We Remember.

Always in our hearts and reminded they will never walk alone.

Gerald Walker was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had previously served with the Farmers Branch and Grapevine Police Department before being hired with the Garland Police Department where he served for 17 years.

ID# 132

EOW: Nov 15, 1989

Michael Moore was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran prior to joining the Garland Police Department in Mar 1987 where he served for ten years.

ID# 2212

EOW: Feb 15, 1997

Ronnie Lerma joined the Garland Police Department in March 1987 where he faithfully served for 11 years.

ID# 2214

EOW: Sep 21, 1998

Crystal Nuncio joined the Garland Police Department in March 2006 as a Communications Specialist where she served until May 2015. 

ID# 7242

EOW: May 16, 2015

Chief Jesse Youngblood was a U.S. Army veteran before joining the Garland Police Department in 1958. He rose through the ranks and became Garland’s 4th in 1971 where he served until his retirement in December 1991.

ID# N/A

EOW: Jan 5, 2021

Lt. Bobby Parker began with the Garland Police Department on Feb 25, 1980. His career took him from Patrol as both an Officer and a Lieutenant. Lt. Parker also served as a supervisor in the Criminal Investigations Division, Narcotics Division, Internal Affairs, and in Intel until he retired on Sept 30, 2016. 

ID# 1698

EOW: May 29, 2022

Tim Atkins was hired by the Garland Police Department on Sept 16, 2002 where he served as a Detention Officer, Senior Detention officer, Detention Supervisor, and a Jail Manager. Tim remained as a detention supervisor until Nov 8, 2022. 

ID # 5982

EOW: Nov 8, 2022

Judith Dalton joined the Garland Police Department as a Communications Specialist in Sept 1980 where she served until her retirement in September 2010.

ID# 1732

EOW: Nov 8, 2022

Sammye Cotton was a 911 dispatcher for McKinney PD before being hired on at Garland PD on Jan 7, 2013. She worked with the Municipal Emergency Communications District Association and was a member of the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials and the National Emergency Number Association. During her time with Garland, Sammy served as the Communications Manager until Nov. 16, 2022.

ID# 9687

EOW: Nov 16, 2022

Assistant Chief Jimmy Vance was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran before joining the Garland Police Department in October 1971 as part of Academy Class 11. He rose through the ranks and became an Assistant Chief in 1994 until his retirement in October 2002.

ID# 1370

EOW: Nov 22, 2022

Lt. Carker was hired by the Garland Police Department on Oct. 9, 2006 where he served as a Patrol Officer and a Lieutenant. Lt. Carker transferred to be a Traffic Unit Supervisor where he served until Dec. 3, 2022.

ID# 7533

EOW: Dec. 3, 2022

Athie Denny joined the Garland Police Department in October 1987 where she was the Administrative Assistant until her retirement in December 2001. 

ID# 2247

EOW: Jan 15, 2023

Charlie Kuerbitz was hired by the Garland Police Department on Dec. 1, 1975, where his career took him from Patrol to the warrant division. He eventually transferred to the Traffic Unit, where he served until his retirement on June 2, 2007. 

ID# 1501

EOW: Apr 8, 2023

Terry Sleavin joined the Garland Police Department in November of 1993 where he served in Patrol Division and then as a Neighborhood Police Officer. Terry left GPD in February 2001 to be with his family back in Minnesota where he eventually became acting Assistant Chief of Operations at Golden Valley Police Department in Minnesota. 

ID# 2927

EOW: June 3, 2023

James “Jim” W. Wood joined the Garland Police Department on November 22, 1971, before retiring on November 15, 2005, from the Criminal Investigations Division.

ID #     1373

EOW:  June 15, 2023

Lt. C.T. Payne began with the Garland Police Department on January 9, 1984 where he served in patrol before being promoted to Lieutenant. Throughout his career, Lt. Payne served as a supervisor in the Jail, Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and the Traffic Unit. Lt. Payne is most noted for his role creating the Bomb Unit which served as a regional response unit attached to the SWAT team as well as working as federal assets for national security events. Seeing a need, Lt. Payne was instrumental in creating an explosive breaching program that is still utilized and taught today. Lt. Payne retired from the Garland Police Department on July 30, 2016. 
 
ID #1957
EOW: February 6, 2024
Tommy Barnes joined the Garland Police Department on October 9, 2006, after serving in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division from 1989-1993. During Operation Desert Storm, Tommy
was awarded multiple Bronze Star campaign medals. On August 13, 2012, Tommy was assigned to the Neighborhood Police Officer Unit until he transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division in January 2024 where he served until May 18, 2024.
 
ID# 7539
 
EOW: May 18, 2024