Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Cody James Brotherson

West Valley City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Sunday, November 6, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Cody James Brotherson

Rest in peace Officer Brotherson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 12, 2020

Cody, I know you're missed deeply by those you've left behind. R.I.P., Officer.


January 21, 2019

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 met your uncle in Bristow, VA tonight. He told me of your story. Know that my family will be be praying for you and yours. We have the watch from here brother.

Inv. B.E. Fish
Prince William County Police

January 31, 2018

Remembering you today Sir. You are not forgotten.

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

November 6, 2017

Officer Brotherson,
You do not know me... We never met but you have impacted my life greatly. The day of your funeral I attended with my father... it really hit home and even though I am not a police officer I felt the brotherhood and sisterhood very strongly and I couldn't hold back the tears. I have taken an interest to go to the police academy but that night after I got home... I knew in my heart that there is no doubt about it. Thank you for your service and for paying the ultimate sacrifice. When I become a LEO, everything I do will be in your honor. You will always be remembered, sir. Rest in Peace.

Son of LEO

July 24, 2017

Even today, we still feel the pain of this young man's death. I worry for my officer every day as well as all of his friends. I wish he was still here with us. Rest in Peace Cody, I will always remember you.

K. Burke
A WVCPD Officer's Family Member

March 20, 2017

I hope the family knows that so many of us who didn't really even know Officer Brotherson still think of him. We are missing a great guy here in West Valley. My daughter and son-in-law are also police officers and I worry for their safety every day.

West Valley resident

March 4, 2017

God's peace and speed Officer Brotherson. 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 10, 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

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, Texas

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

To the family of Police Officer Cody Brotherson, friends, Police Chief Lee W. Russo and the West Valley City Police Department.
You are lifted up in thoughts and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

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

November 21, 2016

Rest well hero

Honor Guard School

November 18, 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 18, 2016

Although I did not know officer Brothers on as I had retired 17 yes ago, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to the department. I pray that no other families or department goes through the loss of one of its members.

Retired master officer J. Gregg Newman
Retired West Valley P.D

November 14, 2016

We enter our profession hoping to serve and protect our soiety while deep inside knowing that we ourselves will be continually in harms way to do so. My brother, you served and served well, gave your very all, fought a good fight and are being blessed now for an eternity. God loves you and for those carrying on in your law enforcement family of brothers and sisters, know you are loved and will be missed at every roll call worldwide.

Gary L. Peterson - ret.

November 14, 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

November 14, 2016

RIP Sir. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now Brother.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

November 13, 2016

Standing watch
As I watch over Cody this night
No evil will enter this room tonight
I stand at attention out of respect for my brother
The feelings I get are like no other
I feel your presence with me as I stand
And keep thinking about that "fistbump" hand
The stories you told , the jokes you made
Will stay forever , laughing in my head
My watch is up . My time has come
I don't want it end but I must. It's done .
One final salute, to you my brother ,
I love you , respect you like no other .
It was an honor to stand watch tonight
Until we meet again on the other side. - love you brother

Officer Brady Fausett
West Valley Police Department

November 13, 2016

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

November 13, 2016

RIP Brother...We Have The Watch From Here.

Sgt. Robet Bowen

November 12, 2016

Grew up with you Cody, since kindergarten threw high-school I'm glad to have know you thank you for your service to our community and country rest in peace brother.

Sra (frm) Travis Repp
Security forces

November 11, 2016

My heart and prayers go out to Alec and his family.

Mrs. Newton - Teacher
Granger High School

November 11, 2016

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