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Chief of Police William Luther Gulledge

Midland City Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, October 25, 1970

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Reflections for Chief of Police William Luther Gulledge

Rest in peace glass boy

Carson loveless

February 6, 2024

Chief Gulledge,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Midland City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 25, 2020

Rest in peace Chief of Police Gulledge.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 30, 2020

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 26, 2010

Hey unc,,,you were on my mind, wanted to drop by and show some respect is all... Billy, and his wife came by a few months ago, you'd be proud of him buddy,,he is a fine man. I do pray your Soul is with the Good Lord, I'll see you there,,maybe we can swap a few stories?
Family Love, and an Officers Salute to you.......

Sgt. John L Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia Co. Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

March 27, 2009

RIP.You will not be forgotten.


October 31, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 13, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service


October 20, 2007

Rest in Peace, Chief Gulledge. Your sacrifice if not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 26, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gulledge family on this anniversary of Chief William Gulledge's death.

May God comfort and keep you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery P.D.

October 24, 2006

Uncle Luther, I only knew you by the stories I have heard from my Daddy. He said you were a very good Officer. I was told that you always showed much pride in your work, and kept your Uniform as Honorable as it should be. I was 4 when you died Uncle, but your memory will always live forever in the hearts of those that knew you, and knew of you. Well Done, now rest easy, your shift on earth is over.
Sgt. John L. Gulledge Retired
Escambia County Sheriff's Office
Pensacola FL.

Sgt. John L. Gulledge
My great Uncle Luther

October 14, 2006



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