Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Ernest F. Brunette, Jr.

Worcester Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, July 31, 1970

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Reflections for Police Officer Ernest F. Brunette, Jr.

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 31, 2020

Officer Brunette,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Worcester. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 31, 2020

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 12, 2016

Officer Brunette,
On today, the 46th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Worcester. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 31, 2016

Officer Brunette,
Sir, even though it has been 43 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Worcester. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 15, 2013

I never have meet you but you have always been in my heart. My mother your only child has told me alot about you, how you passed on her 20th birthday and what a wonderful father you were to her and a loving and caring husband to my grandmother your memory will live on.... your daughter has done a amazing job raising 2 boys and me iam now 31 and looking at your picture on this page for the first time i now know that i look like you i wish that we could of meet but i wasn't born for another 11 years after your death.. I Love you R.I.P Grampa gone but never forgotten

Susanne Hibbert
Grand Daughter

February 10, 2013

I have never been able to meet you and i miss and love you like i have known you my whole life. I do know that your wife and only child a daughter truly loved you.... Your wife my grand mother was a amazing women and i cherish the time i was able to spend with her till her passing but your daughter had 3 children 2 boys and a girl and that is me you are my Grandfather and even tho you passed well before i was even born you have always been my Hero rest in peace Grampa Lost but never forgotten your legacy will live on........

Susanne Hibbert
Grand Daughter

February 10, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 25, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 22, 2012

Officer Brunette, the 40th anniversary of your passing is approaching and no doubt, all who knew and loved you most still feel the pain. Thank you for your service to the City of Worcester and the Commonwealth as a whole.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

June 19, 2010

Officer Brunette, I was viewing odmp while reflecting on the recent death of a deputy from my department when I came across your story. I couldn't help but notice you passed away on the same day I was born. After 18 years on the job, I can see how this can be bad on your heart. I know mine has been broken a time or two. Thank you for your service. I'd like to think I can carry on in your stead. RIP sir.

Detective J. Lauhon
SDSO

March 8, 2010

Officer Brunette,
On today, the 38th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Worcester. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

July 31, 2008

"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

February 18, 2008

In the line of duty, another hero pays the ultimate sacrifice so others can walk without fear. May you REST IN PEACE.

Correction Officer Scott Boutell
Massachusetts Department of Correction

August 21, 2007

Sir, I honor your service and your sacrifice. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9.

Daniel
Brother of A Deceased LEO

September 16, 2006

rest in peace

October 8, 2004

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