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Trooper Brian William Linn

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch Friday, November 2, 2007

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Reflections for Trooper Brian William Linn

I will never forget you Brian.

Anonymous
Anonymous

May 14, 2019

Hey Brian! I miss you so much. I think about you a lot and I promise I’m going to keep protecting Madeline. I hope you’re enjoying Heaven, and I hope they have plenty of beer there!

Paige Stapleton
Step-daughter

January 21, 2019

11 years to the day and it still seems like yesterday. I think about you and your girls often as well as the conversation we had the night prior about getting to go deer hunting with our dads. Man were you ever excited to be able to do that again after missing it for so many years due to your service in the military and academy. Things have definitely changed around here and I am sure you are up there shaking your head; however, the one thing that never changes is you are still in our hearts and on our mind.

I love you brother!

Sgt. J. A. Meeks
WVSP - Charles Town

November 2, 2018

I miss you today and every day.

Mrs. Mary Snelson
Mom

July 13, 2018

Trooper Linn, time has passed but the memory of your brothers in law enforcement that night will never leave.
I was the first fire fighter/emt to arrive.
The level of compassion, professionalism and love displayed that night left an image with me that will never diminish.
Your fellow Troopers, Jefferson County Sheriff Deputies, Police Officers from Ranson and Charlestown. These officers, every one of them, assisted in our efforts.
I had only met you twice, and was glad that I had that opportunity.
I learned that night, of your family and the impending loss that would be realized. But I saw, first hand, the brotherhood, the unyielding fellowship of your Law Enforcement brothers and sisters. In that tragically sad night, I saw the very best that our great state of West Virginia had to offer.
I didn't feel it was appropriate to leave a comment, not being a member of law enforcement, until time had passed.
To his wife and children, please allow me to extend my deepest condolences and know that I have said a prayer for you every anniversary.
To Trooper Linn, rest easy. Thank you for your service to our beloved Republic and to the state of West Virginia.
Respectfully,
Dave Duncan

David Duncan
Shepherdstown Fire Dept.

May 15, 2018

Trooper Linn, time has passed but the memory of your brothers in law enforcement that night will never leave.
I was the first fire fighter/emt to arrive.
The level of compassion, professionalism and love displayed that night left an image with me that will never diminish.
Your fellow Troopers, Jefferson County Sheriff Deputies, Police Officers from Ranson and Charlestown. These officers, every one of them, assisted in our efforts.
I had only met you twice, and was glad that I had that opportunity.
I learned that night, of your family and the impending loss that would be realized. But I saw, first hand, the brotherhood, the unyielding fellowship of your Law Enforcement brothers and sisters. In that tragically sad night, I saw the very best that our great state of West Virginia had to offer.
I didn't feel it was appropriate to leave a comment, not being a member of law enforcement, until time had passed.
To his wife and children, please allow me to extend my deepest condolences and know that I have said a prayer for you every anniversary.
To Trooper Linn, rest easy. Thank you for your service to our beloved Republic and to the state of West Virginia.
Respectfully,
Dave Duncan

David Duncan
Shepherdstown Fire Dept.

May 10, 2018

Trooper Linn, time has passed but the memory of your brothers in law enforcement that night will never leave.
I was the first fire fighter/emt to arrive.
The level of compassion, professionalism and love displayed that night left an image with me that will never diminish.
Your fellow Troopers, Jefferson County Sheriff Deputies, Police Officers from Ranson and Charlestown. These officers, every one of them, assisted in our efforts.
I had only met you twice, and was glad that I had that opportunity.
I learned that night, of your family and the impending loss that would be realized. But I saw, first hand, the brotherhood, the unyielding fellowship of your Law Enforcement brothers and sisters. In that tragically sad night, I saw the very best that our great state of West Virginia had to offer.
I didn't feel it was appropriate to leave a comment, not being a member of law enforcement, until time had passed.
To his wife and children, please allow me to extend my deepest condolences and know that I have said a prayer for you every anniversary.
To Trooper Linn, rest easy. Thank you for your service to our beloved Republic and to the state of West Virginia.
Respectfully,
Dave Duncan

David Duncan
Shepherdstown Fire Dept.

May 5, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

November 2, 2017

Thinking of you, your wife, and your daughters today.

Wife
West Virginia State Police

November 2, 2017

Thinking of you today. Your WVSP Family.

Troop 3 Members
West Virginia State Police

November 2, 2017

I miss you Brian. You are with me every single day and with every breath I take. I will love you always.

Melissa Linn- Atkins
Brian's wife

March 28, 2017

Your beloved son will never be forgotten...

Officer
Pennsylvania State Capitol Police

November 3, 2016

So sad and young, prayers for Trooper Linn and his family. May our heavenly Father comfort them.

Detective Steve M. Goldizen
Middletown Police Department

November 3, 2016

You are in our thoughts on this day and every day.

Probation Parole Officer III Aaron Linn
WV Parole Services

May 13, 2016

It's hard to believe it's been 8 years tonight since you've been gone. We love you and miss you each and every day. You will NEVER be forgotten!

Melissa
Brians's wife

November 2, 2015

It's been a long time since I've left you anything on here. We miss you every single day and I want you to know we are all doing well, and are very happy! Paige graduates in 8 months and will be going off to college! Can you believe it??? Madeline is enjoying 4th grade so far, and is going to try playing indoor soccer this fall! I know you are protecting us day in and day out. I can't believe it's been almost 8 years since I last saw you. We love you Brian.

Melissa
Brian's wife

September 30, 2015

Merry Christmas my love. I miss you terribly. I love you and wish you were here with us.

Mrs. Melissa Linn

December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Brian. I love you so much and miss you like crazy. I wish you were here more than anything. I love you.

Melissa
Brian's wife

December 25, 2013

Hey Brother, I just had you on my mind this morning. I visited the Charles Town Barracks yesterday and seen a Christmas Card, which had beautiful picture of your daughter. I sure miss our evening dinner's at Anthony's and how we would share a large pizza and laugh out loud at all the people passing by. I miss you Brian.

Senior Trooper S.R. Smith
WVSP-Troop 2

December 21, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving my love! The girls and I miss you terribly. Madeline is in NYC with your mom and Arnold this week and Paige and I will be having dinner with my mom and Andy. I'm doing really well in RN school... only 3 semesters to go! I've been working as much as I can and even met a Trooper tonight after a trauma call who asked how the girls and I were doing and was very nice and caring. It warms my heart and makes me smile to know there are those who will never forget about you. I know you will always be watching over us, but I sure wish you were here to enjoy some of this 22 pound turkey I'm cooking in the morning! I remember how you loved your Thanksgiving food :) Miss you and love you always.

Melissa
Brian's wife

November 28, 2013

Remembering you today as a bridge is dedicated in your name near Elkins - have thought about you and your parents all day -

Peggy Bland -
Friend

August 3, 2013

Happy Anniversary, my love. Thinking of you today as always! I love you.

Melissa
Brian's wife

July 18, 2013

Remembering you this week during National Police Week and always. We love you.

Melissa
Brian's wife

May 14, 2013

I GOT ACCEPTED INTO THE RN PROGRAM!!!! i just got my acceptance letter this afternoon! i called to tell your mom and even madeline got on the phone to congratulate me! i cried like a baby when i opened the letter and read that i got in. i'm just so happy. this is the best thing that's happened in over 5 years! i wish you were here to see this letter and be happy with me. this just changes so much for my life! i just can't believe it! i'm positive you had a part in all this and for that i thank you. i know you are still here with me every step of the way! i will make you proud. PROMISE! i love you soooooooo much forever and always!!!

Melissa Linn
Brian's wife

March 16, 2013

Happy Valentines Day! I love you!

Melissa Linn
Brian's wife

February 14, 2013

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