Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Inspector Austin Dewey Gay

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, April 14, 1979

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Reflections for Inspector Austin Dewey Gay

Rest in peace Inspector Gay.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 14, 2021

God bless you and thank you for your service

Mark Mottola

April 14, 2020

I was the Officer the killers of Austin Gay had been hired to kill. Why they made the error is not known, of course the feelings are hard realizing what could of been.

Retired Lt. Leonard Pease
Manatee Co Sheriff's Dept.

April 3, 2020

Rest in peace Inspector Gay. A Sunshine State police hero. April 14 is my birthday.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 5, 2018

Thank you for your service and Heroism sir, RIP as you served well

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

November 20, 2012

I've been with the Department for nearly 5 years now. I was told about this incident on my first few days working here. This is indeed sad. To all officers out there stay safe

Officer B.Smith
Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement.

July 13, 2012

Mr. Gay, your name is where it belongs, on the Law Enforcement Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. You sir are a hero and are not forgotten. Rest in peace,,,,

Fellow Officers.
FDACS, Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement.

May 16, 2012

our heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd 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.

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

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. The circumstances of your death are sickening and disgraceful.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 14, 2012

Rest in Peace, Inspector Gay. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

A true hero is what you are sir, may you continue to rest in peace... We will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made for all of us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


April 14, 2011

I spent three years with the Office of Agricultural Law enforcement, Prior to transfering back to the Sheriff's Office...I use to look at the plaque with your Name, and wonder what had happened to you...I finally found some old newspapaer articles, and was terribly saddened to imagine what you went through,the pain, and suffering you must have endured...I pray that God was with you, and that he comforted you on your journey Home...You sir are a Hero to me, and I am so honored to see you where you belong, here beside your brothers and sisters...~ To live in the Hearts of others, is not to Die~

Sgt. C.P. Hart
Dixie County Sheriff's Office - Patrol

January 1, 2011

It truly saddens me to think other law enforcement officers could ever be involved with the death of a fellow officer. Inspector Gay, I want to say thank you for your selfless service to the citizens of Florida. And I can only pray there is a special level in hell for the cowards who brought about your e.o.w. You are not forgotten and may you have everlasting peace.


December 27, 2010

Inspector Gay,
Sir, it has taken over 31 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Florida. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



December 26, 2010

I remember this incident when I was a teenager and you deserve to be remembered. Rest in peace for we have the watch now.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

December 21, 2010

You served with honor unlike the despicable garbage masquerading as police officers who sent the man who killed you. May you rest in peace, remembered in honored glory.


December 20, 2010

All officers should have a reflection. Thank you for your service, Inspector. I can't believe the way your life was taken from you. It's always sad to see a new officer added to the list, but at the same time, I'm glad that after all these years, we were able to honor you. Thank you again and rest peacefully!


December 20, 2010

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