Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant George S. Brooks

New Tazewell Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, February 19, 2003

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Reflections for Lieutenant George S. Brooks

RIP Lt. You will never be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb, New York State Police.

August 5, 2020

RIP Lt. You will never be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb, New York State Police.

August 5, 2020

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

February 19, 2020


Lt. Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

February 19, 2017

Dear Uncle George

This is your great nephew I am Whitt's grand son I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your service. even though i have maybe met you once or twice i think of you from time to time while i am on duty. I honestly think that you probally look over me from time to time while i am on duty. To hear my mother Jane speak of you i know you must have been a great man again thank you for your service. I love you!!

Deputy Joshua Rogers
Dawson County Sheriff's Office

July 31, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 19, 2010

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 23, 2009

On the 6th anniversary of Lieutenant Brooks' death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Lieutenant Brooks is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

February 19, 2009

To Lt. George Brooks his loved ones, and his fellow officers:

On this the sixth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with all family members and friends who call you beloved. They are all in my thoughts and prayers today. I can see from the loving reflections left by your loyal friends that you were an amazing man who is loved and missed by all those whose lives you touched.

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, George. I am so humbled by your valor and service.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service George gave to his community and the citizens of Tennessee, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 19, 2003.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 19, 2009

Thinking of your loved ones today and everyday. I know the daily struggles they face without you and the terrible pain within their hearts. God, wrap your loving arms around them and help them with their grief and let them feel your presence.
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.
Brenda Lucas
Mother of Chief Anthony D. Lucas, EOW 2-4-2005


February 19, 2009



February 11, 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 30, 2008

Today (Jan. 20) would have been your birthday, it's been almost 5 years, but you have never been forgotten.

January 20, 2008

It has been 4 years since your EOW and you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. Thank you for your long and dedicated career to law enforcment, I just wish you could have enjoyed some of your retirement that you worked so hard to achieve. You will never be forgotten.

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

February 19, 2007

To the Family:

Our Family ties go back for years,
But I never thought we'd be tied by tears.
We know your sorrow, the anger, the pain,
The heartache it caused when to rest he was lain.

Words of condolence, appreciated, but help none,
For no words can put emphasis on the damage done.
I can't tell you it gets better or that it will all go away,
But with the Lord above, it will get easier someday.

A thought to my mind, I know is so true,
I hope its a truth that will bring peace unto you.
His struggle is now over, his soul has been set free,
With his life he had, in Heaven with the Lord he now must be.

Alone he is not, a friend he has there too,
A comrade in Honor, both wearing badges brand new.
Two great men we have not lost forever,
For there will come a day, when again we shall all be together.

Our hearts go out to your family,
Deborah L. Tripp

Vicki Tripp Bruner
Claiborne Co. 911 T.A.C.

Deputy Deborah L. Tripp
Claiborne Co. Sheriff's Dept.

April 29, 2004

George was a good friend to me. Always there when I needed someone to talk to. He was the type of person that I would love to be. He always knew the right things to say to make anyone feel better. I pray for his family and the department, which I know all on a first name basis, that they will make it through this rough time and hang on to all of their memories of George. He was one of the best officers I have ever known and I treasure knowing such a kind, unique, and compassionate individual. My heart goes out to you guys at New Tazewell Police Department.

Scarlet Caughorn
Springdale Volunteer Fire Department

February 29, 2004



February 20, 2004

To the family of Lt. Brooks i was able to make it to the service for this great father, brother and law officer when i worked at the Pineville Police Department in kentucky and just by talking to some of the guys he worked with i could tell that Lt. Brooks was a great man and a great person to work with. May God be with all family, friends, and co-workers of Lt. Brooks. Keep the Streets of Heaven Safe Brother in Blue.

Jason Elder
Harrodsburg Police Department

Ptl. Jason Elder
Harrodsburg Police Department, KY

October 28, 2003

God Rest Your Soul!.. Now Rest In Peace Dear Brother!

OFC. LaMeshia Thomas

October 26, 2003

Thank you for a job well done.
Rest in Peace.

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Pct 2

My the God of all bless and keep your family. My fallen brother I have peace knowing that you are in the hands of the risen savior. Jesus Christ. Thank you for being " True Blue"

He shall redem me unharmed from the battle that I wage, even though many oppose me .

Patrolman Kevin R Smith
Winchester Department OF Public Safety

paige and andrew truly do miss you george you where thereee light and now that light is out.......George show than and guide them down the road
watch over us and protect us!!

Rest in peace Brother Brooks.

Officer Kevin R Turley
Jacksonville Police Department (Alabama)

I have family that live in Tazewell, and one night I went in to the BP station in town, I had on my sheriff's dept. wind-breaker, and Lt. Brooks noticed my coat and we talked back and forth for a good 20 minutes. From what I got to know of the Lieutenant, for the short time we talked, was he knew the Law and seemed to be a good person, full of life. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and to the NTPD. Rest in peace brother!!

Explorer Deputy Josh Legan
Onslow County Sheriff's Dept.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

"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

May God rest the soul of the good ole boy Lt. George Brooks you will truly be missed and I want his family to know that I respect him and appreciate all he did to protect the citizens of New Tazewell . God Bless you.

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