Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michelle Gattey

Georgetown Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer Michelle Gattey

Sheriff Brad Swain, along with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of your fallen Officer, Michelle Gattey.
May the outpouring of support and encouragement you receive from agencies both near and far, provide you with peace and comfort at this difficult time

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Indiana
U.S.A.

November 17, 2021

Rest in peace Police Officer Michelle Gattey and thank you for your service.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 2, 2021

Thank you for your service. You were selfless to serve your country and community. Your loss is felt. Much respect for you and yours.

Mary Ann S.
Citizen of community

October 26, 2021

Officer Gattey,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

October 17, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Michelle Gattey and the extended law enforcement family of the Georgetown Police Department, Texas.


End of Watch Thursday, September 16, 2021


Rest in Peace sister and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 26, 2021

Rest in peace Sister....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time.....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

September 25, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Gattey and the Georgetown Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Gattey, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 24, 2021

Thank You for your service and for serving the citizens of Georgetown. You will be missed by all your sisters and brothers in blue

Sergeant Jo Anna Green
Houston Police Department Solo Motorcycles

September 23, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

"Aim High...Fly-Fight-Win"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 23, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 22, 2021

Rest in peace sister. Thank you for your service. God's speed ma'am.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

September 22, 2021

Heavenly Father, You commit to us the swift and solemn trust of life: since we know not what a day may bring forth, but only that the hour for serving You is always present, may we wake to the instant claims of Your will upon our lives. In the face of questions without answers, of dreams unfulfilled, of the emptiness that will not go away, we are only compelled to thank You always for lives faithfully lived, for good memories and living hopes. We are reminded as we pray for family and friends who are touched with the feeling of sorrow, that we pray to one who does not let go unnoticed even the falling of a sparrow to earth. We pray to one who weeps for his world, and therefore we come trusting that in life or death, we may find rest and comfort in Him. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, BSBS, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Associate Pastor – United National Church
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret)
Nashua NH Police Department

September 21, 2021

To the family and friends of Police Officer Michelle Gattey, I would like to offer my condolences. I am truly sorry fo your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Gattey to this country and the people of Texas will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

September 20, 2021

Gattey family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Officer Gattey thank you for your service to your Country, Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Reserve Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

September 20, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Gattey. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

September 20, 2021

Rest, sister.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

September 20, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Michelle Gattey, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer succumbs from this deadly virus. Her bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We also thank Officer Gattey for her service as a United States Air Force Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 20, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Gattey. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

September 20, 2021

So sad...a client agency of the company I work for. May God bless and comfort your family, as well as your brothers & sisters with GPD.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

September 20, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 20, 2021

R.I.P Officer Michelle Gattey

Brian Molyneaux

September 20, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Gattey. Thank you ma'am for your service and sacrifice. May God comfort your family and fellow colleagues.

Former reserve Deputy ( OCSO) FL Eddie A
Osceola county Sheriff's office

September 20, 2021

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to your community.

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

September 19, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Sister and Hero in Police Officer Michelle Gattey. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed her home into his loving arms where she will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to her Family, Friends and all Members of the Georgetown Police Department, Texas.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

September 19, 2021

Michelle- Even though your time at GPD was short your smile will last a lifetime in our memories. I only wish we all had more time to get to know you. We will carry the torch Blue Sister; we have it from here.

Detective S. Lewis
Georgetown PD

September 19, 2021

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