Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police George Lee Lashley

Gibsonville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 1973

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Reflections for Chief of Police George Lee Lashley

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 30, 2020

Thank-you Officer Zambito. I finished my career as a Nurse for the N.C. Department of Correction after many previous years as an ER Nurse. Chief Lashley was my Cousin, but more like a Big Brother. We grew up together across the street from each other. They asked me if I wanted them to move his murderer to another facility because we had the infirmary for the region where he was housed and it was possible he could end up at our prison. I told them no. I told them I would love to look him in the eye and tell him, "You haven't seen these green eyes since June 30, 1973." G.L. (what family called him because his Father was George T.)and I both have green eyes as do all of our children. Of course I told them if he passed out, they'd have to take care of him. That never occurred. Through the prison grapevine I was told he was proud he killed a cop. One of our officers had previously worked at the prison where he was housed. He died at Central Prison in Raleigh in 2013. And like my favorite line from the movie A Time to Kill, "I hope he burns in Hell."

Gone but not forgotten.
JKY

June 30, 2019

Thank-you Officer Zambito. I finished my career as a Nurse for the N.C. Department of Correction. They asked me if I wanted them to move his murderer to another facility because we had the infirmary for the region where he was housed and it was possible he could end up at our prison. I told them no. I told them I would love to look him in the eye and tell him, "You haven't seen these green eyes since June 30, 1973." G.L. and I both have green eyes as do all of our children. Of course I told them if he passed out, they'd have to take care of him. That never occurred. Through the prison grapevine I was told he was proud he killed a cop. One of our officers had previously worked at the prison where he was housed. He died at Central Prison in Raleigh in 2013. And like my favorite line from the movie A Time to Kill, "I hope he burns in Hell."

Gone but not forgotten.
JKY

June 30, 2019

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

July 4, 2015

my mother was related to officer lashley,her name was loretta lee lashley.she was saddened by this.i was seven when this happened.after all these years even i remember a fallen officer and a relative.to his family,im so sorry for your loss.maybe we can connect.my name is joe caldwell many relatives in nc.my mom was from greensboro and my dad from charlotte.my moms mom was iris lashley.

joe caldwell
cousin

February 23, 2015

I hope that Shannon,Andria and Scott will take a small bit of comfort in knowing I have not forgotten.I worked with George's wife Pat, your Mom and knew you kids well.I will never forget getting that news about this most tragic time.I cannot express any words that could explain how that day and the days that were ahead for your Mother would be so hard.I will never forget.

Friend who was there.Pat Lambert

February 22, 2014

I miss you so much not a day goes by that i dont think about you and now my boys are grown i set my goals to follow your foot steps love you

scott lashley
son

November 20, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 17, 2012

I miss you dearly...your baby daughter


Daughter

April 17, 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
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

December 26, 2007

I worked for George on the Troy Police Department and was also from Lexington just as he was. George was a great person to work with and for, he had the professionalism and demeanor to be a police officer. It saddened me to hear the sad manner in which he died but he did so doing his job as expected. I will always have fond memories of George and will one day walk the beat with him again.

Take care brother,

Ken

Ken Kepley, Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Prisons

July 11, 2006

Rest in peace Sir.

June 30, 2006

MY BROTHER, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. A HERO FOR SURE. YOU SERVED WELL.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

June 30, 2004

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