Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Bryant Howard Peney

Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, January 6, 1996

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Reflections for Patrolman Bryant Howard Peney

Bryant was an excellent officer who worked side by side with me for many an evening shift. He was a law enforcement officer that we all aspire to emulate. May Bryant rest in peace.

Dave Calderon
U.S. CBP, Friend from FLPD

May 24, 2013

MY FRIEND BRYANT I NEW YOU FOR A SHORT TIME YOU WHERE A GOOD FRIEND AND WE ALWAYS HAD GREAT TIMES TOGETHER I THINK OF YOU OFTEN REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND

ROBERT SPINATO
FRIEND FROM ATLANTIS

January 8, 2013

You taught me how to scuba dive! In the Keys...on a great fourth of July weekend.....You had more "stuff" on that 26" inch gun belt than Dave Lewis had on all 48 " of his. I stopped by last night. I miss you.

CJH 1188

January 6, 2013

It isn't only on the 5th I think of you. I am reminded every time I hear "the dance" or even see a shooting in a movie. I said some prayers today and am grateful we were friends and had beers together.... So I will have 2 tonight... One for u and one for me. See you again when my time comes.

Mike Magno

January 6, 2013

HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero, may you continue to rest in peace Patrolman Peney. We will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

January 6, 2013

You will never be forgotten. RIP brother!

Police Officer D. Ras #1756
Fort Lauderdale PD (former Worcester PD)

January 5, 2013

Bryant,
You are alive in our hearts. May you rest in peace my friend.

Kate
FLPD

January 5, 2013

I remember this day all too well. I was a 19 year old police explorer (LET) who rode with you quite often. I paged you in the afternoon to ask if I could ride with you. You paged me back later in the afternoon and I stopped at a payphone to call you back. You had someone else riding with you so I headed in to find someone else to ride with.

I was a young kid back then, there was not much I could do at the time. I grabbed a radio from property control and even scammed a PSA van to drive so I could help. I think I shuttled coffee and food to the command post all night. It was the least I could do !!

I remember being up all night listening to the fine men and woman from police agencies all over South Florida looking for your killer. The manhunt was intense to say the least. They never gave up looking!!

When the news came in, I was numb. I was too young to even know how to feel. It wasn't until later that I finally broke down. Sitting next to my fellow PSA's and communications alumni, I remember hearing the first few notes of "The Dance" on the speakers at the performing arts center. It only took a few words from Garth Brooks before I cried. I cried that day the hardest I had ever cried in my life. This was the first time a death hit me as hard as it did. I know now that it was because you were such an amazing human being and I knew deep inside that this wasn't supposed to happen.

Each time I drive down Federal Hwy, in that all too familiar 1500 block or so, I think of you.

My life has taken me in all sorts of different directions since 1996, but I am right where I am supposed to be.

Anyone who had the pleasure to know you, is for sure a better person because of it !!

Thank you for teaching me to be a great person.

Former FLPD LET Mike Moser
M-194
L-9305

Captain Michael Moser
Coral Springs Fire Department

January 5, 2013

Thank you very much for helping to keep us safe!!

Walter Halloran

October 27, 2012

Never forgotten old friend

Jason M. Blenner EMT
Atlantic Ambulance/ Medics

August 29, 2012

Dear Bryant,
You remain in my thougths and my prayers, so many years later (2012). My memories of you as a baby with your brother in Memphis are some of the fondest memories in my 57 years.
My heart still hurts for your brother and his loss in your brotherly companionship and I pray that he has found some personal peace as the years have passed.
I am sending my love to your parents, as they were like parents to me when I need it most and I think of them so often.
Rest in Eternal Peace and know that your wonderful memory lives on in all of in all of our lives and in all of our hearts.

Susan (Greene), (Leve), Hines
Mother's helper and daughter of family friends in Memphis

May 4, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Peney. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

I never got to meet Bryant, but I met his brother at the Wall in DC. I learned about Bryant through my friend, Ron Magno, his brother officer. Somehow I feel connected to Bryant through Ron. I told Bryant's story to my fellow officers and each year I remember him on January 6th.
RIP Bryant, you are not forgotten.

Officer Roy Snyder
Williamsport, PA, Police

January 7, 2012

Bryant... Ron always reminds me on this day. Think about you alot .. especially when I hear certain music on the radio and brings me back to Desperados. Maybe in some spiritual way God lets you see all those thinking of you and missing you...

Mike Magno
Friend

January 6, 2012

Continue to rest in peace sir, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you Patrolman Peney are a hero. My prayers are with those left behind to pick up and move forward...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb

January 6, 2012

The Peney family was a fixture at FLPD. Bryant's name lives on with the scholarships awarded every year to children of Ft. Lauderdale officers. My son, who was only 7 at the time of Bryant's death, is now a 9th grade English teacher. He was one of the many 'children' awarded scholarship money to help him through his four years of college. The loss of Bryant was heartbreaking. I know the family relives the loss this time every year and on those special occasions that he should be with them. Prayers to Todd, Joel, Elli and family.

former coworker, Linda & Ray T.
FLPD

January 4, 2012

Although I knew Bryant @ Do-Da's in Plantation and @ Desperado's in Hollywood, there is a story most of you are unfamiliar with.

While I worked an Armed Security Detail at a local McDonalds in Ft. Lauderdale, Bryant was in the lot in his patrol car. The Manager complained to me and then to Byant that a man was in the dumpster and was not to be on the property. Bryant asked the Manager what the problem was (I snickered under my beath). The manager said that the guy makes a mess and that he wanted him removed.

Bryant approached this guy in the dumpster enclosure and talked with him for a minute. The man left the property but stood just at the edge on the corner. I found this very odd as most people would leave the area to avoid jail/arrest.

Brant then entered the McDonalds, re-appearing minutes later with a bag. He approached what turned out to be the homeless man - whom was searching the dumpster for a meal and gave him the bag. The guy went to hug Bryant and Bryant did not allow that, but did put his hand out to shake this guys hand.

This was the man behind the badge of the FLPD! This was the "PERSON" whome cared for "PEOPLE" while protecting the public-at-large.

Bryant - This past week was your birthday and I celebrated it for you just as you would have lived it - giving back. I gave to someone in need and I did it in your memory.

We all miss you buddy. When we hear your song, we cry. When we see you vision in our heads we are somber. Let it be known that your lesson stuck w me and I would ask all of you whom read this follow that example in memory of Byant in one form or another.

We think of you often friend. You will NEVER be forgotten and your example lives on............

Jim
Friend

July 31, 2011

Unreal , I just found this out last night ! Man I used to look up to you an your brother , I was 17 an y'all were 21 , just could not believe y'all were cop's so young . You were an awesome guy I cant believe someone did you like that , I would say when Sig-7 came through dispatch all of Ft. Lauderdale was there , You did a great job an I would say you still are in heaven , but God's force does not accept how that piece of trash did you , "MAY YOU REEK HAVIC ON HIM WHEN IT COMES HIS TIME ! Ya know when something like this happens to someone you know it becomes extreamly personal , I have thought about this all night long an was not able to sleep an it's been 15 yrs . you are in a much better place an your an your comrad's are looked over a whole lot better now cause you can protect them all @ the same time , you are the MAN an always will be ! Officer Peney you were an still are loved an RESPECTED to the fullest. May you rest in peace till we meet again .

Former L.E.T. Ft. Lauderdale Police
Rad Fox Jr. Lema 164.

March 14, 2011

Bryant, I can't believe its been 15 years since that horrible night. I remember it like it was last week, and the pain I felt when we received word over the radio, you didn't make it through surgery. You however, did not die in vain, your memory lives on with all of us that knew you and worked with you. Your community will forever remember your sacrafice when they visit and play at Bryant H. Peney Park. Rest peacefully now my Brother, your work is done.

Det. Tom Mangifesta
Ft. Lauderdale Police Dept.

January 7, 2011

Bryant it's been 15 years today you were taken from us. I think of you often. The day you were laid to rest I pinned a guardian angel on my uniform and wore it till the day I took that uniform off. Thank you for being MY angel. You were and will always be a TRUE hero

Maureen Connolly
retired FLPD/ Mooresville NC

January 6, 2011

The the Peney family may you know that we have not forgotten your HERO. My prayers are with you today as you face another EOW.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous

January 6, 2011

I can't believe it has been 14 years my friend. You are thought of often and will never be forgotten. I'll have a few cold ones for you as well.

Honor. Integrity. Respect.

Chris Stilwell
Friend

January 17, 2010

Bryant, I just drove past the park named in your honor, and it me reminded me I have not been here and just wanted to let you know, that you are not forgotten. Thank you, and continue to walk with the Angels.

Keith

January 6, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you. I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 6, 2010

Bryant.... hard to believe it has been 12 years. I was just thinking about "Desperados" and our Thursday nights there.. the last time I saw you. every time I hear "The Dance" I think of you. So.. I often think of you and how many people miss you. ..

Mike Magno
Friend

July 4, 2008

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