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In Memoriam 

Officer Brian Rousseau

Warriors' Ascent Cohort 30

Mentor, Advocate, Friend

A great friend, teammate, first responder, and Warrior passed shortly after Christmas due to complications from COVID.  Brian was a member of WA Cohort 30 and a great advocate of the program.  As a Newton, KS police officer he always put the safety of others ahead of his own.  


Officer Brian Rousseau

Brian G. Rousseau 46, died December 28, 2021 at Hillsboro Community Hospital. He was born November 30, 1975 in Grand Junction, Colorado to David and Elke (Schroeder) Rousseau.

In addition to his parents, Brian is survived by his Wife Erin (Fike) Rousseau; Daughter Morgan Rousseau; Son Keegan Rousseau and a sister Brandi Rousseau.

Brian was a dedicated police officer, where he put the needs of his community above self. He was currently serving the city of North Newton as an officer. He also volunteered as a team member with the Emergency Response Team, serving with local area law enforcement. In his work as an officer he was involved with mentoring veterans and first responders with PTS. He was an alumnus of Warriors’ Ascent where he continued interacting with and being a mentor and advocate. Brian earned many awards in his career as a law enforcement officer, including a valor award.

When he was not serving his community Brian could be found hanging out with his friends, coaching his son’s baseball team, and hunting. He especially enjoyed smoking food to share with his family and friends.

Brian lived life to the fullest and was a loving husband, father, son and brother. In his circle he was also a devoted friend and warrior and will be missed by all.

A celebration of life service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church at 12th and Boyd in Newton with Chaplain Brad Penner officiating. There will be a private family interment at a later date.

Memorials in Brian’s memory may be made to Warrior’s Ascent and left with Petersen Funeral Home.

Rest in Peace brother

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