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Sergeant Timothy Michael Mossbrucker

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, April 28, 1995

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Reflections for Sergeant Timothy Michael Mossbrucker

Sgt. Timothy Mossbrucker: 26 years ago, I worked at the bank where you worked after hours as our security guard. Thinking of you, may you be resting still in peace to this day. You were a great individual!! I have never forgotten you and the day we lost you.

Charles Richard Chandler

July 18, 2021

Sgt. Timothy Mossbrucker: 26 years ago, I worked at the bank where you worked after hours as our security guard. Thinking of you, may you be resting still in peace to this day. You were a great individual!! I have never forgotten you and the day we lost you.

Charles Richard Chandler

July 18, 2021

Rest in peace Sergeant Mossbrucker.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 22, 2020

Sgt. Mossbrucker,
I missed writing this on the anniversary of your death. I was there that day, as an EMS provider. I will never forget your sacrifice. May you rest in peace, and may your family also experience peace.

EMS agency

April 30, 2020

Sgt. Mossbrucker,
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 Jefferson County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 28, 2020


Hard to believe it's been 25 years ago today. I'm sure a day doesn't go by wherein Lynn and your kids don't think of you. I moved away years ago, but I suspect they all have families if their own now. Jeffco still misses you, and so do all the lives you touched while you were here. God's perpetual Blue Light shines through, and upon you my friend.

Ken Morgan
Former Arvada PD

April 28, 2020

It was like any other day. We had a field trip to the local roller-skating arena. I was in the sixth grade.

On the way there, we heard there was a shooting at the Albertson’s grocery store in our neighborhood. I was sad to hear about it, but I carried on with my day.

When I got back to the school, my dad called me to say my mom wouldn’t be picking me up from school as usual. She was at the grocery store at the time of the shooting. In that first moment, my heart sank. He then told me she’s fine, but she’s still at the scene to answer questions etc.

She suffered PTSD in the weeks and months that followed as she was extremely close in proximity to the people who were shot to death.

I remember the name Mossbrucker as the name of the police man who arrived at the scene but never got out of his patrol car. Today, so many years later, I came across the name of a teacher at the local elementary school with the same last name.

I assume it is his daughter. Then I suddenly had the memories of that day flood back to me. Our lives carried, but I can’t imagine how changed the family of this officer became. Now I’m a mother of 3 small children, and I can’t imagine the pain his expectant wife had to bear with so many children to care for alone.

I wanted to take a moment to let whoever reads this now how thankful I was that my mother came home safely that day, and that I still pray for this family and their sacrifice.

God Bless.

Suraiya Syed
Daughter of eye witness

August 28, 2019

Dear Mossbrucker Family:

I was a college intern in the investigations section at the Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Department the day Sgt. Mossbrucker was killed. I helped videotape the interview of his killer. At the time, I was overwhelmed with the enormity of the incident and the loss your family suffered. It really made me rethink a career in law enforcement. What I experienced in the days that followed; the true passion of the deputies investigating the murders, the outpouring of support from the community and the courage and strength you all showed pushed me back on course. Now, after 20 years in law enforcement and with a family of my own, I still think of that day, Sgt. Mossbrucker and you all. I am so sorry for the sacrifice you endured to keep our community safe. Thank you.

D. Burke

April 3, 2018

Thinking of Tim and all of his brothers and sisters in Jeff. Co. on the 21st anniversary of his death. I am the Deputy Sheriff I am today, because of the lessons he taught me 29 years ago as my FTO. Thank you Tim!

Division Chief
Boulder County Sheriff's Office

April 28, 2016

I want to tell you that I still think of you and the children and also your husband Tim. I recently received an note about an event at "Mossbrucker Park". How wonderful to have a park named for Tim. Wishing you the best and hoping all the children are grown and healthy.
Joyce Hahn Sedlacek MD

Joyce Sedlacek MD
Pediatrician to the Mossbrucker family

March 18, 2016

Dear Tim,

As we approach the 20th anniversary of your EOW, I find myself slipping back to the familiar darkness I visit every spring since 4/28/95. Today I spent some time looking through newspaper clippings from the day you were murdered, the days that followed and your funeral.

The enormity of the pain inflicted on us and the horror of the wounds inflicted on you is still hard to grasp. I did not know how to go on living. With time I found a way.

Please know that I attempt to honor you every day of my life and carry your memory and memories of our life together with me always.

"Pain forever, but the broken heart still beats."

I love you, Tim, and miss you more than words can express.


Lynn Mossbrucker

April 19, 2015

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 4, 2015

Tim was a great guy. I remember the day he first came in to apply as a dispatcher with the Sheriff's Department. I was working the front desk which we did way back then.
He was an excellent dispatcher and went on to be an outstanding deputy rising up through the ranks.
It was a sad day when this happened...we all lost a great friend, a family member and just a really good person !!

I've moved on in law enforcement but Tim comes to mind on a regular basis.

Investigator Randy Williamson
18th Judicial District Attorney's Office

October 31, 2014

I was a reserve deputy with JCSD (as it was called back then). Tim was my first supervising Sargent. He was born to be a cop, it was in his DNA, incredible man. I have moved on to another profession in another country but think of him often and wonder how his family is. He was murdered on my birthday so I have that.

Timothy Betters Reserve Deputy
Jefferson County Sheriffs Department

April 21, 2014

I am a former deputy for JCSO and worked in detentions for only a year. However, during academy, the memory of Sgt. Mossbrucker was instilled in us. I remember for PT jogging by the memorial for the fallen deputies. Although I never met Sgt. Mossbrucker, several of the academy administrative staff knew him well and made sure his memory lived on.

I am a cyclist and name my routes after law enforcement and military vets. Today, I did a 27 mile ride and named it after Sgt. Mossbrucker. I hope the family has a merry Christmas and knows that he will never be forgotten.

Dave White

December 18, 2013

Dear Lynn and Family,
After all of these years I just wanted you to know that I still place a flower every year on Tim's grave for Memorial Day. After he died I saw you occasionally at different events. I was an Explorer Scout with he a Chuck, so many years ago. I just wanted you to know he is NEVER FORGOTTEN by the people he touched. He was the EXCEPTIONAL man who really Realized All of Our Young Dreams.

Yvonne Fitzpatrick
Friend from Explorer Scouts

December 5, 2013

All these years later, the loss of Sgt Mossbrucker is frequently on my mind. I was there that day, although I didn't have any direct contact with your husband. I was the flight nurse that arrived at the scene by helicopter, and was assigned another victim,Terry Petrosky, as my patient. I am so very sorry for your loss.

T. Hayes
formerly of Flight For Life - Denver

May 6, 2013

Dear Tim, Eighteen years ago your life was taken away and in many ways my life and the lives of our children ended too. Our family is broken, not only by your absence but by the pointless violence responsible for that absence.

Earnest Hemingway wrote "The world breaks everybody and then some become strong at the broken places." I was broken, shattered,when you died and I have become strong in all those broken places. So, strong. I hope you are proud of me. My struggle has been long and not always pretty but I have always done the best I could for everyone involved. The family you and I knew together no longer exists but that only makes me value the family that I still have all the more.

My life is blessed in more ways than I can name and I am so grateful for the good things & people in my life. But I want you to know that hardly a single hour has gone by since that horrible day (4/28/95) that I have not thought about you, have not missed you to the depths of my soul.

I will always love you, Tim


Lynn Mossbrucker

April 28, 2013

Dear Sgt. Mossbrucker,

I just wanted to say thank you for your service, your sacrifice and for your son Alex.

You have a son that you would be proud of sir, he is now a veteran; as he served his country as a Military Police Officer in Afghanistan, honoring you. He grew up to be a wonderful husband to my daughter and a good father to your granddaughter and grandson, He is hardworking, all American and such a blessing to those in your family and friends.

You gave him a shining example of what Honor and Respect is.

Well done.

Tammy Tucker Saul

March 9, 2013


Timmy brought this page to my attention today. He is really struggling with the fact he never got to know you Dad. We all miss you so much....

The pain of losing you when I was 12 years old hasn't gotten any easier like people said it would. I have just learned how to live it. Continue to live my life in a way that I hope makes you proud.

You have 4 granddaughters and a grandson. I tell them stories about their Papa Tim. You will always live on through them and myself. They love you a miss too.

The hardest day, besides the day we buried you. Was the day I walked down the aisle to be married without you. I reserved a seat for you right in front.

You now have been gone longer then I have had the privilege to know you. Reading other people's memories about you been so heart warming. It's nice to know you haven't been forgotten by JCSO. (If anyone has a story of my Dad I would love to hear them!! Please feel free to email me at [email protected])

I love you Dad!!! It feels so good to write that.

Love your sunshine,

Annie Boes

March 8, 2013

It has been 18 years! Everyday you told me to do my best. The day you "got mad at me" made me the Detention Specialist that I am today. Tim you were not only a great man and cop but an even better teacher. Brother you are in heaven making it a welcome place for all of us.

JCSO Detention Specialist

January 5, 2013

Sergeant Mossbrucker - Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends who have survived you. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You are a true hero; the bravest of the brave and I salute you. Rest in peace my friend.

Judson Miller
Son of Paul Miller -JCSO EOW 06-17-87

May 2, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Mossbrucker. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 26, 2012

Sergeant Mossbrucker - You were obviously leading from the front. Thanks for your example of courage and leadership. Two Fridays ago, I stood in the State Assembly chamber, when your name was one of the almost 250 read off during a motion regarding next month's Police Memorial Week. We will, at that time, wear our mourning bands in memory of all who have fallen in service to our communities. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service to the people of Jefferson County and the State of Colorado. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

May 3, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 28, 2010

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