Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Stephen Gerard Gilner

Cobb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, July 24, 1999

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Reflections for Police Officer Stephen Gerard Gilner

Honored to carry the middle name of both Steve and Stephen. My father Rick May who was also apart of the cobb county swat team gifted me with the middle name stephven to honor his fallen friends who he carried out of the building. Thank you for your service.

Bayley May
Son of Richard May

December 6, 2018

Wow another year has passed my friend ! You are still remembered and never will be forgotten !

Retired police officer

July 25, 2018

Rest easy my friend ! Not a day goes by that I don't think about you ! You will never be forgotten !

Police officer
Retired NYPD

July 24, 2017

Happy 50th Birthday Stephen missing you every day. <3

Darlene Freund

January 9, 2017

Happy 50th Birthday Stephen missing you every day. <3

Darlene Freund

January 6, 2017

Stephen, yesterday (1/4/17) your nephew followed your foot steps. He had his first day in the academy for NYPD. I pray as he follows your footsteps you keep watch over him and keep him safe. We love and miss you terribly. Until the day we meet again. xo your sister in law xo


January 6, 2017

Steve and I were stationed together at Camp Lejeune (2nd Combat Engineers) and he took over for me as the Records Clerk. He was a phenomenal man and great friend! On a 96 weekend he let me use his Honda Magna to go home (VA) and he was like "Be safe but if you brake it you bought it!" Not too many Marines, let alone people, would be so giving with their personal property! I heard of his death on a history channel segment regarding body armor, of all places. I will always remember the Marine, the man I am proud to call my friend! RIP Stephen - Semper Fi!

Sgt Trae Murphy

May 2, 2016

January 6, 2016...what would have been your 49th birthday...

"Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, that was known as Camelot"

You will always be our Prince.


January 5, 2016

Today marks 15 years since you've been gone and it still hurts. I miss you so much and wish we had more time to spend together. You were an amazing Uncle and I would give anything to see you again. Thank you for always watching over me. -A xo


July 24, 2014

RIP Steve you will never be forgotten.

retired police officer

July 25, 2013

Just thinking about you. Still can't beleive you are gone. I wish I could turn back the hands of time. I guess God had his reasons. I know that you are up in heaven guarding those gates. Just like the good Marine you were. I miss you brother.

Semper Fi,

Detective Ron Castro

April 8, 2013

January 6, 2013

For The Fallen - Laurence Binyon

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


January 10, 2013

For the last 13 years I have struggled to heed the words of Shakespeare:
"Your cause of sorrow
Must not be measur'd by his worth, for then
It hath no end." Macbeth Act. V Sc.7
Maybe next year it will be better...RDMH


July 24, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Gilner. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

Miss you bro!!

Sandy Springs PD

October 29, 2011

It's just been so hard to believe so much time has passed. Right before this horrible incident happened Steve had called me to tell me he had a video of a chase he was in and I had worked the radio. He was going to leave it on his desk for me to pick up when I returned from a trip. Then the unthinkable happened. I could never bring myself to go to the pct to pick it up, now I wish I had. He was a man that loved his job, but loved his family more. He would always show pictures of his family and carried a picture in his left pocket so they would be close to his heart. Steve, you may be gone but are never forgotten.

Tina Rutledge
Cobb County P.D.

July 23, 2011

I went to the same High School as Stephen, although I graduated a few years earlier. Stephen was my parents news delivery carrier.

Stephen has not been forgotten by his town, there is a memorial dedicated to him in a local park. He will never be forgotten by his brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement.

As he stood before the pearly gates of heaven, he received the welcome words "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord".

Rest in peace my brother.

Deputy Matthew Liotta
Henry County Sheriff's Office, TN.

July 12, 2011

Happy 44th Birthday! I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday...RDMH


January 6, 2011

I was just sitting here thinking about the classes we took together and the great conversations we had, one Yankee to another. God Bless and rest in peace.

Officer M. Freer
Marietta PD

January 3, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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.

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

Keep looking over us.....I saw your family last month....They look like they are doing well.

Austell PD

July 24, 2009

Wow You were a great guy when we used to hang out in school . I hope God is taking good care of you, you were a great guy, and obviously missed alot, god bless you , your old school friend Mike

Michael Bonsignore

July 20, 2009

I can't beleive its going to be ten years. Its been five years since I last visited this site. I always remember you. And I still try to live my life as an honorable one. When I am down or feel that something is too difficult, I think about you and I push harder and make it through the day. I hope and pray that Lis and Vikki are well. I know that you are in heaven looking after them. Someday I will see again brother. Love you.

Det Ron Castro

January 26, 2009

I can't believe it's been nearly 10 years now. I still cry. I still think about you a lot. You were one of my best friends in the department- beginning in the Academy, then pct 1, and shared part time jobs. It still seems so unfair. I think about your family, especially Elisa and Nikki. I pray that they have found peace in their hearts. I'm still praying for that for me. I remember how happy you were to find out you were going to be a father and then when Nikki was born--that big grin of yours! You will always be missed. God Bless.

Maria Padgett
Former Cobb Officer

January 25, 2009

So sad. Another reason why life is not fair. Your little toddler is now a young
girl and it grieves me she never got to share her life with her Dad from 2 on.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


July 24, 2008

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