Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Brantley Nolan

Union Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, November 21, 1986

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Brantley Nolan

One of the kindest men I've ever known. His daughter Tammy and I were best friends. I spent alot of time at their home. Some of my fondest memories as a child.
When struggling with some things as a young adult he was there... a voice of authority I would listen to, someone I deeply respected and loved.

Melissa R. Meredith
(Lisa Richardson)

September 25, 2019

I love you daddy. I wish you were here to see all the grandkids and great grandkids you have. So many times I have needed you. We all have needed you. I can not wait to see you again.


March 7, 2015

It is so hard to believe that you have been gone so long. I miss you so much and think of you everyday. This is your special day although all your days must be special now. There are no words to really say what I feel so I'll just say, see you when I get there. Love you always.


May 15, 2014

Brantley, I miss you more than you will ever know. We got closer as we got older. I miss those big hugs. Sherry has always been a wonderful cousin to me. Your children are precious and those grands of yours are all adorable. Sherry has been so good about taking or going with Aunt Sylvia to the Nolan events. I am so glad I am friends on facebook with your girls. We get to keep up with each other. Tell Mother & Daddy I said hello and I miss them so much. I will see you & them again. Love you.

Sonya Nolan Aulds
1st cousin

November 21, 2012

Yesterday day you were finally joined by your dear sweet mother
I know she was so happy to finally be with you again. We tried our best to love her and take care of her the way that you would have. We miss you so much and will miss our grandmother. But we know how happy she is being with you. We love you!


October 24, 2012

Gone, but never forgotten. We miss and love you, always.

Brown Eyed Girls
Loved Ones

May 15, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 21, 2011

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service to law enforcement. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 20, 2008

"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

February 11, 2008

Rest in peace hero

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 30, 2007

May you Rest in Peace and may Our Lord comfort your loved ones.

November 21, 2006

I am honored to be one of the first to leave a reflection in your memory. On this anniversary of your passing and in the years to come, know that you will never be forgotten.

a citizen

November 21, 2004

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