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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

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

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

You are in our thoughts today as they always are.

September 29, 2006

Bri #23,

Well it's July 23rd and Dads' 60th Birthday. Of course,I married a much older man then myself. But I still don't look forward to my special day on Thursday. But I'm gratefull to be home today from the hospital to spend the day with him. !!
So needless to say, you'll be the missing link. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one the Chain will link again.
I know that you will be shining down on us from heaven!!

Love Ya!
Mom (Dad too!) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXXOXOXXOXOXOXOXOX

Nancy Litz

July 22, 2006

Bri,

It's been over two years since you left us and almost five years since we met. I've quit the agency and moved to Moscow. Almost got married. Got MA in linguistics. Still wearing that windbreaker that you gave me before you left Russia back in 2001. People say God takes the best of us way too soon. But I do know you are out there keeping an eye on your family. On guard, just like you've always been. I know how much you loved them. We all miss you, man.

Alex Galushchak (SGT.)
Moscow, Russia

June 22, 2006

Happy Birthday Bri,

It's been a tough morning, It feels like someone knocked the air right out of me. I had to redo my makeup three times already. The tears are just rolling down my face out of control. This too shall pass, it always does!
On the other hand, reflecting back on the day you were born lots of laughs. Dad was stationed in England we had a 1 hour drive to London they thought it was false labor. So they put me on a strecher in the back of an Air Force Limo (Station Waqon). Fifteen minutes later you were born. The nurse said, "What a great name!" "Are you going to call the next one Lung??" Dad was so nervous he named you Brain. instead of Brian. We are eternally greatful for the nurse picking up on that error, spell check was not around in the old days.
I could go on and on but, I need to go redo the makeup once again. It's time for work. Spread those wings extra wide today to helps us all get through the day. Fly High!

Love you much!
Mom XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXXOOX

Nancy Litz

May 18, 2006

To Ray Litz and (family).
Ray, on 05/14/06 I went to Brian's panel at the NLEM in D.C. I wanted you to know that I took an etching of Brian's name and I have kept it for you. I also wanted you to know that on Monday while at the U.S Capital out of all the thousands of Police Officers there I managed to run into several of Brian's co-workers from the Sheriff's Office. We exchanged hand shakes and stories and I wish you could have seen the honor/respect they had in their eyes for Brian. They told me to say hello to you and they wish your family the best. Hope to see you soon at the barber shop, Respectfully, TFC. Joe Marsh.

TFC. Joseph Marsh
Connecticut State Police

May 17, 2006

Dear Bri,

Mother's Day without you is like a day withour sunshine!

I am thankful that I have your brother Scott and my Grandsons Lil Brian and Jack. Although there is still a missing part of my heart and soul. Just knowing that I will never get to hear your voice or see you. The hug,the kiss and the I love you Mom. Mothers'Day, National Law Enforcement Memorial Week and Thursday is your Birthday. It sure is an overwhelming week ahead. But that is what Angels are for, so spread your wings.

Love Ya,
Mom

May 13, 2006

Brian,
I will never forget you,your love and your friendship. I'm so honor to be able to call you my friend. Every day some little thing reminds me of you...I cry(imagine that) and I smile remembering you, it can be a song on the radio, talking about a movie you loved, a favorite food of yours, or just seeing your beautiful smile in my thoughts. I think of you every time I see the number 23. Times have been tough here lately without you. Your birthday is upon us, but we will celebrate you and your beautiful soul, and we will miss you even more.

Love you much,
Vonnie

April 10, 2006

Hey Brian:
Time is flying by, 2 years have gone by and I thnk about you every day. The picture Karen took of us still is on my desk. I finished Law School, top 5% of my class. Reminds me of recruit school, and you and I, first and second in class 103. The bar exam made the state certification exam seem like a cake walk Bro. I am so regretful we didn't stay in touch, I would give anything for one more conversation, your adivce was always well heeded and sometimes needed. hanks for being my friend througout class and in Ocala. My prayers are for your son, Cheri and your parents. It's hard to visit here without tears, I know your in a better place.
Your Friend
Pete

PTM
Boston

April 9, 2006

I stumbled across your page "on accident"... It makes my heart ache and gives me such an uneasy feeling to read of your sacrifice, the way you were taken from those who loved you. I pray God holds their hands and hearts now and forever... I pray He leads each and every one of them here to see how many of us across this nation will never forget!

I know you cops get special privileges up in Heaven. Say hi to Pete for me.

LEO Fiancee and friend of Peter Grignon EOW 3/23/05

April 4, 2006

Dear Bri, #23

Dad had one of the best days of his life taking Lil Brian to Yankee Spring Training. I'm sure that it will become a yearly event. He also was thrilled that Cherie invited him to go along on a Field Trip with Brian's class. The Lil guy asked so many questions & alot were about you. What a hoot your son is, just like your brother Scott. You must of had lots of laughs up there in heaven.
Once again it's now after midnight & of course it's the 23rd. Saturday's are still tuff for Cherie and the 23rd for me. We just miss you so much.

Love Ya, Mom

Mother-Nancy Litz

March 22, 2006

Brian, you are missed very much at the Sheriff's Office.


MCSO

March 22, 2006

Dear Brian ,
Just wanted to let you know My capt. and I were thinking of you tonight when a mother of an 8Yr. old who was
staying w/ fiend , ask if we could check and make sure he made it across the complex to his destination.
The child was fine and arrived safe
I want you to know any time were ask to assist w/ making check on a loved one or friend ,that you and all our fallen brothers are w/ Us , Congrats on justice getting his reward , well I'm returning out to walk the complex ,God Bless You and your family.

Mark Miller { SGT.}
Mcgriffs Prof. Security

February 26, 2006

Just wanted you and your family to know that I've been thinking about you. Watch over your family and help them through all the difficult days, months, and years ahead.
Happy Second Birthday in Heaven, you are missed, but will never be forgotten.

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

February 8, 2006

Your family are in my thoughts and prayers, and I wanted to let you know that I will never forget you.
Deputy Litz look Clint up for me, tell him I miss him.

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

February 8, 2006

Dear Brian,

I can't believe it's been 2 years that we've seen your smile. You brought so much joy to everyone that knew you, you are truly one in a million. You will always be a "True Hero" in my heart.

Until we meet again my friend.

A friend
Marion County Sheriff's Office

February 7, 2006

Brian,

It’s real hard to believe how fast the last two years have gone. I went by to see you today. I remember the day we brought your there. Every time I drive by the entrance I see the Ladder Engines suspending the American Flag. I still remember the last track you ran for me that Friday night and how afterwards we joked around about it. Also how you got into the chase on the south side of the county on your way home. The one thing I can always say about you is the fact that you never quit when you were out. Bro, how do I wish I’d asked you some of the questions I had stacked about K-9. I know I’ll be able to do that when we meet again.

Deputy
M.C.S.O.

February 7, 2006

Two years ago today, not forgotten. God Bless the Litz family and help them thur the days and years ahead.

PO Ret.
City of Miami PD

February 7, 2006

Your loved ones will be in my thoughts today as they remember the day, two years ago, that forever changed their lives.

Norie Haas
Mother of Brian Haas
E.O.W. 4/24/04

Norie Haas

February 7, 2006

BRIAN, IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT TODAY MAKE TWO YEARS SINCE YOU WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM US. JUST TONIGHT DURING OUR SHIFT I WAS TELLING ONE OF THE CREW ABOUT WHEN YOU AND JUSTICE WOULD MAKE YOUR NIGHTLY VISIT AND HOW JUSTICE WOULD MAKE THE ROUNDS MOOCHING OFF EVERYONE, THIS ONE NIGHT IN PARTICULAR HE HAD MADE HIS WAY TO MY DESK, I WAS BUSY AND I GUESS HE THOUGHT I WASN'T PAYING ENOUGH ATTENTION TO HIM AND THE NEXT THINK I KNEW WAS HIS HEAD WAS LAYING ON MY LEG AND HE WAS LOOKING UP AT ME AS IF TO SAY HEY !! HERE I AM.. HERE'S TO ALL THE GOOD MEMORIES YOU AND JUSTICE LEFT US WITH. YOU MAY BE GONE IN BODY BUT YOU ARE ALWAYS THERE LOOKING OVER US...

TILL WE MEET AGAIN...SARGE.

SERGEANT ELLIOTT CHAUNCEY
MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

February 7, 2006

Brian, it's that day. I think of you often.I will never forget...

Deputy
LCSO

February 6, 2006

We are blessed to have Cherie & Lil Brian, our family, friends, the community & Law Enforcemnt remembering our son on his 2nd Anniversay. The Deputy Brian Litz Building, the Bronze Statue of Brian & Justice. What a great honor to our son, it truely helps us to try & be positive to move forward. This poem says it all.

Dear Brian #23

We Do Not Need A Special Day

I do not need a special day
To bring you to my mind.
The days I do not think of you
Are very hard to find.

Each morning when I awake
I know that you are gone.
And no one knows the heartache
As I try to carry on.

My heart still aches with sadness
And secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know.

My thoughts are always with you,
Your place no one can fill.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.

There will always be a heartache,
And often a silent tear,
But always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here.

If tears could make a staricase,
And heartaches make a lane,
I'd walk the path to Heaven
And bring you home again.

I hold yhou close within my heart,
And there you will remain,
To walk with me throughout life
Until we meet again.

(Author Unknown)

Love, Mom XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXXOXOXOXOXOX



Nancy L. Litz

February 6, 2006

Brian,
Its been two years since we last saw you. I just want you and your family to know that we haven't forgot about you and never will. Everyday I put on my vest I think of you and the officer safety that you preached to my mom and me when I was just a ride-a-long. Thank you for all that you've done, and thank you for watching over us.

OFC. Aaron Sirolli
Ocala Police Department

February 6, 2006

Two years now. Can't believe it's been that long, but sometimes it feels like forever since you've been gone. I can still hear your voice (you were the only one I knew who said "copacetic!!"), and still laugh when I remember some of the messes we got into--and out of! Things have never been the same without you. Miss you every day, Bro.

Former MCSO Deputy

February 6, 2006

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