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Police Officer William Michael McGary

Conway Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, February 1, 2013

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Reflections for Police Officer William Michael McGary


James P. Waggle

February 1, 2013



February 1, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 1, 2013

Our thoughts and wishes are with the family, friends and colleagues of Officer McGary, taken way too soon.

We are deeply appreciative of the service and committment all law enforcement officers make, and of the sacrafice sometimes required.

Ken Craig (Patrol Director)
Castro Community On Patrol, San Francisco, CA

February 1, 2013

God Bless Officer McGary, his family and the men and women of the Conway, AR, Police Department.

Special Agent Arthur R. Spafford Jr.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)

February 1, 2013

God Bless and Godspeed.


February 1, 2013

May The Perpetual Light shine upon Officer McGary and may he rest in peace. My prayers are with my brothers and sisters in blue at the CPD. My prayers most of all go out to the family! He died as a warrior with courage.

Sergeant John Comeau
Little Rock Police

February 1, 2013

May GOD be with his family and friends and help them through these days of loss. Thank you Officer MGary for your service to your City and with your brother officers. We are sure you will be greatly missed. we will be praying for you all.

Sgt. Charles Carty - Retired
Benton Police Department Benton, Arkansas

February 1, 2013

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

February 1, 2013

Rest in peace, Officer McGary. Thank you for your dedicated service to your community. Your ultimate sacrifice and that of your family will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, Conway PD and many law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed & God Bless, Hero.

Kathy B
Grateful Citizen

February 1, 2013

May You Rest In God's Love and Peace Officer Michael McGary...May God Give Comfort and SOME kind of Understanding to Your Family, Friends and Co-Working Brothers and Sisters...Thank-You for Your Dedicated Service :'(

Citizen Thomas Regan
Citizen New York

February 1, 2013

Rest in Peace Officer McGary. Bless your family and the Conway Police Departrment.

TFC Len Widener
Connecticut State Police

February 1, 2013

Such a young officer called to serve by wearing the badge and walking the thin blue line. RIP brother as you start your watch in heaven, we have the watch here.

Deputy James Tallent
PCSO, Arkansas

February 1, 2013

Rest in peace brother.

Deputy T. Luttrell

February 1, 2013

Thank you for your time of service.. I salute you and your family.

Randalyn Lynette Speer Benson
Survivor of Chief James Leonard Speer

February 1, 2013

Officer McGary R I P. My sincere condolence to Officer McGary's family friends and his Law Enforcement family.

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

February 1, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother,we have the watch from here! Thank you for a job well done ! Prayers and condolences to the McGary Family and the Conway AR Police Dept.

Chief Erik Reep
Pangburn AR Police Dept.

February 1, 2013

I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful young man. I wonder why this happens to this wonderful peoplpe. I have a grandaughter who is 29 years old and is a SGT. on the NYPD serving in the Roackaway Beach area.
My God wrap His loving arms around his family and other members of this P.D. family and find peace in knowing where he is.
With sympathy Linda Mortus Port Clinton, Ohio

Linda Mortus {just a concerned citizen}

February 1, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother

Marty Seipel reserve officer
Garden Plain Police Department, KS

February 1, 2013

RIP my brother

Cpl. Daniel Creasey
Benton Police Department

February 1, 2013

God bless Officer McGary's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

February 1, 2013

Gone too soon young brother...may your family find peace during this sorrowful time.

Brother in Blue
Fellow LEO

February 1, 2013

R.I.P. Thank you for your service

Retired Police Officer, Georgia

February 1, 2013

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.

“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.

Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 1, 2013

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 1, 2013

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