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

This month has always been extremely hard on me and his family.This year marks his 14th Anniversary of his death, and it doesn't get any easier.


**Author Unknown**

Somebody killed a Policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battle field too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your hometown or in mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each rookies side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all,

And A Part Of America Died.

Widow of Officer Guy Gaddis

January 15, 2008

You were a heroe, a dad to be and a husband. i apoligize for the pain that the man that i once called my dad, did this. sorry is not enough but it makes me feel better some how. he hurted your family and killed the chance for me to have a dad. i was only 3, am 18 now. and it still hurts to know that the man that this to you is my dad.

October 19, 2007


You played a tremendous role in our little girl’s life, Bubu. She has now grown into a beautiful young woman. Even though time has passed, she still tears up every time your name is mentioned. As for Stephanie- she is all you, Guy! I not only see your features in her, but your personality as well. Our world is definitely hurting without you! However, it is a good hurt knowing you can continue to police on God’s Watch. Rest-In-Peace Guy! until we meet again…

Federal Agent Ruben Sandovál Sr.
DHS CBP US Border Patrol

October 1, 2007

Our Daughter, Stephanie , is now a teenager, young lady and a true reflection of her Daddy. He will never be forgotten. He will always be alive in our little girl.


Rose Gaddis
Widow of Guy Gaddis

September 5, 2007

Guy, we served together in Desert Storm. I have always remembered how through your wittiness and candid character you were able to keep everyone in the Company smiling even when morale was low. You are remembered today and everyday. Rest peacefully my brother.

Sergeant Greg Lanford
Texas Highway Patrol

June 20, 2007

In the short time I knew you you made a huge impact. Even as a young man you showed a sense of fairness and compassion most never achieve. I remember when we were in the Boy Scouts one summer we were both awarded merit prizes, me for picking up and throwing away every piece of litter I found trying to keep Karankawa clean and you for picking up and turning in my wallet which fell out of my pocket after every step.
I wish we had remained closer as the years passed but I want your family to know how proud me and my family are of you for protecting us all, first as a soldier then as an officer. Rest well, friend, you are forever in our hearts.
For Guy's family, I was only a couple years younger than he was but he had a huge influence on me. I wish you all well and want you to know how special he was.

Matthew Thomas
Childhood Friend

June 11, 2007

You are remembered tonight in New York City, as are those who love you and miss you dearly.

Rest in Peace.

Sgt J Beatty

January 31, 2007



January 31, 2007

God Bless you and our family on this 13th anniversary

Cranford Police Dept (NJ)

January 31, 2007

Continue to keep watch over your daughter who by now is a beautiful teenager. You have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Also, keep watch over those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 31, 2007

Sometimes you get the bad guy and sometimes he
gets you.
The shot that killed you also killed a part of us.
It killed a part of your family, both at work and at home.
It killed your dreams, your hopes, your future.
But it must not kill our determination to make this
world a better place or our will to make a difference.
America's streets must be running red with blood with
all the deaths of leos. Every time I come here to leave
a reflection, I feel like my words get emptier and emptier. I am truly sorry for your loss...a loss too great
for words. A character like you will never be forgotten!
Lynn Kole
Washington State

January 31, 2007

It was an honor to know you. We had a blast together in basic training. God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten brother.

Deputy Charles Culp
Austin Co. Sheriffs Dept.

December 15, 2006

I remember my husband every single day of my life, when I look into the beautiful brown eyes of our daughter Stephanie. I am now married to another wonderful man, but I will always feel blessed just knowing he left me and his family a wonderful gift..a daughter.Thank you all for never letting his memory be forgotten..he truly was and will always be an angel who watches over us every single day.


Rose Gaddis

November 16, 2006

My platoonmate, my driver, my pal. You were the deffinition of 'friend'. No one was more loyal, no one was funnier, no one was more of a character than you. From McRibs and Dr. Peppers to midnight raids of the mess tent in the Saudi desert to 'give the troops a little boost', nothing was beyond you. Being your the best man at your wedding was an honor I'll never forget. You are missed more than I can tell you. Rest in peace my brother.

Trooper Paul J. Bartlett
Massachusetts State Police

September 26, 2006

I too served with Guy at Fort Bliss, Texas. He was a good soldier, policeman, and friend; but when I think of Guy I remember him as a great person whom you could expect to have a good laugh with whenever he was present. He showed everyone how to enjoy life. Rest in Peace my friend.

We have not forgotten you and never will. Thank you for being a part of our lives. God bless you and your family.

Federal Air Marshal Moises Maldonado
Federal Air Marshal Service - Atlanta

September 26, 2006


September 10, 2006

A great friend, comic, officer and soldier. Guy was my roommate while serving in the 978th Military Police Company (El Paso / Ft. Bliss) and a side by side commrade during Desert Storm. Rest in peace my friend. Uncle Fred, Tex, Hambone,Heavy and myself all miss you dearly.

Major Dennis Blankenship
U.S. Customs

September 9, 2006

I knew gaddis when we served together in the 978th M.P. company. Guy was an absolute hoot. He always had a smile.
he kept the arms room in order and even hooked some of us up from time to time with various requests. I too will make sure I search every dirtbag that I put in my squad.
Until we meet again at the roll call in the sky, may you rest in peace.

Deputy Rayburn
Dallas Sheriff and 978th M.P. Company

September 5, 2006

Not to be forgotten, God Bless the Gaddis family on this 12th year of grieving their loss.

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD (Fla)

January 31, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.

September 29, 2004

Officer Guy P. Gaddis, You will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace Brother.


August 29, 2003

God bless, warrior. You lived and died a hero and will never be forgotten. We will continue the fight for you.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

I knew you all to well and miss you dearly. Even now most of what I do, is because of the promise that I made to your wife the day you where laid to rest. I remember it like yesterday and still weep just thinking about it today. I'm just letting you know that I am on my way to becoming a police officer and think about you when I have a big test (penal code, code of criminal procedures) and you give me the strength to get through it. Guy P. Gaddis you are missed very much, but I will never forget you. I hope all officers will learn from your incident. Thank you :)

Cadet, Hernandez
Alvin Community College Law Academy

I never knew you, but I think about you on a nightly basis. Everytime I put a prisoner in the back seat I think about the pictures of the interior of your car and it helps me to remember to make sure I search the turds until I am sure they have no weapon. If nothing else brother, your sacrifice will ensure that no other officer is taken in the same cowardly way again. Thank you, Bro! Until we see finally meet in person on the streets of heaven.

Officer, Houston PD


Sleep well fallen brother and watch over the rest of us...your sacrifice will never be forgotten!


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