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

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Gibson. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Jermaine, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Jermaine's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Jermaine's life was about so much more than the way he died. Jermaine will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Gibson, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

April 12, 2011

Officer Gibson,
Sir, as a fellow LEO;former Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but also for our Country as well when you served with the USMC in Iraq. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine


April 6, 2011

Deepest sympathies for your loss. Rest in peace brother from a fellow brother in blue

Officer Eric Fluent
Plum Police Officer Pennsylvania

March 31, 2011

Rest in Peace and God Bless you and your family Leatherneck... you will never be forgotten.

Detective Sergeant James Panza,retired
Ventura County Sheriff

March 29, 2011

We have your watch from here. May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

March 29, 2011

I have visited this site over and over and especially again recently since the passing of this honorable man. My husband and I offer all the family and friends of Officer Gibson our deepest condolences. Time does ease the pain and he will always live on in your hearts. Thank you for your service Jermaine. You have obviously touched so many people. God bless!

Michelle Moody
Wife of LEO and Sister in law of fallen Officer Brad Moody

March 28, 2011

We met when I was only 14 years-old. We were young, but had the passion for law enforcement in us. You brought a certain style to the Richmond Explorer Post and I was proud to work with you. I knew you would excell in life. I remember how I exclaimed, "There he is!" when I saw you on COPS.

These 14 years have gone by too fast. Although you are gone, you will not be forgoten. You have brought so many people closer together even though you are not with us. We will always remember you and continue to serve our communites in rememberance of you. Rest in peace my freind, brother and fellow officer.

Corporal Andrew Decker
Pinole Police Department, CA

March 28, 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. SEMPER FI BROTHER


March 27, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Gibson family and the entire Cathedral City Police Dept. I was brought to tears at your services when I saw your wife and baby boy. I ask God to watch over them in these hard times.

You were truly an American is every sense of the word. A United States Marine, with multiple tours in the Iraqi campaign and as a Police Officer. People will live a lifetime and not achieve what u did in 28 years.

Rest in peace brother.

Correctional Deputy
Riverside County Sheriff's Dept

March 27, 2011

Rest in peace, Brother.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept.

March 27, 2011

You had all 5 of us back in the empty detective bureau for PT. A female explorer was calling out cadences and you asked her to get us to attention. She called out loudly, "Explorers, atten-hut!" Never having been one to let a moment of criticism pass, you promptly asked the explorer, "Atten-hut? Are you saying atten-hut? It that like Pizza Hut, or Sunglass Hut?" We couldn't help but burst out in laughter, and you couldn't help but make us pay for the outburst. "Front leaning rest." You demanded, then continued to turn around and walk out of the detective bureau to leave our arms shaking indefinitely. Thank you for all the PT, Jermaine, and for making us run around the station perimeter 5 or 6 times, even in the 115 degree DHS summer. You will be missed, Gibson. Now whenever I'm called to attention, I can't help but smile, though I wont dare laugh.

Explorer Brendon Koahou
Desert Hot Springs Police Department

March 26, 2011

Goodbye buddy I miss you...we had some good times hanging out and I apologize for the times I ranked out dude. My prayers are with you Jermaine, with Jessica and Jermaine Jr. and all of both families I can't even imgagine how hard it is to deal with losing you.

Greg Marquez
Rialto P.D. Gang Unit

March 26, 2011

Rest in Peace DEVILDOG. We have the watch. SEMPER FI.

Deputy Harris
Riverside Sheriff Dept

March 25, 2011

I didn't know you, but I am so sad for you and your family. My husband and I are in the law enforcement field, and I can't even imagine the pain your family is going through. It saddens me that your son won't know what a wonderful man his father was. Your legacy will live on in him. Rest in peace brother, watch over us and keep us safe from your new assignment.

Correctional Deputy
Riverside County Sheriff's Department

March 25, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08


March 25, 2011

I would like give my condolences to the family of Officer Gibson and his extended family at the Cathedral City Police Department.

I have been in Law Enforcement for 16 years and have seen many of my brothers in Law Enforcement and personal friends fall in the line of duty. It is always hard to hear about a brother that has fallen, while serving his community but it is especially hard when it is someone from your own agency or a personal friend.

I would like to express my feelings of loss and sympathy to the family of Officer Gibson and the Cathedral City Police Department. I would also like to thank Officer Gibson for his dedicated service to the citizens of the city of Cathedral city...

Patrol Officer/FTO Michael Lee
Citrus Heights Police Department

March 24, 2011



March 24, 2011

May God bless you and your family. Rest in peace my brother!

Deputy M Stalker
Rock Co. Sheriff, WI

March 24, 2011

I want to say thanks for serving the Community I live in I remember seeing you around town while on duty and I remember saying wow another Brother on the Job it made me feel great. You now home with the Lord my brother so Rest in Peace and Thank You again for your service.

Michael Hendrix

March 24, 2011

As painfull as it was standing sentry watch over you, it helded to see your pictures. You're squared away and a friggen stud in your Marine dress blues. But the photos of you in your Class A, holding Jr, you absolutely beem with pride. The joy in your smile. I've never seen some one so happy. The good and just are always cut down in their prime. I will never forget your passion for the career, your jokes, your humor. I will never forget your encouragement, consantly asking when I was putting in for full time. We will never be the same with out you here. We will never foget you! Rest in peace Gibson!

We'll all keep 'invading Poland' with our bloused BDUs, in your honor!

Adrian Pos, Reserve Police Officer
Cathedral City Police Department

March 24, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

March 24, 2011

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your Family and your Dept.

Officer Bob Swope #5609
Olmsted Falls Police Dept.Ohio

March 23, 2011

Its hard to understand sudden losses like this. Last week, you, your wife and son, Officer Hunter and I were all gathered around a table eating not so great food at the MADD Awards (which in true Marine fashion; you ate all of it and finished first). As soon as your LT showed up, you introduced me to him by informing him about how a little person foot bailed from me and got away (not the whole story by the way).... I think I'm going to miss your brotherly harassment the most. There are certain things only your fellow Marines or LE brothers can laugh with you about and I'm sad that I will never be able to laugh with you again. You were one of the funniest cops I knew and I'm glad I had the honor of working with you. I'll see you again some day Jermaine...

Officer Mike Chilner
Desert Hot Springs PD / Friend

March 23, 2011

Our entire staff sends our prayers to the family of brother Jermaine and to the CCPD. Your service to this Country will always be remembered. You are a true hero to our LE family. RIP brother Jermaine.

Commander Griffin / MPS DOPS
OIG Special Ops / Airport Security Div

March 23, 2011

Rest in Peace brother, and Thank You..

Sgt Lopez, R.
Provost Marshals Office, 29Palms

March 23, 2011

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