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

A decade has passed but you have not been forgotten by those that love you dearly nor will the Blue Family ever let you be forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and also those still out on patrol. It may have been 10 years but I know your loved ones have thought of you on each and every day during that time. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 5, 2007

Hi Brian, just to say 'congrats grandpa', ms. olivia is beautiful, I am sure she was sent by you. I had the pleasure and honor of serving with Your mom on COPS National board for the last 5 years, I met your dad and sister and they are wonderful people. Please, keep watching over them and over all of us survivors so we can keep on watching the survivors that need us. You, my husband Emilio and all the others brothers and sisters that have died can rest assure that we keep 'serving and protecting' for you guys as best as we can.

say hi to Emilio for me.

love, terry

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, Fl 11/6/86

September 6, 2006

To the family and loved ones of Master Patrol Officer Brian T.A. Gibson, and his fellow officers with the Metropolitan Police Department, and most especially to Brian himself:

I wanted to post a reflection for you today to say that your memory is revered and honored. In being willing to don the uniform and vow to protect and serve, you put your life on the line in service to man and community. You and your family paid the ultimate price when you were so brutally murdered.

I regret that I did not have the privilege of meeting you personally, but I am one of the families for whom your mother has worked so diligently in COPS. Looking at the loving reflections left on your memorial site, I can see that you were an amazing young man.

My beloved son Larry was also your brother in green as well as in blue. I also salute your patriotism to our country through your time in the Corps. Semper Fi, Brian.

May your memory continue to inspire us.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for your service to man, community and country, and for the supreme sacrifice you and your family made on February 5, 1997.

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

August 18, 2006

Brian,

It's been 9 years since you were taken from us, but it seems like yesterday. It took a long time to get over the pain of losing you and to tell the truth, there are times when it still hurts. I've learned not to try to forget, but to always remember. I'll remember what I learned from you, and the example you set for me. You may have always come in last in our annual footraces, you'll always be first in our hearts. Be ready for that race in HEAVEN(hope you're in training).
Luv you Cuz,
Tyrus

Tyrus
Cousin

July 31, 2006

Daddy, I celebrated fathers day but I didn't have you to share it with yesterday and once again I realised how much I missed you. I want to thank you for everything you have ever done for me and to also tell you I refuse to dissapoint you. Im sure you already know but of coure I have to tell you again because of how wonderful she is, you Brian T gibson are now the proud granparent of a very beautiful little girl. It's getting easier now to remember you because I tried so hard and for so long to forget. With each passing year im learning just how a great a man you were and still are. I love you daddy and I always will. your little girl

Ashley victoria mechelle Gibson
Daughter

June 19, 2006

Hey Brian, its been 9 years since you passed but February 5th, 1997 still feels like yesterday. I remember waking up to my mother sobbing in front of the television and your name all over the morning news. I always started my morning seeing your car drive down the street as you came home from work and I left for school. It took me a while to come to grips that I would never see that car drive through the neighborhood again. You told me something the Christmas before I died something that I would never forget for as long as I live: to be happy with who God made you to be. I remember I was complaning the morning you came over for our family's annual Christmas brunch that my new pair of Timberland boots look too big for my feet and I didnt like them. You stuck out your foot and said "Look at my feet? You think your feet are big check mine out" I laughed with you about it but what you said stuck with me, material things in life dont matter what matters is who you are and what God made you. I feel blessed to have had you as my big cousin. Im glad that your mother put me on to this website because I never knew it existed but it gives me an opportunity to reflect. Ashley, Brianna, and Olivia are all a true reflection of your personality, intelligence, and overall character. I hope that they will make you proud. I miss you and I hope that one day we will meet again. Say hi to my Daddy, my Nanny, and my Aunt Audrey for me. I love you, your cousin Maya

Maya Harris
cousin/godsister of Brian

May 25, 2006

Brian and Family

I just now found this web site and am proud to have this chance to write to you.

As I told your wife at your wake, You were like a right hand to me. You often helped to take the load off my shoulders when you were acting Sergeant. You did your job well and I never heard you complain about it. You got along well with your fellow officers and had the respect of myself and the other officials. Brian was a great cop. The kind of cop we all were proud to have been associated with. None of your co workers will ever forget you .

I am also very happy to see so many Reflections from all you others from around the world. God bless. See you at police week.

Paul A Cooper Sgt. Retired
MPDC 4th Dist

May 13, 2006

Everytime I walk out of the locker room to hit the street I look at your picture hanging on the bulletin board. I wish you were still here so I could have the pleasure of working alongside you. You have never been forgotten because they tell the stories of your exploits on the streets and the great cases you made. You were taken before your time, but you live on with all of us at 4D. Rest in peace.

Ofc. H. A. Gallagher, Jr.
MPDC

March 28, 2006

Today is one of those that I miss you more than ever. We miss you so much but we know that we all will be together again some day. Your girls are all doing fine. When we look at them we see you, that puts smiles on our faces. I know that you and Gene are watching over us and I am so thankful.
Your Mother-In-Law

Connie Ambush

February 27, 2006

Thinking of you and your family today.
Brian wanted to wish you a Happy Ninth Birthday in Heaven, we will never forget you.

Connie Barker
Mother of Clint Walker

February 6, 2006

I stumbled across your site by accident today.
I sat and wept for the vile way in which your life was so unfairly and randomly taken and took solace from my three year old son who was sitting on my lap, who looked up at me, wiped away my tear and kissed me on the cheek.
I also am a police officer, from another jurisdiction, another state, another country - but we are all as one. And any death, anywhere, anytime is a death never ever forgotten.

Thankyou for caring enough Officer Gibson that you risked and ultimatly gave your life so that others may enjoy the freedoms most take for granted.

I hope and pray for your family, friends and fellow members to remain strong, proud and committed to what the 'Blue Team' ultimatly strive for - Peace.

"Bless'ed are the peace makers for thou art the Son of God" Matthew 5:9

Be strong and Proud with God Brother Gibson. Be at Peace mate.


Senior Constable of Police
South Australia Police

February 3, 2006

From the staff and members of Police Wives Online we would like to offer our deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers for the family, department, and friends of Officer Gibson. Thank you for your service Officer Gibson, you will never be forgotten! You are a true hero.

Mary Patrice P.

January 15, 2006

It seems like yesterday when we would sit in midnight roll call and joke about the Incredible Hulk. We came started together and we will finish together because evertime I put it on I remember you. So until we meet again much love Bruce Banner.

Medgar Webster
MPD

December 2, 2005

Brian I really miss you. I often read some of the reflections left for other officers, and I know how some of those people feel. I will never forget the morning Terrica called me and told me what had happened. I still can't believe that someone could be so heartless. And people still are. Brian what's important to me now is that I see you again. And I know the only way for me to do that is to live my life for the Lord. I plan to do that because you are that important to me. I want to see you again. My heart misses you sooo much. Your Mom and I often talk about how we used to get together, with Tyrus, Antwan, Terrica, and you and go eat Maurice Bessingers and Krispy Kreme. Our time together was so short. But you made a Huge impact in my life. Even when you would wake me up at 3 or 4 am when you were 1 years old and ask for "cheese please". I love you Brian and that will
never change.
Auntie Pat

Pat Odom

October 3, 2005

Officer Gibson, although I never met you, I feel like I know you from listening to your mother in Washington during National Police Week. What a wonderful person you were and what a wonderful person your mother is!! She is one awsome lady! Thank you for serving and protecting, Sir. May GOD continue to bless your Mother and family. Rest in peace Officer Gibson.

Shirley Roberts- La.
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-3-14-04

June 15, 2005

Thank you for serving and protecting our Nation. May God continue to protect and bless your family and friends. You are not forgotten. God bless you brother.

Patrol Officer
Chesterfield County Police Dept., VA.

February 5, 2005

Brian,

I want you to thank you for being a warrior. With Native Americans that is the highest honor that you can be given is to be called a warrior. You left a bundle of energy behind to carry your shield. Your mother reflects and carries your honor well. 19 months ago my warrior was called to walk the beat with you. Your mom reached out and gave me hope, friendship and faith. I thank you for your service and your mother.

Maxine
mother of Raven Chief

February 1, 2005

Sometimes I think about you and Jason and tears come to my eyes...I miss you both. I pray for your families.When I'm on deployment or patrol in other states I often rub my patch for good luck..I miss you guys...(90-9)Brian I saw your sister at the memorial one day ,We talked but I could sense her pain but we both agreed that you made an impression on everybody and we are very proud of you.

Inspector:Kevin V. Turner
Federal Protective Service

October 9, 2004

Brian,
I haven't ran a race with anyone since you left us.
I miss you.

Your cousin,
Twan

Twan

June 18, 2004

Hey Brian,
I miss you so much. I know you see your mom and all she is doing. She's a natural, and you were just like her. I wish you were here, but I know heaven is the bomb, as kids say. I will also have you in my heart.

Aunt Pat

June 6, 2004

Brian,

You must be so proud now that your mom has been elected National President of Concerns of Police Survivors. Her continuing work with this organization touches so many lives. Please watch over us as we continue your work.

Anonymous
Montgomery County MD Police

June 1, 2004

REST IN PEACE.

P.O.
ALBANY P.D.

June 1, 2004

My heart go`s out to Ofc.Gibson and his family may god guide your path.Always remember the thin blue line.

Cpl.Cepado Sims
DoD Police NDW

March 9, 2004

Another year that God has given us, so much pain to be felt, yet so much love and hope to be shared with others. I thank God for Officer Brian T. A. Gibson, and I thank him for the Gibson Family. Brian you will never be Forgotten,every badge in this world is a constant reminder of what you and many others have died for. We will meet in heaven and we will Rejoice.

Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens, and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. Psalm 36:5
Iwalu, Pat Carruth

Pat Carruth
Mother of PO Jeremy

February 10, 2004

As the 7th anniversary of Brian's death approaches, I would like to say "thank you" to all those who said they would never forget, and haven't forgotten. This year's anniversary will be even more difficult, because now we've also lost his best friend, who was like a brother to Brian, and then to Brian's sister. Gene was like another son to my husband and me.
I want to talk about MPO Brian Gibson and Detective Eugene Lonon.

Brian was one month older than Gene. They were both members of the Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. Marine Corp, young husbands, fathers, sons, and siblings.

Brian was killed while sitting in a marked cruiser at a stop light very early on a Wednesday morning in 1997 by an angry gunman thrown out of a nightclub.

Gene was killed while sitting in his POV at a stop light minutes after checking off duty, very early on a Wednesday morning in April 2003, by a drunken attorney driving 70 mph. Gene's car exploded and he died instantly. Gene's death is not considered LOD, but he was an outstanding law enforcement officerl.

2 Samuel 1:23
Saul and Jonathan beloved and lovely in life and in death they were not divided; they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

Brian and Gene are buried across from each other.

January 28, 2004

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