RIP and Thank You to Greg Cheek

Aug 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Pretrial Detention
Awesome new tribute to Greg Cheek who had mental issues and died in the Nueces County Jail in 2011:

I knew Gregory from 2002 to 2003. I was 33 at the time. I was depressed and on drugs. He helped me clean up and he was a true friend. There was not a mean bone in his body. Because of him I stopped doing drugs, saw a counselor, and joined the Army. I did two tours in Iraq. I worked out really hard, ran three full marathons, became a Sergeant in the Army, counseled soldiers on drug abuse, and met a wonderful man that I married. I remember visiting him at his parents home after I joined the Army. He was watching videos of himself surfing. It was cool.

Now, I am a senior at Cal State, studying social work. I am going to work with teenagers that have mental issues. Plus, me and my husband are adopting two teenage boys. We have grown children of our own. It is because of Gregory that I changed. I deal with my bi polar illness in the right way. I am so sorry that his parents, wife, daughter, and friends are going through this loss. Thank you, Gregory. You made a huge impact on my life. I hope I can pay my respects by doing some good deeds in your name buddy. Miss and love ya!

See http://texasjailproject.org/~texasjai/2011/07/greg-cheek-one-of-us/

(We hope his friend who wrote this will email us his name and contact info! Please email me at info@texasjailproject.org)

One Comment to “RIP and Thank You to Greg Cheek”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I would like to say thank you to the person who wrote this. We miss Greg very much. It was just our daughters 5th bday too.wish he couId have been here to tell her he loved her. We Know youre Watching over us and no matter what we had going on in our relationShip at the time I always loved and cared. you were a great Friend you loved your little one so much. She’ll Know it too. Dont think for one Second I d ever let her forget you or replace you. you’ll always be her Daddy. Love always, momma cat

Leave a Comment

Name: Email: (Email will not be made public.)