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Corrections Officer Thomas Luke Brannigan

Blair County Prison, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, January 15, 1992

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Thomas Luke Brannigan

RIP BROTHER

OFC. CHIRICHELLO L.CERT
LANCASTER PRISON,PA

July 24, 2016

Dad, sitting here listening to the 911 coverage, and thought of you. I miss you more now than I ever did. You are so truly missed. My heart is so heavy today as they call each of those names, how they must really miss their loved ones too. Love you dad and miss you, til we meet again

Kim Basal
daughter

September 11, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Kim, thank you for sharing a daughter's devotion to her beloved dather. You are in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

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

January 15, 2012

Yesterday was your birthday (June 15th) so Happy Birthday! We all miss you so badly. I love you with all my heart.

Kim (Brannigan) Basal
daughter

June 16, 2010

Dad, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't htink of you. You have a great grandson now. You would just love him and he would just love you! Miss you with all my heart! Love you!

Kim (Brannigan) Basal
daughter

June 18, 2009

"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
Sergeant
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

January 15, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR LONG AND DEDICATED SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 5, 2008

May you always rest in peace sir. Never forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 6, 2006

Officer Brannigan, on behalf of the men and women of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office we would like to say thank you for your service. We would like to express our condolences to your family and friends. Thank you officer Brannigan for your service. Rest in Peace sir you will not be forgotten.

Deputy
Terrebonne Parish S.O. Houma, La

June 29, 2006

All to often we only get briefed on wrong doing, seldom are we praised for the positive impact you have on others. Fourteen years ago you lost your life, behind you let a Daughter and Wife. You trekked the barren walk way incased in steel, concrete and glass to provide a service to those individuals not as blessed as thee, the call of duty on that day brought you home to me. You stood behind your convictions and answered to the call only to be left lifeless amongst that concrete hall. To the Staff of the Blair County Prison you are gone but not forgotten, our Savior has taken you home. GOD BLESS YOU Officer Tom Brannigan

Blair County Prison Corrections Officers
Blair County Prison

March 21, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

March 12, 2006

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

March 12, 2006

A POLICEMAN'S PRAYER
BROTHER WHEN YOU WEEP FOR ME REMEMBER THAT IT WAS MEANT TO BE.
LAY ME DOWN AND WHEN YOU LEAVE REMEMBER I'LL BE AT YOUR SIDE...IN EVERY DARK AND DREARY ALLEY I'LL BE THERE AS YOU SLOWLY TREAD, ON EVERY STREET CORNER IN THE DRIVING SNOW I'LL HOLD YOUR COAT AND YOU WILL KNOW.
IN PLACES WHERE THE DEVIL IS AFRAID TO WALK...
AT DOORS WHERE YOU MEET RESISTANCE...
IN HOUSES WHERE CHILDREN HIDE,,,
YOU KNOW I'LL BE AT YOUR SIDE.
THE PLACE FROM WHICH I NOW RESPOND IS OVERSTAFFED WITH HEROES GONE...MEN WHO ANSWERED ONE LAST JOB AND DID IT WELL.
AS POLICEMEN WE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A CARD DEALT IN OUR HAND...A CARD WE HOPE WE NEVER PLAY BUT WE HOLD IT THERE ANYWAY.
THE CARD IS SOMETHING WE IGNORE AS WE STAND ON THAT THIN BLUE LINE EVERY TOUR...FOR WE KNOW THAT WE ARE THE ONLY PRAYER FOR MANY OUT THERE.
SO REMEMBER AS YOU WIPE YOU TEARS THE JOY I HAVE KNWON THROUGHOUT THE YEARS...AS THE JOB I LOVED TO DO I PRAY THAT THIS THOUGHT WILL SEE YOU THROUGH.

-AUTHOR UNKNOWN

BROTHER, THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE THAN TO LAY DOWN YOUR LIFE FOR ANOTHER...MAY YOU REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.

Detective John Halligan
Philadelphia Police Department

March 11, 2006

OFFICER BRANNIGAN REST IN PEACE.

GILBERT DANIEL

March 6, 2006

Officer Brannigan,
It has taken over 14 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Blair County. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

March 4, 2006

May you rest in Peace,Sir.You are not forgotten.

March 4, 2006

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