Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer Brian Lee Sember

Ottawa Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, April 3, 2022

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Brian Lee Sember

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.

“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.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

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

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, DDiv, MBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Global Outreach Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

May 18, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Patrol Officer, Brian Lee Sember, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Patrol Officer succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Patrol Officer Sember for his service as a United States Marine Corps Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

May 16, 2022

Too many have been taken by this obnoxious pandemic. I thank you for all your service, Officer Lee, and mourn your passing.

God Bless, and may your eternal Rest be ever Peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

May 15, 2022

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

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

May 15, 2022

Officer Sember, 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

May 15, 2022

Sember family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Officer Sember thank you for your service to your Country, Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Res.Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

May 13, 2022

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office extends our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of Patrol Officer Brian Sember.

~Sheriff Brad Swain, deputies & staff

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Indiana
U.S.A.

May 13, 2022

Sembo, my brother forever! You will always be missed. We got your six from here and will keep any eye on the family. Until Valhalla brother!!
Rest Easy,
Budro

Sgt Robert Nilles
Ottawa PD, Illinois

May 12, 2022

Rest In Peace Patrol Officer Brian Lee Sember! Thank you for your 23 years of service with the Ottawa Police Department, in Illinois, and for your service as a United States Marine Corps Veteran. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for 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!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

May 12, 2022

SEMPER FI MARINE

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

May 12, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Patrol Officer Brian Sember. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Sember to this nation and the people of Illinois will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

May 12, 2022

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

May 12, 2022

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and vigilant watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

May 12, 2022

R.I.P Officer Brian Sember

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen Toronto Canada

May 12, 2022

Rest in peace hero.

J.R.

May 12, 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

May 12, 2022

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

May 12, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Sember. 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

May 12, 2022

RIP Officer Sember. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Ottawa

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

May 12, 2022

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

May 12, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Sember.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 12, 2022

On behalf of Session 73 from the Zone Five Academy in New York State, We send out our condolences to the friends and family of Patrol Officer Brian Sember and Ottawa Police Department.

Recruit, K. Gutenmann
Zone Five

May 12, 2022

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 Ottawa Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

May 11, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family Patrol Officer Brian Lee Sember and the extended law enforcement family of the Ottawa Police Department, Illinois.



End of Watch Sunday, April 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

May 11, 2022

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Patrol Officer Brian Lee Sember 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 Patrol Officer Brian Lee Sember.

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

May 11, 2022

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