Robert “Brian” Bridge

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“Cowboy”

7/13/1954 – 9/17/2021

As you look upon the night sky you will see a new bright star now that Brian is able to spread his wings and fly.  Brian fought a courageous and valiant fight with Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia.  His wife, and best friend, Becci stood by his side as his strongest advocate during this battle.

We’d like to thank Rock Steady Boxing for their program in the fight against Parkinson’s.  Brian’s health improved significantly while he was able to participate in this program.  The coaches, volunteers and fighters are dedicated to beating this disease and supporting each other in the fight.

Brian was the only son to Toni Adell Marsh and Robert Frank Bridge; later divorced.  Brian was raised by his mother, had several stepfathers and additional siblings.  During his formative years, Brian lived across the street from Ronald and Kathleen Jensen and their three daughters (Jana, Lisa & Lori).  Brian became the Jensen’s “adopted son and brother”.  Ron was very instrumental in shaping Brian into a respectable, hard-working man.  Ron’s influence steered Brian into law enforcement.  Brian proudly worked for the SLCPD (G31) for 28 years and six years for the SL County Sheriff’s Protective Services before he retired.

Brian believed in working hard to provide for his family.  He wanted to give his children opportunities he was unable to experience as a young boy.  In addition to his respectful duty as a police officer, he worked several other jobs. Some included the head of security for the TV series Touched by An Angel; he also provided security services to American Investment Bank and Leucadia Corp.

Brian had a quiet side, but he loved a good practical joke and had a great sense of humor. He loved playing baseball in his youth and later playing softball with many of his adult colleagues. 

Brian was a true cowboy at heart.  He loved riding horses, fishing, elk hunting and boating with his sons. He instilled a love of the outdoors in his sons John and Justin Bridge. They will forever cherish the memories spent with him. Both John and Justin have continued to pass on these traditions and loves to their own children.

Brian met his match when he was lined up on a blind date with his future wife, Becci Triptow-Booth.  Through this marriage, Brian gained an additional son, Benjamin Booth.  Brian adored all his children and grandchildren.  He enjoyed every moment he spent with them. 

Brian was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he gave his life to Christ.  Though we are grieving our loss, we know that when Brian sees his Maker’s face, he’ll stand forever in the light of His amazing grace. 

Brian is survived by his forever love, Becci.  Sons: John Bridge, Justin (Alyssa) Bridge and Benjamin Booth.  Daughter, Nicole Bridge.  Grandchildren:  Noni Shamy (Daniel), Emily, Logan, Seth, Norah, Avery, Brynlee and Tanner.

Siblings:  Lynda Prater, Jerilyn “Renae” Johnson, Darren Marx, Tawny Bridge Rawley and Rennie Bridge Black.  His “adopted” Jensen Family:  Kathleen Jensen “Ma”, Lisa (Keith) Lewis, Lori Burke. 

Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Steven B. Hamel; and “adopted family” Ronald Jensen “Pa” and Jana Jensen Nell. 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM with a visitation held one hour prior at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123. On Monday, September 27, 2021 an evening visitation will be held at the same location from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Interment will follow the funeral services at the same location.

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We would like to thank our neighbors and dear friends who offered support during this difficult time.  We appreciate the compassionate care provided by all of Brian’s medical providers and to Intermountain Home & Hospice for rehab and hospice services.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable contributions in memory of Brian Bridge be made to Brain Support Network, PO Box 7264, Menlo Park, CA 94026, www.brainsupportnetwork.org.

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Sep 21, 2021

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Guestbook

As a brother-in-law from far away, I was glad to get to know Brian a little bit. His departure is a tragedy. Still, I can't help but think how lucky he was in life. He had a wonderful family life and a terrific wife who stood by him through everything. My condolences to them.

Robert Triptow Sep 29, 2021

A long proud tour of duty. We had many good times on duty and off. May you rest in peace G-31 from F-31, SLCPD. 10-42 Amigo...

Bret Huish , Sarasota, FL, US Sep 23, 2021

So sorry to hear this. Good luck to you. Keep up the 'trippy' keeping good goals.!!

Doug Smith Sep 22, 2021

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  • 2020
  • Sep 22, 2021

    I always loved his story's and sense of humor. We grew up together and reunited on Touched. Brian is a Special kind of Human, and was Greeted by the Lord with a BIG ol Hug... Well done, good and faithful Servant .RIP Brian. So young