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Police Officer Brian Michael DiBucci

Everett Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, July 15, 1999

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Reflections for Police Officer Brian Michael DiBucci

Happy Birthday Brian.

Been thinking about you a lot lately.

Miss you.

Here's hoping that those of us who miss Brian are well.

Michael Jones

May 27, 2009

Dearest Brian,

Although I hadn't seen you since you were about 14, the time passing doesn't matter. You grew to be a splendid, fine man and an inspiration to many, including myself. Sweet cousin, I look to the stars most nights and now I know that not only do you shine there, you shine most brightly in the hearts of those who knew you and loved you.

My nephew has recently applied to the LAPD and I'm forwarding the link to your memorial to him in hopes that he, too, will find inspiration in all the good you did and the love you shared.

I know the pride your Mom and Grandmother had for you and my heart breaks for them knowing how much they loved you and miss you.

Your in my prayers and I'm proud to share your blood.

Cousin Paula

Paula
Cousin

May 2, 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 28, 2008

February was a big month for us, and I've been thinking of you more than usual. You continue to be an inspiration to me and I still find myself asking internally - "what would Brian do?" I know that you continue to watch over me and somehow you continue to help me understand and overcome life's hurdles - I feel as though I signed up for life's simple long distance run and somehow all the hurdles from the short track keep ending up in my path.

Your attitude and your heart are still a part of me and I rely on them daily to conquer challenges. You are an example I use with the kids at school to teach life lessons and in that way you are still making a difference through the police department.

You are forever with me.
-Meg 2254-657

Meg DiBucci-Nelson
Fiancee / Everett PD

February 21, 2008

My friend, your photo is still on the wall in my office. You were brave beyond belief and your zest for life was inspiring to all who met you. You lived your life more fully in the short time you were with us than most do in an entire lifetime. Rest in peace Brian. We miss you and still remember.

John Stines
Tumwater Police Department

January 28, 2008

I was led here today so I ask that you may be resting in peace and that The Lord will continue to comfort and support your loved ones.G-d bless.

November 18, 2007

Its amazing how often you come into my thoughts Brian.....you were and still are a very strong influence in my life. I just wanted you and those that care about you so deeply that alot of the positives that have come out of my life today have come from the level of respect and friendship you provided me. I will always miss you my friend.

Manish

August 23, 2007

Hi Sweetie,

Just wanted to let you know that even though it is crystal clear that you were a star on earth, you now have your own personal star in the constellation Aquila, which shall henceforth be known by the name of "Brian Michael DiBucci. You are star #143 562 and, needless to say, one of the very brightest.(Imagine that)! Your constellation in the sky is visible all year long as is your presence in our hearts on this beloved planet earth. Brian, I miss you and I love you.


Proud Mother

July 17, 2007

Brian,
It has been eight years but seems like yesterday.
You and your family will always be in our hearts and prayers.
You will always be missed my friend.
Pat Layton

Pat Layton
Community Member & former PEMC Security

July 15, 2007

On the 8th anniversary of Officer DiBucci'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. Officer DiBucci is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

July 15, 2007

This is the first time I heard about you and after reading the reflections, it's easy to see you were one of a kind.
You brought much happiness to others and I hope you
knew how much you were loved.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

July 15, 2007

My dearest Brian, me and Michael went to some car races this last weekend. It was so bittersweet, as anything to do with fast cars makes me think of you. I had a moment to myself as I was feeling sad... as I sat there with tears in my eyes, I had some fond memories of you and I when you used to race motorcycles. I miss you so much. In a few short days it will be 8 years since you were so horribly taken from us. You weren't kidding when you tapped my chest all those years ago and said "remember, I was in there first". You are first and always, and most likely the last man that I will ever truly love.

JLD

July 12, 2007

For some reason I decided to google Brian's name today. I found this page. Brian was and is a wonderful person. The smile was always there, the helping hand.. the playfulness. I had the privelege of working with him and becoming friends with Brian. Gone but never forgotten is so totally true to this sweet man.

I lost my father last year and I can now think of Brian and Dad meeting.. They would get along famously.

Love Ya Brian.. Keep watching out for us as you always did..
Deb

Deb N
Former Dispatcher and Friend

June 1, 2007

I have been thinking of you alot lately brother. I got out some photos last night and took a walk down memory lane by myself. While I was out there, I had some thoughts. I got a car awhile back that I wish you could drive (I think it would give the Impala a run). I wrote some songs that I wish you could hear. I went after a bad guy the other day and I wished you were there. I miss you man.

March 15, 2007

Although I did not know Brian in his adult life, I knew him when we were kids. I lived down the street from him when we were about 5-7 years old. We used to play together a lot. He was always very sweet and smiling and as it sounds by reading the other reflections, not much changed. :) I moved to California at the age of 7 and remember missing him. I moved back to Washington at the age of 17 and often thought of him and wondered how he was doing. It wasn't until I was 30 that I heard on the radio of his death. It made me very sad for his family and for him. He was so young and had a full life ahead of him. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. There is a song that always, without fail, makes me think of Brian when I hear it. The song is "Keep On Rock N' Me Baby" by The Steve Miller Band and the reason he comes to mind is because I remember when we were little we were playing with matchbox cars in his livingroom and the radio was playing in the background and that song came on and Brian stopped what he was doing and started singing with it and playing the air drums unabashedly. That day was my fondest memory of him. Rest in peace old friend. And may God's peace be with your family, friends and loved ones today and always. In loving memory, Tania

Tania (Biro) Lundahl
Friend

February 13, 2007

I worked with Brian for several years, both as officers and when he was a dispatcher. Brian and I worked the power and graveyard shift and spent many nights desperate for something to do. If we weren't watching movies and eating pizza at the fire station, we were trying to figure out who had the fastest car. (let's just say we came out even most of the time)

The morning that we lost Brian, I sat straight up in bed at about the same time that he had died. I had no idea why, but later found out the news. I cried for days, knowing that the world had lost a great friend and an outstanding officer.

Meg, I hope you are doing great. Congrats on the honor guard. You are right, Brian would be so proud of you. Give me a call sometime, I am still in Colorado and I lost your contact info. 719-494-4804

Officer Todd Natale, Retired
Tenino Police Dept., Tenino,WA

December 8, 2006

Officer Brian BiBucci
Brian was my BEST friend back when we both went to Penn Hills school. I trusted brian with my life and as long as I live Brian will be in my heart. I miss you my friend.

Officer Darryl Hankins
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Officer Darryl E Hankins
Braddock Hills Police/ High School

July 1, 2006

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Everett Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Officer DiBucci deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer DiBucci is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

June 1, 2006

To officer Dibucci:

Thank you for a job well done. You are a true American Hero. I thank God for your engravings that will last forever and a day.

To Officer Dibucci Mom:
I found your reflection on the NLEMO page. You put into words what my heart feels as well. May God keep you all safe and strong until the day you are reunited with your beautiful boy.
There is not another sadness in the world that compares to the grief of the lost of your beloved child. I know this well.
My prayers are with you during this week of honor for our boys. I will hold my candle high and send a prayer into the wind for him, on Saturday night at the candlelight vigil. May God bless you and wrap his arms especially tight around you to comfort you.
Debra Hickman Mom of Fallen Officer Cole Martin EOW 4/25/03

May 12, 2006

Hard to believe it's that time of year again. Seven years since I gave you a hug and a kiss. I'd give anything in this world (anything) to have that moment just one more time. You come to me in my dreams and I wake up feeling so lucky. Mother's Day is this Sunday and, although some may feel sad, I will be proud this day and every day of the year to have had the privilege of being your mom. What a great relationship we had, like "none no other". You have been an amazing son! Thank you for filling my heart with your memory, a memory of love and joy beginning with the day you were born. I love you and I miss you, my beautiful boy.

Donna M. DiBucci
Mom

May 11, 2006

Dearest Brian aka Speed Demon...I cannot believe that nearly 6 years have passed since you were taken from us. You are still the love of my life, the first in my heart. Michael and I miss you terribly, and spend countless hours telling "Brian stories". I hope you are safe with your friends James and Chaz in heaven. I bet you guys are on the race track right now.... Love you, Jannifer

Jannifer DiBucci

June 28, 2005

1 corintians 13:4-8

4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; 5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends

Officer DiBucci, thank you for your service and dedication. You will be missed and never forgotten. May your family, fiancée, and everyone who loves you stay strong in the memories and love you shared with them.

I lost my fiancée, Scott Stewart, in August of 2002. There not a day that goes by without him in my heart and mind. I understand the pain your fiancee must feel from being ripped from you to soon. The support and love from others who know my pain have helped tremendously.

To your fiancée Margaret, if you ever feel the need to reach out to others who know your pain, please contact me and other s/o’s. A search on yah groups will bring you to us. Just enter the below as it is.

Always remember as long as your heart beats Brian will be with you. He’s there everyday in your heart.

Hugs,
Monica
Fiancee Scott Stewart EOW 8-11-02 Detroit

OfficerDownSignificantOthers

March 14, 2005

To the family of officer DiBucci my thought go out to you often, and not just thoughts but prayers. I pray you may still find comfort in God our savior as hard as it may be. I have known about this site for a few months now but just the other day finnally had the courage to look at it. I still remeber the day I heard officer DiBucci had died while on a call. Our family was still getting over the fact that my brother had miracously survived being shot at in the face just 6 weeks before. Officer DiBuccis death was very hard to handle as with any officer becasue at any time I kept thinking that it could be my brother. His death was the first law enforcement death in WA since my brothers accident. so it certainly brought pain to my heart.

My prayers continue to go out to WA states law enforcement community that God will protect you as you protect us.

Officer DiBucci, thank you so much for you selfless sacrifices everyday. Your dedication will not be forgotton.

...AT PEACE WITH HONOR

Emory, Ephrata, WA
brother of fallen Ferry County WA Undersheriff Matt Lane, EOW 5/30/03

April 3, 2004

Brian ~

Although I did not ever have the pleasure of meeting you when you protected me and the other fine citizens of Everett, you will be sorely missed by those whose lives you touched.

Anonymous

January 13, 2004

It's been more than four years my sweet Brian Michael. Can it be so long? I remember your face, your smile, your devious sense of humor, like it was yesterday. At the same time, a lifetime has passed since you've held me, laughed with me, and scared me out of my wits driving the way you do!

I did it. I made the Honor Guard. This is something I did for me, something that I have wanted since before I can remember. The pride I have knowing what I represent, I know that it will be exactly what I believed it would be. How I wish you could see me, how I wish I could share this with you. I know that as you watch from your race track in the sky, you smile down on me and maybe even puff up a little with pride.

I Love You, I Miss You. Please watch over us, we still need you, and will never forget you.

Officer Meg DiBucci
Everett P.D.

October 22, 2003

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