Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Brendt Leroy Stephens

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, May 25, 1974

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Reflections for Police Officer Brendt Leroy Stephens

Love you Dad. 46 years gone and in our hearts, you will never be forgotten. We miss you!

Brendt Stephens

June 3, 2020


First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 21, 2018

Officer Stephens and family,

Your memory will never be forgotten. You will never be forgotten. Your heroism will never be forgotten. May god watch over both of your families...your immediate family and your DPD family.


September 5, 2018

Dearly missed, never forgotten. Love you Dad.

Brendt Stephens

May 25, 2017

Anyone who knew you, loved you. I bear witness.

Majida, sister

September 22, 2016

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

My sweet big brother and guide. Seeker of truth. You always led our family to the good. May Allah give you the highest heaven, jennah firdous, for your wonderful love and sacrifice. No words can describe the loss. We are all thankful for the time we were given to know and love you.

Majida, sister

September 22, 2016

42 years gone by....You are never forgotten DAD!!!

Forever Loved,

Your Daughter

May 31, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 25, 2015

I never got to know my grandfather, but I know he was a good man by the positive impact he left on his family. I thank him and all the people who risk their lives everyday for our safety.

bj stephens

August 26, 2014

Rest in peace brother. Thirty-Seven years later Sir, you are not forgotten. Please guide us along our dangerous paths.

Metro Detroit Police Officer

May 25, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I hold your family in my heart's embrace today and pray for their solace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 25, 2010

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer Stephens.

Sgt. Robert Mau, Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 17, 2008

"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
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

November 13, 2007

G-d Bless.

May 25, 2007

I was two years old when my father was killed. I don't have memories of my father. Fortunately he had a positive impact on others on and off of the job, and have related these stories to me and my sisters (2}.He has been missed dearly by family and friends. We appreciate everyone for leaving reflections and remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit.

brendt stephens

May 9, 2006

I had the honor of knowing Brendt, as
one of his training officers. I think
if his life hadn't been shortened by
this shooter,he would have risen to high places in the Dept.
I was the first car (13-42) t scene and escorted his partner and Brendt to
Ford Hospital where he died.I went and
found a quite and cried.

Robert M Smith Ret.
DPD & Marion, IA, PD

November 22, 2005

Officer Stephans,
On today, the 31st anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit.


May 25, 2005

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