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Detention Deputy Tony Lee Bruce

Bay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, September 27, 2021

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Reflections for Detention Deputy Tony Lee Bruce

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

To the family, friends and coworkers of Detention Deputy Tony Lee Bruce: My sincere sympathy for your loss. Tony is in God's hands now and will watch over him and you all during this most horrible of times.

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

December 1, 2021

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

December 1, 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)

November 30, 2021

Thank you everyone. Dad was an amazing man. He is smiling so big down on us. He is truly missed. It's been hard not to call and talk to him. I will miss us picking on each other. He will always be a hero to myself and my family. Dad was an amazing grandfather and not a day goes bye they ask for him. This has been rough and very hard for everyone in the family. We truly appreciate everyone's support and prayers. Tony Lee Bruce will always be my hero

Dominik Duncan

November 29, 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 Detention Deputy, Tony Lee Bruce, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Detention Deputy succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the Corrections Corporation of America where Detention Deputy Bruce had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

November 29, 2021

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

November 28, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

November 28, 2021

Deputy Bruce, 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

November 27, 2021

Bruce family and friends may Good grant all of you with a speedy healing. Deputy Bruce thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones (Retired)
Former Reserve Sgt.Cuyahoga Falls OH Police Dept.

November 26, 2021

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 26, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family Detention Deputy Tony Lee Bruce and the extended law enforcement family of the Bay County Sheriff's Office, Florida.


End of Watch Monday, September 27, 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

November 25, 2021

You are a hero. You will never be forgotten. I live free because of you.

Patricia Harrison

November 24, 2021

Thank you all for your kind words. My dad was a great officer and an even greater father. He impacted everyone’s life that he came in contact with. He is severely missed by our family and his passing has left a hole that is never going to be filled. I just hope to live a life he would be proud of. RIP old man, I’ll see you again some day❤️

Trent Bruce
Son

November 24, 2021

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

November 24, 2021

Deputy Bruce,

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

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Deputy Sheriff Tony Lee Bruce during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Tony Lee Bruce.

Gail. M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

November 24, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

November 24, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Correctional Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County(Minneapolis)- Adult Corrections Facility

November 24, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Tony Lee Bruce! Thank you for your 3 years of service with the Bay County Sheriff's Office, in Florida and your previous 15-1/2 years of service with the Corrections Corporation of America. 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 wife, your three children, and your four stepchildren 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

November 24, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

November 23, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff Tony Lee Bruce. Please know we are eternally grateful for Tony’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deputy Sheriff Bruce, 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 Bay County Sheriff's Office in Panama City, Florida for Tony’s partner and fellow deputies. 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 Deputy Sheriff Tony Lee Bruce’s wife.

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

November 23, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy Bruce. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bruce Family and the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

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

November 23, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy Bruce. 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 23, 2021

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, CCC, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Christian Chaplain Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

November 23, 2021

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