Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Merrill Bruguier

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Saturday, October 9, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer Merrill Bruguier

12 years without you Bob has been unreal. I wonder what would life be like if you were here. Our son has chosen a road I refuse to accept. We aren’t on speaking terms, he basically wished me dead and he totally broke my heart. He has so much hate right now. I dreamed of a college education and a career that he wanted. He dropped out of college. Watch over him Bob, only an angel can save him and show him a better road to a successful life. You are loved, missed and never forgotten.

Memory Cook
Friend, wife and co worker

September 27, 2022

It’s been 10 years now. It hasn’t been any easier than it was the first year. Bob I need your help! Watch over our son as he finds his way. I’m so lost without him right now. My heart is broken and I can’t do anything but hope and pray he is ok and he is warm. You are missed and I have not forgotten you. Your life mattered and I will always make sure you are remembered.

Memory Cook
Friend, spouse and co worker

October 26, 2020

9 years.. some days it’s ok other days it’s like you just left. Today I am jealous of the angels. You are not forgotten.

Memory Cook
Best friend co worker and spouse

October 9, 2019

Its been 8 years Merrill and it still feels like yesterday. The memories and the feelings of emptiness come flooding back. You are missed everyday and on the cold rainy foggy days it is more so. Today marks the 8th Anniversary of the worst day in our lives. God decided your work here was done and took you to a better place. Please watch over your son. It was easier when he was 9 and I was able to console his broken heart. At 17 its hard to understand all his emotions and I don't know how to fix his broken heart. When you first left us everyone said it would get better with time. They lied. It never gets easier and our heartache never goes away.
Today I took donuts to the officers on duty and asked Jr. Mike to take your donut to you. He agreed to drive your donut to the site. He took the bag and said "I'll secure this in the unit and get it to him." I hope you enjoy your donut! we love you and miss you so much. No matter where we are in life we will always remember you full of life, super loving and always ready to laugh. <3

Memory Cook
Spouse, friend and Co-worker

October 9, 2018

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

September 30, 2018

I’m having a hard time tonight for I am thinking about you and my heart feels heavy as I try to remember you and not forget you... everyday I try to fight the day with my problems and one of them is you’re gone

Ethan Bruguier

September 25, 2018

well Bob, son started his senior year a few weeks back. Just think he was barley in elementary school when you left.. I wish time would wait for me to catch up. I wish Heaven had visiting hours so you could give me some of your infinite wisdom to keep your son in line and on the right path. Do angels get passes to come home? I wish

Memory Cook
friend, spouse and co-worker

September 11, 2018

Yesterday marked the 7th year we attended the Fallen Officers Memorial service.. Our son carried your flower escorted by Norman and new officer Amber.. you would have liked her.. son had a hard evening and missed you like he has never missed you.. it’s so hard to watch.. he needs you.. he needs a male to talk too.. you are missed and thought of always..

Spouse, co worker friend

May 17, 2018

I really miss you dad. It hurts still to think of you when you’re gone and has been 7 years since you left me and mom. I cry at night wishing for you to come back home to see you getting ready for work. I try my hardest not to cry when I feel lonely for you. You’re my hero dad and always will be. I always looked up to you and still do. I wanna be in your footsetps to be the second you. I wanna do everything you did while you were on duty. I really do miss you dad, I love you and hope you’re enjoyjng life up in heaven. R.I.P Dad 24-7Union


January 13, 2018

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 9, 2017

I know you cant hear me, or see what I write, but I hope that you know..We attended the Memorial yesterday Bob.. I am always so happy to see all the uniforms and know that we aren't alone. Today was extra special, uncle Nick drove all the was from Flandreau, SD to assist Norman escort Ethan down to lay your flower. Son is growing into such a handsome young man. Patsy Marshall rode with us and offered tobacco and prayers. We miss you Bob.. I look up and often wonder if your looking down. Life has been a roller coaster ride since you left us.. I look forward to the day we meet again.. you are missed dearly and NOT forgotten..

Memory & Ethan
Co-worker, spouse & son

May 18, 2017

6 years today Bob.. we missed you today.. our son was so grown up today.. he helped his cousins get ready to lay their dad to rest.. he's so Brave? He is very much your mini me only not so small anymore.. please watch over him and help him stay on the right path.. you are loved and missed very much by many.. you are not forgotten..

Memory Cook
Spouse, co worker and friend

October 10, 2016

the years are passing by so fast. I don't know where to start. Son is going to his first high school prom this year! I wish you were here to see. He is a licensed driver now and this summer will start work and learn to operate heavy equipment with his grandpa. I'm so excited! oh Bob.. I wish you could be here to celebrate all the milestones with me. We sure do miss you. I miss you!
To the moon, and back x infinity Bob.. You are loved and not forgotten.

Memory Cook
Spouse, friend and co-worker

April 13, 2016



October 10, 2015

As we remember you today son is playing football.. And they are winning!! 42-14 us in the lead.. Cheering loud.. Cheering proud.. You are missed.. You are not forgotten.. 7 Union Merrill Bruguier..

Memory And Ethan
Spouse & son

October 9, 2015

We haven't forgotten you Bob! You are missed each and every day. We had good thoughts of you on your birthday, and smiled through our tears while wishing we could sing Happy Birthday to you here and not in Heaven. In a few days it will be 5 long years, but yet feel like yesterday. Son plays JV/Varsity Football now and has passed you up in size :) I know you would be so proud of him and how much he as grown since you left. So many people tell us he is your twin.
It will be 5 years you have been gone soon and I still wish I could wake up and hear your keys in the door, your boots in the hallway, and feel the warmth of the flashlight as you come to check on us late at night. I dream of seeing the dust trail on the hill in the morning sun and hearing your voice over the radio "247 7U 10-7 10-42"
We love you today just as much as we did on that horrible day. Watch over our son and help me keep him safe.

Memory Cook
Friend, Spouse, and Co-worker

October 6, 2015

Merry Christmas 2014 7U.. we are thinking about you this year as we read about Officer Ramos' 13 year old son.. so many wonderful officer's have lost their lives this year.. Today we make the trip to your memorial and put up lights and decorate :) and then hopefully on to the State Capitol building to see the Christmas tree for the Fallen Officers.. Son missed you bunches this past week, it broke my heart to see him post about you.. "forever he lays in my heart" you would be so proud of our son.. You are gone but never a day goes by that you aren't remembered by someone.

Memory Cook
Friend, wife, co-worker

December 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Bob!! We sure missed you last night. Today we are going to cut the grass and weeds by your memorial. Son has his school orientation today and he gets his class schedule today. The fair is ready to kick off and the pd is busy. A cook out with cake and supper for your brothers nd sister on duty. Watch them this weekend and bring them all home safe to their families. We love you and miss you 7U <3.. I will listen for the keys in the door, your boots in the hallway, and your flashlight on my face.. I hear our last conversation like it was yesterday.. I remember what I cooked for you before you went 10-8.. And I remember the heartache like it was yesterday.. Happy Birthday Blue Angel..

Memory Cook
Friend, wife, co worker

August 26, 2014

13th birthday party celebrated.. and you were missed.. Son had a growth spurt! he passed me up :) I wish I could talk to you, and you would answer.. We will start the 8th grade this fall, and I finally did it!! I am the newest Juvenile Administrator.. Your birthday is coming up.. I think cake and ice cream is what we will serve.. You are gone.. but definitely not forgotten.. You are loved and missed everyday.. 7U Our hero, Our Blue Angel..

Memory Cook
Friend, wife, Co-worker

July 23, 2014

You were the best cop ever, and the best uncle. You made everyone's day, your really nice. Like the one time my dad had to get arrested and he was drunk. You asked him nicely to get in the car. I have many memories of you, sometimes when I go to eagle butte I go by the spot where you crashed, and I sit there and remember you. I miss you

Deeann Holy

May 8, 2014

2014 and your not here... so many milestones we have overcome since you left us so suddenly.. its been over 3 years already, and still feels like yesterday..someday's I can still hear you laughing, playing games with our son.. he's getting to be such a handsome young man.. 12 years old, and looking like his daddy.. we miss you.. we put up lights at your memorial.. lots of blue lights for our Blue Angel.. Happy New Year... I love you!!

Memory Cook
Friend, wife, co-worker

January 8, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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. He was your fellow Marine as well so I bid you semper fi and thank you for your service in the Corps.

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

I pray for the solace of all that call you beloved for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 6, 2013

Hey Bro, was thinking about you and just remembering all the laughs and funny stuff we shared and joked about! Miss visiting with you.
Some people leave a space that may be filled by someone else, but that doesn't mean they are replaced.

Deputy Sheriff
Dewey County Sherif's Office

October 28, 2013

It was all too short.

God bless,

William M. Gray

William Gray

June 18, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

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