Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Arthur Clay Briscoe

Powell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, January 30, 1992

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Reflections for Deputy Arthur Clay Briscoe

Rest in peace Deputy Briscoe.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 13, 2020

thanks

Dave

March 17, 2016

Hero's fall but are never forgtten. RIP Sir, and thank you for your service.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 30, 2012

Thank you for your courage and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

January 30, 2010

Deputy Briscoe, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

January 30, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 29, 2010

To the family and friends of Deputy Arthur Briscoe and his fellow officers:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Arthur's memory on the seventeenth anniversary of the day Arthur was brutally murdered. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish of your loss. I am glad that the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement and police survivors will always be by your side on each step of the journey. I am relieved the vicious murderer who took Arthur's life got the death sentence, and I hope it is carried out soon.

Dennis, I know your father must be proud you followed in his footsteps.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Arthur gave to his community and the citizens of Kentucky, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 30, 1992.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

Anonymous

January 31, 2009

God bless you Arthur,

God has created a house for heroes such as you.

Matthew 5:9

An Ohio brother
Montgomery Co. Ohio

January 8, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 27, 2008

Dep. Briscoe is a Papaw now..his grandson was born in July of 2007. Every single day I think of him and wish that his grandson could meet him. I think of how he would have loved and doted over his grandbaby. I know that Dep. Briscoe is watching over Carter and keeping him safe. I never got to meet my husband's father, but I am honored to call him my father-in-law.

Julie
Daughter in Law

January 19, 2008

God Bless you and your family. I know you are so proud of your son, you are his angel and his back up. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

RDS Kelly Gulich
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, VA

January 7, 2008

Although I didn't know him, Arthur Briscoe was my blood kin cousion. We're from Lee County and my grandpa told me the way we were related.. I didnt know him, but sitll yet he was blood.. and the man who done this Ralph Baze needs his turn. The LAW is protecting him from his fate..

To Arthurs son, We're blood too, we dont know each other.. but we're blood.. Family family, and I hope your staying strong.

Roger

Not a officer
Cousion

December 17, 2007

"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

October 30, 2007

I REMEMBER THIS HORRIBLE DAY, OH SO WELL, I AM ALSO FROM POWELL CO. AND MY FATHER TED LACY WAS A POLICE OFFICER AT THE TIME FOR STANTON P.D. AND MY UNCLE RANDY LACY A POLICE OFFICER FOR THE CLAY CITY P.D. MY DAD DROPPED ME OFF AT SCHOOL THE SAME WAY HE DID EVERYDAY, AND I REMEMBER THE RUMOR GOING AROUND THAT TWO POLICE OFFICERS WERE SHOT, THAT WAS JUST ABOUT THE WORST FEELING I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE, NOT KNOWING IF MY DAD OR UNCLE WERE OK. THAT WAS A VERY TERRIBLE TRAGEDY, AND I REMEMBER HOW MY HEART BROKE FOR THIS FAMILY. AND I PRAYED THAT NO ONE ELSE WOULD EVER HAVE TO EXPERIENCE THAT HORRIBLE FATE. I AM NOW MARRIED TO A MT.STERLING POLICE OFFICER, AND I COME FROM A VERY LONG LINE OF POLICE OFFICERS. MY HUSBAND HAS HAD THE HONOR OF WORKING WITH DEPUTY BRISCOES SON, AND HIS DAD WOULD BE VERY PROUD. MY FAMILY HAS LOST ANOTHER HERO, CHIEF RANDY LACY. MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF THE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD A LOVED ONE KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. GOD SPEED DEPUTY BRISCOE


Tina Lacy Niece of Randy Lacy

June 26, 2007

My thoughts are with you loved ones on this fifteenth anniversary of your EOW. Continue to watch over them and those still on patrol I hope the individual responsible for all the pain and suffering on the part of your loved ones was finally made to pay for what he did. You are a true hero and heroes never die, you will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer, Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 7/7/04

January 30, 2007

Deputy Briscoe, you will never be forgotten. Thank you for serving. R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
EPSO (Colorado)

January 30, 2007

I recall one afternoon in gym class being told that my father was hurt on the job and that my mother was coming to pick me up from high school. Many thoughts raced through my mind about what could have happened, how bad was he hurt, and what I would do if he died. I took the longest thirty minute ride of my life to the funeral home where I found out that he had been fatally shot. Everything was gray and confusing after that. After all, fourteen year old boys are brought up with the notion that their fathers are invincible. It took a while to come to the realization that I was not going to see or hear from my father again. I don’t know where I would be today if it were not for my family and for the friendship and guidance from the officers he once knew. A special thanks to the Concerns of Police Survivors organization for their support.

Patrolman Dennis Briscoe
Winchester Police Dept.

January 14, 2007

I did not know Deputy Briscoe, but I have had the pleasure of meeting his son who is also a police officer. Deputy Briscoe would be proud to know that his son has followed in his foot steps and made a fine police officer.

KENTUCKY TROOPER

September 17, 2006

Sir, I salute your courage.

January 27, 2006

My name is Kimberly KIDWELL. my father, Officer Gary Kidwell was killed in the line of duty one year prior to Officer Briscoe. I remember how my heart ached when I heard the news that another Police Officer had been slain. It took me back to one year earlier when my family went through the worst tragedy that anyone could imagine. My family and I drove 2 hours to attend Officer Briscoe's memorial service. I remember thinking how the world had lost another great man. It takes a great man to put on a badge and give his life to protect the citizens of this country. Officer Briscoe, may you be remembered for eternity for the supreme sacrifice that you made. You gave your all, you gave yourself. Thank you, I remember you and think of you and the sacrifice you made often.

Kimberly Kidwell

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