Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman George R. Garza

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, September 20, 1982

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Reflections for Patrolman George R. Garza

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 20, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Garza.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 9, 2019

George can't believe it's been so long that you left. Just remembering attending school together then working as Patrolman for the SO. You are missed my brother.

Sgt. Edward Tijerina
TX Department of Criminal Justice

June 18, 2019

George, I cannot believe it has been 34 years since you left us. I had just started the sheriff's office in March of 1982. I was working that faithful night. Your call to service will never be forgotten. I am proud to say I knew you, worked with you, and could call you my friend.

Deputy Jay Cannon
Tarrant County Sheriff Department

September 20, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever. The reflections left by your family and friends were touching and they are in my heart's embrace.

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

September 20, 2012

Patrolman Garza, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

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

September 20, 2010

Patrolman Garza,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bexar County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

September 20, 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
Sergeant
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

January 31, 2008

My brother I will never forget you I Love you and I miss you greatly.. But I know one day we will be reunited together again....

Joe (Jerry) Garza
Brother

December 28, 2007

GEORGE, SCHOOL FRIEND AND PATROL PARTNER, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. YOU MEMORY WILL LIVE ON FOREVER. MAY GOD BLESS.

EDWARD TIJERINA #670
SAN ANTONIO CODE ENFORCEMENT

July 9, 2007

I pray that you are still resting peacefully and hope that you are watching down over us.

Cpl. Egendoerfer
Mishawaka PD

September 20, 2006

" Bless are the Peace Makers for they shall be called the Children of God".

trevino
peace officer

August 22, 2006

“May his badge and all it stands for shine brightly throughout eternity”

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