Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Court Officer Albert Gelb

New York State Office of Court Administration, New York

End of Watch Thursday, March 11, 1976

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Reflections for Court Officer Albert Gelb

RIP.Your killer has now been brought to justice.Continue to watch over your loved ones below from God's arms and know that you will never be forgotten.


September 21, 2008



April 7, 2008

Officer Gelb, today marks the 32nd anniversary of your murder. You made an arrest that at the time may have seemed to you like a routine act, but apparently to some, it was more than that and for doing your job, they took your life. You are a hero and though you were taken physically from your family, it's safe to say, you never really left them.

The State of New York is better for having had you work there, even if for only three years.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 11, 2008

i never met you alby but i have something of yours and i am honored to hold it and be able to play your guitar. rest in peace. i wish i could have met you.



February 10, 2008

I just found out about your heroism. You truly are a great hero. You firmly held to your oath and for what is right in this troubled world. You will never be forgotten, your courageous story will live on forever. You are definitley an inspiration for officers following your footsteps.

Rest in Peace Brother,

P.O. Santos

February 9, 2008

My family and I are overwhelmed by the tremendous amount of support and compassion we have received from all New Yorkers. It is truly a tribute to Alby's dedication to his job and a reflection of the wonderful person he was that, after all these years, so many people still remember and honor his name. I know that my Dad and him are looking down on us and smiling today. My family wishes to also thank those who never gave up, who continued to seek justice for this crime. we honor you as you have honored Albert today. Sincerely, Emily Gelb

Emily Gelb

February 9, 2008

Finally, an arrest today in connection with this brutal murder. Hopefully, this brings some peace and a sense of justice to his family.

A concerned citizen
US Citizen

February 7, 2008

I remember the day you were murdered by cowards. Your kindness and strength
will never be forgotten. May your relatives have peace and comfort. God Bless.

SSGT Alex Rabinowitz
1st Cav Div/5th Cav Reg

February 7, 2008

Al saved my life on August 26th, 1975. He resuscitated me after a strangulation and arrested the man who did it. I will forever be in his debt. It has taken me 30 years to find even this information.

He was warm, caring and sincere. May he rest in peace and never be forgotton.

Paul Dembrow Vakerling

September 30, 2006

Officer Gelb, We never met, we never served together. You were true to your oath. Rest in peace, we have the watch now.

Sergeant James Alfieri
New York State Office of Court Administration

September 3, 2004


Each day I read the ODMP. Today I read the story of your death. Every officer who gave his/her life for us need never be forgotton. Rest in peace, sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

February 27, 2004



December 16, 2003

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