Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective John Michael Gibson

United States Capitol Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, July 24, 1998

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Reflections for Detective John Michael Gibson

Det. Gibson,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 24, 2018

Thanks for all your advice through the years my friend, be well and we'll keep talking

BEAU, DETECTIVE RETIRED
USCP

February 14, 2018

Rest well my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

July 24, 2017

Rest in Detective John M. Gibson Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the soul of your murderer. May his screams of anguish rise up from the grave as he is consumed in the lake of fire.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 24, 2016

Johnny G. Thanks for all of the good laughs working on H-3. You are missed everyday.

Mark Hauglie
U.S. Capitol Police (1980-83)

July 24, 2014

John, I was working with you and J.J, on the day you were killed. Your quick reaction, probably saved the lives of many people. I will always remember you, and your heroic actions!

Sergeant David Dusseau
United States Capitol Police

May 10, 2014

I took a tour of the Capitol for police week and your son was our tour guide. He gave a loving account of your last service to our country. He is obviously proud of you, as I'm sure you are of him for following in your footsteps, being a Capitol police officer. Thank you for your service, and know that your son continues to keep your memory alive, I'm proud to have met him and hear about your story.

Brian Huckaby
Austin Police Department

May 17, 2013

We will always remember...

Lieutenant Samuel Faz, Jr
United States Capitol Police

May 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

December 20, 2012

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

September 10, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 15, 2012

May our Heavenly Father continue to bless those who survived and all the brave, heroic. men and women who have given their all protecting others. I believe it was Jesus who said: "Their is no greater gift than that a man lay down his life for another." I scribe myself Sincerely, Stephen

sgt
miitary school

January 25, 2012

Johnny, I can't believe that it's been 13 years since you and Jacob Chestnut left us. I never had the chance to tell you guys how great it was working with the two of you. What a tragic loss.....Rest In Peace my brothers.

mark hauglie
U.S. Capitol Police (1980-1983)

June 24, 2011

Detective, we met when I was a 6 years old while you were involved in dignitary security at the "Tides in Hotel" for the Senate Republican retreat. For several days you and your colleagues joyfully entertained us with your kindness, and even told my aunt you would give us a tour of the Capitol when we came to Washington. Several months later you died in defense of your country. You will always be remembered for your kindness and dedication to America. God Bless you and your family, and Rest in Peace.

Anonymous

September 29, 2010

Detective, we met when I was a 6 years old while you were involved in dignitary security at the "Tides in Hotel" for the Senate Republican retreat. For several days you and your colleagues joyfully entertained us with your kindness, and even told my aunt you would give us a tour of the Capitol when we came to Washington. Several months later you died in defense of your country. You will always be remembered for your kindness and dedication to America. God Bless you and your family, and Rest in Peace.

Anonymous

September 29, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. Today I was in the US Capitol and spoke with some of the officers who were all so polite and professional. What a tragedy this had to happen to two of our nation's finest.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

On the 10th anniversary of Detective Gibson's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Detective Gibson is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

July 24, 2008

You are Remembered today Sir of Your untimely death. Thank You Sir for Your Service to this Country. God Bless You and Your Family....

J Mullens
Federal Bureau of Prisons

July 24, 2008

Thank-you my brother.

Deputy
Franklin County PA, Sheriff's Office

June 25, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 18, 2008

I apologize for this note being written so late, for you see my brother was in Tom DeLay's office that fateful day. Det.Gibson is forever in my debt for his ultimate sacrifice in the protection of my brother and all those in the office that day. I think of his brave actions often. May God bless.

Sgt. Donald Mueller
Middleton Police Department

November 6, 2007

You did not go in vain my friend, and you will never be forgotten for protecting the people and serving the United States of America. Rest in peace always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

July 24, 2007

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. On the 09th anniversary of your tragic death, may your family take comfort in knowing you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

DET SGT, Retired
AR

July 24, 2007

great person who loved his family and his job we will never forget you

patrolman
rogersville pd 2nd cousin

July 11, 2007

Detective Gibson...We know why you responded with dedication. Our thoughts and prayers are with your Family, Friends and Law Enforcement Family. Thank you for your service.

Police Lieutenant
Naval Weapons Station, Charleston, SC

December 26, 2006

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