Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Ricky L. Bryant, Jr.

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, January 16, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Ricky L. Bryant, Jr.

REST IN PEACE.

DEPUTY CHIEF E.J. MORRIS
ROELAND PARK KANSAS P.D.

January 16, 2008

May you rest safe in the hollow of His Hand, may your loved ones ,friends and brother officers know His comfort and gain strength from Him.May He bless you and them.

January 16, 2008

God bless you and your family and your co workers. Your a true hero .The family of Det Willliam Rolniak Jr eow 2-4-04

January 16, 2008

Your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time? May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it. These are "American Heroes" who just yesterday were women and men just doing their job!

REV

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

January 16, 2008

May God give you the strength needed to face the days ahead

Barbara Moreland Bagby
Sister of Patrolman Michael Moreland, end of watch July 21, 1978

January 16, 2008

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and the fellow officers.
Rest in peace Sir you will not be forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

January 16, 2008

Officer Bryant,

Rest in peace.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

January 16, 2008

I was very saddened to hear the news of this tragedy this morning. My heart goes out to the families of these two fine young men. Thank you Officer Bryant and Officer Barker for your service.

S/Tpr. Mims
Georgia State Patrol

January 16, 2008

I am very sorry regarding what has transpired and I was shocked to hear the news when I received the call early this morning in Tucson, AZ. Rick I had not met you personally but I had heard many wonderful things about you, who you were and with what dignity you lived your life. I am an uncle to your oldest daughter via her mother’s marriage to my brother. How fitting it is that the wonderful name she possesses you wore as a symbol of pride and courage on your agency’s patch.

She is such a wonderful young woman and it has always been a joy and an honor to have her in our family too. She was always so excited when she would be getting ready to go spend time with you and your family in Georgia. I know that she loved you and all of her family in Georgia very much.

I spent the early morning hours here in Arizona in prayer after receiving word of your death. Our family is here to assist and aid your family in any way we can. Everyone who knew you has a lot to be proud of and your children have a lot to look up to. I know your daughter will grow to be very proud and fond of you and who you were to her. I am confident that she will continue to be raised in a manner that is reflective of Godly and honorably character.

To your family: we mourn the loss of Rick especially because of how hard he fought and how well he succeeded in this life. We can have confidence in knowing that the Lord has prepared a greater victory for Rick and us. "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” – John 14:1-3

I know you will receive a tremendous amount of love and support in this difficult time. I promise you my continued support in prayer. Our Heavenly Father will truly raise all of you up and comfort you in all of your needs. “To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.” - Jude 1:24-25.

Special Agent Vincent T. Zarcone
Department of Homeland Security I.C.E. Office of Investigations Tucson

January 16, 2008

"IT IS NOT HOW HE DIED, BUT HOW HE LIVED, THAT MAKES HIM A HERO" The residents of Georgia are so saddened by these events. These two fine Officers were only trying to protect us and paid with their lives! I hope that justice is swift for the suspects. May God Bless Officer Bryant's family and friends. THANK YOU, Officer Bryant, for keeping US safe....your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Godspeed.

Lisa
GEORGIA CIVILIAN

January 16, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, freinds and co-workers of Officer Bryant. Rest in peace, sir. Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

January 16, 2008

May our Lord and Savior watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. I pray that He comforts you in His loving arms. Rest easy now friend, you've earned it. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

January 16, 2008

DEAR BROTHER I NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO MEET YOU. YOU ARE 1 OF GODS MIGHTY HEROES,AND GAVE YOUR LIFE FOR THE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE YOU WILL NEVER KNOW. COWARDS HAVE CAUSED A PRECIOUS GIFT TO BE TAKEN FROM THIS WORLD. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US.

DETECTIVE C.J. WOOD
NEWNAN P.D.

January 16, 2008

I am so sorry for your loss.
Susie Cross
Barling, Arkansas

Susie Cross
Sister of Police Officer

January 16, 2008

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your family and your Dept.

OFFICER BOB SWOPE #5609
OLMSTED FALLS POLICE DEPT.OHIO

January 16, 2008

Another Officer has fallen, Lord, You must have had a very special reason for needing him now, which is unknown to us. Officer Bryant is now standing his watch in Your Kingdom. He watches and now protects ALL of us. God bless you Officer Bryant, and thank you for all your time of service and God bless your family for allowing you to serve. Dear Lord take care of him, for he is special and you now have another fine Officer.

Inv. Carl Rockefeller
Richmond VA DSS Fraud Unit

January 16, 2008

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

January 16, 2008

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

January 16, 2008

My deepest sympathy to the Bryant family, friends and the Dekalb Police Dept.

Joe Zachmann

January 16, 2008

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