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Hero Down: Tarrant County Deputy Brandi Garcia Succumbs To Cancer

Fort Worth, TX – Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) Deputy Brandi Garcia died early Sunday morning after a three-year battle against cancer, according to her department.

The TCSO posted a photo of Deputy Garcia to its Facebook page on the night of June 6.

“The smile you see here was common and masked the fierce battle she has fought for the last 3 years,” the sheriff’s office said. “Deputy Garcia is a warrior who has been fighting for her life against cancer.”

Deputy Garcia, who went through over 50 rounds of chemotherapy, frequently shared photos of her battle to social media.

“With each photo, a positive comment and war cry to keep fighting,” the TCSO said.

Deputy Garcia passed away at her home in the early morning hours of June 6.

“She is no longer in pain and went out fighting every day. She will be missed,” the TCSO said. “Please keep her family and the TCSO team members in prayers in the coming days.

“Thank you for your service, Deputy Garcia,” the sheriff’s office added. “Rest in peace. We’re sure you’ll be keeping everyone on their toes up there.”

Deputy Garcia was awaiting the birth of a new granddaughter when she passed way.

Her friends and fellow law enforcement officers have been contributing to her expectant daughter’s baby registry in her honor.

“Say a prayer for her tonight please,” Elizabeth Rivera wrote in response to the TCSO’s Facebook post. “She kept such a positive attitude and kept up with everyone despite her fierce battle with cancer and what seemed to be endless chemotherapy. She was funny and witty and always made me laugh when I saw or heard from her in the end.”

“Thank you for your service, Garcia. You were one of the best,” Rivera wrote. “May you have peace in Eternity and rest after a hard fought battle. Love you, girl. Sending love and prayers to your loved ones.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brandi Garcia, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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