Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Brian DeWayne Denning

Sumner County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, December 8, 2008

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Brian DeWayne Denning

Brian was a great officer and better friend. He was always there for anyone who needed him. His sense of humor and devotion to others will live on.

Deputy Lauren Bozarth
Sumner County Sheriffs Office

December 8, 2018

You were related to one of my friends, and I met you a few times. You were a great guy, and I'm proud to say I'll be following in your shoes soon as a Hendersonville Police officer. God rest your spirit.

Friend Nick T

March 9, 2015

I just want to say My name is Josh Jones I called 911 along with 2 other guys we were the first on the seen. we tried like heck to get Brian out. I had a symopthy card made out to his family which I cannot not bring my self to send it. It has a while now. I was asked to go to a sheriff fuction and could not go . I feel I failed Brian that night. But I want his family to Know It brought me closer to God. And every thing I have heard about his has Been. I never met him but I know he was a awmsome Son, Husband, dad and friend. God Bless you all And Im sorry for not being able to remove him from his Suv.. This has bothered me for a long time And i just Wanted to tell his family Im sorry for there loss and Ihope your doing well and his memory will always live on with me... May God Bless you all

Josh Jones not a officer
just a passer by

November 11, 2014

Uncle Bri,
I hate not talking to you almost everyday. Everyday I say something about you, laugh about one of your jokes, or just cry because of how much I miss you. You knew me better than I did. Thank you so much for supporting me and helping me in whatever I needed. You will forever be my best friend.
Love you more than words can say,
DK

Drew
niece

December 8, 2013

I passed a memorial sign for you on the highway while on my way home from vacation this weekend. I remembered your name so I could look you up. My husband is a deputy sheriff here in Ohio for Marion County. I want your family to know that there will always be people who care about you and your sacrifice. You will be known to many because you died a hero. God bless!

Joanna Dutton
Ohio

August 13, 2013

I Was thinking back when we was working in the Jail in 1995. miss you buddy miss working with you.

Chief Ray Amalfitano
Lafayette Police Dept.

August 17, 2012

Just had to say I missed you and you were on my mind. Rest in peace my friend.

Officer Russell
RBS PD

January 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pride and pain are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

December 8, 2011

Brian, Three years ago today we lost you...I still miss your visits to the school and hearing you talk about your latest interstate escapades! I pass the cross every day that marks the spot where we lost you, and every day I think about you. Keep looking out for us down here. See you soon brother!

Deputy Darren Roseberry
Sumner County Sheriffs Office

December 8, 2011

Brian, you were to all of us not only a man of integrity and character on duty to protect us from the evil scum of this planet, but you were also a great friend that always made me feel most important whenever I visited with you and your bride. I have such a great deal of respect and admiration for you. I know I will see you again and next to Jesus and my step-father, you are the next face I look forward to seeing. BTW, we now have a black (shepherd/chow mix) but looks more shepherd and reminds us all of Uzzi...another great hero who stood by you 'til the end. See you one day brother.

Citizen Mark D. Gallant
Friend

June 20, 2011

I woke up in the middle of the night a few days ago after dreaming of you. We were talking as if you had been away for a while and I was giving you all the updates that had happened over the past two and a half years. I remember asking you where you had been for so long and thinking how great it was to see you again. It is funny how our minds work as I wish it was just that easy. We miss you my good friend. Take care of the Sheriff and Gods Speed to you both.

Sumner 20
SCSO

April 23, 2011

I didn't know you very well but I know alot of people that knew you and love you. I know that you were a very good man that touched so many lives. The way peoples' faces light up when they talk about you and exchange stories. How blessed everyone was to have you in their lives or to even meet you. Everyone misses you very much and their lives will never be the same from knowing you. Know that everyone carries you with them everyday.

Anonymous

March 1, 2011

Driving back to IN from a holiday visit with family and passed your memorial section on I-65. Thank you for your service. God bless your family over the holidays this year as they remember a HERO. We've got the watch while you've got our backs out here on the road every day and night.

Deputy Brian Petree
Hendricks County Sheriffs Department

December 19, 2010

Peace be with you and your family (law enforcement, too) during this Chrismas season, just past 2 years since you left. I met your wife today, and it was a privilege. Rest in peace, the others have the watch, and your family will always be in my prayers.

Hilary
LEO wife

December 16, 2010

Thinking of you a lot lately. We miss your smile and jokes at the office. It's been almost two years since you left. You made such an impression on everyone you were around. We love you and miss you!

Anonymous

November 1, 2010

Show the Sheriff the ropes in Heaven. Now you guys can be together and wait for the rest of us. Miss you Brian!

Anonymous

August 20, 2010

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. There's so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know I'm walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentle breeze or wind upon your face that's me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.

Anonymous

April 6, 2010

To Deputy Brian Denning, his family and his fellow officers with the Sumner County Sheriff's Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Denning’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Denning and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

December 8, 2009

Brian...I know I am a day early but I had to beat everyone else... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! It is hard to believe that it has almost been a year since you went to be with our Heavenly Father, but it amazes me to see how many lives you touched and are still touching on a daily basis!!! We love you Brian and miss you daily! Harley told me to tell you she loves you and wishes you would pull us over just one more time for a kiss :) LOVE YOU! ***810***
Jonathan and Brooke Denning

Brooke Denning
Cousin in law :)

December 3, 2009

HEY BUDDY,
DEER SEASON IS HERE.I LAUGHED AT YOU TUE AS I WALKED BY THE BLIND I HAD YOU HUNTING OUT OF, WHEN I TOLD YOU THE BUCK WOULD BE COMING OUT AT 7:OO, AT 7:01 YOU SHOT HIM AND TOLD ME YOU DIDNT KNOW A DEER COULD TELL TIME..........PAM AND I LAUGHED AT YOU A LOT WEDNESDAY ON OUR WAY TO KY ABOUT YOU AND THE CRAZY THINGS YOU ALWAYS SAID AND DO. ITS FUNNY HOW MANY MEMORIES THAT WE CAN GO BACK AND THINK OF LIKE THROWING THE WATER ON PAM WHEN WE WERE FUSSING AFTER MY HEART SURGERY, (YOU TOLD HER TO COOL OFF)YOU KNOW YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD WHO COULD HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH THAT.

MISS YOU ALWAYS
PAM AND PICK

PICK
SUMNER COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE

November 12, 2009

While standing in line at a south central Kentucky fast-food restaurant, I noticed a young lady wearing a C.O.P.S. tee-shirt and I just had to ask. She immediately introduced me to the memory of you, her brother. Full of pride, she told me of your work on the Drug Task Force. She bragged on how much of yourself you gave for twelve years of your life, instantly responding to the needs of others with each ring of the telephone. She told me how important you had been to your family, coworkers, and profession. With affection and devotion she conveyed how you were missed by so many, with each passing day. Her words leave a little bit of you with each person she meets. Through her and all of those who knew you, your accomplishments and memory lives. I appreciate you for your testimony that lives in those close to you in so many ways. I can’t find the words to express the magnitude of your legacy. With my hat in my hand, I salute you for answering the final call. You can rest peacefully because your honor lives on. Thank you for your labor; we’ll take it from here as your spirit watches over us. Godspeed, my brother.

Anonymous

July 1, 2009

Brian,
We met your brother at Police Week in D.C. and talked with him quite a while. He shared stories about you with us and was able to talk about you with a big smile on his face. It was obvious how proud he is of you! Your family is in our prayers. Thanks for your service and sacrifice - may you rest in peace!

Denise
Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

June 8, 2009

i never had the chance to meet you but i have to say from the many good words shared by your family friends and your department i wish i had the chance . rest in peace brother for you have walked your beat in hell ....

ARMED OFFICER . BROTHER OF LEO
SECURITY OFFICER @ TEMA / HOUSTON BARRACKS

June 5, 2009

hey uncle brian
it is pretty hard to just say goodbye that quick. i wish i could just hold and kiss you one more time. it happeaned way to fast for everyone.and nana and papa are doing just a little better but we all have ourmoments. but this summer when we are with momma we are going to stay at your house for maybe afew days and spend time with aunt barbar. well i wish i could just see you one more time.and if i could do anything to have you back i would. it feels like everythink has went wrong after you left us.we love and miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

taylor
neice

June 2, 2009

Hey Brian,

How do you catch a unique rabbit?
* Unique up on him.
How do you catch a tame rabbit?
* Tame way, unique up on him!

You always kept us all laughing Brian. I miss you friend. I have been going to the gym in the mornings and missing my partner. Still using your gloves. It seems every day someone asks about you. Thank you for all the laughs and the friendship. I will see in the Heavens one day. Gods Speed!

Eddie
SCSO

May 18, 2009

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