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

Happy 40th Birthday! I miss you terribly!!

Cindy Strouse

June 2, 2008

Always in my thoughts.....
Semper Fi

Lee Sorensen

April 4, 2008

You are remembered brother!

CPD 011

February 5, 2008

still think about you..............friend



January 31, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones as the New Year arrives. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those officers still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. You have not been forgotten.

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

December 31, 2007

Another year goes by without my friend. Brian, I stop by your memorial everyday, but you know that. Watch over us.


December 27, 2007


Christmas has managed to roll around and the holidays just aren't the same anymore. Time seems to go so fast these days. I miss you and think about you every day!

Keep watch over all of our family.


December 24, 2007

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones as Christmas approaches. Continue to watch over all of them, including those still out on patrol in the City. I have the outside of my home decorated in all blue lights, one of those lights is lit every night in your memory to let you know that you have not been forgotten and to thank you for your service to law enforcement. You are a true hero.

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

December 17, 2007

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

October 17, 2007


The family has been living without you for 6 long years and I know there is not a day that they don't think about you. I pray for you and ask that you please watch over them and remember that we will never forget you. I go to taste and always think about the times you would visit me at the booth. I wish my kids had gotten a chance to meet you, I know they would have adored you like I always have. Remember we love you always.


July 3, 2007

Remembering you on this 6th anniversary of your tragic death. You will never be forgotten.

police wife

June 30, 2007

In case I'm not able to get on-line on the 30th, I wanted to take a moment now to let you know I'll be thinking about you & Brian! I'm not sure I have your current e-mail address so send me a message so we can get caught up with each other. Keep your head up!!!

Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

June 15, 2007

Hey "B"
My thoughts of you have never stopped. Wether I`m looking at your picture / talking to your Dog Tags or seeing your smile on my son Brians face, the memories my Best Friend go on...Kathy told me of this site some time ago and reminded me today when we spoke and reflected about you. I crack her up with some of the stories of our time together. I treasure the times with Odell , Buck , Brereton , Lindsey ,You and Me...We had some fun...
My kids ask from time to time if Uncle B is watching ? I know you are Pal and thankyou. You da Man !!!!!!!!!
Semper Fi - Lee

Lee Sorensen

June 14, 2007

Thank you for your service to our city and keeping us safe.

June 7, 2007

I salute you on this National Law Enforcement Memorial Day and for your dedication, bravery and heroism to law enforcement. Continue to watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol in the city. You have not been forgotten.

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

May 15, 2007

I would like the Strouse family to know that you and Brian are in my thoughts and prayers EVEYDAY!!!. I have the memorial button on my desk as a reminder of what a special special person Brian was and the impact that he had on many people, He never wanted a pat on the back. He always did for others.
Brian was a close close friend in HS and after . He was in my wedding and had a great impact on who I am today and how to deal with everyday struggles. I miss him, and know he is looking down watching over all of us. Stay srong!!! You are all in my thoughts

John Taylor


February 20, 2007

You know we think about you every day. You know you are missed. Watch over us my friend. Every time I open my locker I see your picture and it will always be there.


February 9, 2007

Merry Christmas Brian. We LOVE you. Never forgotten

Brothers in blue

December 25, 2006

Loving You Always, Missing You Still!!!
Forever Is My Love - XOXOXO


October 20, 2006

Sorry I didn't leave you a message in June but know that I haven't forgotten you and your struggles. You, myself and another friend of mine all lost loved ones within 3 1/2 months in 2001. I pray that you are doing well as well as the rest of Brian's family. Remember what I told you about keeping your head up!!! Brian will never be forgotten.

Survivor of Calvin Taylor

September 27, 2006

I am proud to say Brian was a good friend and occasional partner of mine. I was very bitter after Brian died, the bitterness showing in my performance on the street. It took a while for me to realize, approximately 4 years, that this type of behavior and attitude was not fitting of Brian's memory. Brian was a true friend and hero. I personally witnessed him show overwhelming compassion for the citizens of the 012 district. I have returned to the 012 district as my unit of assignment and visit Brian's memorial almost every day. Brian, you are loved and missed every minute of every day. Rest in Peace brother

Police Officer Edward A. Spizzirri
Chicago Police Dept.

July 22, 2006


Your family and friends still miss you sorely and you will carry a special place in all of our hearts! Your spirit lives through your sisters and your parents. On this day, please know that you will never be forgotten...never! Watch out for my guy and I'll keep up with your girls.


June 30, 2006

To Brian, his loved ones, and his fellow officers:

On this the fifth anniversary day of your tragic death, please know that you are remembered and honored today.

Reading the reflections left for you lets me know how well-loved and well-respected you are, and how dearly you are missed.

I share the agony of your loved ones as I lost my beloved oungest son when he was murdered during a foot pursuit of two robbers on April 23, 2005. My son Larry was your brother in green as well as in blue as his other career was in the Marines. I am awed by your courage and dedication.

Brian, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

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, Brian. Your memory is honored and revered today and everyday.

This respect is sent with the utmpost respect for the service Brian gave to his country as a Marine and to his community as a police officer, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 30, 2001.

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

phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer

June 30, 2006

Rest in peace Officer Strouse. I did not have the honor of knowing you in life. However, I wanted to leave a reflection in honor of your five year end of watch anniversary. From the reflections left on this page you were an amazing man. I as a civilian am grateful that there are men and women like you protecting us everyday. I sent prayers and blessings to your loved ones, family, friends and brothers and sisters in blue.

June 30, 2006

You may have left but your memory lives on.A man who is remembered with love and respect never dies but continues to live in the hearts and minds of others.

June 30, 2006

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