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Patrolman Brian Ronald Kinsey

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, October 22, 1997

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Reflections for Patrolman Brian Ronald Kinsey

Rest in peace Officer Kinsey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 26, 2020

The loss you feel when
a loved one dies is not
the worst feeling
in the world.

Missing them for the
rest of your life is
the worst.

This is one of the most powerful things I’ve read & sums up perfectly how heartbreaking your death has been. (Author unknown, copied off internet)

You already know you’re going to be a granddaddy in July/Aug. They’ve selected a perfect name for him. You know that already too

We luv u!!!


April 6, 2020

As a Jackson Police Officer who was on shift that night and who arrived on scene shortly after, I think about that night rather often.

Although we worked different precincts, we coincidentally fueled up our patrol cars together at the same gas station at the start of our shift. We stood around and talked for a few minutes, Brian, me, and a third officer.

I am so thankful I have that memory.

Rest In Peace Brother!

Jackson, Mississippi Police Department

October 16, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 15, 2018

It's ur mom. We're marching toward the 20th anniversary of your needless murder. I never thought I could possibly make it one year & certainly not 20. It's exceedingly gut wrenching. I'm so very sorry that it took your death to show us what a special "boy" you were.
I'm not sure you approve of this public forum but ppl need to know how loved you were/are.
You missed your daughter starting K5, 1st grade, middle school, high school & community college. Now u won't be here for her wedding. I'm so sorry. She was 21 months old when u were murdered & now she's 21 years old. You would be so pleased with her fiancée. He's a good ole country boy, down to earth, doesn't have your country twang---thank goodness!

Diane Kinsey

April 20, 2017

Rest in peace brother. As we observe those have given the ultimate sacrifice here at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial we are thinking of you and your family. God bless you all. We will cover you from here.

Motor Unit

May 13, 2016

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens and City of Jackson! Continue to Rest in Peace Officer Kinsey.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

October 22, 2015

Never forgotten.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

October 21, 2014

Wish you were here to celebrate your daughter's high school graduation tomorrow. Another bittersweet milestone in her life.
We miss you so much, but we do have the assurance that we will see you again so until that moment you are only a breath away!
John 15:13. Greater love hath no man than he lay down his life for another.
Love your mother.


May 21, 2014

Brian is still in the thoughts of all his friends from the department. His loss has not been forgotten.

Patrolman Brian Carver
Former Jackson Police Department

February 10, 2013

To Mrs. Kinsey, Brians Mom...Not showing you support or offering comfort for your loss is inexcusable...We that serve and have served in law enforcement hold you dear to our hearts and will never forget...God bless you and comfort you...My mom worried every day for me...that is what moms do...It's that special bond given by our Saviour...I will say a prayer of comfort for you today hopefully to give you the comfort that you deserve..

Gary A McCarty (Ret.)
Corning City Police NY

October 22, 2012

Lauryn is my beloved granddaughter.
Brian was my son; my only child.
Lessons learned since Brian's death:
1. Time does not heal all wounds
2. Things do not get easier, just different
3. Closure will come only when I take my last breath

Jackson P. D. "top brass" never, ever bother to speak to us at the Memorial Service. Surely hope other depts are kinder to families of fallen officers.

Diane Kinsey

May 5, 2012

This is my dad, RIP daddy i love and miss you<3


April 30, 2012

Some one Killed a Policemen October 22, 1997 and Part Of America Died He answered the call he gave it his all and Part Of America Died
Patch image: Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

Patrolman Brian Ronald Kinsey thank you for giving your all and pay the ultimate price to protect us REST IN PEACE my friend

Bill W. DePriest

November 25, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twelth 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 22, 2009

During my 28+ years of service with the Jackson Police Department I endured the lose of 9 fellow officers prior to my retirement. Most of the officers were good friends of mine. Brian was different, I did not know him socially but I had the honor of being his supervisor. I had taken off the night he was shot, a decision that I have regretted for 12 years.

Every supervisor of every shift of every police department has a few select officers that he or she can depend on. Brain was one of those officers, he was one of "My Boys". He helped me when I first came to his shift to learn the other officers and how things worked on that shift.

It was not shift politics, I don't play that game and he knew it. I could always look to him to handle his calls and assist other officers. I never had to "supervise" Brian. He was indeed a Cops Cop. He was my "go to" guy. He had great promise as a police officer.

Just about every day I think of the friends I lost to this job. I think of Brian every day.

Brian was indeed on of the good guys, he walked the line and did the job!

Sgt. Charles E. Smith (Ret)
Jackson Police Department

January 30, 2009

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 29, 2007

Brian was a great guy, and a wonderful, dedicated officer! Today, on the 10th anniversary of his death, I pray for him, and for his family. May God give them peace, and may they always know how much he was loved, by all who knew him.

Old Friend

October 22, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

This writer is pleased that justice was so quickly served on your behalf.


October 19, 2007

It has been 9 years since your tour of duty ended and you have not been forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and guide them on their journey through life and help them make the right decisions. Protect those still out on patrol who are keeping watch over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

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

November 1, 2006

Bryan slept in the bunk next to me in the academy. He was a great officer and a good friend. I, too, still think about him and miss him.
Rest well, friend.
Justin "Chickenhawk" Lancaster


October 22, 2006

I just wanted to say thank you for making our streets safer.You completed you job here with true courage.Heaven now has another fine officer on patrol. May you always smile down and watch over your family while your on patrol in the streets of heaven. Once again..Thank you.

SSgt Roberts
USAF Security Policeman

October 7, 2005

Brian and I were bunk mates in the academy and developed a kind of friendship that lasts a lifetime. He was truly a Cop's Cop and one of the finest people I ever had the pleasure of knowing. I considered him my brother in every since of the word.
Today would be Brian's 34th Birthday and even though he has been gone for almost 7 years, I miss him like it was yesterday. He will always be in our thoughts and prayers and we will always love Brian and his family.
Rest in Peace Brother!

Investigator Todd King
MS. Dept. of Corrections

August 19, 2004

Rest in peace blue angel

Officer Kinsey was a great man and a great officer. He would always go out of his way for anybody. The city of Jackson lost a great officer.

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