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Deputy Sheriff Brian Robert Litz

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, February 7, 2004

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Brian Robert Litz

Bri #23,

What a bad habbit I have of hitting enter. I wanted to put Wedding Anniversay & off your Reflection went. Not even proof reading it. Masters Degree? I think not! My emotions get me carried away, when writing to you. Another Mother's Day without you is like a day without sunshine. Be sure & watch over all of us. Send us some of those Angel Kisses!

Love, Mom
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

Nancy Litz

May 12, 2007

May you and your loved ones be ever blessed.

May 11, 2007

Hey, just a quick hello, I was thinking of you today, as always. I'm on midnights now, I see the guys eating in the hospital cafe at night. Every time I see you guys in uniform or a patrol car I think of you.
Yesterday was Alan's birthday. We got together with little man and Cherie. Of course, little man helped Uncle Alan blow out the candles. We had a great time. It would have been better with you there, I know you were there in spirit. You are always with us.
Missing you as always. Your BIG 40 birthday is around the corner, you know we would be together on that day, having a celebration...remeber your 30th birthday party, oh my gosh, what a blast!!!
Love ya Big Bri....and miss you...
Vonnie


forever friend

April 25, 2007

Brian,
Just wanted to let your family know that they all crossed my mind today and that you are all in my prayers.

Terry Donovan

April 10, 2007

Bri #23

This should be a day of joy & peace. I'm feeling only frustration. Your not being here has changed our lifes forever.
You are always on my mind & in my heart. May happiness & peace bless our family & home today. I know that you see to that, from up above.

Jacks had a rough road lately. But, he's home & ready for the Easter Egg Hunt this morning. We are all off to Don & Lynns for dinner. He adores Kate & the twins. he has a lot of you in him. He loves DOGS. Especially Barkley & Sherman. Don had to put Sherman down, Jack knows he's in heaven with Uncle Brian & his Pop Pop.

On the other hand Jack sounds so much like Lil Bri it's ?.
Speaking of which, we also wish Brian were here, he still insist that, Jack is his little brother. Seeing them together bring us so much joy & happiness. Cherie made a awesome album of the boys together. It's an upper when I'm down.

Just hearing the Lil guys voice on the phone gets to me.
He's become quite the young man. Dad & Scott had a great time in Florida. I only wish, that they could of snuck Lil Bri in their suitcase & took me back to Agawam. I love the picture of Scott & Lil Bri @ Legends Field.

I made about 100 egg, chicks & bunny cookies yesterday, you & Scott use to eat them faster than I could bake them. The Bakery will make them next year.

P.S. PTM in Boston. Yes, Brian would be proud of you. He talked about you often. [email protected]

Have A Blessed Day & Happy Easter!
Love Ya Much!
Mom

Brians Mom

April 8, 2007

Hey Brian,

I was reading some of the most recent enteries. The one where you tracked the burglary suspects the night prior to all this mess I remember very well. I was the primary on it and you and Sarge went on the track while I worked the call. After it was over we joked a little and both left. We were trying to go home for the night but on your way home you got into a chase. I found out the next day while at reserves what had happened from a zone partner. As all the post here say we still miss you.

Dan

Dan Jones
MCSO

March 17, 2007

HiBrian,
Just wanted to say I love you, and think about you a lot lately. Your cousin kevin is going to be a father in May, wouldn't it be wonderful if Aidan was born on your birthday!
Please watch over all of us and I am so happy that I was part of your life for a little while

Love Aunty Denise

denise
aunt

February 27, 2007

Deputy Litz,

You were a big influence in me becomming a police officer. I want to say thank you for that, and thank you for what you taught me in the time that i knew you. Thank you Brian.

Ofc. A. Sirolli
Ocala Police Department

February 9, 2007

Three years...unbelievable. We will never forget you, Bri. And I'll never forget tracking a rabbit with you and Justice, or when you tried to push me into a ravine (SURE, you were saving me from falling! Stick with that story, right? :) So many good, good memories.

Wish you were here to see my sons...keeping the tradition (and so handsome in their uniforms!). You never knew what a tremendous influence you were on them. Watch out for my boys, OK?

we'll meet again...

Ofc. B. Sirolli
Leesburg Police Dept.

February 8, 2007

I can't believe that 3 years has passed since the day of your death. I can still remember the day like it was yesterday. Brian, your memory lives on in our organization. Stories are told almost daily from those of us who worked directly with you. Stories passed on to "the new generation" so that your legacy won't be forgotten; not that I doubt it ever will. God bless you Brian. You are still greatly missed. Until the day we meet again....

Sergeant David Redmond
Marion County Sheriff's Office

February 7, 2007

Deputy Litz,
Three years later, you are not forgotten for the sacrifice you made. Thank you for your service.

citizen in PA

February 7, 2007

Hi Brian:

Today is 3 years, I will never forget where I was and what I was doing that day, I know your in a better place. I hope your not too upset that I am on the "Other" side of the game as a defense attorney. Life takes some strange turns, after years of arresting criminals, now I am defending them?????? I was in Westfield District Court last week, I know all the way from Revere, but like Paladin "Have Gun Will Travel." I am back out in Westfield in March and I am going to track down your Mom and Dad, I hope they remember me from Graduation. A day does not go by without think about you, my prayers for your family. My heart is still very heavy, I have few regrets in life but my greatest is I let our friendship become distant and didn't keep in touch......

Pete
Boston.

PTM

February 7, 2007

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of your death and I just wanted to say thank you for serving and protecting. Your family and friends are still in my thoughts and prayers cause I know the pain doesn't go away. We lost my nephew, Officer John Logan in March '04 and it still hurts and I know it always will.Rest in peace, Sir.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Hero John Logan EOW-3-14-04

February 7, 2007

HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN DEPUTY LITZ.

Just wanted to let your family know that you are not forgotten, I have the blue candles that burn 24/7 in my windows, he will never be forgotten.
And to the family we will be thinking of you today, love you guys lots.

Connie Barker Fort Walton Beach, Fl
Mother of Clint Walker E.O.W. 1-14-04 Prattville, Al

February 7, 2007

Three years have passed, and you are still missed tremendously. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss your voice over the radio. Thank you for touching our lives the way that you did and still do. To your family, my thoughts are with you today. God bless you all.

Sgt. Angela Rawls
MCSO

February 7, 2007

Dear Bri #23

This was left by Donna after your passing. Wednesday will be your 3rd year in Heaven & her reflection brings me much comfort. LIVE, LOVE & LAUGH. Thank you again, for everyone who took the time to tell Brian stories. Some could be printed & others could not.

I was dispatching when Brian started as a patrol deputy. I had the honor and privilege of working with him for many years. He was a wonderful deputy and a great friend. When he transferred to K9 it was great to have him and Justice working on my radio. Brian would bring Justice by for a visit to the Communications Center and he would be sure to speak to everyone in there, including the 911 Operators, EMS and Fire Dispatchers. His smile was contagious and everyone was smiling when he headed back to patrol. It is hard for me to believe that I will never hear his voice again on my radio, I will miss him.

I attended his funeral on Thursday along with 3,000 others. Justice cried and whimpered as he escorted Brian's casket down the church isle. I cried with him, for we both knew that Brain was not here, but with God. I was amazed at the number of people who lined the highway to pay tribute to you as we drove to the cemetary. Men, women and children. Some had they hats off and hands over their hearts, some held flags while others held signs with your ID number: K3483 and still others had signs blessing your family. People stopped their work day and honored you. It was a truly amazing sight.

To Cheri and Lil Brian: On Friday, the day after Brian's funeral, at work I took a call from a lady who was crying. She had met Brian and Justice one time and thought they were the nicest pair of law enforcement officers. She kept crying, and saying she could not believe they were gone and that they were so nice. She was wanting an address to send you a card, Her phone call really made me stop and think. Now I truly believe that Brain was an Angel on earth, as he touched so many people during his life. God sent him here to enrich all our lives and to remind us to LIVE LAUGH AND LOVE. He would reach out with his smile and it would feel like he had brushed our cheeks Angel wings. Just know, when you feel something brush your cheek it will be your Angel Brian touching you from above.

Dad & Scott will be heading down to Florida @ the end of the month. They're excited to take Lil Brian to Spring Traing with them. Three Litz men all together, your Lil guy will never be the same, good luck Cherie! Just wait Jack will be three soon. Then it will be four Litz men. LOL

Just wanted to let you know how much we miss & love ya. Be sure to touch our cheeks & spread those wings mega wide on the Wednesday.

Angel Hugs & Kisses,
Mom

Nancy Litz
Mom

February 5, 2007

Dear Brian-

Well we are upon your 3 year anniversary, you are still missed by everyone that knew you. I know you are smiling down on us from Heaven, and watching your little boy grow up, I'm sure he will turn into a fine young man like his father. We miss you and love you my friend.


Employee of the MCSO

February 4, 2007

Hey Brian, I was thinking about the last time that I saw you. You had just run a track looking to find a suspect on an attempted burglary. I remember us questioning a guy afterwards. I joked with you and called you "Sarg" I still remember what you looked like that night standing next to your car. I sure wish I could have stopped what happened.

We miss you at the S.O. I am sure you would have been a Lt. by now. You would have been one of the best.

God Bless You,
MCSO Deputy

Deputy
MCSO

January 16, 2007

Hi Bri,
It's been a while since I left you a message so I thought I'd do it today. It's coming up on 3 yrs now and you being gone is still hard to take. I still think about you often and just recently had an eery reminder. There's a movie coming out where Jim Carrey's life revolves around the number 23. I got a lump in my throat watching the preview. The odd thing is also, I have a Batman movie poster on my wall as a tribute to you and the movie opened on June 17th (6+17 = 23). My dad got a chance to stop by your memorial and one of the female officers gave him a couple of Batman plates. Anyway, it's great to see people still leaving reflections here and I'll be back soon. Love you and miss you Bud. Rest peacefuly my friend.

Keith A Josephson
hometown friend

January 9, 2007

Hi Brian,

I was thinking about you the other day. I went to the cemetary to put flowers on my dad's grave for christmas and he is buried not far from you are. I want to say that you are always in my thoughts and how I miss your friendship. The holidays are upon us and I know lots of people get bogged down with the hussle and bussle of the season but I want your family to know that they are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Merry Christmas to the Litz Family,

Jaime

Jaime Urban
MCSO

December 20, 2006

I just learned of Brian's detah today as i was driving in Feedinghills Ma. I saw a memorial sticker on an car. Turned out to be Brians father. I worked with Brian as a shift supervisor at S.I.S bank in Springfield Ma. I enjoyed his wedding, and hospitality when he and Cherie moved to florida.
Brian was an amazing Partner. One of the Best I ever worked with. Strength, determination and heart i only hope to achieve.
You are sadly missed.

v.l.ginn
former co worker

December 4, 2006

It seems like yesterday you, Scott & Kevin had on your Pilgrim outfits for Thanksgiving. That picture of you guys is a cherished memory.
Today is the 23rd, Thanksgiving & your son Brian's 8th Birthday. The little guy told me yesterday, that in Florida they closed school to celebrate his Birthday! And it was Turkey Day too! I asured him that in Massachusetts we would also close school & celebrate his Special Day with all our family here.
He is going to play a special song on the piano for his Dinner Guest today. He wasn't quite sure what. Can you believe how grown up he's become? I suggested he play Happy Birthday. He thought that was a brilliant idea.
Here the best part, he called to thank us for the gifts. He said he knew what one of his gifts from Mom was, because the paper had a hole in it. I told him how you would untape the packages and retape them back up. He was laughing & questioned Cherie if it was true. And she replied. "Thank you Grandma!" Brian said,"I,m just like my Daddy Grandna Nancy." Thats the truth!
Sunday will be our 40th Anniversay. Scott wanted to have a party, but we opted out. Just like he did not want a 30th Birthday. So he finally understood. It would be so hard not having you here to celebrate with us.

Happy Turkey Day & I know that you are shining down on us from heaven. Blowing angel kisses on Lil Brian's 8 candles.
Mom XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXXO


Mom

November 23, 2006

hi brian just thinking about you ,,,,we will never forget u bro,,,,

deputy
mcso

October 23, 2006

In Valor there is Hope.

Policeman's 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
His comforting hand reduces fear to naught;
He makes me walk through streets of crime,
But He gives me courage and peace of mind.

He leads me by still waters in the path I trod,
And He says in Romans I'm a "minister of God,"
He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul,
For His name's sake He keeps me whole.

When I walk through death's valley, right up to the door,
I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more;
For Thou art with me every step of the way,
As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.

He prepares a table, especially for me,
As I work daily among life's enemies;
He gives me authority to uphold the law,
And He anoints my position in the midst of it all.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
Each day of my life through eternity;
As I long to hear Him say, "Well done...,"
When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun.

Author Unknown

Rest in Peace Brother...we have the watch!!!

October 20, 2006

Hey Brian, I don't really know were to start so bare with me. Sometime last summer I went into my local credit union to close my accounts because I was relocating to FL because my parents retired down there and my father was ill. There is a women there whom normally helps me out however, she was not there that day so this women named Nancy helped me out. You know Brian right away this lady just blew me away because she was just so happy and delited to be at my service. So after talking she of course questioned were I am going, why, and what I do for a living?? When I told her that I was a police officer in W.Springfield and that I was going to work for Pinellas County S.O. I could not help but notice a change in her voice. She then reached over to a large photo of you and "Justice" and told me that you were her son and what had happened to you. My stomach was in my throat, I didnt know what to say. She gave me one your photocards and I carry it in my wallet. I will never forget that day for the rest of my life. "Bro," your mother was very thankful to have you as a son for as long as she did. For some reason I feel like we have some sort of connection. I just wish we could have met, but another time will come. And how can I forget...Your loving wife and beautiful boy, he looks just just like you "Bro." I am going to take a trip one day and see you and I will continue to stop by here and chat with ya from time to time. You and your family will forever be in my prayers and may you rest in peace "Brother." Your courage and dedication is felt all over!!

Deputy Goodrow
PCSO

Deputy Goodrow
PCSO

September 30, 2006

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