Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Bruce Allen Prothero

Baltimore County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, February 7, 2000

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Reflections for Sergeant Bruce Allen Prothero

I thought of Bruce often. He was a kind man and an amazing encourager. As an office fresh from the academy, I was assigned the Garrison precinct where Bruce was a patrolman. He would always seek me out to make sure I was doing ok. He always have a word of encouragement and he would find something to give you a compliment. He was a fine human being. The day he was viciously killed, I lost it and cried openly in front the TV camera. Even now when I think of him, my eyes tear up. I pray for his wife and children.

Officer 1st class
Resign BALTO COPD

March 12, 2020

Reflecting on the 20 years that have passed. You will never be forgotten! Praying continued peace and comfort from our Lord for his wife and family and fellow brothers in blue.

MAJ Joel Meyer USAR (former BCoPD)

February 6, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Prothero. Wow! What a hero leaving a wife triplets and two other children behind.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 7, 2019

Me and Bruce were Best friends and he lived two doors down, we were good kids, I had to move away in 1978, As a kid I would have never thought of him becoming a Police Officer, We had soo many great times, His mom would take us to Kings Dominion, I would eat at his home some times, He Had the perfect family.

I love and Miss him, I wish I was their for his funeral, Yes I would have cried.

Stephen Staat

Stephen Staat
Best Friends

May 27, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 23, 2018

Dear brother Bruce, I to am reading “The other Wesley Moore” and it brought back many memories as I was just a young Maryland State Trooper at the time of your murder. Unfortunately not much has changed since your death in fact it’s actually worse. Too many in power keep going down the same road expecting different results. Rest in Prace my friend.

Dan Nelson Lt Ret.
Md State Police

December 18, 2017

I learned about you through the book ;
"The other Wes Moore" I'm sure a lot who read this will have heard about this, I just wanted to say I dont think by any means the book is trying to condone what was done, and the pain and suffering your family is going through at the moment is terrible. I'm truly sorry that you were doing your job and got put down. I honestly got overwhelmed with sadness when I read how everything went down. I hope to all that reads this knows that people that didn't even know the Sargent are hurt, but to urge you to understand both sides.

Tryshana Garraway
University of Toledo student

July 12, 2017

You are not forgotten.

Officer B. Ruth, Retired
Baltimore County Police Department

February 7, 2017

I just met your brother on the Face of America ride. We had a great conversation and he stopped to help me when my chain fell off mid hill. Honored to meet him and learn about you and your family. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Christine Petzold
Sister of Ofr David M Petzold EOW 11.9.06

April 25, 2016

very sad

marshall
retired police officer

October 5, 2015

Bruce was a great inspiration to me as I grew up in the Law Enforcement world as a Police Explorer and Auxiliary Police Officer at the Pct. 02 Woodlawn. Thank you sir for your words of wisdom and for inspiring me to be the best that I can be in my career. Not a day goes by that I dont think about our conversations. You are truly missed.

Pfc. Thomas Brannan
Riverdale Park Police Dept.

October 1, 2014

I think of you often as I continue in this careeer. Without you and Ann pursuading me (mostly you) to apply and encouraging me through the process, I would never be here. Bruce, it is hard not to question why you were taken so soon but you were obviously needed in Heaven for greater things. I take comfort in knowing that you are still here with us and know that you are always watching over Ann, your children and your police family.

Missing you always #3232. Until we meet again....

Det. Wheeler-Felts
BCOPD

February 7, 2014

Thinking about you as the "Anniversary" approaches. Thanks for continuing to look down over us all.

Sgt. Mickle
BCOPD

February 5, 2014

I'm teaching a class at Jacksonville university in Florida . I want all to know that law enforcement is an altruistic occupation and that officer Prothero is held in high regard in my class... Not because I knew his family, but because he made a courageous sacrifice in going above the call of duty. My simpathies and my respects to all he touched.

Captain Mark T. Willette
USMC

May 19, 2012

My cop dad went to Peary HS and hung out with you and your younger brother, when I think of good police I think of you, Sgt Prothero. Such a shame, all the best to your family.

Specialist
Army Reserve

April 6, 2012

God bless you Sgt. may you rest in peace.Thinking and remembering you today.

Lt.J.Pease
B.P.D

February 7, 2012

Thinking of you on yet another anniversary of a very sorrowful day. Your family will always be in my prayers and the hope that they will always remember the hero that you are. Keep watch over your brothers and sisters in blue.

LaVerne Walker

February 7, 2012

Dear Brother Bruce,
I rode for the first time the Police Unity Tour last year in your honor. On one of the 100 mile ride days it was cold, windy and raining cats and dogs. As I started to listen to my body ache and complain it became crystal clear why I was here-to honor you my friend. You gave me the strength to finish the ride-306 miles total in 3 1/2 days. I'm riding again, and your brothers and sister at PC2 have requested I ride again in your honor-and it will be my honor to do so.
You were an inspiration to me my rookie years and you continue to be so as I enter my 19th year.
For you I ride.

Sergeant Vickie Warehime
BCoPD sister in blue

February 22, 2011

As the mommy of twins this page tore at my heart. My heart aches for your wife and your little ones and all you have missed out on in their lives.

I hope they know you are not forgotten. Your sacrifice for the safety and security of others (and the financial well being of your family) shows what a strong character you must have been.

Your loss is society's loss. You are remembered today.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 7, 2011

It was a pleasure to work with Bruce at the Woodlawn Precinct. I had just re-tire from the Balto. Co. Pd in Nov. of 1999, When this incident occured. Trust me he was one of the best.....May God continue to Bless his family and the Men ans Women of the Baltimore County Police Department.....

Lieutenant Stanley Harmon
Crisfield Police Dept.

July 16, 2010

Another year has passed and the pain in my heart is still great. There is never a day that goes by that I don't re-live that morning. Keep watch over your famiy and your brothers and sisters in blue. They are and always will be in my prayers.

LaVerne Walker

February 8, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 8, 2010

Sgt. Prothero, another year has passed and the scar on my heart is still fresh. That day is still so clear to me, and I can hardly believe that it has been 9 years-when it still seems like yesterday. I know you are watching over your family as well as your 'brothers and sisters' in blue.It was wonderful to see your family and friends at the cemetery today celebrating your life. Keep a watch over us all, and I keep both your family and fraternal family in my prayers.

LaVerne Walker
Balto. Co. 911

February 7, 2009

I drove by J Browns today which was difficult. I still remember you so clearly. Everyone that knew you will never forget you. You live on in us. I hope the Prothero family is doing well. BCOPD misses you.

Sgt. Mickle
BCOPD

February 7, 2009

I have been thinking about you, as your birthday recently passed. You are still very much missed by everyone!! Ann is quite an amazing "trooper", raising "the crew", just as you would have wanted! You would be so very proud!

"Louie" aka Laura

November 17, 2008

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