Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James B. Gilbert

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, September 28, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer James B. Gilbert

Can not believe it has been almost 14 years. Myself and others from our academy class often talk fondly about you as a police officer and as a great person and friend you were. You would be very proud of how your daughter turned out and what a great job Tiffany has done with her. We had a lot of great times together that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace and see you on the other side brother.

Sgt. Michael Scotto
Elmsford PD

March 12, 2015

Tiffany, thinking about you & your family. Even though we go on with life, it still hurts so much, doesn't it? Sorry I was a little late with my message this year.


October 3, 2014

As the dreadful date of September 28 approaches tensions seem to run higher and there is a lot of anxiety. There is not a day that passes where you are not thought of; you had such a positive impact on anyone you came into contact with, but especially me, I am constantly looking for your guidance and support. Even though it’s been 13 years the pain is still there, I can assure you time does not heal all wounds, but it is comforting to know that you continue to watch over us. THANK YOU

Retired SGT. R.Jacobs

September 26, 2014

Tiffany, another year has come upon us with the most terrible days of our lives very close together being remembered. Thinking about u today & hoping u are doing well. Get in touch with me sometime.

Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

September 28, 2013

It's been 12 long years, buddy. I will see you shortly for our yearly drink and cigar. I miss you every day!

Ofc. T.L. "BUZZ" Busby
No0rfolk Police

September 28, 2013

James, it's been 12 years since you were taken away and the pain of your loss still exists everyday. Rest in peace brother. You are truly missed and will never be forgotten.

MPO Eddie Kavanagh

September 28, 2013

James, You are in our thoughts daily not just on September 28th. " A Promise Is Forever"

R. Jacobs- Sgt- retired
Norfolk Police

September 27, 2013

James, I'm sure you are as proud of Logan as the day she was Born. I know you will continue to watch over her as she begins a new chapter in her life. My thought and prayers will always be with you.

Inv. S. C. Jacobs
Norfolk Police Department

June 9, 2013

James, I know you were at Logan's graduation last night. She has grown into a beautiful and intelligent young woman. This was done thru your guidance.

Sgt.(retired), R. J. Jacobs
Norfolk Police

June 7, 2013

James, I think of you every day. You are missed more than you know brother. It is difficult to deal with. I hope you are resting in peace. God bless.

MPO Eddie Kavanagh
VBPD/ FRiend

February 26, 2013

Thank you for your bravery and service to others. You are a true hero. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones. You will never be forgotten.

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

September 28, 2012

James you were the first recruit I trained that was murdered in the line of duty. I stood in the crime scene that morning with my heart filled with rage and sadness. I thought about your wife and child and how young you were. You were there to help the man that shot you, but he was there kill. He tried to kill your partner but thank God your partner took him out instead. You will never be forgotten by your brothers and sisters in NPD. When I see you again I will be the recruit and you can yell at me and PT me in heaven. May God bless and watch over your loved one's.

Major Larry Carter
Norfolk Sheriff's Office VA

September 28, 2012

Remembering James & thinking about you and your family - especially today. Hope you are doing well!

Survivor of Calvin Taylor

September 28, 2012


It is not just today we think of you, there is not a day that goes by you are not thought of and looked to for guidance and support. You are missed more than anyone could imagine.
11 years and it’s not any easier.

Retired- Sgt- Rodney
Norfolk Police

September 28, 2012

It is not just today we think of you, there is not a day that goes by you are not thought of and looked to for guidance and support. You are missed more than anyone could imagine.
11 years and it is not any easier.

Retired- Sgt
Norfolk Police

September 28, 2012

It's been 11 years. Miss you Brother. Love you. Thanks for watching over me. You are my Hero and Inspiration. Please continue to guide me.
Cpl. T. Harkins J1296 NSO

Corporal Tim Harkins
Brother-In-Law, Norfolk Sheriff's Office

September 28, 2012

'Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.'  
-George Orwell 

Thank you for watching over us when no one else would.

Pfc. Denny Washington #1714 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police

August 25, 2012

With 2012 beginning, just thinking about you, Logan, Rodney & family. Hope this year is good to you. Will try to get in touch with you later. Sounds like Logan is making James proud of her!!!

Survivor of Calvin Taylor

January 5, 2012

Logan had her first Homecoming, she looked absolutely beautiful. I am certain you were there with her. You are in our thoughts daily and we constantly look to you for guidance and support. Never Forgotten.


October 27, 2011

James it was an Honor to serve with you on tge 2nd Pct! You were a Good Police Officer & a Good brother in blue! I miss ya Bro God bless you

Officer BK Flores
Norfolk Police

October 4, 2011

To the family and friends of Officer James Gilbert, I offer you my deepest regrets. I was the Forensic Crime Scene Investigator that worked James' case at the scene and though it has been a number of years, I can still remember each detail and how empty I felt inside, it has never left me. Know this, James heroically gave his life in the performance of his duty, ever striving to help others and as long as his memory is not forgotten, he will always be with us.

Investigator E.L. (Lee) Martin, retired
Norfolk Police Department

September 29, 2011


Not a day goes by that I don't think of your first day in the academy. You were all grins and coolness until Ray starting barking orders and you nearly fell out of your chair. I also remember our last conversation just hours before you were killed. I miss you. Even though it has been 10 years you are still in my heart, and you will always be there.

Sgt. D.M. AVery
Norfolk Police Department

September 28, 2011

Tomorrow will make 10 years....thankfully the Lord has helped us go on in our lives. It's strange, it somehow seems like so long ago and at the same time it seems like just a short time. Thanks again for the kindess you showed me in 2002. You and your family will be in my thoughts tomorrow as you are each year. Give me a call sometime....I don't have a current number for you.

Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor - NCSHP

September 27, 2011

During my 31 years with Norfolk, the day James died had to be my worst. He was a very bright, effective and well liked young officer amoung his piers and supervisors alike. He had dedicated himself to learning as much as he could and was prepairing to move up in position and rank with his eye on a big future. Norfolk Citizens lost a great asset and those of us who knew him lost a great friend that day.

SGT. B. P. Carter, Ret.
Supervisor Norfolk Police Dept.

September 29, 2010

Today we will gather to remember

J. D. Jenkins

September 28, 2010

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