On Thursday, August 20, 2020, Detective Aaron Brandt passed away after a sudden onset and battle with Acute Leukemia at the age of 45. He was a faithful Christian, devoted husband and father, and a brilliant detective assigned to our Technical Services Unit, or Bomb Squad. Aaron leaves behind his wife Melissa, 14-year-old son James, and 10-year-old daughter Ellie. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, co-workers, and all who were fortunate enough to know him.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 says “For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things that are not seen are eternal.”
On behalf of Aaron’s family, friends, and all of us at the Riverside Police Department, we thank you for your continued support during this difficult time.