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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 remember reading about your passing 2 years ago and wondering how someone could do this. I now go to Ohio State and I transferred to work at a store that happens to be at East Broad Street and this morning we went to the bank and I learned that it was the bank where this tragedy occurred. My manager tells me it's a whole new staff there now since you've been gone, but your picture is proudly hung on the wall in uniform and there's a memorial on the doors. I hope to go into the Columbus academy soon, so hopefully all is well for you up there and keep a good look out for me down here!


June 27, 2007

The academy had their graduation today. While I was there I bought my 2007 Memorial shirt and thought of you as I do whenever I put on one of those shirts. We never met, but we have a lot in common. From one Steelers fan to another, RIP.

Officer C. Kane

June 22, 2007

Happy Father's Day, Bryan! I know you look down from heaven and see how incredibly bright and beautiful Malia is. She has an amazing vocabulary and is quite a singer. She knows so many songs by memory and has quite a sense of humor. She has your skin...nice and tan already with bikini lines. Please know I cherish your memory when I look at your pictures in my office. Continue to watch over us. You are never forgotten, Bryan! Your badge number is proudly displayed on my car and on my office window.

Sherri Marzick

June 17, 2007

A heart of gold stopped beating,
Two shining eyes at rest,
God Broke our heats to prove,

Happy Father's Day, Bryan
Was nice visiting you on Tuesday, Sorry I think I missed your mom at WalMart, Keep Watch, we miss you everyday.

a friend

June 16, 2007

Happy Fathers Day, Bryan


June 16, 2007

Hey Bryan, I wish I could have had chance to meet you, when you were here with us.


June 16, 2007

Just wanted to say hey to you... Keep us in your prayers and watch over us.. I'm already working on getting another few hundred ribbon/stickers done to get them back on our newer cruisers.. I'm also working on another sticker related to how dangerous our job is (for citizen awareness) and get them out to members who want them.. Your a HERO we will never forget!!!

President Jim Gilbert (CPD)
FOP Capital City Lodge #9, Columbus, OH

June 11, 2007

Another fine Ohio officer taken down last week, Jason West, who was a neighbor of mine in Cleveland Heights. Like Bryan, Jason held 2 jobs, he was hardworking and went out of his way to be helpful to both his fellow officers and the people of the community he was hired to protect.
My God bless both Bryan and Jason and their famlies, I appreciate their contributions and dedication.

Cleveland Heights, Ohio

June 3, 2007

Thanks, Bryan. I hope that one day I can think of you and smile. Right now when I think about the situation I just cry. I want to smile knowing that someone I did not even know saved our lifes that day, but right now I just get so emotional. It's getting better with time but I have a long way to go. At work I have your badge from the funeral on my desk. When people ask me who you are or what it is, I respond by saying "His name is Bryan and he saved my life in a bank robbery, I keep him here at my desk as my guardian angel, he is my true American Hero. Happy Memorial Day..

May 30, 2007


Thank you Bryan for your service to this country and the citizens of Columbus Ohio.
On 01/06/05 you paid the ultimate sacrifice. You gave your life so that 8 others could live. How do we ever repay you for that? I still have a hard time with this. Why was my life spared and not yours? You were so young and had so much to live for. I guess that you were so special that GOD wanted you sooner than others. He has a plan for you. I'm sure that the plan has something to do with welcoming all of the other marines and officers that walk thru the gates of heaven. There have been so many lately. On earth you did your job and you did it well. Now that you are in heaven do your job as well as you did it on earth. Stand beside my father and welcome all of the military and police officers that are there too soon. Explain to them why they are there and explain to them that someday their loved ones will understand.

Love You Always

May 28, 2007

Two of our Ohio brothers fell to the evilness this week. Let them know that their sacrifice is not in vain. Let them know that their bravery for brotherhood will be forever cherished. Happy Memorial Day brother, we all miss you.

Rest in peace brother, we'll get it from here.


May 26, 2007

To Marissa and the rest of Bryan's family,
I just read Marissa's reflection about people forgetting Bryan's sacrifice and our cruisers not having Bryan's ribbon on the cruisers anymore. Marissa I want to apologize for that and try to give an explanation. We have received a new batch of cruisers and Bryan's ribbon has been hard to find. With that said, I am contacting our FOP President Jim Gilbert about this. I am going to request that the FOP obtain more ribbons and put out a massive email requesting officers to place these ribbons on the new batch of cars. I do not want any of us to forget the sacrifice Bryan, Marissa,and their family gave on that day. I want all of us especially CPD not to forget our fallen brother. I/we will get the ribbons on the cars. I am so sorry. He has not and will not be forgotten.
In Christ,

Officer Don Paden #1866
Columbus Police

May 25, 2007

Devil Dog.. Many Marines still remember you.. I spoke with GySgt Kartune (Your former LCPL roommate in Hawaii). OOOHRA! You are a hero! Please keep watch on the 55 Handlers currently serivng in Iraq from USMC, and I'm sure you are standing guarding the gates of heavon with the two, and their dogs, we have lost... Take care of them.. Also welcome Officer Poling (Galipolis), another Marine, to the gates! Semper Fi!

Respectfully and Honorably

LtCol Lowell Rector (Sgt Rector (CPD))
Executive Officer
Security and Emergency Service BN
MCB Pendelton, CA

MCB Camp Pendleton

May 24, 2007

I go to almost everyday hoping that there won't another one, there usually is. When will it stop? I know that you are the first one to welcome them to heaven. I will never forget what you did that day. Rest in peace. I'll see you on the other side.
Love you always.

May 22, 2007

Rest in peace. You saved a lot of lives that day. You are a true hero.

May 18, 2007

Missing You

May 17, 2007

Thank you for you service and on this week of memory in loss thank you for being the man many could not and choose not to be. You are one of the reasons being a part of this Dept is such an honor. Every 10-3 that goes out I know you're watching

May 16, 2007


I'm heading to DC with the Honor Guard. Have been thinking of you every day and especially this week.

Yove You Man !

Donnie O

Sgt. Donnie Oliverio

May 13, 2007


We will be with you in D.C. this weekend. Always Honored and Never Forgotten!


Ofc. Jim Parsons #717
Columbus Division of Police

May 12, 2007

Thinking of you as we honor our fallen heroes this week.

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


May 12, 2007

Thinking of you.

May 8, 2007

I still think of you and cannot get over the anger I feel when it goes through my head about it all. I'm sorry for what happened to you.


April 23, 2007


Just wanted to let you know we have not forgotten your birthday up here in Toledo. I worked on the 15th and thoughts of you came often.

Rest in peace
Semper Fi,



April 17, 2007


I am sorry I did not get out to see you yesterday. I was biten by a dog, in my face, last week and have not felt like doing much. I think of you everyday Bryan. I keep your image in my mind. So often I look at Malia and what she is doing, wondering if that is what you would of said, done or laughed at too. Last week Malia ask me why I have wool in my nose. I guess that is what my stitches looked like to her.
I will come and visit you this weekend and spend a little time with you. I can't believe that is has been over two years. Malia is so beautiful and full of life. I took her to the Zoo for Easter and she got a ton of candy. We were eating lunch and she kept asking me when we were going back to the zoo. She loved the monkeys and wanted to climb in the cage with them. She gives awesome hugs. I am sure she would of wanted to take one of the monkeys home with her. At some point I know she is going to sneek my cat home. My cat will only tolerate Malia, all the other kids she runs away from. Malia likes to climb on the back of my couch and lay down with the cat. The other day she got my cat purring and was thrilled to hear Desi making that noise. Now Malia wants to make her purr every chance she gets. Just glad Desi goes along with Malia.
Well Bryan I hope you had a great Birthday in Heaven. I will see you Saturday!!


April 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Bryan! Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you today. I remember bringing you brownies and chocolate chip cookies to snack on when I visited. Hopefully you are enjoying some in heaven! You are missed by many Bryan. Continue to watch over all of us. Your bravery never ceases to amaze me, and I continue to look to you when I feel stressed. Malia is so cute, and so smart. Her vocabulary is amazing. She loves to sing too. She has your sense of humor. Today she brushed Freckles and Zoe and put hair pretties on their long ears. Continue to watch over all of us. Holding you close to my heart always.

Sherri A. Marzick

April 15, 2007

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