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Deputy Sheriff Gordon Leon Galemore

Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, February 28, 1979

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Gordon Leon Galemore

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Galemore.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Galemore,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mississippi County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 28, 2019

I visited the Officer's Memorial in DC last week. I took a pencil rubbing from the East Wall and now have it displayed at the Benton Juvenile Office. I never met Officer Galemore having been hired a few years after his End of Watch (I was hired a few years after Mike Ellis). We all hope his family is doing well. And we hope that we in this office are living up to the standard he set.

Deputy Juvenile Officer
33rd Judicial Circuit, Juvenile Division

June 4, 2015

miss you so badly, and wish i could get one last day with you! its been 35 years and the pain is still so vivid, you were a great role model and the kind of person that we need so much in our society. yuo will never be forgotten

debbie egan

April 13, 2014

Thanks for your services.


February 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd 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.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 28, 2012

Deputy Galemore, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

February 28, 2010

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


February 28, 2009



February 21, 2008

"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 6, 2007

Rest in peace brother you are gone but not forgotten.

Greene County Sheriff's Dept.

October 22, 2007

Gorden Galemore was my uncle.He was gentle,funny and kind.He was one of the funniest adults I knew when I was a child. He loved his family very much. He cared not only for his nieces and nephews but all children. He was a gentle giant and I still miss him.

Annmarie Smith

August 6, 2006

Gordon was my close friend and a fine officer that represented the law enforcement community well during his tenure as an officer. Gordon was involved in community activities such as coaching little league football and was responsible for a number of youths advancing and developing as athletes. Gordon worked as a juvenile officer as well as a deputy and always had a heart for the children that he worked with. A memorial field was established in the City of Charleston where Gordon's football team always practiced. I think anyone that knew Gordon and had the opportunity to work with him would agree that law enforcement lost a shining example of a fine officer. Since the memorial does not have the cause of his death, I can tell you that he was shot and killed during an altercation with an armed robber. The suspect was also shot and killed by a deputy a short time later.

Lt. Mark Crocker
Sikeston Public Safety

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