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Police Officer Gary Hibbs

Chicago Heights Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, March 12, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer Gary Hibbs

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Gary Hibbs on their tragic loss while he was in the line of duty. May our Lord give your loved ones the needed comfort and strength they need during this difficult time. Thank you Police Officer Gary Hibbs for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace to our brother in blue.

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

April 2, 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)

March 28, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Hibbs. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

March 25, 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

March 23, 2021

Thank you for your service Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

March 23, 2021

Rest in peace brother

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

March 22, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

March 21, 2021

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
None

March 20, 2021

Gary, I had just talked to you a week before you passed. I will always remember you as a first class man. RIP sir you will be missed, God Bless you.



Officer J. DeWan #32 Prairie State College Police Dept.

Officer John DeWan #32
Prairie State College Police Dept.

March 20, 2021

I would like to offer my condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Officer Hibbs. . I am so sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of your loved one will be remembered. I will be praying for your comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

March 19, 2021

God Bless you, Police Officer Gary Hibbs,

Thank you for your service. May you be Honored richly in God's Kingdom. Thank you. I am truly sorry. Prayers of love and comfort for your family, the Department and community.

Thank you,
Kim

Kim Durham
Davis Police Department - Daughter

March 18, 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

March 18, 2021

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

March 18, 2021

My deepest condolences go out to Officer Hibbs family, friends and co-workers at Chicago Heights Police Department during this difficult time.

Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE Officer Gary Hibbs.

Officer Janet Sanchez
F.O.P member Yuma Lodge #24
Yuma Police Department

March 18, 2021

Rest in Paradise Brother Officer. Thank you for your service.

M/Sgt retired Lisa Ditzler
Illinois State Police D-16

March 17, 2021

Rest easy Brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

March 17, 2021

Started my full-time career here at Chicago Heights PD. Get family environment.

Gary started just before. Total class act and an awesome man and police officer.



Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.

Matthew 5:9

Lt. Steven Collins
Kane County Sheriff’s Office

March 17, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

March 16, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office Klamath Falls Oregon, we send sour sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Gary Hibbs, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

March 16, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Hibbs and the Chicago Heights Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Hibbs, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

March 16, 2021

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

March 16, 2021

Thank you for your service Rest In in peace..

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

March 16, 2021

25 years of heroism. Your son is following your foot steps. That speaks volumes of you sir.
Rest In Peace, watch over your son making a difference as you taught him.. You will always be remembered.

Sgt. S. A. Mohamad
Texas Police Officer. 20 years

March 15, 2021

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
None

March 15, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Gary Hibbs and the extended law enforcement family of the Chicago Heights Police Department, Illinois.


End of Watch Friday, March 12, 2021.


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

March 15, 2021

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