Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Patrol Officer Brian T. A. Gibson

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Wednesday, February 5, 1997

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Reflections for Master Patrol Officer Brian T. A. Gibson

Today we lost law enforcements biggest "cheerleader", Brian's mother Shirley passed away. Mrs. Gibson was very involved in C.O.P.S. She advocated for years after Brian's death helping family's across this country who lost a loved one in the line of duty. She opened her beautiful house every holiday to all us cooking pounds of food allowing hundreds of us inside. She was so sweet and loved all of us because we were blue. Although Brian passed away before I came on, his mother is one of the reasons the newer generations never forget the sacrifices made by the ones who came before us. When I was in patrol and would sit at light at Georgia & Missouri I would always think of Brian and Shirley. Brian's legacy will continue to go on stronger because of Shirley and now hers will too. I'm so sorry to the Gibson family for another loss. I hope you take comfort knowing that her and Brian are reunited. Thank you to the Gibson family for sharing Shirley with us and MPD can't thank you enough.

Detective
DC Metropolitan Police (MPD)

July 18, 2021

To the Gibson Family,
Brian was a good friend and cop. In high school (HD Woodson) we had great times talking about our plans after high school. I was totally surprised when I heard Brian had joined the Marine Corps. I served four years in the Corps. Brian and I both joined MPD after the Marine Corps. I can remember the day of Brian's death. Brian heart was big and so was his love for life. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson raised a man they could always be proud of. Brian loved his kids. I was glad to have him as a life long friend and a MPD and Marine brother. Brian will always be missed and loved.

Detective Steven Manley
Metropolitan Police Department

February 27, 2021

Dear family and friends of MPO Brian Gibson,
I am very proud to wear the same uniform and stripes as MPO Brian Gibson did. I spent the first 19 years of my career in the DC Police, assigned to the Sixth District. I am now assigned to the Fourth District Headquarters that is known as "The Brian T. Gibson Building." Rest easy my Blue-Brother, we have the Watch from here.
Forever grateful for your service and ultimate sacrifice MPO!

MPO Mark W. Treu
Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC.

February 5, 2021

Thank you for your years of service. Although we met your family in the worst of circumstances it was a blessing to meet your entire family...... mom LOVED your mom and probably could not have gotten though without her <3
Always in our hearts <3

Sally Butzke
Friend

February 5, 2021

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

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

February 5, 2021

As the 24th anniversary of Master Patrol Officer Brian T.A. Gibson's death approach we give our respect by never forgetting him. Thank you for your service sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

February 3, 2021

Man these holidays are no joke. Missing you forever

ASHLEY GIBSON
Eldest Daughter

November 30, 2020

RIP sir; you will never ever be forgotten sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

September 5, 2020

Rest in peace Master Patrol Officer Gibson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 2, 2019

Brian i will never forget you.Im always thinking about you and i in Iraq.My you rest in heaven my Marine Brother.

Rodney Hickman

November 15, 2018

Brian I never got to meet you personally however, I wore the MPD blue uniform and when I learned about what happened to you I hurt so bad. Though I no longer wear the uniform I always carry you and all the others in my heart and pray for protection. RIP fly high

Former Officer
Class of 89-1

May 17, 2018

Brian I never got to meet you personally however, I wore the MPD blue uniform and when I learned about what happened to you I hurt so bad. Though I no longer wear the uniform I always carry you and all the others in my heart and pray for protection. RIP fly high

Former Officer
Class of 89-1

May 17, 2018

Brian I never got to meet you personally however, I wore the MPD blue uniform and when I learned about what happened to you I hurt so bad. Though I no longer wear the uniform I always carry you and all the others in my heart and pray for protection. RIP fly high

Former Officer
Class of 89-1

May 17, 2018

Brian I never got to meet you personally however, I wore the MPD blue uniform and when I learned about what happened to you I hurt so bad. Though I no longer wear the uniform I always carry you and all the others in my heart and pray for protection. RIP fly high

Former Officer
Class of 89-1

May 17, 2018

I can’t believe that it’s been 21 years. I still miss you brother. Family 4Life #4DMidnights

Officer Medgar A. Webster Sr.
MPD Co-Worker

February 8, 2018

Never forget .... Always in our hearts <3

Sally Butzke / Burke Family
Sister of Roddy Burke EOW 3-23-06

February 4, 2018

Mrs. Gibson, I'm Aldo Morris I grew up with Brian, we both attended Winston Elementary School. I didn't serve with Brian on MPD, at the time of his death I was USCP Police Officer. When I visit the old neighborhood I often think of us both talking and joking as we walked home from school and catching craw fish in the woods after school. I actually saw Brian not to long before his death and couldn't believe he had joined the police department, but he said he loved it. Brain was always cool while we were kids. I wish you and his family continued peace as you go on in life without him.

Aldo Morris

February 28, 2017

Brian was taken from us 20 years ago today. Hard to believe it's been so long. As his Mom, there has never been a day that I haven't missed him, however, I have been determined to not allow my son's killer to take anything else away from me. Not my faith, my joy, or my love for those who chose law enforcement like Brian did. I read something today that I would like to share and felt was so appropriate. It said "There are worse things than dying, being forgotten is. My family and I have found comfort in knowing that Brian's brothers and sisters in law enforcement will never forget him or his family.
Shirley Gibson
Brian's Mom

Shirley Gibson
MPD Mom

February 5, 2017

My heart goes out to you, Mrs. Gibson. Your story on NBC caught my eye when I saw the date of your son's death. Feb. 5...two years later on that very day, my son, who was 26, was shot and killed while making an arrest in Detroit. I'm so sorry for your loss.
My husband and I, along with my other sons, truly understand your grief, accompanied by the great pride that is felt in having such a fine young man for your son. Know that we send our love and prayers, especially during these holiday seasons, and I know that no matter how many years pass, it still seems like it just happened. Thank you for your testimony of love that you have shown by the 'holiday dinners' you prepared for many years for the D.C. officers. May God continue to bless you and your family in the years to come. We lift prayers to the Lord for all our Officers and their families, and thank God for the privilege of being mothers to these brave officers. We join you in honoring the precious memory of your son Brian.

Donna Rundell
Mother of Officer Richard Scalf E.O.W. 2/5/99

December 18, 2016

Your mother is an amazing lady, so it only makes sense that she raised such an honorable son. Rest in peace.

Katie
Dispatcher

December 16, 2016

You would be so proud of your Mother. Rest in Peace.

bentley
dc resident

December 14, 2016

Continue to rest in peace.

Maryland Resident
Citizen

November 18, 2016

I remember you with fondness, pride and sadness.
We worked the Power Shift in 4-D together; I will never forget you; your beautiful family continues to remember you, in the Christmas
breakfasts, and the annual memorial service at 3:15 am at Georgia
and Missouri. Your mom is a shining beacon for us all to hold onto, whether in giving her strength and loving support to all
who needed her at NYC in the days following 9/11/01; or her
continuing love and care in cities across the world in your name.

Reserve Sgt. Pat Howell
Metropolitan Police Dept., 4-D

July 18, 2016

Never forget. Wishing peace to your entire family

Sally Butzke

February 6, 2016

Gone way too soon. GOD bless you and your amazing family.

Suzanne Laboy

March 12, 2015

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