Gregory Michael Meagher
1959 - 2017
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Sgt. Gregory Michael Meagher (57), a 33 year Veteran of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office entered into rest Sunday, February 5, 2017.

Sgt. Meagher was born in Cherry Point, NC. to Gregory F. Meagher of Arizona and Josephine Bergman Wasburn of North Augusta, SC.

Sgt. Meagher was a member of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia. He was proud of his Irish Catholic heritage. Sgt. Meagher proudly served the citizens of Richmond County. He was a loving son, father, brother and grandfather.

A funeral Mass will be held at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Jacek Szuster Celebrant. Interment will follow will full Law Enforcement Honors at Westover Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Daniel Meagher, Michael Meagher, Rick Howard, Bartley Payne, Kyle Michau, Cathy Meagher, Alan Rollins, David Weathers, and Eddie Tibbetts.

Sgt. Meagher was preceded in death by a daughter, Erin Tucker. Sgt. Meagher is survived by his father-Gregory F. Meagher (Patricia) of Arizona; his mother-Josephine Bergman Washburn (Terrell) of North Augusta, SC.; 3- daughters, Lindsey Meagher (Nancy Greer) of North Augusta, SC., Maggie, and Emma Meagher (Mary Meagher) of Martinez, GA; 3- brothers, Patrick Meagher of Augusta, GA, Michael Meagher of New Hampshire, and Daniel Meagher of North Augusta, SC; 1-sister, Catherine Meagher of Jacksonville, FL; and a granddaughter, Sydney Tucker; several nieces and nephews, and a special friend Melissa Fruit of Augusta, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made to Georgia Bank and Trust (Sgt. Greg Meagher Memorial Fund) for his daughters and granddaughter or the Police Benevolent Foundation and Association of Georgia

The family will receive friends this evening , February 9, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Thomas L. King Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 124 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 863-6747

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Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9, 2017.
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February 6, 2018
I have thought of you often. You have been missed, I hope you will be at the bridge to greet me when my time comes..
John Gray
February 3, 2018
Such a great man. Respected by all who knew him. So many memories. SWAT Dogs forever my friend. 1*
Richard Dixon
February 28, 2017
Even though I didn't know you, I have the upmost respect for you because you a truly a hero in the CSRA for doing this and keeping many others safe. You will be greatly missed by many and I really hope that you are in a whole lot better place. Thanks for everything in advance, Sgt. Meagher!
Ofc. Joshua Green
February 14, 2017
Always a true and fearless professional. It was always a pleasure to be in his presence. God bless Greg and those he left behind.
Chief Jim Foster
February 12, 2017
Angel Gabriel, the bearer of good news.
Thank you for you many years of service to the Augusta community. May you rest in peace enjoying your heavenly reward. God bless you!
E Moore
February 12, 2017
Our condolences to the Meagher family and the loss of a wonderful and caring law enforcement officer of many years at RCSO. It was a pleasure knowing and working with Greg. Our family will keep your family in our prayers.
Trey & Anita Schneider
February 10, 2017
I hope to be an officer as heroic as you one day. Your legacy will live on and you will be missed. We all love you Big Red.
Trey Tibbetts
February 10, 2017
Our sincere condolences to the Meagher family and friends, You are in our thoughts and prayers
Rick and Peggy Ertz
February 10, 2017
May God bless your soul Greg. It was an honor to have known you. Steve & Katrina Plueger
Steve Plueger
February 10, 2017
To the Family,Family in Blue,Friend's and Our Community we are Praying without Ceasing for each of you at this time and days to come a tragic loss for us all as we lean on Our Savior to Cope with the loss of Our Local Hero <3
Tammy+David Lee Swann
February 10, 2017
Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. God will strengthen you doing your time of bereavement.
phyllisMit mitchell
February 10, 2017
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
The Cullinan Family
February 10, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to Lindsay and family, know that you are in our families thoughts and prayers.
Roger & Rene Lemmons
February 10, 2017
Lindsey-I knew that it was your Dad immediately when I heard about this. Though I didn't know him personally, but I do know you--and you are extraordinary and awesome. Please accept my deep condolences for your loss. I love you--really, and know he must have held you close to his heart. I worked today through the visitation, but look for me along the line of people on the ride to the church. I'm very proud of you, too. We'll catch up later.
Joe Caldwell, JD, RN
joe caldwell
February 10, 2017
Rest in peace and thank you for serving our county. Blessings to the family and friends. ----With deepest sympathy
Susanne Mclaughlin
February 9, 2017
Rest In Peace Brother. You are now patroling Heaven. May God bless and comfort your loved ones. Thanks for your unselfish service.
Charles Johnson
February 9, 2017
Praying for the entire family and department.
Teresa Bates
February 9, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of "Big Red"'s passing .
We both worked for the same company in the early 1980's, for a couple of years.
I just remember him as such a nice person, who was respected by everyone who met him.
I pray for God to be with his family and grant them the Peace that passes understanding.
Bonnie Rechedy
February 9, 2017
Prayers for Greg and his family,so sorry for your loss i know he will be truly missed.
Curtis & Debi Stearns
February 9, 2017
Thank you for your service, Sgt. Meagher. Your family remains in our prayers.
Tommy & Pam Cooksey
February 9, 2017
My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and those who worked with Greg. Glad to be his friend and Red will be missed. Thoughts and Prayers for all during this difficult time.
Richard Hewett
February 9, 2017
I offer my condolences to the family and friends of Greg Meagher and prayers for them to find comfort and peace despite this tragic loss. He made a positive difference as a dedicated and trustworthy officer for RCSO and he is and will continue to be missed.
February 9, 2017
Thank you for your service
Sonya Jackson
February 9, 2017
danny fitzgerald
February 9, 2017
To our brother in Law Enforcement, You will truly be miss. Our hearts are broken. Rest in peace.
Dep. Daisy Williams Ret.
February 9, 2017
Until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.....(Irish Blessing)I, and many others miss you so...
Troi Niehus
February 9, 2017
On behalf of all the members of the Charlie Norwood VA Police Department we wish to extend our deepest sorrow for the loss of Greg. Our prayers and thoughts will be with him and his beloved family.
Chief Thomas Howe
February 9, 2017
Thank you for your service.
GOD's Peace
Jim Proctor
February 9, 2017
I was just reading all of the condolences. I felt the respect, the admiration, the memories, but most of all I felt the love extended from many people to one human being. Knowing Greg is absent from his body but present with the Lord my heart is full with thoughts of God saying, Well done my son, Well done.
Bonnie Blackburn
February 9, 2017
Greg will be truly missed, I've known him almost 30 yrs. on the R.C.S.O.He would any thing in the world for anyone, always there for everyone, he was one of a kind. Will be truly missed by a lot of us. REST IN PEACE TO MY -BROTHER-IN LAW--- DEP.SUSAN HERRING- R.C.S.O
February 9, 2017
I have always heard and read about heroes, I met one when I met Greg Meagher, hold it down my brother.
Andrew Bolton
February 9, 2017
To the Meagher family, may time heal your sorrow, may friends ease your pain, may peace replace heartaches and may warmest memories remain.
Gwen Carter-Johnson
February 9, 2017
Lindsey, my mom and I have been thinking of you all week. We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that we are praying for you and your family to find comfort and healing for your broken hearts.
Faye Scoggins
February 9, 2017
Robert and I enjoyed our conversations with you and regret that we never took you up on your offer to come swimming. I really felt even shorter standing next to you!
I'm sure the Angels will be enlightened to dance an Irish jig with you! I pray that your family will find the strength to comfort each other by sharing great memories of you!
RIP Greg
Robert and Regina Moody
Regina Moody
February 9, 2017
R.I.P.My high school homeroom pal! God be with you and your family.
marilyn swan lakeman
February 8, 2017
Prayers and condolences to Greg's family. James and I have known Greg for 44 years now. He is a Hero and a great man of Character. He died doing what he loved. He died saving another. He's an angel now in Gods hands. We will miss him greatly. Prayers to his beloved family and co workers. His friends are with the family in this hard time as we will all grieve his loss. Knowing him he wouldn't want tears but only joy for his life on earth. God be with his family. Marilyn and James Lakeman.
james lakeman
February 8, 2017
Our prayers are with the Meagher family! Especially Lindsey!
Bill and April Evans
February 8, 2017
Tammie odum Mccafferty
February 8, 2017

We are praying for you and your family during this difficult heartbreak. We know how close you were to your dad and what a special place in your heart that he will always hold. Please know that we are here for you and care.
Nathan & Megan Tingen
February 8, 2017
Amazing how all the dots that somehow have managed to branch out so far & make so many connections, friendships, & all that real stuff worth remembering, ties us all together because Greg was apart of our lives!
Lynn Smith
February 8, 2017
Greg is truly what Legends are made from. Greg spoke his mind, and stood his ground, no matter what force he faced. His end reminded us the entire Life of Greg. He was a man that spoke with actions, his actions told us who and what Greg was made of, Brave, Kind, A Godly Man, that put strangers first when he wore his badge, Family when he was home. I m thankful that I had the honor of Knowing Greg, May God Give Your Family Comfort and Hold You in His Arms, Rest My Friend. We know you will be standing on the Other Side of The Rainbow Bridge waiting for us one day...
John Gray
February 8, 2017
I remember you always so funny and when we found out our daughter went to school together we knew that was how we knew each other rip my friend God has a great angel now watching over the CSRA
February 8, 2017
My heart cries for Red and his family; although I haven't seen him in a couple of years, I have known Red for over 25 years. He was a wonderful friend to me and a very caring man. I will always remember him fondly. RIP my friend, Becki
Rebecca (Becki) Fowler Wood
February 8, 2017
No living being knows for sure what awaits us on "the other side" but take comfort in what faith and hope teaches us, that there is a better place. Rest in peace Greg.
Johnny Christian
February 8, 2017
Big Red you will be missed by all. you where a great neighbor and friend.
Sid Randall
February 8, 2017
February 8, 2017
Greg, you were an awesome friend and an even better cop. You will be greatly missed!!!! We love and miss you.
Rosemary and Darryl Adams
February 8, 2017
My Son Cory Tucker has lost a great Father in Law and Sydney has lost a Great Papa. You all family and friends are in my prayers.
Malinda Tucker
February 8, 2017
As a retired Police Officer I feel the loss of another Law Enforcement Officer. God bless Sgt. Meagher and his family.
Cliff Terrell
February 8, 2017
Prayers for your family, my he R.I.P.
Katharine Layton
February 8, 2017
Rip....prayers for the family at this sad time.
Alicia Cole
February 8, 2017
As a Parole Officer, I first met Greg in the mid 90s. Greg along with other RCSO guys allowed me into their world. Working relationships and friendships were forged. As a Law Enforcement Officer Greg had been there and done that. I'm not at all bashful to say I admired him and respected him. Greg was the epitome of brave,level headed,gracious and unassuming while maintaining such a commanding presence. It's been said and written so many times thus far but it can't be stated or written enough. Greg Meagher was a TRUE HERO, a COP'S COP'S, a MAN'S MAN and a GREAT AMERICAN... Slan leat
Brian Ely
February 8, 2017
I am sorry for your loss. We will pray for your family in this very difficult time. May God help you get through this. You are in my thoughts.
chris and Omaida Martin
February 8, 2017
Greg will be missed. I am blessed to have known him. Peace be with you and yours.
paul hoehn
February 8, 2017
Thank you for your Service , a true Hero and Friend to our City!
Marion Moore
February 8, 2017
My prayers are with Greg's family and coworkers. Rest in peace
joan carter
February 8, 2017
Andy Johnson
February 8, 2017
I didn't know you very well Greg but I know Steve thought allot of you and you were always a gentleman and I loved watching you play football at WHS. You were a selfless person and gave the ultimate sacrifice without hesitation to save a life and that speaks volumes of the kind of man you were. RIP Big Red. Prayers to so many loved ones you left behind too early. Heaven gained an amazing Angel Sunday. ❤
Susan Huffman Sganga
February 8, 2017
What a devastating loss for his family, friends, and the whole community! Rest In Peace.
Kate Paschall
February 8, 2017
God bless and rest in peace Red.
Cindy Phillips
February 7, 2017
We are sad that you're gone, but blessed to have known you. You, my friend were a true man's man. Fly high buddy, until we see each other again.
Jimmy Vowell
February 7, 2017
Played football / rugby with Greg. He never had a unkind word for anybody. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Dan Arnold
February 7, 2017
God Bless the Meagher family. Words can never express how heart broken we were to hear of Mr. Greg's passing. He was always looking after other's.......RIP my friend.Now it's your turn and God will be looking after you.
Lisa and Dale Taylor
February 7, 2017
my prayers go out to your family
Tammy Knight
February 7, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family Greg , you were a true hero and will forever be in our memories , Jason Rollins, Michael Rollins & Family, Laura & Leonard Kitchens
Laura Kitchens
February 7, 2017
February 7, 2017
What a guy to give his life to save a life! A HERO is he!
Charlene Wilkins
February 7, 2017
Sending my heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of this wonderful man! I'll always remember that warm smile and big heart Greg had while I worked for Augusta Richmond County.
Tracy Frady
February 7, 2017
Sgt. Meagher, "Gentle Giant", my nickname for him, and his family are definitely in my prayers. I can remember at times when I would be running low on units and Sgt. Meagher, without any hesitation, would take any call I needed a unit to go to. It was always a pleasure to work with him and he was always pleasant and very nice over the radio. It's always a good thing when you can work with positive people with positive attitudes and good hearts and that's exactly how Sgt. Meagher was. May God bless him and his family.
Dispatcher-Aug 911 Center CTO Heather Dent
February 7, 2017
A wonderful person. I was proud to have worked with him. I was a State of zga. Probation Officer and he never, ever let me down. Augusta has lost a great man.
February 7, 2017
Sleep among angels my friend....
Cynthia Chavous
February 7, 2017
Our deepest sympathies go out to the Meagher family. May your good memories be stronger than your grief. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Sheree and Mike Cartee
February 7, 2017
God bless you. You are a true hero and will always be remembered as such. I pray that the Lord holds your family close as they say goodbye to you and helps them through this rough time.
Heidi Stewart
February 7, 2017
February 7, 2017
Always 1* my friend.
Richard Dixon
February 7, 2017
I feel so blessed to have worked with Greg back in the 80s. He was always such a kind and gentle soul. Prayers go out to his family and his RCSO family. Rest in peace.
Tina Powers
February 7, 2017
February 7, 2017
Big Red was the leader of Westside High School Football Defense. He was kind, giving,very brave, & a good friend. Greg we love you, and thank GOD for putting you in all our lives.
Dan Austin
February 7, 2017
You are a hero and the true meaning of the the blue line. S.W.A.T.III forever.
Col. Tom Nash
February 7, 2017
Denis and Jeannette Mahony
February 7, 2017
Rest in Peace my old friend...
Billy Carter
February 7, 2017
The entire Perry family sends our condolences to Greg and all those who loved him. RIP brave hero. God bless.
Dennis Perry
February 7, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Kenneth, Estelle, Mark, Michelle & Stephen Ellis
February 7, 2017
I knew Greg form working at RCSO, He was a great friend and I will miss him tremendously, Greg will be missed by all who knew him. I pray God holds his family in his Loving Him and helps them to make it through this tragedy.

Inv. Grace Wittke, Ret.
Grace Wittke
February 7, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. RIP Greg.
Dawn Moore
February 7, 2017
Sissy Anderson
February 7, 2017
A noble man who sought to serve and help others.
Bill Manecke
February 7, 2017
My life has been so much richer with Greg being in it. He took me under his wing in high school, protected me and helped me through those awkward years. He is the reason I became a teacher. I Ann do glad we kept in touch for over 40 years. I will miss him.
Treva Tiberghien
February 7, 2017
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Roxanne L.
February 6, 2017
I first met Greg when were teenagers,though I can't remember how,or where.Later in life,we both wore a badge.I always liked the big teddy bear.Please know he was one of the best,and my prayers go out to his family.
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