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

Hey Brian its Pete out with some SEAL buds say your a hero I miss you. Told them about first responder. Laughing!!!


September 3, 2013

Just wanted to let you know, your still missed brother.
God Bless!

Mark Miller
Former CWO / Ocala Police Dept.

June 19, 2013

Thinking of your loved ones today. It's been nine long years since their lives were forever changed. I will always remember meeting your Mother at the memorial services in May, 2005. We shared a mother's grief for our sons, named Brian.

Norie Haas
Mother of Deputy Brian Haas

February 7, 2013

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Litz, you will never be forgottne....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

February 7, 2013

Dear Son,
We had our annual basketball game in your memory. We did well raising money for the scholarship fund in your name. Your good friend Tim does a great job in keeping this function going every year. This year your son played and did a great job even if he runs like you did.
We shared alot of Brian stories and had a great night. We all miss and love you so much. Keep watching over us from up there and please watch over and keep all officers safe.
Love always and forever,


January 27, 2013

Always on my mind. You were kind and cared deeply about the community you served! You had and have a great family and you will live on in many heart. Thank you for caring and loving your job as much. Most of us know the price you paid and the pain for those left behind, I for one will never forget you and your support. Your family is the strongest I have seen. Missing a great Deputy and a friend in arms!


November 20, 2012

I feel so guilty you watched out for me,yes you were a bailiff I was OPD and I was not what they wanted, but I would do anything to be back in 1994 and know what I know now! God my life is so different. Thi week I represented a country at UN week in New York, a long way fromOPD and CFCC. But I know, if I was there in 2004 these tears would not be shed. I'm sorry I let you down, classmate and brother, I'm sorry, I MISS YOU.I'm so sorry

PTM Boston

September 30, 2012

Bri #23

We miss you and want you to know that you are never more tha a moment away form our thoughts and our hearts. Until than~Happy Birthday Bri we love you..

Mother-Nancy Litz

May 18, 2012

Brian, you will never be forgotten...

Sangi Blair, Academy Coodinator
College of Central Florida- Criminal Justice Institute

May 17, 2012

Hi Brian:.
I was just thinking about our days in the academy, and some of the laughs we had it's hard to believe that was 18 years ago, it seems like yesterday. I miss you very much, it is really hard to come here and not shed tears, although I don't always leave a reflection, I visit often. Your family is in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
Thank You
God Bless



May 15, 2012

I had the honor and privliage to meet your father, brother, and brothers sons today. I was having lunch with two other K-9 handlers when they sat down next to us. They introduced themselves and told us about you. How ironic it was that we were sitting in a small diner in Windsor Locks, CT when your family came in and sat down next to three other K-9 handlers not to mention that I too am from Western Mass, South Hadley. Rest in Peace

Trooper First Class Scott Menard #618
Connecticut State Police Troop-H Hartford

February 21, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Litz. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

I still remember receiving the call that you had been killed. It was like a baseball bat to the stomach. Wish you were here.

Miss you Bro.


February 8, 2012

We'll never forget you, Brian.

Officer B. Sirolli
Fruitland Park Police Department

February 7, 2012

Brian you are still missed and will never be forgoton..


February 7, 2012

Deputy Brian Litz.
8 years ago today { 2-7-2004 } You died doing what You loved.
Serving the county of Marion County Florida.
God bless You and .
You are loved and missed very,very much.

gene kearce

February 7, 2012

you are gone from our touch but not.forgotten. You left your tattoo on our hearts forever. I wish you were here to see how handsome, mature, smart Brian has Deidre, she misses you so, she is beautiful inside and out, she graduates from UCF in May..then off to get her masters and law school. you would be so proud of her and.little man. we love you and think.of you every day. hugs. PS tell Grannie and Pop hello!

Yvoone Hart

February 7, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and you will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your family for sharing in their reflections their devotion to you.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 7, 2012

Brian I love and miss you so very much. This is the 8th year of your trip to Jesus. Yet it feels like yesterday that you left us. I want you to know that we think of you everyday. You are our hero forever.
Brian you can be so proud of your son he is growing into a very smart and fine youg man (just like you were) .He ask me a lot of the same questions you did. I guess that is God way of helping me until I see you again. Keep watching over us and your whole family.
Love always and forever!!!

Raymond Litz

February 7, 2012

We will never forget the sacrifice that you and your entire family made for all of us. May you continue to rest in peace Deputy Litz. My heart and prayers are with your son and family as they face another EOW.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

February 7, 2012

Hi Brian,

Wow it's been awhile. Please know that you are thought about often and will never be forgotten. Watch over me as I have surgery on Feb 7th your angelversary. I hope you are happy and at peace.

Lots of Love,

Jaime Ross
Marion County Sheriffs Office

January 31, 2012



Your family, (particularly your Mom), was in my thoughts yesterday, as they remembered the day, seven years ago, when their lives were forever changed. It is hard to believe so much time has passed since we've heard our son's voices or felt their arms wrapped around us in a hug. I have come to believe that this grief journey is not a journey meant to be completed in a lifetime.

Norie Haas
Another Brian's Mom

Norie Haas

February 8, 2011

You are not forgotten. My heart aches for your little one, having to grow up without you.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 7, 2011

On this, the 7th anniversary of your loss, I join with your fellow officers, your department and your community as we remember your extreme sacrifice. Thank you for your courage, dedication and conviction to the safety and security of the citizens of Marion County. May our Lord continue to bless and sustain your family, friends and co-workers as they try to find peace after going through the pain and confusion of your loss. The world is a better place thanks to your contribution...Your in my prayers...

Christopher M. Hess
Easton, PA Area School District Police/Security Dept.

February 7, 2011

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for the citizens of Florida and the family left behind to pick up the pieces and move forward. Continue to rest in peace...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


February 7, 2011

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