Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Nathan Ray Laurie

River Oaks Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, July 29, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Nathan Ray Laurie

Officer Laurie,
Tonight I had the privilege and honor to hear your son, Chief of Police Bryan Laurie, say your name at the National Law Enforcement Memorial.

Thank you and your family for the ultimate sacrifice you paid for us all. Officer Laurie, you will not be forgotten.

Lt. Buck Pearce
Albany PD (OR)

October 26, 2023

Hey dad. Just had you on my mind today. Love and miss you so much ♥️

Sue Walters

January 6, 2023

Hey Little Brother. Never a day passes that I don't think of you and the joy and love you brought to my life.

Sabrina Robinson

June 15, 2022

Hey Dad,

Just wanted to drop a line and tell you that I love you and miss you!

Bryan Laurie
Son of Nathan Laurie

February 13, 2022

Hey Dad,

I know it has been too long since I have posted on here. Please don’t think you are not on my mind all the time. I am now 16 years into my career and have been blessed to rise to Assistant Chief of Police. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for all the strength and wisdom you passed on to me. We definitely miss you and we love you!

Assistant Chief of Police
BNSF Railway Police

May 18, 2021

Hey Dad, its been too long. Love you and miss you.

Bryan A Laurie
BNSF Railway Police-Son of Nathan Laurie

August 11, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

July 29, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 29, 2020

Hi Nathan,
I was getting ready to do a segment on sight alignment and sight picture on my YouTube channel and decided to pass on your philosophy which helped me with the pistol immensely. Now that I'm triple distinguished; I thought your teachings can still be relayed to the world. I will be mentioning your name and some of our stories throughout future lessons.
I'll check back in later brother.
Rod Scrivner
Fellow Professional Marksmanship Instructor (Marine Corps, PMI)

Sgt Rodger E. Scrivner
9th ESB, Marksmanship Training Unit, Okinawa Japan 1992-95

March 2, 2020


It has been too long since I have written on here, but please don't think a day goes by without you crossing my mind. I see you in almost every part of me, because I strive to be half the man you were in my life. I look at the news everyday and see another brother or sister in blue has lost their life, and it breaks my heart. I remember all that you have taught me and I try to install those core values in my kids. One day we will see each other again, and for that reason, I must press on and hold the thin blue line, for God, family, and country.

Love Always,

Your Son, Bryan Laurie

Deputy Chief Bryan Laurie
BNSF Railway Police-Son of Nathan Laurie

December 23, 2019

Sir I had the privilege of working on a Narcotics Task Force with your son. You would be proud of him, he is a fantastic cop! God Bless your family sir, thank you for your sacrifice.

Fort Worth Corporal B. Anderson #3476
Fort Worth Police Department

April 25, 2019

You left an impression that can not fade. You are missed and your service will never be forgotten

Corporal Maranda Tupper

March 26, 2019


It has been a while since I have written to you on here. I think of you everyday and miss you even more each day. I will see you again someday and cant wait to give you a big hug. I love you and miss you.
Bryan Laurie

Bryan Laurie- Deputy Chief
BNSF Railway Police-Son of Nathan Laurie

July 23, 2018

Yesterday, I was sitting with my oldest son remembering the years I lived in Texas, which I miss a lot. I was telling him about the nice people I met; Nathan was one of those people. I worked at Ihop on Lake Worth, Nathan and his friends used to come in the morning for breakfast. He was very nice to everybody and treated everybody with respect. I remember when I lost my dad in 2003, his lost made me very sad and depressed, Nathan and his friends used to come and talk to me and tried their best to make me laugh and put smile on my face. Thanks for putting a smile on my face when I needed it. You left our world, but your memories still a life, and you will always be remembered. Rest on peace. Thanks to my son for finding this page.

Lina Saleh

February 8, 2017

Hey Nathan,

I remember our academy days and how you were a stand up guy and got along with everyone. I remember you talking about your family and it was quite clear how proud you were of them and loved them. I remember your never quit attitude and your hilarious ability to sound very official and militaristic, but say the most stupid things (on purpose) to break the seriousness of the academy. Comic relief was needed. Saw your name on the wall in Washington DC and scratched it off the wall. And for the life of me, I can't find it now...So, gotta go back and do it again bro. We temporarily lost a good brother, but I fear not, we will see you on the other side soon.

Sergeant Donny Breytspraak
Rockwall Police Department

December 21, 2016

Hey little brother. Impossible to consider how long you have been gone. Impossible to not think of you each day. Love you much and always.


October 25, 2016

Rest in Peace Police Officer Nathan Ray Laurie. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of River Oaks, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, Co-Workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is rotting in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 4, 2016

It's been 12 years. Keep watch over us all and I will see you when it's time.

Chuck Stewart
River Oaks Police Department

July 30, 2016

When I get where I'm going
On the far side of the sky
The first thing that I'm gonna do
Is spread my wings and fly

I'm gonna land beside a lion
And run my fingers through his mane
Or I might find out what it's like
To ride a drop of rain

Yeah when I get where I'm going
There'll be only happy tears
I will shed the sins and struggles
I have carried all these years
And I'll leave my heart wide open
I will love and have no fear
Yeah when I get where I'm going
Don't cry for me down here

I'm gonna walk with my father
And he'll match me step for step
And I'll tell him how I missed him
Every minute since he left
Then I'll hug his neck

So much pain and so much darkness
In this world we stumble through
All these questions I can't answer
So much work to do

But when I get where I'm going
And I see my maker's face
I'll stand forever in the light
Of his amazing grace
Yeah when I get where I'm going
There'll be only happy tears
I will love and have no fear
When I get where I'm going
Yeah when I get where I'm going

Miss Ya Dad.

Bryan Laurie
Son Of Officer Nathan Laurie

June 21, 2016

Hey Ole Friend,

We got talking about you the other day. Seems just like yesterday that we all were in the academy together. You sure are thought about alot. I heard Bryan is doing well. Lost contact with him. I know who he works for, but not sure how to get a hold of him.

We lost another brother today. This one hit close to home. I got the honor to teach him at the academy. I know yall are up there having fun. Also watching over and protecting all of your brothers and sisters in blue.

Continue to watch over your family and all of us. See you one of these days my friend.

Darren Burkhart FFPM/MPO
Bedford FD, Midlothian PD

March 2, 2016

Hey Old man, thinking about as I do every day. Love you and miss you.

Bryan Laurie BNSF Railway Police Son of
EOW 7-29-04

February 5, 2016

I was up in River Oaks a few weeks back on a case and thought about you. Keep watch Brother. You are not forgotten.

Detective Marc Sweeney
Denton Police Department

January 27, 2016

11 years seems like forever ago, but in other ways seems like yesterday. We miss you each and every day. Thanks for being our guardian angel. Gone but never forgotten! With all our love! Jesse, V, Thunder and Joaquin.

Veronica Rios
wife of Jesse Rios #268

July 29, 2015

Thought about you today Fire Marshall Bill. Miss ya buddy.

Detective Sergeant
Willow Park PD

May 5, 2015

I miss you and wish you could be here and see how proud I have made our last name. I love you.

Bryan Laurie
Son of Nathan Laurie

January 28, 2015

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