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Sheriff Bill Brunt

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 3, 1939

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Reflections for Sheriff Bill Brunt

Sheriff Brunt,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cherokee Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 3, 2019

Rest in Peace Sheriff Bill Brunt. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Cherokee County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Ancestors and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is rotting in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 3, 2016

Dear Betty,
I and my family are deeply appreciative of your comments. They mean a great deal to all of us. Uncle Bill was the heart and sole of our family and his death left a great void in all of our hearts. Again, my most heart felt appreciation.
Rod Black
San Antonio, Texas
Bill Brunt was my Grandmother's Brother.

J Rodney Black
Great Nephew

August 15, 2013

I am sorry that Mr.Brunt was killed,my great uncle is the one that had the shoot out with Mr.Brunt.I know that my uncle was doing wrong.I Have always heard stories and I praise Mr.Brunt for doing his job,he was respected, for not only doing his job but for who he was,and i am so sorry that a member of my family was responsible for his death.

not an officer
Betty Creel Jackson

August 5, 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 74th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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.

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

January 27, 2013

Proud to be a Brunt carrying on the old family tradition of law enforcement. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten and your picture hangs in my office as a reminder as well.

Deputy Marshal J.B. Brunt
Whitehouse Marshal's Office

October 20, 2011

I am in awe, that they have former Sheriff Bill Brunt on the internet...My family held this man up on the highest mountain you could find. My dad loved Bill Brunt and us kids followed in his footsteps, because we were told the heroic story, that Sheriff Brunt performed...

Jenny L. Rector

April 3, 2006

Rest in peace, brother. May God bless you, your family, and the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Officer Shane Cannon
Mesquite Police (former Cherokee County Reserve Deputy)

November 17, 2005

Uncle Bill,

Although I didn't know you, thank you for standing up for what you believed in. I keep your picture at my house to remind me when I go to work that we are all mortal and we must appreciate the time we have on this earth. You would be proud to know that the family carries on the fine tradition of law enforcement.

Deputy Constable Jay T. Sartain
Brazos County Constable, Pct. 1

September 14, 2005

Though mortally wounded, you continued to serve. You are a true hero!

A citizen

August 3, 2004

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