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Police Officer Bryan Dennis Tuvera

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, December 23, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Bryan Dennis Tuvera

Thinking of you Bryan. May you rest in enteral peace.


December 23, 2021

To the other “BT” in Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class, I think about you and your family every Christmas.

I’m sorry that we never got to work a watch together.

Rest In Peace

Lt. Bill Toomey #1262
SFPD, Martin Elementary School

December 24, 2020

Remembering you on this sad anniversary. It has been 14 years since you left us. Please know that you made a difference, and your life more than mattered. I am still, and always will be mad that you paid the ultimate sacrifice in the protection of the citizens of San Francisco. In a fair and just society, your killer would not have been able to escape from state prison, and never had the opportunity to commit any crime. You should be enjoying a long and exemplary career. My condolences, again, to your mom Sandy, and your bride.

Lt. Michael Favetti, ret.

December 13, 2020

I can’t believe it has been 13 years. It still hurts. I worked on the same watch as Bryan at Taraval Station and we were one watch off of each other. It was Bryan’s Monday and my partner, RM’s, and my last day off when this tragedy occurred. My partner and I used to always tell Bryan and his partner Joe “Don’t get into anything big until we get back.” They aIways got into clusters on their Monday. Oh how I wish this had just been a cluster. I was at the Oakland Airport when a fellow officer called me with the terrible news.

That last few days we all worked together I will always remember. We had some big accidents, a shooting , and the more routine calls. It was so busy due to the holidays. I remember at the shooting Bryan put on his hat and the rest of us didn’t like wearing the hat much. Our tense Lt., who really liked Bryan a lot, arrived on scene and I could tell he was pleased. The Lt liked us wearing our hat at crime scenes. I remember jokingly calling Bryan the “teacher’s pet”. Bryan was always so professional. Our whole watch went from call to call together that week in particular, on Bryan’s Friday, and we were a real team. I remember feeling lucky to be on such a great watch and to have such great co-workers.

As I left work that night Bryan was staying late, still working on the shooting report I think. It was his Friday and I said “See you later Bryan, have a good weekend” and I waved and he did the same. That was the last time I saw him.

Within the last year or so, I’ve come to realize how significant this event was in my life and career. Not getting to say goodbye bothers me. Pieces of me are left in Dec 2006. I think that is true for all of us who knew Bryan. I think of my co-workers who were there and saw it and held Bryan until the ambulance arrived. I think of his classmates riding with him and following the ambulance and then, once at the hospital, having to tell his lovely wife how bad it was. I think of his wife and her partner who were waiting at the hospital parking lot as the ambulance arrived. They worked the midnight shift at Park Station and had heard the 406 on the radio as they were getting ready for work. His wife told me the next day that when she heard the 406 and the location she “just knew.” I think of RE and RC who had to write the report, both who had been some of the first Officers onscene at Officer Birco’s murder in the Bayview District just that summer. And of course I think about Bryan’s family, especially his Mom.

I ended up on this page and read your posts from all of these years. It brought me to tears. Mrs. Tuvera you did such a great job raising your son. Everything that has been said about him is true. He was so nice, so smart, so funny, just such a pleasure to be around. He was happy and made this world a better place. I remember thinking on so many occasions, “ I need to be more like Bryan.” He was so professional. He was always polished and on time. He would’ve been the best field training officer. He would’ve been a great Sgt and Lt. I feel so fortunate to have known him. Thank you for sharing him with all of us in the SFPD.

I wish I could take away your pain. I hope it will help you to know a lot of us are still grieving with you. You are not alone. I know Bryan is with you. God bless you and your family.

God bless all of you who have lost your loved ones in this way.

Officer Christa Festa
San Francisco PD

December 18, 2019

Miss playing baseball and messing around with comics brother. Rest easy

EP Garrett Simpson
Executive Protection

December 24, 2018

Hi Bryan

Miss you each and every day!!!! It has been 12 years today and the ache due to your absence remains a constant for me. It helps to know you are looking down on us all from heaven.

Wishing you a merry Christmas. Always remember how much you are loved.

Love, mom

Sandy Tuvera
Bryan’s mom

December 23, 2018

Grateful for men and women who put on the gun and badge and serve the public every day.


September 16, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 23, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 23, 2017

You will forever be in my heart Bryan. I love you and miss you ever single day.

I know you are patrolling the gates of heaven and watching down on all of us to keep us safe.

I hope Christmas in heaven is awesome for you and daddy.

All my love,

Sandy TUuvera
Bryan's mother

December 23, 2016

R.I.P. brother.

Sheepdog Anthony Aronov

July 13, 2016

Just thinking of you and wanted to check in. Some crazy stuff happening in this world and it makes me think of the loss we shared as a family and those that are now being impacted the same way.

God bless you and the men and women who dedicate their lives to protect us.

Love always,


July 10, 2016

Rest in Peace

Houston Police Dept.

June 16, 2016

Good morning honey,

It's mom. Can't believe another year has passed without having you here to tell your jokes and make us laugh. I miss you ever day. This loss never goes away. I so much wish you were here to experience the great life you deserved to live.

I hope you knew how much you were loved. The hole in my heart will always be there. Every time the family is together I feel your absence but know in my heart you are there in spirit.

Wishing you and dad a very merry Christmas. I bet the two lf you keep them all laughing up in heaven.

Love mom

Sandy Tuvera
Bryan's mom

December 22, 2015

Dear Brian,

We all thank you for your service, it is a tragic day when we lose a brother like we did the day you paid the ultimate price for all of us. We will never forget what you sacrificed for the good of all. I know you're up there patrolling heaven, keeping it safe for all of us. Always 10-8.

Police Cadet Nickolas Cooper
San Francisco Police Department

May 9, 2015

Dearest Bryan

Another year of heartache without you. I love you and miss you so very much. Know that you are always in my heart. I know you and daddy are watching over us as you patrol the gates of heaven. I am sure Christmas in heaven is unbelievable.
All my love

Sandy Tuvera
Bryan's mom

December 23, 2014

Ms. Turvera-

May God bless you and keep you going through today. Bryan sounds like a great cop and a wonderful man. It breaks my heart to read the reflections. I stop by most days and look back on the fallen officers in history for the day. I came across Bryan's. As a fellow officer, know this...Bryan and his sacrifice (and your family's) will NEVER be forgotten.

Indiana State Police

December 23, 2014

Officer Tuvera,
I thank your for the dedicated services you have provided while working your very short 4 and half years of Duty. The City of San Francisco is now less safer without your presence. May you Rest In Peace.

Security Officer Nguyen
HealthCare Security Services

December 23, 2014

Hi honey

It's mom. It's been 7 years since my heart was forever broken. I miss you daily and remember all the great times together. I was blessed to be your mom. Enjoy the holidays as you patrol the gates of heaven. Hope you and daddy are sharing lots of laughs together.

Love you forever,

Sandy Tuvera
Bryan's mom

December 23, 2013

Hi honey

It's mom. Happy thanksgiving. I miss you daily and still struggle with this loss. Give daddy a big hug from me. I love you both very much.

Love mom

Sandy Tuvera
Bryan's mom

November 29, 2013

Happy birthday brother, it would have been the big 35. Miss you.


October 9, 2013

To my precious son Bryan,

Mother's Day without you is not Mother's Day

Still cannot believe this has happened. My broken heart will never heal.

Love you more as each day passes. I am sure you and daddy are patrolling the gates of heaven as a father and son team.

Love and miss you daily,
Love always, mom

Sandy Tuvera
Bryan's mom

May 10, 2013

Hi honey

Missing you today and always

You are always in my heart

Love mom

Sandy tuvera
bryan's mom

December 29, 2012

Thinking of you and your family this holiday season, as with every holiday season since that night. Rest in Peace Bryan. You are most definately not forgotten.

Petaluma Police

December 26, 2012

Thank you for your heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 30, 2012

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