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Correctional Officer Gabriel Forrest

Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Gabriel Forrest

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

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

July 25, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Forrest. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Washington State Department of Corrections.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

July 20, 2021

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.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 14, 2021

Thank you Officer Forrest for your service, your leadership, and for making me a better supervisor while I was stationed at Stafford Creek. My deepest heartfelt condolences to all Stafford Creek Correction Center Staff and their family members. Rest in Peace my fallen Brother.

Unit Supervisor Melvin Butler (RET)
Washington Correction Center

July 7, 2021

Thank you Officer Forrest for your service and sacrifice to the citizens of the state of Washington, it will never be forgotten. My deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at the Stafford Creek Correctional Center. God bless you brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Craig Danielson
West Fargo Police Department
West Fargo, ND

July 5, 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

July 2, 2021

Rest in peace, Officer Forrest. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

July 1, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Forrest. 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

June 30, 2021

Rest in peace brother

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

June 30, 2021

Rest In Peace brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

June 30, 2021

RIP Correctional Officer Forrest. Thank you for your service to the state of Washington

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

June 30, 2021

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

National Police Wives Association

June 29, 2021

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

Donnie Meaders
Okemah (OK) Police Department (Retired)

June 29, 2021

Prayers for the Forrest family on the loss of their brother, son, cousin, father and friend.
Matthew 5:4

Retired Sgt. Pamela Garland
Evergreen Police Department

June 29, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

June 28, 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

June 28, 2021

I am so sorry, Correctional Officer Gabriel Forrest, for such an early loss of your life. Thank you for your service. I pray for your family, the Department and Community.

God Rest and Keep you in His Arms,
Kim

KIM D DURHAM
Davis Police Department - Daughter

June 28, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother

james oneill
NYPD

June 28, 2021

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

June 28, 2021

May the family find peace knowing that Officer Gabriel Forrest in at peace with God.

Anne Hunsinger
UPOA

June 28, 2021

R.I.P Officer Gabriel Forrest

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen

June 27, 2021

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here.

Donnie Meaders
Okemah (OK) Police Department (Retired)

June 27, 2021

Rest in Peace Correction Officer Forrest. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Forrest Family and the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

June 27, 2021

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

June 27, 2021

Correctional Officer Forrest,

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

June 27, 2021

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