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Local "Celebration of Life" Service Set for DCSO Officer


As Officer Joseph Gilmore prepares to return home to Illinois, friends and family here in Nashville remember him

Tenn. Nashville-Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall announced Wednesday a “Celebration of Life” service for Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) Officer Joseph Gilmore is scheduled for Thursday, 1 p.m. It will be held at Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church, 901 Acklen Avenue. For his many friends and family here in Nashville, it gives an opportunity to celebrate a life cut too short.

“We are all still coming to terms with the death of Officer Gilmore,” Hall said. “It’s important for us to stop and celebrate his life and what an outstanding young man he was to so many family, friends, and colleagues.”

What DCSO co-workers are saying about Gilmore:

“Officer Gilmore was as big as life with his smile, laughter, and his contagious personality. I did not know anyone who didn’t like him. He was polite, professional, and loved,” DCSO Sergeant Lionel Farley.

“It is not the same today without Officer Gilmore. The whole building is quiet and in mourning. He was loved and will be missed,” DCSO Corporal Ashlee Ramsey.

“Officer Gilmore was always smiling! He was very soft-spoken, kind, and always professional,” DCSO Property Supervisor Wendy Dillon.

“Great guy, I will miss you. I saw in Joseph Gilmore a father to his brother, a role model, son, a person always seeking advice, and a friend who always had a joke to tell,” DCSO Lieutenant Thomas Walker.

The service will also be on Facebook Live, 1 p.m., Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church: @MGMBCVA. Follow on Twitter @NashSheriff.