The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”
Gerald R. Brees
Jerry was born March 16, 1947 to Richard M. and Mildred (Clemmons) Brees. He attended Taft High School in Hamilton Ohio, graduating in 1965.
He married Judy A. Dixon on April 22, 1966 and was drafted into the United States Army three months later on July 19th. He served as a military policeman and criminal investigator at Fort Leavenworth and was honorably discharged as a Specialist 4 on July 18, 1968.
Jerry joined the Cincinnati Police Division as a Recruit on September 15, 1968. He was promoted to Patrolman on December 22, 1968, issued Badge 351, and assigned to District 7 (813 Beecher Street). He also served two stints in District 1 (310 Lincoln Park Drive) and another in District 7. Officer Brees left policing on May 24, 1976 with seven years of service and nine letters of appreciation and/or commendation.
He and his wife attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. They established churches in Wisconsin and Texas and returned home to the Hamilton area and later began attending Lindenwald Baptist Church. He taught Adult Sunday School Classes, Discipleship Classes, and Soul-Winning Classes prior to being named Associate Pastor of Pastoral Duties.
Officer Brees died on January 26, 2019, after a lengthy battle with cancer, at the age of 71.
Officer Brees is survived by his wife of over 52 years, Judy (Dixon) Brees; sons, Gerald R. (Eva) Brees Jr, Michael (Connie) Brees, and David (Patty) Brees; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Gary (Mila) Brees, Jay Brees, and Karen (John) Riechers.
Visitation will be held 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Lindenwald Baptist Church, 460 Symmes Road, in Fairfield. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Tyler Green officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Rose Hill Burial Park.
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