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March 28, 2014
I have great memories of James always coming to watch my hockey and baseball games and supporting me. I always looked forward to spending time with him and hearing stories about WWII and his life adventures. He was a very well respected man and will be missed.
March 25, 2014
May you rest in peace. Mr. Bruen was a much loved & respected man. He will be missed.
March 24, 2014
Thank you all for the memories. You are so kind to post.
March 24, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 24, 2014
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
March 24, 2014
May your cherished memories sustain and comfort you in the days ahead.
March 23, 2014
To The Bruen Family:

I will always vividly remember Thanksgiving day in 2000. I was sitting visiting my father with my sister and two brothers and Jimmy came walking into the ward at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky as he was visiting many friends from his past. You have to admire a man that in his 80's finds a way to drive 100 miles on Thanksgiving to visit the sick and many former friends. We can all learn from his example and he will be greatly missed.
March 23, 2014
Bruen Family,
Although I never worked with Sgt. Bruin my partner and myself did cross paths with him on occasion at labor/strike situations, always found him to be fair and level headed. On one situation in downtown Cleveland in the early 70's I unknowingly walked into a robbery in progress where several weapons were involved, the city did not have enough portable radios to go around so I was unaware of the "robbery in progress" call at this clothing store. A matter of seconds after being in this place I realized their was a serious situation in progress. At this time a traffic officer, Sgt Bruen and his partner Det. Jack Slattery came rushing in and very bad situation was resolved and I was spared what could have been a very bad day. I never forgot this day.
My sympathy to the family. May this MAN rest in peace.
Bill Leonard, CPD ret., Avon, Ohio
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