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

Officer Durman,

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

May 21, 2010

Dear friends and family of Officer Durman,

We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Officer Durman.

The circumstances surrounding his loss are truly devastating.

May he continue his watch in a better place.


Respectfully,


Session 48
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

Session 48
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

May 18, 2010

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am the graceful rush of
beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each and every lovely thing.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

May God hold your loving wife and son in His arms in the days and months to come. Rest in peace, Brother, we'll take it from here.

KY Peace Officer
Isaiah 40:31

May 17, 2010

Sir though I have never met you from reading the reflections I can tell you were a great person and an even better cop. Rest in peace sir. We have your watch from here

#341
Laurel County Ambulance

May 15, 2010

On behalf of the entire Colorado Springs Police Department Wives Association, we extend our deepest sympathies to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Police Department, family and friends of Officer Durman. Our hearts are with you as you honor and mourn one of our nation's heroes. His service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Katie
Colorado Springs Police Department Wives Association

May 12, 2010

RIP. the family and fellow LEO'S are in my thoughts and prayers. thank you for your service

Retired Officer Michael Gilbert
Iowa Departmenr of Corrections

May 12, 2010

as a nurse, i have come to have the utmost respect for what the police do to keep us safe and how they always respond to the er when we call for help.Never asking why or failing to come when called. My heart breaks for your family and although I did not know you, you are a brother, a son, a father who will be missed and a brother in arms who cannot be replaced. May God receive you into his arms and comfort your family.

Anonymous

May 11, 2010

Rest in peace Officer Durman, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!

Shelly
Citizen

May 7, 2010

you will always be remberd

Anonymous

May 7, 2010

Our hearts are saddened as we mourn the loss of our brother, Officer Durman. May the hope of heaven grant peace to his family, friends and the members of the Lexington Police. Our prayers and support are with them as they stumble through this tragic time. God cups you close. Rest in peace, dear brother. We have the watch now.

Officer Phil Russell
Louisville Metro Police

May 6, 2010

On behalf of all Missouri officers, dispatchers and the like I extend our sincere sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Durman. Rest in peace our fallen hero.

Scott Barthelmass, Founder/Team Manager
Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team

May 5, 2010

Your fellow officers did well laying you to rest today. I will be praying for your wife and beautiful son. Rest in peace.

APO Porter
Bowling Green Police (Ky)

May 4, 2010

REST IN PEACE, BROTHER

PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

May 4, 2010

To the family of Bryan Durman,

My heart goes out you all!!! I am the sister of Officer Jason Cammack, KVE Officer killed in the Line of Duty on April 23, 2000. My family understands what you are going though on this very sad day. To his wife, and son please remember Bryan will always be with you in your hearts. He will be watching over you at all times. He will always be your guardian angel.I could set here all day and tell you the things that you will go though, but I won't. Just take one day at a time and always talk about him and keep his memeory alive. To his sisters and brothers, I truly understand Jason was my baby brother and even though it has been 10 years, I still remeber him every single day. I talk about him to people that didn't even know him and by the time I am finished they have an idea what a great person he was.This website has really helped me. I get on here and talk to Jason all the time. And to his Mom and Dad, I really can't understand what this is doing to you. I just know what my Mom and Dad go though everyday. God Bless you all and I love you all!!!

Jennifer Cammack Yancey
Sister of KVE Officer Cammack

May 4, 2010

Rest in Peace my brother.
I am sure you family knows that you are a true Hero.
May God grant them strength

Detective Senior Sergeant (Retired)
Victoria Police, Australia

May 4, 2010

Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice. You will always be remembered as our HERO. God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa
GEORGIA CIVILIAN

May 4, 2010

Rest in peace, brother. May God be with the family of Officer Durman during this time of mourning. We've got the watch from here.

BL Mitchell, Patrol
FCPD, VA

May 3, 2010

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, it will never go unforgotten. Your Family, Friends and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County PD will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Rest in peace.

J Clendening #407
Glades County Sheriff's Office (FL)

May 3, 2010

To the family and friends of Officer Durman,

Please accept the most heartfelt condolences for your loss from the men and women of the United States Border Patrol, Douglas, AZ station.

We will not forget Officer Durman, and will continue in his stead, fighting evil in order to ensure a better world.

When one of us falls, all of us stumble, but must carry on in honor and memory of the fallen.

Officer Durman, call is Code-4. Rest in Peace, sir. We have it from here.

Douglas Station
United States Border Patrol

May 3, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

May 3, 2010

Bless the family, friends and Department-Another senseless killing of a hero. May you somehow realize you knew a true hero, a man who only wanted to serve and protect. God Bless each Officer who puts on his badge each day having no idea what the day head holds. We citizens are so fortunate there are hero's not afraid to do what is asked of them. God Bless you all.

Mom of CO Springs Officer
Colorado Springs Police Department

May 3, 2010

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with you, your family, and our department

Ofc. B. Pitcher
Lexington PD

May 3, 2010

Officer Durman,

May God comfort your family and friends during this difficult time. The thin blue line may stretch, but it never breaks...RIP

MPO Penman
City of Fairfax PD, VA

May 3, 2010

Wanted to let Officer Durman's family know he was loved by his fellow officers who all consider themselves family to each other. When one is hurting, they all hurt. Officer Durman was a hero to all those he served and he will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Officer Durman. You will be missed.

Anita
Aunt of a fellow officer

May 3, 2010

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and friends in their time of sorrow. May God Bless and Rest in Peace!

Cpl David Murphy
TX DPS

May 3, 2010

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