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Sergeant Gilbert Cortez | California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Sergeant

Gilbert Cortez

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch: Monday, March 25, 2013
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Reflections for Sergeant Gilbert Cortez

 

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer
12-25-2010

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Ret.) LAPD (Ret.)
Jerome County, Idaho (Ret.)
March 26, 2013

My deepest condolences to Sgt Cortez's and Mattie's family and the CA Dept of Corrections and Rehab. I know these losses will not be easy for any of you so I pray that God gives you the strength and courage to face the times ahead. Sgt Cortez and Mattie, rest in peace as your lives and service are celebrated.

Linda Topping
Wife of Police Chief
March 26, 2013

May God Bless you brother, and comfort your family in this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for your country and community.
You are a hero for how you lived your life, you will forever be remembered for how you lost it.

Corporal
Pennsylvania State Police
March 26, 2013

RIP Brother.

A131
USBP
March 26, 2013

Family, Co-workers, and Friends: We hope knowing that you all are thought of in a kind and loving way will help ease your sorrow and bring peace. With greatest sympathy.

Rita Rocker, Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles
March 26, 2013

The 51st Basic Detention Officer Training Academy sends our deepest and most heart felt condolences to the Family, Friends, and Co-workers of Sgt. Cortez

During this time, hold on to the memories and good times shared as a source of comfort. Be ever mindful of the pride he embraced when wearing his uniform. R.I.P., Sgt. Cortez

Respectfully Submitted,

Lt. Alicia S. McKinney & the Cadets of B.D.O.T. Academy 51
Durham County Sheriff's Office
Durham, NC

Lt. Alicia S. McKinney
Durham County Sheriff's Office
March 26, 2013

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

BLR
Team Texas
March 26, 2013

Rest in peace Brother & Brave K-9....my thoughts are with the family, friends and members of the CDOC during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD
March 26, 2013

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. REST IN PEACE.

POLICE OFFICER
NAPERVILLE IL POLICE DEPARTMENT
March 26, 2013

Rest in peace Sgt Cortez. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you and Mattie patrol the streets of gold. Your service will not be forgotten.

OFC TERRY F. ZECH
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE , DETROIT, MICHIGAN
March 26, 2013

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF SERGEANT CORTEZ, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF SERGEANT CORTEZ .
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
HIS SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HIS DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GOD BLESS

Ret. PO David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Ont Canada
March 26, 2013

Thank you both for your service. RIP and serve your god now. May peace be bestowed upon your family.

P. Whitesell
Dept of Justice / Federal Bureau of Prisons
March 26, 2013

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Gilbert Cortez, and the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Sergeant Cortez, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association
March 26, 2013

may the almighty lord be with you Sergeant Cortez and your family. Thank you for your dedicated service sir

Court Security Officer Richard E. Wishin
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS,DOVER DELAWARE (RET. NYC CORRECTION DEPT)
March 26, 2013

On behalf of the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association, I would like to express our deepest regards and sympathy to the family, friends and fellow officers of Sgt. Gilbert Cortez and his K9 partner Mattie. Gilbert and K9 Mattie gave the ultimate sacrifice..... you may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. Rest in peace and thank you for your service.

James A. Cortina
Director / Connecticut Police Work Dog Association
March 26, 2013

Brother, Rest in Peace at Heavens Gate with you faithful Mattie as you watch over family, friends and you brothers and sisters that you have left behind. Thank you for your dedicated service. Thoughts and prayers follow for your loved ones!

Ofc. Frank A. Yevchak Jr., Retired
Upper Saddle River PD, NJ
March 26, 2013

Rest in peace brother

B.P. Sullivan, Cpl. RCMP #48582
March 26, 2013

Rest in peace Sergeant Cortez!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!
March 26, 2013

God speed Sgt. Cortez & K9 Mattie. Prayers to you & yours.

Citizen
March 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your department!

Bryce Stevenson
Son of Fallen Ceres Police Sergeant Howard Stevenson, EOW 010905
March 26, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Gilbert Cortez. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of California will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir .


May the children of Sergeant Cortez, know that their Dad, is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us. Sergeant Cortez. Thank You for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department
March 26, 2013

May you and Mattie be with each other in heaven in gods loving care. It was a pleasure working with such a dedicated and professional officer. RIP.

Kurt Bender, CDCR Officer
CDCR, CRC, PATTON
March 26, 2013

Thank you for your service, Sgt. Cortez. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Patrol Officer Floyd Buchanan
Pine Hill Police Department, Alabama
March 26, 2013

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the more than 23 years of protection you provided. Your brave and honorable service is greatly appreciated. Rest easy my brother

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Honor Guard Member
March 26, 2013

What a kind and wonderful person Gil was. I work as a prosecutor and I had the pleasure of working on cases with Gil for over a year and a half. He was an expert in his field and worked hard to make the prison a safer place. He also was a great father and he loved his family. May God bless them..

Deputy District Attorney
Riverside County District Attorney's Office
March 26, 2013

 
 

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