Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Gale Gene Eldridge

Palm Springs Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, January 18, 1961

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Reflections for Police Officer Gale Gene Eldridge

Rest in peace Officer Eldridge.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 30, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Eldridge. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. I was only 5 years old when you were taken away from me. But not a day will go by without having thoughts of you. I love you and miss you. Your son Robert A. Eldridge

Robert Eldridge

January 19, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Gale Eldridge. I was only 5 years old when you were taken away . But there is not a day that goes by I do not think of you. I am so very proud of you and the sacrifice you gave to make this a better place. Love you Dad. Your son Robert Eldridge

Robert A. Eldridge

January 19, 2019

Officer Eldridge, more than a half century has passed since you left this earth. But I can tell you, from what I read here, you produced a family of worth. Thank you, sir, for your sacrifice.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

January 18, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 18, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 9, 2016

still hurts so much. I miss you and always will.

Your daughter, with love gayle Eldridge

July 19, 2016

I remember Gene as a partner when he was on the Glendora Police Department prior to becoming a Palm Springs Officer. Really a great guy and outstanding police officer.

Retired Police Officer
Glendora Police Department partner

May 13, 2015

Miss and Love you dad. I am sad you will never know your 4
Grandchildren , 16 greatgrandchildren and 4 great,great grandchildren. You would be very proud, they are all wonderful. Love and miss you. Your daughter Gayle Lynn Eldridge

gayle eldridge

November 7, 2013

Officer Eldridge is still remembered today by his family in blue at the Garden City, Michigan, Police Department where he served before going to Palm Springs. He served this community with selfless dedication and integrity.

Chief Robert S. Muery, Jr.
Garden City Michigan Police Department

August 5, 2013

You will never be forgotten and are a true hero! Your memory will live on forever in the halls of the Palm Springs Police Department!

Sgt William Hutchinson
Palm Springs PD

May 3, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Eldridge. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 50th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, not even 50 years.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater


January 18, 2011

I am very proud of you although I have missed you terribly for years. I wish you could have met your grandchildren, I think you would have been proud..I love you....Gayle

gayle lynn eldridge

December 6, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 7, 2008

I know you are up in heaven doing the Lords work up there.Thank You for your sacrafice. May God bless your wife and daughters. My father was a Chicago Police Officer killed in the line of duty on June 19,1970. I know exactly how they feel and I want them to know they are not alone. WE ARE FAMILY through our loved ones sacrafice.

PO Kurt Kaner
Chicago Police Department

November 30, 2006

God Bless You Warrior!! You refused to die until your duty was completed and you rid society of bad guy..It will be an honor to meet up with you someday.

Calif Hwy Patrol..Ret

August 8, 2005

Rest in peace, and thanks for keeping the peace while you were here. Time will not diminish the sacrifice that you made for us all. It will be an honor for me to be a police officer because of Officer Eldridge and other officers who made paid the ultimate price. His life is an important part of our history and he will never be forgotten. Heroes live forever.

Baltimore, MD

February 16, 2004

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