Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Petty Officer Ronald Gill

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, March 25, 2007

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Reflections for Petty Officer Ronald Gill

Missing my shipmate. Prayers sent for family.

Terry
CG

December 15, 2016

I send my prayer(s) to the family.

Terry

August 29, 2014

We continue to stand the watch in honor of Gill, our shipmate. Time does not heal... I pray every night for the family. God Bless the Gill family. I remember PS3 Gill proudly cleaning his weapon after a long day at the range. I am so proud to have served with him. I miss Gill..... as many must too. Tears...

XO
USCG

March 30, 2014

You are still in our thoughts daily Ronnie. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I'm grateful to have known you and call you a brother, shipmate, and friend. Fair winds and following seas shipmate!

GMC Tim Chester
USCG (Retired)

March 25, 2014

I think of you often shipmate.
Tomorrow I will buy a few rounds, tell a few stories, and shed a few tears...as I have done every year.

Steve
USCG

March 24, 2014

We are still standing a good watch as Petty Officer Gill would expect of us.

Tdh
USCG

September 15, 2013

so unfortunate, you shall rise again

john
sympathizer

March 24, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 26, 2012

I woke early this morning to think of words....words that could possibly describe how I feel today. I concluded, that it was impossible. There are no words I could even come up with other than to quote PO Gill's family... "Please know that you are loved by all of us, your family, friends, in-laws, fellow law enforcement officers and your “Coasties”. Not a day goes by that we do not think of you and thank you for your sacrifice. You will always be forever in Our hearts."

Blesses to to the Gill Family.

Terry
USCG

March 26, 2012

It was an honor serving with you, RIP my friend!

E-6
U.S.C.G

March 25, 2012

Thinking of you today, Ron. Keep watch over the protectors.

Brandon Gourley Civilian/Former Shipmate
U.S. Coast Guard (2001-2007)

March 25, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP Now we will never forget you.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 25, 2012

Still in pain over the loss of Petty Officer Ron Gill. Time does not heal.... I pray every night for the family. v/r shipmate of PO Gill.

Terry
XO

December 9, 2011

As I often look through the many reflections that are everywhere on the web, I realize more and more what a beautiful person you were. Each day I am with Gracie I am able to see a part of you in person. To hold her in my arms, tickle her until she cannot laugh anymore, talk to her about her "DAD", what a hero he was and how much he would have loved her makes me both happy and sad. Looking at Mom each day and seeing the sadness etched on her face is the most difficult daily challenge about losing you. Hearing the emptiness in JonJon's voice when we talk about you is sometimes a bit overwhelming. Whoever said that it would get easier as time goes by apparently never lost a chiuld, especially one as beautiful as you...I love you Ronnie and I miss you more and more each day. Love, Dad.

Ron Gill Sr.
Dad

November 18, 2011

God bless the Gill family. v/r shipmates of Ron.

Terry
USCG

July 6, 2011

Never forgotten. I thank you for all you did to protect your country.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

March 25, 2011

I remember one of the finest days of my professional life.

I was leaving the unit after a long day and observed Gill cleaning his weapons after a series of exhausting tactical shoothouse ranges.

The smell of solvent...the dirty swaps... I could tell that he was tired..yet when I asked him what was he was doing...HIS EYES LIT UP. He reported that he was making his weapon ready for the next mission, then he smiled the biggest smile I have ever seen.

God Bless you, Petty Officer Gill.

Terry Holom
USCG

May 16, 2010

We're on day 2 of the Law Enforcement United Ride "Road To Hope". On day 1, we took the ferry on the Jamestown River. A police boat escorted us the entire way across the river. While looking at the police boat, I glanced down and noticed a lady bug on the railing of the ferry. Along with the police boat, Ronnie was keeping us safe...

Officer Kristen Chipoletti
Vanderbilt University PD

May 11, 2010

At this moment 3 years ago, i was at the movies with some friends. Little did i know, in a few hours i would be seeing two coast guardsmen standing at my front door, ready to deliver the worst news possible. "we're sorry to inform you, but earlier today, Ronald Gill Jr. was killed." Those words echo in my mind every single day. I am honored to call you my best friend, and lucky to call you my brother. You will never truly die, because your memory and love will live on in all of us.

Jonathan Gill
Luckiest Brother in the world

March 25, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 25, 2010

Rest well, my shipmate. I think of you and your family often. I am proud to have served with you. tdh

Terry Holom
XO

January 15, 2010

PS3 Ronald A. Gill Jr's bench inscription reads: “Think not upon my passing, but remember the glory of my spirit.” I must state that I think of your passing everyday, but also remember his dedication to service and your family. I think of the Gill Family everyday...I pray for you...Bless you. (We miss the two dogs..Diesel and the pug... we took care of for 2 months...we miss them too.

XO
Ron's XO

November 19, 2009

Hi Ronald Gill and family,

I never met your or knew you, but you have touched my life. I am going into U.S.C.G. basic training soon and I want to do the same work you did. Every time I think of the Coast Guard I think of you, and how much I want be just like you and get into law enforcement. Your actual name and sacrifice pops into my mind frequently, and it motivates me to be the best Coastie I can when my turn comes shortly.

I pray for peace and comfort to your family on earth, and I hope to someday meet you in heaven, Petty Officer Ronald Gill. Making the ultimate sacrifice takes so much dedication and selflessness; I hope when I meet you when my life is done you are able to tell me I did well and followed in your footsteps. Until then, thank you for your sacrifice and work.

a future coastie

October 3, 2009

Thanks for serving!

Auxiliarist
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

May 2, 2009

PO Gill's loss, two years ago today, was tragic.

His "End of Watch" was a normal patrol, albeit the last planned mission of the deployment. Nothing can make Ron's loss less bitter. To honor him, the best we can do is remember, tell his story, and pass on lessons to those that come after us.

Ron,
You are remembered - every day.
Your story is told and used in teaching opportunities throughout the Service.

Steve Bosau

March 25, 2009

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