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Officer Bradley Thomas Arn

St. Joseph Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, November 10, 1998

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Reflections for Officer Bradley Thomas Arn

25 years! We still remember and honor you!

Police officer Shawn Hamre
Kansas City Missouri Police Department

November 10, 2023

Hey Brother, thanks for continuing to be our guardian Angel! The sunset was amazing tonight when we visited you at the cemetery. The break in the rain was also timed perfectly! You already know this but Andrea and the girls are doing amazing! The grandkids are pretty amazing too! Miss you brother! Keep up the great work as our guardian Angel!

Police officer Shawn Hamre
Kansas City Missouri Police Department

November 10, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Arn.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 8, 2022

To the Unknown Hero:

I remember the day your life was taken, only I didn't know it at the time. I was 9 years old at the time. To be honest, I had no idea how serious this situation was.

I was in the passenger seat of our family car with my mom that was driving that day. We were driving I believe north on 22nd. We were coming up by the church when I heard the gun shots. My mom, still driving yelled at me to get down and started motioning and pushing me into the floorboard.

She kept driving but thats all I can recall until arriving back at our house after. I was the most ill behaved child for my poor mother all my childhood until that day. I'm still in disbelief that she reacted so quickly and correctly.

I would only find out later that along with the shooter, you lost your life as well. I'm now 32 years old. You were only 28. I am so sorry. I'm sorry that while sadly during points in my life, I took mine for granted in the worst ways imaginable while yours was taken doing your job just as you probably did like any other day.

I am a recovered addict of over 5 years now, but I was clinically dead 2 different times before that happened. I try very hard to cherish life and everything I'm blessed to have in it. But you also stay in my mind, even back then which helps remind me to be thankful everyday.

You did not die in vain. You are a hero. And I wish your daughters could have grown up knowing you, but I know they know that they have a hero as a father that more than likely prevented even more serious deaths or injuries by your attempts to stop that monster.

After your death, I started noticing the blue lights on people's porches. I learned what it meant. And everytime I see a blue glow coming from a porch, my mind goes directly to you. And everytime I pass that church, I don't think of that beast that took your life. I think of you and how you risked it all for so many that you didn't even know.

Thank you for sacrificing everything to help save mine. I wish I could thanked you in person, but I'm thanking you now. From what I've read from all the people that loved you and shared such fond memories of you, it seems you are never far from anyone's minds and hearts.

Rest Easy, Sir. Thank you, for everything.

Ashtin Ulrich
Just a kid that remembers a hero

December 15, 2021

23 years today we were called to do our job. Twenty Three years ago today we had to go our separate ways. You were called upon to answer calls at a higher level. That day is still vivid in my memories!

Police officer Shawn Hamre
Kansas City Missouri Police Department

November 10, 2021

21 years now have passed. Brad would have walked one of his daughters down the isle. Brad would have soon been a grandfather. Brad would have soon been walking his other daughter down the isle. 21 years now have passed!!

Police officer Shawn Hamre
Kansas City Missouri Police Department

November 10, 2019

Officer Arn,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death death which is also the 243rd Birthday of our Marine Corps I would just to say thank you for your service and sacrifice
Your Community and our Country as well when you served during Desert Storm. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

November 10, 2018

Great guy, great cop. Died going toward the danger. He will always be respected and beloved for what he was and what he did by all of us who remember him. God Bless his family for their sacrifice.

Retired Police Commander
St. Joseph, MO, PD

November 10, 2016

18 years ago today I lost a friend 18 years ago today a loving wife lost her husband 18 years ago today two girls lost their father 18 years ago today parents lost their son 18 years ago today my wife told me to quit being a police officer 18 years ago all of our lives changed! Today at 1700 hours friends and family will gather at Brad's grave site as we have done for......18 years!

Police officer Shawn Hamre
Kansas City Missouri Police Department

November 10, 2016

I remember almost every detail of that evening and the aftermath. Brad was a good friend, great officer and a good person. He will always be remembered as a hero.

Commander Steve Powell, retired
St. Joseph, Mo. Police Dept

November 10, 2015

It's been 17 years today! I can still vividly remember when we were dispatched together on this call. Not a day goes by that I don't look at the bracelet on my left wrist and think about you and that day. I also think about the good times working with you. 007....3....Brother you will NEVER be forgotten!

Police officer Shawn Hamre
Kansas City Missouri Police Department

November 10, 2015

Officer Arn,
Sir, as a fellow former Marine and LEO I would just like to say on today, the 16th anniversary of your End of Watch which is also the Birthday of our Corps thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community-but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC in the Gulf War. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
Mike Casey USMC '85-'89

United States Border Patrol

November 10, 2014

Coming in to work this morning and Phil Collins "In the Air Tonight" started playing in the radio. As always, I started thinking of you and the first time we heard that song driving down the Belt Highway in the IROC when we worked undercover together. We thought we were so cool.....just kids though. That usually makes me think of the day you were killed. Friend of mine from St Joe called me and told me there was a shooting and that an officer may have been killed. I told him I would make a call and see what I could find out. First person I only rings.....and rings.....and rings. I get a terrible feeling of dread. Call next St Joe officer and he answers the phone, crying......I ask who is it......he responds......Brad........all I can do is hang up. Knew I would face this day but always assumed it would be an officer from Kansas City......not you. You were the invincible all day Marine with a cig in his mouth....always with a smile and a some stupid but funny joke or comment.

Found this page today. It is May, when all the agencies take the time to remember fallen officers. Ours broadcasts the names of our fallen officers, one each hour, over several days. I don't normally post on these sites but as I listen to another name broadcast I felt compelled to post this.

Miss you my brother, think of you often.

Sgt Steve Robinson
Kansas City MO PD

May 19, 2014

Love you brad, your cousin annie

Andrea Ford
Cousin of Brad

January 27, 2013

13 years ago you were taken down in the prime of your life.......

You will always be remembered.......

RIP Brother.......

Nodaway County Deputy
Nodaway County, MO

November 11, 2011

Thinking of you today!!

Friend - Brother in Blue

November 10, 2011

I still remember the day so well. Brad, thanks for helping protect me and our very young daughters. And to his wife and daughters- thanks so much for letting him protect our community.
My husband called me that day while he was on duty (he was a juvenile officer;LB)- hubby knew I liked to take the girls for a walk often. I just liked getting out of the house, daily, when they were young and pushing them in the double-stroller. We didn't live far from the old Sears building on 22nd. I felt our community was fairly safe. Husband LB said, "DON'T go for your walk today. Stay in the house! There's a crazy guy out shooting and they are trying to catch him."
It kind of frightened me, so of course, I listened. Then, almost immediately, LB called me back on the phone and said, "They got him. And Brad is gone, too."
I was so hurt. And so was LB. LB knew him, but I did not. But from that day forward, I felt like Brad and his family was a part of our family.
His wife and twin daughters; pillars.
Thank you so very, very much for the sacrifice, Brad, and Brad's wife and twin daughters.
We can never, ever repay you- neither can the community.
What a true legacy.


March 14, 2011

Twelve years ago today, where has the time gone. Today, I thought about you and your family. A while back ago, I went to the law enforcement memorial and scribbled on paper from your name plaque. I won't forget you and I continue to do the "right" thing as BP and you are the ones that trained me in the academy. It is hard to believe 15 years has gone by since the academy.

Two months ago on the 19 of Sept. I was involved in a shooting and I can't help to wonder if God and you were watching over me to make sure I did not get hurt. I believe there was some devine intervention. It was scary, it was justified, and I was solid. I always feel like you are an angel on my shoulder when I get into the thick of things. I try to do it the way you did it, standing up to do the right thing, through Bravery and Courage!

"Just one of the many blue warriors"

Be safe out there brothers and sisters! RIP 0073

DA "Blue Warrior"

November 11, 2010

Brad, it has been 10 years and that day will ever be embedded in my head. I was there through the whole ordeal with Mike Strong and Shawn Collie. I just want you to know I was thinking of you and hope you are resting in peace looking down on us. Take care brother and we will meet again!

Brian and Sherry Logan

Corporal Brian Logan
Missouri State Highway Patrol

May 11, 2010

Tonight I read where police officers had been killed in Washington. This immediately reminded me of you. I will never ever forget the night that you got shot. Your Grandma Doris called my Mom and told her what had happened, Mom immediately called me and told me to turn on the news, she couldn't believe what had happened nor could I. What a tragedy. I still vividly remember your funeral. There were police officers from every state and crowds of people lined the streets for miles and miles with flags, signs and hands on their hearts in tears.Children from the schools we passed were out on the curbs with expressions on their faces that I have never seen before. The sincere sympathy shown by so many touched my life forever. I go every year and see where you were laid to rest, Andrea keeps it so beautiful. You were loved by everyone that crossed your path, your family misses you, but we know that there is someone very special in heaven now sitting at the right hand of our Father. Thank you to all who serve to keep us save may your lives be truly blessed.


December 1, 2009

Still "Always" thinking and praying about you and your family.


November 11, 2009

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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. I also thank you for your service to our country as a veteran.

I pray for solace for those who love and miss you. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 10, 2009

Brad, It's been 10 years since you were taken away from us. I still remember that fateful night as if it were yesterday,it was the worst night of my career. You were such a great person and friend. Your co-workers and family all miss you very much and we know that as an angel you now watch over us. I love ya buddy.

A Friend

November 12, 2008

Ten years. I will never forget you. I continue to watch the road, knowing you are there watching over me as you and BP are the ones that trained me at the academy. I continue to miss your speed and spirit on the softball field.


November 10, 2008

RIP.You are never forgotten.


November 9, 2008

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