Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Gerald Silvestri

San Bernardino Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 14, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Gerald Silvestri

I met your parents today and they told me about you. God bless you for your service and sacrifice. See you in heaven brother.

Undersheriff Mike Cooke
Clark County Sheriff's Office

August 3, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. We Honor you on the 17th anniversary of your E.O.W. We pray for your family. You will not be forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 14, 2017

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 14, 2017

Rest in eternal Peace. May God bless you and your family.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

October 14, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 5, 2015


I was there the night your dad went to heaven and I am truly sorry for your loss. your father will always be there for you and guide you in the right direction. I always think of him even though I never knew him. It was a night that I will not forget. I hope and pray that your whole family is well and your future is promising. God Bless you always.

Joey Mercado

February 7, 2014

I am truly blessed by all of these reflections about my father. I am writing this reflection on a very hard night.

I wish you were here daddy. I wish I could share my life with you, but ultimately, I wish I could know you. I wish I could remember something... Anything.

I know you're watching over me each and every day, but I can't help but wish I could feel your arms wrapped around me one last time.

Thank you to everyone who has left a comment, it's so uplifting to read the impact he made. I don't know much about him, but I can see that he made a difference. And I could not be more proud to hold the Silvestri name.

God, tell my daddy I say hi and I miss him. I hope you're both proud of me. Amen.

Kate Silvestri
Daughter of Officer Silvestri

November 16, 2013

Praying for your family today. Thank you for your service. You are a hero.


November 3, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 21, 2012

Rest In Peace Brother.

Officer R. Bellamy
San Bernardino PD

October 18, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 9th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 14, 2009

What's up "G-Dog"...Always thinking about you. May you watch over us and protect us. Love you Brother!!!

Buddha SBPD 1993-2007

Corporal John Combado
Beaumont Police Dept (Ca) - Friend

October 13, 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
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

December 5, 2007

At the end of Shift-3 on Saturday morning, I watched as one of our senior FTO's put your name up on the briefing board to insure that your memory stays fresh in everyone's mind.

ME 93367

San Bernardino PD

October 14, 2007

We remember you today and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 12, 2007

I remember carving a pumpkin with a big "G" on it and taking it to the scene. I stood there and cried thinking about how short your life was cut. I think about you all the time and wish you were still out there protecting the crazy streets of SB. Keep your arms of protection around all of us left behind.... God Bless your family.

San Bernardino Sheriffs Department

November 2, 2006

My thoughts are with your loved ones and close friends on this 6th anniversary of your end of watch. You have not been forgotten and are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones, wrap your wings around them and protect them as they journey through life. Also, keep watch over those still out on patrol.

Poem by Richard Fife;

No person is ever truly alone.
Those who live no more,
Whom we loved,
Echo still within our thoughts,
Our words, our hearts.
And what they did,
And who they were,
Becomes a part of all that we are,

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

October 13, 2006

Gerald, I had the pleasure of working with you during your all too brief tenure at the San Bernardino Police Department. I still feel your loss even today when I take time to reflect back on my career. It still brings a tear to my eye that your bright life was cut short. But like all thso before you it makes those of us left behind strive to be better persons just for having known you.

Officer Daniel Schmitz (Retired)
San Bernardino Police Department

October 6, 2006

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

September 29, 2006

Officer Silvestri thank you for your service. It is just amazing that you paid the ultimate price for two people playing games with each other...the public just doesn't seem to realize that law enforcement officers take their job seriously and that to 'serve and protect' is what they do. The public needs to wake up and see that their game-playing actions have consequences that don't just affect themselves, but those that they choose to drag in to their childish games.

May you rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of LEO
Maine State Police

December 23, 2005

Thank you for your service. You are a hero and will never be forgotten on this day. You gave your life in the line of duty 5 years ago and you are still remembered. Thank you!

Friend of Nick Sloan EOW 1/30/04

October 14, 2005

You were a right on Guy Gerald Silvestri , i know your smile will be missed around the station, and i only hope we can all live up to your sacrafice.

Reserve Police Officer Peter Day
San Bernardino Police

January 7, 2005


Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Dept.

November 2, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

God speed. Rest in peace.

October 14, 2004

God speed.

Deputy Sheriff
San Bernardino County Sheriff

August 9, 2004

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