Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Evelyn Gort

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, October 30, 1993

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Reflections for Detective Evelyn Gort

You were a great detective as well as a great street cop at Northside. RIP !

Asst Chief Charles Nanney
South Miami PD

December 26, 2020

Evelyn was such a positive and vibrant "force of nature". I had the chance to dance and cheer with her for the annual MDPD Pig Bowl games. I clearly remember her teaching us dances, with her smile, laugh, jokes and truly caring ways. Those were such wonderful times and beautiful memories. Much love to Evelyn's family. I remember her bringing her daughters to practices. They were both truly the greatest lights of her life. Evelyn, I know that your spirit and beauty (inside and out) must surely live on in your girls.

Sharon Israel
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

October 30, 2020

It's hard to believe that it was 27 years ago today, that Evelyn was taken from all of us who knew and loved her. She was indeed a beautiful person. I remember having lunch with her about 14 hours before her life was taken as if it were yesterday, a bittersweet memory. I have her picture on the wall, and see it almost everyday. As I type this message I glance to my right, I see that picture in her uniform as she smiles at me in front of the American flag. In my mind and heart her memory will never fade... Rest in Peace my Dear Friend.....

Sgt. Joe Wyche (Retired)
Miami - Dade Police Department

October 30, 2020

I had great respect and admiration for Detective Evelyn Gort as a person and a Police Officer, she was an AMERICAN HERO. I pray for Evelyn's family and that they have some solace in knowing that she was loved and respected by her fellow officers. May God continue to bless Evelyn, the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Law Enforcement Community.

Sergeant William J. Kean (ret)
Miami-Dade Police Department

October 30, 2020

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 30, 2020

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 30, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Gort. I remember reading your story , so sad and yet very profoundly heroic!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 29, 2020

Melissa and Titi, you're Mom will never be forgotten. She touched so many lives and can always be remembered by her vibrant personality and contagious laugh! She is definitely our guardian angel, watching over us. I am blessed to have known her.

Deputy Chief Jennifer Treadwell
Former MDPD

October 29, 2020

Thinking of you!!! I love n miss u so much mommy. What I would give for just ONE more hug, but I know you are always by my side. Thank you for being such an amazing mom. Missy n me like to remember silly memories n we smile knowing you are smiling back!
xoxo
-your babygirl

Titi

October 16, 2020

With all going on now I thought of Evelyn. A beautiful funny popular cheerleader who always had a smile on her face. I remember her mainly with Julie Cooper and Lauren Matthews. Full of enthusiasm. I also knew Mike Brownstein. We were all just high school kids having fun back then. I knew Evelyn was going to have an amazing life. We all grew up and moved on and away. I remember the news coming on and seeing Evelyns picture. Right away I thought in my head that police officer looks just like Evelyn Gonzalez, but no it can’t be her, she’s not a police woman. She has a different last name. But I knew her face. I knew it was her. I got chills and cried. It was a shock. Everyone from Southwest who knew her knew she was a ray of sunshine. Hilarious. Happy. She lit up the hallways. She spread spirit throughout our school. I think of her now. And smile. Because she always brought a smile to all our faces. And I feel pride that Evelyn chose a career in law enforcement and her life had so much meaning. All police should be respected and appreciated for putting their lives on the line. Evelyn paid the ultimate price. I hope her daughters know their mom was a blast in high school. She was the friendliest prettiest happiest girl all the time. And she lives on through them. I will never forget her.

Dianne
Southwest HS Friend

June 5, 2020

It's been so long since you were called home. I was glad to see a remembrance post today on MDPD's retirees FB. It is so very important thay your family and friends know we will NEVER forget your ultimate sacrifice. You are the "wind beneath our wings."

Deputy Chief Jennifer Treadwell
Former MDPD

October 30, 2019

She was an excellent street cop at central district ( northside) big loss to mdpd dade county and of course to her family!

Chief charles nanney
Mdpd

October 30, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

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

October 30, 2019

Whenever I drive on the turnpike and go by the west side of Our Lady of Mercy I think of you Detective Gort. rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 28, 2019

It's Now been 25 years since Evelyn has passed away. I think of her everyday as I look at her picture hanging on my wall. I think only hours before her death I shared lunch , conversation and smiles with her. I can still see in my minds eye the orange blouse and black slacks that she worn that day just before Halloween. She will always be in my fondest memories of life. After 25 years , the last hour I spent with her are still fresh in my mind........

Sgt. Joe Wyche - Retired after 35 yrs
Miami- Dade Police Department

October 30, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 25th anniversary of your EOW.

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

October 30, 2018

Prayers for you and your family. Shine your light down from above guarding those while on watch and keep them safe. Your duty was deeply appreciated. God Bless.

EMT-P/FTO Michele Logue
Retired Hamel Fire Protect. dist

November 1, 2017

It's now been 24 years since Evelyn was taken away from this world and from all those that knew and loved her. She is in my thoughts virtually everyday of the year. I often recall having lunch with her about 14 hours before she died. I have only beautiful memories of the times that were shared with her. No more need be said except, I miss her smile, her voice, and the kindness she brought to this world.

Sgt. Joe Wyche - Retired after 35 yrs
Miami- Dade Police Department

October 30, 2017

Evelyn - we lived on the same street growing up and you were a bright light that I remember always as Evelyn Gonzalez. We had great times growing up and instill think of you always on our 51st and Southwest High times ...Larry G

Larry Gittleman
Childhood friend

June 22, 2017

Dear Evelyn,
We were childhood friends who lost touch with one another many years ago. I didn't learn of your death until 2007, when I attended our 30th high school reunion. I woke up this morning thinking of and praying for you and your family. Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and assuring you that even your childhood friends remember your delightful spirit!

Janet Moulton Conner
Childhood friend

December 24, 2016

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you today, what would have been your 57th birthday?!! So hard to believe you have been our guardian angel for the past 22 years.

Friends forever Jennifer Treadwell
12-15-2015

December 14, 2015

Thinking of you today my friend. Thank you for always watching over us.

Jennifer Treadwell
Former MDPD

October 30, 2015

Another year has gone by since Evelyn was taken away from this world and from those who knew and loved her!!! It's been 22 years now since that dreadful night. I remember that only hours before she passed away, we were having lunch together, that was the last time I saw her beautiful face and heard her sweet voice. Life goes on for the rest of us, and we still have our memories of her which cannot be taken away from those who loved her. I see her everyday in a picture that hangs on my wall. Her memory lives on forever !!!!!

Sgt. Joe Wyche - Retired after 35 yrs
Miami- Dade Police Department

October 29, 2015

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1.

Our dearest Evelyn,

Thinking of you today on your birthday. How fortunate we are to have had you in our lives. My season with you is filled with so many fond memories. We had so much fun on patrol in Cutler Ridge.

God bless your children and family. We are always keeping them in our prayers. Thank you for watching over your law enforcement brothers and sisters.

Your friend,

Jennifer
December 15, 2014

Jennifer Treadwell

December 15, 2014

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