Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Police Officer Michael E. Garbarino

Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, May 17, 2006

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Reflections for Master Police Officer Michael E. Garbarino

GOD Bless you Mike on this 15th Anniversary of your passing. We remember.

MDS. Rich Reeves (Retired) Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office

May 17, 2021

I remember this incident very well and the wake up call it presented walking out the back door of the Troop everyday. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 8, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

May 17, 2020

You will never be forgotten. Our conversation about finally making our retirements will always haunt me. Thank you for your friendship over the years. Your loss will always be felt by those who had the privilege of knowing you. We will meet again down the road my friend. Until then, Rest In Peace.

John
Retired FCPD MPO

April 7, 2020

Rest in peace Master Police Officer Garbarino.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 30, 2019

Thinking of you today. You were and will always be a true hero.

M015
Fairfax County Police Dept.

May 17, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

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

May 8, 2019

Mike,
You are in my thoughts and prayers today. Your courage has not been forgotten.

MPO Jim Hepler (Retired)
Fairfax County Police

May 8, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 8, 2018

Master Police Officer Michael Garbarino, Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten

Retired Second Lieutenant Victor LoPreto
Fairfax County Police Department

May 8, 2017

You were one of my best friends in high school. I've thought of you many times over the years but think of you even more since this happened. Born one day apart I always say a prayer for you and your family on my birthday. You were a good kid Gabber and one of the nicest people I have ever met.

Harry Staub
childhood friend

April 16, 2017

Bless the officers and their families who put their lives on the line everyday to keep us safe. Our love is with those who carry this hero's memory.

A. Robinson
Local Citizen

April 6, 2017

I had an opportunity to meet Mike's wife Sue and daughter Kate this past Wednesday at a local fundraiser for the VPSF. They are two strong individuals who spoke so highly of their husband/dad. I never had an opportunity to meet Mike, but learned in a very brief two hours just how much he was and still is loved.

Bob Nelson
Originator of Law Appreciation Wednesday

February 26, 2017

IN HONORE CASORUM - Gone but not forgotten

Officer R. Miller
Durham NY PD

May 8, 2016

Thinking of you and Vicky this week Mike.. Always listening. And Never Forget..

MPO Terri Doyle (Ret)
Fairfax County Police

May 7, 2016

Your courage allowed you to warn your brethren, but in the process your life was cut to short. May the Lord bless your family always. Rest in peace my brother.

Sgt Don Barton
Garden City PD, Michigan

May 1, 2016

Thinking of you today... No particular reason. We will not give up the fight.

Anon

February 25, 2016

Gabby,
We attended the Academy together in 1983. I was there only part time, yet I do remember you to this day! Your personality was so welcooming and as a quiet soul, you offered me much support! Since that awful Day in May, I have prayed for your family! Rest In Peace, brother! May God continue to Bless your family.

Detective Carol Miller, RET
Arlington County Police Department

May 24, 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
Texas

May 17, 2015

Never Forgotten.

Mary
FCPD

May 8, 2015

Mike. I was thinking about you and Vicky today. I read some of the other posts, and still have a hard time saying what I feel or think even after all these years. But I will never forget your kindness, your smile, or your laugh.

Retired MPO Terri Doyle
Fairfax County Police Department

May 6, 2015

Missing you brother. I remember that Red Torino, you loved that car. Love you ad think of you all the time.

Jan Sannik
sister

May 6, 2015

I knew Mike when he lived in New Jersey. For about 5 or 6 years he
was like my other older brother. Mike,my cousins and my family would
camp in Maine. He let me drive his Gran Torino once with him behind
me in the seat when I was about 10 years old. Never forget it,can
remember it like it was a movie I just watched. He was the most
honest person I ever met. Later in life I lost track because he moved
to Virginia to pursue his goal of being a police officer. I later
became an officer for my local Sheriff's Office. I made it to
retirement. Mike didn't, which is probably the most unfair thing I
could ever know. The world lost one of it's best and not just because
he was a cop. If anyone got a ticket to heaven it's Mike with not one
doubt.

Retired Cpl. Arthur Bessler
Morris County Sheriffs Office

March 18, 2015

Mike,
We grew up together - Some of the best times of my life were spent on the playground with you at St. Francis. I think of you often and want to thank you for the many good memories.
Until we meet again...
Dave

Dave Schneider
Childhood friend from Wanaque NJ

March 4, 2015

For some reason, I thought about you today Mike. It made me smile.

Steve-former FCPD officer

February 25, 2015

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