Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Brandon Elliot Kountz

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, March 31, 2013

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Brandon Elliot Kountz

Correctional Officer Kountz, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 2, 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 13, 2018

Rest in perpetual peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 31, 2017

Dear Family,
I am new to this page. I have been a chaplain with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office in Alabama for almost 10 years. We work very hard to pray for and be with our deputies. I saw Officer Kountz's wall and felt very sad for his wife and family members. May you find peace in the Lord as you move on through life.

May Officer Kountz rest in peace

Chaplain Mindy Acton
Shelby County Sheriff's Office Chaplains Association
Shelby County, AL

April 28, 2015

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace.

Dennis Holmes, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons

October 22, 2014

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 25, 2013

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 1, 2013

God Bless you Officer Kountz. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

July 23, 2013

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the Beaumont FCC, and those served, at the loss of this officer. May faith, family, friends and time join together to ease everyone’s pain at this time of loss.

While many other career choices were certainly available, this officer chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord hath said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

Thank you for your service, your convictions and moral character, as well as your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will watch over your family and continue the Watch!

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI

May 28, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother!

SOS Rodriguez
MDC Brooklyn, NY

May 20, 2013

God bless you and your family. Thank you for your sacrifice may your family stay strong and keep faith in the lord.

Senior Officer Specialisst
Federal Bureau of Prisons Retired

May 18, 2013

"Mo chomhbhróin"

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Department, Califorina

April 23, 2013

Officer Kountz,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

April 23, 2013

R.I.P. Officer Kountz. God Bless Prayers to your family and friends

L.J.Faulkner Sr.

April 22, 2013

Little did you know that morning, God would call you name. In life you were loved dearly and in death it is the same. My sincere condolences to your wife, parents and coworkers. RIP Officer Kountz

Robina Browne
Mother to Dep. Sheriff Daniel Browne-Sanchez, Honolulu, HI.EOW 2/10/07

April 21, 2013

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. Please all, let's be careful out there.

Deputy Sheriff Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) Sheriff's Dept

April 21, 2013

Rest In Peace Officer Kountz

Correctional Officer S. Beasley
San Quentin State Prison

April 17, 2013

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.
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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Powell Police Department

April 17, 2013

To all of the men and women of law enforcement.

My name is Karla Kountz-Johnson, I am Brandons sister,

Thank you so much for your kind words. Thank you.

Karla Kountz- Johnson

April 15, 2013

Rest in peace, Brother...

William Chetwood, CSW
USP Lompoc

April 14, 2013

So sorry for the lost of someone who looks like a real cheerful guy. Just want to send my condolences to the family and friends of this officer. Please rest assured that death will not always be. Revelation 21:4

Weight Inspector Davis

April 13, 2013

To the family and friends of Correctional Officere Brandon Kountz and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Elliot died.

To Elliot's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Correctional Officer Kountz gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 31, 2013.

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

April 12, 2013

Rest in peace, from all at MDC Brooklyn

Federal Officer John Maffeo
Federal Bureau of Prisons. MDC Brooklyn

April 10, 2013

May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency.

WOMAN - Ashley Brandow - WIFE of DFC Brian Brandow - H.C.S.O. - 731

April 10, 2013

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