Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Gabriel Leander Pool

Milam County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, April 7, 1887

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Gabriel Leander Pool

Rest in Peace, Lee. Lee was was my cousin. He was killed by the outlaw Will Jacobs. Jacobs was convicted, but served only 10 years in prison before being pardoned by Texas governor. Thanks to Milam County Deputy Gregg Kouba for his assistance in my quest to get Lee added to this memorial.

Jack Pool, U.S. Border Patrol, 1971 to 2002. I have personally known many officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, may they rest in peace.

April 4, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Gabriel Leander Pool is my husbands 3rd great Uncle. We are humbled by his sacrifice and his pictures hangs on our family wall as a constant reminder of what is means to truly serve others. As a family with a long line of LEO's it is very touching to see others remembering those gone long before us.

Erin Murphy

August 26, 2018

Rest in Peace Deputy Gabriel L. Pool. Thank You for your Valiant Service and Courageous Sacrifice. You are remembered on this 129th anniversary of your Great Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Milam County, Texas. Your valiant service has obviously inspired a great Legacy of law enforcement officers in your family.

I Pray for Peace for your Family and loved ones. I also Pray that the scum that took your life be forever pursued by the hounds of hell. May they forever gnaw at his rotting flesh.


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

April 7, 2016

RIP, Lee. From your later-day law enforcement cousins.
Bill Pool, San Angelo, Texas Police Department 1955-1984
Jack Pool, U. S. Border Patrol, 1971-2002
Jim Pool, U. S. Border Patrol, 2002 - Present

Major, Asst. Patrol Agent In Charge
U. S. Border Patrol

November 6, 2012

125 years later, your sacrifice and dedication means as much as it did then. RIP

Det. M. Gregory
Coppell PD

April 7, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 122nd 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 7, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you sir for your Service

Pat Van Den Berghe

April 7, 2008

One hundred twenty years later but still remembered: Always remembered!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

April 7, 2007

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Milam County Sheriff's Office. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Deputy Pool deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Deputy Pool is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

June 8, 2006

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

Deputy Pool, you are remembered on this date of your death. You will always be remembered.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

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