Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Gary D. McCormack

Greene County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, October 6, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Gary D. McCormack

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff McCormack.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 31, 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

September 8, 2018

Gary, I was reminded of you recently. Your family is included in my prayers. I have many memories of you at the hospital. Your compassion, sense of humor, spirit, love of God and the long talks about your family and faith has forever been embedded into my mind. I actually looked forward to the psych patients who needed supervision, knowing that when you were not busy you'd sit in the hallway of the E.R. & we'd catch up. The magic tricks & Superman vest were so much a part of your personality that when I see either of those I think of you. Looking forward to seeing you again someday.

Michelle S.
Cox Employee

July 26, 2015

I cannot believe that it has been 6 years. A lot of things have changed with my life but I think of you often. I recently moved and today I was going through some of my old stuff from the PD and the memories flooded in. We miss you Gary and I look forward to seeing you again.

NEMO MACTO UNUS

Kris Magill

October 6, 2013

Hard to believe it's been 5 years without you Brother. Seems like yesterday you were shooting all of us with the Taser. We all miss your compassion, caring, and humor and will continue to carry on your watch. Until we meet again Brother.
Nemo Macto Unus

Lt. Jeremy Michael
CoxHealth Public Safety

October 6, 2012

We miss you brother. 5 years later you're still fresh in our minds. We will keep you going strong in our hearts. We are better cops having known you.

Sergeant Jeff Ussery
Greene County Sheriff's Office

October 6, 2012

Brother, You once asked me how do we measure the value of a person. By his/her rewards, promotions, and accomplishments, or by the little pieces of him/her that are left behind?
After five years I can still see the birthday card you gave me. The model replica of the police department in the patrol room. "Code Brown" on the door, and the words and actions of the officers you have trained.
Five years later I can still see the loyalty, honor, compassion, and courage you stood for in you family, friends, and co-workers you touched. Never fear my brother! That midnight conversation and the deal we made with each other that night is still alive. It is the collection of those pieces you left behind, "Magic Man," That I still value most about you. Because they help remind me that, "our mission", is still a go; I can only pray that I have not dropped the ball. Nemo Macto Unus

Officer Roger Stewart
Republic Police Department

October 3, 2012

I will always remember riding with Gary. He was a wonderful officer for a new guy to be around.

Sage Hill

September 18, 2012

Happy Easter! Christ conquered death and we who are living have a blessed hope of seeing you again.

Love and miss you lots!

SGN

April 8, 2012

Gary, I saw a picture of a squirrel, peeling back its skin to uncover his "superman" status. It made me smile and think of you and your superman vest! I remember how kind, down-to-earth, and direct you were with people when we did safety checks. I hope that you are a guardian angel for all your fellow deputies ...thinking of you!

Michele M. - Therapist
previous CD

January 13, 2012

Gary, you have really been on my mind lately it seems like not a day has gone by that you have not popped into my head. Im starting academy in month and I earned an interview with MDC. I can still remember talking with you about wanting to work for the state and you told me to pursue what was in my heart. There are so many things I want to ask you or I need advice with and you arent here to talk to. Thank you so much for the things you did and the things you accomplished. You are what I strive to be like as a law enforcement officer. I miss you brother, but I know you will always be with me as I pursue the goals and dreams I have...

Officer Jason Piatt
St. John's Security

August 10, 2011

Merry Christmas Brother

Sgt. Jeff Ussery
Greene County Sheriff's Office

December 26, 2009

We miss you so much and continue to think of you daily. Hope you are resting peacefully with Grandma and Uncle Joe and the many others that are there with you.
You were truly amazing, and I am glad to say that I knew you.

Anonymous

December 8, 2009

The lessons he taught were far-reaching. Many continue to do this job with fond memories and good tactics learned by working with Gary.

Anonymous

November 12, 2009

You havent been forgotten Deputy.

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Rest easy Brother...

Anonymous

October 6, 2009

To Deputy Gary McCormack, his family and his fellow officers with the Greene County Sheriff's Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy McCormack’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy McCormack and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

October 6, 2009

I was just thinking about you as I often do. I went out to your graveside today. I really miss you being around. I know you are constantly with us, but I miss seeing your number on my caller i.d. daily. I miss that goofy laugh you would blurt out when we were telling stories. I miss seeing you show off that superman logo you had sewn on to your vest. I guess I just pretty much miss everything about having a friend named Gary McCormack around. Some things have recently came up that have been very trying. I'm really trying to keep a smile on my face and keep on keepin on. I am very lucky to have known you as a friend and will never forget you.

Sergeant Jeff Ussery
Greene County Sheriff's Office-Friend

February 18, 2009

Gary, We miss your stories here in the Dispatch Center, no one could tell them like you.
Especially the time you were portraying " Superman ".
And that you are a Superman . We will never forget your radio number " 637 " .

John Saunders
Springfield Greene County 911

January 1, 2009

Happy birthday Mack. We miss you lots.

Anonymous

November 23, 2008

Miss you buddy.

Cpl. Chandler Garrett
Sebastian County Sheriff's Office

November 11, 2008

REST IN PEACE on your anniversary to heaven.

officer Delamier
HPD

October 6, 2008

Well it's been a year today. It just seems like yesterday, we would just like to say that we miss you and love you. We are so proud of you and your service to the community. You would be so happy to see how many lives you have touched. You are a hero.

Robert Bonnie Hobbs
brother and sister-in-law

October 6, 2008

To Deputy Gary McCormack and and his loved ones:

On this the first anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for your family and society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Deputy McCormack. Your reflections show that you are admired and missed by so many. May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Gary gave to his community and the citizens of Missouri, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 6, 2007.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 5, 2008

Gary, We burried another this last week. I could not help but think of you all week long. It has nearly been a year and I still can't believe what happened. I was looking through some of your in car videos the other night, I ussually just randomly pick one from time to time and the one I selected unknowingly was a DWI you and I did together. You have been a common topic as of late. Should have the highway renamed in your honor soon. Gooden has worked hard on it.

Sgt. Jeremy J Lynn
Greene County Sheriff's Department

August 14, 2008

Gary, we buried another brother yesterday Monte Ruby. I know he and you are on the range together now. Both of you were very special to me and it has been a year I don't ever want to have to live through again losing two of you to the Lord to serve in his department has left me short handed. I want you two to serve him well. Rest in peace brothers. Joe

Director Joe Rushing
Cox Public Safety/Security

August 12, 2008

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