Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Brian Timothy Strouse

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Brian Timothy Strouse

Brian,
So glad I got to know you for the short time that I did! I will never forget you. I wish you could have met my husband who retired as a Lt. Col. In the USMC. Proud to have been able to take you to tour the FBI in DC. I know that meant a lot to you. Your life was much too short! I know my parents loved you a lot too. You will forever be missed!

Linda Walsh

January 17, 2019

After 15 years Chicago still remembers that heroic night. God bless you Brian. You are gone but not forgotten. Two scholarships announced in you memory today.

Cpt. Frank Spizzirri
ISP

July 1, 2016

Gone but not forgotten brother

Officer Joe Seinitz
CPD

October 31, 2015

Cubs Win!!! Cubs Win!!!! Cubs Win!!!!! I can hear your voice and see you going crazy right now with the Cubs win! First the Blackhawks and now the Cubs, I so wish you were here with us right now! I know you are looking down and celebrating with us!!!

Cindy Strouse

October 13, 2015

Dear Brian,

I can't believe it's been 14 years. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I miss you so much! Right now I'm closing my eyes imagining you, Roc, and I are opening the fire hydrant in front of your house on New England and dragging little Kathy through it!

Chris
Ugly Brother

July 30, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

July 4, 2015

There arent many days when i dont think of the great times we shared or tell a story about some crazy shit we did in the corps..My boys Brian and Jake had a Military Day in school and wore our dog tags proud w / some stories....
Know you are missed my friend....Semper Fi

Lee Sorensen
USMC - Friend

June 30, 2015

RIP BROTHER

Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

Semper Fi. Now & Forever

Captain "Irish Mike" McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

May 29, 2015

I just learned of his death today from a fellow marine. Brian was a hell of a guy, I always thought he would end being a sports play by play announcer. He was funny and kind just. A good man. I can't say enough good things about him, God bless him and his family

LCPL John Geringer
USMC

April 28, 2015

Happy 20th anniversary Brian. Wish wish you were here to enjoy this milestone with us!

Sergeant
Chicago Police

January 3, 2015

John 15:13

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Police Officer Jesus Centeno
Chicago Police Department
I Will Never Forget

July 6, 2014

It was an honor and privilege to participate in the 2014 memorial honoring Brian's memory. It still seems like yesterday when Brian was lost from this world. His honor and service will always be remembered. G-d Bless the Strouse family.

Sergeant
CPD

July 1, 2014

I served with Brian in the Marine Corps 1st Bn, 7th Marines Alpha company 2nd Plt. He was a large part of our Plt. He always had a smile on his face and always talked about the Bulls, Bears, and if i remember right the cubs. Brian will be missed by the Salts in 2nd Plt. I will make sure I spread the word to all his brothers he served with. I am sorry to the family for your loss of a great man. SEMPER FI! (finding this was a sad day)

Cpl Ronald Groulx
Marine Corps buddy

June 30, 2014

I served with Strouse in the Marine Corps. I just found this article. This is very sad... My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.

John Hintz Detective- Former USMC
San Diego County Sheriff

July 3, 2013

stopped by the memorial to say hello today, we never met but I will never forget. God bless and protect your family

Carl Riggenbach (lt. retired)

June 30, 2013

12 years ago my life was inconceivably changed forever. Not a day goes by that you don't cross my mind. Some times 12 years ago seems like yesterday, other days it seems like an eternity. I hope and pray you are at peace. I love and miss you terribly. Just wanted to let you know you are never far from my thoughts, the memories bring you back and make me smile...most times!

cas

June 29, 2013

...still crying

friend

March 30, 2013

BRIAN,
TIM KUCHARSKI HERE. THINKING OF THE CARD GAME WE SHARED LONG AGO. I HAD THREE OF A KIND HAD TO STAY IN. YOU COME UP WITH FOUR OF A KIND! SEEMED LIKE WE WERE AT IT FOR A WHILE AND YOU PULL FOUR QUEENS! ALL I COULD DO WAS SHAKE YOUR HAND AND YOU SAID THAT, WAS A MANS' GAME OF POKER! WE HAD SO MUCH FUN THAT
DAY, I MISS YOU AND THINK OF YOU OFTEN!!!

KUCHARSKI # 11902
CPD

January 26, 2013

so much time has passed, i remember the day this happened i had an overwhelming urge forcing me to buy a newspaper, and i saw your face. all i could think of is the time we spent together laughing and joking. you brought me happiness on some days i thought i would never be able to crack a smile. i never thanked you for those times. thank you for touching my life in such a good way.

a friend

September 15, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. The years pass but the pain never seems to ease, especially in the hearts of those that love you dearly. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

"Those we hold most dear never truly leave us.
They live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort
They shared and the love they brought into our lives."
By Northon

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

June 30, 2012

I had a bit less time than Brian when he was killed. Looking back now makes it all seem soo pointless and sad. As I experience more and more in life I am more aware of how much goodness and love was taken from all of Brian's family and friends and from the world that night. I would like his family to know that I and many others still think and talk about and remember him.

Po
Chicago

June 2, 2012

Happy Birthday!

cindy
sister

June 1, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Strouse. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Brian,
It is almost hard to believe it has been 10 years. My first husband was killed just a little over 3 months after you were. At the time, I thought the grief would never end but with time, I've learned how to cope and make the most of life as he would have wanted me to. I pray that your family & friends have been able to do the same.
To MCM - thanks for the friendship during the time that we kept in touch. Hope you are doing well and have found happiness again!

Denise
Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor EOW 10-3-01

December 16, 2011

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