Saturday, May 14, 2011

In memory of Brian....

 Sgt. Brian Dulle

I know that my blog is a happy place for inspiration and creativity, but I wanted to post this in remembrance of my childhood friend who was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, during a high speed chase.  He was a Warren County deputy sheriff for the past 13 years.  I haven't spoken to or seen Brian in a number of years, but Brian was such a big part of my life growing up.  We lived in the same neighborhood, went all through school together and our families were close friends.  Brian was always the comedian.  He always had the perfect one liner or comeback to make you laugh and smile.  I have so many happy memories, but his sense of humor is what stands out in my mind.

My heart goes out to his wife and three children, and to his parents and siblings.  I am asking all of my papercrafting friends and community to pray for Brian and his family.

Brian's oldest daughter, Maddie has battled cancer twice in her ten years.  Brian and his family started an organization called Maddie's Hope several years ago to raise money and awareness for children suffering from cancer.  If you are of the means, I have provided a link to the website for donations in Brian's memory.  They are also on facebook for those of you who prefer that network.

12 comments:

Lynn said...

Emily, thanks so much for sharing Brian with us. My thoughts and prayers have been with his family and friends all week. May he rest in peace. A life taken way too young. God bless him.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

I am so sorry Emily!!!!My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Brians family!!!

Hugs

TeenaBugg38 said...

Prayers for that family...all of that is more than enough for a couple of lifetimes. Please keep our troops in your daily prayers as well.....

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I am so sorry, Emily!! I am touched by any soldier who would die for our freedom. Praying for your friend's family--and wow! What trials he has been through--but praise God that he was never alone and that we will see him again in heaven!! Praying for all!!! <3

lynn said...

oh, emily, i'm so sorry! his family will be in my prayers.

Jenna Barber said...

Emily, this is such a tragic loss. Brian has a beautiful family. Watching how this all unfolded was purely devastating! It seems he has touch many hearts and is continuing to do so today! It's incredible how you can spend years away from someone, but the impact they left on your heart never fades away. I am sorry you lost this childhood friend. I can see you will never forget him. I have been praying for this family for a while now and will continue to do so. Life isn't always "peaches and cream" and I am glad you shared this with us here on your blog.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OOPS!! I missed that he was an officer. I still thank him and anyone who serves to protect us!!! <3

Virginia L. said...

This is ,indeed, very sad! My heart goes out to Brian and his family! What a tragic loss. Thank you for writing this post as people like Brian served the country and world so selflessly! God Bless America!

Noelle Reese said...

Oh E!! BRian and everyone who loved him are in my prayers. I am so sorry.

Lynn McAuley said...

My heart and prayers go out to Brian's family and friends! What a tragic loss to all.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

So sorry for the loss of your friend. Prayers go out to his family and friends. What a great cause he & his family started. He was truly an angel to help out children with cancer.

Janeen said...

Thinking of you and the family. Prayers go out to all. So much heartache in this world that we don't see. and right this moment their hearts will be consumed with grief. May God hold them.