Godfrey Brokenrope - July 27, 2013Godfrey J. Brokenrope, 50 of Aurora died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Evangelical Free Church in Grand Island. Reverend Paul Canady and Myron Longsoldier from the Lakota Indian Nation will officiate.
To honor Godfrey’s wishes cremation has taken place. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island.
Mr. Brokenrope was born on May 16, 1963 at Phoenix, Ariz.
Survivors include his wife, Deb and their children, Zac of Boston, Mass., Justis (JD) of Omaha and Kylie of Aurora. Other survivors include four sisters and his K-9 friends, Mato and Lilly.
He is preceded in death by two sisters and his K-9 friends, Tuffy, Goobie, Holly and Smokey.
Godfrey graduated from Doniphan High School. He entered the United States Army on June 10, 1981 and was honorably discharged on June 8, 1984. He served as a military police officer. On June 4, 1988 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Debra Starman.
He began his Nebraska law enforcement career in 1989 with the Grand Island Police Department. In 2000, he moved to Aurora and joined the Aurora Police Department. He became police chief in 2006. He recently graduated from FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. Godfrey was also a Sturgis Police Officer at the Sturgis rally for the past several years.
He has been active member of the Aurora community and has volunteered at the Aurora Youth Center and coached baseball and football. He was an avid motorcycle rider. He was very proud of his native culture and enjoyed sharing it with others. Godfrey also had a great love for animals. Most of all he was a proud husband and father.
A memorial fund will be established in memory of Godfrey.
Condolences may be sent to www.giallfaiths.com or www.neresponseteam.org