Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Bryan Vannatta

Curry County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, January 3, 2022

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Bryan Vannatta

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Bryan Vannatta. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy Vannatta will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

January 22, 2022

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

January 18, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

January 15, 2022

Prayers of peace and comfort for all those who mourn Deputy Vannatta. I am so sorry for your loss.

Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

January 14, 2022

Rest in Peace, Brother. Honor First.

US Border Patrol Agent (LRT/LRS) Andy Co
Dept Homeland Security

January 12, 2022

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

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

January 12, 2022

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

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

January 9, 2022

I had the honor to work with Deputy Vanatta at Curry County Sheriff's Office. He was a good cop who will be sorely missed. Prayers to his family and colleagues.

Superintendent David Ford
Heron Lake State Park

January 9, 2022

Our condolences and prayers to the family

From the family of: Sgt Wilford Lewis EO
Bradley Police Department, Illinois

January 9, 2022

To the family, friends and coworkers of Deputy Sheriff Bryan Vannatta; my deepest sympathy for your loss. Bryan is in God's care now and will watch over you all during this terrible time.

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

January 8, 2022

Rest easy Bryan, it was a honor knowing you and working with you, I will miss our friendship and the laughs we shared.

MPO M. Heldt
Clovis Police Department

January 8, 2022

Sheriff Vannatta, 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

January 8, 2022

Rest Easy Brother, may your memory never fade

Deputy Sheriff. Ron Buchholz
Retired Santa Fe County Sheriff NM.(EX LASD).

January 8, 2022

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

Retired Texas dispatcher

January 8, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Bryan Vannatta and the extended law enforcement family of the Curry County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico.

End of Watch Monday, January 3, 2022.

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

January 8, 2022

RIP Deputy Sheriff Vannatta. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Curry County Texico and for the United States

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

January 8, 2022

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

January 7, 2022

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Bryan Vannatta! Thank you for your 5 years of service with the Curry County Sheriff's Office, in New Mexico, and for your previous 3 years of service with the Texico Police Department and 4 years with the United States Border Patrol. 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 and your two children during this terrible 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

January 7, 2022

Our deepest condolences from Session 19, Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy. Rest in peace Deputy.

Session 19
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Academy

January 7, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Deputy Sheriff Bryan Vannatta. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings. Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Curry County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

January 7, 2022

Rest easy, Sir. I truly hoped we would not have to do this again. To your family and friends - I wish I could change this.

Lieutenant S. Marlow
Fort Walton Beach Police Dept.

January 7, 2022

Rest in peace, Deputy Vannatta. 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

January 7, 2022

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 6, 2022

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Deputy Sheriff Bryan Vannatta 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 Bryan Vannatta.

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

January 6, 2022

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

January 6, 2022

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