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

It’s been awhile since I’ve been here, but not because I haven’t thought about you. There has just been entirely too much to deal with. Everyone has kind of lost touch with each other over the past years, I’m sure it can be attributed to the head and not the heart, we all have something in common, with your tragic passing, we are always connected, no matter how far apart we may be. That fateful day 9 years ago, we walked into a room full of strangers, and when the week was over, we had lifetime friends.
When I lost Dad in January, I couldn’t bear the thought that he was gone from my life, but I did have some peace knowing that you were there waiting for him, and the 2 of you would continue the argument of the definition of “moving the car.”
Today we reach the 9 year mark, it seems as if it was yesterday, and I often find myself saying, “If James were here, he would…” I think of you often, and miss you forever!
One Fish, Two Fish!

Dyan McDermott

September 28, 2010

On the eve of your anniversary James it is still difficult to deal with your loss. You will always be missed and you will never be forgotten

Mpo E Kavanagh
VBPD/ Friend

September 27, 2010

Tiffany,
I will be out of town next week (as I usually am this time of year) so I wanted to write this before I run out of time. I think of your family often, especially you & Logan this time of the year. It is still so strange how we ended up meeting with all the people I could have happened upon in D.C./2002. Thanks again for being there for me...hope to see you again some day. Hope you all are doing well! Oh yeah, as the time for the COPS WALK is upcoming too, thanks for your help in the support I got from the FOP Lodge up there! Take care!

Denise
Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

September 20, 2010

Just thinking of you brother. Rest in peace. We miss you!

MPO E Kavanagh
Virginia Beach Police/ Friend

July 5, 2010

RIP my Brother.

Deputy S. Yates
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Mississippi)

July 1, 2010

Just thinking of you brother as I do every day. You are missed dearly.

MPO E Kavanagh
Virginia Beach Police/ Friend

June 14, 2010

Police Week is coming up and we are all thinking of you and the ulimate sacrifice you made. We love you and there's not a day that goes by that you are not mentioned. We all love and miss you so very much.

You would be so proud of Logan. She is just doing fantastic in her studies and has become a beautiful young lady. Yup, gotta watch out for those boys now! She speaks of you often and is a spitting image of you. She has your light brown eyes and your charming smile.

I know you and Eric are watching over all of us and patroling the streets of heaven. We miss you both!

All our love forever,

Tiff.

Tiffany Gilbert
Wife and Widow of James

May 5, 2010

James, I think of you every day brother. You are truly missed. Wish you were still here.

MPO E Kavanagh
friend/VBPD

March 11, 2010

We toasted you Monday to honor what you did and how you lived. RIP

MPO J D Jenkins Ret.
Va Beach PD

September 30, 2009

There's not a day that goes by that I do not think of you. I still miss you dearly and still have a hard time dealing with your death. Please stay close to me and help guide me in the next couple of weeks.

A bunch of us went to your grave on Monday to honor you and your memory. I think you would of been proud of everyone. Logan's doing great, freshman at First Colonial in the advanced legal studies program. I'm sure you are watching over her and making she she does her best.

I hope one day, that I can find forgivness in my heart for the man that killed you. I think if I did, it would release alot of what I have holding inside of me. But I don't see that happening anytime soon.

We all miss and love you James.

All my love forever!

Tiffany Gilbert
Wife of James

September 30, 2009

James,
I know you are keeping a watchful eye over the rest of us, thank you. Rest in Peace my friend.

GO 58!!! It's not that hard, but it ain't that easy! PRETTY WORK!

Sgt. Christopher Scallon
Friend

September 29, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th 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.

I am holding your family in thought and prayer today as I know anniversary days are particularly hard for Tiffany and Logan and your parents.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lo

Anonymous

September 28, 2009

It's been 8 long years. I still think about you every day. Miss you, buddy!

BUZZ
NPD (Ret.)

September 28, 2009

I left the NPD family, but will never forget a friend....thinking of you today.

HC Eckstein
LPD.

September 8, 2009

Hey James. Its been a while since I have been up here. I was reading the poem on my grandparents wall that Tiffany gave them and it made me think of you. I love and miss you. Until we meet again.

Kayla Chilcott
Norfolk Police Officer's Daughter

August 16, 2009

Remembering you today at the Police Memorial. May you be in the arms of the angels today looking over us. I love you...until next time...XOXO

Wife/Widow of James
Tiffany Gilbert

May 12, 2009

I miss you always and forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stephanie McDermott
Norfolk Officers Daughter

March 28, 2009

RIP.You will never be forgotten and the memories your wife/child have of you will live forever.

Anonymous

October 27, 2008

Tiffany,
With the 28th coming up I wanted you to know I'll be thinking of you & Logan (as well as the rest of your family). I so hope we can get together again soon! Hang in there! I'm not sure how, but we've made it 7 years already - at least now the smiles come more often than the tears. Take care!
Love ya

Denise
Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

September 25, 2008

Not a day goes by that we don't miss and think of you. Life is not the same, even after all these years. God has blessed us with so many wonderful things since you have been gone. We can't halp but think you have had something to do with that. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

H&K

June 7, 2008

Brother, police week 2008 you are not forgotten. We just returned from DC and thought about the 18000 names on the wall, and how many times we've gone to work thinking "it won't happen to me". We all get complacent, and I'm sure almost every hero on that wall thought the same thing. Our hearts are heavy, especially this week, a week to remember all law enforcement heros. But you are not gone, heros live forever.
"I will be strong and courageous, I will not be terrified or discouraged for the Lord my god is with me wherever I go" Joshua 1:9

JI
SPPD NJ

May 15, 2008

Police Week 2008 - You are not forgotten.

PJ/FF

May 12, 2008

Hey james, Just thinking of you brother. You are greatly missed. Watch over us brother in this crazy world.

Eddie Kavanagh
VBPD

May 11, 2008

Just thinking about you as I was looking at your picture James. Thinking about the good times we spent working together. Well I am retired now, never had time to thank you for your service. Thanks

James Powell

Retired Sergeant
Norfolk Police Department

April 26, 2008

You are gone but you will never be forgotten! GO 58!!!!

Det. CJ Scallon
Norfolk PD

April 12, 2008

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