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Police Officer Brandon Tsai

Grand Prairie Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, November 14, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Brandon Tsai

RIP MY BROTHER IN BLUE PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

SPO TONY GOMEZ
DES MOINES IOWA PD

December 1, 2022

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, 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)
Civilian

November 29, 2022

Such tragic and heartbreaking loss. Prayers for the family and Department.

Parole Officer IV - Staff Development In
Texas Board of Pardons & Paroles

November 23, 2022

Thank you Officer Tsai for your service.

There is no greater love, than to lay down one's life for one's friend.

RIP Brother

G.D. Dilworth
Game Warden Chaplain
Texas Parks & Wildlife-Law Enforcement Division

November 21, 2022

RIP Officer Tsai. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Grand Prairie and Los Angeles

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

November 21, 2022

So sad & tragic, RIP Sheepdog. After retiring from HPPD and going to work for Sungard, Grand Prairie was one of the first agencies I started training the mobile software. May God bless & comfort your loved ones, as well as your brothers and sisters with GPPD. Well done thou good & faithful servant.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

November 21, 2022

Officer Tsai, our world is full of evil people, and yet,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. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

November 21, 2022

Another "Hero" taken.You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

November 20, 2022

Officer Tsai,

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 20, 2022

Officer Brandon Tsai, I thank you for your brave service to all of us. I am so very sorry that you lost your young life; I know that you were just trying to get the bad guys out here to keep us safe! May God Bless you and yours as you continue to watch over them from above. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

November 20, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother in Blue, we will take it from here. Prayers for your family, both blood and blue.

Marco Robles
Josephine Police Department

November 20, 2022

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

November 19, 2022

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON. REST IN GODS ARM.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN Linda Ke
None

November 19, 2022

Thank you for your service.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol 5342 ( retired )

November 18, 2022

Such a tragic loss to your family, partners, friends and the community you served. You were a great officer, always a smile on your face and a genuine care for others. You have been missed here in Los Angeles and will certainly be missed by your family in Grand Prairie.

Detective Thomas Musser
Los Angeles Police Department

November 17, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

November 17, 2022

To the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Brandon Tsai; my sincerest sympathy for your loss. May God watch over you all during this terrible time. God's Speed Brandon!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

November 17, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

November 17, 2022

Requiescat in Paces

Sergean Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

November 17, 2022

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Brandon Tsai and to the entire Grand Prairie Police Dept. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and ultimate sacrifice. Rest In Peace.

Officer Eric Chiang (RETIRED)
San Francisco Police Department

November 17, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Police Officer Brandon Tsai. 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 Grand Prairie Police Department, Texas.

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

November 17, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

November 16, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Tsai.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 16, 2022

RIP BROTHER PRAYERS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!

Stephen Bruet, Retired Probation Officer
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

November 16, 2022

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