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

Seven long years--miss you still. Keep watching over my boys! We'll never forget you, Brian.

Beckie Sirolli
Reserve Ofc. FPPD

February 6, 2011

Bri #23, Even after seven years~Nothing will ever ease our pain. But, I just wanted you to know I will hold you forever in my heart. Brian, Jack, Ryan & Cecelia help keep us going. Ryan looks so much like you at 21 months. After all he is your brothers son. Keep looking down on us from heaven. You are deeply missed & loved. Hugs!

Nancy Litz
Mom

February 6, 2011

It is coming up on 7 years. Visit this site often and go by the graveside. Take a flower for Brian and Captain Faircloth and never forget!

Anonymous

January 20, 2011

I grew up with brian litz in agawam ma. I met him in 1980 when we first moved to agawam . I remember swimming in his pool when we were young. He was a good guy. I sold him a snow blower for 30 dollars . Lol . God Bless his family

Anonymous

January 11, 2011

2011 you are still in our thoughts and prayers my brother!

Anonymous

January 2, 2011

"What we do today echoes in eternity." Tattoed forever on me and in my soul.

Anonymous

July 25, 2010

Hi Brian,
Just wanted to tell you that I was thinking about you today, you hold a very special place in my heart I fell in love with that cute little face when you arrived here from England and I am so happy that I was part of your life for a little while, well please keep an eye on all the little ones for us ...............Love and miss you

Denise Manseau
aunt

May 23, 2010

Happy Birthday, Brian...sending prayers for your family that the Lord wraps His arms around them and gives them peace and strength.

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One of us...a brother lost.

The fallen warrior walks alone,
his footsteps muffled in the swirling mist of
seemingly endless night.

From the darkness, first quiet as a heartbeat,
growing louder, stronger...
the sound of a mighty army marching,
closer, closer still.

His comrades, those who left before him,
join him one by one...
brothers and sisters,
heroes all.

And they walk with him,
a force of many,
a heart of one.

Their duty over,
their rest deserved...
they walk together toward light and hope.

And the peace they fought so hard to keep...
finally their reward.

One of us.
A brother lost.
Never forgotten.

B. Sirolli
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Beckie Sirolli
Former LEO

May 17, 2010

Deputy Litz, thank-you for your brave service to the community. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince Georges County Maryland Police Department

May 16, 2010

Thank You Sir for serving Marion County - You are truly a hero
We will never forget your sacrifice

Deputy Cadet Tim Nick
Marion County Sheriff's Office

April 15, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 8, 2010

His ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten by the law enforcement family.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister & granddau.of LEOs

February 7, 2010

Brian,

Its been six years brother, and we'll never forget you. You meant a lot to everyone you came in contact with. You touched the lives of the people you met, no matter how long you talked to them. People ask me all the time about the license plate on my car. I tell them about you and what you meant to us. Keep watch over all of us from Heaven. Thank you to you and your family.

Deputy Sheriff Aaron J. Sirolli
Sumter County Sheriff's Office

February 7, 2010

Deputy Litz.
Well its been six { 6 }. years today that You were took from Your Family and the Marion County Sheriffs Dept.
I were born and grew up there in Marion County
I moved in 1984 .
Please keep watch over M.C.S.D. and all of Marion County and most of all Your Family.
Rest In Peace Sir.

Anonymous

February 7, 2010

Six years Sunday...but we're keeping your memory alive. I left the job last year, but my husband and sons still proudly wear the badge. Keep watching over them from heaven...We miss you, brother.

Beckie Sirolli
former LEO

February 4, 2010

I am so sorry for the loss of Deputy Sheriff Litz. Not only did we share the same badge number,3483, he was killed the day before my birthday.

Please convey my heart felt sympathy to Mrs. Litz and their little boy. My biggest fear when I was an officer, 1975-1989, was that something would happen to me, and I would leave my little girl, who is now 26. I cannot imagine the heartbreak for his family.
Please accept my condolences, even though they are late, Deputy Sheriff Litz and his family will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
J. Charlene Genther
Badge 3483

Retired Officer J. Charlene Genther
Detroit Police. My Badge was 3483.

October 30, 2009

Deputy Litz,

As a new officer in 2004, your funeral was the first officers funeral I had ever attended. I was in awe of the number of people to support law enforcement, as for we get cursed at daily. As I watched your family and K9 Partner enter the church, I couldn't even imagine what your family and fellow officers were going through.

Unfortunately we buried one of our own a few weeks ago. He too was killed in the line of duty. That night I remembered your funeral and the sacrifice you gave to this world and thought about your family also. As Cpl. Roberts family grieves, and I know it dosent get easier, you just find a way to move on. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and fellow deputies at the Sheriffs Office. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Officer
Tampa Police Department

September 11, 2009

Hi Brian,
Just wanted to tell you that I saw your little guy on a TV clip and how proud you would have been of him, he is such a handsome and smart little guy, just like his Daddy... I know your watching down on all of us, we miss and love you a lot.Please keep watch over Brian, Jack, Ryan and Aidan too, those little guys need you...
Love Aunty Denise

Denise Roy Manseau
aunt

May 18, 2009

Hey Brian,

I was driving through an area of OPE today and it occurred to me that it was the last place that I spoke to you the night before. Dang, I can still see you loading Justice up and hear you say "Later Bro".

I saw Lil Brian at the annual Christmas Party. Wow, he's grown so much and he is so smart. You should be very proud indeed.

Rest Easy Brother

Deputy
MCSO

April 11, 2009

Hey Bri, 5 yrs already gone by. Seems like yesterday. I still think about you often and you are sadly missed by all the guys here in Agawam.

Keith A. Josephson
hometown friend

February 27, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 20, 2009

Deputy Litz
I’m a retired police officer from up north and the only accomplishment I did not get to do in my career was becoming a K-9 officer. I have always had the utmost respect and admiration for the officers and their partners. I loved to watch them train and sometimes would take the bite for them. I moved to Florida three years ago and last fall decided to take some classes to update my resume. About two weeks ago my speech instructor told us to do a speech on something that we feel strongly about, and when I left the classroom I wasn’t sure what to write about until I saw the K-9 patrol car on the way home. I called a good friend of mine from my old department Sgt. CJ Brooks who was a K-9 officer and trainer and told him what I needed and he gave me some good web sites. He also told me to look you up on the computer, he said that he met you down here several years ago and was very impressed with you and the way you spoke about your job. He then explained about your death, and told me to go to the ODMP where he says that he checks on you all the time.
I did all my research on the K-9 background and about you and your partner Justice. I completed reading your reflections last Wednesday night and then began writing my speech for Friday.
On Friday when I walked in front of my classmates, which I see you have met, and then stepped behind the podium I was nervous, never being a group speaker unless it was in front of an angry crowd. But with the material I had made me feel a little better. I started with the background and training of K-9s, also about a few of my experiences with drug and tracking dogs. I then talked about you and your partner Justice, the way you loved your job and the professional way you did it. I explained how close you and Justice were and what his reaction was at your funeral. When I was finished you could have heard a pin drop, and I’m thinking I blew it, but I didn’t I got an A and you sir got a standing ovation, the reason I know is when they sat back down I said that was for Deputy Litz and they started all over again. Then when I was walking away from the podium I felt a small pat on my back, I’m not a person who believed much in the after world, but I knew where that pat came from, thank you.
Like I said before, you and Justice have my utmost respect and admiration, and I want to thank you for the job that you did to protect your family, friends, coworkers and community you worked. You and your family will always be in my prayers and I hope they have found some peace and are able to move forward in their lives. Rest in peace sir on a job well done, we have the watch.

Mike/Student
Fellow Officer Retired

February 16, 2009

Deputy Litz
As I sit here and type this message I want you to know there are nine other college students sitting here with me. We came to this page after listening to a speech today in our class about K-9 officers and their partners, which included you and your partner Justice. We just wanted you to know that there are ten new people keeping you, your family and your department in our prayers. You will never be forgotten by your community, as we have read about your memorials, and you will not be forgotten by us. Rest in peace Deputy Litz, and thank you for your service. Jim, Julie, Cathy, Harry, Tommy, Susan, Shelly, Jody, Tara, Cassandra.

Florida College Students

February 13, 2009

Brian,
I can't believe it has already been 5 years. The pain is less sharp, but it still hurts every day. Life will never be the same without you in it. How crazy our lives can change, so quickly. So much change in the last five years. To this day, I still meet people that you left an impression upon.
You are still an important part of our lives, and always will be. In fact,just this morning, as Dede and I were getting ready for school and work, you were part of our conversation. You would be so proud of her. She has a full scholarship to CFCC. She took a criminal justice class last semester and of course got an "A" in the class, it runs in the blood.
I know how proud you are of little man. What a blessing it is to know, that you are watching over him every day. What a great little person he has become. He did a great job with his reading at Mass Saturday. He played his heart out for you at his basketball game.
As always, on the 7th of February, we all meet for lunch at Harry's in remembrance of you. We got a group photo this year, we always seem to forget when lunch is over to get a photo. But, I remembered this year! It would have been better to have had you in our group photo, well to see you in the photo, I know you were there.
The Priest spoke of Heaven and angels on Saturday. How that Heaven is all around us, and that means his angels are also, which means you are, always with us, watching over us. That brought so much comfort to me.
Miss you and Love you... always!
Vonnie

Vonnie Hart
friend

February 11, 2009

2/7/09

Thinking of your loved ones today; five years is such a long time to be separated from someone you love.

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

Norie Haas

February 7, 2009

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