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Police Officer Patrick O. Briggs

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, June 20, 1990

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Reflections for Police Officer Patrick O. Briggs

Officer Briggs,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens Phoenix. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 20, 2020

Never forgotten! Always in our hearts dear friend with your smile & humor!!

Especially for your sister: sending heartfelt condolences for all your losses.

Suzie Woods
Friend

June 20, 2018

Your Birthday ❤️

Boo
Pat's Sister

September 7, 2017

Your Birthday ❤️

Boo
Pat's Sister

September 6, 2017

My son has shin splints and I remember when Pat was in the police academy and got them. I wish he were here to help Ian. I miss you Pat. ❤

Boo
Sister

May 16, 2017

You are still loved and missed ❤️

Boo
Sister

May 16, 2016

Just thinking of my cousin Patrick while tracing me family tree. Oh, Boo, I just read the above...I am so sorry about Timmy.. oh my gosh much LOVE and prayers sent your way. no words, crying. Love you, Barbara Briggs

A Cousin of Patrick's
A Cousin of Patrick's

September 11, 2015

It is so nice to come here and see sonny people who still live and think of Pat. 25 years ago and some days it still feels like yesterday! My brother, Pat's death shaped our family for ever. Since then my Dad passed away 15 years ago and nowy little brother Tim died in May.
I hope these men I love so much are all together now!
Pat was a hero and a leader and I miss him. I hope he and Dad are taking good care of Timmy.

Boo
Pat's sister

September 6, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 21, 2015

Pat was my friend. When I first moved to Arizona, he looked after me. He was like my brother. We shared stories, laughter, fun time and friends. He left such a lasting impression. I'm not sure he knew what a truly wonderful person he was. He was so fun and funny. He made me laugh when I thought I couldn't and he brightened my world. I think about Pat often. I talk about him with my friends who also knew him. We laugh at the fun times we all had together. As my son graduates and makes decisions about his future, I'm reminded of conversations Pat and I had when we were young about our future,...wondering what to do next. Pat was good, strong and solid. He made me want to try harder to be a better person. I'm am forever grateful to have known him and call him my friend and he is always with me.

Shelly
friend

June 12, 2015

Rest in Peace Bro, we have the Watch

Policeman
Phoenix Police, Brother in Blue

January 28, 2014

I went to high school with Pat. We were in A.F.J.R.O.T.C. together. We also worked together at Smitty's when it was at Cave Creek Rd. and Hatcher. He was one of my best friends. He and another friend, Randy, went for a ride in Pat's jeep. We got into a very bad accident on Skateboard Hill. You could always make anyone laugh!!!! Miss you a lot, Pat.

Sue Mull
Friend

December 29, 2013

I worked with Pat at Smitty's and clearly remember when he became a Phoenix officer and even more clearly when he died. He was indeed a jokester. He had a favorite prank he'd play on kids in the store. Back in the day, we had the Polaroid instant cameras. He'd taken a picture of a mature gentleman in the store and held onto it. He'd slide that pic into an empty film pack and load it into a camera. Then he'd spy an unsuspecting child and tell them it was a magic camera, it will show you what you'll look like in 50 years (or so, depending on the estimated age of the child). He'd take the child's picture, the image of the old man would be ejected, and he'd show the kid the picture. The kid's eyes would get big as saucers. Good stuff man!! I'll never forget Pat and his sense of humor.

Neil Sellards

November 6, 2013

Today Pat would have been 51.

Boo

September 6, 2013

today is the 23rd anniversary :( I will never forget this date!!...our neighborhood (Carol Ann Way) was never the same!!
we miss you PAT!! rip!!

Dave and Cindy
neighbor

June 20, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 20, 2013

I just found all of these lovely reflections. Thank You all for the kind words and love.

Boo

May 16, 2013

Thank you who ever you are that wrote about Pat and his photo album. I am Pat's sister and he did have a wonderful smile, and was a joker! It is nice to know others still think of him!

Boo

May 16, 2013

I have thought of Pat throughout the years. For some reason I was really thinking about him today. So I typed his name on the web and found this page. I met Pat in 1987 when I worked 500 at the front desk on temporary light duty. I will never forget the time when he duped me. He and Harper were partners on days and they had this photo album they would carry around. One day I couldn't take it anymore, I wanted a look. So I asked Pat for a look. He told me it was his Wedding album. I said ah, how cute is that, you carry it around like that. He said Yep, everyone in this album has giving me something so in return I carry it with me. I thought it was the most lovely thing for him to say. I asked if I could see it. He said sure, but let me warn you some of those people at my wedding are kind of scary. I said I could handle it. So he opens it and it was so funny, cause all the photos were of subjects they encounter during their daily patrols, some very colorful transients, if you could imagine the area. I had to ask. What to this people give you? His response, "a job silly". Pat always had the greatest smile, he was just a happy guy. When I heard of Pat's passing I was shocked and sadden. I have attended many officer's funeral throughout the years, but I have never forgotten his. To this day, I can not drive on the I-10 stack without taking a quick glance over at his final resting place and think of him. Pat I still miss you and your craziness!!

Anonymous

August 21, 2012

Officer Briggs,
On today, the 22nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Phoenix. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

June 20, 2012

Almost twenty (20) years have elapsed since you lost your life while protecting your community. Thank you for your bravery, duty, and ultimate sacrifice. May God Bless and comfort your family and friends. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

June 18, 2010

Pat was my best friend in High School.He was the happiest kid I knew .His family were down to earth nice folks.You could always tell his sister "Boo"loved him with all her heart.We saw each other occassinally as the years went by.You could tell he was a man with purpose and conviction.
Now 19 years have gone by since his passing.I think of him fondly and remember the good times we had together and cherish these memories as some of the happiest I've ever known,or ever will.

Scott Terdine
Friend

September 28, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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

Anonymous

June 20, 2009

Patrick,
Today we attended the unveiling of your memorial plackard at the site of your unfortunate accident.

We were honored to have been asked to represent your family at this event. We told everyone what a great "ring bearer" you were at our wedding, what a fantastic young man you were, and what a fabulous officer you had been.

We met the family of officer Wayne Scott, wonderful people, who had the same heart break as we did when Wayne met the same fate as you did, at the same location twelve years later than you. Wayne's memorial plackard was unveiled at the same time as yours.

You and Wayne are both highly respected, loved, admired, and truly missed.

Rest in peace

Mike & Susan Long
Friends Close enough to be family

September 10, 2008

Pat was my Recruit Training Officer in the academy in 1990. Shortly after graduation, I saw Pat on the street riding his motor. He acted like it would not start so he asked me for a push start. Being a brand new Officer in training, there I was in the middle of summer, in Phoenix, with all my gear on, pushing Pat on his motorcycle down the middle of the street. I pushed and pushed but he never let the clutch out to start it. Pat then looked back at me after about a block or two, laughed and started the motorcycle and flew off down the street. I was obviously duped. That is one of the things I miss the most, Pat's sense of humor. Rest in peace my brother. Till we meet again in heaven.

Officer David Hopkins #5285
Phoenix Police Department

Officer David Hopkins #5285
Phoenix Police Department

September 9, 2008

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