Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Gerald Dennis Vick

St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, May 6, 2005

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Reflections for Sergeant Gerald Dennis Vick

I still remember the day you went away Jerry, like it was 5 minutes ago. I woke up around 0630, I was just getting ready to go to work. When I turned on the news I saw what I never imagined I would see again since Ronnie and Nip...I saw the east side a war zone...once again. Is this real? or am I just imagining this. The newscaster was too busy telling everyone about what type of guns the CIRT team was using to tell me who was killed. Finally on the teleprompter on the bottom of the screen, they wrote your name and that you died at regions around 2:30am. My god, I was sleeping at 2:30 in the morning, while you lay bleeding in an alley not even a mile from my home...what a world? Distain, anger and despair could not and still cannot describe what I feel towards the cowards that killed you that morning Jerry. If I forget everything else, I will remember the whop, whop, whop of the ARNG helicopter looking for your killers, or the being able to see every single yellow space marker at the east team lot, because they were all the squads were there for you Jerry, not to mention our teams were empty, but state and other metro agencies came to bat for us and more Jerry. I know if you were alive, you would say thanks. But let me take the opportunity to say thank you to you, for being so civil and dignified in your short time alive. Your presence and courage that fateful night will not soon be forgotten. You are truly a cop's cop. Rest in peace Jerry, I'll miss you.

"186, 10-7 Rest in peace"

Reserve Officer
St. Paul Police Department

Reserve Officer
St. Paul Police Department, MN

August 23, 2005

Today is your birthday Jerry. You are missed dearly. We had a bonfire at your house on Saturday. Please know we are all watching over Connie and the kids.

August 22, 2005

I just wanted to thank Sgt. Vick for all of his hard work and dedication. I will be proud if I am half of an officer as him.
Rest in peace.

Maple Grove Police

August 21, 2005

God bless sir, we will take it from here.

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

August 16, 2005

Please know that your entire family is in my prayers. Sergeant Vick will forever be a hero.

Officer Michelle Halloran
Reading PD-Massachusetts

August 15, 2005

You stood with Pride and Courage
in Honor of your Badge.
Stepping into harm's way,
remaining True to your
Commitment to Protect & Serve.
With the Knowledge that you
were risking your all.
You gave, with Dignity;
your last Breath of Life.

It is with the Utmost
Respect and Gratitude
that I Pray for
your Eternal Peace.
May you know
the Beauty of Serenity, and
May you rest safely within
the arms of Angels;
Now, and Forever more

Police Officer Terry Carter
Fort Plain Police, New York

August 7, 2005

Thanks Vick. You will be missed greatly.
May God bring you and Your family Peace

Police Reserve
Saint Paul Police Department

July 29, 2005

Sgt. Vick, it was one of the highest honors in my life to work in your city on the day of your funeral.

MSP Airport PD

July 16, 2005

as a former resident of st.paul for most of my life i always looked up to the police as heros and people to be respected , our protecters who are not in it for the glory or money but because for most a life long dream fulfiled. for some they gave the ultimate sacrifice. as the wife of a deputy sheriff here in maricopa cty. arizona and being touched by the deaths of so many here in arizona over the last 6yrs some i knew some i didnt but never forgetting those in far away places. i just wanna say you're always in my thoughts and prayers and may god bless you and keep every single one of you safe because god has a special place reserved for police officers and firefighters and they're familys. thank you SGT.VICK FOR HELPING TO KEEP THE STREETS OF MY HOMETOWN SAFE FOR MY LOVED ONES STILL THERE.YOU HAVE A NEW BEAT TO PATROL AND NEW CITIZENS TO WATCH OVER NOW.IT IS IN YOU'RE NAME AND THOSE THAT HAVE GONE THAT MY HUSBAND DOES HIS JOB EVERYDAY. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU'RE FAMILY. RIP..SIR!! SENTA EILOLA,WIFE OF DEP.B. EILOLA MARICOPA CTY.S.O. #1607. LAKE PATROL DIVISION/RIVER SQUAD.

July 11, 2005

Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. "Una Stamus".

Ofc. E. Bruss #623
Santa Fe P.D. Texas.

Patrolman E. Bruss
Santa Fe, TX Police dept.

July 4, 2005

There are no words that could possibly comfort you enough; I know this first hand. I just wanted to let you know that you are never alone, not now, not ever...May God be your peace in this time of sadness. You will make it through this I promise.

Shani Lake former ADOC Officer and fianc

June 22, 2005

My deepest sympathy to Sergeant Vick's family and co-workers up there. I often read the reflections of Officers giving the ultimate sacrifice and try to read them to my Officers so they can feel the true realization of how dangerous their job is; more importantly, how precious life is. I pray that the Good Lord has a division of Sgt. Vick's looking out for us....."True Warrior."

God Bless 1*

Sgt. Norton
McKinney PD, TX

June 22, 2005

Thank you Sgt. Vick. Rest in Peace.

Wade Sendelbach
Pipestone County EMS, MN

June 14, 2005

It's hard to write about you Jerry. As a trainer in your academy you stood out, but wow, what you did when you were let go! You have embodied everything we try to be Supervisor, investigator, cop, friend, family man. You did more for the community and victims of crime than almost anyone I have seen in my 25 years with the PD. Many of the suspects were victims to you and you made a difference in their lives. We are all better for having known you, and diminished by your loss.
Thank You

Sgt. Eric Anderson
St. paul police

June 11, 2005

I thank you for the ultimate sacrifice and for proudly wearing the uniform everyday. I pray that your family is able to find peace and happiness at the end of this long journey. Though nothing will ease the pain of your death, I hope that the person responsible receives the ultimate punishment. Look Bran up in heaven and take a cruise on the great highway with him. Tell him we miss him more than anything here on earth and we'll see you all on the other side somday.

Sara Winfield
Wife of Brandy EOW 10/14/04

June 8, 2005

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of officer Vick and the other officers of the city of Saint Paul. I hope that when the coward that did this comes to trial that he gets the strongest harshest punishment possible.

Rick Haulbrook - Saint Paul, MN

June 2, 2005


God bless you brother. May you walk with our lord. I traded patches with Gerald a few times. I'm shocked at his untimely death. REST IN PEACE BROTHER, we have it handled down here!

Police Officer Kyle Mori
Cypress Police Department

June 1, 2005

Jerry THANK YOU for everything, we will miss you.

capital Enforcement

May 27, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department. Rest in Peace Sergeant Vick.

Corporal Tony Bennek
Jacksonville Beach FL PD

May 22, 2005

May God bless your family at this time. Your service is appreciated and you will not be forgotten.

Sgt Paul C. Huber
Swiss Army MP Service

May 21, 2005

may you rest in peace and my condolences to your family.

officer g. jorgensen
sherburn-welcome p.d.

May 21, 2005

He was always the guy that any one could talk to. He always took the time to ask how you were doing, and cared about your answer. I know a lot of people say that about other people, but with Jerry it was true. We will miss him, all of us.

Ofc David Stokes
St. Paul PD

May 18, 2005

God Bless the wife, children, family, friends and coworkers of Sgt. Vick. My heart and prayers are with you all. May you rest in peace Sgt., and thank you for a job well done -- you will not be forgotten.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

May 16, 2005

I grew up in Saint Paul and lived there most of my 31 years. I regret that it is only now that I have a chance to thank you. I will never forget what you gave to make it a safe place for me. Thank you.

Former Resident of Saint Paul

May 16, 2005

To Mrs. Vick, to Jerry's children and extended family, and to the St. Paul PD... You have all been in my prayers this past week. The St. Paul PD is near and dear to my heart.

I attended the funeral and although it was so very sad, I left with an intense pride in my heart from witnessing the hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of officers who came to show their support. Rest in peace, Sgt. Vick... your brothers and sisters in blue will carry on from here.

from CopDevotionals police ministry

May 15, 2005

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