Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Jasper Addison Gargis

Southern Pines Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, December 25, 1939

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Reflections for Chief of Police Jasper Addison Gargis

I am his granddaughter,my mother was his daughter Patty Lea, the next to youngest of his large blended family...Mom told us many stories of her dad and his career..our cousin,Clarence Jr did a full family history..
I am so glad to see so many LEOs in our family

Tommi Lynn Bacon Workman

April 26, 2024

Rest in peace.


December 25, 2021

Jasper was my great grandfather and one of many in a legacy of law enforcement. Like my grandfather, Jasper Gargis Jr, I was the first female in my family to continue the family business. I was never able to meet him, but because of him my pap inspired me to follow in their footsteps. It was he who gave me the morals, principles and respect for the badge and ultimately instilled in me the integrity to police with compassion, fairness, and be above reproach in my duties. I feel as though I knew him well thru Pap and thus able to model myself after a man who was the epitome f everything the police should be. Sadly my Pap also passed away before my Academy graduation, but I am certain that they have been my silent partners throughout my career.

Sergeant, Narcotics Detective A. Kania
Granddaughter and multiple LEO entities as my career progressed

October 8, 2014

I've known about 'paw' for about 10 years now! It is said that almost every man from my, 'pawpaw' Blois Addison Gargis JR., up has served in law-force somehow. I am his great great grandson and now, his great great great grandson is my son Jasper Addison Gargis born 01-02-2012!!! love you and wish i could have shaken your hand 'paw'!

PFC Steven Addison Gargis
United States Army

January 24, 2012

I recently found out from my Grandmother who is 92, that Chief Gargis was my great uncle. I had never heard of Chief Gargis until my grandmother told me the story of his death. I am proud that others from our family have also followed this noble profession.

Captain Scott Davis
Great Uncle

August 10, 2011

Rest in peace, hero.

God bless you. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08


January 2, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 70th 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
mother of fallen officer and NC native Larry Lasater

December 30, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, NH

December 23, 2007

I am the Grandson of Chief Gargis, I sent along this family portrait of a man I never had the chance to meet. He was killed in the line of duty 25 years before I was born. His son was my Father and was a member of the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania police force where I currently live. He followed in his Father's footsteps. My Father, Jasper A. Gargis Jr. died just recently in December of 2003. It seems that the December holidays are becoming something of a recurring theme in my families lives. I just wanted to pay homage to a man I wished I could have known. God bless all who have died in the service of their respective communities.
Kenneth e. Gargis

Kenneth E. Gargis

October 28, 2006

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).

I wasn't born when Chief Gargis was killed, but I appreciate the service he performed for his community

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

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