Sunday, June 23, 2013

Off Duty Passes After Bike Accident

Injured almost 10 days ago, he passed earlier this week:
  • P.O. Brian McDevitt from 008 passed early this morning. Brian was taken off of life support following severe injuries that he sustained after he was struck by an SUV while riding his mountain bike. Brian was married with young children. Please keep him in your PRAYERS.

    Brian worked in 008 for the past 5 or 6 years. Before that he was in tru and 007 I believe. He was only in his early 30s with a wife and two very young children. He will be missed. Yes, he was a great policeman but more importantly he was a great person, husband and father.. Which is what really matters, not this job. God bless Brian. I'm sure we will be in the works to get a benefit or two going for his family.
Coverage at the Southtown Star. If a benefit is organized, someone e-mail us the info for posting.

UPDATE: From Father Dan Brandt:
  • Brian's wake is Tuesday from 3-9 at Blake Lamb Funeral Home (103/Cicero). St. Jude Service is at 1900 hrs as usual. Funeral Mass is Wednesday at 10:30 at St. Christina (111/Homan).

    He'll also be remembered at the next Police Mass (Sunday, 14 JUL, 1100-1130 hrs at Mercy Home - 1140 W. Jackson Blvd). Info at www.ChicagoPCM.org.

    Rest in peace, Brian.

    Fr. Dan Brandt
    CPD Chaplain

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33 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God bless Brian's wife, children and family and comfort them. Our prayers are with them.

6/23/2013 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Belly of the Beast said...

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6/23/2013 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brother! You were a great person.

6/23/2013 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This makes me speechless. Prayers for the poor family of this young man.

May God bless this fine P.O

6/23/2013 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brother

-Montana PO

6/23/2013 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace, our brother.

THIS post is about a deceased brother. There is a time and (another) place for that union stuff.
Kindly respect his memory.

6/23/2013 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP sir. Hopefully the CPMF will be there to help the family.
Simply tragic...

6/23/2013 07:09:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Very sad.

6/23/2013 07:41:00 AM  
Blogger Valiant Knight said...

God speed brother. Rest now.

6/23/2013 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian was a great person to work with back in 007. He ranks among the most nicest and genuine P.O.s I've had the honor to work with during 15 years on CPD.

He always loved cycling.

Not to besmirch the media coverage on this tragedy, but was the driver of the SUV at fault in this incident? Was the driver cited at all for injuring another person and now that person has died from his injuries? Was the driver DUI? Will additional charges be pending? Why no mention of what happened in this incident?

Brian, I saw you a few months ago and we had a great but brief chat. I am without words thinking about your passing.

God Bless your wife and children.

RIP Brian.

6/23/2013 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Fr. Dan Brandt said...

Brian's wake is Tuesday from 3-9 at Blake Lamb Funeral Home (103/Cicero). St. Jude Service is at 1900 hrs as usual. Funeral Mass is Wednesday at 10:30 at St. Christina (111/Homan).

He'll also be remembered at the next Police Mass (Sunday, 14 JUL, 1100-1130 hrs at Mercy Home - 1140 W. Jackson Blvd). Info at www.ChicagoPCM.org.

Rest in peace, Brian.

Fr. Dan Brandt
CPD Chaplain

6/23/2013 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God keep his soul and may he rest in peace. Our time on this earth is very short and precious, and I hope all the officers reading this keep in mind that we are never guaranteed tomorrow. Please remember that when you are gone, your children, family, and friends will not count the number of toys, presents, or money you gave them, but relive the memories you left behind in those special times you shared with them. They will remember your jokes that made them laugh, or maybe that special family recipe you passed down to them, your talent for fixing things, songs you loved, or that talent for fixing things around the house. These are the things that they will miss and cherish- not the overtime you put in for VRI, and not the extra cash you spent on that expensive gift that they wanted for a birthday. Please remember this and be safe.

6/23/2013 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GODSPEED brother, prayers for your family. Save me a place with the other Cpd family you will and are missed!

6/23/2013 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 12:12, not the place.

Godspeed, brother.

6/23/2013 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please let us know asap SCC as soon as you hear info for the benefit. spread the word to everyone.

6/23/2013 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's team was he on? I'm trying to put a face to the name. Thank you.

6/23/2013 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was his father a retired ISP Captain?

6/23/2013 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous P.O. Linker said...

Brian, almost 8 years ago you sat next to me in the academy. I couldn't have asked for a better man to go through it with. We studied a little, we trained a little more, and we laughed a lot. We even pinned each other at our star ceremony. You essentially made me the police. You will be missed dearly. Rest in peace brother.

6/23/2013 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too young, too soon. very sad. RIP officer

6/23/2013 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from a poem. "Step forward now, policeman,You've borne your burdens well.Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets You've done your time in Hell." God bless you and your family during this hard time and know you are not alone we all grieve for your loss.

6/23/2013 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the loss of this officer in this tragic accident. I hope the person responsible for this is hunted down and brought to justice.

6/23/2013 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, bless this officer's wife and children with your loving peace. I cannot imagine their pain. I am with a heavy heart for his family, friend, and coworkers.

6/23/2013 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless our brother and his family...

6/23/2013 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sincere Condolences for the loss of this officer way before his time should have been up.

God Speed

6/24/2013 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to besmirch the media coverage on this tragedy, but was the driver of the SUV at fault in this incident? Was the driver cited at all for injuring another person and now that person has died from his injuries? Was the driver DUI? Will additional charges be pending? Why no mention of what happened in this incident?

I won't go into any details but this was just an accident. The driver was not cited. After hearing what happened it was handled properly and the decision to not cite the driver was the appropriate decision. Unfortunately accidents happen and Brian will be sorly missed. He was a great friend and a great person

6/24/2013 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So in other words the cyclist was at fault.

6/24/2013 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian was a hard working cop. He was just awarded the Award of Valor at the Annual Recognition Ceremony. I'm sure he was twice the husband and father. God Bless Brian. May God be with his family and keep their precious memories alive.

6/24/2013 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I won't go into any details but this was just an accident. The driver was not cited. After hearing what happened it was handled properly and the decision to not cite the driver was the appropriate decision. Unfortunately accidents happen and Brian will be sorly missed. He was a great friend and a great person"

6/24/2013 01:51:00 AM


Why won't you go into any details? this is a police blog. do you think an anonymous post will put those who care at ease? Tell us the details if you know them.

Brian was an experienced cyclist. i can handle if he was at fault. but my gut says someone else bears at least part of the blame for his two children being without a father now.

the intersection where this occurred has a speed limit of 40 or 45. and the law in Illinois is you must yield to cyclists and pedestrians. if Brian flew his bike out of the woods there without looking at nighttime then i could see a situation where no citations were issued.

please tell the details if you know them. we are adults here and can handle it.

6/24/2013 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger Elm Creek Smith said...

Condolences to the family, friends, co-workers, and the men and women of the Chicago Police Department.

End of watch. 10-7.

ECS

6/24/2013 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lovingly remember Brian at his wedding dancing and smiling full of happiness. rest in peace brother. my prayers are out to your wonderful wife and babies.

6/25/2013 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i did not have the pleasure of knowing brian. however, i have heard nothing but good about him. his children, wife and the rest of his family/friends will be without a great and amazing person. rip brian. my deepest condolences to your family too brian.

6/25/2013 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous a CPD wife said...

RIP. My sympathy to his family and friends.

6/25/2013 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

born 1982.......born into eternity 2013 RIP Brian

6/26/2013 12:14:00 PM  

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