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Police Officer Gregory A. Hauser

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, May 13, 1990

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Reflections for Police Officer Gregory A. Hauser

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
Sergeant
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

October 17, 2007

I was working in the 025 district that fateful day and was working the same beat car on the preceding shift. I came in a bit late at the end of the watch and handed Greg and Ray the keys to the car.

I think of them both often. They were great men and great cops.

As an aside, the following day was Mother's Day and as Grag lived in the district they had planned on having dinner at the Hauser residence later that evening.

A tragedy on several fronts, to say the least. God bless them their souls!

GS

Former P.O. Gene Scaramella
Chicago P.D.

May 6, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

January 20, 2007

You were my Friend but more like my Brother. For a short time in 014, I, because of you, became THE POLICE and learned to fear no one. The years have not eased the loss of your wit,your humor or you friendship. Rest in Peace my Brother, till we meet again at the Gate of Heaven.

Officer George Olifer
CPD (ret)

December 15, 2005

RIP IN PEACE MY DEAR BROTHER GREG. YOU WERE A GOOD MAN. YOU ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON YOU. MAY OUR LORD ALWAYS BE AT YOUR SIDE.

DETECTIVE Mike
CHICAGO P.D.

December 14, 2005

Brother Hauser,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Respectfully,
You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables Law Enforcement Motorcycle

December 2, 2005

It's hard to belive that it has been 15yrs. I was a officer in the Gang Crime North Section on that night,I was assigned with my partner P.O. Frank Ortiz to the 25th dist. we did not know you or P.O. Kilroy,we just knew you were in need of help and we went,after several hours of searching yards and houses my partner and I found the offender under a porch several blocks away,I always thought I would have to shoot this ofender if he was found by me,but as I pointed my gun at him and told him to freeze, he gave up as the coward that he is/was. sorry I just wanted the family to know we all did the best that night to bring in this coward.

P.O. Harold Bone
Chicago Police Dept.

June 26, 2005

It was a pleasure serving with you and learning from you. It was a nightmare when I walked into that garage that night on Mother's Day in 1990. To see you and Ray laying on the ground in that garage was so unreal to me. Feeling so helpless as I held onto to you before you left us. I did all I could that night.
I miss talking to you and playing golf with you. Thanks for all you did for me, it has helped me very much in my career. Till we meet up again when my tour is over.

Sgt. Rich Kearney
Chicago Police Department

May 8, 2005

In your honorable memory.

(Former) Deputy Sheriff Johann Bayer
(Former) Kane County Sheriff's Department

January 13, 2005

GOD BLESS YOU.YOU WILL NEVER BE
FORGOTTEN.

P.O.
CPD

May 12, 2004

Rest in peace.

Dep. Eric Thoresen
Marion County Sheriffs Office

December 6, 2003

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