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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

I am truely sorry to know that you were killed fighting for a 5/3 banking center. You are a hero and every 5/3 always has a picture of you posted to remember who you were and your dedication to the service saved those bankers lives that day. I just wanted to say Thank You for what you did and I will pray for your family.

Lindsey Blackburn
5/3 Employee-Westerville, Ohio

January 12, 2008

Dear Bryan,

Standing at the bank yesterday I could hardly believe it's been three years. During the ceremony they asked us to say a few words. I could not even get out what I wanted to say because I am always an emotional wreck when I at the Canyon center. I try so hard to keep it in everyday. Everyday that I go to work I want to cry. I find myself driving to work in tears several days of the week.It's so hard for me to tell anyone how I feel so I keep it all inside. And, when I see everyone that I met at the Canyon center I just can't keep it in anymore. I think the people I've met at the Canyon center are the only people who can truly understand how we feel and what you did for us! After the ceremony I went to your grave to put some yellow roses on your grave. When I got out of the car I was really upset. I saw two guys standing at your grave. They comnforted me and told that I could not do anything to help you that day. I just wished I could have done something for you.
Bryan as always thank you. Thanks for everything you did before the Canyon center and thank you for saving our lifes. I don't believe I will ever feel better about the situation. But, I do know I will never forget who my number one hero is!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to all the police and sodiers.

Love Always,


January 7, 2008


I just read the words written by "Recruit," which bear witness to how you still inspire people in a strong, profound way.

I was standing in the cold on this January afternoon with many others that will never forget your sacrifice. Your father spoke eloquent words, as did others who bore witness to your bravery 3 years ago. Each one spoke from the heart. There were smiles, hugs, and tears. And cherished memories shared. But I know you already know all this.

Some thoughts came to mind as I watched and listened: How wonderful it was for the CPD helicopter to do a flyby; what an honor it was for me to have worked for one year in the very place you laid down your life for your friends (I now work for KEMBA, as do Angie and Marian); how highly I respect Angie, Marian, Carla, and Michelle, and always have, for toughing it out and coming back--I'm sure you're proud of them, too; how Fifth Third is moving the Canyon Center location to Blacklick in the spring and whether your memorial may be a little different next year...

My mind, however, kept coming back to one thing: to what a truly special individual you were (are). You see, I was thinking, on this Sunday afternoon, of how many people strive to answer the question, "What would Jesus do?" and how you answered that for all of us by walking in His steps and doing exactly what He did, dying for your friends. In their place.

Few men can say they've served in the Marine Corps, and fewer still can say how they selflessly served and protected families as their vocation. But you, Bryan, are part of an even more special elite: a man who gave up his life for his friends. As Jesus said, there is no greater love than that.

To date, there are 41 pages written here by those you've loved and inspired--each of us trying in our own way to make sure your flame never goes out, striving to give some of that love back.

Mike F.

Mike Ferrell
KEMBA Financial Credit Union (Formerly w/Fifth Third)

January 6, 2008

We all in the business are thinking of you today. Although you have crossed the river we continue to serve on your behalf. Rest easy brother.


Sgt. Olen M. Young

January 6, 2008

Your sacrifice is NEVER forgotten! God bless you brother on this somber anniversary. Your selfless actions not only saved many lives, but changed many lives as well.

Eric H. Brill (Retired)
Whitehall Division of Police

January 6, 2008

one word....... Hero

January 6, 2008

It is hard to believe it has been 3 years already. You were a true hero then and you still are today. We gathered at the bank today in honor of your actions that day- you have strongly impacted several people who were victims that day and your legacy of actions that day will live on forever! you will never be forgotten---KEEP WATCHING OVER US!

Jim Gilbert

January 6, 2008

Sorry, for not going to the bank. Just know we still miss you and hope the Bucks bring home a victory for you!

A friend

January 6, 2008

Today is the anniversary of when you saved so many lives. We all met at the bank today to remember you. All of us that were affected by the sadness that happened three years ago today have become somewhat like a disconnected family. It was great to see your family and to spend some time with them. They are remarkable. It is so evident why you were who you were! I just wanted to tell you again how much all of us are indebted to you for your sacrifice. we will never forget what you did for us. I hope that you are resting quietly and that you can feel the love all of us send you. You are my number one hero. Thanks with all of my heart!



January 6, 2008


We're thinking of you today and everyday. Gone but never ever forgotten. You are the true definition of a HERO. Your Mom and Dad's memorial in the Toledo Blade is a fitting tribute of the courage you displayed that horrible day.


Semper Fi

January 6, 2008

I'm honored to join the ranks of an agency that procuces such fine, couragous officers such as yourself. I truly hope that as I start my career, I can someday become half of the officer you were.
You're gone, but will never be forgotten.


January 6, 2008

I'm honored to join the ranks of an agency that procuces such fine, couragous officers such as yourself. I truly hope that as I start my career, I can someday become half of the officer you were.
You're gone, but will never be forgotten.


January 6, 2008

Bryan: I'm sorry I couldn't be at the bank today but I am thinking about you. I always think about you,and you will never be forgotten. I love you and miss you. Aunt Joy

Joy Carder
Bryan's Aunt

January 6, 2008

When a police officer is killed, it is not a city that loses an officer - it is an entire nation.
You are a true hero and will not be forgotten on this 3 year anniversary.

Jutta Bretl, Germany

January 6, 2008

Thank-you for your service Officer Hurst.
May your family be blessed and comforted always.

Holley Orr
Wife Of Detective Kevin Orr EOW 11-22-06

January 6, 2008

Thanks Bryan.. My number one hero.


January 2, 2008



January 1, 2008

Thank you David Bell,
You could have not said it any better.

You are gone but NEVER forgotten.

We will never forget what you did that day.

Canyon Center Staff
5/3 Bank

January 1, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 31, 2007

As another New Year's Eve approaches, I think back to Abbey and I driving to Columbus to watch Malia on her first New Year's Eve so you and Marissa could celebrate and catch up on some sleep. Never would I have imagined one week later you would be gone. I continue to honor your memory and keep you close to my heart. Keep watch over all of us, especially your family and brothers in blue. My old neighbors were here to visit and reminded me how much fun you had playing with Malia's toys on her first Christmas here in Canton. Your spirit and sacrifice are cherished by so many, Bryan.

With love,

Sherri A. Marzick

December 30, 2007

merry christmas Bryan,

Ret. Ofc
Columbus, Ohio Division of Police

December 24, 2007


Merry Christmas!!


December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Brother, you're missed everyday!!

Rest in peace, we'll get it from here!!


December 23, 2007

Went to the OC the other day with some fellow CPD officers; I haven't been there since your passing. Saw the tribute they have to you on the wall and we talked about the last time we saw you. Merry Christmas Bryan. You are always walking with us. Thank you.


December 17, 2007


It was almost one for the ages. WVU vs. OSU would have been outstanding. Guess it wasn't meant to be. The Buckeyes should climb to #1 in the polls. Miss you everyday. We should bring the title home this year. Steelers are looking good too. Wish you were here so we could enjoy it together.


Donnie O

Sgt. Donnie Oliverio

December 2, 2007

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