Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Donald Burton Gamblin, Jr.

Shawnee Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, July 13, 1991

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Reflections for Patrolman Donald Burton Gamblin, Jr.

I wanted to let you know that we are all doing very well. I have become Miami Countys first EMT Deputy Coroner. I was nominated as EMT of the year for the state of Kansas. I feel that I have become the man you always wished I would become. I wish you were here to meet Hayden, your grandson, He loves to hear stories about you. I wish you could also meet Sara, my wife, She is a gift from God. Mom is very happy and doing so well.You would be very proud of her, I know I am. Keep riding.


EMT I/D Deputy Coroner Matt Gamblin
Son Miami County EMS

July 4, 2006

Brother Gamblin,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

January 10, 2006

Uncle Don,
You have been a great inspiration! I still miss you and your practical jokes. I wish you could have met my family now! 2 kids of my own!! Keep patrolling!!! Love, Sabrina

Sabrina Bernt

September 9, 2005

Dad I miss you more then ever I know that you are looking down at me and smileing at my life choice's and that I am makeing you proud I miss you and I wished I got a chance to know you before you were gone from me.
Love you


December 17, 2003

God bless Ofc. Don Gamblin & his wife and children! He sees you all and is proud of you I am sure. He awaits you and I there at that place where there is NO more pain and sorrow. It is left to us to live a good and productive life so that we can see him and all of our loved ones again when it is our time to go home. Until then ...

Deputy Sheriff
Polk County Sheriff's Office, Lakeland, Florida

Dad,I just wanted you to know that you were loved just as much now as you were before your accident.You are missed so very deeply.I live my life everyday to try to make you proud.I am the man that I hope you would have loved to have seen me become.You have 4 wonderful grandchildren who know you and love you.We will be strong as you have taught us to be.I love you and miss you.


Matt Gamblin EMT-D
Miami County EMS

It will be 12 years July 13th and you're missed far more than you'll ever know. You would be proud of our children and I pray you knew how much you were loved. Your legacy lives on and please know we will never let you be forgotten......Love,


Lenexa Kansas Police Department

Rest easy for know you are patrolling the streets of heaven

Ofc. Culver, RJ

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