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Investigator Brandon Heath Thacker

Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, April 16, 1998

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friend

February 18, 2011

To my friend who called me everytime the game was on no matter where in the world you were or what you were doing, I miss you most of all on this day. When we were little kids we watched together and rode each others ass, as soon as the game would end we would head outside and try to replay the whole thing, our way.LOL. I miss those games and now I can only wish you were still here so we could at least have our great phone conversations. I love and miss you my friend.

Cary

December 11, 2010

You know what tomorrow is and of course Kelli and the kids have be in "True Blue Fan" city! Of all weekends brother, why this one? Any where you were you made sure to call on this game day. I say it everyday, I miss you but know we'll see each other again and it'll be as a day never passed. Kelli got to meet your mom, wife and daughter this summer. She called around & got some friends at short notice. I stayed right with Ms. Dottie, she always did love me more. LOL

Soon but if Kelli gets there first, lie about everything we got into! I know you're laughing now. Tell next time my brother.

Cary
Friend

December 11, 2010

Years come & pass but you memory never leaves. He tells me how
amazing you were. No more UK and IU basketball now. He was so glad to see your mom and of course family. He will always hold you close!

Kelli & Cary

November 24, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

October 17, 2010

All because you loved me......

Jennifer
wife

May 24, 2010

12 years ago you gave your life, your dreams and your happiness to do your job. A job that you talked about for 20 years. I am so proud to have known you and to have grown up basically being raised by you. We planted a tree in your honor today. I so wish you could have met Kelli, but in some strange way I think you are the one that sent her to me. She's a lot like you, always trying to take care of me and save me from me. Go figure! (she's a UK fan too, you did that outta spite!!)

Cary and Kelli Stegemoller
friend

April 16, 2010

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

April 16, 2010

I received an email today from NLEOMF. I read that the man who took you from your family was released yesterday....a free man! My heart aches for Jennifer, your family and your friends. I can imagine the thoughts that are running through their heads.....the WHYS!?! and the HOW COULD THEYS!?! It is not fair that someone can commit a crime, pay their time, and be able to be reunited w/ their family and friends....a simple pleasure that your loved ones are not able to relish in.

I was in Washington,DC for National Police Week this year and had the pleasure of listening to Jennifer speak at the memorial as well as at the survivors dinner. She is a wonderful woman....strong and supportive to those of us who have unfortunately been inducted into this group. You must be soooooo proud of her.

Many thanks to you Jen, for the continued support you provide to all the families, friends and co-workers of fallen officers.

Tina
Sister-In-Law of Officer Daniel Picagli EOW 10/21/06

December 29, 2009

Just wish at times we were back in the woods behind our house's and being kids, no worries just fun and games! Hopefully it'll be like that again some day!

Cary
Friend

December 29, 2009

Tough holiday without you. Have that sick feeling in my stomach knowing the creep you took you from us will be reunited with his family soon.
Find solace in faith and in knowing ultimate justice is not ours.
Still hurts to not have you here cooking, wrapping gifts, playing games....being a part of the family celebration as you should be! MISS you always!

Anonymous

December 20, 2009

Brandon,

Heard something today that brought tears to my eyes. Just wanted you to know you are not forgotten. Pray the lord continues to give Jennifer and Katherine strength and hold them in his hands.

Shon Adams
Former Louisville Alcoholic Beverage Control Agent

December 20, 2009

He's missing you today..you know why...UK/Indiana game...he's been struggling but you know that..he says that he wouldn't be alive now if it wasn't for you. Thank you for that...I'm just so sorry that all your loved ones are still suffering and missing you...it never gets easier. I'm headed to sit with him in the living room and just hold him...it's all I can do right now. Thank you for all you did! and still do!

Kelli Stegemoller
~~Cary Stegemoller's wife

December 12, 2009

Oh Brandon...what I wish to have you here to talk to this man! He is hurting so bad and I have no idea what to do or how to help him, it seems you were the only one that could do that for him! I know that he thinks about you all the time and tells our daughter and son about all the wild times ya'll had. I wonder if your daughter gets to hear any of that stuff, lol, I hope not for her sake! I hate that I never got to know you in person but cannot thank you enough for always watching over my love love....now I really need you to just listem to him if he calls upon you...let him know in some way how much he is loved and that regardless of what happens he will always be loved. What keeps me with him is the love your wife and daughter have for you and would probably give anything to have just another day or hour with you...I cannot bear the thought of not having him here everyday...I know you probably already know that though...you were an amazing friend and I thank you SO much for just always being you, now and then. You are a solider for God!

Anonymous

November 2, 2009

As I read through the entries I just sobbed. I know you are so proud of Jennifer and Katherine. They are amazing women. CAG is still struggling with your loss. I never realized the impact you have made in his life. I only knew you briefly. We kept the pooh outfit that you and Jennifer gave us for the birth of Hailea, shortly before you were taken from this earth. I recall the last time I spoke to you when calling and looking for CAG. You wanted to know why he wasn't home taking care of me and our new daughter. I just realized it was the same week that you died.

I ask you to keep a special watch over us especially CAG. As you know what we are currently going through. I feel ashamed for feeling the way that I do about our situation and just realizing it is so small in comparsion. God is sending us in a new direction. Don't know which way yet, but it is good to know that we have you up there on our side. Thank you, Brandon.

Feel rest assured that your family and your memory will not be forgotten - CAG guarantees that. He wishes he could have done more on that day and could do more now.

Barbara

June 30, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the eleventh 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 17, 2009

Brandon, wow...11 years! Seems like yesterday. Often think of you. Just knowing you are looking down on us each and every day is comforting. And to know we will one day meet again. Keep smiling upon us.

Take care my friend.

Shon Adams
Former Louisville Alcoholic Beverage Control Agent

April 16, 2009

Brandon,

Your wife, Jennifer, was a presentor at a COPS seminar this past week which I attended. You need to know that you have not died in vain. Your wife has been blessed with the gift to help others through your death. Her efforts and passion I am sure make you proud. She is a brave women. May you never be forgotten. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace, brother.

Lt. Keith Beebe
Stonington, CT Police Department

February 14, 2009

Although you have passed on, I hope to someday be just like you. I want to join the police academy soon and serve the public.

I've read every comment on you memorial and I envy you for all the love everyone has for you.

You are a inspiration to me and I will use you as my motivation.

Thank you for everything you have done.

-Patrick

Patrick Bailey
none

February 3, 2009

Brandy,
You crossed my heart today, as everyday since the day we first forged our friendship in 1979. Sure it's been a while since we last saw & spoke, April 10 1998, at least in the natural. However, we converse everyday. We are souls, not flesh. I love you now as I always have. I know you do as well. You were, and always will be my best friend. Talk too ya soon. I love you, Alan.

Alan
Brother

November 23, 2008

Agent Thacker,
I wanted you to know that this weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting your wife, Jennifer. She has done quite well since you were taken from her. I speak of her involvement in COPS. She like many others works very hard to make sure that families are taken care of after their loved ones have been taken in the line of duty. She helps to ensure that you all are not forgotten as well.
Im sure that you are not surprised by anything Im writing here, but wanted you to know, she makes a wonderful first impression.

Kathy Alvarez retired 911 calltaker
Hialeah PD

November 16, 2008

Brandon, it's been a long time now since you left us, but we're closer to seeing you again. Still thinking of you brother.
Lou

Supervisory Special Agent Louis Mitchell
FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force

October 30, 2008

miss you every day

Anonymous

August 31, 2008

Brandon, Thanks for serving and for the ultimate sacrifice. We know you are a very special person for being in the line of work that you were. We can say we really know how your parents feel about losing you as we have lost a son in the line of duty. We met your mother and father at COPS Parent's Retreat. They are two very special people. Thanks again our friend for all you did to help make our world a better place to live. Love and Blessings.

Larry Sr. and Joy Cox
Parents of a Fallen Officer

July 27, 2008

Yesterday there was a service to remember fallen officers and all that was on my mind was you and your family. The speaker talked about what a special person it took to do the job, and from all accounts I hear you were that special person. Often in our thoughts and prayers!

Cary & Kelli

May 16, 2008

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