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

Praying for your family. Thanks for your years of dedication and services.

Deputy Nicholas Braden
Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office

September 14, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother! We have he watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.


September 14, 2016



September 13, 2016

My deepest and sincere condolences to Ms. Brackeen and to your beautiful daughter. May you both have peace in your heart and in your mind because Tim Brackeen is now in Heaven with our Lord, our God. From Heaven Tim will be able to look over and protect his family, his wife, his beautiful daughter and his parents. TIM IS NOW IN HEAVEN.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

September 13, 2016

Many prayers for the family.
Thank you for your service.

From a fellow survivor of a father killed in the line of duty.

Eileen Hankin

September 13, 2016

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Departmen

September 13, 2016

Officer Brackeen, thank you sir for your service. You were murdered by this dangerous criminal who must be apprehended at all costs. He must not be allowed to walk among the free law abiding citizens who mourn your death. He must be held accountable, and get what he has coming to him in the end. We will keep your family and Department in our thoughts. Please watch over us as we carry on.

Sergeant William Foley
Chicago Ridge IL PD

September 13, 2016

Thank you

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point P.D.

September 13, 2016

It was my honor today to help bring our fallen brother back home and guide him through Gaston County. Rest easy brother we have the watch now.

Officer R. W. Brand
Dallas Police Department (Gaston County, NC)

September 13, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Officer Brackeen for your 13 years of service and dedication to your community.

Detective Sergeant David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Kansas

September 13, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 13, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother. May your family find the peace you fought so hard for.

Matthew Roman, SGT
Nevada Dept of Corrections - Training

September 13, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer Bracken.

"Blue Lives Matter"

Steve Van Slyke, retired K9 handler
El Cajon Police Dept

September 13, 2016

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

September 13, 2016

Thank you Officer Brackeen for your years of hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of North Carolina. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 13, 2016

My deepest sympathy to Officer Brackeen's family and friends, as well as his brothers and sisters with the Shelby Police Department. I pray they catch the coward responsible. RIP brother.

Chief Deputy Steve Bennett
Iowa County (WI) Sheriff's Office

September 13, 2016


Detective Sergeant Doug Teachworth (Lynn
Lynnwood WA PD

September 13, 2016

Rest In Peace.

Officer Christopher Goodwin (Retired)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC Police Dept.

September 13, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Tim.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

September 13, 2016

RIP Brother

Deputy Zak Rodgers
Boone County Sheriffs Dept

September 13, 2016

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

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

September 13, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-108 pct

September 13, 2016

Thank you for your service. Reflecting

Retired Chief of Police Johnny Mccurry
West Point , Ga. PD

September 13, 2016

Please know that the thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. May the good memories of you come to overshadow this time of grief. Prayers and thoughts are to your family and members of the Shelby Police Department. Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace Brother Brackeen

Detective Sergeant Mark Morreal
City of Cape Coral Police Department, Florida

September 13, 2016

Shelby Police Department and Community, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Officer Brackeen. You and the family are in my thoughts and Prayers.

Detention Officer Autumn Hamilton
Union County Sheriff's Office Monroe,NC

September 13, 2016

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