Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant James Bryan McCrystal

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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Reflections for Sergeant James Bryan McCrystal

Miss you Sarge. I remember the conversation we had in front of the chow hall weeks prior to this happening. Love you brother.

Officer Theodore Bedell
Jefferson Police Department GA

June 19, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 14, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant McCrystal.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 4, 2020

Sergeant Mccrystal, I am honored to have met your family. Our daughters are good friends and they have fun together while at COPS activities. You will never be forgotten. God bless your beautiful family!

Ms. Nohemy Hite
Tucson Police Department

May 16, 2019

Rest in peace Sergeant Mccrystal.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 22, 2019

Still missed...always remembered.

Coreen Garrity, Comm. Op.
Manasquan (NJ) Police Department

January 12, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 7, 2018

Our thanks and prayers are with you and your family always.

O Almighty God, Whose great power and eternal Wisdom embraces the universe, Watch over all policemen, correction officers, and Law enforcement officers everywhere.
Protect them from harm In the performance of their duty To stop crime, robbery, Riots and violence.
We pray, help them keep our streets, institutions, And homes safe, day and night.
We commend them to your loving care Because their duty is dangerous.
Grant them strength and courage In their daily assignments. Dear God, protect these brave men and women.
Grant them your almighty protection, Unite them safely with their families after Duty has ended.
Please God, grant us this wish.

Co-teacher Eric Siefferman
Civil Servant

March 7, 2018

It almost been two years since the accident and I still miss you everyday. I love you - Kay

Kayleigh McCrystal

June 15, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Your fellow corrections staff will never forget your sacrifice. We will always have the watch. God bless you and your family.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

May 16, 2017

Sgt. McCrystal,

On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Georgia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

July 14, 2016

Tomorrow will mark one year since the State of Georgia lost a hero among it's law enforcement community. R.I.P. Sargent and God Bless.

Retired Corrections Officer G.S. Siegri
County of Bucks,Pa.

July 13, 2016

Sgt McCrystal was honored and remembered over 1140 miles the past two weeks(May 2016) while riding a bicycle with FLETC Long Riders and L.E.U. I was able to meet with his wonderful family at the Marine Corp Memorial, Arlington Cemetery. His lovely wife and two youngest children were given lots of hugs and the bracelet with Sgt McCrystals EOW information. The flag with his picture was also passed over to his wife and children. Two other officers also rode for Sgt McCrystal, so each survivor present had a bracelet and a flag. Such a moving event and I will never forget this family and may God protect them.

Corporal Robert Bates (ret)
Henrico Police Department (VA)

May 14, 2016

This crash has taken away much more than a man. A man who dedicated himself to his chosen profession and a family man, These can never be replaced except by him. Hope, love and faith will get us through to the next level in its due time.

My part is to ride my bicycle with L.E.U. (Law Enforcement United) in memory of Sergeant McCrystal. Bryan will never be forgotten as we ride this year from Jacksonville, FL to Washington, DC. I will be wearing a wrist band with Sgt. McCrystal's name to honor him each and everyday along the way. I hope to pass this wrist band to a family member in DC, where we will remember all our heroes who have gone before their time.

Corporal Robert Bates (ret)
Henrico Police Department (VA)

April 2, 2016

I never thought I'd see the face of someone I knew, and served with on this site. The reality of this is stark. You were a great Sergeant, and a great friend. Miss ya Mac. -"Lil Hagist"

Deputy Wilson

February 28, 2016

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