Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Gary Morales

St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, February 28, 2013

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Reflections for Sergeant Gary Morales

Well my brother, another year has come and gone but your memory still stays with me. I regret to say that I am a little late with this years post but each year it becomes a little more difficult to express exactly what needs to be said. So as always I will raise my glass and dedicate this moment, for here is to us and those like us, dam few left.

Det Sgt S.K. Silverman Ret.
st lucie county so

March 2, 2018

Rest in peace my brother in blue.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 28, 2018

It took me a little longer to post since it is still difficult for me and the fact that my son AJ is now a deputy sheriff here in upstate NY. I still remind my criminal justice student's of you and your photo still hangs on my wall in my office. Peace be with you my brother and each year at this time I raise my glass for "Here's to us and those like us." You will never be forgotten.

Det Sgt S.K. Silverman Ret.
st lucie county so

March 2, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

I didn't know Sergeant Morales, but I read of his tragic loss while researching traffic stop danger. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and brothers and sisters from the agency.

Major Steve Ijames
Springfield Missouri Police

June 25, 2014

The impression you have left on us that had the pleasure of knowing you is unspeakable. A year later we still cannot bear the load of looking and reading of this tragedy. We do know that you are watching over us.

Sgt Miller
St Lucie Sheriff

May 21, 2014


After reading all the other comments, the only thing I can think to add is:

Thank you for pushing me to come back to the team, I still carry the SWAT coin you gave me to help persuade me back. Your ambition was only second to your sense of humor. Thanks for consistently making us laugh when we needed to. And most of all, thanks for being there during college and work. You are sorely missed brother.


Sgt. Brian Rhodes
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office

March 18, 2014

We work together on the same squad when he started with the dept. He was a good man, loved his job and you knew you could count on him.

A great loss... my sympathy to his family.


January 6, 2014

Sgt. Morales,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USAF. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 5, 2014

First, I would like to say thank you Sergeant Gary Morales for his service to this country and giving the ultimate sacrifice. Second, I am a head football Coach at Millbrook High School in Winchester Va. We have started a new tradition at MHS. Each week the Football team will be paying tribute to a Fallen Hero. Whether that fallen hero was in the Military, Police force, EMT or Fire Fighter. This week, November 1, 2013 in our "Tribute to Heroes" the Millbrook Football Team will be playing for Sergeant Morales. Some people may say that we do this to get the kids pumped up for the game, that is not the case. It is to show the players another side of life besides Winchester, Millbrook and Millbrook Football. That there are people like Sergeant Morales that sacrifice their lives everyday for their safety! So from the Millbrook football team, thank you, and WE WILL be playing hard for you tonight!

Again, Thank you to Sergeant Morales and his family!

Josh Haymore
Millbrook High School, Winchester, Va Head Football Coach

November 1, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 25, 2013

We will never forget you

Town Marshal Travis Harris
Rossville Police, Indiana

October 2, 2013

Very sad!

Sergeant David Grice
Mascotte Police Department

September 27, 2013

Gary, I remeber when you started with the department...I knew then that you would be one of the "good ones"... I was so sad to hear the news.... You know I enjoyed all the times we worked together, I knew you always had my back. We'll miss you brother.......My God bless you and your family.......

Gregory A. Grainger
(former) ST Lucie SO Deputy

August 20, 2013

God Bless you Sgt. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

July 23, 2013

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the sheriff's office, and those served, at the loss of this deputy. May faith, family, friends and time join together to ease everyone’s pain at this time of loss.

While many other career choices were certainly available, this deputy chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord hath said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

Thank you for your service, your convictions and moral character, as well as your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will watch over your family and continue the Watch!

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI

May 28, 2013

Rest in peace, Gary. You and Steve watch over the officers on the ground and keep them safe.

Nancy Roberts

May 11, 2013

Rest peaceably Gary, I'll never forget you and the academy. Good Cops are hard to find and you'll be sorely missed.
My deepest sympathy goes out to your family and our friends at St. Lucie County. I know how bad they are hurting to lose you like this.
Goodbye My Friend!

Corporal Forrest Terry
Mason County Sheriff's Office

May 8, 2013

"Mo chomhbhróin"

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Department, Caliofrnia

April 23, 2013

To the family and friends of Sergeant Gary Morales and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Gary was brutally murdered.

To Sergeant Morales' family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Sergeant Morales gave to his community and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 28, 2013.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 12, 2013

Rest in Peace, Brother..

"Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." Romans 12:19

Former LEO

April 4, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Sergeant Gary Morales and the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Sergeant Morales, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

April 3, 2013

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents & He will judge the guilty. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join them in their agonizing grief & remember them in my prayers.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

April 3, 2013

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

April 1, 2013

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