Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Gregory Alan Gariepy

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, June 22, 2005

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Gregory Alan Gariepy

I remember Gunny Gariepy well. He was the best Company 1SG anyone could ever want. His leadership was second to none. He was a great Marine brother and man and father. RIP Gunny. U will be missed!!Semper Fi!!

Lcpl Ron McClary
3/4 Lima company 3rd platoon

December 16, 2019

Sadly I am just seeing this today. As a young NCO, I looked up to Gunny and sought his advice often He taught me a lot about leadership, lessons I still use today.


Steve D'Angelo
Sgt Lima 3/4

December 18, 2018

i know this is years beyond my father's passing but I am his oldest child, Annette. I met my half brother and sister and my stepmom (all angels in my life) only after his passing. I would give anything to hear stories of his days as a marine. I have only had the opportunity to meet the sheriff's deputies he worked with. please contact me if possible [email protected].

Annette Jurado

September 22, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 22, 2018

Gunny Garipy was my Drill Instructor at Parris Island. He definatly was a hard charger and motivator. I had a chance to see him in the fleet and he was still the motivated person i knew. I wished i could have had a chance to talk to him again but i know he is smiling down on Marines. RIP Drill Instructor Sgt Garipy

Officer Michael Gaither
Ft Meade Police

May 2, 2018

Gunny Garipy was my Drill Instructor at Parris Island. He definatly was a hard charger and motivator. I had a chance to see him in the fleet and he was still the motivated person i knew. I wished i could have had a chance to talk to him again but i know he is smiling down on Marines. RIP Drill Instructor Sgt Garipy

Officer Michael Gaither
Ft Meade Police

May 2, 2018

Gunny Gariepy was my company 1SG and I only have the best memories of Gunny Gariepy. He was an exemplary man and leader. He was a motivator and a good person. Gunny was an inspiration to me in many ways and always gave me a feeling of motivation. Miss you Gunny and I wish I had the chance to talk to u again. Semper Fi!

Lcpl. R McClary
3 BN 4th Marine Lima co

April 9, 2018

Greg was a very close friend to me. We served in the Marines together. His wife and Greg are the god parents to my daughter. Though it has been almost 20 years, I still remember him dearly.

Sargent Patrick Turner 1982 -1990

July 31, 2017

one of the finest men i ever served with.

LCpl Phil Herrin

May 29, 2017

Semper Fi my friend. Always thinking of you. We were not the Raiders, but we were 3/4, 7 Mar Div the Bull.

Officer Ed Ackley, USMC Ret
Galway Police, New York

April 15, 2016

Happy 240, Gunny. I know your smiling from heavens gate as your Marines celebrate 240 years this Veterans Day.

Semper Fi to one of the very best!

Your legacy lives on in each of the Marines you trained and you will never be forgotten! You are a Hero!

a hometown friend

November 10, 2015

I will always remember you for the leader you were to our platoon. As you platoon corpsman I learned a great deal. Now, I to have answered the call to protect the citizens of our great nation here at home. I think of you and your family often. You are forever missed, but never will you be forgotten my brother. Doc

Deputy Sheriff Paul Mauricio
Clay County Sheriffs Office

August 7, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 22, 2015

Well, tomorrow marks yet another Veterans Day and another chance to remember the Warrior and Hero you were and always will be. Thank you for always watching over us "Gunny G"! Your service to the Marine Corp and your Country are not forgotten! Fly high my forever friend.

Your Friend

November 10, 2014

I was in Gariepy's Platoon 2000 class at Parris Island. He was by far a tough as nails Drill Instructor and I certainly got no slack which I appreciated despite both his and the seniors wondering how I would far in the fleet marines. I know it's a bit belated but despite my rough start in boot camp I credit Gariepy for training me to later make it where I made it. Namely Recon training, Machine Gunner in a CAAT team, and later a meritorious promotion to Corporal. You have to think on your feet and have a thick skin which this drill instructor was good at making. I had always wondered what came of him and I didn't know until I did the search today.
I will pray for his family.

CPL Brett Simpson
Platoon 2000 1991-1992 1/6 WPNS 1992-1995 USMC

June 15, 2014

You were, and still are even in death, an amazing Marine. I learned so much from you and continue to use what you taught me daily. Thank you for being who you were and we will never forget you. Every Veterans day, I think of you and will continue to for the forseeable future. God bless you Gunny. 3/4 Lima Co. 2ND PLT Ooh Rah!

Sergeant Dondle
United States Marine Corps

November 10, 2013

You should have been celebrating your birthday today. I sure wish we were! Lots of changes this year for me...but I still miss you.


July 2, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 12, 2013

I have thought about you a lot since I first heard of your death. At the time, I was so new on the grief journey as I had just lost my beloved son on April 24th, just two short months before you were killed. My son Officer Larry Lasater was fatally shot while serving with the Pittsburg (CA) Police Department. When I heard you were also a Marine, I knew that you were his kindred soul. Larry loved the Corps and he too led by example. You were a D.I, and his last active duty assignment was as a Series Commander at the Depot in San Diego. When I look at both of your photos, I see you were both so squared away. Your marines leave reflections for you as does Larry's marines. He loved his recruits as if they were his children. I am thankful you both began your new assignment together.

I was so proud of him for his service to our country and then to his community and I know your family is as equally as proud. I pray for their solace as I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 28, 2012

Semper Fi Gunny G, Without question the best Platoon Sergent we ever had.

Cpl, 2nd Plt, Lima 3/4

November 11, 2012

Seven years ago today we lost you...seems like a life time. Still think of you daily. I know your up above watching over us...just wish you could be here too. Rest in peace, Greg. Your memory is still very much alive and well. As long as we have that, your not too far away. May God bless and keep you until we meet again.

A Friend

June 22, 2012

Sgt.Gariepy took us as boots in the Marine Corp. He took us and made us into great leaders. We always PT like no one else did. One time we were doing an exercise dry shooting up the hill. Everyone was doing the high rate of fire peanut butter peanut butter. Well my english was not that good so I started to yell pow once every 2 seconds. He comes with LT Legowski and tells me what I was doing. I told him one shot one kill. He and the Lt laughed out loud. It was great to see him laugh. Well making a long story short he then allowed other Marines to use POW.
I will miss you and Rest in peace...
Ps I also remember one morning waking up in the Big Island of hawaii and planning Climbing Mauna Kea. Well he got us ready and there we go on our day off. It took us all day to climb up that mountain. That was a memory a few will experience..

Arnold Hernandez

June 1, 2012

Semper Fi from a Marine who served with you in the Corps and share the Thin Blue Line. You were an OUTSTANDING NCO in the Corps. You will NEVER BE Forgotten.

Craig R. Mickel
Cpl. USMC; Cpl. Alexandria Police Dept.

May 29, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Gariepy. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 21, 2012



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