Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Brett James Oswald

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, June 27, 2010

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Reflections for Officer Brett James Oswald

Just drove under your memorial interchange. God be with your family. They are in my heart! A hero remembered lives on forever!

Gail Smith
Peace Officer Memorial Group

December 27, 2020

Kev Kelly

Kevin Kelly
CHP 6516

June 27, 2020

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 6, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 27, 2018

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 19, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

It is hard to believe we lost you nearly four years ago, Brett. I am thankful for your humor, generosity and the lessons I am still learning about how to live by the way you lived and how you loved others. You are truly missed, but the things you did that made you so special live on. I think of you every time I make a pot of coffee (you really did learn how to make the best pot) and it is bittersweet every time I make the turn off of South River Road on my way home, knowing you made the ultimate sacrifice just down the road. Rest in peace, my brother...

Sergeant Tim Neumann
Templeton CHP

March 16, 2014

The law enforcement and medical communities continue to remember Brett, and send out prayers for him and his family. For a few years i've taught a course that teaches officers how to help assist a downed officer. Recently, I expanded the SWAT Trauma 1199 class from solely penetrating trauma, to include blunt trauma. This change took place upon reflection of the specific mechanism and injuries that led to Brett's untimely death. The new Trauma 1199 blunt trauma segment is now named after CHP Officer Brett Oswald. May his memory stimulate fellow officers to learn techniques to assist medics that may one day save the life of a brother officer.

Dr. Rushdi Cader, Tactical Physician
Medical Director, SLO Regional SWAT

December 13, 2013

It's almost been three years since we were devastated with the news of Brett's death. His memory is still very strong and very real. Richard, Linda, Trinda, and Tricia you are in my heart and in my prayers every day. God bless the Oswald family. I have always visualized what I know God must have told Brett at his arrival...."Job well done my Good and Faithful servant."

Rest in Peace Brother

Jamie Corley

April 15, 2013

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. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections. This was such a sad, sad story. You are all in my heart's embrace today.

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

December 1, 2012

To Officer Brett James Oswald, his family and his fellow officers with the California Highway Patrol:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

June 27, 2011

Officer Oswald,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



December 6, 2010

Rest easy my Brother In Law, your watch on earth is now over. I pray God's love, and mercy upon the Family, and Friends left behind.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

July 31, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Officer Brett Oswald,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Officer Brett Oswald. 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. Officer Brett Oswald 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


July 22, 2010

This is the reason I hate drunk driving! Thank you for your 20 years of service and for all the drunks you took
off the road. Sorry this one escaped arrest. My heart
goes out to your families, both at work and at home, who
now have a huge void in their lives. God bless you all.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


July 13, 2010

An outstanding and professional officer. Brett was a fantastic room mate always willing to pitch in and help out even if it meant putting off his own stuff! Oz never a bad word to say and always found the bright side of the issue.

It is not the guns and is the 2500lbs bombs doing 100'/second!

It tears me up that we lost OZ.

God Bless

Sgt. Tim O'Toole

Sgt. Tim O'Toole
CHP Academy Roomate 1990

July 11, 2010

To the wife and family of this officer you have my deepest sympathy. My brother is a State Trooper and my father was a Detective, so the men and women in blue mean a great deal to me and I am saddened to hear of any being lost. God bless this family.

Chris Boston
Department of Agriculture

July 11, 2010

To Officer Oswald's wife Marlena,
As I write this, my eyes are filled with tears, just knowing another law enforcement officer's wife will be without her beloved husband. I am sending you hugs,love and support. My husband was killed in the line of duty 1/07/06. May you find strength from your memories...
To Officer Brett Oswald, Thank you for your service and putting your life on the line to protect the citizens of California.

Diana May
Santa Maria, Ca
Surviving Spouse~Officer Rich May EOW 1/07/06

Diana May

July 10, 2010

I salute you, Sir, for your bravery, courage, dedication to duty and ultimate sacrifice. May God Bless and comfort the family and friends of this American hero. Please take comfort in knowing that he will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero.

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

July 9, 2010

Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family.


July 7, 2010

To the family and friends of Officer Brett Oswald and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Brett was tragically killed.

To Officer Oswald's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Brett gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 27, 2010.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 7, 2010

Thank you for your service Officer Oswald. May God be with your family and bring comfort knowing that you have gone on to be reunited with those who went before you. Thank you for your service. You will always be remembered for the honorable service you performed. God bless and keep al 'til that day. *****

Margaret Hood
Citizen Watch

July 6, 2010

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Brett Oswald, and the California Highway Patrol. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Oswald, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

July 6, 2010

Troopers are the most superior officers no matter what day and age.
Fallen Police Officers like Brett Oswald will always be remembered as the top "most superior" law enforcement individuals period!

Rest in peace roll model

'Thin Blue Line'


July 6, 2010

Brett, Rest in Peace brother and may GOD look over your family and the CHP.

Trooper Archie Forsyth
Louisiana State Police (Troop A)

July 4, 2010

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