Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Otis J. Gross

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Vermont

End of Watch Monday, September 24, 1934

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Otis J. Gross

Deputy Gross, it has been 89 years since you were taken from us. Northern New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

September 24, 2023

My Father often told me great story's of your life and service giving your life for the people of Franklin County Vermont. I still read the articles I have about you my Great Grandfather. I wish my Dad could have spent more time with you like he wanted to.

John "Scott" Livngston

April 16, 2023

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

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

September 24, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Gross.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 30, 2019

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

September 24, 2016

Thank you for serving in our law enforcement. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

May 17, 2016

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

September 24, 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 78th anniversary year 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.

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

September 24, 2012

Deputy Gross you are remembered by your brother and sister officers of the Boston Police Department. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

January 23, 2012

Otis Gross was my great grandfather who, along with my great grandmother, Anna, was raising my mother, Pauline, at the time of his death. My mother often spoke of the love and devotion they gave to her and the great pain that Otis' untimely death brought to their home. I have a picture of my mother and her grandfather which shows the affection they shared.

I will always have admiration and respect for those serving their communities and nation as peace officers. Thank you all.

Carol Johnson
Great granddaughter

October 28, 2011

I will serve with pride and never forget the ones that paid the ultimate price. God bless

Deputy Sheriff Keith Potvin

January 13, 2010

Brother, I did not know you personally, You are still my brother. I know your family members and I am living up to the example you have set.

Deputy 1/c Griswold
Franklin County Sheriff's Office

October 1, 2008

Thank you for your service and for keeping our community safe. You would be proud to see our Office now!

Deputy Sheriff Joseph R. Desrochers
Franklin County Sheriff Office

April 17, 2007

Your devotion and dedication to do duty should be an example that we all live by. Rest peacefully.

We have the watch.

Capt Jay H Sweeny
Franklin County Sheriffs Office

February 28, 2006



July 28, 2004

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