Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Thomas Gilbert

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, November 18, 1918

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Reflections for Patrolman Thomas Gilbert

Thomas is my great great grandfather. Thank you for your service. You were unfortunately forgotten and not honored by all, except by our family. In 1997 Officer Darren Gilbert of the Los Angeles Aport Police mentioned you had passed in the line of duty to his boss and friend Sergeant Guy Painter. Guy inquired with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Directory to why you were not honored as a fallen officer. The Memorial staff found, The NYPD never forwarded your name to be added to the memorial. Guy persistence continued to have your name placed on the memorial. He wrote to the NYPD, the letter eventually ended up at the seat of the chief of personnel. When the chief read a fallen officer was not being honored, he assigned a detective to investigate the matter. The detective found you were in fact struck by a vehicle in the line of duty. Finally after almost 80 years your name was added to the Memorial in May 1998. You were also honored at the New York State Police Memorial in Albany, in May 1998.

Thank you for your service.

John M. Gilbert
Great Great Grandson

September 11, 2023

To my great grandfather, thank your for your service. You are not forgotten.

Lt. Darren Gilbert
Los Angeles Airport Police

October 29, 2022

To my great, great Grandfather, Thank you for your selfless service to the residents of New York. You would be very proud of your family. Continue to Rest in Peace.

Patrick Gilbert

Patrick T. Gilbert

August 25, 2022

Patrolman Gilbert,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


United States Border Patrol

November 18, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 18, 2018

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Gilbert and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

November 17, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd 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

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

November 18, 2011



April 1, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 29, 2007

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the New York City Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Patrolman Gilbert deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Patrolman Gilbert is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, NC

June 19, 2006

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now.

December 12, 2003

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