Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Ranger Stanley Keith Guffey

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, January 22, 1987

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Reflections for Ranger Stanley Keith Guffey

Rest in peace Ranger Guffey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 6, 2020

Ranger Guffey,

You died a few months before I started my law enforcement career but I remember the incident clearly. Dying for another is the ultimate sacrifice for a law enforcement officer. Thank you for your service.

J. Hooper
Texas Master Peace Officer

July 9, 2019

RIP Ranger. I always looked up to the Rangers. I could visit the Ranger HOF in Waco every day to remind me why I became a police officer.

Captain P. M. Larkin
Galveston County Pct. 1

April 2, 2018

My grandfather died almost 20 years before I was born. I love finding out more information about him as I never had the chance to meet him. I wrote a Biography about him in the 4th grade as I am now a Freshman in high school. I hope it told more people about how great a man I knew he was

Allison Guffey
Granddaughter of Ranger Guffey

November 13, 2016

I found this when searching for more information on my Grandfather. I think that the things said are just beatiful. I never got to meet him but with these comment, I think i get a very small understanding of who he was.

Madeline Guffey
(Granddaughter of Ranger Guffey)

March 19, 2016

Wow, a true hero. Rest in peace Ranger Guffey.

"Blue Lives Matter"

Steve Van Slyke, Police Officer (retired
El Cajon Police Department

January 22, 2016

Never forgotten... Rest easy brother

Chief Michael Gromatzky
Collin College Police Dept.

January 22, 2015

IN HONORE CASORUM
The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

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

January 22, 2015

Forthwith and with great respect I extend a 21 mark to you . /////// /////// /////// You helped protect citizens in The State of Texas . THANK YOU FOR YOUR 18 YEARS OF SERVICE ! R.I.P , SIR !!!

Clements unit CO5 , Amarillo ,TX
TEXAS DEPT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - INSTUTIONAL DIVISION

September 29, 2014

Travis looking at the picture of your dad on here one thing I am sure of is that you, your brothers, and mother were loved by him. Though many years have passed sense that fateful day when your father sacrificed himself so another could live one thing you boys and your children can always know is that your father left a legacy to be proud of and that many of us have never forgot what he did. We do our best to follow in his footsteps everyday, though at times it is some big boots to fill your familiy can also take solice in knowing that your father can rst in peace we got things from here. To the young girl this man saved if you should ever feel any guilt over what happened you don't need to this man of honor when your young and innocent life was threatend by a doer of evil chose to stand tall and say to him no your not gonna do that, I'm not gonna let you. This mans death is not your fault I know he would not blame you, nobody in law enforcment blames you, and I'm am sure his widow and sons do not blame you. You were innocent and you did nothing wrong. RIP brother we got it from here.

LEO in training

January 24, 2012

I never knew this page was up. I did a search because we just had the 25th memorial there in Brady. These are some extremely nice and heartfelt comments by all of you. Thank you for remembering my dad.

Travis Guffey (Son of Ranger Guffey)

January 23, 2012

2 1/2 years before I was born you sacrificed your life for another. When I was to young to understand what true love is I would hear people talk of what you had done only 6 years earlier. Your Wife and Sons have never forgotten you nor have I. Everybody needs a hero and I have always said you are mine. I pray that today your widow and sons are being reminded by God of the happy memories made with you and that he will aswage the anguish they have and replace it with the pride that is there's to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. I will never forget that you gave your life for the betterment of the state of Texas a state I know you loved as much as I do and that should it be neccasary I will gladly be the next to die keeping safe. Rest in Peace brother we got it from here.

LEO in training

January 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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 dimishes respect and you will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. .

Rest In Peace

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

January 22, 2012

I hope I can become half the officer you were RIP BROTHER WE GOT IT FROM HERE

LEO IN TRAINING

December 21, 2011

Ranger Guffey you lived every childs dreams. You are a part of the finest law enforcement agency in the world.

K. Harris
Citizen

January 3, 2010

Rest in peace Ranger and thank you for your service.

gordon hobbs
nc game warden

July 13, 2008

Sir you are truly the definition of a Texas Ranger as a small child I always admired the Texas Rangers and it is because of officers like yourself and your partner that the Texas Rangers are held in such high regard sir u are definitely a hero MAY OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY even this long after your sacrifice

M.J. Tracy

April 25, 2008

Ranger Guffey, I am in awe of your courage. You would make John Wayne blush with admiration. AS a citizen of Texas, I'm grateful that men and women like yourself are protecting my family. Twenty years later, You are not forgotten!

David Goldman
Houston, Texas

April 10, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 5, 2008

Texas will always remember. rest in peace, sir

Vince Hoyt
Texas citizen

February 23, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR LONG AND DEDICATED YEARS OF SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 16, 2008

I just read about you and your partner, Ranger Aycock on the Texas Rangers website. The Rangers were blessed to have had both of you working for them. I hope to shake your hand in heaven one day sir, you are on my list of heroes now.

Rest in Peace and God Bless.

P.S. You will be proud, Ranger Aycock was awarded a second life-saving award eight years later, in a similar situation that resulted in no loss of life, I have no doubt you were looking down, with Jesus beside you.

Michael Roberts
Hopeful Police Officer

January 13, 2007

A hero in the truest sense of the word. This Ranger should be held in the highest of honor.

Anonymous Employee
Fort Worth Police Department

December 30, 2006

bless you sir

December 27, 2005

Ranger Guffey,

I was just in elementry school when you're tragety happened. I have never forgotten the sight of your funeral going by my school in McCulloch County. I used to visit your grave site often. You are a hero through and through.
Rest in peace my brother.

Deputy Jimmy Hill
San Saba Co. Sheriff's Office

November 11, 2005

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