Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Dorelle C. Brandon

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, January 25, 1984

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Reflections for Police Officer Dorelle C. Brandon

You would be so proud of me today. I Brought my first home today! I miss you and love you.


January 28, 2014

Thank-you and Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

January 25, 2013

its been a rough ride latley,in tears today thinking how things would be so different,i miss her everyday of my life! i know what she would tell me so, i will pull it together and keep my head up and stay focused!!!




January 14, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Brandon. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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 dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today and thank your siblings for sharing their devotion to their sister who helped raise them.

Rest In Peace

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

January 25, 2012

It may be 27 years since your ultimate sacrifice but please know you will not be forgotten by the CPD.

Detective Thomas Downes

January 27, 2011

Dear Dorelle, You will always be in our hearts and fond memories. Forever until our joining you!


January 26, 2010

In loving memory of a fine police officer. Gone many years ago but still in our hearts and good memories.

Sara Torres-White

January 25, 2010

I miss my sister. It is very hard for me to express my feelings about her. My mom and dad and all of my sisters and brother knew how close we were. I am honored to read how in her short life touched so many people as a law enforcement officer, friend, daughter, sister, mother and wife. Dorelle, sis, love you.

Your brother George

George E. White

January 25, 2010

Hi aunti' Just browsed by to tell you that we love you and miss you deeply.I was just thirteen when you passed.Through your unforgotten morals, some of us have become respectful law abiding citizens. We also raise our children and our children's children the same way .Thank you for giving us such wonderful memories to look back on.You are forever in our hearts and thoughts. P.S. Take care of,look after, and guide my two-baby girls,my little brother and all of our other loved ones.

Benjamin F. Scott JR
1st Nephew

January 25, 2010

You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 24, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones, let them feel your presence so they know you are close. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 25, 2008

Offcier Brandon, I am thinking of you this day, your EOW. Rest easy...Never forgotten!

John E. Gordon
Brother of Michael P. Gordon, CPD (EOW 08/AUG/2004)

January 25, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

I miss you so much Iam sure your looking down on us proudly you were a mother to all of us. see you when I get thare .love peewee.

carl cannon

December 7, 2007

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

October 17, 2007

I miss you and wish i knew you. You were such and inspiration to me. Thank you for serving. Love you.

Spc serina pendleton us army
I am the long lost niece of Dorelle

October 7, 2007

You have not been forgotten. Your name now appears with honor and dignity on the walls of the Chicago Police Memorial on the Lake front. You are a true hero and will always be thought of in that capacity. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol in the City.

Bob Gordon
Father of CPD Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 22, 2007

True hero are hard to come by and from my point of view, you are one of those heros. Rest in peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

May 25, 2007

I miss you sis rest in peace sweetie, Love you.


January 25, 2007

Gone many years, but NEVER forgotten 4 your sacrifice.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

January 25, 2007

I did not get the opportunity to meet Dorelle in person, but I am her brother Charles wife. I heard soooo many wonderful things about Dorelle and she raised my husband to be a wonderful person. My husband and I were just in Chicago on 3/6 and saw a poster board with Dorelle's picture on it and we were deeply moved. I wish I had gotton the opportunity to know Dorelle. The whole family is very proud of her and will always keep her in our thoughts.

Cannon Taxes

March 7, 2006

rest in peace

skip roberson

March 29, 2005

I did not know Officer Brandon but I remember when she died. I was a high school student and was very moved by what happened. Her sacrifice inspired me to pursue a career in Law Enforcement and I patrol the streets in her honor. My prayers go out to her family and I will never forget her selfless sacrifice. She was a true hero.

Sgt. James A. Pickett
Evanston Police Dept.

April 27, 2004

We will not let you be forgotten. Rest in peace, my sister.


March 10, 2004

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