David Ernest EnzbrennerAtchison Police Department, Kansas
End of Watch: Friday, December 9, 2011
Reflections for Sergeant David Ernest Enzbrenner
Thanks for all the great comments. It is nice to know people care and comforting even after it has been almost four years and I am just now reading these comments. I miss my man SO MUCH! It is always interesting to read others' takes on someone so close. You sometimes don't realize the ripples of one's affect on others outside your small world. He did make a difference....in ALL he did. His girls are well and know how to appreciate life (even w/out him) but they got off to a Super start with a SuperDave dad. I am thankful and blessed to have had him as long as we did and we are better because of him and our God who gets us through this crazy world. He was put here "FOR GOOD" and we can't wait to SEE HIM AGAIN! Will LOVE you FOREVER!
November 11, 2015
Thank you for your service. I pray that you and your family have peace on this anniversary and always hero!
Senior Federal Air Marshal . .
U.S. Federal Air Marshal Service
December 9, 2014
Sergeant Enzbrenner was a good man, that really made a difference in our lives, schools, and community as a whole. I job shadowed at the police station as a middle schooler. I was super nervous (as any kid would be) when i got there. Enzbrenner greeted me and just had a calm, confident demeanor along with a sense of humor that made me idolize police officers and really made me feel at home. Although i didn't job shadow him, he being the generous guy he was, ended up buying me a huge lunch. Boy could he put away some food. haha Rest In peace Seargent Enzbrenner, Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
member of the Atchison Community
November 17, 2014
Rest in Peace, Sergeant Enzbrenner. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
January 3, 2014
Two years ago today....still can't believe it....I miss you brother!! You were a great Husband, Father and Friend.
We will sing "my buddy" again one day, Super Dave.
December 9, 2013
IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.
Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio
December 9, 2013
I am not a LEO but was another kind of brother of Dave's. On this anniversary, my thoughts remain with Dave and his family.
Brother and friend
Phi Sigma Epsilon
December 9, 2012
Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.
Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO
November 23, 2012
As we approach it being one year since you were taken from us, I saw this written on a statue and thought of you: Unseen and unheard but always near, so loved, so missed and so very dear. Missing you daily.
November 20, 2012
Dave I worked with you for several years on the APD. I always admired your devotion to your family and your ability to remain cool under presssure. It seemed that you knew everyone in town and they knew you. I remember sitting at Cues and talking about sports . I cannnot believe that was over twenty years ago.
When I recieved the call that night from John Nahrebeski about what had happend I was floored. You and I had not talked for years but I felt that I had a sense of loss I could not explain.
May the love of God surround your family in the time of their great loss
Give Father Tom a hug for me .
Det Roger A. Smith (Former 315 APD)
Topeka Ks Police Dept
September 9, 2012
Dave....I'm sorry it took me awhile to talk with you. I visited your grave today. I haven't felt this extreme sense of loss since my Mother died. You remember. You setup the escort for my family to the cemetery and you and your Officers did a truly magnificent job of that duty. I remember helping to train you all those years ago. Such an excellent young man with a spirit that couldn't be dampened by us "veterans". No matter what we threw at you you came up smiling, laughing and learned. You even eventually put up with us calling you "Goob"! I helped teach you to enforce the law. You taught me to fish. I can't believe it was 24 years ago. It seems like yesterday I chased you down the hallway at the station while you tried so hard to balance your "spit cup"! You backed me up, I backed you up, we had many adventures together back in those long ago days. I've written stories about you. I missed you when I left. I miss you now, even more. Rest easy my little brother in the badge. You will live in my memory as you have for 18 years now, and I know you'll be there to welcome me home when my time comes. To the best of the Blue, Sgt. David Enzbrenner. I love you buddy.
APD FTO and ATSO
February 24, 2012
Thank you for your service Sir, RIP
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
February 23, 2012
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Atchison. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
U.S. Border Patrol
February 6, 2012
I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Sergeant Enzbrenner. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.
From reading the reflections left for David he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember David's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that David's life was about so much more than the way he died. David will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.
Sergeant Enzbrenner, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been nine years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.
Wishing you brighter and better days,
Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)
February 2, 2012
In A Solemn Wind .......
In a solemn wind
With the sound of a solemn rain, may you think of me
In trees that aren't quiet so long
And even .......
In slender trees, the heavy trees,
In fruit trees laden and proud, may you think of me
With lifted branches to the wind
And even those that ....
Bow to the solemn sound,
And every tiniest blade of grass,may you think of me...Deepest Sympathy To The Family And Friends Of Sergeant David Enzbrenner
Someone who cares
January 11, 2012
RIP, David! May God bless you and your family!
Judy White, Retired, FBOP
Federal Bureau of Prisons Retiree
January 4, 2012
I would say i don't understand how these people can just kill a man for nothing who is trying to make a living to support himself and his family. The truth is... i do know why. They think for some reason we are the causes of their misfortunes and those people are what i call idiots. RIP brother this was senseless and another act of cowardness.
December 30, 2011
rest in peace brother. There are some sick people out there. unfortunately you paid the ultimate for this idiot. god bless your family.
Luthersville P.D. Georgia
December 29, 2011
Thank you for your service to your community. I am sure that they will miss you greatly. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, especially at this holiday season.
Mrs Beverly Long
Mother of a Sheriff Deputy
December 23, 2011
Thanks for your bravery. May your family gain strength to deal with the loss and carry on. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Ofcr Patrick Hayman
Code Compliance Division, Marco Island PD, FL
December 21, 2011
"IT’S HARD TO BE in a place of sadness during Advent and Christmas. The culture proclaims cheerfulness and happiness. Others expect us to participate in the joy of the season and feel uncomfortable with brokenheartedness and grieving.
But our sadness and mourning, especially in the midst of Advent and Christmas, positions us right where we are supposed to be — in the present moment, feeling whatever feelings reside in us right now. Even in the instance of long-ago loss, we naturally bring to mind the sadness of remembering, the mourning of lost loved ones, lost hopes or dreams at this time of year.
There is room for all at the manger. The good news of Christ’s birth comes to the oppressed, bent over by grief; the brokenhearted, full of tears; those imprisoned by depression and despair. Christ comes to comfort all who mourn, trusting that in God’s time joy will replace sadness.
God of the brokenhearted, it is hard to be in mourning during this joyous time of year. But I know that you come to all of us, especially those filled with tears as captives to grief. Wrap them in your comforting spirit. Amen.
Carry these words in your heart today:
God comforts all who mourn.
-Beth A. Richardson
The Uncluttered Heart
Melissa Cook- Deputy's wife/MOCOPS
Sister in law to Deputy Charlie Cook EOW 6/28/07
December 21, 2011
I cannot find the words to express my sincere sorrow for the loss of Sergeant Enzbrenner to his wife, friends and family members for this senseless act. As an unarmed Community Service Officer that depends on the security of an armed uniformed officer when serving papers to individuals, I know first hand that he gave his life to save one of ours. There is no greater sacrifice and my heart goes out to David for his unselfish act to protect us. For David may you rest in peace as now you are home with God!
Community Service Officer, Larry Waetjen
Frisco Police Department
December 19, 2011
To the family and friends of Sgt. David Enzbrenner, his fellow officers, and most especially to Sgt. Enzbrenner:
We honor your service to your community as a police officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.
On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when David was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.
May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To David's family, you are in my heart's embrace today and I pray for your solace.
This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service David gave to his community and the citizens of Kansas, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 9, 2011.
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 17, 2011
Rest in peace, Sgt. Enzbrenner. Thank you for your service to your fellow man. May your friends, family and extended law enforcement family of the Atchison Police Department find peace during this difficult time.
Reserve Sgt. L. Brown
Rainier Police Department
December 17, 2011
David, "it is a beautiful day. And I am not yelling at you. But, Sir, this is not a lot of fun." You were a wonderful husband and father and support for your family. You were a good citizen in your community. You were a good officer to those who served with you, including me. I will help Kerri and the girls in any way I can. You were my friend. I love you. I miss you.
Edna Reder Office Administrator
Atchison Police Department
December 17, 2011
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