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Deputy Sheriff Grady Terrill Braddock | Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Grady Terrill Braddock

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 27, 1998
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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Grady Terrill Braddock

 

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016

Grady, Tommy and myself spent Desert Shield and Desert Storm together, forward deployed. I have been searching for him, now I understand why I couldn't find him. Nothing but the best of memories of our tour together. Condolences to his family way late.

SFC Ron Haberkorn
RATT Team Chief 307th MI Bn 207th MI Bde.
January 27, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 27, 2015

Terrill, well it has been 15 years in a couple of days that you have been taken from us. We love you and miss you and Austin. In my thinking today, I am wishing you were here to celebrate Emily's graduation from highschool we will be having her party the day before the anniversary of your death. It will be bitter-sweet for us all. I know that she would not be where she is today without your influence. She always asks questions still about you and what you would think and how you would react! My heart is still broken over you not being with us, but I know that you are always watching over us and will always in some way let us know. I see things often that remind me of you and who you were and I am happy to be reminded of it all even though you are not here physically. We love you and miss you greatly, you will forever be in our hearts!

Deidra Hart
Sister-in-Law/Orange County Sheriff's Office
May 24, 2013

Terrill you are still loved as if it was yesterday! You were an awesome son-in-law. I think of you so often. He was a dedicated young man to God, family and his church. For those of you that don't know he taught His Adult Sunday school class on Sunday morning before he died on Tuesday after he had just lost his son. He would give the last dime he had if he knew someone needed it. I personally know sometimes he did without lunch to do it. Amazing young man! Respect for all. Great parents and Sister. I love and miss you! Can't wait to see you and our Grandson Austin. You will never be gone from our daily lives and hearts.

Barbara Minger
Mother-in-law
February 10, 2013

I served with Grady in the US Army in Germany form 1989-1991. We served on the same team in Desert Storm, B Co 307th MI BN. I know that his family and friends know what a great person he was but I want to share my memories of him.

He was my protector. During Storm Storm he would pray everyday at the same time so he could share prayer time the same time as his family and loved ones back in Winter Garden, FLA. He would even say a prayer over me, a hot head 19 year old kid with a bad attitude. The one thing I remember most is when the ground war started, he told me that he would fight to the death if he had to save me and if I ever got shot in the back to try to make it out be because it meant he was already dead. A true Warrior, comrad and friend.

Braddock Family, I want to reflect on a saying I once heard "If God made anything better He would keep it for Himself." I guess that is true because He brought Grady home.

My thoughts and prayers are and will always be with the Family of Grady Braddock.

First Sergeant Tommy Coffee
US Army
January 8, 2013

Grady, your legacy will always be in the hearts of all who knew you. In such a short time you made such an impact to all and society. God Bless my friend.

Capt. Herman D. Martinez (Ret)
Orange County Sheriff's Office - Friend
May 26, 2012

We will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us Deputy Braddock, heroes live forever, and you sir are a hero...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
May 26, 2012

Wow, Terrill it's been 14 years since you've went to be with Austin & our Heavenly father..they needed you more than we did, at that time it was hard for me to understand why but over the years I've come to understand. I think about you often, I miss our talks and the good times we've had...I laugh every time I think about the time in Cocoa you wanted to show me how fast your Acura could go and how scare I was. You were and still my Best Friend!!! I Love You and I'm looking forward to that big reunion we're all going to have one day.

Kimberly Renfroe Duncan
Friend
May 25, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Braddock. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 14, 2012

I don't visit this page, can't really explain why, but reading these memories is powerful. I am deeply touched to see the expressions of honor and remembrance for Terrill. I am forever proud of my brother, my hero.

Kimberly Braddock Moore
Sister
January 24, 2012

I served with Terrill Braddock in Germany in 1989 & 1990. He was one of the nicest guys there. Always friendly and always pulling his share of the load as a soldier. If one of his close relatives would contact me, I'd like to ask them about creating a memorial page for Terrill on Facebook. He has lots of friends from the unit on Facebook.

Thanks,
Wade

SGT Daniels
U.S. Army (Prior Service)
December 28, 2011

Terrill, It has been such a long time since your passing yet it seems like yesterday. Emily is now 17 and Caroline is now almost 15 years old. The only photo I have of you and Caroline was when she was barely walking you were holding her on the Easter Sunday just a few weeks before you died. Emily wrote a short essay about you and it was published in the Florida Sheriff's Association Magazine. It talked about how she may have been so young but she still remembered you in your camo overalls and cowboy hat. They both hold you dear in their hearts to this day and I will never let them forget you as you loved them so much! I miss my big brother... sometimes even just finding myself in quiet times having my own little conversation with you just so I can still share with you about the girls. I know you are watching over them as their guardian angel! I am sure you are gleaming with joy at how they have become such beautiful, caring, loving, and sweet young ladies.

Terrill, you will never be forgotten! We love and miss you!

Love,
Dee Dee

Deidra Hart "Dee Dee"
Sister-In-Law
November 1, 2011

Grady, You will never be forgotten.

Reserve Deputy Thomas Sidley
Orange County Sheriff's Office
May 25, 2010

March 13th just past making it 16 long years since I last got to see you. And I miss you more everyday. I cry each time I pull this page up. It is great to see the park being named in your honor. What a touch you had and still have on people. I always wanted you and the rest of the world to know how much you meant to me that is why I honored our friendship by giving my youngest son the middle name of Grady. I love you my brother and miss you Thanks for being there for me.

K-9 Officer Bret A. Norfleet
Clarksville, TN. P.D.
March 16, 2009

LaShaun my mother Joanna Hamon worked with you at the Courthouse in Circuit Civil when you lost your son and then your husband. I just wanted you to know that you still remain in our hearts and prayers. We love you always and will always be thinking of you!

911 Operator I Jacqueline Hamon
Orange County Sheriff's Office
April 30, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
December 15, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Braddock. May God continue to comfort you all. Heros are never forgotten. Rest in peace and thank you for your service.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia
June 9, 2007

After 9 years...you still bring tears to my eyes. I miss you so much. I tell the girls all about you. And how amazing of a person you are. Love and miss you!

Teresa


friend
June 5, 2007

It's hard to believe in a few days it would be 9 yrs since you've gone to be with our heavenly father and Austin. It's taken all I've got to hold back the tears right now. I think about you alot and miss you more than you know. I was looking at our old Cocoa High School year book the other day and the memories came back like it was yesterday, GO TIGER! I miss you so much, Terrill. Give Austin a big hug for me and I'll see ya soon.

LOVE AND MISS YOU,

Kimberly Renfroe Duncan


May 23, 2007

After laying my mother to rest in December, 2006, I stopped by to pay my respects. I have so much to say, but am unable to fight back the tears. You are still so very missed.


March 26, 2007

LOVE AND MISS YA EVERYDAY! YOU ARE THOUGHT ABOUT ALL THE TIME...I WAS JUST TELLING SOME OF MY FRIENDS ABOUT YOU AND HOW WONDERFUL OF A PERSON YOU ARE.
I KNOW YOU ARE IN BETTER PLACE AND HAVING LOTS OF FUN WITH AUSTIN. WE WILL SEE YA SOON!
LOVE AND MISS YA!

TERESA


December 13, 2006

I couldnt be as close to you as the rest of the family because I was so young. I have gotten to know you better as Ive gotten older. Your "promotion" in life, has changed all of our lives in so many ways. Your memory lives in all your friends, and family forever! Im honored to have known you. There are times I know you are with us all, weird times when I look at the clock and it is 2:33, or when gas was actually $2.33, or when I buy something and the total is 23.30, or 2.33....I think about you and Austin everyday and I thank God for all my blessings. Your beautiful wife, Aunt Shaun is my hero. Shes such a soldier. She wears your wonderful memory on her sleeve, with pride. I look foward to the day when we will all be able to be with you and Austin at the "pearly gates"!

All My Love Forever!

Amanda Pullin
Family Friend
May 26, 2006

Everyday I still carry you with me! Even though, as you had told me to do during our "What if" conversations, I am trying to move forward. Somedays that can still be so difficult. But, I feel your push and encourgement within my heart. This helps me know to keep pushing on. We all miss you so much! But, one day, we will see you & Austin again. Just that thought alone puts the smile back on my face. I'm so thankful that I don't have to wonder where you are today.... With our Heavenly Father!

Everyone misses you not only me but My mom & dad, DeeDee, Emily (11) & Caroline (9). And my how Brad wishes you could hold his beautiful little baby girl (1 1/2) and meet his precious wife. I must not forget your friends and the ones you helped mentored. How I know they are still carrying you with them too. Everyone's lives have changed and went in so many directions that we never could have dreamed. But we will always carry you with us! We will love you, Always!

LaShaun Braddock
Wife
May 26, 2006

A man so remembered with love and respect never dies but continues to live on in the hearts and minds of others.G-d Bless.


May 26, 2006

 
 

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