Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Glover Emerson "Skip" Bryant, III

Okeechobee County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, November 8, 1991

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Glover Emerson "Skip" Bryant, III

Mr. Skip,

Not a year goes past, nor shall it ever, without all of us here, even those like myself that didn't know you, will celebrate your life and sacrifice in prayer.

Corporal Jack Nash
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office

June 22, 2022

Deputy Sheriff Bryant rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 3, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Deputy Bryant.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

November 8, 2012

I am proud of you Skip. We all dearly miss you.
Gordon

Gordon Hendrickson
Cousin

August 7, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Bryant. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Bryant, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us and you sir are a hero...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb

November 8, 2011

My prayers are with the Bryant family today, may you know that we will never forget your hero....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous

November 8, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for those who love and miss you.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 8, 2009

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 15, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

VanDenBerghe
NH

November 3, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

VanDenBerghe
NH

November 3, 2007

DEAR FRIEND,GROWING UP WITH YOU WAS A GREAT PART OF MY LIFE.THERE IS NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY WITHOUT MY THOUGHTS OF THE GREAT TIMES WE HAD TOGETHER......EASTER WEEK(SPRING BREAK) IN FT.LAUDERDALE 1970,WOW WHAT A TIME WE HAD.YOU WILL SURELY NEVER BE FORGOTTEN,WE ALL LOVED YOU.REST IN PEACE

SGT.PAUL BRAMLETT-PILOT
FHP RETIRED

January 25, 2007

Skip, I remember our high school days like they were yesterday. You were always cheerful and ever the gentleman. You were clearly among the last of the "good guys". I remember well the day I learned of your death and the deep sadness and loss I felt. Even though I had left Okeechobee years before, I did not forget my old classmates. Those were truly the good old days. I have no doubt that you are with our Lord. Rest in peace, my friend, and may God bless your family always.

Darlene Cirinna (Maiden: Owens)
High school friend

September 30, 2006

Skip you will always be a driving force because of your love for the job .

Sgt G Bell
Okeechobee SO

May 29, 2006

Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. God Bless.

Agent Paul Bruno
Jupiter Police Dept.

May 9, 2005

Glover after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! God bless you sir.

Ofcr. Dan Winger
LBCCPD, Ret.

March 13, 2005

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