Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Jail Officer Gregory Owen Cushing

Lagrange County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, October 30, 1995

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Reflections for Jail Officer Gregory Owen Cushing

I can hardly believe 25 years has past. You were more than a cousin to me, you were more like a brother. When we were growing up your house was just two houses north of mine, there were four us that grew up together. You were so happy when you got the job at the jail and it breaks my heart that something that you loved to do ended so soon and so tragically. Losing you has been one of the biggest heartaches of our family. I often wonder who you'd be today, would you be married? Would you have kids? Would you still be working in law enforcement? I wanted to let you know that we have not forgotten you and the pain of losing you still exists. RIP Mister Green Jeans

Jamie Fennell

October 30, 2020

Officer Cushing,
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 Lagrange County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 30, 2020

Jail Officer Cushing, rest in peace. So very young and deeply heroic!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 29, 2020

Remembering you for your service and sacrifice so many years ago. Lifting your family in prayer.... never forgotten!

Michael Kellems, Captain ( Retired )
La Porte County, Indiana Police Dept.

October 30, 2019

Never far from our thoughts...

Michael Kellems, Captain (Retired)
La Porte County Police

October 31, 2018

Cops Cycling for Survivors

Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

October 30, 2017

Greg...I'll be telling your story again this weekend to about 2,000 people. Grace & Peace.

Dale Schaeffer

April 1, 2015

Rest in Peace, Jail Officer Cushing. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 5, 2013

Althought I did not know you personally, I think of you every year that we celebrate the birth of our daughter. You see, my daughter was born the very same day you lost your life. She was born that morning at Vencor Hospital. My husband, a volunteer firefighter for LaGrange, IN. left the hospital that afternoon and found himself responding to the fatal call. I keep a memorial ribbon from the funeral service in my jewelery box in your memory. Your sacrifice nor you will ever be forgotten.

Sherry Via
Former President-LaGrange Fire Dept. Auxiliary

November 10, 2011

I can't believe it's been almost 15yrs without you my friend. But it comforts me to know that you are always with me. I will love and miss you always!

Twin Mills

March 30, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 30, 2009

R.I.P. brother. You will not be forgotten.

Deputy Chris Myers
Delaware County Sheriff's Dept.

August 15, 2008

R.I.P. brother. You will not be forgotten.

Deputy Chris Myers
Delaware County Sheriff's Dept.

August 15, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten


March 20, 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

January 9, 2008

You were hilighted on the website today. Your sacrifice
has not been forgotten.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

December 18, 2007

You will always be remembered. Help keep a close eye on me.


November 25, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

October 29, 2007


Mike, Boston MA

October 11, 2007

Your Twin Mills family has not and will not ever forget you. I miss you so much my friend. Till we meet again.

Miss You


January 15, 2007

You were entirely too young to go. You did your job well and now you are doing your duty up above. God bless Officer Cushing's family, friends & co-workers that he leaves behind.

PA Ptlm.

January 3, 2006

As a resident of IN for a brief period, I am saddened by your passing. It has been 9 years, but you are not forgotten and you never will be.
I am now in brown and am proud to pick up where you left off. God Speed Brother. We will carry on the fight.

Fellow Brother in Brown

September 17, 2004

God Bless and keep you. Thank you for helping keep LaGrange County safe.

July 1, 2004

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