Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant James Curtis "Jimmy" Gilbert

Henry County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, May 2, 2004

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Reflections for Sergeant James Curtis "Jimmy" Gilbert

I can never thank you enough for the knowledge and leadership you have provided to me and our Department.
You always made me laugh no matter what the conditions were, or what assignment was at hand. Our loss is indeed Heavens gain. Rest Easy Sgt, looking forward to the 59.

Officer Jeff Owen
Henry County Police Department

May 12, 2004

I did not know Jimmy but I have heard nothing but good things about him. The family should be proud of your reputation and being well liked by other agencies!! GOD BLESS.......

Georgia State Patrol

May 11, 2004

I can not tell you what your lost has meant to me and our department. I will miss those days on the range teaching with you and I will miss your passion for training. I will miss your smile and the times that we shared working Morning Watch. Rest easy brother for we will not forget you or your family.God Bless you and your family.

Thank You Jimmy,
Sgt. M.A. Cash

Sgt. M. A. Cash
Henry County Police Department

May 8, 2004

Jimmy, at last you can finally rest for there aren't any bad guys to be caught where you are now. I will always remember you and your enthusiasm for doing the job right. You touched the lives of many people and doubt that you even realized it.

Captain Keith Nichols
Henry County Police Department

May 7, 2004

Jimmy, I'll miss your easy going sense of humor and your positive attitude. You were a good trainer, a good officer and a man. We're all poorer now that you are gone.

Deputy Jason Mitchell
Henry County Sheriff's Office

May 7, 2004

Thank you for your many years of service. You are in my prayers during this difficult time.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman
California Highway Patrol

May 7, 2004

I lost a great Sgt. and a good friend. It will not be the same working without your knowledge, experience, and friendship. May God bless you and your family.

Officer D.B. Gibbs
Henry County Police Department

May 7, 2004

rest in peace brother in blue, we will take it from here.

Ptl. Ivan Davis
Lakeland Police Dept. Ga

May 7, 2004

Jimmy Gilbert was a person that would truly give you the shirt off of his back and do for others before himself.Jimmy was a wonderful family man and a faithful christian.

To Jimmy, you will be missed and remembered always. I would like to thank you for the times you helped me during our friendship. It's comforting to know that your with god in heaven waiting for family and friends.It was a pleasure working with you."Concrete Man"

Officer B.B.Thornton
Henry County Police Dept.

May 7, 2004

Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Rest in peace Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Detective Bronson Painter
Macoupin County Sheriff's Department

May 7, 2004

Sgt. Jimmy Gilbert, over the majority of your law enforcement career I had the pleasure to not only know you but also work side by side with you. We spent much time together not only in the streets and back roads of Henry County but in the hallways of the county jail. We spent much time together talking about our kids and families and I know how hard you worked to provide for their needs. To now see how great of a job you have done with your two oldest children (Allison & Austin) is proof of how much you loved them and wanted the very best for them. Tuesday night I had the GREAT honor to sit at your home and Austin came out to offer me a coke and we had a great conversation. There is no doubt that your family is strong and that Pat will take care of them while you are away. They all will have support and a strong shoulder to lean on in the days and years ahead from not only your co-workers with the PD but the SO also. Regardless of the color of our uniforms or the shape of our badge we are ALL brothers and sisters in the LORD and law enforcement. You were not only a great officer but a great friend, father, & husband who will truly be missed but never forgotten. As we continue the job down here you can rest and know that your life will live on in our hearts. Until we “59” (meet officer…) again our prayers and love will be with you and your family.

Maj. David C. McCart
Henry County Sheriff’s Office
McDonough, Georgia

Several memorial funds have been set up to benefit the Gilbert family, which includes wife Patricia and three children, teens Allison and Austin, and toddler Sarah.

Major David McCart
Henry County Sheriff's Office

May 6, 2004

You are the reason I do what I do.
Thank you!

Police officer
Gwinnett Coounty P.D.

May 6, 2004





May 6, 2004

Godspeed to a Brother in Blue...

FAMS Atlanta

May 6, 2004

The policeman stood and faced his God,which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?
The policeman squared his shoulders and said.
"No, I guess I ain't because those of us who carry a badge can't always be a Saint."
I've had to work most Sundays
and at times my talk is rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...
though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help
though at times I shook with fear,
and sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much, but if you don't...I'll understand"
There was a silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman.
You've borne you burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets.
You've done your time in Hell"


May 6, 2004

On behalf of the Pittsfield Police Dept., we offer our condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. Gilbert. God Bless.

Officer Rodney Minoty
Pittsfield Police Dept. ME

May 5, 2004

Rest in peace sir. Thank you

concerned citizen

May 5, 2004

God Bless You
Rest in Peace
Our prayers are with you.

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton Co. Texas Pct. 2

May 5, 2004

To the family of the missed Sgt. Gilbert God bless you!! To Sgt. Gilbert you were always an inspiration to me and I will tell you why. I always looked up to you and thought that I would hope to be one day just like you. You see I think we both had the same thoughts when it came to bad guys. I think I am just a younger version of how you were Sgt. We both also had the same thoughts about being able to go home safely to see our families. It was a real pleasure to have worked with you the time that I did sir and I know one day we will be working together once again in heaven. I will truly miss you and to me you are a hero sir. I thank God for allowing us to cross paths. GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!

S/A Beltran
Henry County

May 5, 2004

Rest in peace brother. May God bless you and your family from now to eternity.

Ofc Roger Bell
Marietta Police Dept - GA

May 5, 2004

My family would like to extend our sympathy to the family, friends, & co-workers of Sgt James Gilbert for their loss. You're in our thoughts & prayers.

Gail M Pabst
aunt of a fallen officer

May 5, 2004

Brother , Thank you for your sacrifice. We'll take it from here. Rest easy, we have the watch

Senior Trooper
Georgia State Patrol

May 5, 2004

Rest in peace knowing that you did a Job Well Done.....


May 5, 2004

Rest now brother, we will take it from here.

"Blessed are the peacekeepers, they shall be called the children of God"
Mat: 5:9

Post #1 Griffin

Georgia State Patrol

May 5, 2004

The members of the Royal Palm Beach Police Department wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family, coworkers, and friends of Sergeant James Gilbert. He has fought the good fight and has now gone to his reward. Many of our brothers and sisters are gone, but none are ever forgotten.

Sergeant T. E. Murphy
Royal Palm Beach, Fl. P. D.

May 4, 2004

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