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Police Officer Warren Theodore Gay

Tallahassee Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, June 15, 1981

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Reflections for Police Officer Warren Theodore Gay

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
Texas

June 15, 2015

Officer Gay,
On today, the 32nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tallahassee. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

June 15, 2013

We will never forget the sacrifice that this hero made for all of us. Continue to rest in peace Officer Gay.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

June 15, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst 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 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 the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

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

June 15, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Tonight I have the honor of reading Officer Gay's name and EOW date at a memorial service at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in DC. I'm here attending the FBI National Academy Session 238 and tonight we honor those who have served and gone before us.

Jay Etheridge

Special Agent in Charge Jay Etheridge
FDLE - Former TPD Officer

July 29, 2009

OFFICER GAY, MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE UNTIL WE MEET IN HEAVEN.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

April 22, 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
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

December 16, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

June 15, 2006

Officer Gay, I was a new Deputy at LCSD on the day you left us, and I came to TPD later. Even though we never met, we are still brothers in law enforcement and you will not be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Mike Bradford; Invest- Ret
Tallahassee Police Dept

June 2, 2006

Officer Gay was a long-time reserve officer with our Department, but I never knew him in that capacity -- he was killed before I started my career with the Department. I knew Warren Gay because he was one of my father's best friends. Officer Gay left behind two grown children and a wife. I remember him as a gentle man, a kind father and devoted friend to my father. In talking to some of the older guys around the station, I learned that he was well liked among the ranks. I wish I would have had the honor of serving with him.

Lieutenant Edward Smith
Tallhassee Police Department

October 4, 2004

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