Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Bryce Edward Hanes

San Bernardino Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, November 5, 2015

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Reflections for Police Officer Bryce Edward Hanes


Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

November 5, 2015

Rest in peace my Brother, we have the watch.

My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Officer JJ Berends
Moxee Police, Retired WSP Trooper 957

November 5, 2015

A Prayer for Police Officer Bryce Hanes:

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Police Officer Bryce Hanes of the San Bernardino, California Police Department. He died serving us. Help us never to forget him. Help us celebrate the life of Police Officer Bryce Hanes and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them Your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving. Amen

Pastor Steven Robert Closs, MNACM
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers

Pastor/Chaplain Steven R. Closs, MNACM
Merrimack NH Police Department

November 5, 2015

Rest in Peace, Officer Hanes. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement Officers

November 5, 2015

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD

November 5, 2015

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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 BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 5, 2015

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Bryce Hanes and the extended law enforcement family of the San Bernardino, California Police Department. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

November 5, 2015

We are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic accident that took the life of Officer Hanes. Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to his family and friends as they begin to grieve.

Darlene Newton
Friend of Story County Sheriff's Office

November 5, 2015

I am so sorry. On behalf of every Trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol our respect and prayers. I just don't understand why this continues. Again I am sorry. To the wife and children Please always remember that Your Dad and Husband is an American Hero that simply made it a better place for you to live. Its just that simple when I hear someone say what does a cop do. Again my prayers.

K-9 Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

November 5, 2015

Our prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues. May he Rest In Peace.

Civilian Retired Edna Fisher
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

November 5, 2015

Rest in peace Officer Hanes, You will not be forgotten.

Sergeant Mark Fontaine
California Department of Corrections

November 5, 2015

My heart goes out to Bryce's wife and children. I remember him fondly from our years at SBHS.

Sunny Gold-Pavlus
high school friend

November 5, 2015

Rest in Peace officer Hanes. Your service will never be forgotten.

"Blue Lives Matter"

Steve Van Slyke, Retired K-9 handler
El Cajon Police Department

November 5, 2015

Our deepest condolences to your family, friends, community, and comrades of the San Bernardino Police Dep't. God Bless You Officer Bryce Hanes, and all those who serve and protect us.

grateful citizen

November 5, 2015

When God sent His angels to bring you home He had His reasons. Someday we will be able to ask why; but for now we offer our prayers for peace and comfort to those left behind. RIP Brother.

SMSgt, USAF (Ret) Edwin A. Keeney
USAF Security Police

November 5, 2015

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Sheriff Jim Weaver Retired
Jerome County Idaho, Sheriffs Office

November 5, 2015

Rest well officer. We will continue to carry the torch.

Correction Officer Johnny Ragan
Hualipai Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Center

November 5, 2015

Rest in peace Brother Bryce, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

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

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

November 5, 2015

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Sergeant E. Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

November 5, 2015

On behalf of the men and women of the Upland Police Department, our heartfelt condolences to the family of Officer Bryce Hanes and to our San Bernardino Police Department family. We all are mourning with you during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Officer Hanes!

God Bless the Hanes and SBPD family!

Brian Johnson
Chief of Police
Upland Police Department

Chief Brian Johnson
Upland Police Department

November 5, 2015

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the SBPD during this most difficult and tragic time......

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

November 5, 2015

Please accept my sincere condolences at the tragic death of Officer Hanes. May he rest in Gods loving arms...

Jack Mrozinski (Retired Deputy Sheriff)
Portage County Sheriff's Dept., Wisconsin

November 5, 2015

Officer Hanes-You have completed your duties on earth,your family
will not understand, you will be kept forever in the kingdom of
God as one of the peacekeepers.
May God have mercy on your family.

Officer Greg Stewart
Retired Police Officer

November 5, 2015

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

November 5, 2015

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck,Ret, Officer

November 5, 2015

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