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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

dad im really sad that you dont get to see me turn sweet sixteen..... but im very excited about what mom is getting me for my birthday...... im going to the tatoo and piercing shop in town and getting your state police picture tatooed between my shoulder blades. its gonna be awesome. my appointment is two days after my birthday at 11:15...and its gonna cost 150 dollars which isnt bad at all.. beatty which is the guy doing it said that it will take him 3 to 4 hours to complete it. i only wanted it to be the size of a wallet picture on my left shoulder blade but he said that in 10 years or so all the ink will run together and it wont look good so your face has to be the size of a 5 by 7...... so it will look better in the middle of my back. i will write to you when i get it done and tell you how bad it hurt...o and if your wondering why im not in school its because ive been sick since yesterday.
i love you,
<3 desirae

March 6, 2008

Still think of you every day and miss you !!


February 15, 2008

May you know that Trooper Patterson is remembered with honor on this anniversary and always. Gods Blessings to his loved ones.

Jennifer Mayo, sister of
Deputy Hilery Mayo Jr. STPSO Covington, La.

February 14, 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

January 23, 2008



January 15, 2008



October 2, 2007

We still mourn the loss of a friend. You and your family will forever be in our prayers.
PSP 92nd Cadet Class

Cpl. Maurice Tomlinson
PSP 92nd Cadet Classmate

August 13, 2007

WE attended the annual Tpr Brian Patterson Memorial Golf Tournament yesterday. It was an awesome show of unity, friendship, and unbelievable spirit. Brian must have been so proud of his family with Julie and Desirae driving around to greet each foursome with a smile. Brian's Dad was there as always to give a handshake followed by a friendly welcome. What an inspiration to all to see Tyler, a young Brian look-a-like, step up and golf in the tourney (his team tied for 1st place!!)in his Dad's memory. God Bless you Brian and God Bless your family.


May 30, 2007


Happy Easter in Heaven. We miss and think of you always !!


Kevin & Kelly

Sister and Brother-in-law

April 8, 2007

Hope your doing well, miss seeing you.


April 3, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones today on this 4th anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and protect them. Also, keep watch over those still out on patrol guarding the Thin Blue Line. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

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

February 14, 2007

Thank you for your service. Enjoy your 4 anniversary in heaven. You will not be forgotten.
leo wife

February 14, 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! We love you & miss you every day.

Kevin & Kelly
Sister & Brother-in-law

December 31, 2006

I only knew you for a few months, but I never saw you without a smile on your face and a mug of coffee in your hand. One day, shortly after I started working there, you turned to me and said "I'm glad you're here". I'm glad I was there, too, Brian. I'm glad I got to know you, even though it was for a short time...too short. I miss you.


September 11, 2006


Just wanted to wish you a Happy 40th Birthday. I think about you all the time. I know you're probably happy where you are, but you sure are missed here. We all love you so much. I don't think you knew how much I really did love you. I hope you know now. I hope you are with our gradpa's and great grandma. Tell them all I love and miss them to. I will see you again someday.

I love you !!



May 17, 2006

Hard to believe Brian that its been three years when it feels more like six. I was off from work tonight and have been thinking about you and the events from three years ago. Your still greatly missed; God Bless you and your family.

Scott Patterson
Huntsville Alabama Police Dept.

February 14, 2006

Just wanted you to know that I'm thinking about you and your family. I never wanted to say that it's Clint's anniversary date, so I started saying that it was Clint's First and Second Birthday in Heaven, so on that note I hope you don't mind. Happy Third Birthday in Heaven Trooper Patterson.

To the family I know that everyday is hard, some are just harder than others, just know that alot of people are praying for you and thinking about you. Just know that he is with you everyday and every minute now, and nothing can take that away. Look in your heart.

Connie Barker
Mother of Clint Walker E.O.W. 1-14-04

February 12, 2006

Happy New Year Brian. We love and miss you so much.


Kevin & Kelly

Sister and brother-in-law

January 3, 2006

As I attended the Christmas Eve service tonight and admired the 800 or so candles lit, I couldn't help but notice the fires reflection glowing off of your wifes face. The tears running down here face was hard to look at. Though the strength and the bond she and the children had was amazing. Please always reflect and shine down upon the three of them. Your family is awsome!!!

December 24, 2005

Rest in peace my Brother, my thouhts are with you and your family.
92nd PSP classmate


December 13, 2005

Christmas is nearing. Julie and the kids are well as they keep you near to them at every step and at every crossroads. Know that they are loved deeply by all of us and we keep them in our hearts and minds as we do you. Another brother trooper ended his watch this morning. Please guide him in his steps and shine a light in the hearts of his family. We are saddened beyond belief as we understand such loss. Merry Christmas Brian and may the light of God shine upon you and your family.

Kasey Latshaw
Wife of a PA State Trooper

December 12, 2005

Julie, Tyler, Desirae....

You are all in my thoughts. Be strong Tyler! You will get through this, you have a strong mom and a great little sister. Get Well Honey....
With Love,

Chrissy & Kirk.......

Retired From Pennsylvania State Police
Pennsylvania State Police

October 16, 2005


There is not one day that you are not on our minds. We mention you every day. You are missed by all of your family.

Love & miss you !!!




September 14, 2005

Hi Brian, Julie, Desirae and Tyler. Chrissy here. I am no longer at the barricks, but please know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers. I think of you all each and every day! May God Bless you each and every day! Love Chrissy Eyler :)

Retired From Pennsylvania State Police

September 2, 2005

Rest easy my brother, your always in my thoughts

Officer Kevin B. Daly
Oil City Police Dept.

June 30, 2005

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