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Investigator Lemuel Delray Bruce

Houston Fire Marshal's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, October 16, 2020

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Reflections for Investigator Lemuel Delray Bruce

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

November 10, 2020

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
None

November 7, 2020

Rest in peace, Investigator Bruce Holland. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time. May God stand in the gap of your absence and provide an extra measure of love and protection for your beloved children.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

November 1, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Investigator Lemuel Bruce on your tragic loss. May our Lord give you all the strength and comfort during this difficult time. Thank you for your dedication and service to our country, and your community. Rest in peace Investigator Lemuel Bruce.

CBP Officer(retired) Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 1, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, and agency during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God. [Matthew 5:9];

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4], and;

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy / Chaplain
The Steven R. Closs Ministries
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

October 21, 2020

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

October 21, 2020

My deepest thoughts and prayers as well as my condolences to the his wife, daughter and his son. May his soul rest in peace.

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

October 21, 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

October 21, 2020

May you Rest In Peace my brother Marine and Police Officer. Thank you for your service to your country and community. You will not be forgotten and will be in my prayers from this day on. It is people like you that the world is missing today. God bless your family.

Det./ Lieutenant Steve Seifried
Pompton Lakes, N.J. Police Department

October 20, 2020

RIP Investigator Bruce. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Houston

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

October 20, 2020

Such tragic news. Prayers for the family and department.

Parole Academy Instructor Brandon Smith
TX Department of Criminal Justice-Parole Division

October 20, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Investigator Bruce and the Houston Fire Marshal's Office during this time. Thank you, Investigator Bruce, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

October 20, 2020

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY OF RED.REST IN GODS ARMS.THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
None

October 19, 2020

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND REST IN GODS ARMS

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
None

October 19, 2020

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

October 19, 2020

Thank you, Investigator Lemuel Bruce, for your service,

I am heartbroken at your early loss of life and my prayers of love and comfort to your family, the Department and Community. I am so very sorry. I pray that God rewards you abundantly in His Kingdom.

KIM D DURHAM
Davis Police Department - Daughter

October 19, 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 officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

October 19, 2020

Rest in Peace Investigator Bruce. 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

October 19, 2020

Investigator Bruce
You gave the greatest sacrifice for you community. May God comfort your friends and family!

Reserve Officer Roger Lamb
Jackson Michigan PD

October 19, 2020

Rest in peace my brother

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

October 19, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 19, 2020

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

October 19, 2020

My thoughts are with your family right now Devil Dog. Went down fighting like a true hero.

Semper Fi

Commander Jaime Alberti
Orange County Public Schools District Police

October 19, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Investigator Bruce. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Houston Fire Marshal's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 19, 2020

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

October 19, 2020

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