Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Military Police Officer Brian Thomas Gleason

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, August 9, 2000

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Reflections for Military Police Officer Brian Thomas Gleason

I know I'm a few days late but I didn't forget you. You will never be forgotten by those that love you. Continue to watch over them, especially your Mom as I know she thinks of you every day and has since the horrible day she lost you. You will never be forgotten,

"Grief never ends, but it changes.
It's a passage, not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor lack of faith.
It is the price of Love." Author Unknown

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 13, 2019

Rip brother

Sgt Proud
13th MP Detachment

August 11, 2019

Rip brother from Sgt Proud 13th MP Detachment Schofield Barracjs Hi

Sgt Proud
13th MP Detachment

August 11, 2019

Brian I had the honor to attend a Ceremony at Fort Polk in your honor on August 9, 2019. The 519 MP battalion under command of Lt. Colonel Whitehead went over and beyond to honor your service and set August 9 each year as a safety day. I spoke to two people who were MPs at the time you were on post; they shared stories about you that made me laugh. You would have been proud!! One of my final things in life has been completed; your name will be remembered and through your loss maybe another MPs life will be saved. Love your Dad

Captain Tom Gleason
State of Florida

August 10, 2019

Brian it has been nineteen years ago as of 8/9/2000. It’s funny how fast time goes by and seems like a lifetime and yet still seems like yesterday at the same time. I find myself saying the same thing year after year on this date and on every birthday, and holidays. I deliver the only gifts I can give you to your grave trying to make beauty with flowers to stare at as I look down and talk to you at your grave. There is always an empty chair looking back at me at holidays, and I find myself remembering your birth and birthdays up to the 20th we had early since you were home on Christmas break from AIT. I see your friends still talk with your friends and even though you would soon be 40 I still see you as 20. As your good friend Conrad and I stay in touch to this day after nineteen years since Ft . Polk and Conrad’s wife said forever young! I will treasure that forever. You don’t grow old in Heaven. Part of me is still standing still half in and half out of 8/9/2000 when my heart was shattered into a million pieces. The pain never stops I just learn how to accept the things I can’t change. My heart can never be put back together on this earth because heaven holds the final piece. I often think of one day what it will feel like to hold you in my arms and see that big smile of yours once again. All I can do is imagine that feeling and make it as real in my mind as I can until then. I carry a piece of your uniform and a piece of the melted car that was shaped like a music note with a small hole in the center of it in my Bible. It reminds me that one day I will see you again and my heart will one day sing and have joy again and that last piece the tiny hole in the piece of metal will one day be whole again. I miss and love you so much and not a day or night before I go to sleep I don’t think of you. I’m so proud of you and I thank God you were able to see your dream come true of becoming an Military Police Officer. Until I see you again I send you my love on the whispers of angels wings.
I love you Mom.

Tammy Persin
Mother

August 8, 2019

Rest in peace Military Police Officer Gleason.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 8, 2019

Hey Brian,
We never met, I ran into your parents in Tallahassee. Your dad recognized me as military and we shared a short conversation. Even after all these years he just wants to talk about you, how proud he is. Maybe you can find my dad up, share some stories.
Your family loves, still to this day.

1LT Fitzgerald
1-153 CAV

April 28, 2019

Over the Christmas holiday Jennifer and I left flowers at your grave along with dog tags honoring your service. Jennifer still laughs at your sense of humor; not a day goes by without me thinking of you and how long it has been since we lost you. I’ve had the opportunity to share your story with officers all over this country my only wish is through your loss someone else will be saved. You will always be missed and loved.

Captain Thomas Gleason
Retired State of Florida

January 3, 2019

RIP, you will never be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police

December 14, 2018

Brian,

I don't know why I thought of you after all these years. We were privates in the same company and I had just got promoted to SPC. I will never forget the call that night of a code 99, the scene and roll call the next morning. I remember the service and last call. I cried with my fellow soldiers and found it hard to go on patrol. We were so young and this was the first of many friends I lost over the years. I thought of you today and I will never truly forget you. I pray for comfort for your family and know they are in my thoughts. I am glad I knew you as a friend and will always miss you. Godspeed.

Andrew Pepper

August 27, 2018

Dear Brian, it has been awhile since I have been on. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. My heart still hurts just as bad as day one 18 years ago yesterday. Life will never be the same ever again and part of me is still standing in time the day you left us. You are an Uncle and Kendall named him after you James Thomas. She decided on Thomas instead of Brian. The blessing is he favors YOU so much when you were his age. It is like of piece of you is still here looking at him on some days. Now My Ken has joined you. He would always say at your grave (see you soon son love you.) I just had no idea how soon would be. Life does not always seem fair at times but I know God is in control and never makes a mistake. He is an all knowing God to things I’m not able to see. I still trust in Him no matter what. The hurt never goes away you just learn how the accept the pain that can’t be removed from the heart. Life had just begun for you and taken so fast from you. I will never understand the why’s of it all and I have to accept what I have been told. Nothing will bring you back or can change things. I know God had a reason he needed you back and one day I will hold you in my arms again and see your smiling face. The cherished priceless memories of you has become my priceless treasure I carry in my heart that no one can ever take away from me. I love and miss you so much son! I send you my love on angels wings. Give Ken a hug for me!

MOM

Ps. Thank you Mr. Gordon for your kind and thoughtful words. I think of you and your family often.

Thank you for your reflection from Brian’s friend at FT POLK. I just now seen your reflection. It always brings joy to my heart when Brian is remember after all these years. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words about Brian. I will cherish them in my heart.

Tammy Persin

August 10, 2018

On the anniversary of your death I was teaching in Tampa; I hope through your loss some how I can help save another officers life. The pain stays with me; missing you and what life would have been today with grandkids and spending time together!! I was proud of you!!! I always hope my actions reflect positive on your service and sacrifice. Love your dad!!

Retired captain
State of Florida

August 10, 2018

Thomas & Tammy, I knew Brian while I was stationed at Fort Polk. We even threw a football around a few times. I had a hard time accepting what happened to Brian and even though I didn't know him for that long, I considered him a friend. I still think about him to this day. Seeing his picture instantly brought tears to my eyes. While I think about Brian, I will now also think about you. His memory will always be with me.

Patrol Specialist Thomas Orlowski
Wauwatosa Police Department, WI

August 3, 2018

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones as your end of watch approaches. I'm leaving a reflection now because my son Michael's EOW is the day before yours and I probably won't be on here. Every year we celebrate you at our Bereaved Parents Candle Lighting Service in December, that I will do until I'm no longer here. Keep watch over everyone.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 31, 2018

Son;

On this memorial day I wanted to say thanks for being the type of son anyone would have been proud of; those that have not lost a love one do not have any idea how deep the loss is. I think of you every day and wish I had one more day to spend with you. Thanks Officer Thompson for honoring my son; the flag is given out at classes I teach to remind other officers to be safe!! With over thirty years active law enforcement I would never have thought I would receive that message. Brian; thanks again for your service!! You are loved!! I continue to try to honor your name in the classes I teach!!

Thomas Gleason Retired
State of Florida/ City of Lakeland Fl.

May 27, 2018

I'm a LEO from south Florida. I was cleaning out a desk and came upon a memorial flag with your name on. I'm not quite sure how why it was in my desk, it just simply was. That flag, with your name now flies proudly OVER my desk and it out on the shadow of the drawer it once was in. Rest In Peace my brother, your spirt carries on in ways I'm sure many have not even known to possible.

Ofc. R. Thompson
Miami Police

March 1, 2018

Was thinking about you today and thought I would stop in and leave a reflection to let you know that you have not been forgotten. I tried contacting your Mom but my emails were returned. I then found that your Dad passed away, I'm so sorry for your Mom. Please come to her in her dreams and comfort her. Thank you for your service. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 18, 2017

Brian I love and miss you so very much. I don't think the pain will ever end. It is hard to believe it has been 17 years ago and it still seems like yesterday to me at the same time. I still see you at the age of 20 years old as that was when time stopped Aug 9th 2000. My heart can't help but to wonder what your life would have been like if you had of gotten a chance and how many children you would have had. Such a life taken that did not have to be. I wanted to say Thank You for your service to our Counrty and remembering you as always, but especially on Veterans Day. You and Ken are together and that brings my heart even more peace. I Thank Ken for his service also to our Country. Two great men that will never be forgotten. I love you both and miss you so very much. James will be a year old next month and I so wish we could have all been together. I send you both my love on Eagles Wings.
I love you
Mom

Tammy Persin
Mother

November 10, 2017

Thank you Brian for your service. I had the pleasure of meeting your father at my church during security (body language) training. He spoke very fondly of you and he showed a great slideshow of your life at the end of our training. I know you are enjoying yourself in Heaven today, but I want to thank you for your contributions while you were on Earth, serving and protecting us. God bless you.

Brad Barber

August 17, 2017

Brian

The first time I met you, you were eight or nine years old. I was one of your Dad's Explorers and was on the winning team in 1989. I also had the pleasure of later working with your Dad until he retired. Your Dad has not missed a beat honoring you in countless ways. He has taught thousands of Officers around the nation in an effort to keep them safe in your memory. You would be proud of him. We struggle to understand things that happen here on Earth, but take comfort in knowing one day (if we are saved), we will enter the gates of Heaven and it will all make sense. Thank you for your duty, honor and ultimate sacrifice in your service.

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself" Joseph Campbell

Marshall Lord

August 9, 2017

I never knew you, Brian but have met you through your father. He and I have breakfast often and he has shared your story with me. As a father and former law enforcement officer, I feel his pain. I am proud of the way he honors you each day. He carries you with him each day and honors your memory with each breath. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Through your father, you have now become part of me.

Lt.Col. Mike Boles
Retired, Florida Highway Patrol

July 18, 2017

I am thinking of you on this memorial day weekend!! I continue to honor your name by teaching!! Your are never far from my thoughts and my heart!! Love Dad!!

Thomas
State of Florida

May 26, 2017

Brian missing you still so very much. I know you met Ken to welcome
him home on Valentines Day. My heart is once again shattered into more pieces. Sometimes it seems the pain will never have an ending. At least I know you two are together once again. Love and miss you both so so very much. Kendall, Michael and baby James help to keep me going. I still don't question God for I know He knows what is best even though I don't understand. Love you both so very much!

Tammy Persin
Mother

April 17, 2017

I'm sorry I'm late visiting your page, it seems that it gets harder and harder for me with my son Michael. I know your Mom knows what I am talking about for she walks in my shoes. Wanted to let you know that you have not been forgotten and I wanted to leave this quote for your Mom which is so true:

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." by Kahill Gibran

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon EOW: 88/04

August 16, 2016

Brian, It has been 16 years and the pain never goes away. We miss and love you so very much. Not a single day goes by that you are not thought of or your name is mentioned. Your name will be carried on in your soon to be nephew. Kendall is due to have a boy soon and they have chosen to name him James Thomas in your memory and honor. He will probably be called JT. When they told me his name I cried happy tears. We wish so much you could have shared in this joy with us. We are still getting use to our new place and living two streets over from Kendall will make it so much easier to see her and the baby. Her husbands parents live on the same road they do. We are all close to each other in walking distance. I still go and check on your resting place and it's only about an hour and a half away from us. So may memories crushed in seconds in loosing you. So many dreams that will never come to pass. We will see you again and we look forward to the day of being together again. You are alive and well waiting on us in our future. I send my love on angels wings and miss you so very much. So very proud of you Brian. I love you with all my heart and I carry our Priceless Treasure of memories safely in my heart. I llove you Mom ❤️

Tammy Persin
Mother

August 10, 2016

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