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Chief of Police Leroy Gilbert

South Chicago Heights Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, December 6, 1928

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Reflections for Chief of Police Leroy Gilbert

Rest in peace Chief Gilbert.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 15, 2020

Chief Gilbert's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 12-2-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

December 2, 2017

The South Chicago heights police Department now resides in a new Public Safety Facility at 185 W. Sauk Trail. In honor of the ultimate sacrifice made by Chief Leroy Gilbert we installed a memorial paver at the site of our flag pole. I would welcome contact with any family members to share memories and/or photos to post in our lobby.

Chief of Police Bill Joyce
South Chicago heights Police Department

May 10, 2017

If it weren't for Police Chief Leroy Gilbert, I would never have had my wonderfuf father, and brother. Clyde Henry Gilbert, and Clyde Leroy Gilbert. My brother and I dearly loved our Grandmother, and have her to thank for knowing about Grandpa.We have one picture of him in uniform. Thanks also to him for all my wonderful Aunts and Uncles! Most of these people have passed. I miss and love them all! I never met Grandpa Gilbert, wish I had! I am Cheryl M. Gilbert


May 26, 2016

Rest in Peace, Chief Gilbert. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 6, 2011

Your dedication to duty should serve as an inspiratioin to all law enforcement. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

December 3, 2011

Rest In Peace, You will not be forgotten.

Police Officer
Chicago, IL Police Dept

August 2, 2004


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

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

April 19, 2004

We will not let you be in peace, my brother

Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County Illinois

September 1, 2003

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