Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Private James Gilleland

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, March 7, 1839

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Reflections for Private James Gilleland

Rest in peace and always know that no passage of time can ever erase yours and your fellow Rangers service and heroic sacrifice.

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

February 25, 2021

Uncle James, Thank you and your fellow Texas Rangers for protecting the early citizens of Texas. Your service and sacrifice at Bush Creek has not gone unnoticed. You and your brother Daniel (my great-grandfather twice removed) are part of the birth of Texas and have been honored with historical road signs and your names forever in the history books of Texas. I wonder if you knew that the Texas Ranger would be the pride of Texas? I hope so. I look forward in meeting you some day. RIP

mother of two active police officers (Harris Co. & Katy ISD)

May 20, 2020

Pvt. Gililand,
On today, the 180th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Rangers who were also killed in that fight for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 7, 2019

RIP Sir, a hero you were

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 25, 2012

Thanks for your services.


February 24, 2012

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

You are not forgotten. You and your Ranger brothers are my heros.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 170th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 7, 2009



March 11, 2008

Thanking you today and always. Never forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

February 25, 2007

Pvt. Gilleland,
It has taken over 147 years, but you and your fellow Rangers are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Texas.



November 29, 2006

Private Gilleland,

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you continue to rest in eternal peace........

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt
Waverly (Va.) Police Department

November 28, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

November 27, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

November 27, 2006

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