Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Garland Lindwood Joyner, Jr.

Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, March 18, 1984

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Reflections for Detective Garland Lindwood Joyner, Jr.

Very tragic story. Happy Memorial Day to all who have served.

James L Watkins III

May 24, 2020

Thank you for your service

Mark Mottola

March 18, 2020

Garland Joyner was a true friend and good police officer. I had recently been hired. Garland welcomed me even though I came here from being a State Trooper from Fla. When I came to Portsmouth, Garland was the first person I met and rode with. He showed me the city, where to eat and where to go, under a big shade in Churchland. Garland also made sure I knew how to dust for finger prints.

When Garland passed we all said there was too many unanswered questions. I was pleased when evidence showed that it was not suicide but foul play.

I hope that in coming years, the case will be solved. RIP Garland.

Sgt. J. Gypson
Portsmouth Police Dept. (ret.)

March 18, 2019

Garland, I had no idea that you had left us. You took me as a friend in 1972 and I appreciated it. My regards to your family and our PPD kin. I continue to display a LEM license plate.
Chuck Hladik

ChucK Hladik
Portsmouth P.D.

April 30, 2016

Det. Joyner,
Sir, it has taken 32 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USAF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 7, 2016

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 24, 2016

Garland, we have not forgotten! We will not give up until your killer(s) is (are) brought to justice.

Rest in peace, Brother.

Sergeant Robert Huntington
Portsmouth, VA Police Department

March 22, 2016

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