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 by a drunk driver while directing traffic at the intersection of North Cary Street and Court Street where men were working to unstop a storm drain. He died ten days later from head injuries.

The 26-year-old driver was charged with drunk driving and vehicular homicide.

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
  • Incident Date Monday, February 27, 1984
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Sergeant Gilbert.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 16, 2022

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