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

Never far from our hearts.

Sally Burke Butzke

February 5, 2015

Dec 25, 2014. 8am

Brian I just left your moms home. Once again she has hosted her famous
Christmas Breakfast for all MPDC officers. The fare included Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Corned Beef hash, grits, hot cakes, coffee, and fresh juice.

Your family continues to amaze me.

Rest in peace you are not forgotten.

Sergeant Richard Harger
Seventh District

Sgt Richard Harger

December 25, 2014

Just wanted to share my thoughts. I attended a two day class at the academy in Connecticut called Blue Courage. Each table in the class had a name of a fallen officer, which we had to do research on. My table had Brian's name. After researching Brian's story, which was extremely tragic, I was able to find inspiration in it. Brian's legacy still continues through his mother who helps educate police officers. Just wanted to let you know that you are still talked about and thought of in the most highest of honor. God bless your wife, two children and family. You are a true hero.

Detective Paul Macisco
Connecticut State Police

October 29, 2014

R.I.P., Officer Gibson. Although I knew you for a short time, I could see that you were a good person. You were taken from us too soon, and you will never be forgotten. I had the pleasure of briefly working with your mother, Shirley. She is a phenomenally strong woman who has worked diligently to keep your memory alive and has helped others who have experienced similar losses. She is one of the sweetest people I've ever known. You are an angel who now smiles down on your family from Heaven. God bless you and your family.

Anne F. Roberts, Civilian Timekeeper
Metropolitan Police Department, DC

June 27, 2014

R.I.P., Officer Gibson. I have had the pleasure of working with your mother, Shirley, and she is one of the sweetest people I have ever known. She has done a phenomenal job of keeping your memory alive and helping other families who have lost loved ones who were L.E.O.s to violence. You were also a sterling human being who was taken from us much too soon. You will never be forgotten.

Anne Roberts, Civilian
Metropolitan Police Department, DC

June 27, 2014

Was just thinking about you I often do.

Detective T. Malcolm

April 24, 2014

Your sacrifice is not forgotten. Wishing the family peace.

Sally Butzke
Roddy Burkes sister

February 6, 2014

MPO Brian Gibson,

I wanted to let you know that I meet your mother at a COPS conference. She is a wonderful and strong lady, you would be so proud of her. She is doing a wonderful job educating other police officers, in your memory. I am so glad that I meet your mother. May you Rest in Peace.

DFC Evans

March 27, 2013

I had the honor of meeting your mother, Mrs. Shirley, this week in Charleston, SC. The kindness and the love that she showed me will forever change my life. Mrs. Shirley took the time to help me through a very difficult time in my life and my career.

I am a Sgt. with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office in GA, and I am also a recent surviving family member of a Line of Duty death. Georgia State Trooper Chad LeCroy was taken from us on December 27, 2010.

I just wanted you to know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. You will forever be a part of who am as a LEO.

Sgt. Drew Gordon
Cobb County (GA) Sheriff's Office

January 11, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

Rest in Peace, Master Patrol Officer Gibson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Dear Brian,
I never got to meet you and was saddened to hear the story of your death. Seems such a waste of a good man.

I was lucky enough to meet your mother Shirley when she came out this way. She is a woman of great dignity; when she told our patrol briefing your story I could not help being moved by the love she has for you.

She told us all that all you ever wanted to be in your life was a Police Officer; a life of service to others. In no small way i'm left both comforted and inspired by your example and hers.
May God Bless your family and many thanks,

Mark Eaton
Fresno County

February 4, 2012

I recently attended the National C.O.P.S. T.L.E. class in Clovis, Ca and was honored to meet your Mother. She also took time to attend our briefing at the Area II sub-station and share your story. It was our privilege indeed to have her attend that evening.

I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Master Patrol Officer Brian Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia.

God Speed Brother

Sergeant Patrick Hanson
Fresno County Sheriff's Office

February 4, 2012

Dear Brian & Family

This is my second post in seven years.
It is now June 2011 and still I grieve over you Jason White and Sang Shin. I miss my brothers and sisters in the 1st. District. I travel a lot with FPS and think about the three of you from time to time. I'm now a K-9 EOD specialist but my roots are MPD. Sometimes my comrades observe a distant look in my eyes and ask me why I patrol differently from most. I reply that MPD broke me in and provided me solace and discipline on how to survive. I miss all of you, I really do ... Brian I hope your sister reads this because I never forgot her standing alone with her arms folded as if she was waiting for you to pick her up from work. I wanted to fall to my knees and cry but my pride and concern cautioned me. I did'nt people to see us both break down and cause a scene. I can tell you now she probably does not remember me but I will never forget her and how she missed you. I love you all. Sincerely "Kevin V. Turner, Class 90-9.

Inspector, Kevin V. Turner

July 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Brian!


April 8, 2011

I am remembering you, thanking God for the time we had with you, and looking forward to seeing you in eternity.We are gonna make up for lost time. Love you.

Pat Odom

February 5, 2011


Just stopping by to let you know that we think of you often.

"I am Remembered"

I can make a policeman fall to his knees and sob
I can make the whole world stop, and bring citizens
Bagpipes of Amazing Grace fade away as you bow your
head in sorrow.
My police uniform displayed, I am remembered for the
heroic things I've done.

Final Salute, folded flag at hand,
You take me away while I follow.
Don't cry for me, I promise I am okay now.
Stay strong forever, because that's how I dedicated my
life for you.

Kelly Potter Gulich

February 5, 2011

Thinking of you and your wonderful parents on this fourteenth anniversary day. Rest In Peace, Brian. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 5, 2011

A hero to more than he knows.©2004

Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County WA undersheriff, matthew j lane, EOW 5/30/2003

January 29, 2011

MPO Gibson,
I had the distinct honor and pleasure of meeting your parents this week at the Traumas of LE by COPS. What an amazing family! I thank you for your service to our nation and dedication to this job. Rest in peace and may God hold you always. Know that your family misses you and our touching the lives of so many still today.
Protect us down here, please.


PO Bill Walsh
Voorhees NJ Police

April 9, 2010

M.P.O. Brian Gibson,
I'm currently attending a C.O.P.S. seminar and had the honor of meeting your mother and heard the tragic story about the way you were murdered. Your mother is a strong and wonderful woman and is doing alot of good for others that have experienced a loss. R.I.P. sir and look after all of us still patrolling the streets.

Officer Brian McDonough
Elizabeth,N.J. P.D

April 7, 2010


We will never forget you. Everyone misses you still. You would be so proud of your mother and all of the wonderful things she does for others. She is a joy just to be near. Your sister is amazing and fun and lives in your memory. We wish you could be here, but we know we will see you again, and that you are watching over us.

Kelly Potter Gulich

February 5, 2010

Thanks for your service.

Chesterfield County Police, VA.

February 5, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 5, 2010

I won't be able to be with the family tonight, but I will never forget this night 13 years ago.
Love you Brian

Pat Odom
aunt pat

February 4, 2010

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