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

I have lost the brother I never had.
We were the last two of the ugly brothers not married and now I'm alone.
We played ball when we were young and went bar (hop)ping
as we got older, now I'll have to do it alone.
You helped me through bad times when no one else understood, now I will be forced to seek comfort elsewhere.
Sometimes we fought over the same girls and in the end we were still together as they moved on.
The pass 30 years were great being part of your life and I know our paths will cross again were we will resume were we left off.
I love you "Big Bear", and you will never be forgotten.

Big Joe - UB#3

Big Joe
Ugly Brother #3

Strouse House,

I can't even put into words how much the Ugly Brothers are going to miss you. I deal with your passing minute by minute. I wish you were here so that I could tell you I love you one more time. Even though we enjoyed 24 years together it wasn't nearly enough. I hope and pray that the Ugly Brothers will someday be reunited up in heaven, but not for a very long time....GO CUBBIES

Royboy
Ugly Brother

To a brother, a friend of 30 years, and a ugly brother.
You will never die, cause your in my heart forever.
I miss you, but know your in a better place and your not alone and we will meet again.
I will finish all of your unfinished business down here,
I promise as we spoke.
I love you and always will.

rs13

rs13
Friend

To Brian and the Strouse Family,
Brian you will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
God bless.
From a friend and former Lane Tech class of '86 classmate

Off. Pete Van Gessel #114
Joliet Police Department

I DO NOT USUALLY LEAVE REFLECTIONS ON THE ODMP BUT FELT COMPELED TO THIS TIME. AFTER READING SEVERAL OF THE REFLECTIONS I REALIZED THAT OFFICER STROUSE WAS A FORMER MARINE. BEING A FORMER MARINE MYSELF AND A POLICE OFFICER FOR THE PAST 7 YEARS, I KNOW THE HUGE SACRIFICES BRIAN HAS MADE IN BOTH PROFESSIONS. NOW I KNOW THE STREETS OF HEAVEN ARE GUARDED BY YET ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER AND A UNITED STATES MARINE. SEMPER FI.....

OFFICER JOHN S SCHMELZ
SHREVEPORT POLICE DEPT. L.A.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time. I know that across this nation we all feel the pain each time we lay one of our own to rest. Blessings~

J.Hughes
Wife of a Metro Police Officer, Las Vegas, NV.

May God give his family strength. May he be with the Lord in paradise.

Patrolman J. O'Meara
Sullivan's Island Police

To Brian's loved ones-- may memories comfort you.
To Brian's coworkers-- may you carry on bravely.
To Brian-- go with the angels.

My heart goes out to your family and fellow officers.
God Bless.

Anonymous

Just over a year ago, a minor took the life of one of, "my boys." Now a minor has taken one of yours. How is it that someone so young can go so wrong as to take the life of a Peace Officer? These two boys cannot possibly understand that they have taken someone's life. They have taken the life of someone who swore to protect theirs. It can never be given back.

I have heard that call for help. No matter the code that is used... 10-1, 10-10, or 999. It chills my blood to think of it. I wish that no dispatcher ever have to hear it again.

Brian, it is obvious here that your brothers love you. You are loved and missed by many. Your life was not taken in vain. Please watch over the rest of us. Sit on every Rookie's shoulder. Admire every seasoned Veteran's antics. Bring calm and steady hand to every Dispatcher and Jail Officer. And Justice will be done.

Anonymous

May the memory and spirit of Brian Strouse be with us in the wind as we ride. You will not be forgotten.


Illinois Police & Fire Motorcycle Assoc.

IT SADDENS ME DEEPLY TO KNOW THAT THE YOUNG PEOPLE WE TRY TO PROTECT, HAVE SOMEHOW BECOME THE ENEMY. OFFICER STROUSE GAVE HIS LIFE TRYING TO BRING PEACE TO THE STREETS IN WHICH HE SWORE TO PROTECT. I WILL PRAY FOR HIM DAILY. I WILL ALSO PRAY THAT JUSTICE WILL BE DONE TO THE 16 YEAR OLD.

OFFICER BILL LAPRADD
DECATUR POLICE DEPARTMENT

Brian, you are a hero. Even though you are gone, you will always be in my heart. I have years of good memories that I will never forget. May God protect your fellow officers so we may never feel this pain again. God bless your family and your many friends. You are missed.

Police Dispatcher Kim(Miller)Smyth
Joliet Police Department

Brian -

HERO
REAL police
Misguided Cub fan and Northsider
Marine
Friend

Save me a spot at the bar up there. Go easy bro - SEMPER FI.

Detective William Brogan
Chicago Police Department


Somebody killed a police officer today and a part of America died,a piece of our country he swore to protect will be buried at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court, with his counsel demanding his rights, while a young widow must work for their kids and spend many long lonley nights.

The beat that he walked was a battlefield too, just as if he had gone off to war. Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast.To the case at 11th and state they will add his worn star.Yes, somebody killed a police officer today. It happened in your city or mine. While we slept in the confort behind our locked doors,a cop put his LIFE on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,and he stands at each recruit's side. He answered the call he gave us his all and this day a part of America died... My prayers go our to you in your moment of loss. He did not die in vain. Please remember, he gave his life so that WE all can't be safe.

P.O. Jerome White
Dixmoor P.D.

Rest in Peace.

Special Agent Darin L. Paul
FBI Detroit

He was a funny Guy...God Bless him and his dear family.
I hope he keeps them laughing up there like he did us.
Sharon CPD

P.O.
CPD

To the family, friends and collegues of Brian,

I live and police a community on the other side of the world, but just wanted to let you know that Brian's passing has not gone without notice all over the world. He was obviously a dedicated and brave officer who has made the ultimate sacrifice to his community. My condolences to all concerned.

Constable Pat Allen
Tasmania Police, Australia

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO TO THE FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS OF OFFICER STROUSE. I HOPE THIS 16 YEAR OLD THUG PAYS DEARLY FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

CHRIS VINSON
LANETT POLICE DEPT.

To the Family and fellow comrades of Officer Brian Strouse, my heartfelt sympathies at your time of sorrow. Another one of our Hero's gunned down by the vermin of the earth. May Brian rest in peace with our Heavenly Father. And may the family be given strength to endure this great loss. REST IN PEACE BROTHER - FOR WE WILL NEVER FORGET.

Deputy Belia Fessenden
Pinal County Sheriff's Department/AZ

Today I stood on a curbside and saluted a hero who was laid to rest. With mixed emotions, officers and citizens stood together and honored a man who gave his life for the community he served. He will not be forgotten for his sacrifice. I pray his family and friends will find peace and always cherish Brian's memory.
God Bless and Stay Safe.

P.O. Steven J. Sautkus
Chicago Police Dept.

You can give me my pen, on the other side. God bless you and the people who loved you. I will never for get. Always Faithful.

P.O. John Heneghan 012th Dist.
Chicago Police Department

MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS. THANKS FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH A FINE OFFICER.

P.O. E. Tomassi
Chicago Police DepaRTMENT

We are 13,000 protecting millions.
We toubleshoot and council to keep peace.
We are the first call for help and the first ones accused.
We give to people we have never met and worry our own family every day.
One of us is gone.
He will be missed.
We are 12,999 protecting millions.

My family's love and prayers go out to Brian and his loved ones.

Anonymous

May you rest in peace, you will not be forgotten.

Anonymous

To the family of Off. Strouse my deepest sympathy goes out to you. To Off. Strouse, my brother in blue may you rest in peace and remember God made the call that night to bring you home to rest in his glorious kingdom in heaven. I know you will be missed but to all who knew Off. Strouse he may not be there with you physically, but the memories of his smile and the laughter you shared with him will forever keep him alive. May God bless!

DETECTIVE/CORPORAL
ROCKY MOUNT POLICE DEPARTMENT ROCKY MOUNT, NC.

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