We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of a member of the Virginia Beach Police Department family, who was killed August 3, 2005, while serving as a U.S. Marine Reservist in Iraq.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, parents and siblings. Officer Bradley Harper joined the VBPD on February 16, 2004, and graduated from our 37th Basic Recruit Academy in July, 2004.
Officer Harper served the City of Virginia Beach with distinction during his brief tenure, and lost his life while serving our Nation in the Global War on Terrorism. Our community owes Officer Harper a debt of gratitude, as he chose to put his life on the line in defense of our rights and freedoms, both on the streets of our City and in Iraq.
A patriot and a hero, Officer Harper will be missed, yet will always be remembered.