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Deputy Sheriff Adam Samuel Gibson

Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, January 18, 2021

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Adam Samuel Gibson

In my past I made allot of bad choices. My period of bad choices was 12 years long. Starting at 14 and ending at 26. I was born into that lifestyle. My last case was in 2006. Not one time did I ever blame law enforcement for my incarceration. I also never even considered taking an officers life. Now in my current very successful life, I’m thankful. They may not have stopped me from making those bad choices, but they definitely slowed me down and made me think.
This officer was simply doing his job of trying to keep the public safe, and he died for that cause. He left behind a 9 month old baby in his effort to protect even the people that may bring him harm. Who doesn’t matter to these officers. If there duty is to protect, then they do. To his widow and child, I offer my deepest condolences. To his fellow officers I pray for your safety, and I thank you for your service to the public.

David Elkinton. Former bad guy

January 18, 2022

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the Children of God"

We commit this Officer into the hands of our Lord. May the Officer's loved ones find peace in the life led, honor in their Officer's performance and choice of profession, and profound happiness upon being reunited in the future.

God Bless all who answer the Call.

Deputy Director (Ret) Rusty Featherstone
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI)

September 20, 2021

Semper Fi although the words may often go unspoken the sacrifices you two made will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Wayne Roblin (Ret)
Tulsa Police Department K-9

September 17, 2021

Thank You for your contribution to our Country, and Thank You to your family for their sacrifices. I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

May 27, 2021

Semper Fi my brother. Rest in peace. You gave all you had.

Stanton Lore

March 2, 2021

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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 11, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Gibson. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Sacramento County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

February 8, 2021

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Deputy Sheriff Gibson and K9 Riley. May their memories live on in the hearts of all those they so courageously served.

Brian & Betsy Zielinski
Michigan War Dog Memorial K9 Salute Team Members

February 4, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Adam Gibson on their tragic loss. Thank you for serving your community and making it a safer place for your fellow law abiding citizens. Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Adam Gibson.

CBP Officer(retired) Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

February 4, 2021

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service to your community and this nation, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Gibson during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God. Matt 5:9
Deputy Donnie Meaders (Retired)
Okfuskee County (OK) Sheriff's Office

February 2, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

February 1, 2021

Deputy Gibson, the circumstances of your and Riley's murders are beyond the pale and I am so sorry to hear of this. You led a life of service as a Marine and as a Deputy and our country salutes you. I also salute K-9 Riley for his life of service as he too gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Your wife and baby daughter are in my prayers as I write this. I know that you are in God's arms now and watching them from above! Thank you for your brave service, Deputy; you should be here with them.
God Bless you and Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Gainesville, GA

January 31, 2021

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

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

January 30, 2021

Words aren't enough to tell you how much we love you and miss you. God has a new angel.
We are praying for your wife and family. You have all been in my thoughts, as I do not reside far, and your story with your beloved K9 touched me.
Thank you for your service to our country, Deputy Gibson! You will not be forgotten.


January 27, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant ( Retired ) Victor Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

January 27, 2021

"Semper Fi"

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

January 27, 2021

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

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

January 27, 2021

Rest in Peace Devil Dog. I have no doubt you and Riley were welcomed at the gates of heaven with open arms. We'll from here. Semper Fi

Lt Tom Greer
Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

January 27, 2021

Why Dogs Don't Live As Long

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane were all very attached to Bilker and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Bilker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family there were no miracles left for Bilker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for the four-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt Shane could learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Bilker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion.

We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."

Startled, we all turned to him.
What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, "Everybody is born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody and being nice, right?" The four-year-old continued, "Well, animals already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."

Frederick Douglas
Francestown Police Department, Francestown New Hampshire

January 27, 2021

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

January 26, 2021



January 26, 2021

I live right there. It was so hard to know what was happening and not help. I cried for the k9 too. I wish peace and comfort to those who are feeling this lose. Our community is in need of healing.

Tracy Hills

January 25, 2021

My condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Deputy Gibson. His sacrifice and service to this country mattered and will not be forgotten. I will be praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

January 24, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant ( Retired ) Victor Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

January 23, 2021

Deputy Sheriff Gibson,

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

January 23, 2021

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