Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Bryan Phillip Gross

Converse County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

End of Watch Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Bryan Phillip Gross

I am sorry to hear about your guys lost. But he is one of the reason why I want to be in law enforcement. When I was reading the cause It hurt my heart when I saw the cause. And knowing he had a family to comeback to but didn't return jerked a tear out of me. But knowing your loved one/friend risked his life for another life kind of brings you joy knowing he died as a hero. And I will think of him as a hero.

Sam

May 1, 2019

I am sorry to hear about your guys lost. But he is one of the reason why I want to be in law enforcement. When I was reading the cause It hurt my heart when I saw the cause. And knowing he had a family to comeback to but didn't return jerked a tear out of me. But knowing your loved one/friend risked his life for another life kind of brings you joy knowing he died as a hero. And I will think of him as a hero.

Sam Taylor

May 1, 2019

I moved to Wyoming in 2011.
I was homeless in Douglas and living out of my truck with 3 dogs in Riverside Park
Deputy Gross was the first Officer I met in Wyoming .

He would stop by to check on me and we talked a few times
He was always asking if I needed food or blankets or anything till I got on my feet.
He recommended the company I ended up working for and I was stunned when I saw the search at the riverside and later learned my new friend was gone.
He was indeed a hero and I am honored to say I met him.
His kindness and concern for the community is still exemplified in the actions of his fellow Deputies .

But his humbleness and willing to help those in need has been and always will be a model for me.
Thank you for all you did for me. You truly never will be forgotten.

Norman Egolf
Citizen

January 10, 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

September 18, 2018

RIP Brother. Thank you for watching over us as a trustworthy Angel!

LT Jodie Warren
Prince George County Police Department

July 29, 2018

I was 17 when you passed away. My first tattoo was dedicated to you. I have carried you with me since this day 6 horrible years ago. I remember the snap my dad went through, that every CCSO and DPD officer went through. All of our families went through. We all love you and remember you. You're one of the reasons I joined Casper PD. Thank you for everything you have done. "Blessed be the peace makers, for they shall be called the children of God."

CSO Mariah Kelley
Casper Police Department

July 28, 2017

I miss you so much little brother

Deputy Nick Walters
ROSH

December 15, 2016

The world will never know another man as amazing as you, the world will never know a man as brave as you.

Officer Jeremiah Owens
Co-Worker

July 28, 2016

I miss you Unlce B-Ry.

Officer Jeremiah Owens
Co-Worker

December 21, 2014

Well done, Bryan. Rest in peace.

Vasili

June 20, 2014

Bryan,

I just learned of your great sacrifice by working with your brother Nick. You are a great inspiration and I will think of you every time I see the Converse Co. patch on Nick's entry vest. Please watch over our team.

Deputy Brandon Gillispie
Manistee County S.O. (MI)

August 26, 2013

You were a good man. You did something not many people in this world would be willing to do and although you ended up sacrificing your life for it you have marked yourself a hero.

Rest Easy knowing that others have been inspired by you and your actions. I salute you Deputy.

Umbre

March 23, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today. I am priviliged 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.

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

I pray for the solace of all those that love and miss 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. It seems you were amazing person who led an amazing life with gusto.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 21, 2013

Hey buddy I wanted to tell you that I miss you so much and you were the first true friend I ever had. The week leading up to your wedding was the best week of my life but none of us knew that it was also the last month of your life. I will never forget my last call in Douglas because it was the day that I lost my brother, I am sorry that I didn’t realize it was you in the river I thought it was Keith. If I would have known I would have done anything to change things and have you here with Amy and Gus. I don’t know how to talk to your family and it is hard to even think about you when I am around people. There is nothing that I wouldn’t do to have you with Amy and Gus and change what happened. I promise I will do whatever it takes to make sure Amy and Gussy are cared for. I can’t believe it has been a year and I still have so much anger for everything and everyone, all I want is to go back and do that call over again. I wish you would have just stayed home and let me handle it. Thank you for teaching me what a real friend is and thanks for all the great times together. I love you Uncle B-ry and please forgive me.

Officer Jeremiah Owens
Laramie, Wyoming Police Department

July 27, 2012

Growing up surrounded by law enforcement officers, and having many family members involved in this occupation, I have always carried the understanding that one of us may have to make the greatest sacrifice, the sacrifice of our life, so that others may live. Although I am angered beyond comprehension due to the circumstances surrounding Bryan’s death, I would have expected nothing less from him. If you have known Bryan for even a short period of time you quickly find out that he is the epitome of a hero, a warrior, of a deputy, and as I told him the last time I saw him, someone special; A truly incredible person.
Bryan was more than a hero; he was a great officer, friend, brother, husband and son.
I was lucky to have had the opportunity to spend a great deal of my life with Bryan, and just like many others, I have to attribute much of my character to having had Bryan in my life. Bryan was my rock, someone that was always there, willing to guide me in the proper direction or simply to listen to me vent about work and life. Bryan was one of the luckiest people that I have ever met. Besides winning the lotto, everything that he touched turned to gold, and everyone that he met was changed by having contact with him.
When Bryan was younger I think describing him as wild would be an understatement. That’s why he had the nickname of Maverick. Bryan treated life like an F-14 tomcat and he always flew everyday by the seat of his pants. There are so many great memories of these times I have with Bryan; like when he and I jumped his four door Buick in our home town, the time we drove across Secord lake in the winter in my car because it was a faster way to get to his mom’s house or skipping school to go horseback riding. In total Bryan and I had contact with the local law enforcement a record setting total of 68 times without receiving a citation or being arrested. Although, there was that one time we were placed in protective custody… not to mention all the times the police stopped at my parents’ house looking for he and I.
Now fast-forward a few years and ironically you would see my brothers and I encouraging Bryan to get into law enforcement: it was easy to see he had the knack for it. Recently, I was able to a go on a ride along with Bryan and I can recall driving a county road and having an SUV pass us traveling the other direction. Bryan, with a tooth pick in his mouth looked over at me with a raised eyebrow…which caused me to ask him “your spider sense going off”? And of course he answered “you bet ya”. This led to him then turning around on the vehicle and made a stop. And of course his intuition was right on.
Three and a half years ago my wife and I had a baby boy, Sam. As the time approached to decide on who would be his godparents my wife chose the godmother and I chose Bryan as his godfather. I always knew that if there was ever a time that I could not be there for Sam, Bryan would be able to guide Sam into being a man and take over my duties as a father to my son. I realized that I made the right choice every time that I saw them together. To this day, Sam’s face lights up whenever you bring up Uncle Boo. On his last visit to Michigan he had told my wife how he was looking forward teaching Sam how to play baseball in the summer, and then he and Sam ran around playing tag…Sam is lucky to have had Uncle Boo in his life, even if for only a short time. My wife and I are willing to go through all the growing pains with Sam that Bryan’s mother and father went through with him if our son grows up to be a great man like Bryan was.
Bryan, as you look down on us today know that there are not enough words to convey how much I will miss you brother. You have enriched my life more that I can explain and express and you will forever be an important part in my family’s life.

Officer Anthony Walters
Richfield Twp. Public Safety Department

May 9, 2012

You gave of yourself selflessly and the life of another was saved as a result. A hero is one who is willing to risk everything for another, even a stranger, in times of trouble. Deputy Gross, you personify that description much more than most ever will. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May peace be with you and yours now and forever.

P/O David Ostrem
Mattawan Police Department (Michigan)

May 8, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP Deputy

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 23, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance 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 Deputy Gross. 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.

Deputy Gross, 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 fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half years and 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)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 7, 2011

Hereo's never die, Deputy Gross you are a true hero and for that you live forever. God Bless you and your family.

Ofc.Carlos Cuellar
Miami Beach Police Department

November 6, 2011

YOU did what heroes do. The badge makes none of us heroes by default. But What you did was heroic. RIP brother.

Paramedic
retired

November 4, 2011

The greatest gift a man can give is to give his life for another. You did what many wouldn't do. You have my admiration Sir. Rest in Peace.

Ofc J. Johnson
Cheyenne Police

November 1, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of
USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

September 18, 2011

Deputy Gross, RIP bro.BLESSED are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God!! You made the ultimate sacrifice!! GOD BLESS YOUR FAmilY and GOD BLESS AMERICA

Carlos ES Lima Sgtg Ret.
CCRPV

September 15, 2011

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

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP

September 5, 2011

FOR THOSE WHO PLEDGE TO UPHOLD IT FREEDOM REQUIRES A SACRIFICE THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW.

REST IN PIECE

TROOPER
OKLAHOM HIGHWAY PATROL

August 21, 2011

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