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Deputy Sheriff Craig Lamont Brooks

King George County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, May 15, 1998

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Craig Lamont Brooks

As I think about you today on your 43rd birthday, I can only imagine hearing you singing and just making everyone's soul be just overflowing with joy. I know you are watching over all of your law enforcement family here at King George Sheriff's Office. I just viewed your portrait on our wall of honor and I said, I wonder what you would think about how things have changed here on earth in the law enforcement world. Your buddy Deputy Simmons is still here and you would be proud as I remember you praying for him to always be safe. You would be proud to know that the ABCYC posse is doing a little reunion get together for next weeks revival. I know you will be singing along with them. I'm still working late like I always did when you were here. My 34th anniversary is in sight and you were right, they will probably have to drag me out of here. Love you cousin Craig. Shannon misses you and we laugh and talk about you when one of those memorable church moments hit us. I know you are rejoicing in Heaven with Mother Virginia, Dad Walter, Brother Boydton and eating the heck out of the best pound cake in the world from your Mom. Enjoy your special day!! You earned those heavenly wings.

Marilyn Tolliver Johnson, Administrator
King George Sheriff's Office

August 10, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 15, 2015

TO MY UNCLE! THE GREATEST MAN IN HISTORY! NOT A SINGLE ENEMY IN THE WORLD. I REMEMBER YOU GETTING YOUR BIG BOWL OF CEREAL AND GRANDMA YELLING BECAUSE YOU WOULD ONLY BY THINGS THAT YOU LIKED TO EAT LIKE CHICKEN HOTDOGS! WELL TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU ARE 38 TODAY, I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN 14 YEARS THAT YOU HAVE LEFT US BEHIND. I WISH THAT YOU COULD BE HERE TO SEE MY MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS ,BUT I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT YOU ARE SMILING DOWN ON ME AND THAT YOU ARE EXTREMELY PROUD OF THE INDEPENDENT WOMAN THAT I HAVE BECOME! I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND KISS GRANDDADDY BROOKS AND ALL MY OTHER LOVED ONES FOR ME. SAVE ME A NICE COZY PLACE IN HEAVEN WITH YOU ALL!!! I KNOW THAT GOD HAS IT DECKED OUT FOR YOU ALL XOXOXXOXO

WHITNEY S. BROOKS
NIECE

August 10, 2012

Dear Uncle Craig ,
Even Though I Never Got To Meet You Because I Was In My Mom"s Stomach When You Died :( ! , But Anyway I Know You Cant See This But I Just Wanted 2 Say I Wish I Could Meet You Because You Seem Like A Really Great Man And I Just Wanna Hug You And Say I Love You. But I Guess Its Time 4 Me 2 Go :) Well Have Fun In Heaven And Tell God and Jesus I Said Hi . Bye Uncle Craig and R.I.P


Love Your Niece ,
Caitlin Deshae Winn !

Caitlin Winn
Niece

November 6, 2011

Craig,

I find myself thinking of you often lately. More so than normal. It has been so many years, and I can't help but think of the plans we made. It was gonna be me and you against the world. I think of the good times...I always hated when you would pluck me in the forehead....now I can't help but miss it. I used to love hearing you sing to me....I still wish I had that tape of us at King's Dominion back in the day. What I wouldn't give to hear your voice again and be in the embrace of one of your wonderful hugs. I will always love you and you have always had my heart. Thanks for trying to save me....you know what I mean. I miss you so much.

Cheryl W.
Friend

August 30, 2011

So many years have passed. The memories we shared. You have a beautiful daughter here that is almost 14. She has so many questions. I know you are watching over her. I tell her to PRAY and you will hear her. She cries often wanting to know her father. I have told her how great of a man you was.Keep being her guardian angel. Love and Miss you!

Felicia Byrd
Friend

August 3, 2011

Craig,

You have been gone for 13 years, but the memories of the good times we had growing up are still fresh in my mind. You will never be forgotten. I think about you often, and still tell my sons about all the things we used to do. Until we meet again...

Mr. Norman Smith
Friend

June 21, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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

May 15, 2009

Deputy Brooks, on the tenth anniversary of your tragic sacrifice, I remind you and your family that you are not forgotten amongst the law enforcement community. Thank you and Godspeed.

Patrolman Mike Mainieri
Wentzville Pd (MO)

May 15, 2008

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 2, 2008

Thank you for your service and dedicatin. Heros are never forgotten. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

May 15, 2007

G-d Bless.

May 15, 2007

I has been a long time since your tragic death. I remember graduation day at the academy, you were so excited to get on the road. I think you rubbed armor all on your tires to your police car all day. I was there when your name was engraved on "The Wall", it's true when they say "you will never be forgotten". Keep a watch over the class #51.

Officer Todd Cheyney
Salem VA Police

October 5, 2005

A Million Times

A million times we've needed you,
A million times we've cried.
If love alone could've saved you,
You would have never died.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place,
No one else could ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
Part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.

March 7, 2005

Rest in Peace Sir, you may not have done alot of road duty but your admiration and desire to help others strives even further.
Thank You!!

March 5, 2005

Deputy Brooks---

--------The final goodbye----------
It's been a while since you've been gone,
Guess I always hoped, deep inside,
that the facts weren’t true and someone lied, and instead of goodbye,
I would be saying hello to you.

Now my life carries on without you,
though I can't say that is so,
because each and every day
you fill my thoughts and dreams
and most things I do lately,
involve you it seems,
So how can it be that this is goodbye?
There are so many things we have to share,

So many plans to be made,
I turn to call you, I want to know you are home, but you're not there, you've already gone.
I’m not ready to say goodbye.

Some say that it's time to move on,
I know they are not wrong.
I move on, but I take you along.
I'm not ready yet,
to say goodbye.

It's been so hard to say goodbye,
and every time I try, I cry.
I just cant bring myself to believe,
that this is the final goodbye.

January 5, 2005

In Memory---

~~~Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep~~~

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn’s rain
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds circled in flight
I am the soft star that shines at night
I am the flowers that bloom by day
I am the fragrance of new mown hay
I am each blade of grass that grows
I am the rush of melting snow

Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die…..

January 5, 2005

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