Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Brian Andrew Haas

Hendry County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, April 24, 2004

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Brian Andrew Haas


It's Christmas Eve, and you are so missed.

Love, Mom & Dad

Norie Haas
Mother of Deputy Brian A. Haas

December 24, 2023

Thinking of you.

Matt's Mom

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Matthew Rittenhouse HPD 920
EOW 9/16/2004

September 14, 2023


We "celebrated" your E.O.W. anniversary with our dear friends, the Garlands. They were so much a part of your life growing up, almost like a second set of parents. There were a lot of laughs, and a few tears as we looked through old pics and reminisced around the fire. Your best friend, Doug, even joined us by the fire via FaceTime from the fire station where he was on duty.

Though it was nineteen years ago that Sheriff Worley compassionately delivered the news to us that no parent ever wants to hear, Dad and I remember as if it was yesterday. We miss you deeply and love you forever.

Mom and Dad

Norie Haas

April 26, 2023

I’m praying for your family and coworkers as it’s getting close to your EOW. Nineteen years is so long to be apart. Thank you for your service. Rest in eternal Peace.

Maxine, mother of
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

April 23, 2023

Hey Brian,

I couldn't sleep on the day of Easter. For some reason I was thinking of you, in fact, a lot lately. Anyway My eyes closed and the a bit later, I realized that the time on the clock was 1:57 am.

Ironic, Easter ...You would've been about 40 yrs old. It's hard to believe that next year would be 20 years of your passing.

You have made an imprint on my life and many others. Life IS too short!!
Everyone should be so lucky to have you make them feel so lucky to have known you. I, myself, try to make everyday matter. And to live life all the time, everyday.... I mean REALLY LIVE LIFE.

So thank you for being my "Hero" nephew. You have made a difference in everyone in your heart!

Say hello, to your grandparents for me.

Love you!
Aunt Trisha

Patricia C Barnes

April 11, 2023



We've begun another year without you, this makes 19. It's heartbreaking to think of all the events and gatherings you won't be here for, and how long 365 days will be without one of your hugs. You would think I would be used to missing you by now, but I don't think that will ever happen. I still close my eyes and listen to the recordings of your voice, and pretend you are right beside me.

Dad and I love you and miss you more than we ever thought possible.


Norie Haas
Mother of Deputy Brian A. Haas

January 1, 2023

Thinking of you and your mom on this Mother's Day.
How blessed we are that we were given the gift of being Mom to our precious Sons.

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Matthew Rittenhouse HPD 920
EOW 9/16/2004

May 8, 2022


Eighteen years ago today I was handed my son's folded flag by Sheriff Worley. I remember holding it with both arms up against my chest, just as I held Brian seconds after he was born. If only we could reset the clock. Until that day, I had never seen so many blue lights and law enforcement officers in one place.

Norie Haas
Mother of Deputy Brian A. Haas

April 30, 2022

Years may pass but you will never be forgotten. Your legacy lives on thru your caring wonderful parents and family.

G. Anne Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

April 23, 2022



Dad and I celebrated your birthday this evening with one of your favorite meals. Hard to believe this is our 18th birthday celebration for you, but without you. Also, very hard to believe you would have turned 39 today. We miss you, love you, and will continue to celebrate the wonderful day of your birth as long as we're able.

Love, Mom and Dad

Norie Haas
Mother of Deputy Brian A. Haas

March 3, 2022

I’m so sorry for your loss. I was just blessed by Officer Haas’ parents and given a gift card to enjoy lunch on them as I work today. Thank you. Thank you for raising your son to be a hero. Have a blessed holiday season and thank you again for letting his memory and name live on and for the respect of our profession. God Bless.

Sgt Brad Mules
Warner Robins Police Department

November 12, 2021

Many hearts were broken and lives forever changed, 17 years ago. It seems like an eternity since that last hug, yet the memories are so vivid, it feels like yesterday. A parent's love is forever, and a parent's grief never ends.

Norie Haas
Brian's Mom

April 23, 2021

Smiling at the memories of the Christmas Eve's we shared, and missing you so very much. Wish there could be more. Merry Christmas in heaven.

Love, Mom & Dad

Norie & Bob Haas

December 24, 2020


I find it hard to believe that 16 years have passed since that last hug and "love you, Mom", before you left for work that evening. I remember it so vividly. There have been weddings, births, deaths, and celebrations that you should have been here for. You are missed by many.

I miss you every single day.

Love, Mom

Norie Haas

April 24, 2020

Brian, It's been 16 years since you have left us and join God and the Angels of heaven above... I know you are watching over all of us and I always know you're close by....

I prayer for you mom and dad and your sister too.... How about you being Uncle Brian:)

Miss you!\
With bunches of love....

Aunti Trisha and Uncle Allen

Trisha Barnes

April 24, 2020

Hi my Angel,
It is hard to believe it has been 16 yrs since your passing, But God Needed your assistance to Patrol the Heavens by his side. I miss you so much and you are in my thoughts every day...

I pray for your peace and your parents strength... You have beautiful nieces and nephew, but you probably already know that....I am sure you watch over all of us...

Miss you, my little Nephew....I hope you travel happily and safe through the heaven above....

Until we meet again, I always feel you close by...Love you!!

Aunt Trisha and Uncle Allen

Patricia C. Barnes

April 23, 2020

Respect, Honor, Remember. Thoughts are with you and your amazing, caring, loving family.

Wisconsin C.O.P.S. G. Birkholz
Mom of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

April 16, 2020



We celebrate your birth, 37 years ago this evening. The twenty-one birthdays we shared will never be enough, and the sixteen birthdays we've celebrated without you on earth are always emotional. Wonderful memories, yet so sad that there will be no more memories made.

We love you, miss you, and think of you every day.

Mom & Dad

Norie Haas

March 3, 2020

Brian, I have left you several reflections, because of my love to you and so much and miss you dearly. It has been 15 years, but, I so think of you so often. Your butterflies fly closely as I walk. You must be on the same path. You are very close to me.... Enjoy your new wings... I have always cherish your love... Always is your spirit with joy... Your Aunt Trisha

Aunt Trisha
Aunt & Uncle

June 5, 2019



Fifteen years ago this evening, as you got ready to leave for work, Dad and I said goodbye, told you we loved you and be safe. We watched your squad car head down our driveway, so proud of all you had accomplished in your short 21 years. Several hours later, Steve Worley, our good friend and the local sheriff, brought us the news no parent ever wants to hear. I remember it like it was yesterday, yet that goodbye feels like it was a lifetime ago.

We miss you and love you.

Mom and Dad

Norie Haas

April 23, 2019


We're starting another new year without you. After all these years, it still makes us feel like we are leaving you behind. It's a time to think about all that you have missed, and all of those who still miss you so very much. Once again, we vow to do our best to make sure you are remembered. We speak of you often, and honor your sacrifice with scholarships and charitable giving. Though we can no longer hear your voice and your laughter, or feel your hugs and strong hands, you live on in our hearts forever.

Mom and Dad

Norie Haas

January 2, 2018

God Bless you sweet Brian and your special family. They are amazing people with love for everyone they meet. I am positive that you and my Lil'David are buddies in Heaven.

deputy david abella's mom
Nonnie of 8 precious grands

June 12, 2017

I stopped at the wall and spoke to Brian this week.
Know he is remembered and not forgotten.

Cpl. Jay McClemens (retired)
Chester Township Police

May 15, 2017



Thirteen years ago this evening, you gave me a hug, said goodbye to Dad and I, then got in your squad car and headed to work. You never came home.

Though you were barely 21 years old, Dad and I were so proud of the young man you had become, and all you had accomplished.

Even after all of this time, our broken hearts still ache. We miss you, we love you, and we always will.

Mom and Dad

Norie Haas

April 23, 2017

I was looking at some stuff I had saved from long ago. We shot the USPSA nationals together in 1998 as juniors. I was very sad to hear this news.

The January/February 1999 edition of "Front Sight" has the results.

Brian placed 4th, I placed 5th.

Keith Loftus

February 14, 2017

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