Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Patrol Officer Keith Allen Braddock

Watford City Police Department, North Dakota

End of Watch Wednesday, March 20, 1996

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Reflections for Senior Patrol Officer Keith Allen Braddock

What a strange thing that I am sitting in Colorado reading a resume from someone in Williston and am reminded of this story. I never met Keith, I am honored to have been a friend of his son, his daughter-in-law, and her family. His family and grandchildren are amazing. It has been years since I have seen any of them. I am sorry he missed out, he leaves behind and amazing legacy. His story is one of several that led me to become part of the law enforcement community.

William Whitcomb
Family Friend

September 12, 2023

I never got to meet you but i think I would've loved you. My Dad tells me stories all the time about how loving, caring, smart, funny, and cool you were. It makes me sick knowing what happened to you.


March 17, 2023

It was a terrible tragedy, I knew both officer Braddock, and the suspect who killed him.
I feel for Braddocks family and the entire Watford City community.

Deputy John Bechtle
Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department

March 20, 2021

SPO Braddock,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Watford City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 20, 2021

Rest in peace Senior Patrol Officer Braddock.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 10, 2020

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

March 20, 2020

Thank you for your service.... RIP....
I am so very sorry for the family's loss of this hero...


March 20, 2020

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

March 20, 2016

Another anniversary of the loss of Officer Braddock, March 20th, 2016

Sgt. Valerie Boatright, Retired
Fargo, ND Police Department

March 20, 2016

Officer Braddock:
Today is the 19th anniversary of your murder. I drove by the eagles today and all is calm. Your sacrifice serves as a constant reminder of what we as Police Officers fight for. We are the line that separates the good in this world from the bad. We are the ones who run in when others run out.
You didn't have to go to that bar that day... but you did because of the oath you swore. To protect those who could not protect themselves.
Today we honor your memory and your sacrifice. Rest easy brother, we have the watch.

Officer S. Boulds
Watford City Police Department

March 20, 2015

My friend,my LEO partner. It's been many years since you left us but time does not always heal all wounds. We started our Law Enforcement careers together. You on the PD and I with the SO. You were my backup and I yours. I remember that night and seeing you deceased after we entered the Bar. I always remember the times we spent together at work and our times as friends off. I miss your friendship. I miss you. Tears always come when I think of you. I miss your smile, I miss your laughter, I miss our our friendship. I will never forget you. A part of me is missing when you were taken away from us. I know you are standing next to our God with a smile on your face. Good bye but not forgotten my friend.

Sheriff John L. fulwider
McKenzie County Sheriff's Office

November 5, 2014

I am currently a student at Mission Hills High School located in San Marcos, California. I was assigned a research project by my Criminal Justice Academy teacher to write on a fallen officer. This website has really opened my eyes regarding how many people put there life on the line each day for a better tomorrow. It was my pleasure writing my research paper on Officer Braddock. My condolences go to his wife, son and two daughters.

Alexander Velazquez

May 9, 2014

Just wanted to remember you today on the 17th year since you were so tradely taken away...You are not forgotten...

Kelvin W Zimmer
Former LE with Williams County SO

March 24, 2014

Honoring your dad and sending love to all of you today, March 20th.

Mary Ellen and Patrick Hanrahan

Mary Hanrahn
Mother-in-law of Officer Braddosk's daughter, Becky

March 21, 2013

Off. Braddock was a friend - he could always make me laugh - (I was an officer for Williston PD) - my brother considered Keith his best friend - and talks about him often - he is not forgotten and missed by many -

Marie Przynski, Lt. (retired)
Minneapolis PD

March 20, 2013

Just wanted to remember you today on the 17th year since you were so tradely taken away...You are not forgotten...

Kelvin W Zimmer
Brother in law enforcement

March 20, 2013

I miss you. I love you. You are still, the greatest Dad! Because I know your still on duty, loving and missing us as much as we miss you! I feel your hugs when I need them! You are the best! Even though you are gone, you are alive in my heart and through the smiles of your grand kids! I love you everyday! I'll blow a kiss twords the heavens! Make sure you catch it, and blow one back!

Lisa Lappi

March 20, 2012

Remembering you and all of your loved ones today. A number of years have passed since you were called away but that does not ease the pain of not having you here with your loved ones. Wrap your wings around all of your loved ones and those that love you dearly and protect them and help them with their grief. You will never be forgotten.

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

March 19, 2012

I get to hear the stories about what a cool man you were, and how much you joked, laughed & loved. I never got to know you , but was blessed to marry your son. He is such a loving and wonderful man. You would be so proud of him and the man he's become. You will never be forgotten! We're proud to call you dad and your grandkids will always be proud of you and your life. Thanks for bringing up and leaving me such a awesome husband.

Sonya Braddock
daughter in law

January 20, 2012

Keith: What a traqedy your death was. I cried when I heard what happened. I remember so many good times with you and your family and all the coworkers at W. City. Tim and I always thought so highly of you. You were always the one Tim could depend on if he needed assistance while on duty. We think of you often. What a wonderful tribute to you on the day of your funeral. So many people cared for you. Rest in peace my friend.

Neva Wells Walsh
wife of deceased co-worked Off. Tim Wells

January 16, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 20, 2010

Your smile was such a gernerous one that I miss everyday. Sometimes the pain is hard to bare even to this day, with more and more questions arising from your grand kids; but there is one thing that is without question--their love for you. Even though they never got a chance to meet you--we've all made sure that they know who you are as well as your sacrifice.
I've done my best to carry on since your death--no matter the pain, no matter the tears, no matter the struggles of life--because I know your there watching over all of us. I always wanted to tell you that you are the best dad I could have ever asked for, and you've always been my hero--and your hugs are what I miss most!

I love you Daddy!

Lisa Lappi

December 3, 2009

I'm so glad they have a page like this to honor these heroic men and women. I'm so very sorry this happened to your family.


November 3, 2009

As I write this my eyes fill with tears. I'm sitting in Iraq waiting to go home on leave tomorrow because Sonya is due with our 4th kid any day. Tears fill my eyes often when the kids ask me what Grandpa was like. It builds such a hatred toward those that take the lives of good men like you. I wish there was something I could do to ease the pain of Mom, Becky, Lisa, myself, and our families. We all miss you every day and always will. I can only hope to be as good of a man as you were. I love you.

Harry Braddock

September 13, 2008



April 30, 2008

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