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Sgt Gilbert Cortez; California DOCR, CA; EOW: 03-25-13

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Sergeant Gilbert Cortez

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

California

End of Watch: Monday March 25, 2013


 


Biographical Information

Age: 46

Tour of Duty: 23 years

Badge Number: Not available


 



 


Incident Details:

Cause of Death: Automobile Accident

Date of Incident: 03-25-13

Weapon used: Not applicable

Suspect Info: Not applicable


 


 


Sgt Gilbert Cortez and K9 Mattie were killed in an automobile accident on Route 79, near San Felipe Road in San Diego County.


Sergeant Cortez was part of a convoy of state corrections K9 Officers who were en route to inspect the La Cima Fire Camp in a rural part of the county. His marked vehicle veered off the roadway and overturned, killing K9 Mattie. Sgt Cortez was transported to a local fire station but died before a helicopter could reach him.


Sergeant Cortez had served with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 23 years and was assigned to the Southern Regional K9 Unit.


He is survived by his wife, two children and parents.


 


Agency Contact Information:

Secretary of Corrections Jeffrey A. Beard

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

PO Box 942883

Sacramento, CA  94283

Phone: (916) 445-4950


 


           



 



This information has been provided courtesy of the Officer Down Memorial Page and the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.


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Rest in Peace, Brother!! My Condolences to the Family, Friends and Co-Workers!!!



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Deepest condolences to the family, friends and co-worters of Sgt. Gilbert Cortez.  R.I.P.

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Condolences to the Family of Sergeant Gilbert Cortez and K9 Mattie; the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; their Co-workers, and the Community they served on their tragic loss.


Rest in Peace, Sergeant Cortez and K9 Mattie... You may now stand down.

 


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 R.I.P. Sgt. Gilbert Cortez. 


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R.I.P. Brother

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Rest in peace CO Sgt Cortez...   My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers....

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Rest in Peace Sgt. Cortez and K9 Mattie. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Cortez family and the Caliifornia DOC.

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God rest Sergeant Gilbert Cortez.  Comfort and keep his family and friends well all their lives.

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 RIP Sgt. Cortez.


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Rest in Peace brother !

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 Rest In Peace Brother!

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 Rest in Peace Sgt Cortez.  My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his family, friends and department.

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 Rest in peace, Sergeant Cortez. My deepest condolences to your family and the DOCR.

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Rest in Peace Sgt Cortez. Thankyou for your service. Thoughts and Prayers are sent to your family friends, and fellow officers, at this time and always. God Bless

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Rest in Peace Brother! Prayers of strength and support to family, friends and the agency for their loss...

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Rest In Peace, Brother. May God be of constant comfort and strength to your family.

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 RIP Sgt.


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 May Sergeant Cortez and all who know and love him find peace.  Thank you for your service, sir.


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Rest in peace, Sgt. Cortez.


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Rest in Peace. May God watch over your family and department

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Rest in peace Sgt Cortez. I'll keep you, your family, friends and co-workers in my thoughts and prayers.


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RIP Sergeant Cortez, Godspeed Warrior


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Rest in Peace Sgt. Cortez. May God be with your family and friends.

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