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Kimberly K. Bryan

10/07/1967 - 09/06/2020

Obituary

Kimberly Kay Bryan entered her heavenly place on Sunday, September 6, 2020, after a three year, hard-fought fight against a dreaded disease. “KK” was surrounded by her family and best friend in exactly the way she wanted and on her own terms.

“KK” was born on October 7, 1967, to Bill and Ginger in Quincy, Illinois. She is survived by her father Bill Bryan and wife Lois; her mother Ginger Mackiewicz and husband Henry, daughter Michelle and Tyler, grandchildren Alexandria, Kamron and Faith, sister Michelle Colby and husband Greg, their children Mitchell and Julia, and her sister Jackie Mackiewicz.

KK grew up in Quincy, Illinois, before entering the Air Force to serve her country as a Military Police Officer. Her assignments included Okinawa, Japan, Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia, and Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas. KK had a great love for our country and was proud and honored of her service to keep America safe. KK lived a life of service to her country and her community. She began her career with Lubbock Police Department as a 911 dispatcher in July of 1996. There are many stories about KK and her dispatching skills. She took her job very seriously and took pride in providing the citizens of Lubbock with service for 17 years. Her highest priority was being the safe, calm voice for the officers in the field, and she was highly respected for her skills, attention to detail, and fierce stance on officer safety. KK met her “bestie” Melissa Orosco at LPD and were soon inseparable, even to her last moment.

KK began dispatching for the Department of Public Safety in July of 2014 and was still employed at the time of her death. Her job was a little different than with LPD, but she grew to love her DPS family as well. She loved serving the citizens of Lubbock and outlying cities, providing the same care, concern, and protection as she did with her position at LPD.

KK’s favorite moments were spending time with her daughter Michelle and her grandchildren; they were the “bright light” in her life. She loved hiking, was an amazing cook, was the ultimate gift-giver, drinking wine with friends or her sister Michelle and watching TV with her daughter or Melissa.

KK’s wishes were for a celebration at a later date with friends and family.

Memorials

KK would want others to benefit from any charitable donations in her name to help others face the dreaded disease she fought or in support of veterans/wounded warriors who support our great country.

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20 Comments on “Kimberly K. Bryan”

  1. KK it was an honor to meet you when you began your public service at LPD and we had many laughs in our service together. Rest easy, we will take it from here. Hug God for me.

  2. I first met KK at Reese AFB. She was a SP also but she was active duty & I was now in the Reserves. I’d already been working for LPD. We sat on the LE Desk talking. She was so easy to talk to. There was no pretense in KK. What you see is what you get. A true honesty. She always smiled. Wish we could joke around one more time. We will later. God Bless.

  3. Rest In Peace! You did a great job of service throughout your life and a great job of raising your daughter! She turned out well! Loved getting to know you.

  4. RIP… Although I only met you a few times! My family’s love of you speaks highly about you.

  5. So many years have passed since I last saw you. You look the same as if you never grew up. I can remember when I would pick up Tom from your mom’s daycare you would be ready to go home with us. Of course I would never say no. Tom and you were so close growing up. Lots of good memories made. Rest In Peace. May God Bless your family. Sandy Akers

  6. Thank you for your service and the memories our families have shared.
    Curt, Luz, Jonathan, Elena and Sarah

  7. I first met Kim “KK” in the late 1980’s when we were both Security Police and stationed at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. She was a young Airman at the time, full of energy, and she loved to pull pranks on me. She always brightened my day when she stopped by my office for a visit. I lost touch with her after I left Okinawa, but later heard that after Desert Storm, she got stationed at Reese AFB in Lubbock. The last time I saw Kim was at the 2011 18th Security Police Reunion that was held here in San Antonio. She hadn’t changed one bit. She was still the same beautiful, kind, caring, and full of energy woman as she was on Okinawa. As much as I would have liked to, I wasn’t able to spend more time with her or anyone else, because at the time my wife was in the hospital battling pancreatic cancer. May you Rest in Peace, my friend Kim “KK”.

  8. I am sorry for your loss. I will cherish my memories and be grateful for the time I had with such a special person. Good bye Kim, until we meet again.

  9. KK your like no other. I was so lucky to know you and work with you. You will forever be missed.

  10. KK, you were such a beautiful soul that I loved dearly. Even though I’ve always loved and respected you the last 24 years I was blessed to call you friend, I’m most thankful for the last three when we were able to have you as a mainstay in our home and pool parties. Even though you were fighting and suffering you were always game to visit and let brent cook prime rib for you. We spent the last two Christmases together and such great nights of laughter and gossip.
    I’ll never forget you, I’ll always love and respect you. ❤️ Rest In Peace sweet girl. Say hi to Gus for me… see you soon ❤️

  11. Well done, good and faithful servant. Rest in peace KK and thank you for your service to our country, our state, the city of Lubbock and me. I was a beat cop when KK was a dispatcher and she took good care of me. She was an exceptional dispatcher that could mentally keep track of 25 officers at the same time and knew by a clip of their voice exactly who they were and how big a bind they were in. That was before electronic unit identification and GPS. In law enforcement, many say that they have your back – she really did. She wasn’t universally liked by officers and supervisors, which is a complement in my book. She often slapped us down on the radio, and we usually deserved it. But when you had one running – you absolutely thanked God when it was KK’s voice that replied, “10-33 Traffic on channel 1”. I look forward to seeing you in heaven and swapping old stories again.

  12. We loved our KK. She was a bright spot in our lives. Our hearts are broken. She was a strong woman and we always enjoyed our time with her. RIP KK.. We love you very much.

  13. It was a pleasure to know KK, she was a beautiful young lady and fought the battle of her life, she will be missed terribly by all of us who had the honor to know her. God bless her family and give them peace at this difficult time.

  14. To a great niece with lots of caring friends and family. We will always love you KK.

  15. KK, it’s been 35+ years since we served together at Kadena AB Okinawa, Japan. I’m grateful we crossed paths again during the 2009 Kadena Reunion in San Antonio.

    You’re truly missed and will Never Be Forgotten!!!

    Elgin “Casey” Shaw

    Patrol/K-9

  16. Thank you for the time we shared, you were a strong and powerful woman. Most of all you gave us a beautiful daughter , who for the remainder of my days will always remind me of you. You left the world way to soon ….. RIP see ya when the surfs up !!!!!!!!!!!!

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