Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Brian Timothy Strouse

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 2001

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Police Officer Brian Timothy Strouse

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

...I still remember when I met you and your friends at Great America 25 years ago. I am glad we were friends for many of our younger years. You are a very special person to everyone who knew you. I will never forget you or what you gave up to make sure the streets are safe.

Kim
friend

August 2, 2011

i was 3. now turning 14. these 10 years have gone by sooo fast :/ i miss you Brian, i know we all do. i wish i could have gotten to know you better. my mom still talks about you sometimes. it makes me sad to know that i didnt get to know this great guy. you will always be in our memories, i love you forever Brian! :') <3 you will never be forgotten
~<3~ Kiely

Kiely
cousin

July 1, 2011

I woke up early this morning, and decorated your grave. Although ten years have passed, sometimes it seems as if it was yesterday. I miss you, we all miss you. I hope there is an afterlife & I will see you again. I think of you everyday. You were & always will be my hero. I love you.

anonymous

June 30, 2011

Dear Brian,

Ten years later. Missing you always, Loving you still! Forever is My Love MCM XOXOXO

MCM

June 29, 2011

10 years ago when life changed for everyone who knew you. Not a day goes by that you dont cross my mind. So many things change, yet so many same the same. Until we meet again on the other side.

Kathy

June 29, 2011

10 years have gone so fast, yet at times fell like an eternity. Our lives were forever changed the day you were taken from us so unexpectedly. Your presence is noticeably missing at the most important events of our lives.

I was hoping to see your children and grandchildren, the four of us still meeting once a month to keep in touch with each other and laugh and reminice. Now I reminice alone, often with others not understanding the humor.

I just want you to know that I think of you often, talk to you when I need guideance or help - I know you hear me, but like always, you nudge but make me figure it out.

I am so proud of you and honored that I was one of the lucky ones that was able to share a part of my life with you.

I miss you!

Cindy

Cindy
Sister

June 29, 2011

Well another anniversary is tomorrow but this is one we don't want to celebrate. 9 long years ago you were taken away from all the people you loved and who loved you back. Things are changing very fast in the world but not our memories of you and all the wonderful things you did. Just wanted you to know I'm thinking about you and the whole Strouse family and love you all. PS. Give a hug to Aunt Cathy for us. Love you always, Lisa

Anonymous

June 29, 2010

Well Brian, they FINALLY did it! It took us 49 years to get the stanley cup back in chicago!!!! I was looking up to the sky, I can't think of anyone else I would have love to share this victory with, keep a beer cold for me so we can drink to their long-awaited victory when I see you again! Love you and miss you every day! Cindy

Anonymous

June 17, 2010

Brian, we lost a good guy this weekend. You would have loved him, he was tradgically killed on his motorcycle sunday night. He reminded me so much of you and he too was taken too early and too young. Keep an eye on Brandon, I'm sure you'll become inseparable sidekicks! Love ya always!

Anonymous

June 17, 2010

Although the number of reflections become minimal as the years you've been gone continue to rise, I am confident you know that those who knew and loved you don't let a day go by without a memory or thought of you. You are forever in my heart.

Anonymous

April 18, 2010

8 years ago tonight (7/4/01), I stayed up to write what I was going to say at your funeral. I remember hearing the fireworks and the people celebrating, and wondering how they were able to go on and laugh, and live, when my world had fallen down all around me. That time in my life was so horrible, so painful, I thought I would never survive. We all did though, and everyday we get closer to seeing you again, and this time there won't be another goodbye. We love & miss you, and I hope you are proud of us. I think of you everyday & everynight, and I remember to be thankful for the time we had together. You were the best, and thanks for being who you were, and for being in my life. I love you with all my heart......

Anonymous

July 4, 2009

Brian, it's been 8 long years. I look at the picture of you in front of McDonald's with the big brush in your back pocket (it must have been jr or sr year) and it makes me smile. I think of my wedding day when we had a chance to dance together and it makes me smile. I think of the tragic day when Bill called me downstairs as the news story of your shooting unfolded and it makes me cry. I think of standing in line waiting to say "goodbye" and it makes me cry. I think of the fierce determination you always had and the love of a challenge you always showed and it makes me smile. I miss you my friend, but I know you are always with all of us.
Peace be in your heart fellow Lanite.

Bina (Palazzolo) Mesheimer
Lane Tech - c/o '86

June 30, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day and every day. Continue to watch over all of them. You have not been forgotten, nor will that ever be the case.

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

June 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Brian....you would have been 41 today. Hope you like the peonies, I always bring them to you on your birthday, and I always will. I love you & miss you....

Anonymous

June 1, 2009

I just learned of Brian's unfortunate and untimely passing this week. Growing up I attended grammar school with Brian and we were good friends for many years as we played on the same little league team together. One thing I will always remember about him was his commitment to excellence. Even in those early years, Brian took me under his wing and "coached" me on our team (The Brewers). I consider myself lucky to have known him and am so sorry to hear of his death. After reading all of the stories associated with Brian, I see he died as he lived his live...as a leader and a hero. Even though 9 years have passed since he was killed, I'm sure his family and friends still miss him dearly and think of him often. My thoughts and prayers go out to them.

Steve Lewin
Friend

April 2, 2009

Hey B....
Was reflecting not to long ago with Mom about the times we shared and her visit to Ca.. She`s now with you. Take care of her bud and watch over us....

Lee
Friend (USMC)

March 9, 2009

I still think about you and miss you. Sometimes I look for someone to talk to to bring this crazy world in prospective so i visit you and your site brings me peace.
Love you friend and please watch over my family like you watched over everyone one you cared for.
rocco

rocco
friend forever

December 17, 2008

Rest in peace brother, and God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten!

PO
Cicero PD

October 21, 2008

I remember crying at a 4th of July BBQ back in '01. Planning for the upcoming holiday made me think of you buddy.

Sgt
CPD

July 3, 2008

We will never forget you Brian.

P.O.
CPD 012

June 30, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to watch over all of them. You have not been forgotten.

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

June 30, 2008

Happy 40th Birthday! I miss you terribly!!

Cindy Strouse

June 2, 2008

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.