Oliver M. "Ollie" Gray
Oliver M. "Ollie" Gray passed away on April 6, 2017. He had been a resident of Colorado Springs for 25 years. Ollie was born on March 30, 1936 to Herman Gray and Elizabeth Vahldiek Gray in Houston, Texas. He received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Pepperdine University. Ollie joined the Harris County Sheriff's in Houston, Texas in 1959. He later joined the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department in 1964. Ollie was closely associated with California Narcotics Officers Association and served as president. He was well known in the law enforcement world and was greatly respected. He had also taught for the International Chiefs of Police and retired as a Captain from San Bernardino Sheriff's Department. He returned to Texas in 1980 and served as a Municipal Court Judge and City Administrator for a period of time. After leaving as a Judge, he founded an investigation company with offices in Houston and Dallas. He worked investigations all over the USA and in several foreign countries. He relocated to Colorado Springs in 1991 and continued his investigation business. He was fortunate to have worked several high profile cases during his career. He never really stopped investigating and was still involved in cases until his death. He and his wife "Eddie" founded a scholarship fund for El Paso County Sheriff's Office personnel 22 years ago for continuing education and that fund is still awarding scholarships He was involved with The Hundred Club of Colorado Springs and was a recipient of the Hundred Club in Houston. He is survived by his wife, Edwina "Eddie" Gray, his children, Vickie Lynn Brown, Dr. Richard Gray, Debbie Chew and Dr. Marc Spittler, and his sister, Susan Koehn. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Kathy Haws and daughter, Suzanne Fairchild. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church on April 20, 2017 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ollie's name can be made to CNOA Memorial Fund, 28245 Crocker, Suite 230, Santa Clarita, CA 91355 or Hugh A. Martin Memorial Scholarship, 1980 Dominion Way, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.
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