Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Gilbert T. Stocker

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, July 31, 1972

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Reflections for Police Officer Gilbert T. Stocker

Love and missed Dad ❤️

AnnMarie Joseph

July 31, 2019

I will never forget Gilbert Stocker. As a member of RDPFFA, he was recalled fondly at our recent picnic. Rest in Peace Brother.

Patrick Opipari, Sergrant
Detroit Police Dept. and RDPFFA

June 13, 2019

46 years and you are still missed and loved!

Elizabeth Stocker

July 31, 2018

I knew Gil From St. Rita High School. His passing left a huge loss in this world. Men of his caliber were and are rare, ask any of the officers that worked with him. Rest in Peace Brother.

Sergeant Patrick Opipari, Retired
Detroit Police Department

August 7, 2017

Damn shame that the shooter got out after 9 years! Just purely wrong. This fine officer's life was worth more than 9 years. May he never be forgotten and I hope his wife and kids went on to find peace and future happiness after their horrible loss. You will never be forgotten hero.

Retired Investigator Nancy Gauchey
Detroit Police Department

July 31, 2017

I remember this incident. I was about 11 when this happened and I lived in Detroit. Rest In Peace Brother.

TSgt Retired Ken Lemanski
USAF Security Forces

July 31, 2017

45 years and like yesterday.

With love.

Kathleen Stocker

July 31, 2017

45 years. Still miss you more than you know.


July 31, 2017

It's been 45 years Gil, I think of you and your family often. You are missed. RIP Brother. Rebecca if you look in the dictionary under the best Police Officer you can be You will see Gil's picture. You have every reason to be very proud of your Grandfather even if you didn't know him. He was a great partner and always had your back. Semper Fi Gil RIP.

Art Rivers DPD Retired
DPD Retired

July 11, 2017

He sounds like one amazing man n very handsome too. I am his grand daughter. I never got to meet him but this page has me in tears, such wonderful memories. Thank u everyone for helping me get to know how amazing my grandpa was.

Rebecca Stocker
Granddaughter(daughter of his son thomas stocker)

March 26, 2017

Tom, we mark every year. There have been far too many. We love you and miss you still.

Liz Stocker

August 1, 2016

Gone but never forgotten ❤

AnnMarie Stocker Joseph

August 1, 2016

Still missed. Loved forever.

Kathleen Stocker

July 31, 2016

After 44 years I still miss you Gil, RIP my friend and brother.

Arthur Rivers
DPD Retired

July 30, 2016

My dad was one of your dad's partners (Jimmie "Cricket" Harrington). I was only 7 years old when your dad died and I don't remember much of those days, but I remember being with your family after the funeral and how devastated my dad was. He had great memories of "Stocker."

Sue Harrington Hunter

April 30, 2016

Love you Dad

AnnMarie Stocker Joseph

July 31, 2015

42 years and still missed very much. I love to share the reflections that people have left of my Dad with my children so they can see what a wonderful grandpa they had.

AnnMarie Stocker Joseph

July 31, 2014

My sympathy to family. My father's partner was killed in a similar way and he was greatly affected by it and retired two years later. To serve only 9 years doesnt seem enough. Too many people are (were) able to obtain guns. Its a little more difficult today for citizens to get guns but we need more control. Today, Detroit is number two in the country for violent deaths (murder)

Diana Cricks, daughter of retired patrolman John Coy, DPD

October 9, 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 41rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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. He was also your fellow Marine so I bid you semper fi and thank you for your service to our country in the Corps/

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I thank your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

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

January 25, 2013

Forty years and I miss him every day. Cannot believe it's 40 years.

I remember Tom coming home on leave from the Marines, surprising everyone, just showing up at the house without telling us he was coming. Sitting on the front porch enjoying all the green on the trees after being stationed in dusty Southern California. Walking back and forth to high school with his jacket open, regardless of the weather, because he was too cool and too tough to zip it up. He had a car with no engine when he was in high school but managed to cruise Woodward Avenue anyway by having friends take turns pushing him up and down the road. What a great guy.

Kathleen Stocker

September 12, 2012

Thank you for your call Mr. Moore, you made my day.
Just knowing that my dad is still thought of and missed means so much to me. Thank you everyone for all your postings they are a neat way to get to remember my dad.

AnnMarie Stocker Joseph

July 31, 2012


James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 31, 2012

i was working #6 at the time and responded to the call. OfficerGeorge Olter,#6 cruiser was also shot that day and swallowed the bullet on the way to hospital. Never returned to the job but is alive. I believe that was on Hillsboro in #6. We also questioned another suspect in that shooting but never arrested, but believe he might have been there, his name Hayward Brown. That December 27th another police shooting took place at 9202 Schaffer #6. Bobby Bradford died in my arms that night, Hayward Brown was one of the shooters. I still have the original report I made at homicide that night. That night will forever be with me.

patrolman Doug Heady
Detroit Police Dept

July 31, 2012


I just returned from the cemetery with my oldest son and I placed a small memorial there for you ,it's still hard for me to believe today is 40yrs since that day that changed our lives forever.
There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you, glance at the picture of you that still remains in my wallet , miss your stinky little Italian cigars, your quick wit comments , the things we did together as partners, friends & families.

Dora, Tommy, Annmarie & Jimmy he loved you more than life itself !!

I miss my FRIEND & PARTNER still to this day !!!!!

Poilce Officer Donald Moore (Retired)
Detroit Police Dept.

July 31, 2012

Dear Stocker Family,
I was proud to have known and served with Gil, your husband and father. I served with him at the 2nd precinct from Jan. 1968 until my transfer to the Motor Division in 1971. I was on routine freeway patrol on July 31, 1972. I was one of several motor vehicles that escorted Gil to Detroit Receiving Hospital where I discovered the wounded officer was Gil Stocker. The loss touched me deeply and I have never ceased remembering and prayering for all of you on the anniversary of his passing. Gil was an unforgetable kind of guy. Much love to his family.l

Police Officer Tom Donnelly
Detroit Police Department (retired)

July 13, 2012

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