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

My heart goes out to Trooper Brinkerhoff's friends and family. I'm sure he was a wonderful person.

Billi-Jo Fulton
Career Firefighter/Paramedic

April 25, 2007

Rest easy, Brother. We'll take it from here.

Michigan State Police

April 25, 2007

My department, the South Bend PD is in process of grieving our loss on 4/24/07. I then heard about this shooting. My prayers go out to all of the NY State Police. Trooper Brinkerhoff, you have some great company to meet you. I guess you and Nick can go to "rookie" school together in Heaven.

Sgt. Bill Kraus
South Bend PD

April 25, 2007

David..It is in deep sadness that another senseless act of violence has taken the life of a New York State Trooper. On behalf of the men and women of the Gates Police Department, may you rest in peace...GodSpeed!!

Inv. Joshua D. Bowman
Gates Police Dept. Rochester, NY

April 25, 2007

God bless you and your family


April 25, 2007

God Bless Trooper Brinkerhoff

God Bless Trooper Brinkerhoff's family

God Bless The New York State Police

New Jersey State Police

April 25, 2007


The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell

Tennessee Highway Patrol

April 25, 2007

God Bless Trooper Brinkerhoff and his family during this tragic time; may He watch over them always. May justice come swiftly to the person that brought this tragedy upon them.
May God watch over the New York State Police, who have lost a brother. My state will always remember how you came to us in our hour of need.


April 25, 2007

Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice Trooper Brinkerhoff, it is greatly appreciated. Thoughts and prayers to your friends and family.

Douglas C. Braun
Civilian, Dutchess County, NY

April 25, 2007

Rest easy brother, we'll take it from here. HEROES ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN.

PO Scott Harris #273
Cicero PD Cicero,IL

April 25, 2007

R.I.P Officer

April 25, 2007

Oh my heart and prayers go out to Mrs. Brinkerhoff and her baby girl. My prayers also go out to the N.Y. State Police Department and who loved Trooper Brinkerhoff.

White County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

April 25, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Trooper Brinkerhoff, as well as the entire New York State Police Department. Mrs. Brinkerhoff, I will pray for you and your daughter often. May God bless you both, and give you strength during this difficult time.

Ofc. Jonathan Young
New Haven Police Dept., CT

April 25, 2007

Rest in Peace...Brother.

Corporal Gregory A. Cohn
Florida Highway Patrol - St. Augustine

April 25, 2007

Rest in Peace Brother, We'll get the scumbag!

NYSP - SP Binghamton

April 25, 2007

Rest in peace, brother. Thank you for your service. You are a true hero.

Special Agent

April 25, 2007

Thank you for your selfless service, your watch is ours in peace.


April 25, 2007

Another hero from the 180th class. You will be missed so much. We will look over your family. Rest in peace.


April 25, 2007

Trooper Brinkerhoff, I did not know you personally but I know you were always there to keep us safe.May The Lord hold you in the hollow of His Hand and my your loved ones find some peace in knowing that you are safe with Him.
G-d bless them and you.

April 25, 2007

Rest In Peace Trooper Brinkerhoff, another hero lost. Too soon. May God watch over you and your family.
Wife of Deputy Sheriff Riverside California


April 25, 2007

We are never prepared for the loss of a loved one, but God is always prepared to help us through that loss. May His presence begin the healing in your heart and soul, and may His love surround you with the comfort only He can give.

Thank you for your unselfish service to others. You will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Wyoming Citizen

April 25, 2007

RIP Trooper Brinkeroff and God Bless your family and the NYS Police.

A/Lt Richard Oberhaus

April 25, 2007

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