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

Heros never die! I know you are in a better place, but it hurts still so much. Thinking and praying for you and your family

July 27, 2007

Hello Gabby, once again I have picked up new recruit to mentor. My first stop is always the memorial for Vicky and you. I tell them how you were two of the finest police officers on the job! I then ask them to strive to be like both of you. Miss you both.

Detective, CIB
Fairfax County Police

July 26, 2007

Hey Gabby...Just want to let you know I still think of you and Vicky all the time...You were truly a great man who cared about me and our fellow brothers and sisters...Please watch over me and keep me focused every day....Miss you Brother.....


July 23, 2007


Vinnie joined you and Vicky on May 26th. Its hard to believe we could lose three of you in one year and 9 days. Vinnie fought hard to live like you did, but I guess he was meant to go be with you and Vicky. I know you all are watching over the rest of us as we go forward down here. It still does not ease the hurt very much. You are all missed very much and thought of every day. The station is very much a memory of all three of you. Watch over the rest of us and keep your brothers and sisters safe. We miss you.


June 7, 2007

Gabby...Well what can I say...I guess you and Vicky called for back-up and Vinnie responded... please watch out for the rest of us down here and keep us safe....I cannot lose another Brother or Sister...Gabby please tell Vinnie I always had a great respect for him...Vinnie if you can hear me...take care of the heavens and rest easy Brother...

Brother and Former Squad member

May 26, 2007




May 17, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this first anniversary of you being called away from duty. I only wish you could have spent some time in retirement as you earned it after your long dedicated career in law enforcement. Continue to watch over your loved ones. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will not be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 17, 2007

It is hard to believe that is has been a year.

Having attended high school and later being stationed in northern Virginia, I am no stranger to the Fairfax area. I frantically called cops in Virginia and Maryland to get more details.

I doubt any of us really expect to be attacked / ambushed while at a police station. Later that evening, I remember being so hard on some of the guys here, for being so carefree while around the station / parking lot. The actions taken by the two of You that day as You thought about the safety of other officers, I included in our Officer Safety section of our Roll Call training. Everytime that I come / leave the station parking lot, I now think of that day.

May the two of You, Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

May 17, 2007

Many patrols have went on duty since your last patrol, however, You will never be forgotten. RIP Brother you are 10-42. But 10-41 in the sky above!

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

May 17, 2007

On this first anniversary of Officer Michael E. Garbarino's loss in protecting and serving his fellow officers as well as for his many years of service to his community...I offer the following prayer for his soul.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord,
And let perpetual Light shine upon him
May his soul
And all the souls of the faithful departed
Through the mercy of God
Rest in peace.

I will keep the family of this officer in my prayers as they continue on without his physical presence...may God bless and strengthen each of you.

Anita L. Culosi

May 17, 2007

One year ago God called a beautiful angel home. You are missed and loved , you are our hero forever

May 17, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Garbarino on the anniversary of his passing. May God continue to give you comfort.
Heros are never forgotten.
The memory of a good friend is a blessing- Proverb 10:7
Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

May 17, 2007

MPO Garabino, you took the badge and you gave your life.Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.Thank you for not fogetting.May you rest safe in the hollow of His Hand and may you and your loved ones be ever blessed.

May 17, 2007

My Dear Mike,

It has now been one year since you were taken from us and I still grieve. Throughout our police career we did much together and had many discussions on a wide variety of topics. We were bonded together by brotherhood but through the years became great friends.

Since my retirement we really didn't have a chance to speak with each other except on a couple of occasions. You always asked how retirement was and I always said it was great. I know you were looking forward to that day, you just were not sure when that would be. Well, my friend, someone else has made that decision and for that, I along with many others miss you more than you know.

I always think of you and pray for your wonderful family. I will in your honor always "Keep up the Fight".

Perry Knicely

MPO Perry Knicely - Retired

May 16, 2007

Although mortally wounded, Officer Garbarino thought only of his fellow officer's safety. He saved many lives with his heroic actions. Rest easy

May 16, 2007

I remember and I'm still listening. Ter

Fairfax County Police Retired

May 15, 2007

Not a day has gone by in the past year that I have not thought of you MPO Garbarino and prayed for your family. You made the ultimate sacrifice that day in May. May God continue to give your wife and daughters strength. May He replace their tears with happy memories of you.

wife of a va police officer

May 9, 2007




May 9, 2007

What you did in service to your community meant more than you'd ever guess - Thank you so much for your service.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

May 8, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Garbarino , we have the watch...

”I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
---Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!

KJPH and family
Former FCPD Officer

May 8, 2007


Not a day goes by that we don't think about you and the ultimate sacrifice you made for so many people.

Your wife and daughters are in our thoughts and prayers each and every day.

Rest in Peace and please continue to watch over your brothers and sisters on the street. You are a true hero!

Daughter of Fairfax Officer & Wife of Loudoun Officer

May 8, 2007

To the Garbarino Family,
As the one year anniversary hits, we have been reflecting on the loss of such a wonderful person. Even after 365 days, its still difficult to wrap our heads around the senselessness. My prayers for you and the girls are for peace, understanding and the ability to move forward. Gabby will never be forgotten, we think of him andyour family often. Wonder how you are doing, and hope the healing process brings peace.
God Speed.

PD Wife

May 8, 2007

MPO Garbarino,

Sir, 1 year has past, but you have not been forgotten. Warriors never fade...

PFC Kyle Penman-Motor Squad
City of Fairfax PD

May 8, 2007

One year ago today our lives changed forever. You were a brave and strong fighter, you fought for your live, and yet at the same time you saved the lives of so many officers, Thank you my hero always

fairfax county police wife

May 7, 2007

Tomorrow will mark one year since our hearts were forever touched by the great loss of these two officers. Our family's hearts are heavy, and our prayers and thoughts are still with the entire Fairfax County family every day. God bless you, all of you. Thank you for your daily heroism.

Shawnee Ryan
Fair Oaks CAC

May 7, 2007

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