Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Marvin Jesse Gravitt

Gwinnett County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, April 17, 1964

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Reflections for Police Officer Marvin Jesse Gravitt

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Ret. Det. 1. Vincent Sinnott

April 7, 2023

I vaguely remember you Uncle Jesse but I am really sad about how your life ended. I tell resource officers at school and elsewhere about my Great Uncle and they know about your story. My Daddy loved you and so did Granddaddy, your brother. We will meet again in Heaven but until then RIP.
Love, Regina
Thank you for your service also.

Regina Gravitt family
Great niece

January 8, 2022

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

April 17, 2021

I grew up in DeKalb County adjacent to Gwinnett. I was 15 years old when these officers were killed. I remember it very well. 7 years later I joined the Atlanta Police Dept. I retired 44 years later after serving with three agencies. This incident was one of the reasons I decided to make a career of law enforcement. May you rest in peace and may your families know you did not did in vain. Without dedicated heroes like you no one would be safe.

Sergeant (retired)
Atlanta Ga PD, Ft. Lauderdale Fl PD and Lighthouse Point Fl PD

July 17, 2016

No one should have to meet such a tragic fate,especially not a hero.Rest in peace Officer Gravitt and God bless you and your family.


May 23, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th 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.

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

April 17, 2012

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

Officer 11169

March 31, 2012

I remember going to his farm, he taught me how to saddle a horse. geneva would cook a great meal marvin his son lived close,a short distance from the farm. got cousins their wished i knew them

cwo Benny A. Gravitt,U.S.C.G, retired

November 7, 2011

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


March 9, 2011

It is a crime in itself that your killers were paroled!

Thomas Johnson

November 9, 2009

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over...

SGT. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

December 25, 2008

Rest in peace brother, you have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Middletown P.D. (Ohio)

April 17, 2008

Officer Gravitt,
On today, the 42nd anniversary of the murder of you and your fellow officers, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gwinnett County. I think it's a travesty of justice that your murderers were paroled.


April 17, 2006

Officer Gravitt, forty years after your passing, a citizen was waiting in our roll call room at one of our Gwinnett County PD precincts and saw the large framed newspapers covering your tragic death. She made snide comment of how we "apparently don't forget". I immediately turned around and told her in a very firm but professional voice, "Ma'am, we will NEVER forget." She made no comment, sat down and quietly waited, hopefully thinking about what I said.

I wanted to let you know, Officer Gravitt, that the officers and employees of the Gwinnett County Police Department thank you for your service and will remember your sacrifice.

December 10, 2005

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