Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Brandan Garrett Hinkle

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, February 14, 2001

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Brandan Garrett Hinkle

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Ret.

September 18, 2023

RIP Brandan! Your are missed!

Jerry Pairish
Step Btorher

February 14, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Hinkle.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 25, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 14, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

February 12, 2018

It was my honor to escort Michelle at the ceremony honoring you in Sacramento and to represent your family at the ceremony in DC.
Recently, I worked Walnut Station and thought about you every time I drove down Brea Canyon Cutoff from Pathfinder Road.
God bless!

Lt. John Stanley
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

April 12, 2013

I worked with Brandan. He was a friend. I wll not forget him.

Officer Brian Wilkinson
Wheat Ridge CO. P.D.

October 4, 2011

I've never stopped thinking of you, buddy.

Until our paths meet again....

Deputy Andrew Parrott
LASD 689M5

May 19, 2011

Never forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 14, 2011

A day hasn't passed when I haven't thought about our time working together. I still miss my EM shift jail partner, workout partner, and most of all, friend. Rest in Peace , Brother.

Deputy Charles W Youngstrom

February 17, 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 15, 2010

Rest in Peace, Deputy Hinkle. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

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

February 25, 2009

To Deputy Brandan Garrett Hinkle, his wife and other loved ones, and his fellow deputies:

On this the eighth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with all family members and friends who call you beloved. They are all in my thoughts and prayers today.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Brandan. I am so humbled by your valor and service.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Brandan gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 14, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 13, 2009

You are not forgotten.


January 6, 2009

Always in my heart....

Michelle Hinkle-Johnston

May 6, 2008



February 14, 2008

Deputy Hinkle is remembered today and always with honor and respect. You are never forgotten.

Jennifer Mayo, sister of
Deputy Hilery Mayo Jr. STPSO Covington, La.

February 14, 2008



January 15, 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
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 29, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

February 14, 2007

On the day of your anniversary, I just want to say thank you for your sacrifice and dedication. Watch over us and protect us, and we'll see you in heaven. Rest easy...


February 14, 2007


You were my best friend growing up in Savannah! We did everything together! You were and still are my brother and even though life took us in different directions I will never forget you and some day we will see each other again! God Speed My Friend!


Chuck Joslin

January 11, 2007

Rest in peace motorman.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

July 26, 2006

Rest in Peace Motorman..Riding those streets of gold is your reward for your good service here on earth..I look forward to riding with you someday.. God Bless you and your Family.

Calif Hwy Patrol Ret.

February 14, 2006

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