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Patrolman Gary L. Twyman

Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, October 9, 1995

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Reflections for Patrolman Gary L. Twyman

Thank you for your time and service


October 10, 2020

Patrolman Twyman,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lynn. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 9, 2020

On this actual 25th anniversary of your heroic death I would like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that you are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 9, 2020

Your selfless and heroic actions define the meaning of hero. 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)

August 26, 2020

Gary I miss you my childhood friend. We had a great childhood We played Football and basketball together you where a great athlete. And you helped bring out the best in me. I even remember getting together and singing The Temptations songs. Well your mom has now joined you and your dad in Heaven! I will see you again my friend your childhood friend Robert Willis

Robert Willis
Robert Willis

June 26, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Twyman.-

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 18, 2019

23 years today

Aleesha Owens

October 9, 2018

Every day i think about you and wonder how live would be different had you still been here. i always hear stories about you when i talk to Nana (your mom) or my Dad ( your brother) you will forever be loved by all. I know i was only a baby when it happened but i fell like their is a lot of you in me from the things i have been told. I love you uncle Gary!

Bobby twyman

August 3, 2018

miss u so much wish u was still here to see ur grandchildren

whitney owens
step daughter sister to his bio child aleesha owens

April 11, 2018

Happy Birthday Gary, ‘‘tis better to honor your life than mourn your death”
Still missing you!

Retired Detective
Saugus PD

November 18, 2017

So many years have gone by and you are still sorely missed.
There will always be a place in my heart for you!

RETIRED: Detective Jocelynn Kountze

November 13, 2017

I miss you Gary my friend,you where to young 2 die,that piece of shit that killed you,I miss you very much. John

,John Furey
A friend

August 6, 2017

Here it is almost 22 years later and not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. You will remain forever in my heart. I watched as you left for the last time and held your hand briefly, a moment I will never forget for the rest of my life. Still here with much love in my heart for you. The next police ball we attend together will be in Heaven!

Detective Jocelynn Kountze
Saugus Police Department

January 14, 2017

RIP Brother

Patrolman Nick Woodbury
Lynn Police Department

October 6, 2016

Today is the 20 anniversary of your vicious murder at the hands of a meaningless nobody. I hope and pray that if he is not still in prison, it is only because he died there. The only way justice would be served.

God Bless you, hero, and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 9, 2015

Dear Gary,
I never met you, but i met your mother at your father's funeral. I also met your daughter. I am going to your grave today, I am not quite sure how to get there. I thank you for your service and even though you are not on this earth anymore, I am sure you see all from heaven. We are in chaos, we are all lost, and we are all trying to do the right thing. We are all fighting over religion, we are fighting over racial discrimination, from all angles! Black versus white, white versus black! Police officers, firefighters, soldiers, paramedics, emts, parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, neighbors, mothers, fathers, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, volunteers and so on. There are many good souls on this earth as you well know. Many of us know right from wrong, and we still falter. We pray, we cry, we love, we hope, and we go on. Sometimes we judge, we get angry, we wonder why injustice happens. Then we yell, scream, cry, hate, blame and judge again. Over and over these things happen. There are drugs on our streets, there are child molesters in our neighborhoods, there are gangs, there is war and imminent danger for every human being on earth at this time. There are the wonderful elderly people, sober people, people trying to stay sober, there are ex gang members even trying to trust in God and recover from drugs and change. There is good and evil, in every aspect of all of our lives all over the world. Gary, Saturday the 20th of september 2014 will be approximately nineteen years, since you gave your life to protect others. With that being said, and there is so much more. Gary please know that, your daughter is okay, and she is right, you are a guardian angel. Gary please tell our father God, that we are sorry. Please ask him to forgive us, for we really don't know what we are doing. Amen

kandi cain
friend of the family

September 5, 2014

I may not remember you, but everyone tells me I was your world ♡ I love you and am proud to have a hero for a father. Continue resting in paradise my guardian angel

Aleesha Twyman

May 19, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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 of all that call you beloved for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 6, 2013

Gary (T) i cant fathom how much i want you back in my life, imiss & love you unconditionally its been 21 years since the tragedy, everyone is lost with confussion & fabrications & lies, though only you i & mom & dad know the entire story on the night of the horrific cries!
RIp GBless your soul & everyone in it & the day of Mon_Oct95
your always
on my mind & forever in memory love sincerely D.

Derek Bettinger

August 16, 2011

My dearest friend, brother and confidante. After all these years I still miss you so terribly. Your smile, your warmth and the way you alway's watched out for me have helped to make me who I am today. I remain proud of you for standing up for what was right and decent. Your heart was alway's so big :-) I still love you and YOU will never be forgotten. RIP Gary.

Family friend

June 16, 2011

Officer Twyman you are not forgotten by the men and women of the Boston Police Dept. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

July 2, 2010

RIP and rest knowing that you will never be forgotten by all that know you and love you.


October 10, 2008

I remember passing by the highway sign pointing to Lynn, MA. on a trip back
East in 1986. Your end of watch was almost 13 years ago, but time has not
diminished your service or sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

April 22, 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

February 18, 2008

On the anniversary of your death we remember you Sir and thank you for your Service.

This writer is pleased that justice in your death came swift and quickly.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 9, 2007

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