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

GOD KEEP HIM SAFE SO HE AND THE OTHER BLUE ANGLES CAN KEEP WATCH OVER US AND PROTECT US FROM ABOVE.

Dana Wilson

February 8, 2004

Rest easy now brother, we have the watch from here. Your work and memory will never be forgotten. God bless you and your family always.

A brother in law enforcement.

Pfc. Abraham
Winter Springs Police Dept.

February 8, 2004

Brother Brian,
You are one of the few people that I considered a very good friend and I always will. You will be missed not only by me but the entire Marion County Sheriff's Office. I will miss the way we used to laugh and joke with one another almost everyday but your work here is done and we will carry on your memory forever. Rest in peace my brother.

Your friend, Timbo. AIR-1

Deputy Tim O'Hara
Marion County Sheriff's Aviation Unit

February 8, 2004

DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF DS BRIAN ROBERT LITX.

Anonymous

February 8, 2004

I had the GREAT pleasure of working with Brian for the past several years while he was in K-9. Brian loved his job and would respond from anywhere to anyone. Brian would get on a scene and track for miles to catch a suspect (or a rabbit). I will always remember the last thing Brian would say when he would leave a scene, "Later Bro".

Later Bro, but not goodby.

Master Deputy Jerry Bevan
Marion County Sheriff's Office

February 8, 2004

Rest in peace brother.

We have the watch now.

Cadet Wayne Rosser
Valencia Criminal Justice Institute

February 8, 2004

God bless and rest easy. Your family does not weep alone. Thank you for your service.

M. Moore

February 8, 2004

ANOTHER SOLDIER FELL TODAY

Another soldier fell today
Not fighting in Iraq but
Fighting in a war that has been going on much longer

Another soldier fell today
CNN will not cover the story
This soldier just as important if not more important
fighting in a war much closer to home

Another soldier fell today
How many people will know
A true hero died trying to protect our own

Another soldier fell today
A true hero in my eyes
Not fighting in a foriegn land but here at home
It was not the enemy that was fighting to protect their country
But an enemy trying to take something that did not belong to them

Another soldier fell today
May God Bless him, his family, and friends
These are true heros who do not fight for fame and fortune
But fight to protect the citizens of our land
From an enemy that looks just like us

Another soldier fell today
How long must we fight this loosing war
A war against crime on our own streets
Against an enemy that keeps coming back

Another soldier fell today.....

A tribute to DEPUTY PHIL BILLINGS.... Killed in Action 4/6/03

Author: Carrol Graves



Deputy Kreg Costa
Broward County Sheriff's Office

February 8, 2004

God Bless you Deputy Sheriff Brian Robert Litz
and your family and friends.

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton Co. TX. Pct 2 Constable

February 8, 2004

God Speed warrior.

STATE TROOPER K-9
Tennessee Highway Patrol

February 8, 2004

To the Litz family, and Marion County Sheriff's Office,

My sincere sympathies for your loss. Deputy Litz is a hero, and made the ultimate sacrifice doing a job that I'm sure he loved. My prayers are with you. His sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff
Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

February 8, 2004

Brian Litz inspired everyone. He inspired us to work harder, and inspired us to work safer. Most of all though, he inspired us to be happy with what we do. I did not know Brian for a long time since I have just started with agency, but the times I got to work with him I always noticed a smile. Brian spent countless hours with me improving my officer safety techniques and I will never be able to thank him enough for that. He is the reason I want to be a K9 unit. If I can achieve being half as good of a deputy as he was, then I will have achieved greatness. Brian... I will miss you brother.

Deputy Greg Pickering
Marion County Sheriffs Office

February 8, 2004

Rest in peace sir.

Shannon
private citizen

February 8, 2004

Rest in peace sir.

Shannon
private citizen

February 8, 2004

It is with a heavy heart that I send this note to the family and friends of Deputy Brian Litz. We are praying for you in this dificult time in your life. Our thoughts are with all of you with the loss of another hero.

Theresa Lackey (ret) Dispatcher
California Highway Patrol

February 8, 2004

To the Family of Brain Litz and the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Having worked with many family members who have lost a loved one in similar circumstances, my heart is with each and every one of you.

Losing a police officer touches more lives than the public can imagine. Brian's memory will live on through memorial pages like this one and State and National walls, but the family, yes the family need the care and support that each and every one of you can give them.

Remember to support Deputy Litz's wife and son for many years to come. They need your love and friendship more now than ever.

My prayers are with the family and agency and I pray for strength during this most difficult time.

If I can help in any way, please let me know.

Captain Patty Wells
Casualty Assistance Officer Team Leader and COPS Member
Orange Co. Sheriff's Office

Captain Patty Wells
Orange Co. Sheriff's Office

February 8, 2004

God bless Deputy Litz, his wife and son. This is an example of no such thing as a routine police call. My prayers are with his family and friends.

Police Officer
Tampa Police Department

February 8, 2004

Rest in peace, and thanks for keeping the peace while you were here. I hope to serve as a police officer very soon, and it will be an honor because of Deputy Litz and other officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. God bless his wife, son and all who knew him. This loss is unimaginable I'm sure.

Pat
Baltimore, MD

February 8, 2004

Yet another hero has been taken too soon. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Litz. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us all to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

February 8, 2004

To the family and friends of this fine officer go my thoughts and prayers . I am so sorry for your loss . May he rest in peace .

Garda Kenneth Harrington
An Garda Siochana , Ireland .

February 8, 2004

To the Litz Family,

I once had the HONOR of working with Brian and hardly knew him, but after that one meeting, I knew that he was a special person. Brian you will be missed. God Bless

Ofc. David Schramek and K-9 Votan
Gainesville Florida Police Department

February 8, 2004

BUFFALO, NEW YORK

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE OFFICERS
WISH TO SEND OUR CONDOLENCES. OUR THOUGHTS
AND PRAYERS ARE WITH DEPUTY LITZ, HIS FAMILY
AND CO-WORKERS.

GOD BLESS...

PO ERNEST G. PENN
DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE

February 8, 2004

My heart goes out to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Litz. May this hero rest in peace and watch over his family always.

Stacy Cullinane Smith
Widow of Patrolman Mickey Cullinane, EOW 8/26/92,
Sea Isle City, NJ Police Department

February 8, 2004

God speed warrior your shield will shine forever. Our prayers are with you and your family. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Sincerely Ofc Ryan Leach.

Officer Ryan Leach
Grand Blanc Township (MI)

February 8, 2004

God bless the blue angels.
Those willing to go, everyday into the valley of the shadow.
and those who now find peaceful shelter on the other side.
You are forever in our hearts and prayers.

ACooper
Emt

February 8, 2004

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