Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Bruce VanderJagt

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, November 12, 1997

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Reflections for Police Officer Bruce VanderJagt

I CAME TO COLORADO IN FALL '81, AND IMMEDIATELY NOTICED THE 'NATIVE' STICKERS ON CARS. BRUCE V. WAS FROM GRAND RAPIDS, MI. BUT LOST HIS LIFE IN SERVICE TO DENVER. IF YOU REMEMBER AUG 11, '93 (THE SUMMER OF VIOLENCE) LORI ANNE LOWE WAS RANDOMLY MURDERED IN DENVER THAT NIGHT AS A GANG INITIATION. SHE HAD JUST ARRIVED FROM VAIL AND WAS LOOKING FOR A FRIENDS APT. SHE WAS A VAIL SKI INSTRUCTOR WHO AGAINST THE ADVICE OF HER VAIL FRIENDS DECIDED TO MOVE TO DENVER TO PERSUE HER EDUCATION IN SPECIAL ED. AS A SAD COINCIDENCE SHE WAS MURDERED BY PEOPLE WHO SHE MAY HAVE ENDED UP WORKING WITH. LORI WAS FROM GRAND RAPIDS, MI. BOTH BEING FROM GRAND RAPIDS IS NOT THE ISSUE HERE, BUT FROM NOW ON MAY WE ALL REMEMBER BRUCE AND LORI EVERY TIME WE SEE THESE 'NATIVE' STICKERS ON PEOPLES CARS, THAT THEY 'GAVE THEIR LIVES' TO BE HERE! BRUCE WARNER/AURORA, CO.

BRUCE WARNER, CIVILIAN
RELATIONSHIP: I AM FROM GRAND RAPIDS, MI.

September 25, 2020

Rest in peace Officer VanderJagt.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 1, 2020

In Valor there is Hope---Tacitus

Always in our Hearts.

Anna & Hayley

November 12, 2019

Sorely missed, never forgotten.

Anonymous
Denver, CO

November 10, 2019

Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:13

Never forgotten, Bruce.
Always in our hearts.

Anna & Hayley

November 13, 2018

I started my career in law enforcement in 1997 when Bruce was taken from us. I attended his funeral. It was the first police officer memorial I attended, many would follow. I’m still chasing the wolves in society and putting them where they belong, behind bars. Every time I apprehend a dangerous felon, I think of how Bruce was killed trying to do the same. His sacrifice has motivated me throughout my career to keep pursuing the wicked so the good people in our society can live in peace. God bless you Bruce. Today, god bless the ones you left behind. God speed sir.

JT (Police officer)
SPD

November 13, 2018

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

Remember the Fallen.
Remembering you, Bruce.

Thank you for the meaningful conversation, Gregg. Thank you for the heartfelt reflection.

Anna

May 15, 2018

In a chance opportunity this morning, I had the blessing of discussing Bruce’s story with his surviving wife. To have done so on this day is nothing short of God’s will. Well done Bruce. Rest well, Brother.

Gregg Marcantel, Captain (Retired)
Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, Albuquerque, New Mexico

May 15, 2018

My daughter went to Cimmeron Elementary and was in your wife’s class.
I remember watching the new and my heart breaking for your family.
The school had a bench out side in your honor and many time I sat and prayed for your family.
I believe that when our love ones leave us to the other side they become our angles,
watching over us

Lisa

January 30, 2018

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Anonymous

January 29, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

November 13, 2017

Love you & miss you.

A & H

November 12, 2017

Never forgotten, sorely missed....

Denver, Colorado

Anonymous

May 20, 2017

I was thinking about the past today, and you wandered through my thoughts and recollections. It is hard to believe that it has been almost twenty years since your brave and honorable death in the line of duty. You have my utmost and sincere respect. Rest in peace, Bruce...

J.K. Rawson
Retired

May 16, 2017

Merry Christmas in heaven, you're sorely missed.

Anonymous
Denver, C)

December 22, 2016

"In the simple performance of duty, we honor your deed."

You are not forgotten. You are always loved.

Anna & Hayley

November 12, 2016

Though the years have slowly passed, your absence is still felt. It's been 19 years since you were taken from us. Missing you today as I do every day.

Bob

November 12, 2016

Remembering you always, Bruce. Sorely missed forever.

Anonymous

November 12, 2016

you will never be forgotten...

Michele

October 28, 2016

May God comfort your family, co-workers and friends. Thank you for your bravery and dedication to duty. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten. God bless you!

Deputy Kent J. Sundrup
Denver Sheriff Department

May 27, 2016

We miss you especially today as it would have been your 66th birthday. Your sweet daughter will be 21 years old tomorrow!

Our love,
A & H

A & H

February 25, 2016

Rest in peace, Bruce.

Always in our hearts,
Anna and Hayley

AMV

November 12, 2015

For some moments in life there are no words. Missing you always, Bruce.

Anonymous

November 11, 2015

Dearest Bruce,
We missed celebrating your 65th birthday with you today. Your darling Hayley is celebrating her 20th tomorrow. You would be so proud of her.
Love you always.

Anna

February 26, 2015

Rest easy sir. I just saw your beautiful wife and infant daughter on a show. Your wife is amazing. May God Bless them

Heather Duncan
Ross County Ohio Sheriffs Department

February 2, 2015

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