Police Officer Sherdard Raymund Brison

Police Officer Sherdard Raymund Brison

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, March 5, 1990

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Sherdard Raymund Brison

Officer Brison was shot on Feb. 28 while attempting to arrest an armed robbery suspect at 1:45 p.m.

Officer Brison and his partner stopped a cab after a nearby armed robbery of a dress shop, Nina's Boutique. Officer Brison was patting down the passenger, who had just robbed the apparel store and injured a customer there when the passenger pulled a pistol and shot him. After being felled, Officer Brison sustained additional head injuries when he was struck by a car.

The suspect then shot his partner below her vest and ran. His partner killed the suspect with one round as he ran away. The suspect had been recently paroled after serving only 18 months on a 20-month to four-year robbery sentence.

Officer Brison died from his injuries six days after being shot. A 12-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department, he was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, February 28, 1990
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt, robbery

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My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

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March 2, 2014

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