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

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Master Patrol Officer Brian T. A. Gibson

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

September 20, 2009

Hey Gibson,

12 years have passed and I can still hear you laughing as we patrolled Sector 3 in Wagon 117 on midnight. So many nights we would laugh so hard that tears ran from our eyes. I thank God that he allowed me to meet you and work with you. You are truly missed.

Cynthia Day

Cynthia Day
Former MPD Officer

June 16, 2009

Happy 40th birthday Brian. You know we all would have rode you good this one. Gosh I wish we could have.
Love you

Aunt Pat

April 8, 2009

Brian,

I met your mom last week at a COPS conference, what a wonderful woman she is. She helped me more then anyone could know. I know you were there in heaven to meet my son when he came home in September. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers now and always.

Kim Weigand
Mom of Sgt. Michael C. Weigand
E.O.W. 9/14/2008

Kim Weigand

February 13, 2009

Brian:

You will never be forgotten. You will always be missed. We still feel your love. Thank you for looking down on us.

Kelly Potter Gulich
Reserve Deputy, FCSO

February 5, 2009

Brian
I had the great pleasure of meeting your mother this week at a COPS conference. Although I never knew you, you are a fellow police officer and you are missed. I could listen to your mother speak all day, she is an amazing woman. God Bless You and may you rest in peace.

Officer Rebecca McCumber
Baltimore County Police

February 5, 2009

I've seen the Memorial Notice in the Washington Post every year; and I am struck by the "Never Forget" fidelity of the Family. I'd like to add my remembrance; and I'm adding Master Patrol Officer Gibson to my prayer list. We must ALL remember.

joe Doane

Joe Doane
None

February 5, 2009

Fourth District paused once again at 0300hrs to remember you at Georgia and Missouri Ave N.W. on this 12th year anniversary, and will continue to do so, old and new officers will never forget.

MPD Police Officers
Fourth District

February 5, 2009

"We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always by our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again."

"missing you"

October 17, 2008

Hey Gib,

Still thinking about you...still missing you.

God's Blessings, all the time.

Tracye Malcolm-Detective
MPDC

October 17, 2008

Hero....never forgotten!

Anonymous

October 15, 2008

I want you to know I miss you terribly daddy!
and I think of you daily I will always be your little foot even though I may think im grown im never to far away daddy keep me as close as I keep you and our bond will never be broken. love always your little girl erty time she. ps. you should see ms.olivia now spitting image I see you every time she smiles.

Ashley Gibson
daughter

October 14, 2008

One of the best... One of the kindest and warmest officers I have ever worked with. I miss him every day, and will always remember the way her wore his duty hat! I miss you Brian.

Cpl. D. P. Malarkey
TPPD former MPD 4D

July 7, 2008

I had the Honor of hearing your Mother speak today. She spoke at a Memorial Ceremony today during Police Week. As a mother myself I applaud her strength and courage. One only has to hear her speak, to know her heart. Her heart, that although it still grieves, is able to reach out to other families in their times of need. She spoke of your dedication, and love for your profession, both of which she continues to honor, by her continuous support she lends to others. I know you are with the Angels, far in the heavens above, and she is one of the Angels here on earth. God Bless you both!

Police Dispatcher Sara Singleton
Howard County Maryland Police Communications 911 Center

May 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Brian. Oh how we miss you! God blessed us with three faces (Ashley, Briana,and Olivia) that look just like yours. We will always love you with an everlasting love.

Aunt Pat

Aunt Pat

April 8, 2008

Please know that even after 10 years you are not forgotten. I will never forget something that was said at your funeral -- maybe your dad said it but Im not sure -- He said that you were NOT in the wrong place at the wrong time - as had been said so many times that week - but you were right where you were supposed to be - just doing your job. You are truly a hero and your fellow brothers and sisters with MPDC have not and will never forget you. Rest in peace and watch over them.

wife of MPDC officer

February 22, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 4, 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

September 27, 2007

Officer Brian T. A. Gibson,
I had the honor of getting to know your daughter Brianna and your beautiful wife this past week. You have much to be proud of! Your daughter is a beautiful, bright and giving little girl and I can not wait to see her again in the future. The sacrifice that you made for your community is one that will cross my mind every time I put that badge on my uniform from this day forward!

God Bless you and your family,
Officer Stephanie Thomas

Patrol Officer Stephanie Thomas
Green Bay PD

August 5, 2007

MPO "Gib",
10 years have passed and it seems like just yesterday we were working midnights together at 4D. I guess by now you are the Chief of Police in the Army of the Lord. Thank you for assigning your angels to watch over us. You will always be remembered,loved and never forgotten.

God Bless
"B.T."

Officer Billie Davis
Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department-Third District

April 15, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Gibson, we have the watch...



”I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
---Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!

Officer
MPDC

April 8, 2007

Brian.
We were there this year for the vigil at the place where we lost you and forever changed our lives. All I could think was if the light had changed, you would have driven off and this would not have happened.The 10 year memorial service that night was wonderful. No one can forget all the great ways about you. Ashley, Brianna, and Olivia look and act just like you. Your Mom, Dad, and Terrica miss you a lot. And Tyrus and Antwan are so glad they had you in their lives. You were not only a cousin but a big brother to them as well. I thank God I was blessed to be your Auntie. You are one of my earthly riches.

Aunt Pat

February 8, 2007

Dear Brian:

It is now just after midnight, but I was thinking about you this evening, and realized why: today (feb 5) it has been 10 years since you were taken from us.

I know you have been watching from heaven and are extremely proud of your mother, Shirley, and what an inspiration she has become to so many people. What an AMAZING woman she is! I know you were a good man because I feel it when I am near her. Your spirit is always nearby. I know there is comforting for many.

There are many of your loved ones who have carried on in your honor. You have left a heroic legacy. You are missed every day, and you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

Kelly Gulich
FOP DC #1 Auxiliary

February 5, 2007

Four D still remembers you ten years later..Most of us weren't around when it happened, but we know how important it is to remember and respect your sacrafice at 4D and we always will.

Officer
MPD-4D

February 5, 2007

To Master Patrol Officer Brian T.A. Gibson, and his loved ones:

It has been ten years since your brutal murder and tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family today. They are in my thoughts and prayers.

Brian, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Brian Gibson.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Brian gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 5, 1997.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 5, 2007

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.