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Patrolman James Brennan

New York Municipal Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, October 28, 1888

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Reflections for Patrolman James Brennan

Patrolman Brennan,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 28, 2018

Rest in peace hero

Lt. Jim Russo

October 28, 2017

As a Christian I must pray for all our fallen warriors who protect us. James Brennan shooting is sad but also the shooting in Virginia, Patrolwoman Ashley Guindon a rookie first day on the job is heartbreaking. Our prayers are with the Guindon family. I am interested in Patrolman Brennan because he may have been my Great Grandfather. A family member recently gave me this website to followup on our Brennan family story which has been passed down for generations. However, I am currently working on my families genealogy and have no proof thus far this is my Great Grandfather. All I have so far to prove he is related is our common last name and my Grandfather's first name is James. And no bearing on the story itself but the suspect was executed on my birthday, not the year of course. No matter the outcome, if he is indeed my Great Grandfather or not he is a New York hero. Let's pray no more Patrolman's lives are lost. Amen

George Brennan

March 6, 2016

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Brennan and his family. He may be gone but not forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

October 27, 2015

My uncle was a policeman in New York City and he was killed in the line of action. Is there any way that I can find out more information about James Brennan? My uncle was from Claremorris, Co Mayo, Ireland. If anyone has any more information I would be grateful to receive it.
Marie Brennan

Marie Brennan
Grand niece

January 16, 2015

Patrolman Brennan,
On today, the 124th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. It took another few months but your murderer finally got the justice that he deserved.


United States Border Patrol

October 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, we are proud of you and thank you.
Just found this website. This is my Great Grand Uncle. Would like more information if possible.

Bernadette Brennan
Great Grand Niece

March 26, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 121rst 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


October 28, 2009

Rest in peace as we will always remember you.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 28, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service, this writer is pleased that justice was served on your behalf

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 26, 2007

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003). Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend recently. Deputy Jeffery Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

I want to honor all of those who gave their life in the line of duty. Although your death was many many years ago, you are still a hero.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 9, 2004

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