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Deputy Sheriff George Stewart Maynard

McDowell County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, September 8, 1977

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff George Stewart Maynard

I am still in search for any relatives of my brother Tracy. His father was George Maynard, but he never knew him. Tracy is now 51 and I would like to get some family history for him. You can find me on face book under Stephanie Benach Graham.

Stephanie Graham
Tracy- Son of George Maynard aged 51

October 24, 2022

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)

September 8, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Maynard.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 7, 2020

George Maynard is the father to my half brother Tracy. He is 47 years old and I am trying to find some of his family on his fathers side. Some people may not even know about Tracy, but he was born February 1971. If you have any information please email me.

[email protected]
Tracy- son of George Maynard

November 28, 2018

Deputy Maynard, I am a retired CHP officer and I check each and every day what brave men and women have given their lives for our safety. Upon looking at your photo I couldn’t help but say that you and I could have been twins.
We were already brothers at heart due to our professions but now we are really brothers. I will always remember you and dedicate your proud and honorable life each and every day. GOD bless you and your family and Semper Fi.

State Traffic Officer W.M.Becze 7185
California Highway Patrol

September 8, 2018

Deputy George Maynard I was only a infant when you were killed, I was at your funeral but I was to young to remember, I am your nephew. I grew up to take the same path in law enforcement. I think of you often when I put my uniform on, Rest In Peace uncle.

Sgt. J.W. Muncy
Mingo County Sheriff Department

July 22, 2018

My father, David F. Green was Chief Field Deputy in McDowell County when this happened. I remember it well. Thank you for your service Deputy Maynard on this 40th anniversary of your passing.

Ted Green Sr.

September 8, 2017

Thank you for giving me life. Although, few knew you were my father, my mother sometimes cries when she looks into my eyes, and sees your eyes looking back at her.

A very proud son.

January 1, 2014

Rest In Peace Deputy Maynard, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

September 8, 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 36th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 1, 2013

On the 31st anniversary of Deputy Maynard’s death, we honored his service during roll call by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job.

Deputy Maynard may be gone, but is not forgotten.

Sergeant Jeffrey W. Timmons
First Responder Unit
United States Capitol Police
Washington, D.C.


September 8, 2008

Deputy Maynard your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

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
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

March 2, 2008

On the 30th anniversary of Deputy Maynard's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Deputy Maynard is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

September 8, 2007

George was a classmate of mine in the West Virginia State Police Academy. We spent 26 weeks together and I got to know him pretty well. He had been a Charlottsville Va. police officer. He had also been a Marine Sniper in Viet Nam. Every time that we went to the range we would shoot against each other. He had lots of war stories that he shared with me. I felt very privileged to have been a friend of his. A short time after graduation, I quit the state police and went back to the Charleston, WV PD. George quit and went to the McDowell Co. Sheriff Dept. He was a good troop and I will never forget him.

Lt. W. Frank Barker Jr. Ret.
Kanawha County Park Police

August 23, 2007

I wish you were here, I would have loved to known you. I have heard of you all my life, and yet to this day I have yet to see even a picture of your face. I feel a part of me is missing, maybe as I continue with my search one day I can put this behind me. I would love to be able to fill in the other side of my family tree. Even though my life is a secret to most, It still would have been nice to just have met you...

a secret

April 16, 2007

Deputy Maynard,

If McDowell County currently had Deputy's as dedicated and professional as you were, the "Free State of McDowell" would be a much safer and crime-free place to live, work, and raise a family. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, sir. Your professionalism earned my respect.

Donald Rose
Former McDowell Co Deputy and NS Police detective

January 1, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Maynard,
On today, the 28th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of McDowell County.


September 8, 2005

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