Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Policeman Gilbert N. Reyes

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, May 4, 1959

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Policeman Gilbert N. Reyes

Officer Reyes,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during WW II and the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 4, 2019

Semper Fi Motorman. You will NEVER be forgotten.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
CHP South LA

May 4, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 4, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 4, 2018

Rest in Peace, Policeman Reyes. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

Policeman Reyes - It was a bit of a shock to see Dan LaBrada's entry, here. Dan died about a year, or two, after he posted it. I knew your daughter at LAPD, as well. She was very squared-away, sir. You would have been very proud of her.

Thanks for your service to the people of Los Angeles.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 6, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 50th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.
Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

How proud you must be that your legacy of protecting and serving was carried on by your family.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 4, 2009



May 5, 2008

My father was your partner on motors the day of the tragic event. Your sacrifice has left a lasting impression with him, who has since passed on and whose story has been handed down to myself. I too have taken the call of a career in law enforcement. I reflected upon your deeds each time I saw your name forever enshrined in the Hall of Honor for fallen officers while training at the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Academy.

Gary W. Gertig, L.A.S.O. (Ret.), son of William C. Gertig, L.A.P.D., (Ret.)

Deputy (Ret)
Los Angeles County Sheriff (Ret)

February 19, 2007

Policeman Gilbert Reyes' daughter is a Sgt with the LAPD .
Carrying on the Reyes name with great pride

Policeman Dan LaBrada

November 24, 2005

Rest in peace hero, you are never forgotten.


June 12, 2005

Don't grieve for me, for now I am free,
I am following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
For I found peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
These things I too miss

Be not burdened with time of sorrow,
For I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undo grieve.
So lift up your heart and share with me,
GOD wanted me now ...he has set me free.

December 23, 2004

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.