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Deputy Sheriff Timothy Braden | Drew County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas Drew County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

Deputy Sheriff

Timothy Braden

Drew County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch: Thursday, August 24, 2017
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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Timothy Braden

 

God Bless and Godspeed.

LISA B.
GEORGIA LEO CIVILIAN SUPPORTER
September 27, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Braden!!!

Nebraska Police Officer
September 18, 2017

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

PTLM Frank Kapusta Retired
Mohawk PD
September 9, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

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

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
September 8, 2017

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY
September 7, 2017

May God watch over the Family and Fellow Officers that put their lives on the line for us everyday. We all lose when one of these heroes fall. And this one was a terrible loss. A man who without care for his own safety did such a noble thing. I hope his family will find some type of peace during this time of mourning. God will not let them down. Keep Faith and know he is in a better place.

B.J.Umbenhower
D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.
September 6, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police
September 6, 2017

Please accept my condolences for your loss.

P.O. (Ret) Donalld Current
NYCTPD/NYPD
September 3, 2017

Rest in Peace!

B L Waltz Ptl.
Avon Lake PD (Ret) Ohio
September 2, 2017

Blessed are the Peacemakers.

Cadet Isacc Solis
College of Western Idaho
September 2, 2017

My condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Timothy Braden. Losing a loved one is always difficult. Please try to take comfort in Jesus words found at John 5:28,29 where he said that there would be a resurrection. Just think of the time when you will see your loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth. Once again, my condolences.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police
September 1, 2017

Go be with the Lord. Sincere Condolences

Chief Heath Kilburn
Morrow Police State of Ohio
August 31, 2017

Thank you for your service

Dominick Murry
August 30, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss

Jacquie Rebel survivor
August 30, 2017

This Hero is one of many men and women whom stand before that Thin Blue Line and keep or society together.

Civilian Chris Jelenko
N/A
August 30, 2017

You did not die in vain. You gave your life so that we may be safe from harm. God bless you and keep you near to Him forever.

Ret. Patrolman Joe Neary
East Los Aangeles County.
August 30, 2017

Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice! May God watch over your family and fellow colleagues!

Ruthann Cross, civilian
August 29, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department
August 29, 2017

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER (RETIRED)
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
August 29, 2017

Praying for our Lord Jesus, the great comforter, to bring peace and comfort to all who love Deputy Branden. We will never forget his brave sacrifice!!!

family of
Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson E.O.W 1/9/2005
August 29, 2017

May the Lord bring peace and love to the entire Braden family and Drew County Sheriff's department during this difficult time. Big hug!

Officer Meza
Los Angeles County Sheriff's department
August 28, 2017

Deputy Braden, I am grateful that Arkansas has a law which allows those fleeing the law to be charged with a felony. ALL states should have similar laws but sadly, most simply cause the person fleeing to be charged with motor vehicle violations.

Too many Sisters and Brothers have died while attempting to stop these criminals and there is little justice for their sacrifice. It will not bring you back, but at least there can be a little bit of justice done.

So long as your family and friends keep you in their hearts and minds, you'll never truly be gone, Brother. They are all in our prayers.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
August 28, 2017

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department
August 28, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Timothy's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011
August 28, 2017

My prayers are with Deputy Braden's family! Thank you for your service sir! May you Rest In Peace!

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office
August 27, 2017

 
 

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