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Traffic Officer Britt Thomas Irvine | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

Traffic Officer

Britt Thomas Irvine

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 24, 1998
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Reflections for Traffic Officer Britt Thomas Irvine


I worked with Brit in San Jose. The smile you see in the picture here on the site is the real thing. I will always remember the great smiles and great attitude. He was fun to work with and I really liked being around him. I miss him. He was a great officer and is missed.

Sergeant Kevin R Smith ID 11873
June 6, 2016

18 years ago tomorrow.. It still feels like it was yesterday... i know your looking down on me and the girls... rest in peace..

February 24, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service
September 24, 2015

Yesterday in my RV I believe I passed by the place on 166 where your patrol car was washed off the roadway. A sharp river bend. I reflected on the service of both of you to the C.H.P.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired) 5342
June 22, 2015

Happy Birthday brother. You would have been 57 today. You left way too soon. Miss you everyday. Love to you. Thanks for being a great brother.

Judy Ludovise
January 31, 2015

With all my heart :) I love you Britt

November 8, 2014

not a day passes that you dont come to mind. Wish you could see the girls now.. You would be such a proud g-pa....16 years but it still feels like yesterday...xoxoxo love you dad.....

February 19, 2014

Still miss you my brother, so wish you could be here!

joe irvine
August 6, 2013


James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
February 24, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department OH
February 24, 2012

Thanks for your services.

February 24, 2012

Dad, Today marks the 13 year anniversary of your passing. Not a day goes by that I don't think of the time we shared. I continue to remember you everyday and thank you for the guidance you gave. Because of you, I chose the profession I'm in. Until we meet again Dad. We love and miss you! Your step-son Larry

CO I. Larry Spotanski
February 25, 2011

You and your partner are true heros. Jeff Jaynes AZ-DPS, Williams, Arizona

Officer Jeff Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol
June 27, 2010

Rest in Peace, Officer Irvine. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
October 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 24, 2009

A decade has passed but you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
February 24, 2008

Today on the 10th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for you and those you left behind to mourn.
Rest in peace Sir, you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc
February 24, 2008


Van Den Berghe
February 19, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
November 21, 2007

Britt, it's been so long yet it seems like only yesterday you left us to explore a new horizon. You were such a beautiful person and will always remain in my heart. A day does not go by that I don't think of you and wist to share with you something that happened in my life. I think of how you would have answered and it brings laughter or tears. You were that special one for me and I will always thank you for teaching me it was okay to love again.
I look forward to seeing you again in the next life.
love you forever ...

friend & lover
September 21, 2007

Hey Britt, my friend, still remembering you and the times we had water skiing on the Delta, and the dinners at my folks house. And Rick, someday we will meet again.

SDPD Reserve Mark Stovall (ret)
July 9, 2007

What you did in service to your community meant more than you'd ever guess - Thank you so much for your service.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI
May 8, 2007


I have not forgotten you and your smile. Rest in peace my brother..

Officer Tom Melden
California Highway Patrol
February 24, 2007

Taken from us coming to the rescue of others. That is what a true hero is about and that is what you will always be remembered for.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police
February 24, 2007

It takes a special person to do this job. Time has not
diminished your sacrifice and we remember your EOW
nine years ago today. Thank you for your service.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

February 24, 2007


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