Holbrook man dies after arrest on dru...

Holbrook man dies after arrest on drug charge

There are 29 comments on the AZCentral.com story from May 5, 2009, titled Holbrook man dies after arrest on drug charge. In it, AZCentral.com reports that:

The Navajo County sheriff's office says a 53-year-old Holbrook man has died after being detained on a drug charge.

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#21 May 13, 2009
whatever is all i can say. So I deal drugs to the entire nasty little town and hey possibly to your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and I am still gonna be considered one hell of a person. Not to shabby, maybe I will move back to holbrook and start a little family business of my own. The cops don't seem to care, the government in holbrook is turning its head and ignoring the obvious problem and the residents will still love me and thing I am greater than kool-aid and the income is guaranteed excellent (since we all know damn near most of holbrook is addicted to meth)Bring me the U-haul - I'm coming home!!
Brandy S

Scottsdale, AZ

#22 May 14, 2009
Everyone needs to realize whether on drugs or not we are all HUMAN...a death is a death!
People loved this man dearly so hearts are going to hurt while he is gone.
Gilbert was a GREAT man and he had a big heart, I'll miss him alot. My heart goes out to Trish and Greg becuase now they have no parents.
I'll be there to support the family on this sad day because they need us all!
FucDrtY ass Copz

Fresno, CA

#23 May 14, 2009
nobody special wrote:
bull crap familia. Everybody always makes excuses for drug dealing/using idiots. The drug kingpin is gone, time for trish to move back and take up the family business.
Who the hell is that heartless to speak so ill of Gilbert and his family?? What the fuk makes any one of you think that their own life is more valuable than another human being? All you people dont even know what really happened?? So until the truth comes out ... dont speak ill of the dead. Lets just say all the bullshit with the drugs was true, does it give law enforcement the right to murder a man if they suspect he has injested dangerous drugs? Is it justifyable for a law enforcement officer to taze a 55 year old man 6 times while he is handcuffed if he suspects that the man has injested dangerous drugs? So the cop or cops that were involved in this matter are the hero's because they have killed someones father?? Fuk that, this is a cruel world we live in and it would be justifyable if the officers were threatened in any way or had feared for their lives. But this is not the case. Unfortunately the cops in holbrook have been known for doing dirty shit, and is well within their character to take someones life. This is not the first time the police in holbrook have used excessive force and killed someone. George Tracas was shot and killed in his own trailor while being invaded by police officers. Gilbert was a very loving person and will be missed by all, and is so unselfish that he would gladly give his life in an effort to get all these fukin dirty ass cops off the force and all the dirty ass clarks out off office. Fuk kc clark, and re-evaluate the ciriculum for law enforcement in navajo county. I mean, did they acctually teach rookie cops that tazering someone was the way to get them to rigurgitate a substance they suspect he might have swollowed?? When did they take the power of god into their own hands. Fuk Navajo County its legal system and its justice system. Its a joke!! There is 2 sides to every story and unfortunately Gilbert is not here to tell his side.

North Richland Hills, TX

#24 May 21, 2009
Sad and tragic. Anyone who knows the whole story can only be deeply saddened. GT was an inspiration and pillar of that place on earth that people call "Holbrook or the Brook" I had the honor (and continue) of calling GT and his family my friends (and Taffy I always loved that yellow Toyota!!}

Circumstances that none of us could or would like to understand changed GT. We all live in glass houses and if you have not walked a mile in those shoes..........Dont talk and for sure dont throw stones.

My memories of that supposed terrible town, are one's of joy and possibility and GT always was a stone. As I have traveled across this great country my heart is always "In the Brook". And Gilbert you are in the fabric of that town and this white boy's heart..........and brother peace be with you and your family.
richard gallegos

Craig, CO

#25 May 27, 2009
FIRST I GIVE MY LOVE AND PRAYERS TO ALL OF THE TAFOYA FAM. I to knew gill well i have all but one thing to say IT is the drug like all of us in soom way or another have taken one of somekind to help. but meth is just the opposite it gives the user the wrong fix . at first it seams it has to be good I CAN GET SO MUCH DONE? then it takes a turn on u....... INSTED OF GIVING..IT starts taking.. taking..AND WONT STOP WITH YOU... YOUR HEALTH .. KIDS.. FAMILEY.. RESPECT IN YOUR HOME TOWN.... There is no end to what it will take frome you please dont let gills death go without a lesson for us all ... help is yelling at all of the ones who are on that road I CAN SAY I HAVE BEEN ON THAT ROAD FOR ALONG TIME ONCE BEFORE.been to three rehabes jail;prison,and the nine yards. lost a bestfriend, and others to this monster... THERE IS HOPE I HAVE BEEN CLEAN NOW FOR THREE YEARS IT CAN BE DONE////??????

“Petehenderson7 on Youtube”

Since: May 09

Winslow, AZ

#26 May 30, 2009
Drugs or NOT, and I have had my share. I myself am now active in AA and NA both of which are in Holbrook/Winslow. Read my entries on the how the Justice System is failing everybody. Not just victims but the perps too. Every time someone get off without an effective punishment it simply leads to further crimes. Eventually these can escalate to felonies and the person does more time. The victims are left feeling let down and in some cases violated by the Justice System. It is my view the stronger punishment may very well have a deterrence effect.

I was sad to see this. I have met Gil before and hoped for the best.

Prescott, AZ

#27 Jun 26, 2009
dick wrote:
Officer Murray hates tweeker cuz his wife is one. OOOOOOOOOhh!!!
That is so true !!!!!!!!
Desert Botanist

Ozark, MO

#29 Nov 8, 2010
Drugs are now in every small town, big city, and wide spot in the road. Holbrook if no different. You just can't hide what you do in a small town very easy.

“ready for football”

Since: Oct 10

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#30 Nov 28, 2010
I lived in Holbrook once upon a time and it was an armpit. Glad I left.

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