Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Ranger Brendan Patrick Unitt

Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, August 20, 2020

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Reflections for Ranger Brendan Patrick Unitt

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family Ranger Brendan Unitt and the extended law enforcement family of the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, Colorado.

End of Watch Friday, August 20, 2020.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 15, 2020

Ranger Unitt,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

September 11, 2020

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Ranger Unitt and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Larimer County Natural Resources Department,Colorado. May God give comfort comfort, understanding and appreciation to his family and associates. for the sacrifice he made in dedication to his duty. RIP Brother we got your Watch!

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre (Ret.Manor Tw
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County Pennsylvanianbiu hasMa

September 1, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

"Semper Fi"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

August 27, 2020

RIP Brother, you’ll never be forgotten

Police Officer S. Lund
Log Lane Village Police Department

August 27, 2020

Rest in peace Ranger Unitt!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

August 27, 2020

Session 18 of the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy.
We thank you for your service.
We offer our sincerest condolences to your family and friends.

Session 18, Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

August 27, 2020

This one strikes home. I got one of my first Natural Resources jobs at Horsetooth and I don't know how many times I've swam for my patrol boat after an unexpected force of nature set it free.

Ranger Unitt, thank you for your drive, thank you for your effort, thank you for the work you gave and the people you saved. Thank you for your time and thank you for your service. May you be at peace and my condolences to all your loved ones.

Ranger Andrew Ritzdorf
National Park Service, Former Larimer County DNR

August 26, 2020

RIP sir

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

August 26, 2020


You can have your Army Kakiis,
And your Navy Blues,
But here’s a different fighting man,
I’ll introduce to you.
His uniform is unlike,
Any you’ve ever seen,
The Germans called him “Devil Dog”,
His title is “Marine”.

He was trained in Parris Island,
The place that God forgot,
The sand was fourteen inches deep,
The sun was blazing hot.
He awakened up one morning,
In front of his rack he’ll stand,
And in through the doorway walked,
A giant of a man.

He turned and faced this young Marine,
With eyes as cold as steel,
He said, “I am your DI,
And this is for real.
I’ll make your life as miserable,
As miserable as I can,
And when you finally leave this place,
You’ll be a fighting man.
You’ll be a rifle expert,
You’ll know your weapon well,
And when you encounter the Viet Cong,
You’ll send their souls to Hell.

Now gather around you young Marines,
And lend me all your ears,
And I’ll tell you of a few things,
We’ve conquered through the years,
We fought at Iwo Jima,
The land of fire and Hell,
We killed all those Japanese,
And took their land as well.

Now you can tell your ladies,
And this my Lad is true,
To get herself a young “Marine”,
There is nothing he can’t do.
He’s peeled a million onions,
And twice as many spuds,
Then you’ll find him in the slop chutes,
A soaking up the suds.

And when he gets to Heaven,
St.Peter he will tell,
Another “Marine” reporting Sir.
I’ve served my time in Hell.

Written and copyright by: David Lee Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1968 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

August 25, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

August 25, 2020

Please accept our deepest regrets, for family, friends and comrades of Ranger Brendan Unitt. Dedication and courage is what exactly Ranger Unitt. People in his heart he was helping others in distress. Although he is a fellow brother in arms when his family suffers so do all of us. A loss of a loved one has a much more of a personal effect than on others. Our creator Jehovah as he identifies himself in Psalms 83:18 and Isaiah 42:8 can fully understand, for he to lost a loved one, his son Jesus Christ. But he was brought back to life by His glory please read Acts 2:32,33; Romans 6:4. The Bible talks about others who was resurrected here on earth. (Examples: Mat 22:31; Act1 2:31;4:2; 17:18, 32; 23:6; 1Cor 15:12, 13.) The Apostles believed in the resurrections and was part of their teachings ,please read Acts 24:15.
In one occasion the Sadducees questioned Jesus on the resurrection because they knew that was part of his teachings Luke 20:27-33.
So what surprises awaits us when finally the answer to our Lord's Prayer found in Matthew 6:10 "Thy KINGDOM come, Thy will be done in EARTH, as it is in HEAVEN"
Please visit our official site: Our prayers and thoughts are with with you.

Estrella, A
U.S. Navy
Disabled Veteran

August 25, 2020

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

August 25, 2020

Rest in Peace Ranger Unitt. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

August 25, 2020

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

August 25, 2020

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

August 25, 2020

RIP, Ranger Unitt. Thank you for your service. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione, ret.
Rochester Police Department, NY

August 24, 2020

He died 2 days before my bday

Lebanon pd

August 24, 2020

My condolences to the family, friends and fellow Rangers of the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources. Thank you for your service, Sir. Rest in Peace.

Susie Ball
Judicial Process Server
Brevard County Sheriff's Office

August 24, 2020

Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice Ranger Unitt! RIP and may God be with your family!

I feel your death even though we never never met. Reserve Officer Roger Lamb Rtd.

August 24, 2020

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Ranger, Bredan Unitt, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Ranger makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We than Ranger Unitt for his service as a United States Marine Corps Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 24, 2020

Brendan was my grand nephew. He lived his best life, always. He had graduated from CSU in 2019. Four months later he realized his true calling, which was a ranger, where he could serve in the place that he was happiest.

Tracy Beaman
Great Aunt

August 24, 2020

Ranger Unitt, as a state we are worse off for your loss. As a nation, we've been weakened. We will work harder to serve the community in your absence. We can do no less.

May Heavenly Father grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Sgt. K. Moreland
Arapahoe Community College (Ret. LAPD)

August 24, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Ranger Unitt. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Larimer County Department of Natural Resources.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 24, 2020

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow Rangers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

August 24, 2020

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