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

As always, thinking of you.

April 6, 2007

Officer Hurst, Your actions on the day of your death can only be described as heroic. I want to thank you for your service and dedication to the citizens of Columbus the state of Ohio and our country. To your family I would like them to know Bryan will never be forgotten. Keep watch over us guardian angel.

God Bless and rest easy

Winston-Salem PD

April 5, 2007

Our Bucks did it again!!!

a friend

April 1, 2007

I agree.. Why us? I rather would have him be alive with his daughter.

March 31, 2007

How 'bout dem 'eers!


Donnie Oliverio

March 30, 2007

Never will we forget what you did that day!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A little girl is without her Daddy and it was all given up
for us! WHY?????????????????????????

March 27, 2007


It makes me feel good to read that others have not forgotten your sacrifice. I know that time tends to fade memories, but I don't want people to forget what you did for those inside 5/3 that day. When I see CPD cruisers, a lot of them don't even have your memorial sticker on them anymore, and it makes me sad.

Our daughter is doing awesome. She is becoming quite the little gymnast and dancer. I know you will be watching her at her first recital this spring. She loves living in the country. Every morning we look into the woods, and she tells me to watch for dinosaurs, because "they eat trees." She likes to tell people, especially strangers that "Apple juice gives me diaharrea." Nice, huh? She is a hoot.

We love you,
Marissa and Malia

Marissa Hurst

March 11, 2007

Hey Bryan,

I came to this page of reflections because I was thinking of you. I didn't go on many runs with you, but the few I did, I truly hold near to my heart. I still remember waking up and turning on the news and hearing a Columbus Police Officer had been killed. Me, being a newer Officer, knew I didn't know many other Officers, it wouldn't be someone I knew. Then they said your name and showed a picture of you. I couldn't believe it. I knew you, I had been on runs with you. I had laughed in the sub as you traded jokes with another Officer. Bryan, you and Melissa Foster were the first 2 Columbus Police Officers killed in the line of duty since I had became an Officer myself. It was hard for me. I came to your funeral and sat with other friends that I had made through the academy just as many of us did. I wanted to be tough because that is the way I am we are supposed to be. I was sad, I was upset, but I was able to keep myself together. Then, they started to show all of the pictures of you and the family you were torn from far too fast. I lost it. I was a mess. You were a good person with a beautiful family. You were a Buckeye fan and loved your Mustang. You were alot like me.
Bryan I did not know you well, but I miss you every day. I still wear the program from your funeral in my hat at work. Your badge shows through the clear plastic so I know you are with my on every run. I look at it every day and think about you. I think about what you and your family gave up on that day for me and everyone else you protected. I know I am not the only one that still sports your badge in my hat, but I just want to know we still think about you down here. We are still sad you are gone, and we still wish you were still here. Bryan thank you for being you. I know I am just rambling, but I am not good at this. I just mostly wanted to let you know I was thinking about you and please continue to protect us from above. Take care!

March 9, 2007

Always thinking of you.

March 8, 2007


Toledo Police Detective Keith Dressel was buried today.

Brings back painful memories of January 6, 2005....and your funeral...and the trial...and the overturned death penalty.

Hard to believe it's been over 2 years ago.

You're still thought of everyday...even though I do not write here anymore.

Gone but never forgotten.

Semper Fi,

Brandon C. Walton
Toledo Fire and Rescue Department

February 26, 2007

I know you have gone over a few things already with Detective Dressel, please continue to watch over his family and the men and woman of the Toledo PD, your hometown...
When I'm paying my respects on Monday I'll be thinking of you and the town you grew up in...

Jim Gilbert

February 23, 2007

They say that when people die you find dimes in random places...Thanks for leaving me all those dimes. Thanks for watching over me everytime I drive down Broad. Miss you as always.

a friend

February 18, 2007

Thinking of you and your family.

Cpl. Bill Cox
Frabklin County Sheriff's Office

February 18, 2007

You gave your life for me. I will never forget that tragic day and I will never forget you. Rest in peace.


February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day

A Friend

February 14, 2007

Thinking of you. I always do


February 13, 2007

I was thinking of you today as I drove by the bank. I always look over and know you are watching us as I fly by. Its hard that you won't be around to watch the game tomorrow. I also found my new favorite show- its 2057.

a friend

February 3, 2007


Just wanted to let you know that I thought of you this weekend. Not like I don't always think about what you did 24/7. But, this weekend I went to the Hockey game and the theme was "hats for Heros" when they were talking about heros all I could think about was you. When I think about Heros, I think of you. Another weird think happen when I was in Chicago. I was drinking a beer and I looked down on my beer bottle and I saw a number. I guess all beers have a number but I found it quite strange that the number was 2057. When I saw that I grabbed my friends beer to see what number she had. She had a different number! For some reason when ever I am feeling a little sad something like that happens and make me not to forget to take life for granted, and it could be worse. I lived while you died for us. Anyway, I wish I could have met you and Thanked you for saving us. Thanks Bryan=)


January 29, 2007


Gracing the hallways of the academy you once concurred is a true honor. Your story and courage inspires me to serve this great city with pride and awareness of its dangers. Officer Hurst I will never forget you.

God Bless


January 27, 2007

Just was recalling seeing you while I sat in roll call...when I did a ride a long at 2&18 on 2nd will always be missed. Watch over 2 & 18... and GO BUCKEYES..!


January 12, 2007


As I stood at the bank on Saturday to honor your sacrafice with your family and friends, I could not hold back the tears as the bagpipes began to play. I could not help but look at Malia as she was on Marissa's shoulders. I was just looking at pictures of her over the last 2 years she has been with the other kids at my house. I can't believe how much they have all grown! Her eyes still sparkle, just as yours did. She is such a beautiful little girl and very smart. She brings alot of joy to me. She keeps me on my toes!
God bless you Bryan! I will not forget!


January 8, 2007

Two years has passed yet the details of your EOW remain etched in my mind as though it were yesterday. Today I celebrate your life and the happiness you brought to so many. Please know that I am sending you my love and that you will always remain in my heart. Your sacrifice heightened my respect for law enforcement. I keep your photo and badge in my car hoping that you will continue to watch over me. You truly are a hero, and will never ever be forgotten. Freckles and Zoe send you a hug too.

Sherri A. Marzick

January 6, 2007

Writting from Scottsdale Arizona, I wanted to take the opportunity to remember Bryan, a true hero on this day. May God bless Brian and his family and friends, all police officers.

God Bucks, win one for Brian.

Ohio Resident

January 6, 2007


Hard to believe it's been 2 years.

Semper Fi,


January 6, 2007

We honor a HERO today.... Rest in peace brother...

Jim Gilbert

January 6, 2007

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