Sergeant Gary F. Beringause served the Georgia Tech community for 14 years. Beringause and Jim Luck, assistant athletic director at Georgia Tech and the school`s winningest baseball coach, were killed when their car was hit by a truck in east Georgia. The two had attended Tech`s football practices in Athens and were returning to Commerce, Georgia, where the team was staying before Saturday`s Georgia-Georgia Tech game. Though the game ended in a loss for Georgia Tech (31-24), the team dedicated the game to Beringause and Luck. Beringause was a true servant to Georgia Tech, and his sacrifice is honored through the naming of the Georgia Tech Police Department building as the Gary F. Beringause building. Below is a reflection from a Harvard University police officer on the 20th anniversary of his death:
"Sgt. Beringause, Georgia’s loss was Heaven’s gain. It’s never easy to lose a fellow law enforcement officer, but when we in the academic community lose someone, it’s especially tough. Were we work is supposed to be ‘safe’, or so the public seems to want to believe. On this 20th anniversary of your tragic death, I hope you are resting comfortably and may God Bless you, Brother."
- 14 years of service on the Georgia Tech Police Department