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

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!

Lisa
Niece

December 29, 2011

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

Lisa
Niece

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!

Lisa
Niece

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

Anonymous

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'

Lisa
niece

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
Niece

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

Lisa
Niece

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

Lisa
Niece

April 4, 2009

RIP-You are still missed

Current Patrolman
FLPD

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

Lisa
niece

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

Lisa
Niece

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

Lisa
Neice

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 it....love & miss you....

Lisa
Niece

December 25, 2008

you are remembered today and thank you sir for your service

vandenberghe
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
Sergeant
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

December 12, 2007

Dave,
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

Dave..
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.
DW

FLPD Dispatcher
FLPD

July 17, 2007

I was on motors when you were transfered. We both lived in Sunrise and I dropped of a couple of used white motor shirts until you could get some ordered. You were a proud Coast Guardsman. We ribbed you about your bald spot and called you "Monk." The name seemed to fit. I cried at your funeral and hugged your wife. I told her how you weren't supposed to die. I see here now and then. She's doing fine. Rest in peace.

Sergeant James M. Wright (retired)
Fort Lauderdale (FL) Police Dept.

February 11, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

December 29, 2006

ITS SOUNDS LIKE THUNDER FAR AWAY...

It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.

They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.

Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.

So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.

By

Author Unknown

Rest in Peace, Brother…

Corporal Gregory A. Cohn
Florida Highway Patrol - St. Augustine

March 17, 2006

Rest in peace.

Det. A. Johnson
FLPD

February 17, 2006

Dave,... I miss working with you and enjoying those Sunday morning coffee's I am sure that your keeping traffic under control on gods highways. Until we meet again, my friend,....

Sutton, M.S.
FLPD

December 23, 2005

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