Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Rest In Peace Brother

james oneill

October 17, 2020

Thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family.

Warren Kelly
Harris County Sheriffs Office (Retired)

October 17, 2020

Thank you for your services.
Prayers and condolences for the family.
Rest in Peace.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Law Enforcement/Department of Public Safety

October 17, 2020

RIP Investigator Lemuel Bruce. Thank you for your service. Peace be with your family.

Fire Investigator, retired Police Det.
Office of the Fire Marshal, Ontario Canada

October 17, 2020

Investigator Bruce, when you chose to be in law enforcement, you knew that each and every day, you will be encountering evil in all its forms, yet you continued to dedicate yourself to your job and all its consequences. Our Lord will reward you abundantly and He will surely take care of your loved ones. May He immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

October 17, 2020

Brother, you were an awesome Investigator, but more than that you were a true friend. You wouldn’t think twice about sitting in our office and listening and talking to me about everyday stuff in life. You were there for me more than you could ever possible imagine. I miss you so much brother. Rest easy brother, See you on the flip side. Thank you for being there for me. I will never forget you. Love you brother.

Eric Orr
Houston Arson Bureau

October 17, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Investigator Lemuel Bruce and the extended law enforcement family of Houston Fire Marshal's Office, Texas.

End of Watch Friday, October 16, 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

October 17, 2020

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

October 17, 2020

Deepest and sincerest condolences to Investigator Bruce’s family, friends and the entire Houston Fire Marshal’s Office. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 17, 2020

Rest In Peace! Thank you for your service!

Adult Probation and Parole Officer; Erie
Erie County Adult Probation and Parole

October 17, 2020

Rest easy brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

October 17, 2020

Requiescat in Pacem

Sergeant Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

October 17, 2020


Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

October 17, 2020

Hero never forgotten.

Retired Texas dispatcher

October 17, 2020

My heart goes out to the family of Investigator Bruce and to the Houston Fire Marshal's office during this time of sadness. Everyone associated with Investigator Bruce are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sure that Investigator served the city of Houston with distinction just as he served his country with distinction during his time serving with the Marine Corps. Semper Fi, Investigator Bruce.

Patrick Edward Libby
U. S. Marine Corps

October 17, 2020

God bless his soul and his legacy, his family.

Civilian Lou Pumphrey III

October 17, 2020

Lemuel, may God grant you eternal life in Heaven.

To your family- It is not time that heals all wounds, it is what you do with the time that heals - continue to share the memories of Lemuel often.

Godspeed my Brother.

Officer Aaron Symicek. Blair, Wisconsin Police Department

October 17, 2020

My Deepest Sympathy to the family, friends and coworkers. Thank you for your Dedication and Service. You are a True Hero. RIP Sir.

Diane Waynant-Murray Sister of Inspector Brian Waynant SR. WPD/ WFD 03/01/2010

October 17, 2020

As a retired 50 year LEO, I am so sad at the death of so many LEO's, Jailers, EMT's, Fire and all other 1st responders.
I pray for his wife and children that will have to deal with this tragedy now in their life.. This impacts family, friends, his department and the other Blues Brothers and Sisters across America

Lt Mike Bryant
Stone Mountain City Police Department

October 17, 2020

RIP brother. We got the line from here.

Deputy Stephen Mitchell
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

October 17, 2020

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle, Jr.

October 17, 2020

Prayers for the Family as they mourn the loss of this Hero. Thank you for your service and sacrifice Brother.

Deputy Llewellyn
Montgomery County Precinct 1

October 17, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother my prayers to you and your family friends and coworkers/partners

State Correctional Officer Ca (ret) E.S.
Californa Dept of Corrections

October 17, 2020

Deepest condolences to family, friends and work colleagues.

Senior Sergeant Mal Unicomb (ret)
New South Wales Police

October 17, 2020

Rest in peace Investigator Lemuel Bruce. Thank you for your dedication, service and sacrifice. You are a true hero.

Jamie D Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Retired

October 17, 2020

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