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

Day in and day out I miss you everyday. Most recently seeing the tragedy that occurred in Seattle made me relive April 25. RIP Brink. RIP.

Your Best Friend

December 1, 2009

To Mrs.Brinkerhoff and Trooper Brinkerhoff's family,
Just wanted to let you know our son,David,wore Trooper Brinkerhoff's bracelet everday. His Dad is wearing it now. I know he is watching over Troop F & D and all his fellow law enforcement officers and keeping watch with your David. We are so proud and thankful for all of them. They will be in our hearts forever as well as their families and yours. Thinking of you always.

Cheryl Lane
Mom of Trooper David J. Lane EOW 11-4-09

November 18, 2009

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I know that Dave Lane is right beside you and you will both keep on eye on us here. It's all so senseless that we are going thru this grief again but somehow I know the two of you will keep the laughter coming our way!

C/S Terri-Jo Gallagher

November 13, 2009

Happy Birthday.....another year without you, yet it seems like only yesterday. Thank you for your service and continue to watch over us. You forever remain a hero in our house.

Heather Gockel

August 31, 2009

Happy Birthday! We miss you so much, but we know you are safe and in a better place looking over us.


August 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Brink! No matter what anyone thinks I miss and love you as much as I did 3yrs ago. i know u are with me everyday and really thats all I need. Love you!

Mrs. Brink

August 29, 2009

I turned on the news today and heard of yet another officer shot and killed. It breaks my heart all over again. Time doesn't make it better, just tolerable. I miss you so much.


May 29, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 2nd 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 2 years before your tragic death.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 25, 2009

Dave, I still remember getting the call from a zone Sgt from the local barracks of a NYSP shortly after he was notified of your death. I began the very hard task of notifying others of your death. Everyone was rocked by the death, continuing as the details came out. It had been a very hard year for the NYSP and the MRT. I keep in email contact with your Mom. She thinks of you all the time, but is there for other fallen Officers and injured Officers. We will always be here for your family.
Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance
Genesee Valley Concerns Of Police Survivors

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance/President GV C.O.P.S.

April 25, 2009

Always in on our mind, in our hearts and prayers.

The Scholds
Friends from RI

April 25, 2009

2yrs...I miss you everyday. You will alaways be my hero!!!


April 25, 2009

To Trooper David Brinkerhoff, his family and his fellow officers with the New York State Police:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Trooper Brinkerhoff’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Trooper Brinkerhoff and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

April 25, 2009

It is hard to believe that it was two years ago, you still live strong in our hearts and minds. Please continue to watch over us as we work to make the world a better place for our children to grow up into. I was taken a back a few days ago when I was arresting an individual and saw your shield number on a previous arrest of this person--you have a way of making sure we never forget you, even for a minute.

Detective Adam Hornick
Bethlehem PD

April 24, 2009

We wish we could be there for the 5k walk/run in your memory on Saturday. Our walk is on Sunday for AJ. We will be carrying all of our memories forward with every step we take. We are thinking of you, and praying for all of your immediate and extended family.

Judy (& Jeff) Bennett
sister of NYSP A.J. Sperr

April 24, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Trooper Brinkerhoff and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

April 14, 2009

Hey Brink,
I finally got your service gun today and promise to carry it with honor. You will be on my side from here on out. I miss you each and everyday. Love you bro.

Your best friend

March 23, 2009

Merry Christmas Brink. We think of you each and every day. Continue to keep watch over us.

We Shall Never Forget #4531

Heather R. Gockel

December 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Brink. We all miss you bro. Especially on days like this when I sit back and remember working the holidays with you when we were both Jr guys. Rest easy Brink. #111

Deputy J. Alverson

November 27, 2008

tomorrow Rich retires from the nysp. Its been a long road for everyone. We all miss you so much especially this time of year. I know you will be there tomorrow night, i know you wouldn't miss the "old man's" party :)

mrs. brink

November 13, 2008

May you rest safe with the Lord and may He ever bless your loved ones.


September 11, 2008

I admire your wife's courage and bravery to seek the answers she needs. Barb- continue to honor your husband with such dignity. May God Bless you and Isabella.

Trooper's Wife

September 2, 2008

Hey Brink.

Miss you bro. Happy Birthday.

Deputy J. Alverson

August 29, 2008

Another year come and gone. Watch over us tomorrow as we celebrate you on your special day.

Remembering you each and every day. Gone but never forgotten.

Happy Birthday #4531

Heather, Hailey & Olivia Gockel
David C. Brinkerhoff Memorial

August 28, 2008

Miss you brother. So much has changed since your passing. Gone but never forgotten, not for a single moment Brink. God Bless.

Brett J. Morey

August 19, 2008



July 11, 2008

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