Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Brandon Joseph Nielsen

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, August 16, 2012

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Brandon Joseph Nielsen

Its almost 9 years… 9 years you have physically missed on Earth with your family… I am about to get married and I can’t have you physically here to share it with me like I did with your wedding. I hope to be making you proud Brandon! Everyday I try to make sure you will look down on me and be proud to call me your sister, to be proud of everything I choose to do in life. I love you so much and can’t still seem to fathom you gone. But my faith is strong and I know you are still close by. You would love your new nephews and see how big your only niece has gotten. I think you would love your brother n law to be!
Thank you for being the best big brother a sister could ask for!
Love you!!!

JJ Nielsen

July 9, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 16, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

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

August 16, 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 17, 2018

You are no longer with us, but here in spirit by so many who remember and honor you. Rest well, you and your partner, for God has two heros on board.

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

August 16, 2017

Deputy Brandon Neilson our community misses you and Jeremy every day, we hold your families up in prayers, you guys are the true Hero's you have sacrificed a lot to protect our communities. you may be gone but you will never be forgotten, ride off into the sunset with the angels.

Kelley&Buck Christoffer
concerned citizen

August 16, 2017

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

August 17, 2016

Huge loss for his family and friends. He is missed every moment of every day.


August 16, 2016

I miss you Brandon. More than you will ever know. You were the best brother any sister could ask for. I cant believe it has been 4 years... 4 years.. :/. I wish time would stop. And reverse. To have you back.

JJ Nielsen
Proud Sister

August 16, 2016

Brother gone but not forgotton peace and love always


August 16, 2015

I thank you for the sacrifice you made to make sure that we (the public) would be safe! I pray for your family and the families of all of our fallen heroes!! Please know that you are appreciated still today!

Sheila Oubre
Live in St. John the Baptist Parish

August 16, 2015

You and all Brother Officers will not be forgotten .

Retired Police officer /Deputy Sheriff
Retired Jefferson Parisd & Retired VA

August 10, 2015

R.I.P. Brother as you watch from above, my prayers & thoughts are still with your family. Thank you for your sacrifice & your service. You will not be forgotten.

Citizen Tracy Corley

November 8, 2014

Hey Brandon, I know you know that you are always on my mind and in our hearts. I still struggle with you being gone and how to honor you in my life - through how I love my family and just live my life in general. I designed a tattoo to honor you as well, but unfortunately the tattoo artist said it was too detailed to make work properly, so I just did a simple black sheriff badge with the date. I am working on a serious back piece that will honor you and Grandpa and the Cameron namesake and really focus on family and all of you that have gone before us and watch over us. I love you and I know you are at peace and watching over us all. Much love.

Thom Cameron

August 13, 2013

Brandon, just remembering back to being in your wedding and the good times we shared. Your sense of humor was awesome. I proudly displayed the inflatable sheep at work that you gave me for being your best man.

I'm honored to have had someone with such courage as my cousin. I miss you man.

Chris Thompson
Brandon's cousin

July 31, 2013

In two weeks, several of your brothers and sisters in blue will hop on our bikes and cycle 250 miles into the Memorial that bares your name. We will do it to honor you, remember your sacrifice, and celebrate your life.

Thinking of you always!

Sgt. Darren Gros
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office

April 24, 2013

Rest in peace brother; thank you for serving our beautiful Country as well as your community. God bless your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Brother, you died bravely and with dignity while striving to keep your community safe. My prayers are with you and the family you left behind. My wish is that justice will be served and that the animals that took your life will ride that Long Black Train… We will continue the watch from here.

Officer Luis Sarmiento
El Paso Police Department

January 6, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

Deputy Sheriff Nielsen,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Deputy Sheriff for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. John the Baptist Parish. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 12, 2012

Miss you brother. Watch over us from above and protect us.

Deputy Nick Wright
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

November 20, 2012

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 5, 2012

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Brandon was killed. May his loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To his family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This must have been a devastating to the agency and community as well to have lost multiple officers and have another wounded in this incident. I am praying also for the recovery of the wounded officer.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinguished service Deputy Brandon Nielsen gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana , and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 16, 2012.

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

September 15, 2012

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

September 4, 2012

Rest in Peace Brandon and may GOD look over your family and the St. John Sheriffs Office.

TFC Archie Forsyth
Louisiana State Police (Troop A)

September 2, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

August 30, 2012

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