Stillwater police officer dies after suffering rare illness

Full story: TwinCities.com

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.
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Friend of a Friend

Burnsville, MN

#108 Sep 17, 2009
Do I really have justify that? Seriously? Did you read my whole post or just bits and pieces? They both protect us and our rights....how much more simpler do you need the explanation to be? I have family members that are officers and family members that are military....the only difference I see in my opinion is that police officers don't fight wars...granted that both professions aren't exactly the same, they still have some of the same purposes and that is what I was getting at...I was trying to make a point which obviously wasn't gotten...I am so tired of this thread, seriously. I guess I am more naive than I thought to think that people actually have more respect than they do....guess I need to harden my heart just like the rest of the world so that I can see it their way. Guess your right, I am an idiot because evidently I hold them both in the same respect....I forgot that that is the mind of an idiot. Please forgive me for making a stupid mistake like that...I will never again hold a police officer and a military person in the same respect again. Thank you for showing me the error of my way.
linokid

Saint Paul, MN

#109 Sep 18, 2009
Friend of a Friend wrote:
One more thing and than I am completely done with this thread....those of you who want to complain about these police officers who used their cars to escort one of theirs back to her home, is this how you feel when the military does the same thing? I mean there really isn't a difference...they are both in the line of duty that works to protect you and your rights. So if this is how you feel about this story, I would really hate to see what you put whenever a soldier is escorted back home.
There off my soap box...I am going to go back to my life and saying prayers for this family that had to go through this...I just pray that you who have complained never have to endure such criticism and harshness like you have imposed in your posts. RIP Bri....Your memory will forever be kept alive in those that knew you and in your son.
One of your high school classmates
This officer didnt die in the line of duty, you know I go back to one of my first post on this subject I did say I would be willing to kick in a few bucks out of my pocket. That means I volunteered my money. One thing I have learned during this is people dont know how to read. Im kind of sorry I got involved in a debate over such a tragic incident, but once again I have the right to at a minnimum say what U spending my tax dollars on. Thats what makes it America. To the ladies family I am sorry I picked this forum to ask a question, I ask that all good things come to this child, and I hope the great qualities that your mother possesed, you also will carry those traits
Friend of a Friend

Burnsville, MN

#110 Sep 18, 2009
I understand she wasn't in the line of duty when it happened....but there are times when a soldier is killed or dies and they weren't in the line of duty either...I am sorry if I sounded like I was attacking, maybe I should have worded my post a little better than I did. You are right you do have the right to feel, say and do what you think, all I was trying to get at is...if her family is reading this, think how crummy they are already feeling, but to see some of the comments are probably a slap in the face to them. They didn't ask for the officers to do this, the officers volunteered...and for that I think we should just look at the touching side of the story and vent somewhere else...that is all I am trying to get at. I went to high school with her, and though I wasn't her best friend, I am friends with a girl that was....and if it sets me off to read some of the comments, I can only imagine what it would be like if her family and close friends read it. Again I apologize for sounding like a Bi***. I guess in a way I can understand how you feel....but I think it would be more appropriate off of this thread...only my opinion though.
Tracey Metz

Chesterfield, MO

#111 Sep 18, 2009
1st let me say that i am sorry 4 the loss of this new mother! i know what her family is going thru! I just lost my 20yr old daughter on 8-29-09 to a very rare blood disorder after she gave birth 2 my 1st grandchild. Drs 1st said it was pre eclampsia then
Tracey Metz

Chesterfield, MO

#112 Sep 18, 2009
The drs said it was hellp syndrome. Then come 2 find out it was something called Ttp.. My daughter fought and died on the morning of her 47th day of her fight 2 live. I know the pain this family is going thru as my family is going thru it ourselves.
Tracey Metz

Chesterfield, MO

#113 Sep 18, 2009
Please if any of the family members read this i would like 2 hear from u. alot of drs dont even know what Ttp is.. Its symptoms r confused with hellp symdrome an pre eclampsia. i am trying 2 make people aware of this deadly disease.
Tracey Metz

Chesterfield, MO

#114 Sep 18, 2009
It hasnt even been a month since my daughter passed away an im going 2 say 2 the family as it has been told 2 me. Cherish that gift that was gave 2 u an always tell that baby about his mommy an how much his mommy loved him. And how hard she fought
Tracey Metz

Chesterfield, MO

#115 Sep 18, 2009
2 be able 2 be here 4 him. Please im askin u that if ur a family member 2 please contact me at coolgal28_71@yahoo.com Women dont pass away like this now adays from having babies.
Tracey Metz

Chesterfield, MO

#116 Sep 18, 2009
I also have myspace an facebook under my name tracey metz..
In My Prayers

AOL

#117 Sep 18, 2009
When I saw the picture of the officer that died, my eyes welled up. I met this officer only once. She responded when my father died at home, and offered the support and assistance that went above and beyond that which was required of her job. For all of those that still don't get that whether she died in the line of duty or not, she was a hero to many. I personally believe that the caravan that brought her home was warranted, and to attach a financial string to that is shameful. My thoughts and prayers to her husband, son and entire family. She touched our lives, and I just wanted to say thank you.
linokid

Saint Paul, MN

#118 Sep 19, 2009
In My Prayers wrote:
When I saw the picture of the officer that died, my eyes welled up. I met this officer only once. She responded when my father died at home, and offered the support and assistance that went above and beyond that which was required of her job. For all of those that still don't get that whether she died in the line of duty or not, she was a hero to many. I personally believe that the caravan that brought her home was warranted, and to attach a financial string to that is shameful. My thoughts and prayers to her husband, son and entire family. She touched our lives, and I just wanted to say thank you.
guess my problem is I dont believe in heros for the most part put on a uniform of any kind and since 9/11 we give you that title. Ive had 3 membrs of my family in Iraq (nephew shot up within 2 weeks), I dont consider them heros I consider them good people that followed up on the job they chose to do. We just use the word hero little too much. Sounds like Brienne Heroux was good people, once again I appologize to the family if I stepped out of bounds wont be the last time in my life, but to be honest I dont think they give two hoots what I think as it should be.
Big Giant Sighs

Rochester, NY

#119 Sep 20, 2009
Wow. Embarrassing how off topic these comments went.
My prayers go out to Bri, her family and especially her son.
Anonymous

Dallas, GA

#120 Dec 26, 2009
I feel so bad about what happened. God bless Bri., Andy, Leland, family, and Stillwater Police department. Stay strong Andy and God will guide and help you pull through. RIP Bri. and enjoy heaven with God.
Anonymous

Dallas, GA

#121 Dec 26, 2009
P.S. Thank you Andy and Bri. for protecting others and commiting selfless acts to serve and protect others. You are good, caring people.
Saddened

United States

#122 Mar 25, 2011
Big Giant Sighs wrote:
Wow. Embarrassing how off topic these comments went.
My prayers go out to Bri, her family and especially her son.
Couldn't agree more with you!!!
BrisMom

Burnsville, MN

#123 Jul 22, 2012
I just found out about this website and that my daughter and her famiy was a part of it.
Wow, Ron Ryan. I thought you would know better. But now, I do.
I am so happy to hear all the great stories about my daughter. I would love to hear them all. She was and always will be an exceptional person.
I'm not going to comment on the cost of gas, who is a hero and who isn't. It is not important to me now. Bri would tell me not to worry about it. It's over.
My goal in life now is to make sure women know about Preeclampsia and HELLPS. I have the honor of saying I have helped save 5 lives becaue of Bri.
And she is so proud right now.
And the disease is rare in them fact that women don't know about it. I just ask that you tell every pregnnt woman you know to discuss preelampsia with their doctor.
Thanks to all who love my family, Andy and Leland.

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