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

RIP sir. Thank you for your service. God Speed healing to your family and friends.

Sr. Corporal
Virginia Department of Corrections

August 5, 2021

RIP brother. We have the watch now. What happened to you was an absolute tragedy. Prayers and condolences for you and your family.

Police Officer Gage Goodman
Louisville Metro Police Department

August 5, 2021

"Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him."

Bishop Edward Skiba
Stuart, Fl Police Chaplain

August 5, 2021

Rest in peace.


August 5, 2021

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

Chaplain Alex Pickens
Lansing PD

August 5, 2021

You are a hero!
God rest your soul.
Rest in peace!

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

August 5, 2021

Brandon was the tall, geeky, kid with a bug heart and the perseverance to achieve his goals. He was also the kind of guy to give you the shirt off his back... We worked together at Kentucky Kingdom as EMTs before he joined Louisville Metro EMS and, later the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. I will miss your laugh and our random SnapChat conversations. Rest easy, my friend.

Chief J.M. Haworth
Elite Emergency Medical Services

August 5, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy Shirley. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

August 5, 2021

R.I.P Deputy Sheriff Brandon Shirley

Brian Molyneaux

August 5, 2021

Rest Easy Officer Shirley. May the Comfort of God Wash over your Family & Loved Ones, Department & Community in the Upcoming Days, Weeks, Months ahead . You will never be forgotten!

Former 911 Dispatcher S. Wilson
Prattville Police Department, AL

August 5, 2021

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

Retired Texas dispatcher

August 5, 2021

Rest In Peace! Thank You For Your Service!

Police Officer at Port Authority of Alle
Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

August 5, 2021

As a private citizen here in CA, each time I receive a notification of an officer down, I stop and say a prayer for their families and friends, and for GOD to bless their soul's . Our Peace Officer's are all Hero's even in death, and I will continue to honor them all the days of my life. R.I.P. Deputy Shirley, and GOD bless your family and friends. I will shed my tears for you, as I do for every hero that we lose. You have left us way too soon. !

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Linda Bresee
Private citizen

August 5, 2021

Thank you for your service to the community, Deputy Sheriff Brandon Shirley.
May God have mercy on your soul and may you rest in peace.

Terry Murphy
St. Paul, Minnesota Police Department
Class of 1970

August 5, 2021

I first ran in Shirley last year when he was working off duty at a local hospital and instantly liked and respected him. You will be missed my friend and Brother.

E-2 Philip Overmyer USAF Veteran

August 5, 2021

For the family of this fallen hero, I am so sorry. I pray the lord our father places his hands on your shoulders and guide you through this tragedy. To his family in blue, hold your head high, and bring justice to Deputy Shirley.

Sgt. Tanner Ogden #518 K9
Linn County (Kansas) Sheriff's Office

August 5, 2021

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

August 5, 2021

So sad & tragic, RIP. Well done thou good & faithful servant. May God bless and comfort your family as well as your brothers & sisters with JCSO.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

August 5, 2021

Rest Now Brother

Officer Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department (MS)

August 5, 2021

Deputy Shirley Rest In Peace brother! I am devastated of the lost of such a wonderful LEO. I will be praying for you family and keeping your legacy alive.

LE instructor 2 Jeff Owens

August 5, 2021

God bless you Deputy Brandon Shirley, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

August 5, 2021

Our Law Enforcement Officers are now Targets..! All Americans must Understand the Fall Out will Harm All American Citizens..!

May all of our Officers who have died in
Retired American Veteran & Patriot - Combat Veteran

August 5, 2021

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 5, 2021

Heavenly Father, the sudden and tragic death of Deputy Sheriff Brandon Shirley, of the Jefferson County KY Sheriff's Office, has filled his family’s eyes with tears and their hearts with sorrow. We are distressed by the mysteries of Your providence. As Your child we want so much to say, “Not my will, but Yours be done,” but at times we find it difficult to do. Forgive us and help us. We pray by Your Holy Spirit, to accept Your ways as always best. Apply to these wounded hearts the healing touch of Your precious promises, and let them soon experience its power. Teach us not to mourn as those who have no hope. Wipe away the tears from our eyes that we may be able to see through the mist, beyond death and grave, to the Resurrection and Life assured by the glorious victory of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, over death and the grave. May the passing of Deputy Sheriff Brandon Shirley remind us that we, too, are but pilgrims and strangers on earth. Grant us the grace to love less and less the things that are material and temporal, and to love more and more the things that are spiritual and eternal. Teach us to number our days and to apply our heart to the wisdom taught by Jesus Christ, that He is the Way and the Truth and the Life, and that no one comes to You but by Him. In Your Mighty and Holy Name, I pray. Amen.

Scripture Verse: “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, RPP, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

August 5, 2021

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

August 5, 2021

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