Gone but not Forgotten
Hundreds honor officer who gave 'ultimate gift'
St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington praised Sgt. Gerald Vick as "an officer who sought justice for those society often found so very easy to forget'' at one of two vigils for the slain officer Friday night in St. Paul.

Several hundred mourners filled Sacred Heart Catholic Church on the East Side for a 45-minute memorial to the fallen officer. They gathered to pay their respects and to celebrate his contribution to their community. "Today Jerry Vick gave the ultimate gift. My hope tomorrow when the sun rises anew is that all of us will step up ready to pick up the torch that has fallen," Harrington said. (get the full story and more from Pioneer Press)

Here is a link to the Memorial information from The St.Paul Police Department
A college fund has been established for Sgt.Vick's children. Donations can be made to
The Sgt. Jerry Vick Memorial Fund
City and County Credit Union
144 E. 11th St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
On June 10, 2005 Thank You Blue Corp sent Sgt. Vick's wife a check for $7030.00 (via Chief John Harrington's office) We are so proud of the work that was done. The St.Paul and surrounding communities reached out to share our message of gratitude and in doing so has provided a meaningful amount of funding for the Vick family. It can't bring back Jerry, but it may help ease a burden somewhere as they learn to deal with their loss. There were many others who distributed bands in local fund raisers (also providing the profits to the Vick family) They are listed here and are so deserving of our thanks.
  • GREG SMITH - Speed Print, 1631 Oakdale Avenue, West St. Paul
  • Derrick Wilson - Afton Lakeland Elementary School
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Visit that site for Reflections from the friends and family of Sergeant Vick a man loved by the community he served.
Sgt Vick IN THE NEWS . . .
  • December 1990: Vick rescues a 15-month-old and a 3-year-old from a house fire at 562 Sherburne Ave. With the help of others, he attempts to rescue two other victims, but is unable to. He helps organize fundraising for the survivors.
  • March 1991: Vick receives the Medal of Valor for his rescue efforts at the December 1990 house fire. He is the seventh St. Paul officer to receive the award since its creation in 1972. for more . . .
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