Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Brandon Alexander Shirley

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, August 5, 2021

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Brandon Alexander Shirley

I got to know Shirley while he was working off duty at Nortons Hospital. We became friends. I was deeply saddened to learn of His Passing. I Still miss my friend.

E-2 Philip Overmyer,Jr. USAF

August 18, 2023

God bless Deputy Shirley for his dedication to his family and his years of service to our community. He didn't deserve to die at the hands of a worthless, cowardly criminal. May he rest in peace. May the Lord give his family, friends, and co-workers peace and comfort. I pray that the Lord keeps all Law Enforcement officers and military safe and healthy.

Susan Jones Gunter, Ky COPS
former LEO Urbana, Ill & ret civilian report taker LMPD

September 20, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

August 28, 2021

Rest in peace, brother.

Captain J. Faith

August 25, 2021

Deputy Shirley,

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 Deputy Shirley. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Jefferson County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

August 18, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your of your Deputy, Brandon A. Shirley, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 16, 2021

Rest in peace my Brother;
you've borne your burdens well;
go walk a beat on Heaven's streets;
you've spent your time in hell.

Jerry Belcher, Retired Officer
Lexington, Kentucky Division of Police

August 16, 2021

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.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 16, 2021

Deputy Sheriff Brandon Shirley, thank you for your service to America. Your dedication and story will not be forgotten. God Bless you, your family and The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Rest In Peace sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office

August 15, 2021

Sheriff Shirley, our Lord took you back to Himself as your life had only begun for reasons known to Him alone. He will reward you abundantly. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

August 15, 2021

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Shirley during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Donnie Meaders
Retired Oklahoma LEO

August 12, 2021

Requiescat in Paces

Sergeants Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

August 12, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Shirley. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers for the family and fellow colleagues.

Former reserve Deputy ( OCSO) FL Eddie A
Osceola county Sheriff's office

August 12, 2021

Brandon Shirley, ID: 4093. May You Rest In Peace. Fly High Brother

kameron creasman

August 11, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy Shirley. 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

Rest In Peace brother.

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

August 11, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Shirley. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 10, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant ( Retired ) Victor Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

August 10, 2021

LEOs across the country feel the pain every time we hear of another LEO losing his life unnecessarily. RIP brother and condolences to your family and community. HONOR FIRST.

Christopher Warren

August 10, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family Deputy Sheriff Brandon A. Shirley and the extended law enforcement family of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky.

End of Watch Thursday, August 5, 2021

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

August 9, 2021

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

August 9, 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

I would like to offer my sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Shirley. I am truly sorry for your loss. I am praying for your comfort and peace

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

August 9, 2021

Rest in peace Brother.

Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

August 9, 2021

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