couple of years since I saw you before I heard the news of your untimely passing. Countless times over the years I have shared the memories of all the times I rode out with you down in Henry Sector! I remember the night I rolled out with you for all of 10 minutes and BAM.... off to processing you'd go as I went with another officer for you feared I would get bored. I'd later meet up again for a short run before you got another collar. The foot chase you and your Sgt. went on after that woman got out of the car. The nights at 94th Aero Squadron, hanging out with Tony and the rest of the crew!

Damn it Steve........ I miss you and I pray for you and your family.

You are the finest officer I have ever had the pleasure of calling my friend.

Joe O'Brien

February 19, 2008

Just wanted to stop in and say hello, I remembered some funny stories about you today and wanted to thank you for the memories. I'll talk to you soon, we all miss you.


January 30, 2008

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