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

My sincerest condolences to both families of Blood and Blue. "Rest easy Sir....We've got it from here."

Nancy Richards
Aux. LEO (ret), Michigan, USA

September 13, 2016

RIP! Prayers sent to your family and friends! Thank you for serving your community!

Mother of policemen Deborah Kile

September 13, 2016

I am praying for the family and friends of Tim Brackeen. I pray for comfort and peace which passes all understanding.

The video of the community vigil was beautiful. Thank you to the family for sharing love and faith in Jesus in the midst of this storm.

Lindsey - Wife of a LEO
Lycoming County Sheriff's Office

September 13, 2016

Rest in peace, Officer Brackeen . 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

September 13, 2016



Retired TFC Theresa Medcalf
Ga.State Patrol

September 13, 2016

Rest now brother......we will take the next watch....

Police Officer Christopher McManus #
Fairmont N.C.

September 13, 2016

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P. Waggle

September 13, 2016

It breaks my heart every time my phone buzzes and its another alert on my Officer Down Memorial Page app, that another brother has tragically died. Its beyond words that our men and women have 5, 10, 15+ years on the job and die in the line of duty. Leaving behind a wife or husband, small children and family. I can't imagine putting my family through that kind of pain. Be extra vigilant, practice and perfect your tactics, and watch each other's backs. Go home to your family or loved ones and leave the negativity we all see on a daily basis in our lockers. RIP Brother

Retired Officer Ryan Bohning
Hawthorne PD

September 13, 2016

My deepest sympathies to the Family of Officer Brackeen and to his Department. It is never easy losing one of our own, no matter how they leave us.

Det. Neal Mercille
Velda City PD

September 13, 2016

I am sorry for your loss to the family, fellow officers, and the friends. I will keep you all in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J. Corasaniti II
Retired Baltimore City Fire Lieut.

September 13, 2016

As has sadly been the case too many times this year. I must change the light from Blue to Red in the window. Too soon another officer ends their watch. God will stand with this officer and his family. I can only extend my deepest sympathy, and most profound thanks to this FAMILY, during this most difficult time.

Owner / Anilyst Midwest A.D.S. (A utomat
Midwest A utomated D ata S urveillance

September 13, 2016

RIP my brother.

Frank Lewandowski (Capt. Ret.)
Meriden, CT PD

September 13, 2016

My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. RIP Hero and thank you. NF!


September 13, 2016

Hey brother even though I only met you briefly at chick-fil-a in Shelby. My heart is very sadden by the loss of a great officer, you left an impression that the city of Shelby will never forget. May you rest in peace, and may God watch over your family until you see them again.

PTL. C. McKnight
Charlotte Meck Police Dept.

September 13, 2016

Rest in peace my brother. We your fellow badge brothers and sisters will take the mission onward for you and the ultimate sacrifice you gave will not ever be forgotten.

Sgt. (Retired) Steven L. Stafford
Saraland Alabama Police Department

September 13, 2016

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Tim Brackeen and the extended law enforcement family of the Shelby Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Monday, September 12, 2016

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

September 13, 2016

R I P Brother

Ret. Officer Herbie Buck

September 13, 2016


Ret. Officer Arthur Enlow
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department

September 13, 2016

Strength for the family

Deputy Clayton Holly
Mecklenburg County Sheriff

September 13, 2016

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now.

Sergeant James Alfieri
New York State Office Of Court Administration

September 13, 2016

Thank you for your service, we've got it from here

Patrolman Michael Shuler
Oshp Auxiliary

September 13, 2016


My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Officer.
We in the law enforcement community are a family, although our uniforms may be a different style and vary in color, a badge, shield or star may be pinned upon our chest.
Our areas of enforcement may vary but our goals are the same, to Serve and Protect our communities. We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are: Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers, College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state prisons, county jails, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement Family, the thin blue line of protectors, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their families.
Daily our position is clear that we will Serve and Protect our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of good over evil facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and our faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for Law Enforcement is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
ALL LIVES MATTER - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHOULD BE RESPECTED - If we don't respond to that call for help, or investigate that suspicious subject(s), or stop for that stranded motorist, or rush to that call of shots fired then who will?
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens of Shelby in the State of North Carolina with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I'm proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I'm proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I'm proud to have Served and Protected my community as you did.
I'm proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do..........Serving and Protecting your community with Honor and Pride making a better and safer place for us all.
Officer Brackeen status.......Officer Brackeen status........... Officer Brackeen status...........Attention All Units.............. Shelby Police Department, Police Officer Tim Brackeen having served the citizens of Shelby in the State of North Carolina with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

September 13, 2016

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

September 12, 2016

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.

E.A. Keeney, S/MSgt, USAF (Ret)
USAF Security Police

September 12, 2016

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Det.

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

September 12, 2016

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