Howard Gimbel Memorial Foundation
My name is Sarah Gimbel and I am President and founder of the Howard Gimbel Memorial Foundation.
My father, Howard Gimbel, was a 20 year motorcycle officer and Traffic Homicide Investigator for the Tampa Police Department. In May 2016 he was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident on his personal motorcycle as a result of the actions of another driver. My mother, Tonya, suffered severe injury in the crash as well and all this happened one month prior my graduation from Riverview High School. As you can imagine, the following weeks were difficult to say the least. As I sat in the ICU by my recovering mother’s bedside, I found myself at times alone with an uncertain future.