Most Inspiring Person - Member Nominees 2006 - 3

Most Inspiring Person - Member Nominees 2006 - 3

Derrick Brian Brun: 'A Big-Hearted Man'

My brother would have turned 30 on Sept. 28, 2006. He was the Security Guard killed at the Red Lake High School shooting on March 21, 2005. The entire reservation was victimized by that violence. He is missed very much, and the others are missed just as much by their families.

Derrick was a very kind, generous, big-hearted man. When he was killed, it felt like I had a huge piece of my heart ripped out from me. As the months passed, I realized that nothing was gone. He is still there, bigger than ever, and always will be. He was always helping us when he was here. I realize that he is still helping us, even more so now, than when he was here physically. He will always be here to help us whenever we need him, and he has proven that many times over. He made an impact on so many lives here, that his spirit will live on forever...he is not gone, he is just away. We will be together again.

Victoria L. Brun
Red Lake, Minn.

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