Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Gilbert Polanco

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 9, 2020

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Reflections for Sergeant Gilbert Polanco

Sgt. Polanco is one of the nicest people I have ever known. SQ will miss him for years and I will remember him and his spirit as an angel.

Jasvir Delluna

March 8, 2022

Thanks for your duty service.

Dushyant Bharat Karani

February 16, 2022


August 30, 2021

I will miss Sgt. Polanco forever. He was the nicest guy I could have known. The day I was told he had Covid I was shocked and the day he died I was sad with tears. I just hope he knows and understands his SQ family loves him and we miss him. A year later Covid has again interrupted our chances to have a memorial for him. We miss you and never forget you.

Jasvir Delluna
SQ State Prison

August 19, 2021

Thank you Sergeant Polanco for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of California. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 27, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Gilbert Polanco and the extended law enforcement family of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California.

End of Watch Sunday, August 9, 2020.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 19, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

"Army Strong"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 16, 2020

We may never have crossed paths my brother, but our bond is unmistakable. We have walked the same beat and have had to bear many of the same burdens and fears. I am connected to you by our chosen career. I am saddened by your loss and grateful to you for your sacrifices and the courage that it took to walk the toughest beat in the state. May our Lord comfort and guide your family during these difficult times.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9

Lieutenant M.Dixon
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

September 12, 2020

Sergeant Polanco,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

September 11, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Sergeant Polanco.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

September 9, 2020

Polanco family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Sgt. Polanco thank you for your service to your Country,Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Ofc.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls, OH Police Department

September 3, 2020

Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten. Blessed are the peacemakers⚫️

Blue Angel of Elk Grove Tevon Pitts
Blue Angel of Hope

September 2, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Polanco family, may God comfort and strengthen you.

Deputy Sheriff (Retired)
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

September 2, 2020

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper

September 2, 2020

Please know that you will never be forgotten, you are a hero in the truest sense of the word. The unselfish service you gave to your country and state speaks to your character and sets a standard for others to follow.

R.L. Fleming #59416
Correctional Officer (Ret)
California Department of Corrections

September 2, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 2, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Polanco!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

September 2, 2020

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

September 1, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Sergeant Gilbert Polanco. Please know we are eternally grateful for Gilbert’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Sergeant Polanco, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Sacramento, California for Gilbert’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Sergeant Polanco’s wife.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

September 1, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden (Retired)

September 1, 2020

R.I.P Sergeant Gilbert Polanco.

Brian Molyneaux

September 1, 2020

Rest in Peace!

Ptl. B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

September 1, 2020

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Sergeant Gilbert Polanco during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Sergeant Gilbert Polanco.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

September 1, 2020

Rest in Peace Sergeant Polanco. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

September 1, 2020

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

September 1, 2020

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