Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Guy Patrick Gaddis

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, January 31, 1994

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Reflections for Police Officer Guy Patrick Gaddis

18 years, it still feels like yesterday. I miss you more today than I did the day you were taken away. I've lost touch over the years but I still think of Rose and Steph daily, I'm sure she is a beautiful young lady today.

Paul May, Chief of Police
Houston PD (retired) / Cimarron NM PD

January 31, 2013

Hey Brother, just sitting here at work thinking about you as I and so many other people do. Rest in Peace brother, you will never be forgotten!

Deputy Charles Culp
Chambers County Sheriffs Dept.

December 20, 2012

i will always remember the good times and friendship we had while attending HPD cadet class #148. i loved your sense of humor and the smile you always had on your face. you're always in my thoughts.....PEACE to you and your family.

John F. Lunsford, Crime Scene Detective
Baytown Police Dept.

December 4, 2012

I will never forget you my brother of HPD Cadet class 148, my co-worker and friend from Southwest Patrol. Hardly a day goes by that I don't think of you and your sacrafice. You are missed. I often think of Rosa and Stephanie and wonder how she is doing. I know Rosa is raising her in your shadow. Until we all come for that final roll call I will keep the faith.

Charles Warren former Sr Police Officer
Houston Police Department

August 19, 2012

Rest in peace Brother! You are not forgotten!

Officer Don Harris
USFS Law Enforcement

May 10, 2012

R I P will always be remembered and never forgotten.......

K Brooks
Houston Police

April 25, 2012

I had the honor of serving with Guy while we were both assigned to FT Bliss, TX. When we at the unit heard the news of his death, several members of the 978th MP Co and myself loaded in my van and drove non-stop to Houston to pay our respects to his family, and to honor his service in the Army and to his community.
Another bright light in this world taken to soon. His humor is sorely missed. RIP my brother.

SFC (Ret) Joe Leonard
Friend & fellow soldier

February 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th 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 diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family in in my heart's embrace today.

Rose, thank you for sharing your devotion to your beloved Guy. My son also left an expectant wife and my daughter-in-law is like yourself in that she is an amazing mom who from day one has taught my grandson to love and respect his daddy.

Rest In Peace, Guy.

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

January 31, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Gaddis. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 31, 2012

I can't believe Steph is 16 already! You truely left me a precious gift Guy. I cant imagine my life without her. She's beautiful, smart and very caring. We did good Guy!

Rose Crittenden
widow of Guy Gaddis

September 22, 2010

I remember all the fun times~ How you always wanted to make us laugh! How handsome you were. How you where so sweet and caring. I remember your sweet tenderlove for my best friend Rose. I miss you so much. I think of you daily. Everytime a police car drives by I say a prayer for the officer inside and remember all that you did to protect me Guy. I love you and wish you were here. When I hear "You are my sunshine" it makes me cry. You are so missed by so many people that loved you and still love you.

God Blessed Your family with Steph and she is the most precious gift you ever gave to Rose.

Your in my heart forever and ever,
I Love You,
Kim Wood Goodwin


April 10, 2010

Served with you in the 401st MP Company. I cant believe this had happened to you. RIP brother, I hope the family you left behind is doing well despite this. I also hope the POS who did this to you pays.

Cpl Mark Crissinger
Charlotte County S.O. (Fl)

February 14, 2010

You will never be forgotten, you are one of Houston's fallen heroes Guy. Thank you again for your service and as each anniversary passes my thoughts and prayers for your family only get stronger. God Bless you Guy and God Bless all who protect and serve.

Liz Hernandez , friend of Rose

January 31, 2010

It's 0224 right now, and I'm in my 3rd week back on nights. I,ve been a solo officer here 25 years. I remember when Guy was killed, the first officer ever slain that I know of here in Bellaire. Guy was transporting his prisoners through the City of Bellaire, and was shot while driving s/b on Chimney Rock Rd. There is a memorial on Chimney Rock here in Bellaire dedicated to Guy, I pass it often while on patrol. Tonight, I lit it up with my spotlight, and it shined bright back at me. I left my spotlight on, and stopped to pull some grass away from the stone marker bearing your name. I never met you, but felt you with me right then. I believe in angels, having had some close calls over the years. I felt compelled to pull over and type this message, sitting here in my unit. GOD bless you Guy, and your family. Thank you for your service,and thank you for watching over us all. 301

John S. King
Bellaire PD

August 6, 2009

Your still and always in our hearts. We pray Rose, Stephanie and your family. God Bless you and all our law enforcement all over this big country of ours.

Liz Hernandez
Friend of Rose Gaddis

January 31, 2009

I knew Guy from my time at Fort Bliss and the Gulf War. He was a phenomenal person and was an inspiration for me and many others. He always was able to get a laugh out of you and kept you in good spirits during bad times. I am truly honored to have served in combat with him and we all miss him dearly. I would love to hear from Paul Bartlett or his widowed wife, Rose. I work for the McKinney Police Department in Texas now and my email is [email protected].

Sam Day
McKinney Police Department

August 15, 2008

Gaddis was a Soldier that would go the extra mile to assist another. I will always remember him as the happy to help lets get it done type of guy. No complaints. We really lost a good one.

MSG Grady, Jay
978th MP CO 89-92

April 30, 2008


God has a positive answer:


You say: "It's impossible"
God says: All things are possible
(Luke 18:27)

You say: "I'm too tired"
God says: I will give you rest
(Matthew 11:28-30)

You say: "Nobody really loves me"
God says: I love you
(John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 )

You say: "I can't go on"
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

You say: "I can't figure things out"
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5- 6)

You say: "I can't do it"
God says: You can do all things
(Philippians 4:13)

You say: "I'm not able"
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)

You say: "It's not worth it"
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28 )

You say: "I can't forgive myself"
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say: "I can't manage"
God says: I will supply all your needs
(Philippians 4:19)

You say: "I'm afraid"
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
(II Timothy 1:7)

You say: "I'm always worried and frustrated"
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)

You say: "I'm not smart enough"
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)

You say: "I feel all alone"
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
(Hebrews 13:5)

Ofc. Gaddis you will always be remembered. Rosie may God keep giving you the strengh to go on.


February 21, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 13, 2008

Officer Gaddis, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service not only to our country but for serving on the Houston Police Dept. May the Archangel Michael surround your loved ones and give them peace. God Bless. Always Angie

Friend of Liz Hernandez

January 31, 2008

You will always be in our hearts, we girls have lost touch with Rose but you, Rose and Stephanie and your parents are always rememered in mind and hearts. Thanks for serving our streets. Love, Jeanette

Jeanette Sierra
friend of wife Rose

January 30, 2008

You will always be remembered and thank you for your service.

Pauline Martinez
Sister of friend of wife Rose

January 28, 2008

There are times i think about you and my friend. i want to let you know that you are missed. The beat has lost a good protector but has a good one in heaven.

Catherine Carrera
friend of his wife Rose

January 26, 2008

please know you are still in my heart, even though i have lost contact w/rose, you will forever be in my heart and stephanie and your parents.thank you for your service in the gulf war and protecting our streets.

Liz Hernandez
friend of his wife Rose

January 25, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

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