Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer David L. Brower

Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, December 29, 1994

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Reflections for Patrol Officer David L. Brower

Not a day goes by that at some point Dad you don’t cross my mind. You weren’t here when I got married or had your grandchildren but I have always kept you alive and taught them about you. As your youngest grandchild is set to graduate in a week I see so much of you in him. I hope you have found your peace Dad, I miss you and love you.

Stacy Brower-Tracy

May 23, 2022

Miss and ❤ you Uncle D - big hugs!


December 29, 2021

Uncle D - hope you & dad are having fun :) Aunt B and I have been swapping food recipes & pics :) wish you were here. Until we meet again- we love & miss you lots!


December 30, 2020

Hi Uncle D - can't believe it's been 25 yrs since you had to go. Aunt B and I have still keep in touch - we wish you could have been with us physically on our last trip - I know you would have loved it.
Hope you and dad are having lots of laughs and know that you are both missed and that the world is not as funny without you - although we know you both are always watching over us. Until we meet again keep on keeping on :)


December 29, 2019

Rest in peace Patrol Officer Brower.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 26, 2019

HEROES live forever and you sir are a hero. May you continue to rest in peace.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

December 29, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrol Officer Brower. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Hey Uncle D - We had another exciting holiday :) As usual you must have been on watch :) Miss you and hope you are having fun :) hugs!


December 29, 2011

Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday dear Uncle D ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•Happy Birthday to you!! Big hugs!


February 2, 2011

Hi Uncle D, Just wanted to say hi :) and that we are thinking of you. Hallmark made this great ornament this year of a penguin cop busting people for peeking at presents lol :) It so reminds me of you and was meant to be on my tree as it was the very last one :) even sounds like you. Can't wait for everyone to hear it :) Miss you much and thank you for keeping dad around here for me :) Love ya!


December 30, 2010

Gone but not forgotten, we will never forget the heroes who have given their all to protect us, the citizens of Florida. You are not forgotten.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


December 29, 2010

You must be sprinkling good luck dust over dad - he's had 2 clean reports in a row (the dr's are amazed). He has a cracker jack team team taking care of him :) He looks the best he looked in a long time. Thank you for keeping watch over us : ) We miss and luv ya :) Lis'


July 30, 2010

Uncle D,

Hope you are partying upstairs :) We sure do miss you and Dad sure could use your sense of humor right now :) But I know you are still keeping watch over him. Big hugs 2 you.....

Junette Lisa Brower Wilson

December 29, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.
I pray for solace for those who miss and love you for I know the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 29, 2009

Hey Uncle D,

Just wanted to say hi and tell you we will be celebrating with Chris tomorrow - he bought a house - he sure has grown up. don't fall over :) Everyone is doing well and I am volunteering with a K-9 unit here now. Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you! Big hugs! Lisa


May 25, 2009

Well Uncle D,

I am sure you are looking down here in disbelief. People have literally lost their minds and can't cope with anything. I can hear you and dad talking about it now :) I have met a lot of friends on PL and we all taking good care of each other :) Just wanted to say hi and let you know we are holding down the fort! Love & miss you! Lisa


April 4, 2009

RIP-You are still missed

Current Patrolman

March 26, 2009

Hey Uncle D, I'm sure you saw but you have some help coming your way....we lost a few in Cali over the weekend and several of them were motor guys too. Met a new a friend and he says EOW is not "end of watch" it's "Eternally on Watch" which I know you are:) Big hugs to you & know we are thinking of you :) Keep everybody safe:) Lis


March 23, 2009

Hey Uncle D,

Just wanted to wish you a Happy Bday today! Just wanted to let you know we thought of you today and hope you partying it up with Penny & Sonny & the gang....Big hugs! Lisa


February 2, 2009

Well Uncle D. it’s been 14 yrs since you had to go & take care of business upstairs. We miss you and think about you often and know that you are still watching over us.

I've met a lot of interesting people in the last few months as result of running into a gang unit/k-9 officer in a small beach town here in Cali. He was inquiring about the C.O.P.S. plate holders & ribbon on our car. He had lost his partner a few years ago. Funny since in 14 yrs no one has ever said anything about C.O.P.S. and I had to be in the middle of nowhere for it to happen (combined with the fire truck the previous day) so I figure it was a "sign" to get reconnected. I know you remember the Taz belt buckles I gave you & Barb for xmas they were cute even it they were big & heavy :) So I thought you would find it funny that I recently met an officer from FL with a nickname of Taz.:)
We still have the MGA, dad promises to at least get it running (lol ) and give it to me so your project will get finished eventually…... My mom is doing well and you would be proud of Chris he is doing great working on planes that are used to help put out fires :)

Hope you are having fun in the sun and of course still helping the elderly ladies find their cars in the parking lots! Big hugs & love you lots :) Lisa


December 29, 2008

Hi Uncle D,

Just wanted to say hi and let you know everyone has just left after celebrating Christmas and that I remember that it was 14 yrs ago today that we last spoke about you coming to visit.....and though that physical trip was never made I know you are still watching over us. You always made Christmas special by trying to have the packages arrive xmas eve if possible and taping everything down really well so we couldn't peak:) I still have last bear you gave me and smile whenever I see & miss you....


December 25, 2008

you are remembered today and thank you sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 29, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 12, 2007

It's been a while since I backed you up on your last 10-50, and for that I am sad. I really loved your style, and try to follow your example to this very day. I'm sure that you are proud to know that I am now a traffic cop, just like you were. I will never forget how you made me feel welcomed when I started at the FLPD. You took me under your wing, and lead the way. I learned how to handle myself with violators from you and Sutton during our Sunday coffee breaks, a lesson that has kept me safe during thousands of stops since then. I teach at the police academy now, and use the example you two set for me as a tool. You help me to be able to show the way for the new rookies. They really pay attention when I discuss what I learned from you guys. I make them log into this site and read about what the job takes. It make the job more real for them, and shows them that things can go bad very quickly. I'm sure that you heard already, but we lost a BSO Sgt. during a shooting early this morning. He'll be coming to your next roll-call up there, so make him feel welcomed as the newest member of God's PD. And thank you my friend, for everything.

Fellow Traffic Cop
Forever FLPD

August 10, 2007

I will always remember my last visit to you in the hospital. I was told you loved jawbreakers and thats what you got, in a Superman bag. You are now Superman in a Super place. You are missed.

FLPD Dispatcher

July 17, 2007

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