Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Group Supervisor Michael Gale Garbo

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, October 4, 2021

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Reflections for Group Supervisor Michael Gale Garbo

What a great guy and a great cop. we miss him every day.

Captain John Leavitt
Tucson Police Department

June 3, 2022

Had the pleasure of knowing "Garbo" before you went to the DEA. Made Nashville, TN a safer place and you were a wealth of knowledge in interdiction methods. The "Ice Man" would have always been proud of you and everything you contributed during your service. You will not be forgotten.


May 5, 2022

Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. You undoubtedly saved many lives. Rest easy

Brian Vera
PA State Police

April 7, 2022

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Group Supervisor Michael G. Garbo on their tragic loss while he was in the line of duty. May our Lord give them the needed comfort and strength they need during this difficult time. Thank you Group Supervisor Michael G. Garbo for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace to our brother in blue.

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

November 3, 2021


It says much about your character and leadership to hear that you were on the front line of the op with your people. Thank you for your service to God and Country.


October 23, 2021

Prayers. So saddened by useless loss. Rest easy.

Parole Officer Training Academy - Instru
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

October 18, 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

October 18, 2021

Supervisor Garbo,

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

October 17, 2021

Supervisor Garbo, you put your life in danger each and every day so that your community may live in peace and security. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May our good Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

October 17, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace GS Garbo. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at DEA.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 15, 2021

Rest in Peace Group Supervisor Garbo. 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

October 14, 2021

Requiescat in Paces

Sergeants Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

October 12, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Group Supervisor Michael G. Garbo and the extended law enforcement family of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

End of Watch Monday, October 4, 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

October 12, 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)

October 11, 2021

Rest In Peace Special Agent Garbo. We have the watch.

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations

October 11, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends,and coworkers of Group Supervisor Michael Garbo. I am so sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Group Supervisor Garbo will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

October 10, 2021

RIP Sir. We've got it from here

Operations Supervisor/EMT Rose Pauls
Ambulnz, Nashville TN

October 9, 2021

Rest Easy Agent Garbo. May the Comfort of God Wash over your Family & Loved Ones, Department & Community in the Upcoming Days, Weeks, Months ahead . You will never be forgotten!

Former 911 Dispatcher S. Wilson
Prattville Police Department, AL

October 9, 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

October 9, 2021

Group Supervisor Mike Garbo, thank you for your 16 years of service keeping America safe! To Mike's family, friends and coworkers, my sincerest sympathy. He is in God's hands now. RIP Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

October 9, 2021

RIP Brother.

Senior Narcotics Agt Ron Paret (Retired)
PA Office of Attorney General

October 9, 2021

RIP Group Supervisor Garbo. Thank you for your service to the citizens of the United States and Metro Nashville

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

October 9, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother !!

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

October 8, 2021

Rest in peace, Group Supervisor Garbo. Thank you for your service.

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

October 8, 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

October 8, 2021

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