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

Iwrite to you in Heaven because I Love your Mom, I met her through COPS and you would be so proud of her. Little Shirley has the biggest Love I have ever seen or HEARD. She has helped me make it to today. I smile when I think of her. We had to lose our sons to know each other, what a price to pay for friendship. Thank you Brian for being the man you were and for being the Police Officer that you were and for being the son that you were. I'm gonna tell you something every boy wants to hear, YOUR MOM IS SO COOL. Thanks for sharing her with me and many others. Stay 10-8 Iwalu(I will always love you) Pat Carruth

Pat Carruth
mother of Jay Carruth EOW 2/20/03

October 28, 2003

I spoke to your mother yesterday. She is a truly a remarkable woman! Your death was senseless, but your mother has made it a little easier for the rest of us going through the same situation. She is on the National Board for C.O.P.S. Thank you for sharing your mother with us! Watch over us and keep us safe on the streets of DC.

C. Morrison
Metro Transit Police

No line of duty death ever makes sense but yours continues to trouble me to this day over 4 years later. You didn't give your life, it was taken from you long before your time my friend. Your name even appearing here is purely nonsense.
Rest in peace.

Deputy 1st Class J.K. Berger

Officer Gibson's murder had a devastating effect on me.  I had just began to accept the death of another of my colleagues (DC Metropolitan Police Officer James Madison McGee, Jr. who was killed in February 1995).  I attended H.D. Woodson Sr. High School (in Washington,D.C.) with Ofc. Gibson.  He was a very likeable, respectable and professional police officer and I will miss him dearly.  What troubles me the most is that Ofc. Gibson's murderer as well as other cop killers in Washington, D.C. cannot be sentenced to death because the lovely citizens of D.C.

Ofc. Lisa A. Nesbit
Metropolitan Police Department, DC

MPO. Gibson I didn't know you but when you fell, I fell inside.. Brian "MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY"

Brian you were, and forever will be an angel...

Marian Nichols

I met a wonderful lady last week when I was at a ICISF meeting in Baltimore. I sat in the front row and watched her face and into her eyes as she spoke about you and the COPS program. She transformed me back to the time that was most painful for her and I saw the pain. She then took me for a walk with her through the first meeting she went to with COPS and I watched a small light show in her eyes. I saw pain and love and hope. She is a wonderful woman, but you already know that, for she is and always will be your mother. May god bless her and your family and may she continue educating others. Take care my brother in blue. Jerry

Jerry Retkofsky (retired)
Madison Twp. P.D. Ohio

Your memorials in the paper today were touching. You are not forgotten. The day you went home was the day my husband started with the Capitol Police. He remembers driving around the scene where you were so cowardly cut down. Your death was and is sad, but you live on, in all officers everywhere. I hope your family takes comfort in that. Shine on, officer! Guard those heavenly streets well!

PO3 K. McKenna
Montgomery County (MD) Police

6 years ago you were killed because you wore your uniform (so proudly), because you drove Cruiser 1413 (fully marked), because you loved the job, because you stopped when a traffic light turned red. For the first time since that early Wednesday morning in 1997, we've come around to Wednesday again. I pray that those who stood in the rain with you that morning, those who tried so desperately to keep you here for us, and those who will never forget you or stop missing you, will know that you keep watch over us, because you will always be "the police".



Dear Brian

I met your mom last year, and two days ago we came from our chapter training/board meeting (COPS) and let me tell you she is a wonderful lady, she makes us feel that everything is going to be ok, we enjoy her every minute that she is with us, thank you for letting us share her....

God Bless you and the rest of your family,

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL E/O/W 11/6/1986

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