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Corporal Gregory A. May

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, January 19, 1986

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Reflections for Corporal Gregory A. May

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

January 19, 2021

34 years ago yesterday I was working day shift in the Southwestern District, Baltimore Maryland. I was a patrol sergeant in this district and upon hearing the news we conducted a search for Trooper 3 event thought we were told it was missing in Anne Arundel County. As the heavy fog started to lift in the area the wreckage was spotted in one of the heavy wooded hills next to Hilton Parkway. I was the first Sergeant on scene with a few officers who had already made it to the crash scene. I was the one who pulled the pilot from the downed Bell Ranger with the guidance of the TIS officers and Baltimore Fire Department on scene. I will always remember this day.

Sergeant Tom Joyce, Retired, BPD
Baltimore Police Department

January 20, 2020

Rest in peace Corporal May.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 20, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 19, 2019


I can still recall how you always sat in that same familiar position in the auditorium TV class. You always seemed reserved but friendly. I remember the day after your crash, as I learned of your passing. Such a shock to hear that news. Twenty-eight years later, while I was "browsing" in the neighborhood, I thought I'd stop by to say "hello". You are still remembered.

Carol Findley, friend

December 21, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

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

January 19, 2012

Rest in peace.


January 19, 2011

Cpl. May,
Even though it's been 24 years, you are still remembered. I would just like to say thank you to you and your co-pilot for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Maryland. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 20, 2010

Thinking of you this month as 24 year anniversary of your death approaches. But think of you often as you were a great guy!!


January 13, 2010

"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

February 18, 2008



January 11, 2008

Remembering you today and always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

January 19, 2007

Thank you for your service and dedication. Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

November 6, 2006

Rest in peace

December 25, 2004

Rest in Peace will never be forgotten


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