Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Gilbert Cortez

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Monday, March 25, 2013

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Reflections for Sergeant Gilbert Cortez

Rest In Peace Sarge. You are still with your K-9 partner and will cross the Rainbow Bridge together. My condolences to your Family and the California Dept of Corrections and Rehab..

Sgt Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

March 26, 2013

Rest in Peace.

P.O. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

March 26, 2013

My thought and prayers are with Officer Cortez's family and the men and women of the CDC. RIP Sir!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP

March 26, 2013

Rest In Peace Sergeant Cortez And K9

Sergeant Tony Ruvalcaba
Oregon Department of Corrections

March 26, 2013

Sgt Cortez, may you rest in peace. You're a true hero.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

March 26, 2013

God Speed Sir

K-9 Trooper
Tennessee Highway Patrol

March 26, 2013

Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy

S. I. Drake, Lt. IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

March 26, 2013

Your work is done here on Earth - Heaven has called upon you today, leaving so many words left to say. But now it's too late, for your time has come, words unspoken; I am sure everybody has some. Regrets and wishes are probably there too, but lasting forever are memories of you.
There have been many times that we waved to each other, but we were there for each other in time of need. Now it's time for us to say Good-Bye, until we meet again in heaven to fly. Now go and Patrol the Heavens Above and Watch Below those you Love. Thank you for your service.

Retired TFC Divita Washington
Maryland State Police

March 26, 2013

Condolences to family & friends.

RIP Sarge.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
Alameda, CA Police Dept.

March 26, 2013

so sorry for your loss and the loss of his partner. mattie is a pretty name and also a beautiful dog. thoughts and prayers go out to his family. also to his and his k9 fellow officers.


March 26, 2013

God bless.

Officer Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

March 26, 2013

Sergeant Gilbert Cortez rest in peace you are
now a member of an elite group The Thin Blue Line
of Heroes. There is no greater sacrifice that one can give
for his fellow man. To the Family I salute your lost loved
one, and pray for you during the days to come. Gilbert will
be in the company of heroes forevermore.

The Thin Blue Line of the Fallen are Standing at
attention in their class “A“ uniforms,badges gleaming and
shoes like glass, They are your brothers and sisters of
Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the
ultimate price. Today, like many others, they welcome you
to this hallowed place. As you march down the Thin Blue
Line of the Fallen, all eyes are focused on you as if to
say it will be ok you’re with your eternal partners.
A salute follows and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well. Now come join the ranks, another
member of The Thin Blue Line has come home.

Your Brother in Law Enforcement

Dr. Stan Phillips, Ms, USA Ret.
Retired Lt. Walnut Grove Mississippi Police Dept

March 26, 2013

Sgt. Cortez and K-9 Mattie, you have both done the job of facing the unknown every single day to keep all communities safe and setting the example that we should all follow. We will take your both of your watches over from here and may you both rest in peace.

Officer Dave Brown
Florida Department of Corrections (Probation and Parole)

March 26, 2013

Rest in Peace, Brother. Rest in Peace, Mattie. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Dept (Michigan)

March 26, 2013


Deputy J. D. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

March 26, 2013

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.


Doug Gist, Captain (ret.) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

March 26, 2013

Rest In Peace Sergeant Cortez.

Officer Christopher Goodwin (Retired)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC Police Dept.

March 26, 2013

R.I.P. BROTHER Cortez!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

March 26, 2013

Rest in peace my brother with your faithful companion. From the begining to the end you stood by each other, never fearful of the day. Rest easy my friends knowing the Job was well done. Hero's live on forever, 10-42.

Deputy Gunner and K9 Atak
HCSO, Mass

March 26, 2013

I'm sorry to learn this about Sergeant Cortez and his doggy Mattie. I hope that neither of you felt any pain. May you both live with the angels.

No Rank, Rene Robles

March 26, 2013

Rest in Peace both of you. Thank you for your service to your fellow man and making this world a little better for the rest of us. May you continue to look down on us and continue keep a watchful eye. To your family and fellow officers I offer my deepest condolences and prayers to them.

Motor Officer C.L.McCleary 1615
Colorado Springs Police Department

March 26, 2013

Sgt. Cortez and K9 Mattie,

Thank you for your service. May God bless your family, friends, and your brothers and sisters at California DOC.

Officer Katie Gierach
Wauwatosa Police Department, Wauwatosa, WI

March 26, 2013

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well

Reserve Deputy Douglas J. Maykowski
Macomb County Sheriff Mt. Clemens Michigan

March 26, 2013

Rest in peace my brother L.E.O.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

March 26, 2013

God bless Sgt Cortez, K9 Mattie, their families and the LE community.

The loss of any officer affects us all, and this is so sad.

Thank you Sgt Cortez and Mattie for your service to our state and for keeping us safe.

Marguerite Galvez

March 26, 2013

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