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Chief Deputy Sheriff George Christopher Brakefield

Collin County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, January 11, 1982

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Reflections for Chief Deputy Sheriff George Christopher Brakefield

Jesus Christ proclaimed, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 22, 2021

Rest in peace Chief Deputy Sheriff Brakefield.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 16, 2019

RIP Cheif

Deputy Roy Carter
Collin County Sheriffs Office

July 24, 2012

Thanks for your 2 years of services, George.


February 25, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

January 11, 2012 are not forgotten by the ones who love you.


December 18, 2008

As I sit here late this night reflecting on the circumstances of life I am reminded of the words of the great Abraham Lincoln when he said the following,

"I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be."

It is my daily prayer that the grandson that I am and that I become will be one who honors your great legacy and that you would be proud to call your own. I often think of you and wish that I had the opportunity and plasure of knowing you.

From the great stories and legacy of your name I consider myself greatly honored to be listed among you desendants.

Preston Tyler Hagaman

July 17, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 5, 2008



January 3, 2008

On the eve of my father's memorial service, I reflect on the past 25 years. During that quarter of a century there have been many wonderful experiences as well as painful events that I know you have been privy to. However, as it begins to rain I know heaven weeps for us all. My father and your oldest son, George Christopher Brakefield III, passed away Saturday (March 10th, 2007) unexpectedly and like you, far too soon. My only comfort is in the fact that I know the two of you are now reunited. I must now begin the difficult process of living without you both. I will continue to be brave as I face each day with faith that we will all be together again some day. Please take care of my dad as I know you will Poppa.

George Christopher Brakefield IV (Pate)

March 11, 2007

It's hard to believe it's been 25 years, today. I'm sure you look upon us and know we still think of you.

S. Lee Brakefield Sgt. Ret.
Tex. DPS

January 11, 2007

George began his law enforcement career in 1947 with the Fort Worth, Tx. P.D., then moved to the Tarrant Co. S.O. in 1952, the Tarrant Co. D.A. Office in 1962, the Texas Dept. of Public Safety Texas Rangers in 1969 and finally Collin Co. S.O. in 1980. He was a good investigator, excellent with firearms and a good DAD.

Sgt. Lee Brakefield, Ret. Tx.DPS
Texas Dept. of Public Safety

August 3, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, may God grant you eternal peace and bring comfort and peace to your loved ones.

January 11, 2005



January 11, 2004

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