Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Brian Russell Pierce, Jr.

Brooklyn Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer Brian Russell Pierce, Jr.

Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends, and colleagues. May justice be served

G. Anne Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

December 6, 2022

I’m praying for your family and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

Maxine, mother of
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

August 6, 2022

Officer Pierce,

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

August 22, 2021

RIP Officer Pierce. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Brooklyn, Spillertown and Makanda

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

August 18, 2021

Police Officer Brian Russell Pierce, Jr., your service to your Country will not be forgotten. May God watch over you, your family and the men and women of the Brooklyn Police Department. Rest In Peace sir.

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office

August 15, 2021

Officer Pierce, our Lord took you back to Himself as your life had only begun for reasons known to Him alone. He will reward you abundantly. My heart breaks for the grief your parents are experiencing the loss of their son.
May He immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

August 15, 2021

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

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

August 11, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Pierce, Jr. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Brooklyn Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 10, 2021

Rest In Peace brother. Your service will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

August 10, 2021

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 9, 2021

To the family and friends of Officer Pierce, I offer my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. It is clear Officer Pierce’s heart was to serve his community and he will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

August 9, 2021

Requiescat in Pacem

Sergeants Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

August 9, 2021



August 7, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

August 7, 2021

God bless you and your family, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Correctional Deputy ll M. Dudley
Shasta County Sheriff

August 6, 2021

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

August 6, 2021

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

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

August 6, 2021

May Our Lord have a Special place in His Heavenly Home for Officer Pierce. He is a "True Hero" ! My Deepest Sympathies go out to his family and his department.

Retired Chicago Police Officer Michael T
Chicago Police Department, 9th District

August 6, 2021

Officer Pierce, our Lord took you back to Himself as your life had only begun for reasons known to Him alone. He will reward you abundantly. My heart breaks for the grief that your parents are experiencing over the loss of their son. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

August 6, 2021

Rest in peace brother.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

August 6, 2021

Rest In Peace Officer and brother in blue. May St. Michael announce your arrival as you are embraced in Heaven.

Martin Connors

August 5, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Brian Pierce Jr. and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Brooklyn Police Department, Illinois. RIP Brother. May GOD give comfort, peace, and understanding for their loss.

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre. MTPD (Retire
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania

August 5, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother.


August 5, 2021

Rest In Peace Police Officer Brian Pierce, Jr.! Thank you for your 9 months of service with the Brooklyn Police Department in Illinois, and for your previous 2 years of service with the Spillertown Police Department, and also for your service with the Makanda Fire Department. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your parents during this tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

August 5, 2021

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Chaplain Alex Pickens
Lansing PD

August 5, 2021

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