Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Brian Stuart Mills

Lexington County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, October 23, 1999

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Brian Stuart Mills

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Mills.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 10, 2019

Brian is my older cousin he was one amazing guy. He made our entire family proud in every accomplishment in his life. From serving our county to becoming a husband and father to a deputy. He was taken way to soon but God always has a greater plan. We all know your watching over us and keeping us safe. Your a hero to me brian.. we all love and miss you greatly. Wanted to say merry Christmas in heaven . Tell my dad and grandma n ur dad I love n miss them...

Crystal moorhead
Florida

December 10, 2016

Brian is my cousin. Amazing man and great son father and grandson. He made our entire family proud from his serving in the military to becoming a deputy and a husband and father. You are 4 ever missed by all your family. We know your smiling down on all of us.. merry Christmas in heaven tell grandma and my dad and your dad I love them and miss you all.. love always your cousin
Crystal Moorhead

Moorhead
Cousin

December 10, 2016

Brian...memories of you while stationed together at Jackson are priceless. Your family should know and always remember you as the perfect gentleman and awesome soldier that you were. I know heaven has another angel. Your smile and kindness would always brighten my day. It was my pleasure to know you! You are missed but never forgotten!!!

Roxanne Sanders
"Mission first...Soldier..Always!!!"

SSG Roxanne Sanders

March 31, 2015

Today was a day of erratic emotions as I remembered Mills from our time in the military together. Extreme lows as I mourn his death still 15 years later. Extreme highs as I remember the good times. I was there in Bosnia through the hard times. I was there when he met his wife Becky. I was there when his son Trevor was born. I was there through the wild and crazy times at Jackson. No matter what situation we were in, the bad and the good, Brian always had a smile on his face. He was my friend and damn a good one, something that I will never forget.

Dan Rogers
Friend

October 23, 2014

Brian, we started around the same time in Lexington. Me, Luke Fossum, and Bobby Goss, did some preservice training together. You were so new to our agency when you lost your life, responding to a call. Because we spent time together, I was the member of my shift that attended your funeral. It was such an emotional event. I will never forget the feelings it evoked. This year, I retired and I have found myself reliving the years. God Bless you as you RIP. In my 15 years at LCSD, you were the only on duty hero we lost. We havent forgotten and we never will. June 2014

Retired Detective Ashley Ledford

Detective Ashley Ledford
Lexington County Sheriff's Department

June 13, 2014

14 years later and I still can see you smiling in a bunker in Bosnia. No matter what the circumstance in life you were in, Brian had a way weird way of making you laugh and smile about it. That is what I admired about him the most. I think I can speak for his buddies at Jackson and in Five Points, we miss you bro.....

Rest in Peace

Rock

October 23, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the tenth 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.

Rest In Peace.

To your family: I understand the meaning of lives forever altered and know that the hurt of losing a beloved never goes away...the pain and pride are forever. I pray for your solace.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 23, 2009

May God's grace sustain you, May His arms hold you during this very sad time. My deepest sympathy to each of you who knew, loved and worked with Deputy Mills. My prayers are with you.
Deputy Mills, Thank you for your service to your country, you will be missed but never forgotten, as our Hero's live forever in our hearts

Ohio
summit county

Anonymous

December 31, 2008

Got the call the morning of, was there when they put your name on the wall...still feels like yesterday. Think of you often and I always make sure your brick on the wall shines brother.

Sgt Justin Childress
FRB Police Department

January 20, 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

November 16, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Van DenBerghe
NH

October 19, 2007

Rest in peace Deputy Mills

January 23, 2006

Deputy Mills,
On today, the 6th anniversary of your death,I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but for your service in the Armed Forces as well.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

October 23, 2005

Brian you really touched alot of hearts while you were at the police academy with us. We really miss you.

Master Deputy Kevin Brown
Anderson County Sheriff Office

December 30, 2004

10-23-03, MAY GOD BLESS YOU. MAY HE CONTINUE TO BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RETIRED
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

October 23, 2003

God Bless....

looks like the chiefs are doing good sir... thank you for your sacrafice, and to others, be safe..

thank you all

10/23/2003

October 23, 2003

Brian,

You are going to be missed by many, I served with you at Jackson up until you left, I heard about your passing while in Korea in 1999 and it came as much to me a surprise. Know that there are loved ones here to keep your memory alive and i pray for you and you family esp.. your baby girl everyday. You are never to be forgotten as a fellow Mp and also a friend..Love Letitia Coleman

SGt Letitia Coleman
Ft Belvoir MPCO

I ONLY KNEW BRIAN FOR A SHORT TIME WHEN HE CAME TO WORK WITH US, BUT I COULD TELL IMMEDIATELY THAT HE HAD APASSION FOR THE JOB, AND A TRUE DESIRE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I WAS WITH BRIAN WHEN HE PASSED AWAY, TRYING TO COMFORT AND URGE HIM TO KEEP FIGHTING, BUT I GUESS HE HAD A MORE IMPORTANT CALL TO ANSWER. BRIAN WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF ME, AND AS LONG AS I LIVE I WILL NEVER FORGET HIM. BRIAN WANTED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE......AND HE DID!

DFC. DON PARNELL
LEXINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.

Brian was/is a great guy. Regardless of who you were he always showed you respect. My dad and I were his nemesis in football, we the Packers, him the Chiefs. We had great times together and seeing his picture now really strikes me hard. I know he is watching his son everyday and I hope God protects him so one day he too can protect and serve.

Sgt Bryan T. Kwasniewski
Department of Defense Police

I trained Brian at Ft Jackson SC when he first became a MP. We were on the same squad for a while and then I went to Traffic. About a year later he came to Traffic and I had the pleasure of training him again. We lived in the same barracks for about two years. We party together off duty and fought side by side on duty. I saw Brian grow from a kid into a man. He will be missed forever. I can not express in words what it means to lose somebody you spent many hours in a car with, let alone lived with off duty. I am proud to have served with Brian.

SGT Bob Surratt
Richland Co Sheriff's Dept

I had an opportunity to work with Brian at Ft. Jackson as an MP. Brian was a very professional officer and a good friend. Brian had a great sense of humor and always had a smile on his face. Brian was a vigilant officer and had the love for the job that it takes to be a good cop. Even though I lost contact with Brian after I left the Army, I will miss him dearly as I am sure his other comrad's will.

PROTECT AND SERVE

Ofc. Branden R. Cooper
Pittsburgh, PA Police Officer

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