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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

 

Condolences to family & friends.

RIP Sarge.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
Alameda, CA Police Dept.
March 26, 2013

so sorry for your loss and the loss of his partner. mattie is a pretty name and also a beautiful dog. thoughts and prayers go out to his family. also to his and his k9 fellow officers.

citizen
citizen
March 26, 2013

God bless.

Officer Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol
March 26, 2013

Sergeant Gilbert Cortez rest in peace you are
now a member of an elite group The Thin Blue Line
of Heroes. There is no greater sacrifice that one can give
for his fellow man. To the Family I salute your lost loved
one, and pray for you during the days to come. Gilbert will
be in the company of heroes forevermore.

The Thin Blue Line of the Fallen are Standing at
attention in their class “A“ uniforms,badges gleaming and
shoes like glass, They 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 hallowed place. As you march down the Thin Blue
Line of the Fallen, all eyes are focused on you as if to
say it will be ok you’re with your eternal partners.
A salute follows and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well. Now come join the ranks, another
member of The Thin Blue Line has come home.

Your Brother in Law Enforcement

Dr. Stan Phillips, Ms, USA Ret.
Retired Lt. Walnut Grove Mississippi Police Dept
March 26, 2013

Sgt. Cortez and K-9 Mattie, you have both done the job of facing the unknown every single day to keep all communities safe and setting the example that we should all follow. We will take your both of your watches over from here and may you both rest in peace.

Officer Dave Brown
Florida Department of Corrections (Probation and Parole)
March 26, 2013

Rest in Peace, Brother. Rest in Peace, Mattie. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Dept (Michigan)
March 26, 2013

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.

Deputy J. D. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office
March 26, 2013

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND MAY YOUR FAMILY FIND COMFORT IN THE GOOD YOU HAVE DONE HERE ON EARTH.

Doug Gist, Captain (ret.) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum
March 26, 2013

Rest In Peace Sergeant Cortez.

Officer Christopher Goodwin (Retired)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC Police Dept.
March 26, 2013

R.I.P. BROTHER Cortez!!!

Nebraska Police Officer
March 26, 2013

Rest in peace my brother with your faithful companion. From the begining to the end you stood by each other, never fearful of the day. Rest easy my friends knowing the Job was well done. Hero's live on forever, 10-42.

Deputy Gunner and K9 Atak
HCSO, Mass
March 26, 2013

I'm sorry to learn this about Sergeant Cortez and his doggy Mattie. I hope that neither of you felt any pain. May you both live with the angels.

No Rank, Rene Robles
N/A
March 26, 2013

Rest in Peace both of you. Thank you for your service to your fellow man and making this world a little better for the rest of us. May you continue to look down on us and continue keep a watchful eye. To your family and fellow officers I offer my deepest condolences and prayers to them.

Motor Officer C.L.McCleary 1615
Colorado Springs Police Department
March 26, 2013

Sgt. Cortez and K9 Mattie,

Thank you for your service. May God bless your family, friends, and your brothers and sisters at California DOC.

Officer Katie Gierach
Wauwatosa Police Department, Wauwatosa, WI
March 26, 2013

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well

Reserve Deputy Douglas J. Maykowski
Macomb County Sheriff Mt. Clemens Michigan
March 26, 2013

Rest in peace my brother L.E.O.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department
March 26, 2013

God bless Sgt Cortez, K9 Mattie, their families and the LE community.

The loss of any officer affects us all, and this is so sad.

Thank you Sgt Cortez and Mattie for your service to our state and for keeping us safe.

Marguerite Galvez
March 26, 2013

Rest easy brother

Sgt. J. Sawyer A7979
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
March 26, 2013

Rest In Peace Sgt. Cortez and K-9 Mattie. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at California Department of Corrections.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service
March 26, 2013

My sympathy and thanks for your service Sgt. Cortez. Your service is a vital part of law enforcement that seldom receives the respect due. Your partner, Mattie will accompany you in your next duty station. God Bless and God Speed.

Retired Chief John R. Graham
March 26, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother

Lt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Virginia
March 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Supervisory FAM, Thomas Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service
March 26, 2013

TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION, SERGEANT GILBERT CORTEZ AND K9 MATTIE.

My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Officer and his K9 partner Mattie.
We in the law enforcement community are a family.
Though we may wear different uniforms and have different badges, shields or stars pinned upon our chest.
We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are:
Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, county roads and state highways.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a law enforcement family, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice.
Daily our position is clear that we will SERVE and PROTECT our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of GOOD over EVIL facing the unknown with COURAGE keeping our trust and faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for LAW ENFORCEMENT is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
SERGEANT CORTEZ - K9 MATTIE
You did not die in vain
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens of the State of California with Honor, Pride and Distinction.
I'm proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I'm proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I'm proud to have served and protected my community as you did.
I'm proud to call you BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do..........SERVING and PROTECTING your community with HONOR and PRIDE making a better and safer place for us all.

FINAL CALL
SERGEANT CORTEZ STATUS............SERGEANT CORTEZ STATUS............
SERGEANT CORTEZ STATUS......................
ATTENTION ALL UNITS..............CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION, SERGEANT GILBERT CORTEZ AND HIS K9 PARTNER MATTIE HAVING SERVED THE CITIZENS IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITH HONOR, PRIDE AND DISTINCTION IS NOW 10-42.
Rest in Peace my fallen Brother, YOU AND K9 MATTIE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01
March 26, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Sergeant Cortez's family and everyone at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department
March 26, 2013

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.
Thank you for your service.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis County Police Dept
March 26, 2013

 
 

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