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Officer Gregory A. Diley

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, December 2, 1977

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Reflections for Officer Gregory A. Diley

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 2, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Allison. my grandson was born 2 1/2 months after his daddy's death so I always feel a sense of connection when I see a child remember a parent with so much love when that relationship was nurtured after death. You must have brought so much joy to your grandparents. Thanks to your mom for showing us how love endures.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 2, 2011

33 years ago was the last day we had together. I remember kissing you goodbye as I left for work, not knowing that would be our last kiss. I hold you in my heart and know one day we will meet again. I am thankful for the 3 years we were together. God blessed us with a child even though she was born after you died. We know that you have been watching us since that day and there is comfort in knowing we have an angel on our side. Even after all these years, the pain is still therek but so are the memories. We miss you so much! We love you!

Christy Diley Otto

December 3, 2010

You were highlighted on the website today. Time has not diminished your
memory. Thanks for your service.


January 10, 2009

31 years ago today, you were taken so sudden from us. How I wish I would have met you. I know that we would have had some great times together. I feel your presence all of the time and know that you are my constant angel. Last year at this time, I was in the hospital with baby Nathan Gregory. He was supposed to be born on your anniversary date but came a little early. He is so precious! Sometimes he reminds mom of you or Grandpa Phoenix. She misses you so, Dad. I know she thinks of you often and wishes you were still here. Watch over and protect her. Also watch over Jonathan as he patrols our highways. You would have thought a lot of him too. He is a great man and an exceptional patrolman. I know you had something to do with Craig and me getting together. I like to think you met his dad up there and the two of you got to talking. Everyone has great memories of you and that helps to keep your spirit alive. I can’t wait to finally meet you. I know you will be there waiting for me at the pearly gates. I love you.

Allison Diley Lawrence

December 2, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 3, 2007

"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

November 14, 2007

I have often heard about your tragic day. My father too worked for DPS in Kingman. My mother worked for KPD, both of them always have nice things to say about you. Thanks for you service....


June 8, 2007

Mom and I were talking last night and this song reminds us so much of you. Miss you much!

Who You'd Be Today
(Kenny Chesney)

Sunny days seem to hurt the most.
I wear the pain like a heavy coat.
I feel you everywhere I go.
I see your smile, I see your face,
I hear you laughin' in the rain.
I still can't believe you're gone.

It ain't fair: you died too young,
Like the story that had just begun,
But death tore the pages all away.
God knows how I miss you,
All the hell I've been through,
Just knowin' no-one could take your place.
An' sometimes I wonder,
Who you’d be today?

Would you see the world? Would you chase your dreams?
Settle down with a family,
I wonder what would you name your babies?
Some days the sky's so blue,
I feel like I can talk to you,
An' I know it might sound crazy.

It ain't fair: you died too young,
Like the story that had just begun,
But death tore the pages all away.
God knows how I miss you,
All the hell I've been through,
Just knowin' no-one could take your place.
An' sometimes I wonder,
Who you'd be today?

Today, today, today.
Today, today, today.

Sunny days seem to hurt the most.
I wear the pain like a heavy coat.
The only thing that gives me hope,
Is I know I'll see you again some day.

Some day, some day, some day.

Allison Diley Lawrence

May 3, 2007

Rest in Peace, Officer Diley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 14, 2007

May you continue to keep watch over your family, friends, and co-workers fro above...always.

Jennifer Aaron
Wife of Duke G. Aaron, III

February 18, 2007

Gregory Diley is my father. He was killed about 3 months before I was born. I never had the chance to meet him. But through my family, friends, and co workers of his, his memory is still alive. I think of him everyday. Rest In Peace Dad until I get to finally meet you!!

Allison Diley

October 17, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

October 3, 2006

Greg, Too soon you left us. You know the job and the risks, look over us as we continue.

Narcotics Sergeant

November 9, 2005

Officer Diley,
You will forever be in my heart and prayers. Thank you for giving your life for me. I was three the year you lost your life. And your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I will never forget you. God bless you and keep u. Anomoyous


October 13, 2004

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