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,
I just wanted to thank you for your service and let you know you are truly a hero! You will never be forgotten...I saw your grand-daughter the other day shes beautiful I just wish she could have met her grandpa to see what a great man he was! R.I.P.. My thoughts and prayers will forever be with your family!


June 12, 2006

We will be in Washington with honor and respect to hear your name read.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom
Matthew Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/04

Linda RittenhouseW

May 8, 2006

To Gunny's Family,
In the short time I had the privilege of knowing Gunny I met a man that had left a lasting impression. He was a outstanding Marine and I know he was a outstanding Deputy. My thoughts are with you and he will be missed but not forgotten.
Your legacy will live through your family and every other life that you have touched. We will meet again one day. God rest your soul and may you have fair winds, following seas and always remain semper Fidelis.

Sgt T.L.


April 3, 2006

To the family of Deputy Gariepy -
I am a Federal law enforcement agent and a bicycle rider in the Police Unity Tour. The PUT's mission is to raise public awareness for officers killed in the line of duty and to provide financial support for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial. "We ride for those who died." I wanted to let you know that this year I am dedicating my ride this year to Deputy Gariepy.

In addition to our annual 250 mile bike ride from Chesapeake, VA to Washington DC, I'm going to be doing an additional ride from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick GA to Chesapeake VA and then on to DC. I'll start my ride on May 1st and arrive with over 500 other Police Unity Tour riders on May 12th. I'll average over 80 miles a day. Its going to be very hard - I am definately not as prepared as I should be for this kind of exertion. I want to let you know that every stroke of my bike pedals will be dedicated to Deputy Gariepy. He is my inspiration and honoring him is what will drive me forward toward DC.

I am truly sorry for your loss. From all that I have read about Deputy Gariepy he was an outstanding officer, a respected marine, and a very missed friend, father, and husband. I am going to send a letter to you today through the Sheriff's Department, but if you want to contact me sooner, I can be reached at [email protected]
Lynn Gannon

Lynn Gannon

March 27, 2006

I just learned from a former Marine friend of this tragic loss. Ssgt. Gariepy, as I new him was my platoon sergeant when I was stationed with him in Hawaii. He was a great leader and always inspired the junior troops learn more and succeed in life. I remember when he arrived like it was yesterday. He was coming from the drill field and expected all Marines to act like Marines. Me, being the doc for the platoon got to know Ssgt. Gariepy well and we became friends quickly. I will definetly miss this fine gentleman. My deepest and most heart felt condolences to his family and to the law enforcement community.

Very respectfully,
Paul Mauricio

HM2 Paul Mauricio

March 17, 2006

To Deputy Greg Gariepy and his loved ones:

On this the ninth month after your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is still with your family and I look forward to meeting them in Sacramento and/or D.C. You’re all in our thoughts and our prayers.

Greg, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Sheriff Greg Gariepy. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.
Semper Fi.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Greg gave to his community and the citizens of Califonia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 22, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 9, 2006

To the Gariepy family,
May Christ bless you and keep you this Christmas.

T. Alsky

December 24, 2005

Our thoughts, and more importantly, our prayers are with Greg's family at this Christmas season.
Remember the holidays you were fortunate to share with your husband and father, and know that he's watching over you now.
May the Lord comfort you all at this difficult time.

Wife of a Deputy
SBSD Morongo Station, CA

December 8, 2005

I knew Deputy Gariepy as "Gunny Gariepy" during my time with him in the Marine Corps. When I heard what had happen to him, I was devastated. My prayers are with him and his family.
-Officer Eric Ward
Tucson Police Department

Officer Eric Ward/Sgt. USMC
Tucson Police Department

December 2, 2005

We think of you and your family during these holidays, and offer thoughts and prayers as you celebrate without your loved one. Cherish the memories of the past and be open to new ones with your loved ones and friends. Your loved one will never be forgotten and always honored for their sacrifice.

Alissa Scott
Widow of Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-03

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

November 29, 2005

To Greg's family,
I hope you endure through this difficult season without Greg. I pray God will comfort and bless you all during this time.

Tom Alsky

T. Alsky
San Bernardino Sheriff's Department

November 24, 2005


Happy Thanksgiving...Miss Ya!

November 23, 2005

During the six months of training into the san Bernardino sheriff´s academy, i had this great opportunity to joy gariepy´s knowlodge, leadership , and specially his friendship.God bless you , and rest in peace. "AD SUMMUS"

Brazilian friend

November 23, 2005

To Officer Jesse Sollman:

On this Veterans Day, I honor your distinquished service to your country.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater,
Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

November 11, 2005

As all Marines on greeted on November 10th with special wishes, I wanted to say Happy Birthday, Marine. Semper Fi.

November 9, 2005



October 14, 2005

Thanks for your service and sacrifice brother. 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.

Officer Kieffer

September 27, 2005

Thank you Deputy Gariepy for keeping us safe from bad. God bless you.

Renny Kassel
California Citizen

September 4, 2005

Dep Gariepy was an instructor of mine while he served in the Marine Corps. He was a true warrior in every sense. San Bernardino SD should be proud to have had the opportunity to serve with him. He touched everyone he met.

Police Officer Shannon Laney
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

August 6, 2005

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace.

Tyson & Kathy Niles

August 4, 2005

Many try to become a Marine. Many try to become a San Bernardino Deputy. Not everyone can endure the process and succeed. You have proven what you are made of and what you believe in. Rest easy my brother and watch over the rest of us. Semper Fi!

US Marine & CA Police Officer

July 15, 2005

Rest in peace our brother.

Chief Gary M. Everett
Canisius College Public Safety Buffalo NY

July 15, 2005

I would like to extend my condolences and deepest sympathy to Deputy Gariepy Family, Friends, and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deparyment. My thoughts and prays are with you all. Thanks Deputy Gariepy for your years of service, you are a true hero; I salute you. May your soul rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

July 11, 2005

Deputy Sheriff Gariepy,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice, not only for your community but to our Country and to our Corps as well.

Semper Fi Devil Dog,
A fellow Marine;LEO

July 10, 2005

Thank you for being my mentor and friend. Semper Fi.

CAPT Marcus B. Tessier

July 10, 2005

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