Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Brian Allen Patterson

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, February 14, 2003

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Reflections for Trooper Brian Allen Patterson

There are people in this world who dedicate their lives to making ours better...safer, at the risk of losing their own. They don't risk their lives for great wealth. They rarely receive the respect that such bravery deserves. They ask for nothing in return. They risk their lives to serve and protect us all; even those who do not appreciate such a sacrifice. They are often unmentioned in the great stories of heroes and legends. And yet they put on the uniform that they have pledged their lives to and they kiss their children and their husbands and wives not knowing if they will be coming home to them again. And all to often, they do not. These are the silent heroes that keep us safe so that we may live our lives without fear. These are women and men like Trooper Brian A. Patterson whose love for others outweighs their concern for their own personal safety.

I have known Brian since the day that I was born. He was my cousin. My older brothers were closer to Brian's age, so I always admired him from afar. Everyone who knew him loved him. My family will not be the same without him. But we will all be blessed and richer for having known and loved him during the time that he was with us.

We love you, Brian.

Angela Patterson Rainey
Robins Air Force Base

God bless Brian and both his children who must miss him greatly.

special agent tom fassbender
wisconsin dci

Farewell my fellow Trooper!

Trooper Nick Casto
Washington State Patrol

I am proud to say that I had the privilege of getting to grow up with Brian who was my cousin. We did a lot of fun things growing up and I would have never thought it would come to this. I was the youngest out of Brian, my older brother, and myself, and I guess I was a tag-along. Trips up to see my relatives will not be quite the same anymore without Brian there. Brian is deeply missed by my entire family, and his passing has definately left a scar upon us all. As a husband and father I believe Brian was a role model to all men. Brian loved spending time with his wife and children more than anything else. Brian was planning on having a family reunion picnic in the spring at our grandparent's home just as soon as it was warm enough, which I thought showed his incredible dedication and love for his surrounding family as well. But the best thing I can say about Brian was that he had recently dedicated his life to God and spent spare time helping out in his church. Although its hard not having Brian around, its a comforting thought knowing that when this life is over I will get to see my cousin again.

Officer Scott M. Patterson
Huntsville Alabama Police Dept.



No one knows the "why", only God can understand such a tragic accident. To his family and friends please accept my sincere condolences at this, the most difficult time for you. All of the Law Enforcement family mourns with you. There are few words to console you at this time, however, know we are praying for you...
KY Peace Officer
Isaiah 40:31

May the God of comfort and strength be with you all. This is such a tragic loss. There is no understanding why things like this happen. God Bless You.

Becky Jacks
Mother of Officer Julie Jacks EOW 5/6/2002



My family and the North Carolina State Troopers, retired and active, wish to extend condolences to the family and co-workers of Trooper Patterson. Thanks for your time in service to the people. God Bless.

Sgt. G. Douglas Britton, Retired
North Carolina State Highway Patrol

To the family and friends of Trooper Patterson. God Bless you and Trooper....NCSHP

North Carolina Highway Patrol

As a young Trooper, I looked up to Brian for leadership. I will always remember Brian as a good Trooper but most of all as a devoted husband and loving father. Our prayers are with his wife and 2 children. From all your former Brothers, you will never be forgotten Brian.

PA State Police-Coudersport

My family wishes to extend heartfelt condolences to Brian's loved-ones and co-workers. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult moment in your life.
God Bless!

Patrolman P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

Sleep well Bro, you will be missed.

A vet cop

I would like to leave a short message for the family of Trooper Patterson.

Although you maybe a long way from the agency that sends this message. Our prayers and thoughts come all the way across the Ocean to give you strength at this hard time.

Rest now dear Brian. Your shift is over. You have done your duty.

God bless.

Police Officer
British Police Service

Brian was a dedicated Police Officer who always took his duties seriously. He was a friend, a mentor, hero, and a leader. He is remembered for all of these but most of all, he will be remembered as a guy that spent his free time loving his wife and kids. Brian was a true family man that always had time for his family. The world is a better place because of Brian and now heaven is as well. Many that knew Brian and many that just learned of him, will continue on living following his lead. Rest in Peace Brother. You are missed and you will never be forgotten............." I must serve honestly, faithfully, and if need be, lay down my life, as others have done before me, rather than swerve from the path of duty...................."
Thank you Brian. We all salute you.

State Trooper, Friend
Pennsylvania State Police

Bless Trooper Brian A. Patterson and his family. We pray that the Lord will give Brian's family the strength to deal with this tragedy and help them with his loss. He was taken from us, and is now in the Lords hands. God Bless!

Dir. Gary Wolter
IMPK9 Association

From your Oklahoma roadies and counterparts our thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Patterson's family and the PSP. You are not alone, rest in peace brother.

Trooper Steve Nabors # 586
Oklahoma Highway Patrol

"God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them." Hebrews 6:10


our thoughts and prayers are with you as we begin our career in law enforcement......

police candidate's 45th session
chesapeake police dept ches,va

Condolences to the family and friends of Trooper Brian A. Patterson....May God be at your side during these difficult times.

God Bless

Patrol Officer. R.Gomez
Pinecrest Police, Florida

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Trooper Patterson. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sami Thomson
Surviving niece of Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Department

We are deeply saddened about the loss of our brother.
We will pray for you and your family, Trooper PATTERSON.
You will always be remembered..............

Trooper - Troop M
Pennsylvania State Police

Rest in peace Trooper Patterson. Your family is in my prayers.

Ofc. D.W.Reichhardt
Virginia State University Police Department

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. May the love of God and his peace be with you.

Investigator Vic Ingram
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Godd bless the family of trooper patterson..........remember.....he didn't die in vain.......was helping others.....and the saying goes....."Its not how an officer died...........its how he lived" god bless....and stay safe............I'm sure he would want it that way.


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