Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper David Brinkerhoff

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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Reflections for Trooper David Brinkerhoff

Happy Birthday.

Heather R. Gockel

August 29, 2012

From all of us from the Town of Durham you will never be forgotten. See you when we see you.

Durham PD New York

April 25, 2012

Five years...hardly seems possible. I sometimes feel that so many here have moved on, forgotten about what happened here. Was just another day in their lives. Well, it may have been just another day in my life, but a day that has profoundly impacted me in a way many don't understand, not even myself sometimes. I have always been proud to call myself the daughter of a NYS Trooper. Maybe that is why this hurt me so much, to know that you would miss out on all that Isabella would do and succeed at. Not to mention we lost you in our own backyard. Hit way too close to home. I keep you, your Mom and all your family close in my heart everyday. I will always remember #4531.

Heather R. Gockel
Margaretville, NY

April 25, 2012

I can not believe it has been five years since you were taken from us. A life cut way too short. I was incredibly proud when you told me you made the MRT. I know how hard you worked to get on the team and to watch you train your ass off getting ready was inspiring to say the least. As hard as the selection process is I never doubted you could make it. And still five years later there as i sit here looking at old pictures, i am incredibly proud of what you accomplished.

For about a week now i have been thinking about what i would post for the five year anniversary of your passing. There is not a day that has gone by that i have not stopped and thought about you and sometimes wonder who you would be today. I can say with certainty that you would be you. You never forgot where you came from and no title or special detail
would change you.

I am forever thankful for the times we spent together both at work and off duty. Although I transfered to Albany and did not see you as often as when i worked Coxsackie and Hunter, when we did see or talk to eachother it was as if we didnt miss a beat. Thank you for the memories and laughs. Even to this day i think about some of the calls we worked together and conversations we had and laugh as if it just happened.

Keep smiling down on us and rest easy we will take it from here. I miss you brother.

Deputy J. ALverson
Albany County Sheriffs Patrol

April 25, 2012

You are in our thoughts and hearts everyday. Never to be forgotten.

The Schold's
friends from RI

April 24, 2012

Another Happy Birthday. Missed making my trip to visit today, Hurricane Irene threw quite a punch at my hometown. Never far from my thoughts, this day or any day. Keep smiling down on us. Forever A Hero.

Heather R. Gockel

August 29, 2011

I came down and sat with you for a while today at the cemetary to spend some time with you on your birthday. It all seems like just yesterday and the pain is still there. however the thoughts and stories from calls you and I were on turned my sorrow and missing you into a few laugh out loud moments and a ton of chuckles.......Still making me smile after thease years brink. Thank you for all of the great memories. I miss you and I love you as a Brother. friend, and a great person. And if you had any hand in a certain crash that took place on June 28 I want to thank you..
Keep smiling down on us Brink. You make the world a better place.

Deputy J. Alverson Jr
Friend and Albany County Sheriffs Deputy

August 29, 2011

It is hard to believe it has been 4 years since Brink was taken from us.Not a single day goes by that I am not reminded in some way or another of you. I still to this day drive by places and remember calls that he and I worked together and ...remember some of the helarious comments that we would pass to eachother under our breath. 4 Years and the pain of losing you is still as if it was only yesterday.The pictures, the smiles and the memories all make it go away if only for a brief moment but for that brief moment it reminds me that you are still Always on my mind and forever in my heart. Keep Smiling down on us Brink. You are missed and will never be forgotten. Super Smurf #4531

Deputy J. Alverson
Albany County Sheriffs Patrol, NY

April 26, 2011

It rained again today.....Yet I think it has rained every April 25th since you were called home. You and your family are never far from my thoughts. Missing you always.

Forever a Hero.

Heather R Gockel

April 25, 2011

You and your family are never far from our hearts and minds.

The Scholds

April 25, 2011

April 25 - 4th year in Heaven. Always missed.
RIP Brink. Love ya.

Terri-Jo Gallagher

April 24, 2011

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

You are not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 23, 2011

Another Christmas without you, I miss you so much and wish Isabella could have you with her. It breaks my heart to have both of you miss out on each other.

Mrs. Brink

December 21, 2010

We think of you often and those two beautiful girls you left behind. Barb and Isabella- please know that you are in our daily prayers. May your husband and daddy continue to watch over both of you.

The DelNagro Family
NYSP SP Rochester

April 25, 2010

Three years ago, but for many it feels like only yesterday. May God watch over your family today and everyday. Having met both Barbara and your Mother, I wish them strength and encouragment each and everyday. To little Isabella, continue to be determined and strong-willed....and remember your Daddy is watching....always.

#4531 - Forever a Hero

Heather R. Gockel

April 25, 2010

Our hearts still ache for you and your family. Your strength and courgage have forever changed our lives.

The Schold's
Friends from RI

April 25, 2010

Almost 3 years, it feels like yesterday, we miss you so much friend


April 23, 2010

almost 3 years and you aren't forgotten. rest in peace. keep watch over us now brother!


April 22, 2010

I can't believe that you have been gone almost three years, it feels like yesterday...You would be so proud of Izzy, she so determined and strong willed, she never gives up-just like her daddy. we miss you so much, its just not fair.

Mrs. Brink

April 19, 2010

Barb- always stay strong for what you believe in. Your husband went into that house that day a hero and he left a hero. God Bless you and Isabella always. I think of you both often.

NYS Trooper's Wife

March 12, 2010

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Christmas being a time of reflection, I am so blessed to have known you. I think of your smile and wit. I hope you and Dave L. enjoyed your day together. We know at SP Catskill that you are both with us and continue to watch over us. Love ya and miss ya. Merry Christmas Dave.

C/S T Gallagher
NYSP Catskill

December 25, 2009

Your memory lives on each and every day with those who loved you. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers this holiday. You forever remain a hero in my house.

Heather Gockel

December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas 4531!!


December 24, 2009

You are missed everyday Brink. Keep watching over your family. Keep on patrolling the streets of Heaven.

PSDS Gregory Schmid
Orange County, NY 911 / 5 Quad alumni

December 24, 2009

Isabella reminds me so much of you... Please continue to watch over us both. We miss you so much.

Mrs. Brink

December 10, 2009

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