Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

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

On behalf of the men and women of the Albuquerque Police Department we send our thoughts and condolences to the Columbus Division of Police and the family of Police Officer Bryan Hurst. Thank you Officer Hurst for your brave service!

Police Officer & Chaplain
Albuquerque Police Dept.

January 7, 2005

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Police Officer Bryan Hurst and the Columbus Division of Police...our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done Bryan... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vinman and Pooky -Site Owners

January 7, 2005

Rest in peace Officer Hurst. Your hard work and sacrifice will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. Watch over us.

Officer K.A. Lokey
Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

January 7, 2005

It is with a heavy heart that I view another name added to the list. My husband, Officer Jason Wolfe, was added only four months ago. I send my love and prayers to the family, friends, and co-workers of Bryan. I am certain he served bravely and with honor. May God hear your prayers and help you through this tragedy. Godspeed Bryan.

T Wolfe
Phoenix Police

January 7, 2005

Although I didn't know you personally, I pray for those who do in the duration of this tragic time. You will never be forgotten. Thank you Sir, for your service to your community. Rest easy, your brothers and sisters in law enforcement have the watch now.

Indianapolis Citizen

January 7, 2005

God has called you home to be with our fallen brothers and sisters in heaven. Rest in peace my brother in blue. My deepest sympathies to your family, friends, and fellow officers. Godspeed.

Officer J.D. Brooks
Taneytown Maryland Police Department

January 7, 2005

It's hard to know what to say. We've lost yet another officer, the second in less than a month, and it pains the entire department, every last one of us. We lost a family member today. Bryan was a fine officer who I enjoyed talking to when assisting him on scenes.

My heart goes out to his family, especially his parents, his wife and new baby. I wish there was more we could do for them, but no matter what we do, it would never be enough. Know that Bryan will always be remembered as a hero who undoubtedly saved lives today while making the ultimate sacrifice.

"There is no accepted test of civilization. It is not wealth, or the degree of comfort, or the average duration of life, or the increase of knowledge. All such tests would be disputed. In default of any other measure, may it not be suggested that as good a measure as any is the degree to which justice is carried out, the degree to which men are sensitive to wrongdoing and desirous to right it?"

Sir John Macdonnell/Historical Trials/1927

"People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

George Orwell

Rest in peace, Bryan. We will never forget.

Evidence Technician Deborah Lanata
Columbus Division of Police

January 7, 2005

Officer Hurst, you truly are a hero.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and coworkers of Bryan Hurst. Nothing can ever compare to what you are feeling right now. Please know that you are not alone. You are in everyone prayers.
To the officers of CPD, may you have the strength to find and bring justice to the man that did this. My prayers are with you..

Marion City PD

January 6, 2005

The thoughts and prayers of the Onondaga County Deputy Sheriffs' Police Association are with the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Bryan Hurst.

Onondaga County (NY) Sheriff's Office

January 6, 2005

To the wife and little girl of this hero, my heart goes out to you, I pray for you. Your husband lived as he died- a true hero.

Officer Hurst, rest in peace, your time in hell is done, now you will walk the streets of heaven. Watch over you wife and little girl.

A police officer survivor.

January 6, 2005

The news of this senseless and terrible tragedy stopped me in my tracks. Your family will now become a part of "our family". We will be there for you and support you in anyway we can. Please lean on Ohio COPS, they understand and will give you hope that you too will survive. I will pray for your family and that this ugly monster will be caught and brought to perfect justice. Just remember to breathe.

Missy Pierce
Brandy Winfield's Sister in law EOW 10/14/04

Missy Pierce
Brandy Winfields Sister-in-law EOW 10/14/04

January 6, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Hurst and his family during this tragic time.

PO Jim Kenna
University of Pittsburgh PD

January 6, 2005

I just read an article on this tragedy and the Mayor of Columbus was quoted as saying, "While we honor his service, we must also live up to his sacrifice and stand vigilant every day against injustice and those who refuse to respect our city and the law". Those are powerful words which I think embodies one of the many reasons we put it all on the line every time we go out with a badge and gun.

Rest in peace Bryan, I will try to live up to your sacrifice.

Officer Corey Habrock
Papillion, NE

January 6, 2005

To the family of OUR FALLEN BROTHER,

May God be with you during this time of sorrow and pain. Please remember, you are not suffering alone. All of the Law Enforcement family feels the pain when a fellow brother leaves this earth. Please remember God needed him for a special assignment, and he is resting in complete peace.

Thoughts and prayers are with all of your family

K9 Handler Jeff Johnson
Newtown Township Police Department

January 6, 2005

God be with you on your ride home brother. Please watch over me now.

January 6, 2005

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Officer Hurst for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

January 6, 2005

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