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.

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

I REMEMBER the saying the good die first ever thing u did u did it with honor and knowing it was a good thing no one can under stand the pain and stress of you not being here a femily u loved deeply and loved u back more because we new u where makeing things things better for us all i tell u one thing rick them no good men who did this to you and your partner is dead all ready with or with out the sentences .well have to go back to work love u much i think about you ever day. 2612 honor for life

Alex Griffin

July 5, 2008

Happy fourth of July Officer Bryant Jr.I hope you, Officer Barker , and Detective Stephnowski have a wonderful time.

thank you.

Tommy Moody Jr.
plaza security LLC.

July 4, 2008

Officer Bryant Jr. , I have seen you around before...........You never think that someone that you see sometimes or someone close to you could be taken from you so soon ...........But in fact you are closer to me now and your family as spirit and in our hearts.
You , just like Officer Barker , the perfect father, son, brother and Leader.............A true inspiration.......never let any obstacle stop you from reaching your goals........I heard you would take a challenge head on and overcome it, no matter how tough........You, Officer Bryant Jr. are also a hero.....

I will never forget you face and what you and Officer Barker stood for.......When i close my eyes I can still see you protecting and patrolling the streets of Dekalb county.

Semper Fidelis

Tommy Moody Jr.
Plaza security

July 1, 2008

just wanna say hi i think of you ever day love u brother


May 14, 2008

Officer Ricky Bryant, Jr was only 26 when he was assassinated by thugs. It is a rare thing indeed to find a 26 year old who has what it takes to put on the badge and has the strength to fight. Whether on shift, or at our extra jobs(which is still police work - we are cops 24/7) we, your brothers, will keep fighting to protect our communites.

You will always be remembered.

Deputy Jason O'Toole
Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

May 9, 2008

To the wife and children of Officer Bryant:
I would like to let you know that I was saddened by the tragic passing of this police officer. I don't know the family personally, but you all have been in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for the God of all Comfort to continue to provide you with Strength, Peace and healing during this difficult time.
Everything that I have read about Officer Bryant has shown that he has left a positive legacy.
May God continue to bless you

Miss. J. Hale

May 1, 2008

Hi brother you are missed deeply every day i think about how good of a father u where always ur kids first how much u loved your family AND MOM SHE MISS U LIKE CRAZY WE ALL DO THANKS FOR TEACHING ME THINGS I NEEDED TO SURVIVE IN THIS WORLD U ARE MY FATHER FIGER MOST OF ALL MY HERO ARE HERO LOVE U. SAVE ME A PLACE IN GOD KINGDOM

alex griffin

April 30, 2008

I wanted to let you know, we have not forgot about you, I think of you everyday while in class knowing you sat where I am now sitting. I pray for your famliy and I hurt for your children, Know you are loved and missed daily.
Thank you for your sacrafice.


April 12, 2008

"We Remember the Officers"
We remember the officers who changed our lives,
The men and woman who protected us day and night,
People who respect for their dedication to the cause,
For when faced with danger, they never even pause.

We remember the officers who always stood true,
Whatever the color of uniform, brown gray or blue,
With pride and integrity they say "To serve and protect",
For the giving of their life, we offer our respect.

We remember the officers who we never really knew,
Persons strong enough to answer the challenge are few,
With heavy hearts we mourn the officers in eternal rest,
There's more to these people than the badge on their chest.

Corporal Napleon Brewer
Clarksdale, MS Police Department

April 1, 2008

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Bryant and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Officer Bryant has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Bryant, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Bryant is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know.

Special Agent
FBI New York

March 21, 2008

N. Watson 2733

Police Officer N.Watson
DeKalb County P.D.

March 10, 2008

May God be with the family, friends and Dept. of Officer Bryant during their time of bereavement. It's always tragic to lose a loved one unexpectantly like this. God Bless you my brother in Law Enforcement. You're untimely death will not be in vain for we'll continue the fight to protect and serve and bring criminals to justice. Now gear up and grab a beat in Heaven we'll see you soon.

Patrol Officer V. B. Arceneaux 239
Houston Port Authority Police

February 28, 2008

Rest In Peace my bother in blue. God bless you and your family.


February 24, 2008

Thank you for your service. God Bless and Protect your Family and your Department.

Juanita Bethea

February 24, 2008

Ricky was an outstanding person, friend and father. I imagine if he were here he would be humbled but bashful by all of the attention. (smile)... Ricky was a child of God and never said or did anything he would not want said or done to him. The love and respect I had for him was dear and deep. I pray that his final request has been met. I thank God for allowing me to speak with him seconds before this issue and having had the most inspiring conversation that imaginiable. You will always be my Knight in Shining Armour! Happy Birthday I Love You so much Love Bug!You are the greatest!!! See you soon.

Corinthain Jones

February 19, 2008

Officer Bryant

You have done your duty and are a true hero. You have served your community, state and country. Rest in Peace knowing you have done a job well done.

Douglas W. Bennett
Juvenile Probation Officer Ky Dept of Juvenile Justice

February 18, 2008

My beautiful Nephew, I often asked my sister where did Ricky come from because he was so sweet, kind and polite as a little boy, teen and as a young man. He was a caring and nurturing father he wanted the best possible life for his children that is why he became a Marine and then a police officer. I know his life long dream was to be an FBI agent, that was one he did not get to make but in his short life he tried to be a good husband and I know that he was the best father he could be. I miss you already my sweet nephew but I know you are up there with God with your Bible in your hand and smiling(with that beautiful smile that you had)down on the rest of us and looking out for us. We love you and you will be with us always.
your loving Aunt Barbara

Barbara Page

February 14, 2008

We will keep you and yours in our prayers. You are a hero. Job well done. Go with God.

Corporal Timothy J. Zuniga
UC Berkeley Police Department

February 11, 2008

RIP officer Bryant. Thanks for being a special hero to serve and protect and serve citizens of our country and county. You will be missed along with your partner so much. Another one of our finest taken from us, and I am hurt by this as one of those citizens you worked to protect. We miss you and may God bless your soul as he knows and sees all. You did your best to uphold good. I pray justice shall be swift.

February 10, 2008

Rest in peace.

Officer RM Taylor

February 10, 2008

Hey man, Ill be praying your family. May your killers burn in hell. Hopefully this will be a wake up call for your chief and the rest of the county officials as if last year didnt wake them up. I quess its too hard to be tough on crime.


February 9, 2008

My prayers go out to Officer Bryant's his wife and four children. And to the DeKalb County Police Department. May God be with you all.

Arkansas White County Sheriff's Department

February 8, 2008

My heartfelt sympathy goes out ot the family and coworkers of Officer Bryant.

Although I did not have the privilege to know you personally, I grieve for your loss my friend. Rest in peace knowing that those of us left behind will proudly cover your post on the thin blue line.

God Speed

Sgt. D Balough
Memphis P.D. Tx

February 8, 2008

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