Brian Collette
1972 - 2015
BORN
1972
DIED
2015
Long Beach police Officer Brian Collette died Thursday after a months-long battle with cancer.
Collette joined the Long Beach Police Department in December 1995, according to LBPD spokeswoman Marlene Arrona.
Collette worked in all patrol divisions: field support, as a DARE instructor, Emergency Operations Homeland Security Detail, administrative officer and SWAT technician, Explorer Program adviser and also served in the Support Bureau Training Division.
Published by Press-Telegram on Aug. 22, 2015.
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Brian showed me how important it was always to do what is right, to be fair, and always be good.I never knew a better example of such by which I compared everyone else. He will never be forgotten.
Jorge DeLaTorriente
March 29, 2017
I'll miss you Brian. Thanks for the childhood memories and joining my life again as an adult. Fly free.
Michelle Ponce
August 27, 2015
My deepest condolences to Brian's family and friends. He will be truly missed. I will always miss his smiling face.
Kathy Johnson
August 27, 2015
My deepest condolences to Mama Connie, Dad Bill, son Kyle, and daughter Mattie, and all the family and friends. For Brian: Your time with us was too short. Your life mattered. YOU were important and YOU made a difference in this world. We are better off having had you for this brief time. I thank Connie and Bill for allowing me to tend your beautiful yard, while you were in the hospital. Brian, I got to know you a little better thru your flowers in that yard. I look forward to feeling your presence with me the next time Im trimming and watering that yard - as I trust your spirit with be with me. RIP Officer Brian Collette. xo
August 27, 2015
We didn't know Brian, but we both knew his Dad, Bill, when we worked with him at LBPD. If Brian was anything like his Dad, we know he was an outstanding police officer and a fine young man. No doubt Brian was loved by many and will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill and Connie, and your beautiful children. Rest in Peace, Brian.
Diana & Terry Walton
August 27, 2015
Brian was my brother in law he was great man and a great father to my neice Mady and my nephew Kyle you will be missed Brian RIP
Danny Foreman
August 27, 2015
Met Brian while working next at Brian and Cathy's . Super guy. Life has a funny way of grabbing you and telling you to live every day, every moment!!! This is one of those times.
Mike f
August 26, 2015
Our deepest condolences to Bill and Connie and the entire family. Brian was a first class guy, father, son and friend to many. May he rest in peace and solitude.
Barney & Toyoko Kelleher
August 26, 2015
Our family did not get the honor to meet Brian,but we have been very privileged to know Brian's mother Connie.
She is a very special & wonderful lady who I admire and look up to.
From myself and my family we send our love and deepest sympathy,
Venditto, Lewis & Crist family.
Carol
August 26, 2015
I had the privilege to meet Brian in high school and what a sweet and kind hearted person he was. I will miss him. Prayers to his kids and family.
Kathleen Picard
August 25, 2015
Brian was a special person who always had a smile on his face and was willing to help anyone in a moments notice. He will always be remembered. Condolences to his immediate family and extended family at LBPD.
Ron Boandl
August 25, 2015
RIP Brian. I did not know Brian , I worked with his dad Bill and I knew his mom , Connie. Stay strong and our prayers go out to you . Diane & Ed Olson, Long Beach, Calif.
August 25, 2015
Brian was not only a fellow peace officer, but he was legitimately one of the nicest, most caring people you will ever meet. His passing is such a tragedy and he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend. You may be gone but you are not forgotten.
Rick Moore
August 24, 2015
A few Pic for rememberance of the wonderful support given by Brian and family. Pictures I will treasure always.Again, Thank you & Bless you Brian,for your friendship God Bless you RIP with love.
Patricia Lovrien
August 24, 2015
RIP Officer Brian Collette, I met Brian once and instantly knew he was a great man had a great heart! He talked about how he was so proud of his children and how he loved his job! He was such a sweet person, it was very heartbreaking to hear of his passing. My condolences to Brian's family!
August 24, 2015
My condolences to Bill and wife Connie. I did not know Brian, but knew his father very well, while working with him at LBPD. I am sure that Brian was a wonderful person simply due to him being the son of Bill. God Bless Brian and his family.
KEITH ELKINS
August 24, 2015
Rachel Finiguerra
August 24, 2015
Sympathy to family and I miss seeing and working with Bryan at FSD.
Dennis & Donna MAHANEY
August 24, 2015
Patricia Lovrien
August 24, 2015
Patricia Lovrien
August 24, 2015
Patricia Lovrien
August 24, 2015
Our family is very saddened to hear of Brian's passing. Our boys played soccer together. Prayers for your family, from The Edgar family.
Janna - Troy - Ethan Edgar
August 24, 2015
My condolences to the family. Brian was always a stand up guy.
Patti Hameta
August 24, 2015
All of the Martinez family sends our love to Brian's parents and children. No words can describe the pain we feel for the loss of your beloved son and father. We watched Brian grow up next door to us from the time he was just six years old. He was a terrific little boy and a wonderful man. We will remember his warm smile and his kindness.
Alice & John Martinez
August 24, 2015
Brian was the first kid I met when we moved to El Dorado when I was 5. We shared so many memories growing up. Bill and Connie, I'm so sorry I wasn't able to see Brian. I'm not on Facebook and didn't know he was sick until a few weeks ago. I can't believe he is gone. I remember Brian and I playing Bill two on one in hoops in your driveway like it was yesterday. I will always remember Brian as my Buddy growing up and an incredible guy. Love, George Voigt and the Voigt Family
George Voigt
August 24, 2015
Bill, Connie & Collette Family. I am so deeply sorry...there are no words. Brian rests in the arms of an angel, watching over all of you. My heart hurts for all of you.
Renee McNeely-Harden
August 24, 2015
I met Brian in 2003 and it didn't take long before this LBPD guy was dirt biking and hanging out in the desert with us LASD guys. Lost touch with him over the years but always figured we'd catch up some day. I'm at a loss for words. One of the nicest guys I've ever had the pleasure of calling a friend. I'll miss him even more.
Robert Furman
August 24, 2015
Brian, you touched the lives of so many, you're caring spirit and smile will always be remembered.. Rest in peace, you are missed!
Caren Andrade
August 24, 2015
Brian worked for me in the early 90's at my Jet Ski shop. He was a great guy and everyone loved him including me. God Speed my friend!
Brian Hoffman
August 24, 2015
God's Speed Brian, you will never be forgotten, in our HEARTS YOU WILL ALWAYS BE.
Shanie Gomez
August 24, 2015
Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. Mike Miller Arroyo Grande
August 24, 2015
Rest in Peace, Brian. I am so grateful for the time I got to spend with you and will miss you. Liz
Liz Benz
August 24, 2015
Nikki Alexander
August 24, 2015
Such a great person that is gone too soon. Brian always greeted you with a big smile and had kind words to say to all. He was also funny and helpful - Brian was always willing to lend a helping hand without complaint. I have nothing but good memories and great things to say about him. Rest in peace my friend.
Nikki Alexander
August 24, 2015
RIP Brian you will be missed.
Renee Correia
August 23, 2015
Our boys grew up together..shared their first name and and became loving and caring husbands and dads. May Brian rest in peace with a life well lived.
Barry Binder
August 23, 2015
The entire Collins family (El Dorado Dr.) sends our condolences to the Collette family during this tough time. One of Long Beach's finest, Brian will always be remembered as a caring and gentle person. Big loss.
Michael Collins
August 23, 2015
I'm sorry for Your loss.

--Michelle Steffien
August 22, 2015
Bill and family, may your memories of Brian's life well lived comfort you in the days ahead. Such a nice young man and exceptional officer.
Dianna and Mark Anderson
August 22, 2015
My thoughts and prayers to your kids and family
rest in peace my friend
Ricky Oropeza
August 22, 2015
Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. Mike Miller
August 22, 2015
Sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May he rest in peace!
Martha Fernandez
August 22, 2015
I love you Brian William Collette. And will never forget you!!!! You were truly a top shelf guy. And and a great father and nephew!
Tom Schmitz
August 22, 2015
It was an honor and privilege being his nurse.
Evie Collins
August 22, 2015
You are in a better place.
S T
August 22, 2015
Condolences to the Collette family. Many thoughts and prayers for you. --Bryant Bushling
August 21, 2015
Rest easy brother!!!!
Aaron
August 21, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Sorry for your loss.
Linda & kari Leppo (Papa's BBQ)
August 21, 2015
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