Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Bryan Keith Sleeper

Burleigh County Sheriff's Department, North Dakota

End of Watch Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Bryan Keith Sleeper

Thank you Deputy Sleeper for the service you gave to keep the citizens of Burleigh County safe. Rest well knowing your fellow officers will continue your dedicated work. My heartfelt condolences to your his wife, stepsons, stepdaughter and grandson for their tragic loss.

Sue Watkins
Former Law Enforcement Officer

September 30, 2011

Thank you for your service and your family and love ones will be in my prayers

Retired Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

September 30, 2011

Deputy Sleeper, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

September 30, 2011

Prayers and deepest condolences to Dep. Sleeper's family, fellow officers, and community. Our country's light has dimmed a little bit more with his passing.

Chaplain Jerry Steele
Coquille, Oregon Police Department

September 30, 2011

If tears could build a stairwell and memories were a lane, I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken, no time to say were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. Our hearts still ache in sadness, and secret tears still flow, what it means to lose you, no one will ever know.

Rest in Peace Deputy Sleeper

Bernadette Kostelecky
citizen of Bismarck, ND

September 30, 2011

In 2005, I attended training with Captain Wicks from the Burleigh County Sheriff's Office. The loss of Deputy Sleeper is also felt here in Michigan and our thoughts and prayers are with all of Deputy Sleeper's family, friends and fellow brothers and sisters of the Burleigh County Sheriff's Office. Hail to the Victor Valiant Deputy Sleeper!

Lieutenant D.J. Engelhardt
Lapeer County Sheriff's Office Michigan

September 30, 2011

Thank you for your sacrifice, and may god bless you & your family!

Captain, Mitch Bitz
Mandan Fire Department

September 30, 2011

To the family, we are deeply are sorry for your loss. No words can I say can make it any better right now. But the words I am asking our Father in Heaven will bring you comfort and peace. Know there are many praying for you all of you. To his law enforcement family May God find his way into hearts and help you deal with the loss of one of the finest officers I have ever read about. Heaven has got a great man. Peace to all and may God bless every one of you, in Jesus name, Amen.

William Pennywitt
Former Sheriff's dept. affiliate

September 30, 2011

You left us way to soon may the good Lord bless and watch over your family in this time of sorrow. Rest in peace my brother.

Sergeant Doug Thomas
London Police Dept

September 30, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and department. Your watch is now beginning in heaven. RIP Deputy Sleepers. You will NOT be forgotten.

Deputy Trent Bachman
Cass County Sheriff's Office (ND)

September 30, 2011

I already miss hearing the sound of your laugh from down the hall, your morning greetings and your jovial presence in the Sheriff's Department. Such a genuinely kind and considerate person and officer that will be missed dearly!

Captain Wicks

Captain Lisa Wicks
Burleigh County Detention Center

September 29, 2011

My sincerest regards to the family of Deputy Sheriff Sleeper. It's so sad to lose any officer, no matter what line of duty they are in, but Deputy Sleeper was so young. I just wanted to give my deepest sympathies to his family and friends. I didn't know him, but I know the officers are a brotherhood, and I respect that greatly. May you find peace. You will be in my prayers.

Jackie Carter
Volunteer for KSP, member of the Alumni Association

September 29, 2011

Dear Family of Deputy Sleeper,

We have lost another brother. Even though I did not know Deputy Sleeper, my heart breaks for all those who did. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. Thank you for your service and your dedication.

To the family, I truly feel your pain and your loss. On June 19, 2010, my husband, Deputy Dean Ridings with the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office in Spotsylvania Virginia, lost his life while on duty in a tragic boating accident patrolling Lake Anna Marina. I have to live with that hurt in my heart every day. A hurt that no one should ever have to endure. I will keep your family in my prayers. May Deputy Sleeper Rest In Peace.

Anna Marie Ridings

Anna Marie Ridings
Wife of a Fallen Deputy Spotsylvania Virginia

September 29, 2011

Rest in peace brother. We will take it from here. Know your job was well done. You served your fellow man with dignity and respect. Prayers sent to you and your family. God bless you! God, please comfort Deputy Sleeper's family and welcome him into the kingdom of heaven.

Troopers HG and JL Vernon
Missouri State Highway Patrol

September 29, 2011

God Bless you Bryan. We got it from here..

Police Officer

September 29, 2011

Bryan was the best friend and co-worker. His time on this earth was cut way too short, but he touched alot of lives and made them better in so many ways.

Rest In Peace my brother and friend. We will take it from here. Know that your family will be taken care of and many prayers will be sent for you and them.

Lori Stack, Patrol Officer
Mandan Police Dept

September 29, 2011

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

September 29, 2011


Deputy J. D. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

September 29, 2011

A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steven Marshall
Washington, NH. Police Dept.

September 29, 2011

I am sorry for the death of your officer. I have said a prayer. RIP Deputy Sleeper. Other officers will take the watch here on earth. You can take care of Heaven. Thank you for the work you have done to make the world a better place.

Chief Joe Crook
Mitchellville, Iowa PD

September 29, 2011

My prayers are with your family in thier time of grief. May you rest in peace.

Loraine, Mother of an Officer
Fort Worth Police Department

September 29, 2011

My heart goes out to the family, friends and extended law enforcement family of the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department. I am so very sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Deputy Sleeper. We'll take the watch from here.

Reserve Sergeant L. Brown
Rainier Police Department

September 29, 2011

The sheriffs office is praying for the family and agency of
Deputy Sleeper. RIP our brother in brown.

Deputy Sheriff
Halifax County Sheriffs Office NC

September 29, 2011

My heart is heavy with the loss of another outstanding officer in the line of duty. To the family of Deputy Sleeper and ND Law Enforcement community, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Bismarck, ND

September 29, 2011

To the Sleeper family and Burleigh County Sheriff's Department, our prayers and condolences to you all. Rest in Peace Brother Sleeper.

Police Chief Arlan Swanson
Harvey Police Department

September 29, 2011

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