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.

What's good big Brother...I miss u Mann, there's not a day that passes I don't think bout u and the positive influence u left embedded n me I jus pray I'm making u proud I haven't performed since u left I know its me bein selfish...I'm back in Atl for OUR redemption...n I got all ya msg's I kno God sent all those omens tell him thank was a privilege n honor 2 walk wit u thru life to hear u tell the world I'm ya lil bro....I kno Rick adapt & adjust 2. overcome...I jus wanted stop thru to tell u I'm progressin n I'm always love ya u were always my hero n held my highest respect n the babies OUR mine they will always know there Father was a great man ur life is a reason 4 celebration ur passing a tragedy if I only would have known that day I gave u my cd n seen u smile was the last time we crossed pathes I would have hugged u & neva let u go Thank u 4 all that you've taught u n I Will see u when I get there....salute the divinity n U....P.s I will always perform SSDD 4 u this albums my dedication of ur memory....PerfectTimin you'll love it 2 u later

Mic Young

August 28, 2009

whats up brother just stop by to say theres not one day ur not on my mind thanks for being there me be a good role model.luv u so much bro i try to turn the pain to happyness but its to much u are all ways in my heart

Brother Alex Griffin

July 24, 2009

Hi Ricky,
I was thinking of you alot today trying to hold back the tears(it was so hard).....I really miss you and talking to you. You always will be in my heart. YOU ARE TRULY MY ANGEL.


July 20, 2009

Hi Ricky, I miss you so much love.....I think of you often,and as I remember our conversation that night right before you were taken from me how you had me laughing so hard.I miss you so much are truly me angel...keep watching. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS


July 18, 2009

Hey Mann i was just thinking about you and i begin to cry not for the sadness but because you were a great person friend and cousin i remeber that day in school when i was having problems you came to my rescue i love you for that i just want to say that i think about your smile,face respect but most of all your big heart and who you were i just want to say happy fathers day to i know that it is early but i just wanted to say i love you forever and a day and miss u the same to love you always and always in my heart love yor cousin Shaunte from Rochester New York

Shaunte Dukes

June 10, 2009

God Bless your entire family as they take that long journey to D.C. next week. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

The DelNagro Family
NYSP SP Rochester

May 9, 2009

From the Dekalb Co. 88th Police Academy, we would like to express our condolences to the family of Officer Bryant. His death was not in vain. We will continue to pray for you all. May God Bless You!!!

88th Academy
DeKalb Co. Police Department

April 5, 2009

I did not know Office Bryant but I was deeply saddend by his tragic demise. I offer my deepest condolences to his family. May God keep you in His care.

Concerned Citizen, Dallas, TX

April 4, 2009

God bless, Officer. Know that your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks E.O.W. 9-20-08


February 27, 2009

Rest In Peace Brother. Semper Fi

Officer Eric Newbury
California Highway Patrol

February 19, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 18, 2009

Rest in peace brother, you are gone but not forgotten....

Sergeant Chris DiToro

January 16, 2009


It was one year ago today, we learned of the horrible loss Dekalb County PD, yours and Eric's family, and community experienced. Jim and I immediately went with Ray Dearcop from RPD to your Mother's house to pay our respects and support. Jim and I then started contacting local Law Enforcement to help with the funeral since it was up here in Rochester.You were well recognized up here as if you were protecting us up here. We recognized you and Eric at our Candle Vigil this past December. In fact four of your Honor Guard came up to help us honor the two of you. Your family has become very involved with our Chapter and we will always be there for them. We will never forget you.

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance
President Genesee Valley Concerns of Police Survivors

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance/President GV COPS

January 16, 2009

One year ago today, my friend, fellow militay comrade and fellow officer, lost his life doing what he loved. Ricky, your care, devotion and dedication will remain in the thoughts and mind of all of us you have touched. Your spirit shall live on. I am honored that you were someone, I had the priviledge of knowing.

To the Bryant family, always remember this famous but all so true quote "It is not how this officer died that made him a hero, it is how he lived"

Dwayne L. Doctor, MA1, OPS Sup
US Navy Police & Friends

January 16, 2009

It has been almost a year and I still see your beautiful smile. I hope you are somewhere smiling right now. Still miss you the same.


December 24, 2008

Almost one year since that terrible day you were taken. Rest in peace my brother in blue. Continue to walk Heaven's beat. Your family, friends, and co-workers with the Dekalb County Police Department are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Sr. Officer D. Johns
City of Sandy Springs Police, GA

December 22, 2008

Hey rick i miss you so much i often have beautiful dreams about you. I wish I would have left that part of you here but like they all ways say God knows what he is doing I Love you RICKY LAMAR BRYANT.


December 16, 2008

Semper Fi Devil Dog.
Rest in peace.


December 16, 2008

Wow its hard to believe that in just a few months it will be 1 year since the end of your watch, I was one of the first From Atlanta P.D to respond to the 63 that went up when you and your partner went down... I never did get to meet you but your still a brother in blue..... Rest in peace and may God bless your family.

Officer D.Viledrouin
Atlanta Police Department

November 5, 2008

God Bless !
Police Officer Ricky Bryant , Jr.

Thank You for your dedicated service to the citizens of Dekalb Co. Georgia.
Jon Lowder, Cpl./ Monroe, NC
Union County Sheriff's Office

Cpl. Jon Lowder
Union County Sheriff's Office

October 18, 2008

To Officer Ricky Bryant and his loved ones:

On behalf of our family, we extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Officer Bryant was tragically killed.

Ricky, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Bryant. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Officer Bryant gave to his community and the citizens of Georgia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 16, 2008.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater

September 28, 2008

Brother Bryant,
My heart and prayers go out to your loved ones, family, friends, and those close to you. I wish we could of kept in touch over the years. Who would of thought that we would both become Police Officers???? I know the topic came up in conversations but for some reason the topic changed. I guess we just wanted to hear someone admit that they wanted to become a police officer before we said anything. But we did take that oath and you performed your duties to the highest level there is. We are all proud of you and I am honored to have served with you. We got your beat in hell covered brother.......God needs you in his beat now.

P/O C. Foster #3170

July 21, 2008

I think about you everyday Ricky-Baby and miss you so very much.... and all of this you know. I have your pin hanging on my rearview mirror in my car but more importantly I have you in my heart(your My Angel). Im a police officer again!!!!! Remember that Sunday before God called you home you asked if I was going to get back in it... well I have. Im going to start working on Dekalb Co. P.D thats where I really want to be. But I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I Love you and miss you. Im here for the kids whenever they need me... nothing has changed. Again I Love and Miss you Ricky-Baby!!!!

Your D-Baby

Ofc. DeShanna Davis
Spelman Police Dept.

July 11, 2008

Hey Smiley, I just moved to Georgia and just being here brings back so many memories of you. I remember when you were a baby and then you grew into a handsome young man still smiling making everyone smile around you. Life sometimes make you wonder about many things but just remember tomorrow is not promised and yesturday is gone, today is the day i thought about you and wanted to sing you a song. I saw your mom before I left she was at my party truly being blessed. She talked about you for a minute or two she didn't want my night to become blue.She gave me that smile the one you use to give out all the time. I love you Ricky and I am glad that everytime I saw you I had th priviledge to tell you. Although I can't touch you I know you can hear me. I luv you CUZ!

Annette McMillian
Cousin(Bryant Family)

July 11, 2008

To those who loved Officer Bryant, my heart goes to you all. Know that you're not alone in this journey you walk. I lost my fiance in the line of duty January 2003 and my world was forever changed. Even as time as gone forward, and I've found many reasons and ways to smile, I still have not forgotten the man that he was. Dennis was a beautiful person and he forever has a part of my heart, just as I'm sure Ricky will always be a part of yours.

It takes a special person to put their lives on the line everyday to make this world a little safer for us all. I know many of these men never would've thought of themselves as "heroes" but they were in so many ways. It's sad that it they had to lose their lives for some of us to see that. Having said that, thank you Officer Bryant sifull for helping to make this world a better place. You will not be forgotten here in Winnipeg. I know this isn't a very manly thing to do, but if you happen to run into Dennis up there, please give him a big hug for the kids and I. Dennis was a good man and we miss him more than words can say.

Wishing those who loved you brighter and better days,


"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

July 9, 2008

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