Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Aaron Gerome Tise

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, June 26, 1992

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Reflections for Lieutenant Aaron Gerome Tise

Lt. Tise rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 17, 2019

Parole was denied for Conrad Crews for a period of three years. He will come up again in 2021. I think we can rest a little easier now.


June 9, 2018

To those who are listening, Conrad Crews had been denied parole. He will not come up again until 2021. I think we can rest a little easier now. My condolences to Officer Tise's friends and family.


June 8, 2018

My letter will be sent to the parole board tomorrow. However, this letter will be the last one that I send for a while. I'm sorry to report that I have completely lost faith in the accountability of police officers. Our system has demonstrated time and again that it does not hold officers accountable when they go too far. This all started with the killing of Tamir Rice and has ended with the killings of Andrew Finch and Stephon Clark. As of now I will no longer send letters to the parole boards. I cannot support a system that does hold its officers accountable when they commit crimes. Therefore this letter that I send, will be the last one.

To Officer Tise, thank you for your service and my prayers be with your friends and family.


April 18, 2018

Many thanks for your service to our country. I hope my No Parole letter makes it to the board. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

April 15, 2018

God bless you, Lt. Tise. You watch over us, as an Angel, from Heaven. Thank you for your service, and for your sacrifice. I pray the felon who killed you, NEVER sees the outside of prison!

Diane Humes

April 10, 2018

I have mailed out my No Parole Letter, in honor of Lt. Tise. God Bless You All!

Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

April 10, 2018

On this LEO appreciation day, thank you Lt. Tise for you ultimate sacrifice. I was working under your command the night the lord called you home. Your role model and leadership skills you taught has helped me get to where I am today. You left your mark in this world!

Chief Mark Stella
Concord University Police

January 9, 2018

To the family, friends and colleagues of Lieutenant Tise: I mailed my NO PAROLE FOR COP KILLERS letter today, on his behalf. His service and sacrifice will never be forgotten! I am so sorry for your loss. I wish that you didn’t have to endure the pain of another parole hearing. God Bless you all!

Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

September 21, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 26, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th anniversary year 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

November 30, 2012



November 2, 2010

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer; and may it somehow help to know they do not grieve alone.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

October 7, 2009

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 31, 2007

R.I.P. Lt. Tise. I was working 400 sector squad 1 450's beat the night you passed on. I remember it like it was yesterday as I sat in my patrol car at 158 and Silas Crk. Parkway when the call came out. I was under command of yourself, Lt. Bailey Howard, and Sgt. Terry Ireland.
I send my regards to your family and think of you often as I am reaching my 20 years in Law Enforcement. You, Lt. Howard, and Sgt. Ireland provided leadership skills and knowledge that was taught to me and that I carry to this date as I lead my men. Simply Put " You were a Good Man ".
My blood will always carry WSPD.

Chief Mark A. Stella
Concord University Police

December 13, 2007

You are fondly remembered. I find it difficult to believe
man's inhumanity toward man, especially how you died
at the hands of a 15 year old! Now your EOW was 15
years ago, but time has not diminished your service or sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

June 26, 2007

I went thru 4 years of hi school with Gerome as we called him in school. And I don't think I ever met a nicer guy in my life. Even back then he never had a bad thing to say about anyone. I was shocked and saddened by the events that took him from his family and his friends and job. RIP. "Moss"

Morris Floyd
High School Friend

June 4, 2007

A man remembered with love and respect never dies but lives on in the hearts and minds of others.

June 26, 2006

I was a recipient of the Lieutenant Aaron G. Tise Award when I came through BLET school. I shared a hug with Mrs. Tise and I could feel the love and the great loss, in her words and actions. I did not know the man for whom this award is named, I just pray that if the Lord grants me safety through my law enforcement career, I will have positively affected as many people as he did. I know now that as a trainee I did not fully appreciate, nor deserve, such a distinction, for I have not made the ultimate sacrifice or displayed the courage and character that Lt. Tise possessed. Lord watch over those loved ones he left behind, and keep his brothers and sisters in blue in the safety of your hands. Thank you sir for making law enforcement an honorable and noble profession.

Police Officer-WSPD

April 20, 2006

Jerome & I grew up together in South Fork.we were best of friends all ways playing together.What interested us in law enforcement was his dad.A Forsyth Co. deputy. We would come home for lunch wth is partner, George Fontain & would have us listen for his call sign over the radio. I joined WSPD as a reserve in 1967. Jerome would would join later. To this day I still think about him & the fun we had. I miss you Jerome

Master Police Officer Bill Mustian
Orlando Police Dept Retired

February 9, 2006

I think of you often Aaron,,,God bless

Captain Mike Branscome-Retired
Winston-Salem Police Dept.

July 7, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 5, 2004

Lieutenant Tise was a great supervisor and friend to everyone in our department. He was the type of supervisor that loved to be out on the streets with his men and women answering calls. He is greatly missed. TJT

Det. TJ Taylor
Winston- Salem Police

January 27, 2004

Lt. Tise was known as "The Honey Bee". I knew Lt. Tise from 1981 until the time of his death in 1992. I think it is a tribute to the man to say I never heard him say a bad word about anybody and most importantly, I never heard a bad word said about him.

Lt. Tise was an exceptional man, and one of the finest leaders our Department ever had.

Matthew Chapple / WSPD

Sergeant Matthew Chapple
Winston-Salem Police Department

November 22, 2003

I remember Lt. Tise as one of the most kind-hearted and most generous persons that I have ever met. I have yet to meet anyone who knew him to have a bad thing to say about him. In reading this page dedicated to him, I realize that I have reached the age he was when he was murdured 46 years old. Makes you think. I hope that people with have half the nice things to say about me, when I am gone, that they are able to say about Lt. Tise.


November 21, 2003

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