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



Today is Thanksgiving, and we truly have many things to be thankful for. At the top of the list is the twenty-one years we had you in our lives, and Amanda and her precious family.

You will always be loved, forever missed, and never forgotten.

Mom and Dad

Norie Haas

November 26, 2009


I wanted to stop by and thank you for your service and a job well done. Even though it seems so unfair to us left behind, I can not think of a more honorable way to leave this earth than to lay your life down trying to save others. My Brian and you had a lot in common and when I asked him why he wanted to be a Military Police Officer he said he wanted to make a difference in this world and to help others. I believe in my heart that it is a special calling on someone's life to be a policeman. Most people are not willing to do with what that job calls for and are not willing to give their own life up, if needed, for someone they do not even know. Thanks to your mother's kind words left on my son's page, I now know about you. We will keep your family in our prayers for we know how much of a struggle each day brings without our child and our life on earth. I try to remember that our children are still very close to us, in fact, just one breath away.

Tammy Persin
Mother of fallen Military Police Officer
Pfc Brian Thomas Gleason 8/9/2000


August 10, 2009



Your dive boots, (still kept in one of the boat compartments, just because), came in handy yesterday afternoon. Dad and I ran aground off of Chokoloskee trying to out run a big storm. It took both of us out of the boat pushing, to get off the sandbar. Though your boots were quite a bit too big, I was very glad to have them.

Dad and I miss you so much. It just doesn't make sense; you were so young and had so much life left to live.

Love, MOM

Norie Haas

July 30, 2009

Rest in peace brother, may god bless your friends and family.

A hero is never forgotten...

Deputy Sheriff
Glades County

July 10, 2009



We had a big family get together in South Carolina last week. You and Nonnie were dearly missed. Dad spent some time fishing with your cousin, Spencer. Except for the blonde hair, he reminds me so much of you at his age.

Kaitlyn met her uncle, aunts, and cousins for the first time. I have already begun to talk to her about you, her Uncle Brian. You will never be forgotten.

Love, MOM

Norie Haas

July 7, 2009



Dad and I spent yesterday fishing down in 10,000 Islands. It's not the same, nor will it ever be the same without you there. Dad always wears your sight fishing glasses, and I can see the sadness in his eyes everytime he pulls them out to put them on. There are many good memories from camping and fishing trips our family took down there, but it is so sad that you, who loved it so much, can no longer enjoy being there with us. I spent the entire day reliving those precious memories. I miss you so much.

Love, MOM

Norie Haas

June 10, 2009

My thoughts are with all of your love ones. I know the daily struggle they face every day without your presence. The first thought of every day when they awake each morning is of you and the last thought every night before they drift off to sleep is of you. You will never be forgotten. Continue to watch over all of them.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 26, 2009

Thinking of your loved ones today and everyday. I know the daily struggles they face without you and the terrible pain within their hearts. God, wrap your loving arms around them and help them with their grief and let them feel your presence.
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Brenda Lucas
Mother of Chief Anthony D. Lucas, EOW 2-4-2005

April 24, 2009

Brian, Tomorrow is five years since you left us so suddenly. We miss you so much and think of you every day. In a few months I will get to meet your niece for the first time. It is so sad that you will never get to be an uncle to Kaitlyn. I know you would have been a great one. Please watch over your family especially around this time of year. We love you and miss you so very much. Love Always, Aunt Bonnie

Bonnie Cannedy

April 23, 2009



I woke up this morning with a heavy heart, and all day my eyes have been on the verge of spilling tears. Early this evening it will be exactly five years ago that Dad and I said goodbye to you for the last time. You climbed in your squad car and began your 6PM-6AM shift. Less then four hours into tomorrow you were gone.

Most of the time I can smile at the good memories of the twenty one years you were with us. I try not to focus on the horrific early morning hours of April 24, 2004, and the week that followed. Today, the horrible picture I have in my mind; all of your things strewn in the median and your body broken and bleeding on the ground, will not go away.

Five years is such a long time to be apart from someone you love. There are still days that Dad and I do not know how we have survived this long. We will miss and love you forever.

Love, MOM

Norie Haas

April 23, 2009

Brian, Happy Birthday. It's hard to believe you would be 26 years old today. We think about you every day. Please watch over your family. It's so unfair that they can't celebrate with you today. We love you and miss you. Aunt Bonnie, Uncle Glenn, Sarah, and Heather

Bonnie Cannedy

March 3, 2009

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy 26th Birthday.
Norie and Bob we are thinking of you, and here if you just need to talk...

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

March 3, 2009



Tomorrow we should be celebrating your 26th birthday, the same age Dad was when you were born. Since your death, I always have so many conflicting feelings about your birthday. The day you were born, March 3, 1983, was one of the best days of my life, a day that should always be celebrated. Yet, it is so sad that there will never be any more birthdays to celebrate with you. It is also a reminder of how short your life on earth was.

The best I can do is smile at the memories of the twenty-one years we had, and cry from the hearthache of missing you more then I ever could have imagined.

Love, MOM

Norie Haas

March 2, 2009

Hey brother, well as you know we lost another one this morning. I am sure that you and Sgt. Horne are already having a great time. Watch over us as we carry out your dreams. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

D/S J. Woods
Hendry County Sheriff's Office

January 27, 2009

I know your mom and dad. Your mom didn't even know me and got me the greatest gift ever-she done an etching of my dad's name off of the wall in Washinghton. I wish I could have met you just so you know your parents are awesome people.

Tiffany Carpenter
daughter of Oscar Carpenter

December 29, 2008

Brian, Another Christmas has arrived without you here. I still remember the last Christmas we celebrated together. I still have the picture your dad took of all of us. I look at it every day with fond memories. Please watch over your family and fellow officers. Merry Christmas! Love you always. Aunt Bonnie, Uncle Glenn, Sarah, and Heather

Bonnie Cannedy

December 25, 2008



Though I'm trying very hard to focus on the many good memories of the 21 years you were with us, the reality that you will not be a part of any new memories is overwhelmingly sad.

I miss you so much.

Love, Mom

Norie Haas

December 23, 2008

RIP and continue to watch over your loved ones from the Heavens above.


September 25, 2008



Dad and I became grandparents the other day, when Amanda and Mike had a beautiful little girl. Though you never had the opportunity to be called "Uncle Brian", your niece will know all about you. One of my favorite pictures is the one of you holding Sophia and Spencer when they were just a few months old. Your big arms are wrapped around their tiny bodies, and you have a huge smile on your face. I close my eyes and try to picture you holding Kaitlyn, that same smile on your face.

We think about you and miss you every single day, but at times like this your absence hurts even more.

Love, Mom

Norie Haas

September 7, 2008

Hey Brian...Thinking of you and, as usual, missing you...There are not enough candles to be lit, to show how much you are missed and loved....Trust the highways in heaven are safe now...Love you,buddy!!!

Aunt Trish & Uncle Allen

Trisha & Allen

July 22, 2008

I put a candle on the wall in DC by your name during Police Week. You are always remembered.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom

June 5, 2008

I'm thinking of you and your life and what a joy I know your birth brought to your family and the world.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom

April 27, 2008

My New Watch

I began my new watch today and everything’s going fine.
I just wanted to let you know that I would be checking in on you from time to time.

It’s really different here, but in a good way,
Although the change was sudden, rest assured there is nowhere else I’d rather stay.

I work with a crew of true heroes, who always do their best,
They always do their part, and watch over all the rest.

I can’t change what happened on that fateful night
But remember that I will forever continue to fight.

Please tell my family I love them and I’m with them all the time.
Help my wife when I can’t and give a kiss to that sweet child of mine.

I walk a new beat that seems so far away
But you can reach me, and I’ll back you up, you only have to pray.

I have to go now for there’s a rookie on the street.
I have to do my part, for it’s not his time to walk this special beat.

In memory of all our fallen brother’s and sisters of Law Enforcement

Ofc. Woodard Brother of D/

April 27, 2008

This day is for remembering........ a Son and a love that will endure forever. You
are loved and well remembered. Blessings to this family.

Jerry and Kathe

April 24, 2008

Brian, Four years has not erased the pain we all feel from your absence. It's been so long since we've seen your smiling face. We miss you so much. You continue to live on in our hearts. We love you always and forever. Aunt Bonnie, Uncle Glenn, Sarah, and Heather

Bonnie Cannedy

April 24, 2008

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