Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Bradley Thomas Arn

St. Joseph Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, November 10, 1998

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Reflections for Officer Bradley Thomas Arn

Great guy, great cop. Died going toward the danger. He will always be respected and beloved for what he was and what he did by all of us who remember him. God Bless his family for their sacrifice.

Retired Police Commander
St. Joseph, MO, PD

November 10, 2016

18 years ago today I lost a friend 18 years ago today a loving wife lost her husband 18 years ago today two girls lost their father 18 years ago today parents lost their son 18 years ago today my wife told me to quit being a police officer 18 years ago all of our lives changed! Today at 1700 hours friends and family will gather at Brad's grave site as we have done for......18 years!

Police officer Shawn Hamre
Kansas City Missouri Police Department

November 10, 2016

I remember almost every detail of that evening and the aftermath. Brad was a good friend, great officer and a good person. He will always be remembered as a hero.

Commander Steve Powell, retired
St. Joseph, Mo. Police Dept

November 10, 2015

It's been 17 years today! I can still vividly remember when we were dispatched together on this call. Not a day goes by that I don't look at the bracelet on my left wrist and think about you and that day. I also think about the good times working with you. 007....3....Brother you will NEVER be forgotten!

Police officer Shawn Hamre
Kansas City Missouri Police Department

November 10, 2015

Officer Arn,
Sir, as a fellow former Marine and LEO I would just like to say on today, the 16th anniversary of your End of Watch which is also the Birthday of our Corps thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community-but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC in the Gulf War. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
Mike Casey USMC '85-'89

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 10, 2014

Brad,
Coming in to work this morning and Phil Collins "In the Air Tonight" started playing in the radio. As always, I started thinking of you and the first time we heard that song driving down the Belt Highway in the IROC when we worked undercover together. We thought we were so cool.....just kids though. That usually makes me think of the day you were killed. Friend of mine from St Joe called me and told me there was a shooting and that an officer may have been killed. I told him I would make a call and see what I could find out. First person I called......you......phone only rings.....and rings.....and rings. I get a terrible feeling of dread. Call next St Joe officer and he answers the phone, crying......I ask who is it......he responds......Brad........all I can do is hang up. Knew I would face this day but always assumed it would be an officer from Kansas City......not you. You were the invincible one.....run all day Marine with a cig in his mouth....always with a smile and a some stupid but funny joke or comment.

Found this page today. It is May, when all the agencies take the time to remember fallen officers. Ours broadcasts the names of our fallen officers, one each hour, over several days. I don't normally post on these sites but as I listen to another name broadcast I felt compelled to post this.

Miss you my brother, think of you often.

Sgt Steve Robinson
Kansas City MO PD

May 19, 2014

Love you brad, your cousin annie

Andrea Ford
Cousin of Brad

January 27, 2013

13 years ago you were taken down in the prime of your life.......

You will always be remembered.......

RIP Brother.......

Nodaway County Deputy
Nodaway County, MO

November 11, 2011

Thinking of you today!!

Private
Friend - Brother in Blue

November 10, 2011

I still remember the day so well. Brad, thanks for helping protect me and our very young daughters. And to his wife and daughters- thanks so much for letting him protect our community.
My husband called me that day while he was on duty (he was a juvenile officer;LB)- hubby knew I liked to take the girls for a walk often. I just liked getting out of the house, daily, when they were young and pushing them in the double-stroller. We didn't live far from the old Sears building on 22nd. I felt our community was fairly safe. Husband LB said, "DON'T go for your walk today. Stay in the house! There's a crazy guy out shooting and they are trying to catch him."
It kind of frightened me, so of course, I listened. Then, almost immediately, LB called me back on the phone and said, "They got him. And Brad is gone, too."
I was so hurt. And so was LB. LB knew him, but I did not. But from that day forward, I felt like Brad and his family was a part of our family.
His wife and twin daughters; pillars.
Thank you so very, very much for the sacrifice, Brad, and Brad's wife and twin daughters.
We can never, ever repay you- neither can the community.
What a true legacy.

Anonymous

March 14, 2011

Twelve years ago today, where has the time gone. Today, I thought about you and your family. A while back ago, I went to the law enforcement memorial and scribbled on paper from your name plaque. I won't forget you and I continue to do the "right" thing as BP and you are the ones that trained me in the academy. It is hard to believe 15 years has gone by since the academy.

Two months ago on the 19 of Sept. I was involved in a shooting and I can't help to wonder if God and you were watching over me to make sure I did not get hurt. I believe there was some devine intervention. It was scary, it was justified, and I was solid. I always feel like you are an angel on my shoulder when I get into the thick of things. I try to do it the way you did it, standing up to do the right thing, through Bravery and Courage!

"Just one of the many blue warriors"

Be safe out there brothers and sisters! RIP 0073

DA "Blue Warrior"

November 11, 2010

Brad, it has been 10 years and that day will ever be embedded in my head. I was there through the whole ordeal with Mike Strong and Shawn Collie. I just want you to know I was thinking of you and hope you are resting in peace looking down on us. Take care brother and we will meet again!

Brian and Sherry Logan

Corporal Brian Logan
Missouri State Highway Patrol

May 11, 2010

Brad,
Tonight I read where police officers had been killed in Washington. This immediately reminded me of you. I will never ever forget the night that you got shot. Your Grandma Doris called my Mom and told her what had happened, Mom immediately called me and told me to turn on the news, she couldn't believe what had happened nor could I. What a tragedy. I still vividly remember your funeral. There were police officers from every state and crowds of people lined the streets for miles and miles with flags, signs and hands on their hearts in tears.Children from the schools we passed were out on the curbs with expressions on their faces that I have never seen before. The sincere sympathy shown by so many touched my life forever. I go every year and see where you were laid to rest, Andrea keeps it so beautiful. You were loved by everyone that crossed your path, your family misses you, but we know that there is someone very special in heaven now sitting at the right hand of our Father. Thank you to all who serve to keep us save may your lives be truly blessed.

Anonymous

December 1, 2009

Still "Always" thinking and praying about you and your family.
11-11-09

Anonymous

November 11, 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. I also thank you for your service to our country as a veteran.

I pray for solace for those who love and miss you. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 10, 2009

Brad, It's been 10 years since you were taken away from us. I still remember that fateful night as if it were yesterday,it was the worst night of my career. You were such a great person and friend. Your co-workers and family all miss you very much and we know that as an angel you now watch over us. I love ya buddy.

A Friend
SJPD

November 12, 2008

Ten years. I will never forget you. I continue to watch the road, knowing you are there watching over me as you and BP are the ones that trained me at the academy. I continue to miss your speed and spirit on the softball field.

Anonymous

November 10, 2008

RIP.You are never forgotten.

Anonymous

November 9, 2008

i too was researching your story when i stumbled upon this page. thanks for all you did for us. RIP Officer Arn

Anonymous

November 5, 2008

Officer Arn your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 17, 2008

None of us will ever forget the sacrifice that you made. Keep us safe while we are out there.

DH
Caldwell County Sheriff's Office

March 11, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 10, 2007

Hey Brother, As you know I think of you daily. The ninth anniversy of your death has now passed. I still cry when I speak of you. I saw Andrea and the girls the other day. You would be so proud. They are doing well and still members of our family as they always will be. I miss you and love you. I remember many nights on the belt highway. God you were such a great back up. I never had to worry. I miss you brother.

A friend
St. Joseph Police Dept

November 19, 2007

We all still remember!

Chief Corey Sloan
Cameron, MO Police Department

November 10, 2007

On the nine year anniversary of your passing, you are remembered and a special prayer goes out to your family.

November 10, 2007

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