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Inspector Kirk B. Brookbush

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, January 11, 2000

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Reflections for Inspector Kirk B. Brookbush

Rest in peace Inspector Brookbush.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 7, 2020

Inspector Brookbush,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 11, 2020

I was just sitting at my desk at SFO for Sheriff's Office Investigations and remembering Kirk. He was my flight instructor and gave selflessly of his time to teach me through my initial flight ratings. We had a lot of laughs - Kirk was hilarious!. I remember his wife and young child and hope they are doing well. Kirk, you were great, generous with your time in teaching me how to fly and an all around fun guy. I will always remember you.

Det. Dave Schwartz, SFO Investigations
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

May 30, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 11, 2018


I just met your son at the National law enforcement memorial in DC. He's very proud of you and he seemed like a great person. It was a pleasure meeting him and learning your story. Rest easy sir. I'll remember your name and sacrifice.

PO Gregory Scott

November 19, 2016


S/Sgt Marine Military Academy

July 24, 2016

Kirk, Sorry to see you go at a young age.
We'll all miss you

Tom Smolen
Served in Vietnam with Kirk

February 4, 2014

Hey Kirk, I just saw a flier referencing the loss of two Sacramento Sheriff's Dept. Deputies in a helicopter crash on this date in 2005. That brought back memories of you and Jim. All but the last of those memories were very uplifting and fond. Thanks again for those... You will never be forgotten...

Sergeant George Carrington
SFPD (Ret.)

July 13, 2013

'Bush: I've been retired 8 years, buddy, and spend a lot of time sitting in the sun in a lawn chair, watching the airplanes flying into Oakland Airport (6 miles away). Every time I see a prop-twin go over, I remark aloud, "Hi, 'Bush." I was reflecting a few days ago, it's been ten years (Jan '02) since EOW. I miss that big, wide smile and booming voice. You were always a kick in the pants, everywhere you went. Your friends all miss you, I'm sure. I know I do.
San Leandro, CA

Inspector Jack Smoot
SFPD (ret.)

July 7, 2012

Rest in Peace, Inspector Brookbush. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 10th 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.

To his family, I hope to meet you at a NORCAL COPS function one day. I pray for the solace of everyone who misses and loves Inspector Brookbush.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 14, 2010

I went through Recondo School, and served with him in G Co Rangers in Vietnam. He was a good man in all situations. I will remember him always.

Tom Smolen
G Co Rangers

November 29, 2009

You had a wonderful career, but not long enough to enjoy your well deserved
retirement. This is the 9th anniversary of your EOW and time has not erased
your memory. Blessings to your families.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


January 11, 2009

Inspector Brookbush your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 25, 2008

Thinking of you on the 8th anniversary of your EOW.
God bless your memory and loved ones.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

January 11, 2008



January 3, 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
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

December 6, 2007

Remembering you on the anniversary of your death. Thank you for your service.

wife of a LEO

January 11, 2007

Thinking of you on the 7th anniversary of your death.
Time has not diminished our memory or your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

January 11, 2007

Time doesn't make the loss any easier. Mom is turning 90 this summer and you've been gone almost 6 1/2 years. I would so much love to have you here to help us. I really need those gut-renching, tears down the cheeks laughs, and to have another "let it all hang out" phone conversation with you.
Still love and miss you, Your only sister, Laraine

Laraine Volkman

June 11, 2006

I knew and worked with Kirk "Ambush" Brookbush for 10+ years in the SFPD. He was also a private pilot-instructor and taught me to fly fixed-wing aircraft. Kirk was a very capable police officer of great self-confidence, and a good partner to work on the street with. You're greatly missed by all of your many friends, buddy.

Officer Jack Smoot

March 29, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, may God grant you eternal peace and bring comfort and peace to your loved ones.

January 11, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

October 20, 2004

Remembering you on the anniversary of your death. May God comfort
all those who are still grieving your passing. Life is difficult at times
the Lord Jesus wants to help carry our burdens. He gives us many
beautiful promises in His Word to help us through our valleys. I pray you
will feel His presence and know His peace. God bless!

Lynn Kole
Washington State

December 30, 2003

The membership of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association salutes you on your final flight.

Special Agent/Pilot  Darin L. Paul
Federal Bureau of Investigation

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