Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Waverly L. Brown

Nyack Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, October 20, 1981

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Reflections for Police Officer Waverly L. Brown

I just read an article that was beautifully written as many such articles are because they are crafted and designed to engender sympathy for a killer. Your name like so many other victims in such articles was omitted. You and the two others shot and killed were the heroes in that story despite the author's best efforts to make your killer a noble person. She is not. She is a ruthless killer who has made her life easier by being a "model" inmate which really deserves no recognition. Why is it that when inmates obey prison rules they become praise worthy? They are doing what is expected.

My heart aches today for your family because I know both the pain and pride is forever. Be assured that when your killer gets her next parole hearing, I will be writing a letter to the parole board opposing her release. She should die in jail.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

May 24, 2017

On April 7, 2016, I had another opportunity to stand up for you and to be your voice. From behind the scenes, quietly and without public fanfare, I drove to the US Attorney’s Office where I participated in a parole hearing for the inmate who planned the robbery that took your life.

It goes without saying that I opposed parole for this inmate, and now here we are less than a year later with another parole hearing pending for another inmate involved in the robbery thanks to an offensive, unfathomable, irresponsible decision.

It is sickening how a small number of people consider parole for a person who was 31 years old while involved in serial bank robberies, bombings, and ultimately murder, as some sort of second chance when it is not. Nine lives would more accurately represent what parole would be for such a person.

However, thank God for family and friends. They as well as so many others have not forgotten your sacrifice, and most of all they have not forgotten the life you lived. And we thank them for remembering you!

Regardless of the many obstacles I will continue to oppose any early release for anyone involved in your murder.

Rest in Peace Dad.

G. Brown
Former Federal Officer/LE Official - Retired

January 26, 2017

Went on a few calls with Chip when I was on Clarkstown PD. Very nice person and top notch officer. I responded to the Brinks that day also, could have been me. I am sure you are in a much better place and look forward to meeting you again. Thanks you for all you did whicle on Nyack and for the ultimate sacrifice.

Jerry Fleming
Co worker CPD

January 11, 2017

I wish you and your family peace Officer Brown. Everyone in my family are praying for you all.

EA
NYPD

December 31, 2016

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Brown and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

October 13, 2015

how are you and dad doing in heaven. Always in my prayers

Randall Kincheloe
waverly was my uncle

June 19, 2015

Gone but would never be forgotten...I'm a childhood friend of daughter Lorraine and your son Gregory. Rest in peace my brother.

my name is Marc Mathieu
childhood friend of Lorraine and Gregory

March 22, 2014

Officer Brown , your killers seek freedom, they seek to be set free to enjoy the same freedoms that took you away from us. What is wrong with this world when the killers of a police officer seek freedom and wish to be put back on the streets. We will do every thing possible to keep them where they belong and seek justice for your senseless murder.

Firefighter
Fire Department

February 19, 2014

It's been 32 years but the void left by your early departure is still fresh. The friendship and comradarie we had back then meant so much to me. You both are sorely missed. I know you're safe in God's hands. Sleep in peace, Ed and Chip (Wesley).

Tom Kiggins, PO
Nyack, PD

November 25, 2013

I MISS YOU DAD.

LORRAINE
DAUGHTER

July 6, 2013

Hero's may fall but shall never be forgotten. RIP Sir, job well done.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 31, 2012

It is my honor to offer you a final salute....rest in peace officer brown job well done....John 15:13

LEO-N.C.

March 8, 2011

My prayers are with the surving family members, especially the children of Officer Brown. May the Lord Bless you and keep you, and cause His face to shine upon you. In Jesus name....Amen

Chaplain Buchanan
Florida Department Juvenile Justice

July 8, 2010

Your grandchildren are something special, and they are getting to learn more about you. The Sheriff’s mounted unit named a horse for you, what a gesture! It is amazing how your memory continues to be honored by so many. Miss ya Dad.

GMB

Coordinator G. Brown
USPIS

October 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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.

Though your sacrifice was made years ago, your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 20, 2009

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer; and may it somehow help to know he is not forgotten.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

September 9, 2009

Today I read your story. It sickens to me think that someone is walking our streets that commited such a vile act.

Thank you for your service, sir. You are remembered not only a Hero, but a beloved Father, an anchor to your community and a man of honor.

God rest.

Laura
Philadelphia, PA

March 12, 2009

I remember seeing and talking to you at the Nyack HS football game less than a week before that terrible day. You were such a good man and a fine officer. You made me feel safe and proud of our town. Thank you for everything you sacrificed for us. God Bless you. Rye

Ryerson Babcock
Friend

November 13, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today as they get through yet another anniversary of your being called away from duty. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and also those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. You are a true hero and have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 20, 2008

I just learned about the circumstances of Officer Brown's death, while reading some historical information. My condolences to his family and thanks for his loyal service as a fellow police officer.

Officer Ken Haney
Jackson TN Police Dept

October 5, 2008

Officer Brown 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

May 26, 2008

Dad,

April 10th came and went like any old ordinary day for everyone else. I, on the other hand, remembered your birthday and how you weren't here for me to call. I want to thank you for being that patient dad who had wisdom and great guidance. I still have those days when I cry alot, but it's only because I miss you soooo much and wish that you were able to have met your grandsons. They're awesome!
I know you're watching over us. We love you and keep your spirit alive in our hearts!
Remembering you everyday, your daughter, KMB-H.

KMB-H
Daughter

May 18, 2008

When I was 13 years old, Officer Brown had a talk with me one evening at my mother's request. I was just being a typical teen-ager and not following the rules. I will always remember his stern but kind lecture that night. The amount of kindness and professionalism that he showed me that day has always stuck in my head and is one of the reasons I decided to pursue a career in Law Enforcement.

I remember the day that he was killed. My mom and I had just left a baseball card trading shop on Main St. in Nyack. We knew something really big was going down because of all the sirens and police cars flying by. Word got around fast in that small town of 6,000 and we soon learned of the deaths of Sgt. O'Grady, Brown and the Brink's Guard. It was a very sad day for the local community. I remember riding my bike to the spot where he was shot and feeling so sad about his death but also honored to have personally connected with him during our brief conversation earliar that year.

I will never forget the day of the funeral, police cars from all over the northeast and the country lined up along Broadway, a busy street that ran north to south in this small town along the Hudson river. I rode my bike on the sidewalk and kept looking at all the police cars in amazement, the police cars stretched for what seemed like miles. I was amazed at how many people came to show their respect and offer support to this fallen officer, his friends, his family and the community.

A true hero died that day but he will never be fogotten...

May God Bless him and all the other people that put their lives on the line day in and day out to protect their local communities...it is a better world because of their courage and unselfish service.

Deputy David Stevenson
LASD

Deputy David Stevenson
LASD

December 21, 2007

"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 20, 2007

As is the case with all heroes such as yourself, you will never, ever be forgotten. May you rest in peace always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 20, 2007

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