Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Officer Timothy James Brackeen

Shelby Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, September 12, 2016

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Reflections for K9 Officer Timothy James Brackeen

Tim, thank you for your service to Shelby and Cleveland County Sheriff's Office. It was my pleasure and honor to know what a fine and outstanding officer you became. Rest in peace my friend.

Chief of Police (Ret.)
Oak Island PD

September 13, 2016

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Brackeen and the Shelby Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Brackeen, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 13, 2016

God bless Officer Brackeen's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

September 13, 2016

It breaks my heart every time a brother or sister Officer is killed in the line of duty. This year, even though there is overall less Officers who have forfeited their lives in the line of duty, there is almost a 100% increase in those who have died by Gunfire. Be safe my brothers and sisters.
Officer Tim Brackeen was another fine veteran Officer who has been murdered in the line of duty leaving behind a wife and daughter to mourn for him as well as all his many friends and brothers and sisters in Blue. Go with God Tim, you have served your community well. You will never be forgotten nor will your wife and daughter.

Officer Jim Bragg (Ret.)
Greenville, SC City Police Dept.

September 13, 2016

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Shelby Police Department. Our country is much less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother.


September 13, 2016

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County sheriff's office

September 13, 2016



September 13, 2016

It's with deepest sympathy that we send this message of concern and love to the family, friends, co-workers and all who knew and loved Officer Bracken. May the healing peace of God himself surround you all in these days.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

September 13, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Brackeen. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Shelby Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

September 13, 2016

Officer Brackeen,
Thank you for your service. We will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family. RIP

Officer Seth Schaller
Miramar Police Motor Unit

September 13, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

September 13, 2016

Officer Brackeen knew the dangers of his job yet, every day he put on his uniform and went to do his job as he both wanted and was sworn to do.

My prayers are with his family, colleagues and his community who have sacrificed so much for a great LEO.

God Speed to all of those effected by this tragedy.

Daniel McGuire, President
CISM Perspectives, Inc.

September 13, 2016

Rest in Peace, Police Officer Tim Brackeen. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

September 13, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

September 13, 2016

Rest in peace Officer Brackeen. I ask Our Heavenly Father to comfort and watch over your family, friends and the Shelby Police Department. Thank you for your service. God's speed brother.

Chief Jack Cavanaugh
Lee County Port Authority Police Department

September 13, 2016

Thanks for your service officer Tim. May God be with your family, blue and red, during this hard time and give all y'all strength. R.I.P officer Tim with the Lord and angels. God Bless y'all.
Laura Goodwin-Bowen, retired paramedic

Retired paramedic Laura Goodwin-Bowen

September 13, 2016

On behalf of Session 61 and the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy NY, our thoughts and prayers are with your department and family.

We thank you for your service, rest in peace.

Session 61
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

September 13, 2016

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

September 13, 2016

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

September 13, 2016

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

Retired Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County, Idaho Sheriffs Office

September 13, 2016

A Prayer for Police Officer Tim Brackeen:

Lord God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer Tim Brackeen, of the Shelby, North Carolina Police Department, was taken from us suddenly and violently in the Line-of-Duty. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. Heavenly Father, as we mourn the death of our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer Tim Brackeen, show us the immense power of your goodness and strengthen our belief that he has entered into Your presence. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

"For the policeman does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don't want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he will have you punished. He is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should." [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

Pastor/Chaplain Steven R. Closs, BSBS, LOICM, LOICC, MNACM
Merrimack Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

September 13, 2016

Rest in peace Officer Brackeen!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

September 13, 2016

The angels and saints rejoice and welcome you to the heavenly kingdom to spend eternity with them and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May you be immersed in His Divine Mercy.

Jess Espinosa

September 13, 2016

So sorry for your loss RIP Officer Brackeen

Retired Police Chief
Radford University Police Department

September 13, 2016

RIP officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy Sheriff Terri VanHouten
Rock County Nebraska Sheriff's Office

September 13, 2016

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