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

Justice was served today. Officer Gaddis will never be forgotten.

citizen
Florida

January 22, 2014

it is done. Your eternal peace may now begin sir. Your killer has finally faced his final judgement.

Kathy Alvarez
COPS

January 22, 2014

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,
to his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your town or 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 new rookie's side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all,
and a part of America died

Trooper G. Myers
Retired Trooper

January 22, 2014

God bless your family Guy. It was truly an honor knowing you! Your name is on a plaque that I look at everyday... I will never forget you! I was proud to be your classmate at the academy! Your smile was contagious!

I believe you are one of God's angels in heaven! Keep up the good fight for all of us and keep your wings around your family as they face the challenges today! NO ONE will ever forget you!!!!

Senior Police Officer Tracy Campbell
Houston Police Department Class #148

January 22, 2014

Praying for closure for Rose, Stephanie and the Gaddis family. May it finally be over and they can finally lead a life without hearing that monster's name. Rest in peace Guy.

Liz Hernandez
friend of family

January 22, 2014

I just want to say that finally JUSTICE was served...i believe that people like Tamayo should serve the death penalty. Just cuz they dont have any fellings for what they do...i believe that everyone that kills should pay and be convicted with the death penalty....
Thank god that Texas has a dead penalty for all those scums that want to do something stupid might think about it twice...and for the family of Officer Guy Gaddis God bless yall always and forever...Rest In Peace Officer Guy Gaddis...thank you for the hard work you did in our state...god bless you...

veronica Galarz

January 22, 2014

May Justice be served. Prayers to the family

Patti Artavia
Sister of HPD Officer

January 22, 2014

Ciertamente si el hombre lo asesino, es justo que sea sentenciado a pena de muerte, y ojalá en México también se pongan las pilas, y exijan que el policia que mato a un inmigrante incluso en territorio mexicano, sufra la misma pena que Edgar, porque no creo que por ser un inmigrante le de el derecho al maldito racista de asesinar al joven.

Sr Justicia
Justice everywhere

January 22, 2014

I deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved, I hope you could find quick resignation and peace.

anonymous
none

January 22, 2014

RIP Brother, As Mrs. Clark stated... "May Justice be served today"

SGT Charlie K. Free
Former Member of 978th MP Company (Served w/ Officer Gaddis)

January 22, 2014

I was a young mom and HPD Officers wife the day Officer Gaddis was killed. I am so proud of my husband and all HPD Officers. I only wish Guy and his family could have had a different story of his life. I have followed this story for 20 years and it still chills me to the bone. I am happy this day has finally come. God Bless The Gaddis family and May Guy continue to watch and protect over you.

Christie
Wife

January 22, 2014

En Estados Unidos,,, el que la hace la paga,, y desgraciadamente es lo que pasar con Tamayo,,, es culpable y tiene que pagar,, ojala aqui en Mexico hubiera esta clase de decisions,,,, god bless America,, god bless Guy Family

Emilio
someone

January 22, 2014

rest in peace my brother.
I was just a little boy when we lost you, and now as a man... im in the academy getting ready to become an officer... you, along with all of our other fallen... will be in my mind and heart... I will dedicate my service to you all.
Man may escape justice here on earth... but none will evade the justice of our all mighty god.

r.i.p. Officer Gaddis. my prayers to you and your family.

Cadet B. Lugo
HCC Police Academy Class 13c

January 22, 2014

I just found this page.. I will forever pray for Stephanie & Rose & the rest of the Gaddis Family!!!
Guy I have a lot of love & respect for you!!!
You & Rose were one of the sweetest people I have ever met!!!
I have a lot of memories in the short time we were neighbors!!!
Both my sons Rudy & Manuel loved you very much!!!
Joe & I Both love & appreciate all the kindness you both showed us & our sons!!!
You truly are a HERO!! You will be FOREVER LOVED & MISSED!!
Stephanie your Dad Truly was an amazing Person!! He was SO PROUD WHEN HE FOUND OUT HE & your MOM WAS EXPECTING!!!
I KNOW HE IS AN ANGEL WATCHING OVER YOU BOTH!!!
You will never be forgotten!!!
Rose if you get a chance come by we still live on Gillen ;)
Stephanie I would love to meet you!!!
Love Always ♥️

Anna Guzman
Neighbor / Friend

January 22, 2014

I come from a law enforcement family, San Antonio Police Dept). I am also prior law enforcement, and am Hispanic. I don't feel any compassion for Tamayo, nor his family. If i could i would be in Huntsville, cheering on his execution. IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE WAY, OUR COUNTRY DEALS WITH KILLERS, THEN STAY THE **** OUT OF IT. Rest in peace, thank you for your service in the service and in Houston.

Ms.Garcia

January 22, 2014

Prayers to your family today. You all are in our prayers.

Margaret M.

January 22, 2014

I hope and pray Governor Perry doesn't succumb to the pressure. Hopefully justice will be served today. God bless you and you family. "Blessed are the Peacekeepers, for they shall be call children of God."

SPO John Huston
Houston PD

January 22, 2014

I hope and pray that your family find peace after justice is served later today.

R Carroll
North Carolina

January 22, 2014

You are remembered.

Police Officer
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

January 22, 2014

I'm Mexican, and I think the official Guy P. Gaddis had a short life, and his death was senseless.

Mr. Tamayo he committed a crime and should definitely pay that penalty.

A Family Guy Gaddis official wish your heart be at peace.

To the family of Mr. Tamayo seek peace in your heart and you must not share the blame for their actions. Tamayo with his actions came to this point of no return for years ripped a life and death but I do not return, somehow closes a cycle.

juan luis
NO RELATIONSHIP

January 22, 2014

RIP Officer Gaddis. I hope that Justice is served today despite the slight opposition. Tears flowed when I read the reflections on here, especially from your daughter... You are one of countless many that have died heroes... God Bless...

Mrs. Sarah J. Haney
Private concerned citizen

January 22, 2014

May justice be served today, you & your family are in my prayers.

Mrs. Clark
HPD Widow

January 22, 2014

I just finished reading all of these posts and feel that truly the world lost a wonderful person the night that this tragedy, no murder took place. I am appalled that our secretary of state (never thought much of the man to begin with - his military service record is shameful - him for secretary of state is a joke) would speak up for the man who did this. It is overwhelmingly sad to me that such a wonderful man lost his life for doing his duty and serving his community by being shot in the back of his head. I feel the state of Texas has supported this person long enough. May God have mercy on his soul but I have no problem with the state ending his life.

No rank. Just a concerned citizen
USA Citizen speaking up for Justice

January 22, 2014

Here in Mexico everyone on the news talk about this day, the execution of Tamayo and the needing of help for him and his family, also the talking about the diplomatic repercussions this case has, but the thing is that every person needs no matter what: JUSTICE. And as it has been proved if he is guilty, he needs to pay by law.

God bless Guy´s family and friends, and blessings come to you

Ana Arellano
NA

January 22, 2014

I worked with Guy at Beechnut and he was always a pleasure to be around. You have been missed and will never be forgotten. Like many, I will never forget the day you were taken from us. Many of your brothers and sisters will be in Huntsville today to support your family. RIP brother until we meet again.

Todd Young, Sr. Police Officer
Houston Police Dept

January 22, 2014

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