Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Gary Martin Chapin

Crawford County Correctional Facility, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, November 15, 2010

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Gary Martin Chapin

Rest in peace my brother. You have my respect.

Correctional Officer
Federal Bureau of Prisons, Retired.

November 16, 2010

Rest in peace Officer Chapin!
You will not be forgotten!
FACEBOOK salutes you!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

November 16, 2010

To the Chapin family, friends and coworkers of this brave hero may you know that there are many prayers with you all during this very troubled time. May God be with you and guide you.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

Anonymous

November 16, 2010

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Correctional Officer Gary Chapin as well as to the Crawford County Correctional Facility. Rest in peace Officer Chapin, you are gone but will not forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

November 16, 2010

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Correctional Officer Gary M. Chapin. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Crawford County Pennsylvania will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

VIP Jeff Claybern 750
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

November 16, 2010

RIP Brother! God bless you and your family.... You are gone, but you will never be forgotten!

Sergeant William T. Ridgeway
Cambridge Springs Police Department

November 16, 2010

RIP brother

Deputy J. Strom
Onondaga County Sheriff's - Syracuse,NY

November 16, 2010

Rest In Peace

ACRES
SCOTT COUNTY TN

November 15, 2010

Officer Chapin,
May you rest in peace

Sergeant M.Fontaine
California Dept of Corrections

November 15, 2010

God Bless you sir.

Rick F.
Ret. CO

November 15, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Chapin as well as the brotherhood at Crawford County Correctional Facility. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

November 15, 2010

I got to meet Gary when he came to our department for The correctional academy. He was a great guy. My prayers & thoughts go to Gary's family. He might be gone but he will never be forgotten. Fellow C.O.'s of Crawford County I am truely sorry for your loss of a good brother in brown. KEEP your heads held high. You guys will always be in my thoghts and prayers. We watch over the SCUM of the earth, and that SCUM will pay sooner or later. But, always REMEMBER GARY will be watching down on all of you. Please remeber the good times with Gary and remember we are all fellow brothers. I will be there for you guys. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILIES AND YOUR DEPARTMENT IN THE VERY HARD TIME.

I work a path of gravel and stone.
I work in places most people never have known.
Eyes of evil are around me all day long,
Long stares of hatred, some not so visibly shone.

The mouth of men who spew ungodly gestures,
Shouts of obscenities, and vulgar suggestions.
I work a path of gravel and stone.
I work a place people have not known.

I hear cries from their voice in desperation,
Wanting out, I want more food from the kitchen please they shout.
I walk up and down the path of gravel and stone,
Trying not to forget I will go home.

The doors around me slam with sudden restraints.
I am not locked up, I am free,
I go home this afternoon you see.
Up around the path of gravel and stone.

Your hands have to be visible and remain in place.
There are rules and regulations giving everyone their space.
Grab my arm and you'll be put in your place.
I'll write your disciplinary for reaching into my soul.
There is no place you can go.

Your feet get shackled when you travel outside,
I have to carry the gun at my side.
It is for everyone's protection even yours
When the homeboys find out your going for a ride.

It's not for fun you see,
I got the funeral detail.
Your mama died and you wasn't there
Cause you raised hell and now you are in the big jail.

When I am walking into that cement institution.
I have to see, hear and listen to your torment and dissolution.
When I walk on gravel and stone I have to watch and be alert,
Because my friend if you see some form of weakness
And catch me unaware its my face in the dirt,
You'll show me no mercy if you shine a shank to my side,
So I am watchful as I walk the gravel and stone with razor wire.

When I walk down the cement and you come to close to me,
Should I be afraid and wonder if you're in your right mind,
Or should I wonder if it's your time or mind.

I am here on this gravel and stone cement for eight hours of a day,
I've come to realize I've been entombed
And been molded into gravel and stone cement institution,
I now struggle to go back home.

God don't let me stay long,
I fear I may feel locked up in this cement home,
Carry it with me when I am gone.
Let me feel free when I leave this gravel and stone.

With a good conscience that I did my short time today
And now I can hit the gate wide open and go home
To a house made of brick and wood,
Home to people that love me as they should,
Where I don't have to watch my back,
Home where I can leave and not clock out or check out,
Home where I can speak freely.

God help me stay free
From the beast of evil that I see.
I have to leave the gravel and stone
That has become the hardened cement you see.

By

Brenda Evangeline Seger

Sgt. Dan Danowski
Erie County Prison Erie, Pa

November 15, 2010

My prayers and deepest condolences go out to Officer Chapin's family and my fellow brothers and sisters from CCCF. Such a senseless act took a wonderful man away, it is unacceptable. I pray we can all find a way to heal. God Bless!

Adult Prob./Parole Officer Tricia Wolf
Crawford County Probation/Parole

November 15, 2010

Officer Chapin thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family. Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten!

Lieutenant
Del Rio Police Department (Texas)

November 15, 2010

Heaven must have needed another angel. Rest in Peace my brother.

M. Sammons
ADOC

November 15, 2010

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF C/O CHAPIN. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU WITH THE LOVE AND PEACE OF HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS CHRIST. C/O CHAPIN, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN FOR YOUR SACRIFICE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,SC

November 15, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the dear family and friends of Officer Chapin. God Bless him for his service at the Crawford County Correctional Facility. Rest in Peace Brother, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

November 15, 2010

Rest in peace Brother Gary.

Officer Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

November 15, 2010

May you rest in peace.

Federal Officer
BOP

November 15, 2010

Another life taken for no reason at all.

Dave Lightner Retired Emt/FF

November 15, 2010

RIP C/O GARY M CHAPIN

RET SGT
NJDOC

November 15, 2010

I am so sorry for the loss of Officer Chapin! RIP!! God Bless!!

Co Linda Fleming~retired
Euclid Police Dept Ohio

November 15, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Chapin family.

Anonymous

November 15, 2010

We would like to send our warmest regards and deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Officer Gary Chapin. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult and sad time. Rest in Peace, Officer Chapin and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

November 15, 2010

My deepest sympathies to his Family. And his fellow Correctional Officers at Crawford County Correctional Facility. RIP. Officer Gary Chapin. May your service and strength never be forgotten.

Anonymous

November 15, 2010

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