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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

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

I'm mexican (unfortunately) and I have felt the sadness and emptiness what the death of a loved may cause. I just can't imagine the pain this idiot caused to Gaddis family, but you (Tamayo) and your loved ones now will feel just the same you did, how does it feel?, God bless you Guy and your family.

George Waters

January 22, 2014

My heart hurts after reading the tragic end of a POLICE OFFICER. So many have died in the line of duty.
To mention a fallen officer is an honor.
But what about the ones he left behind?
His wife, his unborn Child, now 10 yrs.old. His parents and friends and all those people who he touched?
No one shows any mercy for them!
Unfortunately, Guy is no longer with us.
Al of those people that are demanding mercy and raising money for Tamayo's defense, would be better off supporting Guy's survivors: his family.

Pablo Lozada (fallen officer's brother)

January 22, 2014

Mexico is fighting the execution. I strongly agree, he was found guilty he must die. Now a few of our politicians are being "punked" because one feels that it could cause a threat to our citizens abroad. Maybe so, but what would happen to us if committed a capitol crime like murder a Sworn Officer of the law in their country?

A J Watkins Master Plt (Prior)
Reidsville PD

January 21, 2014

To stay the execution on a technicality is atrocious, there is not question of guilt in this case. RIP Officer Gaddis, thank you for your Brave service to our country and to my beloved state.

US Marines

January 21, 2014

I am also Mexican born, and I say make an example of this scum. We can only hope that criminals of similar or worse crimes seal the same fate. It sickening how they plea for forgiveness after committing such violent crimes. They are scum, kill each and one of them.

U.S Army

January 20, 2014

Today i was listening to a mexican radio station and they we're talking about supporting Tamayo. Well here is my opinion, I'm mexican, i don't see why they should be support. I'm sorry but he took a father,, husband, son and friend away. Im not in favor of death penalty but im not in favor of criminals either. While all this people is trying to raise money to help tamayo's family we have people who really needs it and they don't get it. Its sad see people ehycoming from Mexico and being criminals instead of working and helping who they left behind. We still ask ourselves ehy we're not being liked. Well lets thank people like tamayo.


January 17, 2014

my son a HPD officer also died in the line of duty

Police Officer
Guy P. Gaddis left a widow and his relatives mum & dad
Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, January 31, 1994

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Tamayo is a native of Mazatlan, in the Mexican state of Morelos, who was convicted of the January 1994 murder of Houston police office Guy P. Gaddis.

Last month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrote a letter to Texas Gov. Rick Perry and state Attorney General Greg Abbott, saying that the execution could have serious diplomatic repercussions.

If you commit this kind of despicable crime in Texas, you will be held accountable to our laws, including the maximum punishment."

I’m a retired HPD retired in Mexico
I don’t like to see people die no matter what the circumstances are.
Here in Mexico soldiers shoot zetas and other bad hombres while in custody
And almost nothing is said. There is no death penalty in this country
So you pay out in the streets one way or another
I can’t see what’s all the commotion’s is about he killed a person in cold blood,. The officer never had a chance to say good-by to his love ones.
We hear all his relatives are coming over to bid him good-by before his execution
While he was in custody he killed in cold blood and thought nothing of it, now the rooster has come to roost!
I say let Satan sort this kind of people out~

PS. What say you?
Frank Cantu’

F.Cantu retired HPD officer
a fellow officer

January 16, 2014

As a Mexican citizen i am following the story of the execution day of the person who killed Mr. Gaddis, just a few days for the execution they are gathering signitures to stop this day, then i ran in to this web site while searching for the story on what happend. while i am Reading the comments of the persons who knew him, especially the most important person who didnt had the chance to meet him, i break out in tears and hope at least justice be done, in this case they arent second chances, he must pay the ultimate Price for his actions, no mather if hes mexican or not, he hurt deeply the lifes of his family and community, rest in peace mr. Gaddis and my prayers to his family, sincerly . Fernando


January 14, 2014

So many memories of Guy. A life cut to short. He is now an angel watching over us all. May your family, friends and loved ones find peace with your passing and may justice be served in a few weeks.

Proud wife of a HPD officer
High school Friend

January 8, 2014

I came to now this sad story through the news of the incoming execution of the convicted killer of officer Guy Giddins.the circumstances in wich officer Guy lost his life makes him a hero to me.even though I live in California I throughly appreciate the sacrifices made by individuals that make their living taking care of you,Me and our Families.My heart goes with His relatives for their tremendous loss.


January 2, 2014

Guy was easily the funniest, most caring person I have ever met. I have so many stories about him that tell just how caring he was and I often share them with friends. Guy and I were in the Boy Scouts of America and he always knew just what to do or say to cheer you up or make you laugh. I don't think he realized just how much I appreciated him making me laugh.

The year before we lost him, I ran into Guy with my mom and and new wife and after talking a few minutes, he pulled me aside and "did that thing" he always did that was sure to get a laugh. I treasure that the last interaction I had with him resulted in me walking away wiping the tears from my eyes from laughing so hard.

Thank you Guy for making such a huge impact on my life.

I love and miss you, brother.

Dorian Strickland
Childhood Friend

December 26, 2013

Justice will be served 1/22/2014. Thank you for your service & prayers for your family.

Liz Brown

December 24, 2013

I sit here today and read these reflections and smile. Since I last posted in 2007 so much has changed in our state and our nation, the world really. I wonder how different it would be with you in it. You are missed, Guy. To Rose, I don't know how often you view this page but please know that your husband was loved and respected by all those who knew him. For Stephanie, your dad was one of the finest individuals I have met. He was selfless and giving. He always had a spark to him and was a natural born leader. For Mr. and Mrs. Gaddis...thank you for sharing your boy with us, however briefly. My father, James Thomas, passed away a few years back. In the final year of his life we spent quite a bit of time reflecting on his past. Whenever we got to talking about our time with Troop 404 he inevitably started telling "Guy stories" and it always made him smile. Your son was a beacon. He is still a strong light in my life and the lives of all these others he touched along the way. May God bless you all and bring you the peace you deserve.

Matthew A. Thomas
Childhood Friend

December 18, 2013

My fondest memories from childhood, will always the playing football on Mr Atkins empty lot. We tackled each other thousands of times. Wish we could play one more game.

SSG Tracy L. Stephens
United States Army, childhood friend

December 6, 2013

Guy when i heard of your untimely death i was saddened to have gotton the news on TV. I attended school in Pearland with you and you were a character. Always nice to me. Never will or have forgotton you. Bless you and your family.

no rank just a friend from school Ida Go
friend at school

November 6, 2013

Hello sir,

I never met you , however i felt obligated to send this message. Im just a citizen of houston, and I am forever thankful for the sacrfices police officers make every time they go to work. GOD bless you and the people you left behind. It brought tears to my eyes knowing that you never met your daughter. RIP!

Anthony Chime

October 18, 2013

Guy, the scum that shot you will finally get to see what hell looks like on January 22nd, 2014. I will be there in Huntsville when he finally gets put down. This is past over due! Rest in Peace Brother, you will never be forgotten!

Deputy Chuck Culp
Chambers Co. Sheriffs Dept.

October 1, 2013


The low life that took your life finally has an execution date. You are not forgotten and may you rest in peace.


September 17, 2013

Rip brother

Police Ofiicer B.A Gaddis
Baltimore county police

July 18, 2013

Dear Guy,

I remember you being at our house almost every day, making all of us laugh and helping us see the humor in life and whatever problems we may have had. I remember when you dressed up like Santa Claus for the school. I remember when you went to the Houston Safety Council to take your safety classes to be a policeman. You wanted that so was the only career you ever wanted and I always knew you would be a good one.
I found this site about ten minutes ago. I was thinking of you and searched your name on a whim. I'm so glad I did. I never got to tell you how very special you were to me. I love you and miss you.

Your dad was so excited and happy when he found out you were on the way. I know he's watching over you and is so proud of you.
I'm the step sister of his best friend Matt. I loved your dad like a brother.

Megan Morris

July 2, 2013

Hi Guy, I remember when you were just a little tyke and how Uncle Russell tortured you and your brothers by making you give him back rubs all the time, I remember being at the shore house and having so much fun at the beach and I remember when we took you deep sea were you (green around the gills) not sure how many time you threw up but I wasn't far behind you lol...Your family loves you, misses you and your gigantic smile and funny humor! We ran in Washington a couple years ago for you and all the fallen heroes and God willing we will be there again this year. Love you Guy and miss you always! You are a true HERO!

Joyce Gottlick

April 29, 2013

Hi Dad,
I never really knew about this website until I found it, all these people have such beautiful things to say about you. I wish I got the chance to meet you. I might not be able to say I miss you, but I can say I love you with everything that I am. Even without you being here, you have made sure me and my mom are taken care of. You have also provided me with a wonderful opportunity to make something of myself. I graduated from high school about a year ago, and now I'm going to college to become a nurse. I love hearing stories about you. Everyone says I remind them of you, I have your eyes. I have dreams about you all the time, those are my favorite dreams. I met this guy dad, I'm so in love with him, he treats me really good, Mom really likes him. I hope you're looking down on me, and proud of the daughter you created. Houston made this beautiful memorial for you it was on the news a few months back. You were a very honorable man, and I can tell that you were such a beautiful person. I look at pictures of you all the time, you always had a smile on your face. Whenever I'm having a bad day I like to talk to you, because I know you're always listening to me. I know I can overcome anything, because you're are always by my side protecting me. I love you so much daddy, and thank you for everything.

Love your daughter,
Stephanie Gaddis

March 22, 2013

Oh my dear Guy,
Its bubu. There are just so many things i want ro say to you. I wish you were here. I miss you so much!!!! Stephanie is ao beautiful she reminds me of you. Always smiling and happy :). I won't forget you. I remember when you and Rosie got married at our house in el paso, and how we all danced the whole night and Bartlett was having the greatest time. Those were gteat memories. I still have the letters you wrote to me when you were in Saudi. I use to sit with Rosie and write you letters. Its hard to believe i was 10 then, and here i am now 30. I am getting married Guy. The man i am marrying ia a police officer in Arizona. You were a huge part of my life and i miss you evwryday. I have my talks with Rosie and we talk about you. All the good times and how much we miss you. You would be so proud of Steph. I cant believe she is 18 already and she has graduated from high school. :).
I Love you so much, and miss you, this month and this day is the hardest. It hasnt gotten any easier. I love you Guy,

Christine (little bubu)
family Rosie and Stephanie

January 31, 2013

Heroes live forever, Officer Gaddis, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 31, 2013

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