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

Deputy Gariepy,
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You and our family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother !

Dep. Paul Sperandeo, Off. Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept. LA

June 27, 2005

Deputy Gariepy, you have served your state and community with honor and dignity, we will carry on from here. To the family of Deputy Gariepy you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember that you all are now part of a much larger family. To the men and women of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department hold your heads high as you carry on. Stay safe and watch each others backs....Semper Fi..Devil Dog...

Detective First Grade Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC/Homicide Branc

June 27, 2005

Semper Fi Gunny Gariepy & may God's comfort be with your family.

Steve & Vicki Everhart

June 27, 2005

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Sheriff Greg Gariepy and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
...our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done Greg... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vinman & Pooky - Site Owners

June 26, 2005

Rest in peace brother. God bless all the men and women of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

Steve Gibson
TASER Foundation
"supporting the families"

Steve Gibson
TASER Foundation

June 26, 2005


Ofc. J. Grasso
Boulder City Police Department

June 26, 2005

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

Officer Shawn Eckhart
DA Police/Marine Veteran

June 26, 2005




June 26, 2005

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in SE Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Greg did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Greg be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Deputy Gariepy's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all,especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through these tough times, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you and that you are not alone in your "journey". Should you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (Dennis' department will also always know how to reach me.)

As a fallen officer "survivor" and a friend, please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and the McElderry family. I never got the opportunity to know Greg but, I am certain Greg was well respected and well loved. He will live on in the hearts of all the lives he touched. You were lucky to have had him be a part of your lives, even for a short time. I am know that Greg will continue to watch over us all as only he can.

Thank you Deputy Gariepy for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis for me.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

June 26, 2005

Rest in peace my brother officer. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and the department. Aloha and god bless.

Police Officer
Honolulu Police Department

June 25, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the San Bernadino County S.O

Fallen but never forgotten.

Bryan Laurie
Haltom City

June 25, 2005

My heartfelt condolences to the family and to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept, for the loss of a love one and follow Deputy.

Thank you Deputy Gariepy for your serivce to the community and for a job well done. R.I.P

Cpl Barry W Cannon
Retired Fairfield, Fl

June 25, 2005

We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!


P/O Dan Bailey (Ret)
Norristown Police, Pa

June 25, 2005

Rest In Peace My Friend...

Officer Justin M. Cripe
Evergreen State College Police Department

June 25, 2005

i extend our sympathy to the family friends, and the san bernardino county sheriff's dept.
God bless all of you.

mary mc intyre pres. & nat. turstee
alabam state fraternal order of police auxiliary

June 24, 2005

To Deputy Sheriff Gariepy's family;

I remember vividly the second day after I lost my cousin in the line of duty. It seemed like everything was a dream, like it made no sense that someone like him was really gone from this life. I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am that another family is going through this kind of loss. I'm so sorry about the pain that you are going through, but I hope that, like me, you find a way to remember every wonderful moment that you had with Greg and use those memories to get you through. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

A cousin of Trooper Ralph Tatoian, MSHP

June 24, 2005

Again we mourn as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Gariepy. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.

Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service GA

June 24, 2005

You are in our thoughts and prayers always Sheriff Gariepy.

Texas Citizen

June 24, 2005

Rest in Peace Deputy Gariepy. You have served with dignity and honor. Go reap your rewards now, sir, we have the watch from here.

My prayers are with the loved ones left to carry on.

Sgt. Will Hoyt
Bellows Falls, VT PD

June 24, 2005

TO: The family; loved ones; friends and department members: A POLICE OFFICER’S PRAYER:--- O, gentle Lord ! Keep the day/night watch with me. As I begin my tour of duty, I ask your protection from all mental, physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work, endeavoring to keep peace among your people. Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent upon me for life and safety. Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence. Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers, and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord, I ask that I may return safely, after my tour of duty, to my loved ones and those who love me. I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer; and after my tour of duty is over here on earth, may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those who serve you well. AMEN. *** REST IN PEACE ***

Chief ( retired ) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

June 24, 2005

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God". Matthew 5:9. Thank you Deputy Gariepy for your dedicated service to the citizen's of San Bernardino County. Rest easy brother, your work here is done. You now patrol heavens beat providing a watchful eye over those who continue to serve and protect. May God bless you and your family.

Officer Steven Gau
Miamisburg, OH. Police Dept.

June 24, 2005

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Deputy Gariepy deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Deputy Gariepy is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, NC

June 24, 2005

Rest in peace, Deputy Gariepy, and thank you for your selfless service. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and department.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/04

Mary Kay Balchunas, Police Chaplain
New Berlin, WI

June 24, 2005

Deputy Gariepy,

Thank You For Your Service, You will not be Forgotten. Our Prayers are with Your Family and The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Your adopted Family. God Bless!!!!

Officer / Sister Behind The Wall
California Department Of Corrections

June 24, 2005

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

June 24, 2005

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