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Officer David George Gabrielli

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, August 31, 1990

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Reflections for Officer David George Gabrielli

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 31, 2020

Officer Gabrielli,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 31, 2020

Dad-
It's been so long, but the memories are so fresh. This anniversary is for some reason particularly hard for me. I miss u more than u could even imagine. Mom's gone now too. I'd give anything to feel your arms swinging me thru the air, or listen to the Moody Blues. Nothing has been the same. I miss you like it was yesterday. I love you Daddy!! Your only daughter.,


Gwendolyn Gabrielli
Sept.1 2018

Gwendolyn Gabrielli
Daughter

September 1, 2018

Memorial weekend just passed and all I could think about was you and how much I miss you still.......Wish you could have known my husband and grandkids.......they would have loved you as much as I do....You are missed everyday brother.

Love,
Janey

Janey
Sister

May 30, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd anniversary year of your death. I am privilige to leave a tribute to you. 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 23, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 6, 2012

On October 26th 1984 I had broken my neck out in the desert close to town. After two hours of chaos and terror while ground based EMTs tried to figure out what to do with me, the chopper came, manuevered the high voltage lines and set down. It was like Patton had landed. Dave barked orders and cleared people out. He talked firmly to me but with an odd comfort in his voice. I remember my terrors evaporating as I sensed his command of the situation. It was remarkable. I knew I was rescued. I would live.
That was Dave's last mission as a DPS Paramedic. He was returning to patrol duty "to take it easy", weary of scraping people off the ground for so long.
He is my hero.

Don Ahee
Saved by Gab

December 14, 2009

It's been so long, but I still hear your voice everyday..Another tough anniversary for all of us. Miss you so much and love you. You are always here..
Love,
Janey

Janey
Sister

August 31, 2009

Officer Gabrielli,
On today, the 18th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the USN. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

Anonymous

August 31, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 14, 2007

Dave was my friend and shipmate. We spent many hours talking about the Navy and Law Enforcement (I was former Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept). Our last get together was on the back of our boat with Dave and Judy. I got a letter from him while I was in Desert Shield/Desert Storm telling me he would be joining me soon. I would later learn of the tragedy upon my return home. My wife and I think of he and Judy often. I have aone of his stories in my book "BEHIND THE BADGE: The Funny Side of the Thin Blue Line". It is a small token of rememberance.

HMC Harry Penny
USN (Retired)

September 29, 2007

Rest in Peace, Officer Gabrielli. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 14, 2007

Dave,

I first met you as an Explorer when you helped our DPS post on occassion. You later became a Class Counselor for our Police Academy Class (ALETA 110) helping to mold Cadet into competent Police Officers.

You were and still are firmly in my memory and that of my classmates as a shining example how to honorably and properly serve & protect in this profession. When I think of all a Police Officer should be, you come to mind without hesitation. You are without a doubt a colossal credit to the uniform and the profession.

Thank you for all you did for us, the mentoring, the caring, the coaching and for being the finest of role models.

Through us, you still patrol the streets of Arizona and keep things safe. Dave, you are missed, I still pray for you, John and both your families. I will never forget you.

Sergeant Fabian Cota
Mesa Police Department

January 3, 2007

To David's family members: He is a great friend and will be missed. Everyone on board our ship liked and respected him. His care and concern for others, and his humor were greatly appreciated. I'm sure he's fellowshipping with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

David Estel
Former Shipmate- U.S. Navy

November 8, 2006

David...Thinking of you on this anniversary day.. and every day..Miss you and love you,
Janey

Janey Goddard
Sister

August 31, 2006

Brother Gabrielli,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Respectfully,
You’re Brothers in Blue


Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

January 19, 2006

Although we met, I was to young to remember. Dad and Grandma spoke of you often. Am proud to share the same name with you. Your cousin, David Gabrielli

David B Gabrielli

November 16, 2005

Every time I hear "The Dance" I think of you and John. I was there and can't forget. You influence me every day. Keep us safe now as our guardian angel.

Narcotics Sergeant
AZDPS

November 8, 2005

Dave

You are a true hero in my mind. I serve in your memory. You are not forgotten. I wish we could have met.

Your cousin
Steven J. Gabrielli

Deputy Steven Gabrielli
Pinellas County Sheriff's Department

July 21, 2004

Officer Gabrielli ... you are most certainly not forgotten ... Rest easy BLUE ANGEL.

Anonymous

November 11, 2003

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