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Craig Leonard Brians, born on May 17 1962, and passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 10, 2013. He was out working in the sunny yard, in view of our beautiful mountains, with our nine year old, Nick. He was clearing the Fall leaves and readying us all for the winter days ahead. He always was a...

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I first learned of Craig's passing from the Fresno police Officers Assn posting. I was sadden
when I read it because he was a very honorable and compassionate man. He never had a bad word about anyoe.Craig is sorely missed by all his friends at Fresno PD. My deepest condolences to his family.

I first met Craig at LMLC. I have not attended there for over 10 years and Craig & I would run into each other at GLE having lunch with our kids, or I would see him at McDonalds. He knew of some of the challenges I was having over the past few years and always gave a word of hope and friendship. It was an honor and privelage knowing him. God bless his family, peace be with you.

I read the obituary because his name was familiar from public radio, and because he had such a nice face. in the photo. While I am a total stranger, I feel cheated that we were not friends. The obituary was the most loving and graceful one I ever read. I am sorry for your loss but glad that you were lucky to have such a incredibly happy time together.

Richard Cornett

I listen to WVTF...I noticed his name...I am sad to know that he has passed. You have expressed very lovingly who he was in your writing and I am sure there is so much more to say. God bless you and give you comfort in loving memories.

I went to the Fresno Police Academy with Craig in 1987 where he was affectionately known as, "scantron" because he was the smartest cadet in the class. I lost my father while I was in the academy and I remember Craig's emotional support to me during that difficult time. Craig was a kind, generous man. Deepest condolences to his wife, children and family. God bless you!

I had the pleasure to be Craig's academy classmate as we were hired by Fresno PD at the same time. A good man who would have had a lasting positive impact on FPD were not for his back injury cutting his career short. Even after the back injury, which caused him great pain, Craig was always upbeat and kind. Too few people like Craig Brians in this world.

I was so saddened to learn of Craig's death. I was a Retirement Counselor when Craig retired and had many conversations with him over the years. He was a very special man.

Known to me as Craig helped his wife my cousin and many others reach the dreams of thier lives.

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I went to the Police Academy with Craig and worked with him at the Fresno Police Department. Craig was one of the nicest people I've ever known and was proud to call him a friend. He was sorely missed as a police officer when he had to retire. May God bless his family and friends and forever keep Craig in their hearts.