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Police Officer Bryan Scott Hurst

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, January 6, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Bryan Scott Hurst


the rolniak family
riverdale police eow 2-4-04

January 7, 2005

My deepest sympath goes to the family and friends of Ofc. Hurst, as well as the Columbus Division of Police. Rest in peace my brother in blue. You will not be forgotten.

Tpr. Paul Arigno #888

January 7, 2005

Sincerely sorry to hear of your loss.

May God bless you...

Officer Owens
FBI Police Department

January 7, 2005

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Hurst, both immediatte family and law enforcement family. May God be with you all in your times of need in the days which follow.

Patrolman T. D. Phelan
La Porte Police Dept., La Porte, Texas

January 7, 2005

A Brother Warrior has fell and died today in battle.

This Brother Warrior has made the ultimate sacrifice.

He has given his life for his Fellow Warriors, his family and friends too.

Brother Warrior, pass your sword to us, so we can keep your spirit alive.

You, my Brother Warrior will not be forgotten.

God Bless you, your family and your friends.

We honor and respect all of the Fallen Warriors who have gone before us.

We ask you, Brother Warriors to guide us, protect us and pray for us.

We will meet again my Brother Warriors.

For this time not to fight another battle, but to live in eternal peace.

God bless all of the Warriors, past, present and future.

Sgt. Chad McDaniel
Seminole County Sheriff's Office (FL)

January 7, 2005

May God be with the family,Friends and fellow Officers of Bryan Hurst during this time of tradgey.Bryan will never be forgotten, he will always be a part of the Thin Blue Line. God Speed Brother.

Lt. R. Mark Moore
Clinton Police Department, TN

January 7, 2005

The Officers and Staff of the City of Lumpkin Police Department offer our condolences to the family and fellow officers of Officer Hurst.

Rest well my brother the watch is ours now.

Chief Jay Stripling
Lumpkin Police Department

January 7, 2005

I pray that your family and friends find peace and comfort from the heart felt reflections left by your extended Law Enforcement Family. May your spirit have a joyous homecoming and may you “Rest high on the Mountain”.

D/Sgt. Vencent Woods
State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

January 7, 2005

My Brother, My Friend, may God keep you safe until we meet again.

God Bless you and your family.


January 7, 2005

Officer Hurst,
There are no words to express how deeply saddened I am to read of your loss. You were taken too soon, stolen from so many that knew and loved you. Watch from Heaven as your families come together to honor you and remember you with tears and laughter.

To you Mrs. Hurst and your infant child,
I will be praying for you. You have no idea how big a family that just adopted the both of you. Bryan's brothers and sisters in blue will be there for you EVERY step of the way. Go to them, lean on them, cry with them, smile with them. Time does not heal this wound, but the love of the department and community will get you through your roughest days.

Your husbands killer can run, but he CANNOT hide. He will be found, and he will get the justice he deserves.

God Bless you all!

Friend of Mark Sawyers EOW 6-5-04
Sterling Heights PD (Michigan)

January 7, 2005

Rest in peace and know that you served your fellow man well in this life.

My heart aches for your family that you leave behind. I pray that they trust in the Lord for the strength and courage they will need for the difficult days ahead.

Lois Rao
Surviving Mother of SCHP Senior Trooper Michael J. Rao
EOW June 12, 2002

January 7, 2005

My condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Hurst. May the Lord comfort you in your time grief.

Deportation Officer

January 7, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryan , his family and friends as we mourn his sacrifice. God Bless.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept.

January 7, 2005

Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Officer Hurst, Many Prayers are sent up for your comfort during this time of loss.


January 7, 2005

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

January 7, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with the Hurst family as you mourn the loss of your amazing hero. Though I never knew Bryan, I feel honored to have had him protecting me and my family.

January 7, 2005

May you be in peace in heaven.
My sincerist condolences to your family and agency.

Deputy Sheriff GTH
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

January 7, 2005

I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the family, coworkers, and friends of Officer Bryan hurst. He has fought the good fight and has now gone to his reward. Many of our brothers and sisters are gone, but none are ever forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Federal Law enforcement Agency

January 7, 2005

To Bryan's family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Cincinnati Police Honor Guard
Cincinnati Police

January 7, 2005

It bothers me to see yet aonther young fine police officer killed in the line of doubt Officer Hurst died doing something that he will never be forgotten Officer Hurst..your family - friends & fellow co-workers are in my thoughts and easy and in peace my fellow brother in blue..we know that you will be watching over and protecting your fellow brothers/ the family of Officer strong..and i continue to pray for you..

Police Recruit...Karen
Detroit, MI

January 7, 2005

My condolences to the family of \
Officer Hurst and all Officers of the Columbus PD.
God Speed Brother

Joe Wilder
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital PS

January 7, 2005

A hero to more than he knows.™

Empry - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County WA Undersherrif Matthew J. Lane EOW 5/30/03

January 7, 2005

May you rest in peace Brother.

Brother in Blue
Gwinnett County PD

January 7, 2005

Rest in peace Officer Hurst. You made the ultimate sacrifice with your courage. Thank you for your service. God speed.

Police Officer

January 7, 2005

"Final Inspection"


The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

January 7, 2005

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