Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Bryan Joseph Durman

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer Bryan Joseph Durman

Two years ago, I sent a No Parole letter. I will do so again. Although I must confess that I am very annoyed and disappointed by the fact that the offender has been allowed to apply for parole before he has served at least half of his sentence. I believe that this parole hearing should have been his first instead of being his third or fourth. It does not make sense to me that Kentucky would sentence a criminal and then not have the stomach to make him serve his full sentence.

To Officer Bryan Durman, thank you so much for your service in our military and law enforcement. I hope you know that is forever appreciated.


January 29, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

April 29, 2017

I am happy to report that parole was denied last February for Glenn Doneghy for a period of two years. Although I do believe in the power of forgiveness, that is not the same as forgetting. I support the parole boards decision 100 percent.

My thoughts and prayers be with Officer Durman's family and friends. Again to Bryan himself, many thanks for his services to our nation.

John Haseltine - Civilian

April 1, 2016

I hope my letter makes a difference. Thank you for serving.

John Haseltine - Civilian

February 17, 2016

My letter went out today. Thank you for your service.

Barbie Langham-Diamond
Daughter of fallen Officer Billy M Langham

February 10, 2016

Proud to send off my No Parole letter today. Rest in peace brother, you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service to this great nation and to your community, your sacrifice was not in vain. God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers of Officer Durman during this time of re-opening the wound of his loss.

Sr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders(RET)
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

January 22, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother!

Sgt/SC Brian J Coville, Retired

October 14, 2014

Thought about you while working on my Police Week email. Can't believe it's been 4 years. My prayers for your family and all the people at the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Police Department. Continue to rest in peace sir.

Dr. Michael A. Crain I, D.Min., Chaplain
Huber Heights Police Division

April 29, 2014

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers continue to be with your family, friends and co-workers.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

March 17, 2014

My letter to deny parole to the person that cost you your life has been mailed. His sentence of 20 years should be honored and then some. God Bless your family Officer Durman and God Bless you and Rest in Peace Brother.

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen

March 4, 2014

We had never met but our values rest the same. Rest in peace. My letter to deny your murderer from seeing daylight will go out today.

Peace be with your family and friends.

Ofc. John Chase
Lowell Police Department, Indiana

February 5, 2014

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers continue to be with your family, friends and co-workers.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

January 21, 2014

My "No parole" Letter is going out tomorrow, my brother of the badge, God Bless your Family, Friends and Department.

Retired Police Officer, Bob Reed
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

January 20, 2014

Will mail my letter tomorrow. No way should this murderer ever get out of jail. RIP


January 16, 2014

Thinking of Bryan's family, Brothers and Sisters in Blue and friends on this day, three years later.

Detective Joe L. Gilliland
Stanford, KY Police Department

April 29, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 2nd 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 29, 2012


I met Brandy & Brayden @ National Police Week. They are amazing! I'm sendin Brayden a collection of Police patches from all over the state of Indiana. My husband is an office here in Mishawaka & lost his best friend in Dec. 2003. His name was Bryan as well. I hope to keep in touch with Brandy & Brayden. We have a 6 year old too! Hopefully they can meet one day!


Mishawaka, In

August 6, 2011


We never met. But during Police Week 2011 I'm remembering your sacrifice. You will not be forgotten. Ever. You truly are one of my heroes.

Dr. Mike Crain I, D.Min.

May 17, 2011

To Officer Bryan J. Durman, his family and his fellow officers with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Police Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

April 29, 2011



April 28, 2011

It has been almost a year since your life ended so suddenly. There has not been a day go by that I do not think about some of those hilarious moments that we shared during work. You were the true definition of a Police Officer, always willing to help and always displaying a smile that seemed to make things better no matter the situation. I wish I could have known you longer but for the time I did, I am a better person for it. Thank you for your service and GOD BLESS.

Lexington Police Department

March 10, 2011

Officer Durman,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for your community. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 15, 2010

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Durman. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Bryan, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Bryan's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Bryan's life was about so much more than the way he died. Bryan will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Durman, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

October 11, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

Officer Durman,

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

May 21, 2010

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