Stillwater police officer dies after suffering rare illness

Officer Brienne Heroux of the Stillwater Police Department died Sunday night at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, after suffering from complications due to a rare syndrome that affects pregnant women. Full Story
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GSD Fan

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Sep 14, 2009
Rest in peace, Bri.

Andy and Leland, we're all praying for you and your family, friends, and co-workers during this difficult time. Your brothers and sisters in blue are here for you and will help you in any way we can.
The Big Bopper

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Sep 14, 2009
Such a loss! Prayers for her and for her family!
Just a Citizen

Avon, MN

#3 Sep 14, 2009
So Sad! This story just brought tears to my eyes instantly! I feel so bad for this young family! May Officer Brienne Heroux rest in peace and may her husband and baby son know the comfort and peace of their loved ones, friends and fellow peace officers during this most difficult time. God Bless You All!
Vikings Fan

Rochester, MN

#5 Sep 14, 2009
My sympathies to her husband Andy and baby Leland. Another fine peace officer from our great state to tragically loose her life recently. May she rest in peace, and god bless! And let's never forget our police officers and soldiers!
common good

Hudson, WI

#7 Sep 14, 2009
God Bless this family and watch over them. Another fellow brother and sister affected by the utmost of tragedy. Hearts and prayers are with you.
hastings

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Sep 14, 2009
God bless this family and this fine Officer.
Truly very tragic.

Since: Sep 09

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Sep 14, 2009
RIP Bri.
RIP

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Sep 14, 2009
This is a Sad story. My thoughts and prayers are with this family at this time, Best of luck to the husband and newborn son of this fallen officer.

Stay Strong to the husband your baby needs you.
Sara

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Sep 14, 2009
I also wanted to cry after reading this story. May your family find some peace in the time that you had together with Bri. I will pray for your family.
Cindy Stainker

Haines City, FL

#14 Sep 14, 2009
I read this on Kare11.com also, how sad she never got to know her baby, and how sad for him that he will never know his mother. Rest in Peace Officer Heroux.
Budwieser

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Sep 14, 2009
Really sad to hear about such a tragic loss to her family and the community. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Jeff

Burnsville, MN

#19 Sep 14, 2009
So sad, God bless this family.
Sonya Wells

Green Bay, WI

#25 Sep 14, 2009
This is such a very sad story! My heart goes out to the family & friends of Brienne!=( My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!
Friend of a Friend

Burnsville, MN

#26 Sep 14, 2009
I am so happy to see all who are so caring and have taken time out their day to say some nice things and pray for this family. I actually went to school with Bri and while I didn't know her personally, I was friends with someone that she grew up with and was considered family....Mr. Ron Ryan Jr....You sir are an arrogant jerk who doesn't even deserve to have your post seen on here. If you have an issue with it, take it up with the police department themselves...do not vent it out here where her family and friends can read this....for all you know they may be saving all of these messages and possibly one day her son will read them. I can only say to you sir that I pray that when it is your time to go that you have as many loved ones surrounding you, if not, than you will obviously know why.
RIP Bri...You were such a beautiful person and will always be missed...Prayers and loving hugs to her family and friends and especially the baby boy.
So sad

Saint Paul, MN

#28 Sep 14, 2009
I worked for the SPPD for a few years and knew Andy Heroux. He is one of the nicest officers on that department. My heart goes out to him on the loss of his wife.

RIP Brianne.
gina

Saint Paul, MN

#31 Sep 14, 2009
Bri you are a true hero who has given life to three as you lose your own. May you watch over your beautiful son and husband, and God bless you for saving two additional lives through the use of your kidneys. What a generous and loving person- you are an example for us all!
Mike Lindholm

Stillwater, MN

#35 Sep 14, 2009
An absolute tragedy to a wonderful woman!!! A total tragedy to her family, the police family and to the entire community of Stillwater. I will miss her smiling face, her messages and our coffee stops at KT. Watch over us Bri....Lindy 140
Choices in life

Minneapolis, MN

#61 Sep 15, 2009
Bri Heroux just happened to pick a profession that tends to honor their dead. I'm sorry that whomever you work for, or your family doesn't do the same for you, but you made the choice in life to be a troll. While you sit at your desk at work reading the paper on company time, sipping coffee from the company pot, waisting company time, think long and hard if a couple gallons of gas to escort a good cop's body back home is worth being a dink about.

Before you make your posts on how cops suck or how this was a waste of taxpayer money- turn your attention to the time & money you or your employer waste every day on trivial things.
Gary from Plymouth

Minneapolis, MN

#77 Sep 15, 2009
linokid wrote:
<quoted text>Well I've progressed from **** to the dullest knife thats a start. College grad thank you. Im not disrespecting the dead. Provide the memorial at the cost out of your pocket, I had no say as to what memorial one should have, but in a way I paid for it, really went a lot farther then need be, God bless!!
I work for a large private company in the Twin Cities area. In 2003, my wife was killed when she was hit by a drunk driver as she jogged along a road whiel we vacationed on the east coast. I notified my company as I would not be back to work as scheduled.

My company flew some co-workers, my wife's family and some of her friends out east to accompany my wife back to Minnesota. I never saw a bill. It was an immense kindness and I am eternally grateful to my company for doing this. I remain a grateful and dedicated employee to the company. As a happy employee, I know I contribute more time and effort to making my company strong.

You--almost undoubtedly--helped pay for this as well as you likely use this company on an almost daily basis.

Companies that do kindnesses for their employees who are grieving foster better employees, even more dedicated to their jobs. In the end, it makes good business sense.

I don't recall anyone telling my company that taking care of their employees was a bad business decision. Given the relative importance of police officers in my life, I am glad that the police leaders who authorized this fine young woman's colleagues to escort her had the foresight to treat their employees well. I am confident that those employees will be even more dedicated to their important jobs.

Thank you, police leaders for having the courage to do right by your employees.
From our family to yours

Minneapolis, MN

#78 Sep 15, 2009
Andy, I just wanted to say I am so sorry for your loss. We happend to be in the St Johns NICU the night your wife delievered visiting our baby girl.
Im so sorry your story had to end like this.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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