Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Don't grieve for me, for now I am free,

I am following the path GOD laid for me.

I took his hand when I heard him call,

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To love... to play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way,

I found peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,

Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

Ah...these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with time of sorrow,

I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My lifes been full, I savored much,

Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,

Don't lengthen it now with undo grief.

Lift up your heart and share with me,

GOD wanted me now...He set me free. live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die


Brian was a great cop, an exceptional person and loved by all who knew him.  I remember how awfulit was for him when his wonderful friend Deputy James Godding passed away.  Who would ever imagine Brian would also die so young.  I often wonder if Brian and James are together again, at peace and driving those women in heaven crazy with their good looks and crazy driving!  I will love you always, my Bucky..…


I will never forget the last time that Brian responded as my backup. It was one of his last shifts for Tenino PD and he was due to leave for Everett in a couple of days. When he came sliding sideways into the scene while I was wrestling my suspect, the suspect just gave up. Brian always had a way of getting things to come to an easy finish when he showed up to assist me or one of the crew here. Even though Tenino is 8 miles away, Brian always had a way of showing up in a minute or two after he was called.

I will never forget Brian, the impact he made on the Tenino Community, and the way he had of always helping the newest Officers become the best they could be.

Chief Stiles

Chief David P. Stiles
Rainier Police Department

I attended the police academy with Brian. He was always so helpful when someone needed it. His drive for police work was phenominal and admired. He will be missed greatly. What he did for law enforcement will never be forgotten. His tour of duty ended way too soon for such a good officer. I hope his family and friends will find peace in knowing that he died a hero. He was a wonderful person and a great officer. Brian, you are gone but you will never be forgotten. Please watch over us.


Four months from today, I was supposed to marry Brian in a February wedding that was to leave nothing to be desired. We were both so excited about the day, and so happy. Neither of us had ever been happier.

Brian was a wonderful man, the type of person everyone liked instantly. He had a huge heart, a bright smile, and a welcoming, generous personality. He was also one of the best policeman I have ever known. He made me strive to be a better police officer also. We had the opportunity to work together for a while, before we got personally involved, and I learned so much from him. He was always so willing to share his knowledge and help other officers become better. We will miss you, I will miss you.

Brian, I will always try to make you proud of me, and I will always love you.

Officer Margaret Erb
Everett Police

Brian was enthusiastic, positive, well respected by all of his peers, and had a zest for police work not often seen anymore. He never let the negative aspects of the job get to him, always moving on to the next positive he could find. His enthusiasm was constantly demonstrated by his desire to learn more, and to teach other officers all he knew. There wasn't an officer on the street that didn't respect him as a police officer and as a man. He was one of the first people you would name if you were looking for a cover officer in the most dangerous of situations. He was one of the first people you would go to if you had a question about any aspect of police work. This is a lot to say of a man, an officer who had been on this department for only a year and a half, and a policeman for only four years. Brian earned every bit of respect he was shown, and earned a lot more than most officers get in a lifetime of police work. He was an excellent police officer and an amazing man. He is sorely missed every day by every one who knew him, and every one who worked with him. We love you!


I was living in Lake Stevens when this happened, I remember it very well as it broke my heart to hear of this fine Officer's death. My ex-husband was working his shift at the jail and I recall the story from him. I remember taking our sons to the memorial and as Officer DiBucci passed our sons saluted him respectfully. God Bless his fiance' and their families. Life is so precious...

Michelle Cassel

It's been three years today. Some have said "three years? It's been that long?" Most of us think more like "how did it get to be three years already?" Everything is all still so vivid, all the great memories, and all the great stories confirming what I intuitively knew. That Brian was as good an officer as I thought he was, that he earned all the respect he had, and how he worked towards making a positive contribution in every aspect of his work. How happy he was with his life, and how much he Loved his family and friends.

I will always acknowledge and remind people about the positive influences Brian had on me, and shared with me, because I want to give Brian the respect and honor he has so rightly earned. At the same time I miss Brian more than I can say, I feel lucky that I knew him and I am proud to be able to share and tell about our friendship.

I miss you so much Brian.


As a tribute to Brian and in his memory, our support goes out to all those in Law Enforcment. Thank you for the job you are doing.

Pat Layton
Community Business Owner

As a tribute to Brian and in his memory, our support goes out to all those in Law Enforcment. Thank you for the job you are doing.

Pat Layton
Community Business Owner

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