Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jerald Wayne Maynor

Hickory Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, August 9, 1977

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Reflections for Police Officer Jerald Wayne Maynor

God bless you

Nick mottola

August 9, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 9, 2020

Officer Maynor, rest in peace, so sad!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 8, 2019

Resr In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 41st anniversary of your EOW.

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

August 9, 2018

I think of you often. I was with you on your last day on earth. Although you were the first officer I had ever known personally to die, sadly you haven't been the last. I can never thank you enough for the personal sacrifice you made. I left EMS to also serve my fellow man as an officer. The pride and satisfaction over the years of my service far outweighed the long hours and low pay. Officers like you will be remembered forever. Rest in Peace my brother. Matthew 5:9

I will continue to pray for your family and friends left behind.

Sgt. Michael J. Benfield (Retired)
North Carolina State Highway Patrol

September 6, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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.

I pray for the solace for all those that love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

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

February 3, 2013

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 26, 2007

Although it has been twenty-nine years since the end of your watch you are still remembered. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

September 11, 2006

I started at HPD in May 1977. So, I knew you only for a short time, but the one thing I remember is how you went out of your way to make me feel welcome. It was an honor to know you and work with you.

Lt. Ron Lamberth
Hickory Police Department

July 10, 2005

Wayne, You were a great friend,we were great working commrads at HPD together. We enjoyed lots of laughs during meals and breaks together. Know that you are missed and that you are in my thoughts always. It is sad that you had to leave us on your son's 1st birthday. This I always remember.

Sgt. Steve A. Finger
North Carolina State Highway Patrol

February 27, 2005

Such a tragedy made more horrific by knowing there's no one to hate. Thank you for your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 22, 2004



March 10, 2004

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