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

Hi Mike,

Happy Police Week 2011! Just wanted to let you know that my wife rode in the Unity Tour this year. 230 miles! She rode for Deputy Ridings from Sptosylvania County, but I'm sure you won't mind. The funny thing is that she has connected with your daughters. She was so happy to see them for the first time at the memorial. She always talked to them through facebook and has always wanted to meet them. Your daughters are awesome young women with big hearts. I hope you know that people do care and will always be there for them. Thank you for your sacrifice and the sacrifice of your family.

Fairfax County PD

May 13, 2011

Thank you for protecting me. Your family continues to be in my prayers.


May 8, 2011

Today and everyday... thoughts of you.

Fairfax County Police

May 8, 2011


I have to tell you, I just learned that 2nd Lieutenant Mark Payton past away today. He died at home while off duty, and he had a heart attack. He was a very good person and a great cop! I think he was in the motorcade for your funeral. Payton was lead Supervisor of the Fairfax County Police Department's Motor Squad. ♥

Ibby Piracha
Garbarino's good friend with deaf guy.

January 27, 2011

Merry christmas Mike


December 24, 2010

I while at police week 2010 I got to meet a very special person. It was your father, he was walking around talking about his son and how proud of a father he was. While talking to him he asked me if he could give me something. Not knowing what he might give me I replied with a yes. As I type this I am setting here looking at what he gave me. It is a card with a photo of you on it with the thin blue line in the back ground. Under the photo it says, SMPO Mike "Gabby" Garbarino. On the back it has Romans 13:14 on it. I want to think you for your service. I also want to think your father for the photo card.

Josh Milbourn VCSD
Vigo County Sheriffs Dept

November 24, 2010


Today is Veterans Day! I hope your family will visit to DC and your grave today. We miss you and love you Micheal!

Happy Veterans Day!

Ibby Piracha
Garbarino's good friend with deaf guy

November 11, 2010

Gabby, still miss you buddy...patrolling the streets on Mclean just aren't the same without you to be there with us, but we know you're watching over us, and we're doing our best to make you proud. Keep the streets of heaven safe, and we'll met again someday.


October 26, 2010

Happy, Happy Birthday, Mike! I still think of you often. The bird house in my front house really beautiful reminders of you, and I'm so glad you made them for me. I miss your smile and laugh, but I have so many wonderful memories. I think your family will going to see your cemetery today.

Love ya!

Ibby Piracha
Ibby's good friend with deaf guy

September 15, 2010

After four years many people miss you like it was yeaerday.I was able to personally meet Sue and your daughters and was able to share with them your last conversation with me and the incredible faith that you shared with me on that cold morning and how it took your passing from the earth to make it sink in how important that time was for both of us. I will never forget our times working togeher and your story inspires others to this day and will for eternity.
I wish you and your family the best my friend.


May 18, 2010



Mark Gorman

May 17, 2010

Gabby, Think of you everyday... You are a true HERO who's legacy will live on.
""Heroes Live Forever""


May 17, 2010

I never had the opportunity to know you. I wish that I had. I left FCPD dispatch a couple months prior to May 8th 2006. I have since spoken to your daughters and they are such wonderful girls. I know that they miss you terribly. Please continue to watch over them and the rest of your family and friends. I am thinking of you on this day, 4 years later. God bless.

ECS Karen DelGuidice
MCPD Communications

May 17, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and close friends on this day. Continue to watch over all of them. You are a true hero and heroes never die, you will never be forgotten.

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

May 8, 2010

Four years - seems like forever and yesterday at the same time. I think of your children and family often and pray that they are doing well. I know they must miss you terribly and though some time has past, the pain never fully goes away. May you rest in peace, dear brother and may God bless, encourage, and comfort your family now and always.

Ibby Piracha

May 8, 2010

always in my heart bro...I WILL NEVER FORGET.....


May 5, 2010

Dear Mike, it is so hard to believe and even accept the fact that you were taken from us and your precious family four years ago.

I will always think of you and the wonderful days we spent together out on the road patrolling the streets of McLean, VA. I have so many memories and stories to tell and many of them are with you!

I truly enjoyed my time with FCPD and at times wonder where that time went and so quickly. I have always been very proud of the PD and so enjoyed working with many of the Officers that made up the FCPD. It was Officers like yourself that made me want to come to work and share my moments with you and other Officers like you who I respected and trusted with my life.

Mike, I lost some very good friends this year one of whom was Debbie Keefer, please find her up there and give her and Rodney some comfort.

God bless you Mike and your family.

Retired MPO Perry Knicely
Fairfax County PD

May 3, 2010


I never had the opportunity to work with you, however, we did seem to run into each other alot in the field. I always remembered what a nice person you were and how professional you were. My impressions were correct, not only were you a nice person, but a great professional Police Officer.

It is my honor to say that I knew you and worked with you. I can say that I knew a true HERO... RIP Friend..

Fairfax County Police

February 20, 2010

Mike, another year has come 2010, I wanted to leave a note, I wanted to tell Sue and the girls that I will never forget you, the great work you did, not just that, that you were such a good person to everyone! Time moves on but I will never forget you and the love you have for your family and friends. Still listening.....

Fairfax County Police Va, Retired

January 5, 2010

Merry Christmas Mike.

A J Abdo

December 24, 2009

Mike, The Holiday Season is once again upon us. Still thinking of you often. Thanks for watching over us.


December 23, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Mike

A J Abdo

November 25, 2009

It still hurts so much.

Mary Forrest
Childhood friend

October 30, 2009

We had a really close call the other day. The difference in the width of an angel's wing was life and death. I think you and another fallen officer angel protected my husband.
Thank you, and thank your family.


October 29, 2009

Happy Birthday hubby!!!

Thank you for still watching over us and sending your angels to protect the girls and me. We miss and love you very much. Tasha was with us at the cemetery today. She loves going, and just sits quietly by your grave. She never wants to leave.

We miss and love you very much.

Love Always,

Your loving wife

September 15, 2009

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