Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Waverly L. Brown

Nyack Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, October 20, 1981

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Reflections for Police Officer Waverly L. Brown

It is my honor to offer you a final salute....rest in peace officer brown job well done....John 15:13

LEO-N.C.

March 8, 2011

My prayers are with the surving family members, especially the children of Officer Brown. May the Lord Bless you and keep you, and cause His face to shine upon you. In Jesus name....Amen

Chaplain Buchanan
Florida Department Juvenile Justice

July 8, 2010

Your grandchildren are something special, and they are getting to learn more about you. The Sheriff’s mounted unit named a horse for you, what a gesture! It is amazing how your memory continues to be honored by so many. Miss ya Dad.

GMB

Coordinator G. Brown
USPIS

October 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Though your sacrifice was made years ago, your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 20, 2009

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer; and may it somehow help to know he is not forgotten.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

September 9, 2009

Today I read your story. It sickens to me think that someone is walking our streets that commited such a vile act.

Thank you for your service, sir. You are remembered not only a Hero, but a beloved Father, an anchor to your community and a man of honor.

God rest.

Laura
Philadelphia, PA

March 12, 2009

I remember seeing and talking to you at the Nyack HS football game less than a week before that terrible day. You were such a good man and a fine officer. You made me feel safe and proud of our town. Thank you for everything you sacrificed for us. God Bless you. Rye

Ryerson Babcock
Friend

November 13, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today as they get through yet another anniversary of your being called away from duty. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and also those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. You are a true hero and have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 20, 2008

I just learned about the circumstances of Officer Brown's death, while reading some historical information. My condolences to his family and thanks for his loyal service as a fellow police officer.

Officer Ken Haney
Jackson TN Police Dept

October 5, 2008

Officer Brown your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 26, 2008

Dad,

April 10th came and went like any old ordinary day for everyone else. I, on the other hand, remembered your birthday and how you weren't here for me to call. I want to thank you for being that patient dad who had wisdom and great guidance. I still have those days when I cry alot, but it's only because I miss you soooo much and wish that you were able to have met your grandsons. They're awesome!
I know you're watching over us. We love you and keep your spirit alive in our hearts!
Remembering you everyday, your daughter, KMB-H.

KMB-H
Daughter

May 18, 2008

When I was 13 years old, Officer Brown had a talk with me one evening at my mother's request. I was just being a typical teen-ager and not following the rules. I will always remember his stern but kind lecture that night. The amount of kindness and professionalism that he showed me that day has always stuck in my head and is one of the reasons I decided to pursue a career in Law Enforcement.

I remember the day that he was killed. My mom and I had just left a baseball card trading shop on Main St. in Nyack. We knew something really big was going down because of all the sirens and police cars flying by. Word got around fast in that small town of 6,000 and we soon learned of the deaths of Sgt. O'Grady, Brown and the Brink's Guard. It was a very sad day for the local community. I remember riding my bike to the spot where he was shot and feeling so sad about his death but also honored to have personally connected with him during our brief conversation earliar that year.

I will never forget the day of the funeral, police cars from all over the northeast and the country lined up along Broadway, a busy street that ran north to south in this small town along the Hudson river. I rode my bike on the sidewalk and kept looking at all the police cars in amazement, the police cars stretched for what seemed like miles. I was amazed at how many people came to show their respect and offer support to this fallen officer, his friends, his family and the community.

A true hero died that day but he will never be fogotten...

May God Bless him and all the other people that put their lives on the line day in and day out to protect their local communities...it is a better world because of their courage and unselfish service.

Deputy David Stevenson
LASD

Deputy David Stevenson
LASD

December 21, 2007

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 20, 2007

As is the case with all heroes such as yourself, you will never, ever be forgotten. May you rest in peace always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 20, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

This writer is outraged that your killer was paroled in 2003. I am so angry, and so sorry this was done to you.

Van DenBerghe
NH

October 17, 2007

Officer Brown, all of us from the neighborhood knew you as "Chipper Brown". You were a friend to everyone on the "Block". We hated to see that happen to you and "Sgt,Ogrady".
It's Been 26 years. But it was only yesterday that I saw you smile and wave, as you cruised down Franklin st, in your patrol car. Then in the Blink of an eye, You were gone from the community's lives forever. But all of your Kind ways and your brave smile, will always live in our hearts forever.
Thanks for all the good times, in Nyack. 10960
Rest in Peace "Chipper".

Donald Thompson
Friend

October 6, 2007

I was thinking of you today Dad as I often do. Miss you so much! Wish your grandchildren could have met you. Please watch over them...your son GMB.

Coordinator G. Brown
US Postal Inspection Service - Son

April 21, 2007

Officer Brown, thank you for your service. Continue to watch over your family --- they need your love, guidance and support.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

December 6, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

December 5, 2006

Officer Brown, today marks the 25 anniversary of your murder at the hands of some misguided barbarians. I can only hope they faced true justice in the next world since none seemed to face it in this one.

Your efforts on behalf of the citizens of Nyack and all peaceful innocent people have not been forgotten. I know in my heart that, though you were taken from this world bodily, you never left your family.

God Bless you and may you and Sgt. O’Grady continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 20, 2006

PO Brown: You and I never met, but I am proud to read of your heroism. Fifteen years of heroic service, then dying in the line of duty is a record to honor. I didn't know you, but I know your children (now adults)and grandchildren and I knew your wife (now deceased). Your record is worthy of recognition by this extended family, and I intend to share this information. May you rest in peace.

Annette
Family

October 15, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

April 28, 2005

IF I KNEW

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

January 5, 2005

DAY IS DONE,
GONE THE SUN,
FROM THE HILLS, FROM THE LAKE, FROM THE SKIES.
ALL IS WELL, SAFELY REST,
GOD IS NIGH.

GO TO SLEEP, PEACEFUL SLEEP,
MAY THE SOLDIER OR SAILOR, GOD KEEP.
ON THE LAND OR THE DEEP,
SAFE IN SLEEP.

LOVE, GOOD NIGHT,
MUST THOU GO,
WHEN THE DAY, AND THE NIGHT NEED THEE SO?
ALL IS WELL. SPEEDETH ALL
TO THEIR REST.

FADES THE LIGHT;
AND AFAR
GOETH DAY, AND THE STARS SHINETH BRIGHT,
FARE THEE WELL; DAY IS GONE,
NIGHT IS ON.

THANKS AND PRAISE,
FOR OUR DAYS,
'NEATH THE SUN, 'NEATH THE STARS, 'NEATH THE SKY,
AS WE GO, THIS WE KNOW,
GOD IS NIGH.

A Brother In Blue

Detective Troy S. Pilivi
Box Elder Narcotics Strike Force (Utah)

October 20, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero. God bless.

October 20, 2004

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