Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Gary Allen Gaboury

Vermont State Police, Vermont

End of Watch Tuesday, May 12, 1992

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Reflections for Sergeant Gary Allen Gaboury

Sergeant Gaboury, it has been 31 years since you were taken from us. Northern New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

May 12, 2023

Sgt. Gaboury,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Vermont. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 12, 2022

Sergeant Gaboury, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 23, 2019

Many thanks for serving in our law enforcement. My condolences to your family.

John Haseltine - Civilian

May 13, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 18, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 12, 2015

While looking through the pages of Scott Gaboury's facebook page......I stumbled across this page. Even though our marriage did not last ~(my greatest regret) I know that we brought two beautiful sons into the world.....I will never forget our youth and those moments that I thought were so difficult at that time.....little did I know that they were the best times of my life! The early years were tough. the moving around, the paycheck to paycheck and leaving NJ.....we did have a blast at the Jersey Shore and as I get older......I find myself thinking about how much fun we really had! He gave me the gifts of a life time....our sons....Gary & Scott ...thank you...and you were you can say "I told you so" and proceed to give me that smirk ha ha ha.

Ex wife

August 2, 2013

Gary, how could it be so long since God took you from us. I first met you at Blue Star Cinema. You were my top usher. I met my wife there, too. Jut shows all good hings come from the same place. Now we are married 37 years and I still visit in my mind the best friend I ever had.I remember being so frustrated when I came in 3rd for 4 openings on the Somerset County Park Police. We wee going to work together on the force. Then the councilmen cut the budget and no one was hired. I wish thy had left the budget alone so I could have always been with you on the job.
I miss you Gary.I'm 61 now with MS and I had a heart attack last year. Maybe I'll be with you sooner than we think.

Bill Calderon

No rank. Not a PO.
Old friend.

July 9, 2013

Rest In Peace Sergeant Gaboury, your service is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

May 12, 2013

Sgt. Gaboury,
On today, the 21st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Vermont. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 12, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

February 14, 2013

I recently graduated a police academy in Florida with his son Scott Gaboury. He is a wonderful person and I can tell he has a good head on his shoulders. It is clear he gets it from somewhere and reading all of these reflections I know he got it from his father.
I truly hope that St. Michael and Gary Gaboury is and will continue to watch over Scott and keep him safe.

S. Casey

June 8, 2011

Gone but not forgotten Sarge.

Virginia State Police

February 5, 2011

Sergeant Gaboury you are remembered by the men and women of the Boston Police Dept. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

July 2, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 12, 2009

Gary was a great guy and a good Trooper. I had the pleasure of working with Gary when he came onto VSP in Shaftsbury. He really enjoyed being a police officer and always wanted to do the right thing. When I heard of his death I knew something went terribly wrong. I think about him often.

Rest in peace Gary.

Sgt. Michael Hall
Manchester Vermont Police Department

December 21, 2008

God bless you and your family. I think of you every year while skiing at the VSP race. Our blood is blue.

Chief Nicolas Monroe
Saratoga Springs Forensic Lab

November 29, 2008

Stephanie, I want you to know your dad was a man above all men. I have been a Director for The Red Cross, a Curriculum Manager in Telecommunications, a Bodyguard and Private Officer for Doris Duke (your dad hung out in my office at night and chase bad guys and I would back him up when I could leave the estate) a school teacher, a sailor in the Navy during Viet Nam, your dad's employer before his police work, and I would take my hat off to him and bow down to him over any other. I loved him like a brother and will miss him till I die and can see him again without all the tears.

Bill Calderon
Friend for Life

August 6, 2008

I just wanted Gary's family to know that I am now aware of how much and how long a terrible pain can last. When I heard that Gary joined the other heroes in Heaven I cried and I still haven't stopped. My God, I miss him so much. Maybe, if I'm lucky, I'll see him and shake his hand again or a brotherly hug we'll share like at the wedding where he was my Best Man. Scott, you were kind enough to answer my last message. I would love to hear from you again and Gary and Stephanie so we can share some memories of a great man.

Bill Calderon
Friend for Life

August 5, 2008

Today, I cried a million tears. Gary was a dear friend and was also the Best Man at my wedding in NJ on June 19,1976. Gary also had worked for me at Blue Star Cinema. He was my best usher. I still laugh at when some guy in the theater took a swing at Gary and got a bloody nose for his trouble. The guy complained to police and the officer told him he shouldn't pick a fight with some one who could kick his butt. Gary was one of the nicest people I ever met. I did a search for him today to give him a call and found the horrible news. I haven't cried so much since my parents died.
Gary had moved to Vermont and we moved to Maryland then eventually to Florida. We lost touch. I have since contracted Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. I usually do a lot of sitting around so I thought of Gary again and wanted to talk with him. I'll still talk to him; I just don't need a phone. Gary, I still love you, my friend, and I miss you even more. To Gary's sons, please e-mail me at [email protected] whenever you want.

Bill Calderon

May 14, 2008

Though I didn't know you personally, we all knew your name. My husband and I used to sponsor the VSP ski race after-party dedicated to you in Killington. We were honored with a plaque from VSP bearing your name...Rest in Peace Dear Sergeant Gaboury, and say hello to Michael for us...

friend of Sergeant Michael Johnson

April 28, 2008

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 1, 2008

Rest in Peace!

Police Corporal Matt Lyons (Historian)
Oceanside Police Department, Cal

January 21, 2008

I never knew Sgt. Gaboury, but I did end up getting to know both of his sons, Gary and Scott. I only knew Gary for a short while before he moved back to Flordia, But I know Scott very well, and I know that he is a great cop and he says all the time that he loves his job. Scott is a great guy and a wonderful friend and my guess is that his father was the same way. So I thank you for that! RIP Fallen Hero.

Ashley Trzesiara
Friend of Son

June 15, 2007

Stephanie; What you hear about your dad is very true from the people that worked with him. I had the pleasure of working for your dad for only a short time before he went back to Shaftsbury from Rockingham. I was lucky enough to ski with your dad on the Ski Team for a few years though. Going to the NYSP ski race and staying in the same condo. Your dad was the Trooper that everyone wanted to be like. I can still remember the very moment I received the call almost 15 years ago. I am sure that you have learned over the years that your dad touched so many people in a positive way. He has left a lasting impact on those of us that were fortunate enough to know him and learn from him how to be a better Trooper.

Corporal Chris Power

April 6, 2007

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