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Police Officer Brandon Ard

Orange Beach Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, August 26, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer Brandon Ard

"Forged by the Sea"

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

October 18, 2021

Officer Ard,

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

September 22, 2021

RIP Officer Ard. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Orange Beach

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

September 19, 2021

Heavenly Father, You commit to us the swift and solemn trust of life: since we know not what a day may bring forth, but only that the hour for serving You is always present, may we wake to the instant claims of Your will upon our lives. In the face of questions without answers, of dreams unfulfilled, of the emptiness that will not go away, we are only compelled to thank You always for lives faithfully lived, for good memories and living hopes. We are reminded as we pray for family and friends who are touched with the feeling of sorrow, that we pray to one who does not let go unnoticed even the falling of a sparrow to earth. We pray to one who weeps for his world, and therefore we come trusting that in life or death, we may find rest and comfort in Him. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, BSBS, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Associate Pastor – United National Church
Christian Police Chaplain Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

September 14, 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

September 13, 2021

Good bless you Officer Brandon Ard, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Orange Beach Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

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

September 8, 2021

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

September 7, 2021

Officer Ard, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

September 5, 2021

Heavenly Father, You commit to us the swift and solemn trust of life: since we know not what a day may bring forth, but only that the hour for serving You is always present, may we wake to the instant claims of Your will upon our lives. In the face of questions without answers, of dreams unfulfilled, of the emptiness that will not go away, we are only compelled to thank You always for lives faithfully lived, for good memories and living hopes. We are reminded as we pray for family and friends who are touched with the feeling of sorrow, that we pray to one who does not let go unnoticed even the falling of a sparrow to earth. We pray to one who weeps for his world, and therefore we come trusting that in life or death, we may find rest and comfort in Him. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen

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

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

September 3, 2021

Rest in peace, Officer Ard. Thank you for your service.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

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

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

September 3, 2021

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 2, 2021

RIP Brother. You was the last Officer my dad hired at OBPD. Praying for your family and the OBPD.

Sgt Chris Vinson
Sylacauga PD

September 1, 2021

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/etired

September 1, 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 Officer, Brandon Ard, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Officer Ard for his service as a United States Navy Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 1, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Ard. 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

September 1, 2021

Rest In Peace Police Officer Brandon Ard. May God watch over you, your family and all members of the Orange Beach Police Department. Your service to this Great Nation will not be forgotten. Thank you!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

September 1, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Ard.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 1, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Brandon Ard and the extended law enforcement family of the Orange Beach Police Department, Alabama.


End of Watch Thursday, August 26, 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

September 1, 2021

Rest in Peace Police Officer Brandon Ard! Thank you for your 24 years of service with the Orange Beach Police Department in Alabama and for your service with the United States Navy. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your two daughters 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

September 1, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Police Officer Brandon Ard. Please know we are eternally grateful for Brandon’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Ard, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Orange Beach Police Department, Orange Beach, Alabama for Brandon’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Police Officer Brandon Ard’s family.

Also sent to the Ard Family from Shields of Strength was a US Navy enclosed was a US Navy Dog Tag to honor Brandon’s devotion to the US Navy.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

August 31, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Ard. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Ard Family and the Orange Beach Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

August 31, 2021

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Orange Beach Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

August 31, 2021

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

August 31, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Brandon Ard and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Orange Beach Police Department, Alabama. May GOD give peace, comfort, and understanding for their loss. RIP Brother!

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

August 31, 2021

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Officer Brandon Ard. I am so sorry for your loss. Officer Ard’s service to this country and the state of Alabama will not be forgotten. I am praying for you.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

August 31, 2021

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