Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Bryon S. Egelski

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, July 11, 1994

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Reflections for Trooper Bryon S. Egelski

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 11, 2020

Trooper Egelski,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Michigan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 11, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Egelski.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 9, 2019

After so many years I still remember what a great person Bryon was. He was a class act, a person you admire and could always make me laugh we had some fun times.. I still think of him when I see a State Police car, often with a heavy heart. Not only was he an excellent Trooper but a great person. He was so very proud to be a Michigan State Trooper.
Never forgotten.
Rebecca Fall

Rebecca Fall
Friend of Fallen Officer

August 20, 2016


Over twenty years has pasted since we parted and today I reflect on what you did for me. Prior to graduation from college you allowed me to ride with you multiple times to shadow you and your position. As I was considering becoming a MSP trooper. Because of your generosity it changed the direction of my life and I thank you for it every day. Your framed picture of you on the cover of Trooper magazine horoning you hangs behind my desk some twenty years later honoring you as a person, friend and trooper. Happy national law enforcement day my friend you live on. RIP!

Jeff Poosch
Honored friend

January 9, 2015

WOW, I can't believe its been 20yrs. You will never be forgotten!! RIP Bryon

Sgt Bill Clock
Ann Arbor, MI Police

July 11, 2014

Heroes live forever, Trooper Egelski, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of the great State of Michigan.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

July 11, 2013

Merry Christmas, Trooper Egelski, to you and your family.
Thank you for your sacrifice.

May God's peace be with you this holiday season!

Michigan State Police

December 14, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixteenth 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 11, 2010

16 years has passed my brother, but your legacy lives on strong as ever, especially in our household. Tedy gives full credit to you for us getting together all those years ago. I still get a laugh about how we were referred to as Batman & Robin on the street, but you always insisted I was Robin! Miss you dude, RIP my brother, until next year.

D/Sgt. Kyle McPhee
Former partner & best friend

July 11, 2010

Well brother it's been 15 years today since your tour ended, it still seems like 15 months to me. Stopped by the memorial at the TA today to say hi, it's nice only living a mile away from it. 383 lives on forever.

D/Sgt. Kyle McPhee- MSP
Best Friend & Former Partner- [email protected]

July 11, 2009

Bryon & I were friends since Jr. High in Alpena. I am thankful that I was priveleged to have known him. I will always have many great memories of our friendship! He will always be special and will never be forgotten.


February 19, 2009

Tpr Egelski
I didn't know you but it looks like you have a impacked not just on the community but the Tpr's you rode with.Im glad to go and serve the State of Michigan just like you and i hope to have a impacked just like you did.Thank you for you'r sacrifice.

Future MSP 121st recruit school

March 24, 2008


Got to thinking of you for some reason the other day. We didn't make great friends at Ferris, but I did have the opportunity to get to know you. Great conversationalist and softball player. Rest in peace, we'll take it from here.

Det Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police

March 21, 2008

Well today is your birthday. I wish you were here to enjoy it. It has been 13.5 years since you left us. I miss the talks we had, just to catch up. Reminicing about high school, football games (Ossineke Boys vs our older brothers and the townies from Alpena). Skiing , swimming at the beach and crusing around town in the "Tang." The parties we attended. The good times in collage and after you became an MSP Trooper. Thanks for being such an important part of my life! I will always treasure those great memories and past on to my kids how important it is to have a best friend who is always there for you in good times and bad. Your family and friends miss you and think of you often. As your spirit soars above and around us you will never be forgotten my friend. Curt 1-10-2008

Curtis Clark
Best Friend

January 10, 2008

Bryon, my Angel in Heaven,

I miss you so much every day. As one of your favorite holidays, Thanksgiving, has just gone by and Christmas is so close, it's still hard to get through these days. You always enjoyed all of the good food, family and of course, the gifts. I enjoyed doing this for you and waiting for you to come home to see your beautiful smile.
As we prepare for the Project Blue Light, your presence is with us. You and your fellow officers will always be remembered as long as I am able to do it.
Leslie misses her big brother very much.
I know God is building his "Army of Angels" and he has the best. Your job was so important to you.
I love you and have many great memories.



November 26, 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
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

November 15, 2007

My good friend. It seems everyday brings a memory of our times together. Little things. Seeing a red fastback. Hearing the word "junior". Batting gloves. Great memories. You're missed. Always will be.


August 14, 2007

Thank you for your service Trooper Egelski, your name will not be forgotten. Recently another Michigan officer, from GR, was added to this site. Help him out and show him the ropes of Heaven. Thanks again for all you did to protect the people of michigan.

wife of a michigan deputy

July 11, 2007

I think about you every time I "shake down" a "10-9" ride. Thanks for being there for me when I was a "cub". I miss you brother.

Tpr Steve Miller
Michigan State Police

May 3, 2007


I wish I had to chance to meet you. I know your mom and she is a very kind and caring person. She misses you so much and loves you endlessly. You are so missed, but we all know you are still amoung the ones that love you. Thank you for your service, Sir. I'm sure you've met Ryan by now. You two are truly Angels walking Heaven's beat.

God Speed my brother... You'll never be forgotten...

Lori Seguin-ret. Ft. Lauderdale Officer
Stepmother-Broward Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Seguin E.O.W. 2-15-06

April 24, 2007

God bless you and your family, friends and co-workers.

March 5, 2007

It has been twelve long years since we both partnered up that night for our last road patrol. I have moved on Bryon, but not without some lessons I learned from you, one being your favorite quote of being firm but fair at all cost. I have carried this wisdom into my new teaching world with me. Be assured, I think of you often and am proud to say I was there with you in the end.

Tpr. Danielle "Elly" TeunionSmith
Michigan State Police

August 22, 2006

It's been over a decade since you left us and, rest assured, no one has forgotten you. We never will. Your memorial plaque rests in our lobby (next to Sgt. Bolen's) and always will. I never met you, but consider you my Brother. Rest in peace.

MSP Richmond

May 22, 2006

Rest easy, Brother. You are not forgotten.

Michigan State Police

March 12, 2006

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