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Patrolman First Class Brian Coleman

Alexandria Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, February 21, 2007

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Reflections for Patrolman First Class Brian Coleman

"Missing you today Brian". Thank you for watching over me, I know its a hard job. LOVE YOU BROTHER

cpl. clifton fairbanks
alexandria police

February 8, 2008

Miss your smile and laughter... We will all be together one day...Hope you, Jay and David are watching over us!! I know you are.... Missing all of you, Carla

Cpl. Carla Whitstine
APDQ

January 5, 2008

"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

November 12, 2007

God bless you.....

October 29, 2007

God Bless you!

October 21, 2007

Blue Angel

October 21, 2007

You helped protece me today thanks!!!!

SGT Candace TERRY
Camp Beauregard State Military Police Force Protection, LA. SRT

October 17, 2007

Man, it seems as though every day something happens that reminds me of something you and I laughed and talked about. I'm constantly wishing that I could talk to you about things that have been going on, and hear what you have to say about them. I never realized just how close we were until you were gone, and I guess that's a tragedy in itself. If I could have one minute to see you and talk to you again, I would let you know how much I value your friendship, and how much I treasured the good times we shared. We could make a joke out of just about anything and anybody, and now there's a void that just can't seem to be filled. I know one day we'll see each other again, and finally get to catch up, but in the meantime, I miss you more than words could ever say. You're my boy, and I'll carry you with me always.

Cpl. Chris Cooper
Alexandria Police Dept

October 14, 2007

Never forgotten~ Rest in peace. God bless your family.

September 16, 2007

God's Speed Blue Angel

August 23, 2007

Gods Speed .....

August 23, 2007

I haven't spent a lot of time this year reading the memorials of the fallen officers, mainly because it saddens me that so many great men and women have fallen. It's a terrible thing that so many great lives were cut so short. As a fallen officer survivour, my heart goes out to all those that knew and loved Patrolman Coleman. Know that you are not alone in this journey that you walk and that Brian will not be forgotten here in Winnipeg.

Patrolman Coleman, thank you for helping to make this world a safer place. If you run into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a hug for all of us down here. It's been just over four years and we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne
"Forever Loving & Missing 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

July 6, 2007

I never new Mr.Coleman personally, but I do hate to hear things like this happening so close to where I am from. I know, because I work with law enforcement, that this man was probably well known by the community and respected to the fullest extent. My heart goes out to his family and fellow co-workers and I can only pray that nothing this unreal happens again! Have a blessed day!

PCO Donna Sharp
Natchitoches Police Department

July 1, 2007

GOD speed my friend we went to the academy together and you overcame the odds and graduated. My prayers are with you and your family.

mike lafleur
Fomer Bunkie City police

June 25, 2007

Brian,

My fondest memories of you is your dedication to your children. I have so much respect for the fact that Anthony (my nephew) have such great memories of you and the relationship you all shared. My heart rejoiced in the fact that you would drive all the way to Irving to see him play football....And drive back after the game. Some men won't drive 5 minutes and you drove 5 hours. You will be sadly missed but never forgotten!

Renee J.
Friend

June 21, 2007

Rest in Peace brother! Heart felt condolence to your family!

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside, Ca PD

May 13, 2007

You gave the ultimate sacrafice. Watch over the rest of us as we work to make this world a safer place to live. God bless you and your family.

Deputy Mary B. Sysdon
King County Sheriffs Department

May 8, 2007

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Patrolman Coleman,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Brian. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Patrolman First Class Brian Coleman is a hero.

Respectfully,

Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

April 27, 2007

God Speed Brian. You are missed.

M Bozeman
RPSO

March 30, 2007

As your Shift Lt., friend, fellow officer, and the officer in foot pursuit that you were coming to assist; I find it especially difficult to lose you. Your career and life was ended too quickly. I often wish it could have been me instead of you to go. But we work with the hand God gives us. I'll miss you for the rest of my life and I hope you found eternal happiness in Gods arms. It was truly a pleasure to serve with you in this honerable profession.

Lt. Michael Rennier #265
Alexandria Police Department

March 29, 2007

To PFC Brian Coleman, Family, CoWorkers
May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this terrible time.
Marlene Newchurch
Tee of Sgt Jeremy Newchurch EOW 3/1/06
Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office

March 26, 2007

Man, this really doesn't seem to get easier. I miss you more with each passing day, and I just can't believe you're gone.

Corporal Chris Cooper
Alexandria Police Dept

March 23, 2007

You are in my prayers.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

March 23, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha Patrolman First Class Brian Coleman,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life last year in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum; a sacred keeper of the ODMP light. That sacred light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here.

This "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who shares their memories, stories, and celebrations on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is a hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family.

As we read the many heartfelt tributes left behind, may we find solace as we give solace to the families who have lost a loved one. May we build upon love and faith knowing that this “bridge of tributes” will carry each and every one of us through the pain and sorrow until we meet with our beloved one again.

Patrolman First Class Brian Coleman,
as we say in Hawaii, “You are`Ohana.” “You are family.” You are embraced as our own family member. No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one, not in this lifetime. May God Bless you and keep you. May God allow you to rest in peace. I wish you, your loved ones, and your fellow officers peace and love beyond all understanding. I HONOR you today. You will NEVER be forgotten.

--“Your life is much more important than you can imagine.” -- Maya Angelou

** May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. **

THE PEACE OF " I "
KA MALUHIA O KA "I"

Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale Private Citizen-Hawaii
Kahu La`a Kea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

March 21, 2007

A HERO HAS BEEN TAKEN OFF THIS EARTH. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO YOUR COUNTRY. REST IN PEACE.




TROOPER TYLER #4956 IL STATE POLICE DISTRICT CHICAGO

TROOPER
ILLINOIS STATE POLICE

March 14, 2007

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