Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Braxton Hofman

Lake County Sheriff's Office, South Dakota

End of Watch Monday, February 7, 2022

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Braxton Hofman

Miss you man. Hope you are doing big things up there man.

Police Officer Austin Searles
Sisseton Police Department (South Dakota)

April 11, 2023

Officer Hofman,

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

March 20, 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

March 18, 2022

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office offers our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of Correctional Officer Braxton Hofman.

~Sheriff Brad Swain, deputies & staff

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

February 25, 2022

Rest In Peace Correctional Officer Braxton Hofman. May God watch over you, your family and all corrections officers during this terrible time. God's Speed Braxton!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

February 21, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Correctional Officer Braxton Hofman. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Hofman will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

February 18, 2022

Thanks for your duty service.

Dushyant Bharat Karani

February 16, 2022

RIP Correctional Officer Hofman. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Lake County, Minnehaha County and Brookings County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

February 16, 2022

Thank you, Correctional Officer Braxton Hofman, for your service.

I am so sorry to hear of your recent passing. You were far too young to have been taken from us. Thank you, again. My prayers of love and support to your family, friends, Department and the community. May God rest you now and bless you richly in His Kingdom.

God rest you,

Kim Durham
Christina Giannone - Police Officer City of Davis

February 15, 2022

deepest condolences to the officer's family and friends

Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

February 15, 2022

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to protect your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

February 15, 2022

Rip brother

Major ChirichelloLouis
Lancaster CO , Prison ,pa

February 14, 2022

Most merciful God, You hold each of us dear to Your heart. Hold all our nation’s law enforcement officers and their families, who are afflicted or affected by the COVID-19 Virus, in Your loving arms and tenderly draw them into Your life, together with all others who are living with the COVID-19 Virus. Assure them that they are not alone, and give them courage and faith for all that is to come. Strengthen those who care for them and treat them, and guide those who do research. Forgive those who have judged harshly, and enlighten those who live in prejudice or fear. Nourish those who have lost sight of You, and heal the spirits of those who are broken. We pray this in the mighty and holy name of Jesus Christ, who suffered and died, and then rose from the dead to lead us into new life, now and forever. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.

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

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

February 14, 2022

God bless you Officer Braxton Hofman, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Rest in Peace Brother.

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

February 14, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time......

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

February 14, 2022

Hofman family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. CO Hofman 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 Ohio Police Dept.

February 14, 2022

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

February 14, 2022

Rest In Peace young brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

February 14, 2022

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

February 14, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

February 13, 2022

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

To honor Correctional Officer Hofman, 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 Lake County Sheriff's Office in Madison, South Dakota for Braxton’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent two Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Correctional Officer Braxton Hofman’s parents.

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.


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

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

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

February 13, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Correctional Officer Braxton Hofman and the extended law enforcement family of the Lake County Sheriff's Office, South Dakota.

End of Watch Monday, February 7, 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

February 13, 2022

RIP Brother! We have the watch from here!

Former IDOC Corrections Officer Jeremy S
Indiana Department of Correction

February 13, 2022

Rest in Peace Correctional Officer Braxton Hofman! Thank you for your 2 years of service with the Lake County Sheriffs Office, in South Dakota and for your previous service with the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office and the Brookings County Sheriff's Office. Thank you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your parents and your three brothers 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!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

February 12, 2022

Psalm 23 : The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

A reflection of this passages, not all of us are meant for law enforcement as we are hand picked shepherds by GOD for our jobs to protect and guard our communities. As such he also hand picks shepherds to guard and protect his flock in heaven.

Message above I shared in todays funeral service for my friend and colleague, Braxton Hofman.

Thank-you all for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers for the family.

Sheriff Timothy Walburg
Lake County SD Sheriffs Office

February 12, 2022

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