Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Brian Lamar Mahaffey

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, May 8, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Brian Lamar Mahaffey

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 10, 2024

Rest In Peace


May 8, 2022

Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten! Praying for your mom and dad today as they remember!

Frances Von Hof
Mother of Cpl. Michael Middlebrook
Lafayette, LA Police Department
EOW 10-01-17

May 8, 2022

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 10 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

May 8, 2020

10 years ago today. So much as changed since then.


May 8, 2020

God bless your sacrifice and thank you for your service brother.

Thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice so that your community can feel & be safe for another night.

July 22, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Mahaffey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 7, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 2, 2018

While I didn’t know deputy Mahaffey personally, I did know his brother personally as he and I played on the same soccer team in an amateur league in DeKalb county. If deputy Mahaffey was anything like his brother, and I have no reason to believe that he wasn’t, then he was a man of integrity and responsibility. My condolences to his family.

A. Witter (Twitch)
T.C. United 2010/ Teammate of his brother’s

August 13, 2018

Rest n Peace brother

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

May 8, 2017

Rest in peace my brother. May God bless you and your family.

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

May 8, 2017

A good cop

Freddie Ramey

April 8, 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those 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 family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

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

May 8, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Mahaffey. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 3, 2012

Mr Mahaffey sir i had the honor of meeting your mother father brother and sister inlaw at the National Police Week In DC they spoke very highly of you and how proud they are of you and from some of the stories they told me you were alot like my brother i know your in heaven with him and i bet he has you laughing hes good at putting smiles on someones face so you two rest in peace you are a true hero

Sister Of Officer Chad Spicer E/O/W 9/1/

May 14, 2011

First, I would like to offer my condolences to Deputy Mahaffey’s family and friends. My name is Dan Papa and I am a Sgt in Chatham Twp, NJ and will be riding this years Police Unity Tour in honor of Deputy Mahaffey. This bicycle ride from NJ to DC raises awareness for Officers that lost their lives in the line of duty and I am honored to be riding for Brian this year. I would like to meet his family and co workers in DC during police week, if someone could reach out to me I would greatly appreciate it. My e-mail is [email protected]. I will also attempt reach out to the Sheriffs office later this week. Again, I am sorry for your loss, but know Brian will never be forgotten.

Sgt Dan papa
Chatham Twp PD NJ

April 18, 2011

My deepest sympathy to all the family. I truly know what you are going through. We lost our Son Jan. 2007. Terry and Cindy you and the family are in our prayers. May God strengthen you and encourage you and you move forward.

Madeline Altman

November 27, 2010


widow of detroit police officer brian eric huff eow 5-3-10

November 10, 2010

Deputy Sheriff Mahaffey,
Sir,I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rockdale County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 7, 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

Watch over us, we will all see you soon enough. As law enforcement officers we walk through the shadows everyday. It becomes numb until something oh too real comes and awakens our eyes. Brian, thank you for everything you did. To the family of such, only warm prayers.

LEO T.J. Stanley

June 12, 2010

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


May 31, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Deputy Sheriff Brian Lamar Mahaffey,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Deputy Sheriff Brian Lamar Mahaffey. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Deputy Sheriff Brian Lamar Mahaffey is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


May 25, 2010

Rest in Peace Brother

Police Officer
Chicago P.D.

May 23, 2010

Rest in Peace Deputy Mahaffey!


May 21, 2010

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