Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective LaVern Steven Brann

Battle Creek City Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, May 9, 2005

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Reflections for Detective LaVern Steven Brann

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 15 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

May 9, 2020

I exited I-94 in Battle Creek the other day and saw the sign marking the Detective LaVern S. Brann Memorial Highway. You are not forgotten brother.

Police Officer
Detroit Police Department

February 22, 2020

I think the new Police Department should be dedicated to Detective Lavern Brann


September 10, 2018

Not a day goes buy I don't think about the days you come to the classroom and eat lunch with us in 2nd and 3rd grade I looked up to you and I still do you are a hero and I'm proud to have known you may you rest on in peace

Scott Grzymala

July 7, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 1, 2015

Brother, I never got the chance to meet you but feel like I worked along side of you after all of the stories that have been told. Your memory and honor lives on. I only wish I had the privilege of knowing you in person. Rest easy brother. See you in the big precinct when it's my time. Until then, be our guardian.

Officer Ben Hall
Emmett Township DPS

May 20, 2015


Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I will never forget 5/9/05. You never got a chance to make fun of me being "dolled up" with makeup by my daughter, like I did you.

I still have you programmed into my phone.

We miss you and you will never be forgotten.

Rest in Peace Brother, We have the watch now.

D/Sgt Chad Fickle

May 9, 2015


Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. You never had a chance to make fun of me for my daughter putting makeup on me like I did you. I'm not sure I ever got over the day that you died.

You will forever be in our minds.


D/Sgt Chad Fickle

May 9, 2015

Dear LaVern , time does not really heal all wounds. Things get easier but nothing can truely take away the pain. Love you always and forever!

retired officer city of Battle Creek
your loving wife

May 8, 2015

Dear LaVern. wonderful has been almost 10 years ...I visited this site many times BUT could never leave comments. I love you ! I have so many things to say... Don't know where to start. I miss you ! !!! You ,your smile , your touch and your compassion for others. I try but I cannot fill your shoes. Miss you so much. The girls are growing up so are always in our thoughts.

wife and fellow officer
battle creek

February 1, 2015

I was reading about another sensless shooting this weekend that took the lives of two officers in Las Vegas. It brought me back to Vern's page on this website. Vern is well-remembered in our community. He is missed by everyone who knew him. I can't believe that it has been more than 9 years since his death. What a good and decent man he was.

Mike Jaconette

June 9, 2014

My brother...
I can't believe that it's been almost ten years. I miss you, man...
Your girls are doing so well... You'd be proud. I've been to visit you on many occasions, and each time, it seems surreal. I expect you to come up behind me as you've done so many times. Life is different... Less, without you.
You'll always be a part of my... Our lives. GodSpeed my friend. Save a place for me...

Dave Hlatko
Dept. of Defense

May 22, 2014

Great friends are never forgotten. You will always be remembered in my thoughts and prayers.

Lieutenant (Retired) Max J Harnish
Kent County Sheriff Department

September 13, 2013

Hey Vern,
Its been a while but you are still in our thoughts. Keeping them safe in your honor.

Sergeant Kevin Callahan
Springfield Department of Public Safety

August 18, 2013

Hello Uncle just wanted to let you know I miss you and Love you ...hope all is well and fun up there. Thanks for checking in on me once in a while....... ;-)

Fredde Brann

June 10, 2013

I do not know Detective Brann personally. However, I do remember very well standing at the side of Helmer Road paying my respects not just for Detective Brann. But, for other fellow officers as well that risks their lives everyday to protect and serve their community. It was amazing to see several police patrol cars come from all over the state and even as far away as Chicago. I pray that Mr Brann has a very special place in heaven and he is now BCPD's guardian angel :)

My thoughts and prayers are with Detective Brann's family. May God's Grace be forever instilled into Mr. Brann's family.

Thank you to the men and women of the Battle Creek Police that serves and protects our community

Jesse Cummings
Battle Creek Resident

February 5, 2013

Sometimes it seems like yesterday . . . and sometimes it seems like forever. Every time it is incredibly sad that you were taken from all of us.

Never forgotten, my dear friend.


November 16, 2012

Hey Vern,
When I left BCPD I didn't expect to wind up back on the job in South Dakota. A year ago I lost two brothers and a third was wounded in a shoot out with a drunk. Yesterday was that anniversary and all I could think about was you and Huggy. Miss you brother.

Patrol Officer, ID 652 Kelly Trowhill
Rapid City PD, formerly of BCPD

August 3, 2012


Not sure how I ended up here on your page today, my usual odd twists and turns while surfing the 'net, I guess.

Hard to believe its been over 7 years, and hard to believe its only been 7 years at the same time. You and Mel and the girls are often in our thoughts and always in our prayers. You were an exceptional cop and an exceptional man, and are remembered with so much love and respect by all who knew you, and who can ask for a better legacy than that?

A BCPD brother
Battle Creek PD, MI

July 25, 2012

Vern, I know that you worked hard to get where you were loved and looked up are my Hero I wish that I could tell to your face how proud I am of you for all that you had accomplished...Rest In Peace...

Lt. Don Wright - Retired
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office

May 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventh anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 9, 2012

To think, its been 7 years today since you were taken from us. Not a day goes by that we don't think of you & our volleyball tournaments with your bright smiling face. My heart goes out to the Brann's today.

Friend of Melina and the Family.

May 9, 2012

Its been almost 6 years and you are still missed and in our thoughts and prayers.

Springfield Department of Public Safety

May 4, 2011

Uncle Vern,
Thanks for watching over us all these years. I still remember your smile and your kind heart! You are the best uncle I could have ever asked for! 6 years later, not a day goes by that we don't think of you.

Vern's neice

April 7, 2011

Uncle Vern,
Your family LOVES YOU so very much!!

Not a day goes by..Lonestar

Got a picture of you, I carry in my heart
Close my eyes to see it, when the world gets dark
Got a memory of you, I carry in my soul
I wrap it close around me, when the nights get cold.
If you asked me how I'm doin', I'd say just fine
But the truth is, if you could read my mind...

Not a day goes by, that I don't think of you..
After all this time, you're still with me its true,
not a day goes by...

Wish you were here. Thanks for being our angel Uncle Ver


April 7, 2011

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