Police Officer Homer Reed Gilbert

Police Officer Homer Reed Gilbert

Mechanicsburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, January 26, 1943

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Homer Reed Gilbert

Police Officer Homer Gilbert suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to break up a fight at a high school football game.

Officer Gilbert had served with the Mechanicsburg Borough Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

fight call

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Officer Gilbert,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mechanicsburg Borough. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 26, 2023

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