Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Petty Officer Ronald Gill

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, March 25, 2007

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Reflections for Petty Officer Ronald Gill

Guardsman Gill,

As a Police Sergeant, I am saddened by your loss to us. As a prospective Coast Guard Auxiliarist awaiting BQ status, I am proud of your service. Rest Well. We'll take it from here.

Vance Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

April 1, 2007

I offer my condolences to your family and brave members of the United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement. May You Rest In Peace and Honor.

Sr.Deputy Eric R. Fennell
Kern County Sheriff's Office - CA.

April 1, 2007

My prayers are with your wife and family. I salute you for your service and sacrifice. Semper Fidelis

Assistant Chief T.Hyler
Gueydan Police Dept.

April 1, 2007

thank you for your services.god bless and r.i.p.

fairfield county s-o lancaster,ohio

March 31, 2007

R.I.P fellow Coastie! God Bless!

Jeremy D

March 31, 2007

You are in my prayers.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
Califoria Highway Patrol

March 30, 2007

The highest of distinctions is service to others. -King George VI

Guardsman Gill -- Your dedication to the good of your community will not be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Guardsman Gill -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

March 30, 2007

Petty Officer Gill,
My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and all of the members of your MSST team. Your service will never be forgotten.

Semper Paratus
USCG O-153

New York State Pollice

March 30, 2007

Rest in peace brother. Keep a watch over the rest of us out on the water.

NC Game Warden

March 30, 2007

Our loss of you is never forgotten, as the loss of you reminds us that the very nature of our many mission serving our nation, so often times puts us in harms way. Your final sacrifice does not go un-noticed by your family, friends, nor your brothers and sisters in service.
May God bless you and your family in our loss; may eternal gratitude await you in Heaven.

LT Matthew H. Haynie
Waterborne Security Division Officer, PSU 307, Clearwater, FL

March 30, 2007

You are a true hero sir. Thank you for your service to our country! God bless you and your family. RIP Brother.

Police Officer Jason Bell
Bangor Police Dept. - Pennsylvania

March 30, 2007

"I'm asking You God, to give me what You have left.
Give me those things which others never ask of You.
I don't ask You for rest, or tranquility.
Not that of the spirit, the body, or the mind.
I don't ask You for wealth, or success, or even health.
All those things are asked of You so much Lord,
that you can't have any left to give.
Give me instead Lord what You have left.
Give me what others don't want.
I want uncertainty and doubt.
I want torment and battle.
And I ask that You give them to me now and forever Lord,
so I can be sure to always have them,
because I won't always have the strength to ask again.
But give me also the courage, the energy,
and the spirit to face them.

I ask You these things Lord,
because I can't ask them of myself."
(Foreign Legion Paratroopers Prayer)

Rest in peace brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Semper Paratus,


CBPO #57170

March 29, 2007

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Sr. Capt. Yates
Collins Fire Dept. (Misssissippi)

March 29, 2007



March 29, 2007

Our support to the entire MSST team in AK:

The Sea Called Him Home Today

She is stronger than all of us, mighty and fierce.
We, mere mortals, can only visit her for a short time.
Baptism takes place as the salt water soaks in through our pores.
During immersion, we unintentionally swallow mouthfuls of brine.
Little pieces of the sea stay inside us.
When we work hard, the sweat comes out, but the sea stays inside.
When we cry, the tears are salty, but the sea stays inside.
The sea water gets in our blood, our lungs, our loins, and our hearts.
And one day, when we aren’t quite ready, the sea calls to one of us.
The sea has many costumes and sometimes we cannot tell that it is her.
She can wear a veil that imitates disease.
She can wear a long frock that looks like an accident.
She can wear a cloak of disguise pretending to be old age.
But, oh, our sea, she can also be a blanket, soft and warm.
The saltwater cape comforting our friends and families.
Icy waters stilled by the shock of our loss.
Waves rise in a silent dark salute to our hero.
Now, she shares her shroud of immeasurable time and infinite depth with one of us,
Matched only by the elements of our grief and our love.
We, the mortals, are left with the pain of having to go on.
But the sea, she is inside us, as she was inside Ronald Gill,
When she came to take him home.

Semper Paratus

friend of a friend

March 29, 2007

Another hero guarding heaven. God bless the family and friends of Ronald Gill. How every do we thank you for his self-less service to our country. He is a hero here forever.
Colo Springs Officer's Mother

Colo Springs Detective's Mother
Colorado Springs PD

March 29, 2007

I had the honor to work and serve with ron he was a great person and will be missed by all

tim hedge
former shipmate

March 29, 2007

thank you for your service Petty Officer Gill. You will not be forgotten


March 29, 2007

The Gill Family,
I'm really sorry to hear about Ronald. I just got out of the Coast Guard in Dec. I'm also 26 and had just over 4 years active duty time. I was a BM3, and it really hit home when I heard about your son/husband/dad. I am half way through the police academy for a MA city, and we read about the law enforcement officers that get killed in action everyday, when I heard there was a Coastie, I wanted to extend my condolences. I know he died fighting the good fight, I'm really sorry for your loss.

Dave, Studen Officer

March 29, 2007

Godspeed brother..

Ofc. K. Keappock
Lakeland Police Department

March 29, 2007

Thank you sir for the sacrifice you've given for this country. You will be remembered. God bless.

Darrell Cook Retired Police Tn.

March 28, 2007

Petty Officer Gill,
I heard about you accident and it is a shame. The few people who attempt to make a difference in today's world seem to be the one's who are passing. I thank you, the US Coast Guard, and all Armed Forces. You and all of your comrads are Heros. I wish your family and the USCG the best and THANK YOU again for making our homeland safe.

Police Officer
New Braunfels TX

March 28, 2007

Thank you for your service to this great nation. May you rest in peace and never to be forgotten.

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. PD

March 28, 2007

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 28, 2007

Thank you for your service to our Country and the Coast Guard. Our thoughts are with your family and shipmates during this difficult time. Semper Paratus.

Chief Petty Officer
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve

March 28, 2007

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