Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Patrick L. Gilmore

Springfield Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, January 11, 1938

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Reflections for Detective Patrick L. Gilmore

Rest in peace Detective Gilmore.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 29, 2022

We must never forget these heroes. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice.

Retired Sergeant Brian Hayes
Springfield Police Dept. (IL)

April 7, 2020

Rest in Peace, Detective Gilmore. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013


James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 31, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 74th 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 diminishes respect. You will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 11, 2012

As a fellow detective I tip my hat to you for your actions 73 years ago today. Thank you for your actions and being a fine example for other detectives.

Detective Thomas Downes

January 11, 2011

Always remembered. Rest in peace, Detective.

Maryellen Barry

July 5, 2010

Det. Gilmore,
On today, the 71st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Springfield.



January 11, 2009


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

January 3, 2008

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

September 23, 2007

Det. Gilmore's son, Loren, passed away today. He was 88. Loren was a highly decorated WWII veteran (bronze star/air medal/purple heart). Apparently heroism was passed from generation to generation. RIP Loren.

Lieutenant Clay Dowis
Springfield Police Department (Illinois)

August 18, 2006 will never be forgotten.
"Courage isn't the absence of fear but the decision that something is more important."

Corporal John Halligan
Philadelphia Police Department

July 27, 2005

Rest in peace Det. Gilmore

January 11, 2005

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