Sergeant John Harold Gilbert

Sergeant John Harold Gilbert

Brockton Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, March 8, 1984

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John Harold Gilbert

Sergeant John Gilbert was struck and killed by a drunk driver while working a road detail at the intersection of North Cary Street and Court Street.

Sergeant Gilbert had served with the agency for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Mr. Gilbert was like a second father to me. I met him when I was five years old, when I met my friend Dan. He taught me many valuable things. When I got into trouble he would come by my parents house to talk sense into me. He was the only one who ever did that, I will never forget him. Hopefully I will see him again someday.

Brian Macdonald

Brian Macdonald

August 29, 2019

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