Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Edward J. Brennan

West Orange Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, March 7, 1927

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Reflections for Patrolman Edward J. Brennan

95 years have passed since you gave your life for your fellow man. May God bless you and from one motorman to another Rest In Peace.

State Traffic Officer 7185.
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

March 7, 2022

No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

March 7, 2021

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

Semper Fi Motorman. You are in our thoughts. 92 years have passed since that tragic day. God bless you and thank you for your service.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol SLA #530

March 7, 2019

Dear Great Grandpa,

I have the privilege of being your Great Grandson and I'm so proud of the Legacy you have left for the Brennan Family. Ceremonies of reflection honoring your bravery and service to our great home town of West Orange. Your family will never forget that you gave the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the citizens of West Orange.

Love to you and Nanny,

Gregory "Edward" Brennan

Gregory Edward Brennan
Great Grandson

April 18, 2018

Edward was my mother's uncle. They named a street after him, and the family story is that he was the first West Orange police officer to die on duty. Edward's parents came over at age 4 and 5 during The Irish Famine--Pat to Orange, Fannie to Baltimore. Pat became a hatter and was able to buy a double-lot home in Orange, then died at age 40, leaving his wife Fannie to raise Edward and his 7 surviving siblings. Edward married and raised his family on "Nanny Goat Hill", Prospect Place, in West Orange. Everyone loved and admired him.

great niece

January 13, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th 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 who was murdered in the 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

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

March 8, 2012

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace!

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

June 28, 2010

Thank you for keeeping West Orange N.J. safe. My dad was a West Orange Police Officer from 1957-1982. I have a great deal of respect for the West Orange Police Dept. I often see your name on the wall outside the police station.

Detective John McGuire Jr.
Essex County Sheriff's Office

July 29, 2008



March 11, 2008

Rest in peace my brother.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex NJ Cop

March 6, 2008

P/O Brennan, we carry on with the tradiditon you started so long ago, and you will never be forgotten. You are in our daily prayers, please look over us and help us to be safe! God Bless brother!!

Tour 3

August 10, 2007

God Bless you for your service Officer Brennan. You are not forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg P.D. Charlotte,NC

June 9, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

March 7, 2007

No officer giving his life while serving his community should go without reflection.
It is in your memory that we continue on.
Rest in peace Edward. The watch is ours now.

March 7, 2005

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