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Sergeant Gregory Phillip Howard

Floyd County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, December 16, 1994

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Reflections for Sergeant Gregory Phillip Howard

Working with Greg (hair bag), Mark W., Dana, Tom E., Mark H., Danny, Howard, Randall and many others was a highlight in my life. FCPD showed me what true friends are.

Greg this world is a better place because of you!

Rick Daffron
Formerly FCPD - 1561

May 28, 2020

Sgt. Howard,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Floyd County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 16, 2019

Sgt Greg Howard was one of Floyd countys important lawmen, in the respect that he was fair and professional in his duties with the department. my contact with Sgt Howard was favorable,and informative, when i needed legal advice,during an incident that required an officer present. he was the one dispatched to my location, and was very helpful. this was a lawman who worked in the spirit- as well as the letter of the law, depending on the circumstance, and that is what makes each officer valuable to the department, as well as the community. a favorite with the citizens..he is missed by everyone who ever knew him.. Floyd county is a better place for all due to his tireless efforts to serve and protect.

Citizen at large

January 27, 2013

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Howard. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 30, 2012

I knew Gregg all of his life. We were only five months apart in age. He was my first cousin and the closest thing to a brother that I ever had. He was an adorable little boy who grew into a marvelous man. He would be so, so very proud of his daughter, who was 11 when he died, and would cherish his two granddaughters so much. I will never forget hearing from his mother over the phone that he had been killed, then having to tell my mother what had happened. He will never be forgotten. I will never truly comprehend the grief of his parents over the loss of their only child. But, as his daughter, Amanda, has said, we will see him again. And he is with his Mimi, Grandma and Grandpa Howard, and all of his other cousins, aunts, and uncles who have gone on before us. I truly miss him at each Thanksgiving when our family gathers.

Jean Haney Weed

December 11, 2011

Oh how touched I am. I just came across this page while googling his name. I don't know how many people have seen this page before me but it completely changes my world that more people know about him. He was my father, my daddy, and a great one. He was not a perfect man but in my eyes he was and still is a hero. He loved his job and truly felt like he made this county different. Thank you to those who have left a comment, some of you truly understand and for that I am more comforted. That was truly the darkest day in my life as well. Officer Battle and Sgt. Stewart, thank you for all that you do. My family and my life were blessed by how the department came together to see that I was raised properly, no matter how tough the love. I will forever be a policeman's daughter. I am so proud to say that. I will see him again one day soon and visions of that day really keep me pressing on. Time does go on and the hurt is still there, but knowing that our country is still being protected by these good men, like my daddy is a comforting thing. Furthermore, that they are recognized for it. None of you are paid enough for what you do nor are you properly rewarded for putting your life on the line day in and day out.

Until we meet again. Miss you.

Amanda Howard Waits

September 7, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifteenth 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you, especially your family. The hurt of losing a beloved never goes away and both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 16, 2009

Greg it has been 14 years today since you left us. It was at 2002 hrs. when the call came in that you were down. That time will always be etched in my mind. That was the darkest day of my life. You were my partner and my friend. You will never be forgotten brother. Rest in peace.

K-9 Officer Battle
Euharlee Police Dept.

December 16, 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

December 26, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 7, 2007

You were best known for your contributions to the safety and well being of those you were around. you always will be remembered as a champion of the are remembered for being some of floyd county's great lawmen, who strived to be part of a greater good!.you are greatly missed by all. floyd county has lost one of its great sons, and your legacy will always live on. many of your standards are still in place today. thank you. and godspeed to you sgt.howard!.

brian p. furlong

February 17, 2006

Sergeant Howard,
I was married on this very day of your passing. I come here often and read the reflections of fallen officers. Why? So that I will always remember what you and the other officers gave so we could live in a safer world. I hope it affects others as it does myself, and we can all learn to respect and treat each other with kindness. You did not die in vain. We do appreciate what you gave for us.


October 18, 2005



March 31, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

December 16, 2004

God Bless our protectors. With love and appreciation for your diligent services,

friend of Corporal Joey Cushman
Arlington PD, Texas
E.O.W. 6-7-01

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