Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Allen David Brandt

Fairbanks Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Friday, October 28, 2016

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Reflections for Sergeant Allen David Brandt

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

August 30, 2018

I am remembering Sgt. Brandt today. He was a incredibly humble and hardworking officer. His loss has left a wound in the Fairbanks community and in the law enforcement family that will never heal. We can only hope to honor his legacy by seeking to follow his example of professionalism. Gone but never forgotten.

Police Officer B. Sorenson
Issaquah Police Department

May 6, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 1st anniversary of your E.O.W. Prayers for you, your family and coworkers.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 28, 2017

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Sir. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

October 28, 2017

Sgt. Brandt was my brother. The first shot which blinded Allen occurred before the shooter dashed in front of the car while the shooter was not visible to the dash camera. In the subsequent altercation, Allen was unable to see and could only react to what he heard. After Allen's vehicle was stolen, he dragged himself out of the street and immediately called in to the station. A nearby resident stood watch with Allen until help arrived. She told me that Allen was a consummate professional. He had not waited for backup before responding to the shots fired. The shooter had fired shots into at least one hotel room. Allen's practice was to be the first officer on the scene whenever innocent lives were in danger. Allen was the overnight watch commander and it was his call to go in alone. The Fairbanks police department has very few officers at night considering the size of the population. It is a different breed of person who runs toward danger instead of away from it to act as a shield of defense for others. God bless every police servant who, like Allen, is willing to lay down his life to save others. Allen was highly praised by his fellow officers and the community in which he served. At an address to the city council shortly after the shooting, he expressed that he had seen the hand of God in his situation. I can only pray for the shooter and that others come to a saving knowledge of Jesus as a result of this, as Allen strived to tell people about Jesus whenever possible. He was a great example of humility and grace. He leaves behind a wife and four children and will be greatly missed.

Aaron Brandt
Brother

May 13, 2017

God's peace and speed Sergeant Brandt. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

December 17, 2016

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

December 14, 2016

My prayers are with this brave young officer's family. May he rest in peace.

Staff Sergeant Cathy McCrory
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

December 7, 2016

May God watch over your family. You are in His hands now. RIP.

Sgt Therese Garafalo
NYPD

November 25, 2016

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

PTLM Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

November 24, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice and may your rest in peace.

Hon. Travis Bird
Spotsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney Office

November 23, 2016

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Allen Brandt. 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

November 22, 2016

To the family Sergeant Allen Brandt, friends, Acting Police Chief Brad Johnson and the Fairbanks Police Department.
You are lifted up in thoughts and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace as only He can do. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department NC

November 21, 2016

There is place in the North, the legends say
a land of a midnight sun.
A land of beauty and harsh, cold winters
where the Coho and the Sockeye run.

And despite biting cold and the deepening snow
and the dark of the endless winter;
man has gone here to live and to thrive,
a wilderness bidden to enter.

And where man goes so goes the law,
for not all men will act civil.
The unfortunate fact that we hate to admit,
that some men are created evil.

The law in the North is enforced by a group
of men and women well seasoned.
Made hard by the cold and the howl of the wolf,
To serve and protect is their reason.

And so it goes that one of their own
was dispatched to a cold winter street.
Like any officer found in some warmer climes
Sgt Brandt was just patrolling his beat.

The radio crackled and spoke, "shots fired,
please go investigate."
Without hesitation Sgt Brandt sprang into action,
to determine the cause of such hate.

The culprit he found, a young man on his own,
wandering in the cold and the black.
If only'd Sgt Brandt known of the impending violence;
a cowardly, vicous attack.

Six shots rang out, and Sgt Brandt was down,
struck in both legs and chest.
Kicked in the head, car stolen, left for dead,
Blood now covered his once spotless vest.

A neighbor, concerned, ran to the commotion,
an angel of mercy to render aid.
Despite egregious wounds, this would NOT be fatal.
Today, Death, you will be stayed.

They packed Brandt in a plane, hundreds of miles to fly
Anchorage, their destination.
There lived doctors and nurses, the hopeful source
of Sgt Brandt's salvation.

Tirelessly they worked, scalpel and forcep,
keeping Sgt Brandt alive.
And when they were done, thank heavens it looked
like Sgt Brandt was going to survive.

But fate, unfortunately, had other plans.
And Sgt Brandt sadly died.
Complications, most likely infection,
after surgery to help fix his eyes.

We mourn for the loss of a man of the North,
dedicated to protecting the night.
A new star now shines from the heavens,
shielded by the northern lights.

Rest in peace, Sgt Allen Brandt

Eric C
Citizen

November 20, 2016

The Durham County Sheriff's Office BLET Academy 38 sends its deepest condolences to your family and department. Rest In Peace.

BLET 38
Durham County Sheriff's Office

November 10, 2016

The Albany Police academy sends its deepest condolences to the Brandt family and the Fairbanks Police Department. Rest in Peace Sergeant Allen Brandt.

Albany Police Academy
Albany Police Department

November 9, 2016

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Sergeant E. Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

November 7, 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 Department

November 5, 2016

RIP, we got it from here.

Matteson Police Department

Detective Robert Christensen
Matteson Police Department

November 5, 2016

RIP , we got it from here.

Detective Robert Christensen
Matteson Police Department

November 5, 2016

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County sheriff's office

November 3, 2016

RIP Sgt. Brandt. This is such a tragedy... My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Thank you for your service and impeccable courage. You've truly done Alaska proud. God bless you.

Office Assistant, Asia Ver
Alaska State Troopers Judicial Services

November 3, 2016

"RIP BROTHDR"

Corporal (Ret.) James. (W) Pullin
Upper Chichester Twp P.D. PA.

November 3, 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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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 2, 2016

Allen, remember meeting you at the funeral procession for Sgt Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabriel Rich on airport road waiting for them to pass by. After that we had a few run'ins on a few calls. I don't remember most of the FPD officers but you I do. Thank you for protecting the Golden Heart City. You are not forgotten.

SSG Daniel Roes
Fort Wainwright Police Department

November 2, 2016

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