Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant John J. Brant

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, July 19, 2018

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Reflections for Lieutenant John J. Brant

Lord Jesus, as we watch our nation’s brave law enforcement officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the law enforcement officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, D.Div, NCCA, M.S.B.S.
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 10, 2022

Rest in peace, brother. Until all of us who were there meet again. Strength and blessings to your loving family.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

July 19, 2021

One of the many amazing men and women who sacrificed heroically after leaving their house that morning having no idea the way theirs and their families lives would change. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 19, 2020

Rest in peace . a true gentleman.

PO Bob Moore ret.
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police Dept.

May 13, 2020

Lieutenant Brant will always be remembered. His service forever honored

Survivor G Birkholz
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

September 11, 2019

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when John died as a result of an illness he suffered in the line of duty in 2001 during the aftermath of 9/11.

To the Brant family, fellow officers, and all who call John beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that you continue to receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Lt. Brant gave to his community and the citizens of New York and New Jersey, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 19, 2018. We shall never forget any of our 9/11 heroes and I hope you and your family know that a grateful nation mourned for you.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 10, 2019

Lt. Brant,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice citizens of New York & New Jersey and our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 19, 2019

My dear cousin John was part of an extended police family and was a terrific guy. He will be sorely missed by all of us.

Deputy Inspector (Ret.) Donald E Hackfor
NYPD

July 19, 2019

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 10, 2019

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 10, 2019

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 31, 2019

Rest in peace. We are grateful for your service ❤️

Cdt Ben Neal
SCC

May 25, 2019

humbled to be riding in your honor for Law Enforcement United 2019...
your family, friends and coworkers are held in my thoughts and prayers.

Never Forgotten...

Natalie Jensen, Surviving Spouse
CSPD Detective Jared S. Jensen, E.O.W. 2/22/06
member, Law Enforcement United Team Colorado

April 9, 2019

John and I were as close as brothers An intelligent man. A great cop and a great boss. We were classmates and worked together for most of our careers. No one more dedicated to his duties especially at the site. John was dealt a couple bad hands in his life. But never let it show He was a class act and a hero. I miss as we would say doing laughs. But most of all I miss my best buddy

Detective Sergeant Tom Bomengo
Port Authority Police Department criminal investigations

March 30, 2019

True professional, cop’s cop, great boss, awesome friend, American hero. John is in my thoughts everyday. I miss my friend

Sgt. Dan Francis
Port Authority Police

March 28, 2019

John was a great guy. Always a gentleman.

P. O. James Wells
PAPD K-9 Unit

March 28, 2019

He was a great guy, liked by all. Gone to soon, RIP

Ret. P.O. Maira
PAPD

March 27, 2019

One Great Guy. Eternal rest John.

P.O. D. Vaivao
Port Authority Police

March 27, 2019

Good man, good boss....RIP

Sgt. T.Sullivan
PAPD

March 26, 2019

Rest In Peace dear brother

Retired PO Blasetti
MTA PD

March 26, 2019

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