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

To the Family of Police Officer Tim Brackeen

Losing a loved one is difficult. Please take comfort in Jesus words found at Acts 24:15 where he said that there was going to be a resurrection. Just think of the time when you will see your loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth. My condolences to the family.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

September 17, 2016

Rest In Peace.

Det. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

September 17, 2016

RIP. God bless.

Fmr. Juvenile Corrections Officer Ron
Santa Clara Co

September 17, 2016

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over five years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

September 16, 2016



September 16, 2016

He's 10-42, Shelby; 10-6 and "Still Standing" in Heaven. R.I.P, m'friend!

Lieutenant Tim Elmore
Bessemer City Police Department

September 16, 2016

He's 10-42, Shelby; 10-6 and "Still Standing" in Heaven...R.I.P., m'friend!

Lieutenant Tim Elmore
Bessemer City Police Department

September 16, 2016

While horribly painful, Officer Brackeen's family, colleagues and friends can take solace in the fact he died a hero. He was brave, and unflinching in doing his job, even in the face of such danger.

We can all be comforted knowing he is resting peacefully now, with God in heaven, and will forever keep watch over his family, friends and brothers and sisters in blue.

John Anderson
Son Of Officer John H. Anderson, Bay Harbor Islands PD

September 16, 2016

Prayers for the Brackeen family and the members of the Shelby Police Department.

Chief Scott Brown
Lenoir, NC Police

September 16, 2016

Rest easy Tim, your fellow brothers and sisters in blue will take it from here. Thoughts and prayers for you wife, daughter and family. Consider it an honor to wear the badge and to call you my brother. I know you are protecting and serving watching over all of us from above.

Detective Julie Greene
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

September 16, 2016

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wyoming Police Department

September 16, 2016

Rest in peace brother.. May god bless your family.

Cpl. R. Ruggerio
Horry County PD

September 16, 2016

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Mother of an U.S Army M.P. Julie Schmidt
Citizen of USA

September 16, 2016

Thank you for your service to City of Shelby officer Brackeen. May God bless your family, friends and colleagues during this time of sorrow.

CO V Kevin Parker

September 16, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer Brackeen. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, co-workers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

September 16, 2016


Stephen Bruet PPO II
NC Department of Public Safety

September 16, 2016

May you walk hand and hand with the Lord. Rest in peace, your job here is done. May the Lord comfort your family, co-workers and friends.
Thank you for your service.
Rest in peace my brother.

Sergeant David Sheetz (retired)
Houston Police Dept.

September 15, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

September 15, 2016

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Shelby Police Department.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

September 15, 2016

Dear Tim:

First, thank you for your service. Your sacrifice and that of your family shall not be forgotten, now or ever. Few professions are so needed, yet so highly scrutinized as that of a law enforcement officer.

Our uniform and badge of honor is something that most people can't, and won't wear. You wore yours with distinction and honor, and you belong to a fraternity like no other.

Some people ask why we do this job. Some say that we act too quickly, or that we use too much force. Some are critical of our authority. But those are a few, a small group of few, who want their 15 seconds of fame protesting us by wearing socks in a sporting event, with the face of a pig wearing a police officer's hat. These "professionals" have no idea of what a professional really is.

But Tim, you and the 20,000 plus law enforcement officers who have made the supreme sacrifice in our great nation's history, know EXACTLY what a professional is; someone who gives his life so others can enjoy our American way of peace.

I give to you, the words my late Dad gave me upon my graduation from the Police Academy many years ago; "Above all else, honor". Rest in peace my brother, we have the watch. The "Thin Blue Line" shall live on.


Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Retired
Lake Mary Police, Fl.

September 15, 2016

Prayers going out for the friends and family of this hero

Citizen Maria Patterson

September 15, 2016

23rd PSALM

Earnest Hawkins Jr.
Prince Georges County Police MD (ret)

September 15, 2016

R.I.P. BROTHER Brackeen!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

September 15, 2016

Rest in peace brother.My prayers go out to Officer Brackeen family and the Shelby Police department.

Correctional Officer Roger Green
NC Department of Corrections

September 15, 2016

Thank you so much for your service. My little family will always support the Heroes that protect the thin blue line. Rest easy.

Civilian Amanda Smith
Cleveland County Resident

September 15, 2016

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