Brotherhood of Fire


*** PLEASE SHARE this honorable post… “The Empty Table” … A TOUCHING MEMORIAL to ALL Fallen Firefighters who (although in spirit)… sadly will not be joining us in person this holiday season.… The empty table honors those Firefighters who are no longer with us.  The Firefighters who were to sit here died in the line of duty and made the supreme sacrifice. The table is set for 2. Two in and two out…the Firefighter’s rule. The empty chairs represent who went in, and never came out. The white table cloth represents the purity of attention the fallen comrades possess. On each plate there is salt which symbolizes the tears shed by family, friends and all who suffer the pain of losing the Firefighters. There is a slice of lemon representing the bitterness of faith felt by those left behind. The inverted glass is a reminder that these Firefighters are no longer with us. The red rose denotes the ultimate sacrifice and shows that we mourn, honor and miss them. The white rose represents those friends that still breathe. The last item is the Firefighter’s Flag “Loyal to Our Duty”. It reminds us of the Firefighters that are with us and all those that have gone before us.  Let this be a reminder that we are all brothers and sisters, that we still have respect…And… we will NEVER FORGET !“Brotherhood Strong”Brotherhood of Fire * “Empty Chair” photo was taken June 10, 2012 Lawrence, MA Memorial Sunday by Steven Walsh. He was invited to photograph the event and they also honored his father Joseph F. Walsh III who died from job related cancer April 27, 2012
*** PLEASE SHARE this honorable post…

“The Empty Table” … A TOUCHING MEMORIAL to ALL Fallen Firefighters who (although in spirit)… sadly will not be joining us in person this holiday season.


The empty table honors those Firefighters who are no longer with us.

The Firefighters who were to sit here died in the line of duty and made the supreme sacrifice.

The table is set for 2. Two in and two out…the Firefighter’s rule.

The empty chairs represent who went in, and never came out.

The white table cloth represents the purity of attention the fallen comrades possess.

On each plate there is salt which symbolizes the tears shed by family, friends and all who suffer the pain of losing the Firefighters.

There is a slice of lemon representing the bitterness of faith felt by those left behind.

The inverted glass is a reminder that these Firefighters are no longer with us.

The red rose denotes the ultimate sacrifice and shows that we mourn, honor and miss them.

The white rose represents those friends that still breathe.

The last item is the Firefighter’s Flag “Loyal to Our Duty”. It reminds us of the Firefighters that are with us and all those that have gone before us.

Let this be a reminder that we are all brothers and sisters, that we still have respect…

And… we will NEVER FORGET !


“Brotherhood Strong”

Brotherhood of Fire


* “Empty Chair” photo was taken June 10, 2012 Lawrence, MA Memorial Sunday by Steven Walsh. He was invited to photograph the event and they also honored his father Joseph F. Walsh III who died from job related cancer April 27, 2012

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Law Enforcement United’s

Annual Memorial Bicycle Ride

"The Road to Hope"

600 Members

250+ Miles

2 Routes

1 Mission

Each May our membership comes together in Chesapeake, VA & Reading, PA to participate in an annual bicycle trek to Washington, DC. The routes are 250+ miles long and Law Enforcement Officers, and Survivors nationwide make this arduous journey pedaling to honor the service and sacrifice of their law enforcement colleagues and family members who have died in the line of duty.  Our membership is also comprised of logistical support including motor escorts, medical staff, food, hotel, and transportation support team members who support each of these riders during the three day journey.The officers and survivors also ride to raise awareness of and provide monetary support to Concerns of Police Survivors© (C.O.P.S.) and Officer Down Memorial Page© (O.D.M.P.).” 

Learn more: 
http://www.lawenforcementunited.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1523949 

Remember the Fallen. 
R.I.P. 

Imperial County Sheriff, California - Photo taken at the 2009 California Peace Officer’s Memorial Ceremony in Sacramento, California.

Imperial County Sheriff, California - Photo taken at the 2009 California Peace Officer’s Memorial Ceremony in Sacramento, California.

Thin Blue Family crest  Check out the Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc on Facebook

Thin Blue Family crest 
Check out the Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc on Facebook

Submitted by rangerofthemojave This is the LAPD Academy  Officer’s Mural. 

Submitted by rangerofthemojave
This is the LAPD Academy  Officer’s Mural. 

This picture is not close to the amount of officers that showed up for the memorial service for Officer Jamie Buenting of the Rockwell City PD, Iowa.  Sad day but shows how law enforcement brothers and sisters will come together. Officer Buenting was shot and killed during a standoff at a home.Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/21832-police-officer-jamie-buenting#ixzz2fItgtsrs

This picture is not close to the amount of officers that showed up for the memorial service for Officer Jamie Buenting of the Rockwell City PD, Iowa.  Sad day but shows how law enforcement brothers and sisters will come together. Officer Buenting was shot and killed during a standoff at a home.

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/21832-police-officer-jamie-buenting#ixzz2fItgtsrs

Bryan and College Station ladder trucks form an arch as Bryan Fire Engine 5, carrying the remains of fallen firefighter and 32-year veteran Lt. Greg Pickard, passes Bryan Fire Station 5 on Villa Maria Road, where Pickard worked. Fire and rescue trucks from across Texas held a mile-long procession in Pickard’s honor Sunday.

Bryan and College Station ladder trucks form an arch as Bryan Fire Engine 5, carrying the remains of fallen firefighter and 32-year veteran Lt. Greg Pickard, passes Bryan Fire Station 5 on Villa Maria Road, where Pickard worked. Fire and rescue trucks from across Texas held a mile-long procession in Pickard’s honor Sunday.

"God forbid the days we wrap our shields in black"

"God forbid the days we wrap our shields in black"

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Nassau County Police ESU 2424, In Memory of P.O. Arthur Lopez