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Criminal Investigator Brett Alan McKee

United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, November 25, 1992

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Reflections for Criminal Investigator Brett Alan McKee

Investigator McKee,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the USMC-especially during Desert Storm in 1991. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

November 25, 2022

Thinking about you and your family this Memorial Day Brett. Suzanne and I always have you and your girls in our prayers.

CWO4 John M Healey

May 30, 2022

BA was best friends with my then husband, Michael Taylor, while we were stationed in Hawaii. They were stationed at Camp Smith and I was at Kaneohe Bay. I remember all the fun times we had together. I remember his laugh, his Southern drawl, that swagger and his no judgment attitude. I remember Michael and I traveling to South Carolina for his wedding and how in love he was. And how wonderful his family was. I miss him and his friendship. I can't believe it's almost 20 years since his passing. Semper Fi brother. You are truly missed!

SSgt Donna Gentry (Taylor)
USMC Criminal Investigator

April 8, 2022

It will soon be 20 years since my "little" brother left us. However, he never left us completely. His laughter and caring for others, especially family remains. Anyone that knew him can't help smiling. That is a good legacy.

Gregory McKee

January 26, 2022

A good man!

Never Forgotten!

Examiner Matt Lyons

September 28, 2021

I know about the horse. We both laughed so hard we cried

gregory mckee

June 15, 2021

What a hard charger. I remember letting then Capt. Cronin and MGySgt Jimmie Torres know that I wanted to bring Brett into CID. The command support at Camp Smith was immediate, we all new he was a perfect fit. Brett and I formed a fast and lasting friendship . His first big case was a stolen horse left in the Camp Commander’s Office over a four day holiday. I picked on him about that for a long time. Brett was meticulous, intuitive and was born with a spirit of justice and compassion. I last saw Brett when we were both at Camp LeJeune, he with NIS and I at V3/8. I would never see him again. Brett you are missed beyond measure, great friend and running partner. Semper Fi, I think of you often and pray for you and your family always.

CWO4 John M. Healey

May 28, 2021

Rest in peace Criminal Investigator McKee.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 4, 2020

Never Forgotten!

Agent Matt Lyons

November 12, 2018

I was just made aware of your tragic passing, we served with the city of Spartanburg back in the 80’s, you were a damn good police officer and I’m sure you were as an investigator RIP Brett

Lt. (Retired) Bobby Buhl
Landrum Police

June 9, 2018

Today, as our Camp Smith Reunion approaches, I am thinking fondly of you, BA. You weren't perfect, but you had a big impact on a lot of lives, including mine. It makes me smile to see all of these generous and heartfelt reflections.

What I remember best is your lazy drawl and swagger, the big hunk of Red Man that was always in one cheek, and your sacred daily ritual of "shit, shower and shave" You are still missed by so many.

Julie Allen
USMC Camp Smith

October 5, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 22, 2015

Reunion in Memphis next year, BA - we'll be toasting to you!

Julie Allen
USMC - Camp Smith

July 8, 2015

Brett was my roommate for a short time when he first came to Hawaii in 1983. I was a bit on the lazy side, and all I ever wanted to do was 'just go surfin'. He was a laid back type of guy that didn't pass judgement. Polite and well mannered, he had a wonderful sense of humor. I will always miss him.

CPL Kelly E. Doll

December 16, 2014

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 22, 2013

When the Marine Corps Birthday approaches each year I can't help but remember you most during this time. Just know all of us Camp H.M. Smith Marines truly miss you. It is really hard to believe that it has been 20 yrs since your passing - Semper Fi, and Resting in Peace.

Sgt. Kathy Elquist

November 5, 2012

Brett, you are missed and thought of every day. Still bring a smile with the memory of your country whit and charm. Still laugh over you trying to brush General Schwarzkoph off after you thought you should move him back when we were doing PSD for the President. Remember two hicks and a tall one take Kuwait. Rest in peace my friend.

MSgt (Ret) Greg Lewis
USMC Criminal Investigator

January 1, 2011

My Marine Brother - you are not forgotten - This Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and so with honor, thank you for your service and sacrifice to America.

Semper Fidelis
Sgt Kathy Elquist
Camp Smith, HI 1982-1987

Sgt Elquist

November 24, 2010

Once a Marine always a Marine...fallen but not forgotten

Sgt Kathy Head (Elquist)

November 27, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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. He was also a fellow Marine, so I must bid you Semper Fi.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 25, 2009

Special Agent Brett McKee although I knew of you, I met you for the very first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm when you were a Staff Sergeant assigned to the United States Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the 1St Marine Division. I used to drive several miles up to your CID position to visit from time-to-time from the Port of Al-Jubayl where I also worked as a CID Criminal Investigator. I want people to know that you were one of the nicest human beings I ever met in our line of work and that what I remember most about you was your warm smile. Brett, God bless you and your family.

MSgt. David W. Marston
USMC CID Chief Investigator Ret.

September 6, 2009

Dear Brett,
it has been seventeen years since I have seen you, but you are always with me in spirit. As you once told me, "I am not finished talking to you..." We will continue our conversation one day and I hope that I will have made you as proud of me as I was of you.

Semper Fidelis,

Sgt. Elizabeth Baker

April 13, 2009

Thank you for your service to our country and your fellowman. God bless you. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

November 25, 2008

Investigator McKee,
On today, the 16th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO, but also for your service when you served in the USMC. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow Marine;LEO


November 25, 2008

This goes to show we all should stay in touch with those who have made an impression in our lives. I have been searching for Marines I was stationed with at Camp Smith, HI. My heart just broke when I came to a memorial page for BA. He set high standards and lived up to them - the rest of the Marines couldn't help but follow in example. He was such a gentleman and good friend It breaks my heart tremendously and I hate that I didn't get to say more to him before he left this world. I don't know if family continues to read the postings, but just know he has always had a special place in my heart.
Kathy Head (Elquist) - former Marine Sgt.
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Sgt Kathy Head (Elquist)(1982-1989)
Marines - Camp Smith HI

September 28, 2008

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