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

My thoughts are with the Vick family and our brothers and sisters at SPPD. "Officer Down" are the two most feared words. Thank you for your valor and service.

Metro Area Dispatcher

May 9, 2005

Thank You Sgt Vick for your outstanding work as an Officer in our Community. Your professionalism and dedication to making our world a better place is testament enough to the kind of person you were.

I will not weep for your death, I will thank God that a man like you ever lived.

Sgt Amborn
Mn D.O.C.

May 9, 2005

You've forever changed my life. I'll see you on the other side.


May 9, 2005

From everyone at the City of Chanhassen, rest in peace. Our thoughts are with your family and you will not be forgotten.

Community Service Officers
Chanhassen Public Safety

May 8, 2005

To the Vick Family, you are all in our prayers.

May 8, 2005

Thank you for your years of service, you are a true hero; may your soul rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

May 8, 2005

Sergeant Vick, you have done excellent work for the city of St. Paul. You have had an outstanding law enforcement career, helping many people along the way. Your watch has ended here now brother, now its time for you to patrol the streets of heaven. As a band of brothers in blue, we will all make sure that your family is very well takin care of. Rest in peace Sergeant Vick.

Law Enforcement Class of 2005
Hibbing Community College, MN

May 8, 2005


Tpr Joel V. Heard #2155
Louisiana State Police Troop-F

May 8, 2005

The thin blue line lost a small piece today, but as always it has filled in with those of us left behind. Our thoughts are with your family as they struggle to make sense of the senseless. Godspeed...."Una Stamus"

Officer #124

May 8, 2005

Fellow brother, rest easy. Your watch has ended but your memory will live forever. My condolences to Sgt. Vicks family and the St. Paul Police Department. You truly lost a hero.

God Bless You All.

Deputy Eric Reetz
Stearns County Sheriff's Office St. Cloud, MN

May 8, 2005

Thanks for you service and sacrafice. May you rest in peace and May peace be with your family. You will always be remembered and loved by all of those who have worn Blue.

Police Officer
Littleton CO PD

May 8, 2005

Gerry, words cannot express the loss and sorrow that everyone on our department feels. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You're a great father, husband, police officer and friend. You will never be gone because you will live on forever in our hearts and our memories. Rest in peace brother. Your tour of duty on Earth is done. The thin blue line is stretched thinner with your loss but we will carry on in your memory.

Sergeant Mark Nelson
St. Paul PD

May 8, 2005

Rest in Peace Brother. You will not be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

May 8, 2005

Rest in Peace Sergeant Vick. My thoughts are with you and your family at this terrible time. Officers like you are an inspiration to many law enforcement students. Rest easy blue angel.

Law Enforcement Student
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community. College

May 8, 2005

Farewell and thank you Brother for your faithfulness and dedication to duty above and beyond the call. We are proud to have you in The Thin Blue Line. Rest assured your loved ones are not alone for we are but a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S.Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

May 8, 2005

I never met you, but I'll miss you.

Deputy Rob Wilkinson
Ramsey County Sheriff

May 8, 2005

My husband and I, a Green Bay Police officer, learned of Sgt. Vick's death when our pastor in our small church in Green Bay mentioned him in his sermond. He spoke of how difficult it must be to continue to serve when life around you is so undeserving. When I travel to DC this week for the 17th year, I will be thinking of his family, and I anxiously await my annual visit with other St. Paul PD officers. It will add a whole new meaning to the words: "Good to see you."

Well served, Sgt. Vick; may you rest in peace.

Mary VanHaute

May 8, 2005

Sincerest condolences to Sgt. Vick's wife and children during this enormous tragedy. Rest in Peace Sgt. Vick, you were an asset to the profession.

Hutchinson Police Department

May 8, 2005

He walked life’s lonely path with honor, Lord,
Protecting those you sent his way…
Until, at last, with task well done,
Your call is heard today.
We hear you saying:
“Come, my friend, with me apart…from years of service rest.
You’ve helped the poor, protected all, you’ve passed Life’s every test.
You did not falter, did not fail though weary was your soul
I saw your tears, I felt your fears…I helped you toward your goal.
Beneath that badge there beat a heart, strong, courageous, true…
When duty called, you answered, my hero dressed in blue!
Come, my friend, your reward awaits: the law you did obey.
Faithful through life’s endless storms you showed my people the way.
Your beat is ended; roll call’s done! Now, rest on Heaven’s shore.
The good you did so willingly will remain forever more.”
Thank you; Father, for your great love as we cherish his memory dear
We offer this brave soul to you…be with him ever near.
And when, at last, we hear your call may we each take our place
On Heaven’s shore, eternal home, beneath your kindly gaze.
By: Sister Ann Stamm
Livonia Police Chaplin

Federal Officer
Treasury Dept/US Mint

May 8, 2005

Dear LEO Family,
Our thought and prayers are with you as you start your long journey after the death of your love one. Your LEO family all over the USA will be thinking of you and praying for you. May God bless you and give you what you need to get through this.
LEO wife.
Buncombe County Sheriffs Dept.
Asheville, North Carolina

May 8, 2005

rest easy brother, we'll take it from here..

Officer L.Beardsley
Wyoming, MN police Department

May 8, 2005

There are but two persons who protect the sinful human race from destroying itself. One is God's Holy Spirit. The other is the Peace Officer. Without them, we would all perish at each other's hands.

You were called into this profession and our Lord and Savior has blessed you because:
According to Romans 13.1-5...
God ordains the Peace Officer’s profession.
The Peace Officer is sent by God.
The Peace Officer is vested with God's authority to enforce the law.
A Peace Officer's badge is to be honored by us, because it is honored by God.

To the family of Sergeant Gerald Vick and the St. Paul Police Department, your extended family of Law Enforcement Officers grieves with you during this time. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around each of you and comfort you during this most difficult time.

You gave the ultimate sacrifice for your fellow man, your life.
While serving, defending, and protecting others in your community.
Rest easy with our other fallen Brothers and Sisters, we have the watch now.

To all my brothers and sisters, please remember the fallen officers we have lost and their families. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Please pray for this officer's family, agency, and friends as they struggle with this tragedy.

May God be with you every day, please remember, we are a part of the largest family in the world and when one hurts we all hurt.

Though our badges and uniforms may be different, our mission is the same. We continue the fight in your honor.

Officer David Carroll
Choctaw, Oklahoma

May 8, 2005

Another has fallen as we band our shield
Uncovering yet another bereavement scar that once healed

We honor you and the strength to give your life
Gerald, we will now protect your children and wife

Your memory is immortal in the heart of us all
As another new blue soldier stands straight and tall

We stand as one, forever this will be true
We will always be brothers bound by blue

2500 Unit
Roseville PD, MN

May 8, 2005

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Brother.

Deputy #118
Goodhue County Sheriff's Department

May 8, 2005



May 8, 2005

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