Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Brian A. Aselton

East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Saturday, January 23, 1999

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Reflections for Patrolman Brian A. Aselton

Miss the holidays with you. Miss every day with you. xo C

Anonymous

April 4, 2010

11 years son ... and you are still sorely missed ... by everyone, but your spirit lives on .... in so many ways. Your family is doing fine, except for today when we all have tears streaming down our faces. So rest in peace, my bonus. This is one very proud mother.

Much love and hugs
Mom

Carol Aselton Benoit
Mother

January 23, 2010

Rest in Peace, brother . Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. My uncle was a Police Officer in E.H. back in the 40's.

Sgt. John Walcek
WAREHAM POLICE DEPT. MA.

January 14, 2010

Merry Christmas. I miss you today and every day. I treasure the memories of our holidays together. They help me find my smile. I love you. xo your sis.

Carolyn
twin sister

December 26, 2009

Happy birthday son. Your laughter still rings in all our hearts -- your smile, your charm, your gusto for life. We are all well. Rest in peace son. You are still sorely missed. Luv u Mom

Carol Aselton Benoit
Mother

July 16, 2009

Happy Birthday. How I wish you were here. I love you. ~C

Carolyn
twin sister

July 16, 2009

Dear Brian, 10 years ago your life was taken from you in a cold blooded heartless manner, but that doesn't mean that your memories did. You still live on in the countless officers who beat the streets every day to rid the world of the intrinsic evils of our society. Aswell your memory still lives on in your family... May you always know that you are loved and cherished

Rest in peace my dear friend

Anonymous

February 12, 2009

We will never forget your heroism and courage. Thank you Brian. We'll meet again one day.

Semper Fidelis

Guide
Plt 2018

January 30, 2009

On the 10th anniversary of Patrolman Aselton's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Patrolman Aselton is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

January 23, 2009

Dear son, I cannot believe 10 years have gone by since that awful night. There are tears rolling down my cheeks as I write this, but I know that you truly made a difference in this world and if I could only have my "bonus" for 26 years, I am grateful for that. You are still sorely missed and loved. Mom and Tom

Carol Aselton Benoit
Mother

January 23, 2009

Brian,
You have been gone for 10 years, but in your short life you have inspired many
to make a difference. We thank you and all l.e.o.s who make a tremendous
sacrifice to make their world a better place, putting others above themselves
and being proud of the job they do, day after day after day without the recognition and appreciation they deserve. Thank you doesn't suffice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

January 23, 2009

Hi Bri,
Ten years today. It seems like forever ago that I heard your laugh, but just yesterday that my heart broke. I can only imagine where you'd be in your life today. I miss your happiness, energy and smile.
You are in my head and heart always.
I love you.
C

Carolyn Aselton Wilkie
twin sister

January 23, 2009

Hey B. 10 years ago today I was waiting for you to get off your shift to begin the evening festivities when I got the call that took my legs out from under me. I will never forget the fun we had, all the friends you introduced me to, the laughs, workin in the prison, the Lady, our apartment in the factory, the el camino, and all the other insane things we did to make other people laugh. you were and are a great friend and are missed everyday. thanks for watchin over me. kev

Kevin B

January 23, 2009

Happy birthday son. I finally got to see the motorcycle ride this year. Ir was awesome. 750 bikes rode in your honor. What can I say....you always left me speechless!

You are still sorely missed and loved.

Mom and Tom

Carol Aselton Benoit
Mother

July 16, 2008

Brian, today is the 10th Annual Memorial Motorcycle Run in your honor. I, along with others from my department will once again be in attendance and proudly support you and your heroism. As you continue your watch from the heavens know that our hearts and thoughts are always with you. Gods speed to the Aselton family and friends.

Sargent Ross
University of Mass Police Amherst MA

June 1, 2008

Brian,

Last year I was in Georgia attending training and happened to see a guy walk out of a building, where I had been. The back of his t-shirt read, "Brian Aselton Memorial Ride". I remember thinking, it couldn't be! I got up, ran out the door after the guy and asked him about his shirt. The guy, who had never met you, had been a police officer in CT.

After learning about the shooting, I ran to the computer lab and and started looking for any shred of information about what happened. When I found your page on the Officer Down Memorial I sat there completely stunned and in disbelief.

Although our friendship was brief I can still recount the many laughs we shared while struggling to survive recruit training. The tough times didn't seem so tough, because you were there cracking jokes and making me laugh!

The people, whose lives you touched will be forever in your debt. Thank you for your service to your country, your family and most of all, thank you for your friendship.


Semper Fidelis

Guide
Plt 2018, MCRD, Parris Island

May 15, 2008

Happy Easter, Brian. I miss you every day.
Love, Carolyn

Carolyn
twin sister

March 23, 2008

Never Forget 251 ~ Today and always...

January 23, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 25, 2007

I came across your photo displayed as I signed onto ODMP and wanted to visit your page to leave a reflection as you are one of the more than 17,000 heroes located at this site. I know the pain your mother feels every day when she awakes and the silent tears that still flow from her broken heart. The tears fall as you are loved and missed beyond words. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones, visit them in their dreams to let them know you are near. I'd like to end with a poem to be left on your page as you are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

No person is ever truly alone.
Those who live no more,
Whom we loved,
Echo still within our thoughts,
Our words, our hearts.
And what they did,
And who they were,
Becomes a part of all that we are,
Forever.

by Richard Fife

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 25, 2007

Happy birthday son. Need I say you are still sorely missed. Eight years doesn't make it easier, it does make me prouder....of you....a true hero....and of your brother and sister, what a team you guys were!!!!! I can still hear your laughter!

I love you.
Mom

Carol Aselton Benoit
Mother of Officer Aselton

July 16, 2007

Brian, I wish I knew you. According to all of your fellow brother and sister officers, you were a class act. I just want you to know that guys like you make it easier for me to put on the uniform everyday. As an East Hartford resident I think of you every time I go by the PD. Usually I am in uniform myself on the way to work...and I cross myself. I am not a religious person really...but I know that as long as I wear the 251 pin and say a prayer before each shift, you will help guide me home at the end of the night to my own family. Rest in peace brother and make sure you keep heaven safe for us. See you soon.

"My guardian angel, once careless and free,
flew into the clouds and lost touch with me.
His tears were cold and wet, falling on my face.
His smile had left us without a trace.

His angelic lips quivered, frozen and scared,
I felt rain clouds visiting, and had to prepare.
I knew that angels, often content,
were very special presents that God had sent.

To see one so sad,
so afraid,
so alone,
had made me weep while the cold winds had blown.

His wings lost feathers,
comforting and soft,
falling from the stars,
floating aloft.

His pain was felt throughout the land,
to feel true misery is impossible to stand.
I prayed so that when his hurting stops,
I'll be able to taste the angel's teardrops."

Officer Michael Hicks
Coventry Police Dept. - Coventry, CT

February 12, 2007

IT HAS BEEN 7 YEARS SINCE PATROLMAN ASELTON'S DEATH. I KNOW THAT IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY TO HIS FAMILY. WHEN THE ANNIVERSARY DRAWS NEAR, YOU START THINKING OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING THE DAYS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE INCIDENT. THE LAST TIME YOU SAW HIM, TALKED WITH HIM AND THERE ARE MANY TIMES WHEN YOU THINK OF "WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN". YOU THINK OF WHAT HIS LIFE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE, WHAT HE COULD HAVE ACCOMPLISHED. BUT IT WAS CUT SHORT BECAUSE OF SOMEONE ELSE'S CHOICE. NOW WE HAVE THE MEMORIES AND WE HANG ON TO THEM, WE NEVER WANT TO FORGET OUR HERO'S.
TO HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS, HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HE TRULY WAS A HERO!
GOD BLESS.

LORRAINE BOND (MOTHER)
HAMILTON COUNTY TN. DEPUTY SHERIFF:
DONALD K. BOND, JR.
EOW: 09.06.01

January 23, 2007

One of the blessings of this website is that fellow officers can learn about and reflect on those we lost. For some of us who have been in this job for awhile, it is a reminder of how quickly a "routine" call can be the most dangerous. Thank you for your service, continue to watch over me and my fellow officers. You may be lost but you will NEVER be forgotten.

Ofc Miller
Police Officer

January 23, 2007

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