Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John F. Brennan

Providence Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Sunday, April 2, 1911

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Reflections for Patrolman John F. Brennan

I just became aware of my great Uncle’s death
I never knew about him
My fairer is a graduate student and is writing a research paper
My Dad was also John F. Brennan
This made me very sad to read about his death and that his murder/s were never found
God continue to rest your soul
I thank for your bravery and service
Anne Brennan

Anne Brennan Caffarelli
Great Uncle

October 30, 2022

Your murderers may have never been caught to face justice, but they surely faced a much higher justice in a different place at a different time. Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

April 2, 2021

Patrolman Brennan,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Providence. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 2, 2021

Brother may your sacrifice never be forgotten. I hope one day your case will be solved.

PO Jarred Buchanan

January 26, 2020

Dear Great Uncle John,
You have not been forgotten. The reflections left here by so many from across the country, has touched me deeply. It brought tears to my eyes. How kind are these people to remember and honor you!

I have been researching the Brennan family for 7 years now and this is the first time I've seen these beautiful notes. I thought that no one remembered you.

Your death was so tragic and unnecessary. I'm certain your mother and siblings were very grieved. Your father died in 1901. You are the brother to my husband's grandfather Michael Francis Brennan.

To see a photo and headstone...

Gay Brennan
wife of grand-nephew, Bill Brennan

June 17, 2017

Patrolman Brennan,
On today, the 111th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Providence.


United States Border Patrol

April 2, 2016

Patrolman Brennan, though the fate of your murderer is not known to us, God knows and I pray He brought that miserable wretch to true justice.

God Bless and may you be resting in peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 2, 2015

Rest in Peace, brother John. Rest In Peace knowing that while you died a hero's death and for your bravery you'll be forever honored, the cowardly assassin whose bullet ended your young life has died a thousand deaths. And while you now patrol and guard the heavens with our Saint Michael, the murderer now burns in hell - forever.


Insp. Luis Del Rio (Ret.)
Providence Police Department

March 30, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and first 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 diminisher 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

April 2, 2012

Patrolman Brennan,
Sir, even though it has been a 100 years since your passing you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Providence.



April 3, 2011

On this one-hundredth anniversary of your EOW, you are remembered and honored for your service and sacrifice. God be with you.

Captain SJM
New York

April 2, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 2, 2010


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 7, 2008

In the line of duty, another hero pays the ultimate sacrifice so others can walk without fear.

Correction Officer Scott Boutell
Massachusetts Department of Correction

July 24, 2007

Patrolman Brennan,
Your service and sacrifice and will never be forgotton. Rest easy brother. We will continue the watch from here. Godspeed and God bless.

Patrolman Matthew Pine
Providence Police Department

June 30, 2006

John, I am sure that you know by now that your murder has been solved by the Almighty. As you now know, Jesus Loves You, so do we!

Ret Officer RB Wade
Richmond VA Police

August 30, 2004

Rest in peace Brother John, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EWO 7/15/73


April 2, 2004

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