Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jermaine Anthony Gibson

Cathedral City Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, March 19, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Jermaine Anthony Gibson

RIP brother.


March 19, 2011

My brother, my friend. I love you and I miss you. I won't let you down. Forever in my thoughts, heart and mind. Semper Fi. Rest in Peace

SGT Brian Brisco
Vallejo Animal Control

March 19, 2011

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and members of the Cathedral City Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Off. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

March 19, 2011

Rest in Peace.


March 19, 2011

May God Bless you and Rest in Peace,For now you will be by Gods side and protecting our heavens and looking down on your brothers and sisters in BLUE. You will be missed!!

Susie G- Records
CCPD - Co worker

March 19, 2011

Rest In Peace


March 19, 2011

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 19, 2011

Thank you Officer Gibson for your service and dedication to the fine folks in Cathedral City. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!!! May you forever, rest in peace...

Mitch Cheselka
Sergeant, CA/OR Retired

March 19, 2011

We are so very sorry for the loss of a wonderful officer, husband and father. Thank you for your service, we will pray for the family. Sincerely, Kip, Doreen, Karli & Felicia

The Connors Family

March 19, 2011

Thankyou for your service, you are a hero for us all to look up too. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family during these tragic times.


March 19, 2011

For to His angels He's given a command,
"To guard you in all of your ways,
Upon their hands they will bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand."

Police Dispatcher, Lisa Segovia
Cathedral City Police Department

March 19, 2011

May God be with, and comfort the family, and friends in these most trying times. Rest easy my Brother in Law, as your watch on earth is now over.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

March 19, 2011

Thank you for your service and dedication. God bless your family. Brother, we now have the watch.

Deputy R. L. Matthews NC
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews EOW 9-30-05

March 19, 2011

Officer Jermaine Gibson.. Your watch has ended and you served your community with pride and integrity. Our prayers are with you and your family... Rest In Peace my brother

Det. Dave Kelter (retired)
Teaneck N.J.

March 19, 2011

Officer Gibson thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family. Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten!

Del Rio Police Department (Texas)

March 19, 2011

To Officer Gibson's wife and infant:
I type this in tears. Mere words could even not start to comfort... It's so devastating when someone we love, especially a husband, is taken away from us young and so unexpectedly. May God be with you and give you the strength to get thru these first days of hell and beyond. I am so so incredibly sorry...

To Officer Jermaine Gibson:
Thank you for your service and dedication that it takes to be an officer and keep us safe. Its time to keep a watch on your family now. May you guide them thruout their lives. You were taken so young, I just cant comprehend that.
I salute you Officer Gibson. There will be a void in life without you. Rest in Peace and GodSpeed, sir.

Caring supporter of all Officers and their families

March 19, 2011

Jermaine, it's hard to imagine that you are not here. But I know you are upstairs in heaven in a better place. Words can't describe how much you are going to be missed. Take rest here on earth, as your new tour of duty awaits in heaven. Keep an eye over all of us, as we know you are watching from up above. Take solace, knowing you were a true warrior and American Hero.

Love and Miss you already

Your friend forever in my heart

Jon Enos

Police Officer Jon Enos
Cathedral City Police Department

March 19, 2011

God Bless


March 19, 2011

God bless him and his family. All my thoughts go to his wife and his child. Sincere condolences.

Principal Inspector, Eric REMIENCE

March 19, 2011

God Bless


March 19, 2011

My heart hurts for family and friends of this young officer. Although I am not from California and did not know this young man, I appreciate police all over the US who are willing to be a line of defense between civilians and criminals.
Please know that all over America we grieve with you.
God Bless.


March 19, 2011

Your new assignment is in Gods LE body in heaven. Notice u all of your new partners are brothers and sisters from LE who have also paid the ultimate in protecting and serving Gods children in their communities. Those brothers and sisters you have left behind will keep your devotion, honor, bravery and integrity of service alive for years to come and they will care for your family. God has truly received a brother of high honor and distinction. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

March 19, 2011

R.I.P. Jermaine Gibson!!!

Husker Street Officer
Fellow Brother

March 19, 2011

A very sad scenario; and I'll say a prayer for Officer Gibson, his family and his friends.
I hope California has a "Felony Murder Rule" so they can charge the punks appropriately.

Investigator Mike Bradford; Ret
Tallahassee Police Dept

March 19, 2011

I remember when you were an Explorer with us. I remember when you became a Marine. It seems like yesterday when you I watched you graduate the police academy. God bless your commitment to this job and your country....Rest in peace Jermaine, you will be missed.

Detective Mark Hall
Richmond Police Department

March 19, 2011

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