Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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,

If tears could build a staircase and memories a lane. I'd walk up to heaven and bring you home again.

Always in my heart #23!
Love, Mom

Nancy Litz-Mom

March 27, 2005

Hey, Brain, today is the 23rd...I've been writing 23 all day on my paperwork, and everytime I write it, I think of you...which isn't unusual, because I think of you just about every second of every day...missing you more and more every day...it doesn't get any easier...just wanted you to know how much I love you.

Vonnie Hart
friend

March 23, 2005

Its still hard to believe its been over a year since Tony and I made the hardest, longest drive of our lives to see a great childhood friend laid to rest. Your picture with Justice hangs in our kennel in CT and reminds me and all of the other K-9 handlers of the ultimate sacrifice that you gave. You are talked about often in your hometown, we laugh and cry when speaking of all the great memories we all had together. We all miss you very much. Take care my K-9 brother and watch over all of us....until we meet again....I love you..............

David DeMatteo
CT. Dept. of Correction K-9 Unit

March 10, 2005

Hey bro, It's been a little than a year now and I have to say it doesn't seem to get any easier. I said to myself that I wasn't going to cry because I knew you would have wanted me to be strong for you as well as everyone else, I'm still working at it but sometimes I fell that I'm loosing to my tears but I stive at continueing to be strong Bro I miss you more than I thought possible. Bat Man lives on in our hearts for ever...... take care bro

ANON
MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

February 22, 2005

Deputy Litz, I drove by the building
Dedicated to you, I just wanted say
My Family and I, will still always
Cherish Your memory, and when my
Newest addition arrives, hopefully
She'll get to see justice some day too!
Thanks again "BAT MAN" for showing
Justice to my oldest daughter, Megann
She was excited to see him again w/
Your family in the christmas parade.
God Bless You and Your family.
Mrs. Litz And Lil "BRI" Our Prayers are
W/ You. The Miller family.

Sgt. Mark Miller
M.P.S.

February 14, 2005

Brian,

I can't believe it has been a year since you have been gone. It doesn't seem that long ago when you were giving me a hard time on the MDT. You were such a joker! I told your dad at the ribbon cutting ceremony about the time you had me convinced that you worked for NASA. Boy did I feel dumb! I miss that humor that you had about you. I stopped by your graveside on the 6th to leave a flower and pay my respects. My dad is laid to rest not far from you. I still miss your smile. You were a good friend to me and always had good and smart advice. My blessings go out to your wonderful family. I know this has been a tough year for them without you. If they read this I want them to know I have kept them in my thoughts and prayers and always will. God Bless you Scooby3483!

Jaime Urban
MCSO

February 9, 2005

To Brian's Family,

In preparing for National Police Week in Tallahassee and Washington, I have been reading the reflections of officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2004. My way of getting to know the families who will share this very emotional time with me and my family. It is easy to see how well respected and loved Brian is, and what a wonderful family you are. I look forward to meeting you in May. I hope you continue to get the support you need from each other, friends, Brian's department, and the community.

Nancy; I call may son "Bri", too.

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

February 8, 2005

You made the ultimate sacrifice Brother. Let us never forget what you have done. Thank you for your service and may you rest in eternal peace.

Officer Scott Barnes
Daytona Beach Police Department

February 8, 2005

My dear son a year has passed and not one day has gone by without us missing you. Mom and I just went down to the dedication of the Brian Litz police Station in Ocala, Fla. It is very nice and the people there were great to us. We also got to see your son play basketball and he is alot like you when you were young. We love and miss you so very much.God Bless your soul and give gram a hug for me.
Dad

Dad

February 8, 2005

A year has passed. Time has taken the memories I hold and silently turned them into gold. Good night Bri! Love you! You will always be in my heart & on my mind.

Love Mom.

Mom

February 7, 2005

Brian, it's been a quick year since you passed. You would be happy to know that the gang has gotten closer and we hung out a few times. Your Dad came over to watch a Patriots game with us. It seemed like yesterday that I was hurling 30ft shots over his head from the corner. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I miss you and will stop by once in a while to say Hi. Rest peacefully my friend.

Keith A. Josephson

February 7, 2005

To the wife and child of this dear man I send you a hearfelt hug. I know how hard everyday is, especially the 1 year anniversary. God Bless you and comfort you both. Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called sons of GOD.

Tammy Jacobs, widow
Riverside Police Dept. CA

February 7, 2005

One year ago today our world stopped, and it's never been the same. Brian, we're still grieving for you, but at the same time, trying to move on. We will never forget you, and we'll carry you in our hearts forever. And I still swear, it was a total accident when I shined my flashlight in your eyes!

Miss you so much, Bro.....

Former Deputy
MCSO

February 7, 2005

You have not been forgotten Deputy Sheriff Litz. Thank you for your service. Rest easy brother.

February 7, 2005

Just wanted you to know that we have not forgotten you and never will. To the family, my prayers are with you, I know how hard everyday is, Clint has been in heaven a little over a year now. Instead of saying it was the anniversary of Clint's death, I said it was Clint's first birthday in heaven, so if you don't mind Happy Birthday Brian. I know that your family misses you dearly, but we will never forget you.
Look Clint up for me, tell him we miss him.

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

February 6, 2005

Brian,

On May 10-12, 2005, I will be participating in the Police Unity Tour during National Police Week, held in Washington DC, to honor our Fallen Heroes in Law Enforcement.

Today, I have learned that I will be representing you during the 250 mile bicycle journey to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. I have taken the time to learn about you and your courage through the Officer Down Memorial Page. Although our paths have never crossed, I am truly honored to dedicate my ride to you. I read about how your last tour ended, and thought how, so often, the same thing could've happened to me. You will be one more thought on my mind the next time I approach a suspect's residence.

I will BOLO for something "Batman" related to wear during the bike tour.

May God bless you and your family.

Until next time,

Laura Fontana

Special Agent Laura Fontana
United States Secret Service, NYFO

January 30, 2005

I would like to express my most heartfelt condolences to the people who loved, laughed with, cried with and worked with Deputy Brian Litz. We, here at the Columbus, OH P.D., are just beginning to feel your pain. You see in December we lost Officer Melissa Foster (EOW 12/4/2004). She was responding on a non-emergency run when a drunk driver came left of center and struck her cruiser head-on. She was a single mother, leaving behind two young daughters, 4YOA and 1YOA.

Then on January 6, 2005 a classmate of mine, Officer Bryan S. Hurst, was shot and killed while working special duty at a bank. Bryan left behind a wife and a six month old baby girl.

I hope that you can all take comfort in the knowledge that Brian was doing a noble job that he loved, dying a hero. Also take comfort in the fact that he is in heaven looking after all of us.

Brian and the Litz family,

I saw your wife and son and your wonderful dog Justice receiving a special award from the AKC last night at the Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show. I was watching because I have two Rhodesian Ridgebacks that I show. How very proud you must be.

Brian, look up our Bryan, he is new up there and tell him how very much we love and miss him. Also, tell him that the Steelers beat the Jets in the playoff game.

Brian, I will see you at my FINAL ROLL CALL. Until then, rest easy my brother, we got it from here.

Officer Jody Grube
Columbus, OH Police Department

January 17, 2005

I was watching the AKC awards in a state far away from Florida. I saw Justice receive an award. It brought a tear to my eye and sparked my curiosity enough that I searched to read about the circumstances that took you from your wife, adorable son, and faithful K9 companion. I hope you are at peace and that your family is doing as well as can be expected.

January 16, 2005

My Christmas In Heaven



I see the countless Christmas trees,
around the world below,
with tiny little tinkle lights,
Like heaven on the snow.

The sight is so spectacular,
please wipe away your tear,
For I am spending Christmas,
with Jesus Christ this year!!

I hear the many Christmas songs
that people hold so dear.
But the sounds of music can't compare
with the Christmas Choir up here.

I have no words to tell you,
the joy the voices bring,
For it's beyond description,
to hear the angels sing!

I know how much you miss me,
The pain inside your heart...
But I am not so far away,
for we really aren't apart.

So be happy for me dear ones,
You know I hold you dear,
be glad I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year!

I sent you each a special gift,
from my heavenly home above....
I sent you each a memory
of my true undying love.

After all, love is a gift
more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important
in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other,
as my Father said to do.
For I can't count His blessings
& His love for each of you.

So have a Merry Christmas
and wipe away that tear...
Remember I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year!!!

written by a loved one in Heaven...


May God Bless You and Keep You Safe!
Please take care all of you/

December 25, 2004

Brian, I am picking up my cap/gown/hood this week because I am walking on Dec. 18th to receive my Masters degree. Barbara's son had a "Batman" pin that he mailed to me and I am wearing it on my gown in your memory. I know you had a Masters. Some of your fellow officers will be at my graduation/dinner. I put "all" blue lights up in my new home in your honor and the honor of all those officers who gave their lives for us and I do not want people to ever "FORGOT". Your dad wrote about how you had achieved your Masters. My father is with you. So I know the both of you will be watching me from above while I get my degree. I am praying for both your families during this holiday season. Still thinking about you and your family!!!!!

Jennifer L. Tozzo State Fire Instructor
Graduate Student /Instructor

December 1, 2004

God Bless you Deputy Litz, your life will never be forgotten. May God be with your family and show them everlasting hope and love.

Deputy Jeff Bessinger
Delaware County Sheriffs Office-Ohio

November 21, 2004

This is such a waste of a good life. It seems so unfair to us left behind and hard for us to understand the workings of the universe divine. But, we believe in a greater force and that our lives are all planned out. Sometimes we have to live for many, many years before we can put the puzzle pieces together for them to make sense and realize that we are learning each day. May your wings fly you high. Please watch over us and protect us from above. We love you, dear one, and thank you for everything.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Deputy Sheriff

October 27, 2004

HEY BRO ITS BEEN ABOUT 8 MONTHS NOW, THIS IS MY FIRST MESSEAGE TO YOU. DID NOT THINK I WOULD GET THE COURAGE TO LEAVE A MESSEGE. THERE IS NOT ONE TIME DURING MY 12 HOURS SHIFT I DONT THINK ABOUT YOU. I DID NOT KNOW YOU THAT WELL BUT I KNOW IF YOU WERE HERE WE WOULD PROBALY BE GOOD FRIENDS BY NOW, THATS THE KIND OF PERSON EVERYONE SAY YOU WERE. I KNOW I WOULD HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM YOU. BUT EVEN STILL I LEARN FROM YOU. THERE IS ALWAYS THAT CALL I TAKE EXTRA CAUTION ON DOING. LIKE I SAID I DID NOT KNOW YOU THAT WELL BUT I MISS YOU EVERYDAY.

DEPUTY
MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

October 26, 2004

Brian:

It's been over 7 months since God called you to his side and I still wish I could have had one more conversation with you, I wish I didn't let the distance become so great,a mistake I always will regret. I see your picture by my desk every day. Ten years goes by in the blink of an eye. The memories of class and our freindship will always stay with me. A day does not go by that you and your family are not in my thoughts and prayers.

Later Bro....
Pete

PTM
Boston

October 15, 2004

Brian,

I can't believe it has been over 7 months without you here. I think of you all the time and wonder how your family copes with you not here. I miss your smile and your voice. I miss chatting with you on the nextel and miss your funny emails. You will always be in my heart. God Bless you scooby!

Love,

Jaime

Jaime Urban, DEU Secretary
Marion County Sheriff's Office

September 29, 2004

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