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Constable O. V. Brazier

Marion County Constable's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, September 4, 1976

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Reflections for Constable O. V. Brazier

I can truly understand why the blood line runs so deep and wide. May you always R.I.P Constable O.V. Brazier and may you protect the very one who loves you most...May God Bless You and your loved one always. Peace Out!!!

Kim Delilah Torregrossa

March 20, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 28, 2013

"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

January 30, 2008

I still remember visiting my grandparents, Labor Day weekend 1976. I still remember them coming to the door, to say that my grandfather had been killed. From that day forward, , all I wanted was to be a police officer. In May, 1994, I started where he started. In Jasper, TN. I started as a reserve officer and sent myself to the academy, in 1995. Since then I have worked for four different departments and each time I have moved forward. Huntland, TN., Decherd, TN., Winchester, TN. & Tullahoma, TN. I was an investigator in Winchester and I am again in Tullahoma. I only hope that I have made my grandfather proud. Although I was young, when you passed, I still remember the Christmas's and I will never forget you.

Investigator Ty Brazier
Tullahoma, TN Police Dept. / Grandson

January 23, 2008

A man remembered will always live on.

February 18, 2006



September 4, 2004

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