Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Bradford M. Erickson

Yarmouth Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, December 1, 2000

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Police Officer Bradford M. Erickson

Rest in peace Officer Erickson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 2, 2019

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 12, 2018

Hi dad I really miss you but I am doing fine and a few years ago I got a baby sister


December 25, 2015

Hi Uncle Brad..
I miss you, Aunty Steph is doing okay, Liz is an amazing girl, i wish you were here to see all that she has accomplished. you'd be so proud. I love you and ill never forget you.

Olivia Dean

October 5, 2014

We miss your quirky sense of humor. Our hearts were broken on the day you died. Know that your picture hangs in the muster room so you don't miss shift meeting.

Miss you, CNG

Cheryl Nugent Gomsey
Yarmouth Police

December 2, 2013

Officer Erickson,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Yarmouth. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 1, 2013

Miss ya Brad! Wish we had been able to take that boat trip to Nantucket you wanted.

John McDonald, (Ret) Reserve Officer
Yarmouth Police Dept

December 1, 2012

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.

Albert Pike

Rest in peace our Brother on this, the Anniversay of our loss.

Yarmouth Police Department

December 1, 2012

We are all thinking of you and your family today Brad!!!

Lt. Michael Bryant
Yarmouth Police Department

December 1, 2012

Officer Erickson,

I just wanted to let you know that I learned much from you as a summer police officer. I use much of it everyday. You were a good guy and a good cop. Rest in peace.

Patrolman Kevin M. Fuoco
Attleboro, MA Police Department

April 23, 2012

Hey Brad:

Summer is here again Brad and just was thinking back on our times together both on and off the job. Sorry we never got to take that last boat trip together you wanted.

Miss you buddy!!

Ofc. John McDonald (Ret)
Yarmouth Police Department

June 28, 2011

Hi Brad
Working with you and the ypd back in 96 was memorable for me. You tought me more than you know with your supreme sacrifice. . I think of you every time I step foot into the roadway to do traffic or any other like task. God be with you. Rip.
Never forget.
Peace and love
Gary N
Stamford PD


March 29, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninth 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.

I pray for the solace of those who love and miss you. Both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 2, 2009

"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

February 18, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 1, 2007

Rest in peace, brother...we won't let you be forgotten

PJN and FF
Cook County IL Sheriff's

December 1, 2007

Officer Erickson,
On today, the 6th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Yarmouth. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



December 1, 2007

Thinking of you on this 7th anniversary of your EOW. You have not been forgotten.

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

December 1, 2007

In the line of duty, another hero pays the ultimate sacrifice so others can walk without fear.May you REST IN PEACE.

Correction Officer Scott Boutell
Massachusetts Department of Correction

August 21, 2007

You have not been forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die. I salute you for your long and dedicated career to law enforcement. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

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

December 1, 2006

Officer Erickson, today marks the 6th anniversary of your passing. It's obvious from the reflections left by members of the Yarmouth PD & FD that you were not only well liked, but well respected. You will never be forgotten and I truly like that tribute paid to you by the Town in the address of the new Police Station. Very fitting.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 1, 2006

Thanks for nearly 30 years of friendship and all you taught me so many years ago. I miss the days we rode cruiser together, fishing trips on your boat, and dinners at your house. I am sorry you never got to take that promised trip on my boat. Farewell my friend.

John McDonald

March 17, 2006

I didn't have the honor of knowing you, but a dear friend did, and has "introduced" you to me. Rest in peace, my brother, you will never be forgotten.

Cook County IL Sheriff's

December 3, 2005

On your day, we honor you. R I P HERO

Military Policemen from MA

December 1, 2005

The men and women of the Yarmouth Police Department miss you greatly. You will always be part of the YPD and the street address of our new facility is #1 Brad Erickson Way. You will be always #1 with us ans a permanent part of both our memory and more importantly, our history. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Chief Peter L. Carnes
Yarmouth Police Dept.

December 1, 2005

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.