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Deputy Sheriff Bradley Alan Anderson

St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch Monday, September 2, 2002

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Bradley Alan Anderson

Thinking about my big brother on his birthday. I miss him. He was so supportive of our parents and me when I needed him.
There's so many things I never got to say to him.

Sister, Wendy Robbins
Retired Correctional Officer

December 17, 2023

Deputy Sheriff Anderson,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Office but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 3, 2022

Brad. Today is May 15th, National Peace Officer Memorial Day. I participated in a Memorial Procession, in Duluth, to honor our fallen brothers and sisters. I heard your name announced and it brought me back to September 2nd, your EOW. I remember rolling up on the scene that day. I remember you helping me with a burglary scene. Complimenting me over the radio after a "nice pinch", and I remember you stopping me on Hwy 4 while I was heading home after a long asked me if I had a fresh cup of coffee in my I complimented you on your hiding spot. Needless to say Brad....You are not forgotten.

Sgt. Brent Donahue
St. Louis Co. Sheriff's Office

May 16, 2020

Miss you today...
Every day for that matter.
It doesn't get easier.

Conrad Anderson

January 8, 2020

You came to a school dance, to just be the town hero when cops weren’t so cool to the local kids. I had tried to gather citizens together but alot of kids were way into drugs and with your death we lost experience in the field of policing. I remember that I lost other officers helping but they weren’t lost on duty- I hugged your chief last year- and I want your family to know how much you meant to our community!!!! We faced one murderous drug dealer- you , citizens, officers- and when he killed we won his lifetime in jail. But our loss of you is a wound that never seems to heal- we loved Brad too. He was like Larry Cuffee, he came to help a small town in the middle. Family thanks for sharing him with us. We remain with you and sorry for your loss!

Linda Mundell
Citizen- Cotton Mn

August 2, 2018

Thinking of you...

Deputy Peter Olsen

December 31, 2016

Yesterday I went to a retirement party for a former coworker. At the party they were doing the Ice Water Challenge for the Officer Down Fund. It made me sad thinking of how many families go through what mine did losing Brad. My parents were devastated. It changed the rest of all of our lives so much and I still hate my birthday because my big brother died on my birthday. Brad served a different role for all of us and we have never been able to fill the void. He never met his two wonderful granddaughters, or got to enjoy the retirement he and Gale had planned for so much. His sons miss him terribly.
Brad will always be my hero.

Wendy Anderson Robbins
Brad's little sister and retired Correctional Officer in Iowa

July 12, 2014

You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to others. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones

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

September 2, 2013

Wow ten years have gone by. Who ever said it gets easier never lost someone as important as my dad. Once in a while its easy to forget the pain,i guess thats part of moving on, but then you get reminded and yep its right there. For me its always that lonely walk in the woods deer hunting. I still have not replaced my hunting partner and probably never will. Sometimes my friends wonder why i prefer to hunt by my self, they dont get it I'm not alone that is still our time. And when the sun hits just right or the wind blows in a odd direction i know hes right there. I miss you dad so much

conrad anderson

September 5, 2012

As the Days and Years go by, I remember when you first started with St. Louis CO. Being proud of where you came from and teaching me how to be a great cop, Its because of you Brad I do what I do. I remember the christmas presents from you and Gayle, and playing with Conrad and Kyle, The hunting and fishing stories you would share. The day of your funeral was one of the hardest days of my life. We miss you Brad.

Deputy Jeremy Bolen #311
Ramsey County Sheriff's Office/Friend

January 2, 2012

To the family of Deputy Anderson:
Please know that his sacrifice and that of your family is not forgotten. He is honored today, on this sad anniversary and every day as a true hero. I am sure that he is proud of the way that you have all gone on in the face of tragedy and will meet you on the other side. God Bless!

Jennifer Mayo
Sister of fallen Deputy Hilery Mayo Jr. EOW 6/9/07

September 2, 2010

A day doesn't go by without a thought of my father. For going on eight years I have been left with a mix of emotions, one being the anger I feel for being robbed of the time he and I should have had, the answer's he only he could answer, leaving me to fumble through life and now father hood. I wonder how long I will feel this way, how long will I be mad. Then a few days ago I was putting a new trigger in my rifle, and on the back of the unopened package it read" READ DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY". I opened the package, and found no directions, just a little yellow card that read:
"Let Go and let God"
As children bring their broken toys, with tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to god because he was my friend,
But then instead of leaving him in peace to work alone, I hung around and tried to help with ways that were my own.
At last I snatched them back and cried, how can you be so slow?
"My child," he said, "what could I do?, you never did let go."
Someone out there new what I need to hear. I will never stop missing him, but I need to let go, and I thought I would share that with you. Maybe those instructions could help you to!

conrad anderson

February 11, 2010

I still miss Brad, he was my hunting partner. I was out doing maintenance on our trials and stands the day he died. When the phone rang that evening I was sure Brad was calling to ask how things went.... I still hunt our area, some years are more difficult than others. I still catch myself looking to the west in the late morning watching for blaze orange because Brad always moseyed over to see if I had seen anything.

I have a son now, I don't know how many more years I will keep hunting the area Brad and I hunted but my son will learn a lot of things Brad taught me about hunting and butchering deer.

Friend Paul Roue

December 19, 2009

We would have had alot to talk about today. I miss that.


September 2, 2009

To Bradley and all his loved ones:

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

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


September 3, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today as they face this day. I know your loved ones miss you dearly and will always carry that special place in their hearts. Thier job now is to keep your memory alive by telling stories about you and asking others that have worked or knwon you to tell them stories that they may not have heard before so they can repeat them to your grandchildren. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

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

September 2, 2008

Today I realized I cannot remember my own fathers voice, I miss him so much. I wish he could have met his grand daughter, and it hurts knowing that even though she may listen to my stories of the time I spent with him, she will never truly know how great he really was. I hope I can be half the dad that he was to me. I love you dad, I cannot wait to see you again.

conrad anderson

February 8, 2008

"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

November 29, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Anderson on the anniversary of his passing. May God comfort you all. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

September 2, 2007

Thank you for your service. I used to spend summers in your county. You made life better for citizens of your state.

Lieutenant Keith Moore
Los Angeles School Police

June 14, 2007

Time has not diminished your sacrifice!
Lynn Kole
Washington State

September 2, 2006


September 2, 2006

Remembering Brad, Gayle, his sons and family as the fourth anniversary date nears. You're all in our thoughts and prayers. It doesn't seem that long ago that we met in DC for the memorial. Time goes on but that emptiness in our hearts makes it seem like yesterday. We go on because that's the way Brad and Melissa would want it.

Steve & Carole Schmidt

Fellow Survivors

September 2, 2006

My thoughts are with your family on this 4th anniversary of their loss. I know they still have tears for you and think of you ever single day. Keep watch over them and protect them and also those still out on patrol. You are a ture hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

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

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

September 2, 2006

I recall the time we worked together with a smile and fondly remember the good times we shared as brother officers. Your grit and determination in the performance of your duties exemplified the dedication we all should display. May you find peace in the hands of the Lord.

St. Louis County

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