Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Branden Paul Estorffe

Bay St. Louis Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Branden Paul Estorffe

Officer Estorffe, thank you for your 2 short years of service. A tragic event to say the least for all involved and what will become of the child? I thank God you was able to prevent the suspect from killing any other law enforcement personnel before succumbing yourself. You probably saved lives by taking one.

You are both heroes and may you both forever Rest in Peace and may God Bless you and all who knew and loved you best.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

January 27, 2023

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Police Officer Brandon Estorffe. I am truly sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Estorffe will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

January 12, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Undersheriff Victor Manata
Union County Sheriff’s Dept. ( NJ )

December 29, 2022

There are times when it is difficult to find the words to leave a reflection for the sacrifice of our nations brave and heroic police officers, and this is one of those times. These men epitomize all that is good in law enforcement: to comfort the fearful, to aid the neglected, and to do their sworn duties. And they did it with compassion and courage.

To the family and co-workers of Officer Brandon Estorffe I am sorry for the loss of a good man and a hero in every respect. A cops cop.

The memory and sacrifice of Officer Estorffe will not be forgotten.

Rest In Peace Officer Estorffe.

Sgt. James Mair (Ret.)
Los Angeles Sheriff Dept- Denver Police Dept

December 23, 2022

RIP Officer Estorffe. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Bay St. Louis

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

December 22, 2022

My deepest sympathies to his family . Sorry for you're tremendous loss .

paul russo civilian from police family

December 21, 2022

The genuineness and dedication to Purpose --that purpose of being the guardian of the helpless, the defenseless and the scared and desperate . . .He looks like he was a nice kid. Nothing sinister nor malicious; proud and eager to stand the gates at night. To be killed by that which you try to save and help. . .it's enough to make one what to do a full"about face" from any and all apprehensions, from past opposite views.

It takes the utmost courage and strength to accept the most dangerous position and be controlled and balanced and be the one who keeps the disorder from becoming chaos. Who risks their life to do so.

To weild such power and to exude reason and compassion for all the diversity that can so easily become adversity . . .They have a special place after this life.

F.Decker (88)

December 21, 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

December 20, 2022

Officer Estorffe and Sergeant Robin, you both are heros. My prayers to all who serve with you, your family and the community you protected.

Rest in peace my brothers.....

Retired Police Officer J Downey
Los Angeles Police Department

December 20, 2022

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

December 19, 2022

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Captain E.Kemmer #050
Nevada Department of Public Safety

December 19, 2022

Rest in peace brother.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

December 18, 2022

You're tried to help and you got shot and that is so wrong. My prayers for your Family and department during this awful time.


December 18, 2022

Officer Estorffe,

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

December 18, 2022

Branden and Steven represented the best of best. They served selflessly with courage and compassion, God Bless your families at home and work.

LT. Patrick Brandle
Pascagoula Police Department

December 18, 2022

Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they will be called children of God.

Deputy Lau

December 17, 2022

Officer Estorffe, 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

December 17, 2022

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

To honor Police Officer Estorffe, 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 St. Louis Police Department in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi for Brandon’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 also 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 Police Officer Brandon Estorffe’s family.

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

December 16, 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)

December 16, 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 Police Department, New York.

December 16, 2022

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

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

December 16, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Estorffe, your watch is over. May you rest in the arms of our Lord.

Blair Gluba, Special Agent (Retired)
Naval Criminal Investigative Service (Retired)

December 16, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Estorffe. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Bay St. Louis Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

December 16, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Branden Estorffe and the extended law enforcement family of the Bay St. Louis Police Department, Mississippi.

End of Watch Wednesday, December 14, 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

December 16, 2022

Rest easy Officer Estorffe. Condolences to your family and colleagues.

Officer Kevin Jefferson
Gulfport Police Department Gulfport Mississippi

December 16, 2022

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