Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer George Willard McGaughey

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, March 15, 1975

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Reflections for Police Officer George Willard McGaughey

George I think of you so often. You and I worked together a lot of times as partners. I think of the p.e.i. school we attended together and we got to be the two who got to sling down a few and then we were tested by the class. They had to carry you and I home and we sang all the way. I remember your wife and your two children and how wonderful they were and how proud you were of them. I miss you buddy and always will. You were a great officer and made us all proud. Rest Brother.

Patrolman with George. Rayford Latham
Retired Federal Policeman

March 14, 2017

George I think of you so often. You and I worked together a lot of times as partners. I think of the p.e.i. school we attended together and we got to be the two who got to sling down a few and then we were tested by the class. They had to carry you and I home and we sang all the way. I remember your wife and your two children and how wonderful they were and how proud you were of them. I miss you buddy and always will. You were a great officer and made us all proud. Rest Brother.

Patrolman with George. Rayford Latham
Retired Federal Policeman

March 14, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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 who was murdered in the 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 15, 2012

Rest in peace brother and keep watch over us.

Cpl JE Stokes
Montgomery PD

January 14, 2012

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.


Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

February 16, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 15, 2010

I think of you often, a veteran and brave police officer. May the light of our creator shine upon you always.

Jack Norvell
Cousin

October 27, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

March 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
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

July 23, 2007

YOU ARE REMEMBERED.

Jessica Buce
Wife of MPD Officer

May 7, 2007

George, you will never be forgotten.

Inv. Rose Shirley
Houston County Sheriff's Office

April 20, 2007

With the anniversary of his death just passed, we pause to honor and remember one of our own, Officer George W. McGaughey. He made the ultimate sacrifice serving and protecting our citizens and he will never be forgotten.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his surviving family members. May God comfort and keep you.



To the McGauhey family: Please forgive our late post. Many times our intentions are good but other duties and responsibilities of life keep us from doing what we desire.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL

March 21, 2007

Rest in Peace, Officer McGaughey. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 30, 2006

I was working the day the call came out--"officer down"
I raced to the scene and along with several fellow officers
found George shot and another officer also wounded.
Officer McDonald would survive. George passed away.
I also assisted in arresting his shooter a few blocks away.

Ironically, I was then assigned to go to George's house
to notify his family of the event. God that was so hard-
there were small children--just like at my house.

More Ironically, several years later--after I had left police work---I had the honor to teach George's son in
the 9th grade. The little boy I saw that dreaded night
had grown into a fine young man and I know George would
be proud.

A fine officer, a fine husband, a fine dad---I saw the
proof of this and it is a great testimony to George.

Rest in Peace---Job well done!

T. Leonard, MPD #423
Montgomery PD 1974-76

October 6, 2006

You have not been forgotten.

March 15, 2006

Twenty-nine years your watch ended. We will not forget. Rest in peace, brother.

Sgt. Dee Reed
Baton Rouge City Police

November 18, 2004

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