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Lieutenant Chad Brackman

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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Reflections for Lieutenant Chad Brackman

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

December 3, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Lieutenant Chad Brackman. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Lieutenant Brackman will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

December 1, 2021

I am so sorry, Lieutenant Chad Brackman, to hear of this tragic accident. Thank you for your service. I pray that God rewards you in His Kingdom and my prayers of love and support for your family, friends and the community.

God Bless and Thank you again,
Kim

Kim Durham
Christina Giannone - Police Officer City of Davis

November 30, 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

November 30, 2021

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Rest easy, we’ve got the watch.

Deputy Sheriff Zach Hardin
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office

November 27, 2021

LT. Brackman,

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

November 24, 2021

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

November 20, 2021

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Brackman. 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

November 18, 2021

RIP Lieutenant Brackman. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Maricopa County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

November 18, 2021

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

November 17, 2021

Prayers and heartfelt thoughts to his colleagues and family on his too early loss to everyone who loved him.

Joe Reilly
MC Parks and Rec Volunteer

November 17, 2021

Prayers and heartfelt thoughts to his colleagues and family and his loss.

Joe Reilly
MC Parks and Rec Volunteer

November 17, 2021

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

November 15, 2021

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

November 15, 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 Lieutenant, Chad Brackman, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Lieutenant 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

November 15, 2021

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Captain E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

November 15, 2021

Rest in peace Brother.

Arrend B Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

November 15, 2021

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Brackman. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue.

Cpl. Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

November 15, 2021

Chad, it has been 17 years since we last worked together. I remember that first night I walked into briefing after getting cut lose and you sent me out on the streets with confidence. Rest easy sir, we have it from here.

LT
SCCO

November 14, 2021

Lt Brackman, I am so very sorry to hear of this tragic accident that has taken you from your family and all those that care about you. We all know how this job is to work overtime to make a better life for those we love; that's just what we do. May God watch over you and watch over all those that loved you here on earth also. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Gainesville, GA

November 14, 2021

Rest in peace Brother Chad, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD, Tulsa Police Department

November 14, 2021

RIP

Charlene Ann Romanski x meader maid
No relationship

November 14, 2021

Lieutenant Brackman, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. 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

November 14, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

November 14, 2021

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Brackman. 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

November 13, 2021

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