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

A sister in blue joins you in heaven. Remembering you always.

Anonymous in Denver

June 26, 2012

Officer VanderJagt,

We've never met, but we share the same last name. There's probably a good chance we're related somehow. I remember hearing about your story through the media, and later seeing the disgusting image in Time magazine with your name; my name; carved into the side of a dead pig. I was 17 at the time, and now at 32 I still think about it from time to time. I wanted to contact your family at the time and give my condolences, but I didn't know how at the time. I was on here looking for someone else, and remembered your name. Here you are.

To the VanderJagt family from the west coast VanderJagts, my condolences for your loss. It would have been nice to meet you Bruce,

-Sean VanderJagt, son of Jon VanderJagt and grandson of Peter VanderJagt
Portland, OR

Sean VanderJagt
unknown

April 26, 2012

Happy Birthday, Bruce. We think of you always.

Terri and Bob

February 25, 2012

BVJ: You would have been 62 today. Where have the years gone? Your HayleyBug will be 17 tomorrow. How we've missed celebrating with you.

Love you and miss you,
Anna

A & H

February 25, 2012

Sorely missed year after year. Your absence leaves a large void for many.

Anonymous
Denver, CO

February 4, 2012

Your heart was as big as your arms.

Officer Brian V Barry
Denver Police Dept.
Denver, CO

January 31, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer VanderJagt. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 25, 2012

Bruce

The last time I saw you, we were talking about our kids, and you told me how much you loved being a father. I will always cherish that memory, and remember the times we worked together. You are always in my prayers, and sadly missed.

George

Retired
Denver Police Dept

December 30, 2011

Thinking of you as we near the holidays. RIP, Bruce. You are sorely missed.

Anonymous

December 21, 2011

It is hard to believe it has been. 14 years since this tradegy happened. I know you are watching over Anna and Hayely and I also know that you are so happy that the both of them are doing so well. I never had the honor to meet you but I had met Anna and Hayley and they made quite an impression on me and will always have a very special place in my heart. You will never be forgotten Bruce!! Cindy Ehlen. Nov 12, 2011

Cindy Ehlen
Friend of Anna and Hayley

November 12, 2011

Silently reflecting the 14 years it's been since you were taken from us. I think of you daily and wish you were still here. Continue to watch over those who were left behind.

Anonymous

November 12, 2011

Dear Bruce,

Gone from our sight,
but never our memories.
Gone from our touch,
but never our hearts.

Sadly missed on the fourteenth anniversary of your passing.


Bob and Terri Simonich

November 12, 2011

You and Me by Dave Matthews

Wanna pack your bags, something small
Take what you need and we disappear
Without a trace, we'll be gone, gone
The moon and the stars can follow the car
and then when we get to the ocean
We gonna take a boat to the end of the world
All the way to the end of the world

Oh, and when the kids are old enough
We're gonna teach them to fly

You and me together, we could do anything, baby
You and me together, yes, yes

You and I, we're not tied to the ground
Not falling but rising like rolling around
Eyes closed above the rooftops
Eyes closed, we're gonna spin through the stars
Our arms wide as the sky
We gonna ride the blue all the way to the end of the world
To the end of the world

Oh, and when the kids are old enough
We're gonna teach them to fly

You and me together, we could do anything, baby
You and me together, yes, yes

We can always look back at what we did
All these memories of you and me, baby
But right now it's you and me forever girl
And you know that you and me, we could do anything

You and me together, we could do anything, baby
You and me together, yeah, yeah
Two of us together, we could do anything, baby
You and me together, yeah, yeah
Two of us together, yeah, yeah,
Two of us together, we could do anything, baby,
to reach the end of the world



We love you and miss you on the 14th anniversary of your passing.

Anna & Hayley

November 12, 2011

Sadly missed.............you are always on the minds of those you left behind.

Denver, Colorado

Anonymous

November 11, 2011

It is almost that time of year. Leaves are falling and cold weather is settling in. Bruce, you are never forgotten amongst those who you meant so much to. RIP.

Denver,CO

Anonymous

October 6, 2011

Remembering all the good times & how much you mean to me to this very day! Miss ya.

Jimbo

p.s.-That "Ankersteam" is still cold

JR II
Cousin

September 16, 2011

You will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

August 1, 2011

Happy birthday, Bruce.

Anonymous

Anonymous

February 26, 2011

Happy Birthday, Bruce.
Happy 16th, Hayley.

Anonymous

February 25, 2011

Thinking of you, Bruce. You are forever missed!

Anonymous

February 19, 2011

Officer VanderJagt,
There have been so many times over so many years that I have thought of you and your family's courage. I remember it like it was yesterday..how your wife was a kindergarten teacher and you had a little girl at home... it was so tragic and unfair.
I want you to know that you and your family will never be forgotten or the sacrafice that was made to keep the rest of us safe. Thank you and may God pour out His blessings on you and your family. You will all forever be in my prayers.

Adam

January 2, 2011

Remembering you on the 13th anniversary of your passing.

We love you and miss you.

Anna & Hayley

November 14, 2010

A hero you will always be!!

Denver, Colorado

Anonymous

November 13, 2010

Remembering you today on the thirteenth year of your passing.

RIP, you were a good man!

Denver, Colorado

Anonymous

November 12, 2010

Silently reflecting the 13 years it has been since that terrible day. A lot has changed in the world since then. The one thing that hasn't changed is the pain shared by those of us who knew you. Keep watch over us until we can meet again.

Anonymous

November 12, 2010

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