Sgt. Greg Meagher
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News Channel 6, WJBF;
by: Stefany Bornman
Posted: Feb 10, 2017
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Richmond County Sgt. Greg Meagher was laid to rest on Friday.
The 57-year-old died Sunday while trying to save a woman from a building that had a liquid nitrogen leak.
Sgt. Meagher worked for the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for more than 30 years... Which means just about every person who has worked at the Sheriff’s Office during the last three decades came into contact with Sgt. Meagher.
Sheriff Richard Roundtree was close friends with him, and former Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength was as well.
Friday was an emotional day in downtown Augusta as Sgt. Greg Meagher was laid to rest.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office was in full force to show support for their fallen brother.
For all of them, saying goodbye to the law enforcement leader was one of the most difficult things they’ve ever had to do.
“It is. Not just for law enforcement, but for the citizens of Richmond County as well,” Strength told WJBF NewsChannel 6. “He dedicated his life to the Sheriff’s Office as well as to the citizens of Richmond County. He was a 100% law enforcement man.”
Meagher’s funeral service started with a motorcade to The Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Telfair St.
Meagher’s casket was carried inside the church by his friends and family.
Thousand of officers saluting the man who died while rushing into a building to save someone, despite the apparent danger.
“What a tribute, but it does not surprise me one bit. People turn out for law enforcement,” the former Sheriff said. “They know how important law enforcement is. They are very much appreciated, and without a doubt, he is.”
Sheriff Roundtree and his command staff lead the Sheriff’s Office into the church.
When the service ended Meagher was carried again, this time on his way to his resting place.
“You know, I never, in all the years that I worked with him, I never saw him when he didn’t have a smile on his face,” he said. “You know, most people are griping about things, but he never would, and he’s going to be sorely missed.”
There were a lot of tears on Friday, but there were a lot more smiles than everything else.
Sheriff’s Office employees tell NewsChannel 6 they have a lot of good memories about Sgt. Meagher.
Just another sign of just how good of a man he really was.
Written by Greg's longtime friend, Chud;
chud333 NRA Member
Posted: 02-08-2017, 08:13 PM
"To a Fallen Brother who Served
I am not, nor have i ever been, one to be a good speaker
or writer. But i felt the need to share with my friends on
here who are current or former LEO's. I have the utmost
respect for you all. These folks put their lives on the line
every single day they go to work.
Back in the late 60's /early 1970's Greg Meagher was my Best Friend.
My Dad had just got stationed at USMC Air base in Beauford,
S.C. When you are a Marine kid you move a lot....
Greg and I became friends immediately after a fight on the playground and we were inseparable from that day on.
His family was a large Irish Catholic family of 8 and ours a smaller family of 5 who were Methodist. We lived two blocks away
on base housing (enlisted). Our families were close.
Greg and I were pumped once Summer break came.
Fishing, Hunting squirrels and rabbits, going Crabbing.
Playing football, baseball, or just running night Ops around
the base at night trying not to get caught by the MP's.
Every day was an adventure and every day fun.
Greg Meagher was a Sergeant in the Richmond Co.
Sheriffs Department ( Augusta, Georgia).
The father of 4 beautiful Girls.
There can be no Greater Love than sacrificing yourself to help another.
Greg Meagher was a Mountain of a Man.
Not just in physical size but in Heart as well.
I will miss my childhood friend.
He rests in Gods arms now.
Greg Meagher EOW 2/5/17...."
Links to articles of Sgt. Greg Meager:
News Channel 3, WREG, Memphis:
Smith & Wesson Forum, by Chud:
News Channel 6, WJBF, Augusta:
NY Daily News:
News Channel 13, WVTM, Birmingham, AL:
The Police Tribune:
News Channel 12 & 26, WRDW, North Augusta:
The Atlanta Journal-Consitution:
The Augusta Chronicle, Obituary: