Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Enoch E. Breece

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, July 3, 1902

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Reflections for Police Officer Enoch E. Breece

May you and all of your brethren who so bravely and selflessly gave of yourselves and made the ultimate sacrifice rest in peace and always watch over your fellow LEO's. Thank you all for your service and know that you are all and always will be true heroes.

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

June 9, 2020

Suspect and Related Line of Duty Death


December 8, 2018

Breece and others were killed by Harry Tracy, infamous NW outlaw.

Ret. Sgt. D. Dineen
Ocean Shores PD

October 7, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 110th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 27, 2012

After searching for many years, Officer Breece’s closest relatives were finally located. As he left no direct descendants and record keeping was sporadic at the time of his death in 1902, the search was difficult.

Today, 08/20/2011, at 1600 hours, Officer Breece’s niece, Mrs. Enid Ostrander (born 15 years after Officer Breece’s death) was presented with her uncle’s Medal of Honor. Issued by the Washington State Attorney General’s office in 1998, the Medal finally found its way home 13-years after its issuance.

The Medal was presented during an official ceremony conducted in the family’s backyard. Present were a dozen family members and friends. Additionally, Seattle Police Department representatives included the Deputy Chief of Operations, Chief of Police (Ret.), Honor Guard, Color Guard, Department Chaplain, Department Historian and a dozen uniformed officers.

Under the American, Washington State and Seattle Police Department flags, with Officer Breece’s memorial streamer attached, the Medal was awarded to Mrs. Ostrander. Department challenge coins were also presented to Mrs. Ostrander’s grandson, great grandson and two great granddaughters.

The most poignant comment made during the ceremony came from Deputy Chief Metz. Who stated, “We are all brothers merely separated by time. Officer Breece will always be part of our law enforcement family, and we will not forget him.”

EOW: 07/03/1902, Gone but Not Forgotten

Sgt. Ty Elster, Honor Guard Cmdr.
Seattle Police Department

August 21, 2011

Harry Tracy Was A Man Who Was Afraid To Kill, During The Escape He Even Killed His Own Brothern In law--As He Passed Threw Clark Co He Stole A Horse From My Relation, The First Thing He Said To My Great Uncle Was (Im Tracy) Which He Repeated To Many People During Those Few Weeks He Was Alive---Officer Breece And To All Those Other People He Killed May You Rest In Peace !

Ronald Rathbun

March 13, 2008

Still the one of the most unbelievable convict escapes that I have ever researched.....Incidentally, for the fellow historians out there, the escaped convict was named Harry Tracy.

For all who fell victim to this anal pore, it may have been 105 years, but I can assure You, that You are not forgotten...

Maj M. B. Parlor

July 3, 2007

May you and everybody that tragically gave their life to try and stop this menace to society rest in peace always. You are never forgotten for your sacrifice.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

June 9, 2007

Remembering Officer Breece and the others that gave their lives during this tragic event. Honoring you and the others for giving the ultimate sacrifice, their lives.
Gone, but not forgotten.

July 3, 2005

Thank you for your bravery. You were then and are still today remembered as a hero. You will never be forgotten. Watch over your brothers and sisters as we continue to walk the beat.

March 16, 2004

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