Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Staff Sergeant Michael Joseph Watts

United States Air Force Security Forces, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, September 16, 2006

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Reflections for Staff Sergeant Michael Joseph Watts

Hi Mike,

It's been 12 years since you've been gone. I think about you often when I hear the Creed song "One Last Breath". That was the last song you sang when we hung out. I still remember the days when you would make fun of me and mimic the word "stupid" back at me cause I would be afraid to say bad words to others. Basic was so long ago but I still see you like it was yesterday. Malmstrom is a distant memory but still a great one. You had just bought your white car and I bought you dishes for your dorm. Great memories. I wonder how your girls look now? I hope there's a glimpse of you in them. Just wanted to say hello since its been forever. I hope your family back in Maryland are doing well.

Jackie
Friend and Old Air Force Coworker

October 3, 2018

ten years ago and you are not forgotten. I wish your daughters could have known you

Anonymous

September 16, 2016

Thank you for your service to this great country & thank you for putting on the uniform. May your kids know their daddy & may you keep watch over them from above. R.I.P. Prayers to your wife & family. God Bless.

Citizen Tracy Corley
Louisiana

September 16, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 8, 2012

I think about you often & miss you dearly. When times were tough, you were there to bring a smile.....

Annette
Friend

February 19, 2011

Truly blessed to have known you Mikey! I stopped by to tell you that we are all better people for having known you. I know you continue to watch over us all and are proud to watch your children grow up. I know you are with us all every day. Even though I have left the Air Force and moved away, my thoughts are still with you and your family. Your ever lasting impression makes us all stronger. Miss ya buddy.

SSgt Jake Bigelow
USAF Security Forces

January 26, 2010

To Staff Sgt. Michael Watts, his family and his fellow officers with the United States Air Force Security Forces:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Staff Sgt. Watts‘s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Staff Sgt. Watts and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

September 17, 2009

Hi Mike,

I just wanted to let you know I am still thinking of you because I never got a chance to say goodbye. I hope your family and friends are doing okay for they still have you in their hearts! Miss you brother!

Jackie M.
Old Friend (Sister)

November 4, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today as they get through this day and every day. I know they carry you in their hearts and miss you terribly. There are no magic words I can offer to help them with their grief except to take one day at a time and keep your memory alive for you are a true hero. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 16, 2008

To the family and friends of Staff Sergeant Michael Watts and his fellow officers in the Air Force Security Force

On behalf our entire family, we wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Sgt. Galloway so tragically lost his life two years ago. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are experiencing. Please know that the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement will be by your side on each step of the journey.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Staff Sgt. Watts gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 16, 2006.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 16, 2008

Mikey, it's been awhile since i was at malmstrom but when i was there you were a true friend, great man, and a blessing on all that you came in contact with. It was a true privilage to have worked with you for years, to know you as a friend, too see you get married, to know that your kids were lucky as could be to have a father like you. They will know how great of a guy you were just by the positive things said about you always. I'll miss you bud and i love ya.. Rest in peace Mikey and you will live on in our hearts forever!

SSgt Gagliolo, Michael V.
Friend

June 1, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 12, 2008

The purpose of life is to glorify God and you suceeded
according to these reflections. God bless you and your
families until we are reunited in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

January 26, 2008

My dear son,
I miss you more and more with each passing day. Grandmom went to be with the Lord on 11-22-07, Thanksgiving Day. I know you greeted her with that wonderful hug of yours and you and Pop-Pop are happy to have her with you. Take care of her, my baby, and continue to watch over us here on Earth. Your dad talks to you daily and is so very proud of you. Your brother could use one of your hugs right now. Let him know you are walking with him each and every day and to draw strength from that. Your girls are getting so big and Valerie looks just like you. McKenna is a dork like her Nana, and I'm proud of her! I am going to make a scrapbook for each of them so they can get to know their daddy from when you were a baby until you went to be with the Lord. I love you, baby.
Momma

Debbie Watts
Mom

November 27, 2007

Mike,
You are in my thoughts often and I miss you dearly. Val is walking now and has almost all of her teeth. Kenna still remembers her dad because you left her so much love and a big impact on her life. She speaks of you often. Val looks more and more like you each day along with your temper. LOL
I love you Mike. Peace be with you.
mom

Pamela Mullins
Mother-in-law

November 12, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Staff Sergeant Watts on the anniversary of his passing. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you all. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

September 16, 2007

Mike its been almost one year since we lost you. I saw you yesterday in your new little girl."She's Beautiful" You will live on in our hearts forever. I truely miss your BIG hug and generous smile. I'm still very proud of you and love you very much.
Love,Uncle Robert

Robert Wilson
Uncle

September 14, 2007

Thank You, For Serving this Country. It was hearts desire, and You were good at it! It is just as hard today to think you arn't here, as it was almost a year ago. You did so much on this Planet, some you don't even know about. The Gates of Heaven Welcome you, I am sure You are finding peace in His Hand's. I Hope your Family, your Wife, and your Children are finding comfort in His Hand's. The Memory of you will Live on with your Children, and Family. You were a Good Man, and a Good Officer. Rest In His Hand's...

September 8, 2007

Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in peace my brother.

Cpl Rashaad Smith/former AF SF
Collier County Sheriff's Office

August 28, 2007

Thank you for your service.

USAF SP/SF 95-99

Ofc. W. Castellano #115
Niles P.D. Il.

August 16, 2007

Mike,
This may be a little late, but I never wanted to grasp the fact that you were gone. The Lord only takes us when we are ready and he must have been ready for you to wreak havoc in his kingdom. You're kids are going to do great things because of who their father was...I truly miss having you around at Malmstrom, but I will see you soon when it is time for me to enter the gates of Heaven, and then we can wreak havoc together...R.I.P. Broham, the Lord has a true soldier in his kingdom HUAH!

SSGT McManus, Aisha
Good Friend

May 16, 2007

To Mike's wife~

I was on TRF with Mike at Malmtrom, I have been in the 822d for the last three years. I just found out today about what happened, I just wanted to let you and your family know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Mike was a good man and a good friend. RIP Mike.

SSgt Renfrow
friend

April 30, 2007

I didn't know Mike very well, but the guys I know who did know him well, always spoke of him as the guy who was a family man as well as a hard core cop. My prayers go out to his family, his wife and two kids and his extended family.

SSgt Dave Carlson
US Air Force Reserves Security Forces
Securitas Security Services USA

SSgt Dave Carlson
US Air Force Reserves Security Forces/Securitas Security Services USA

February 14, 2007

May got be with you. Rest in Peace.

SrA Steven Ledwich
97 SFS/Altus AFB, OK

January 25, 2007

Staff Sergeant Watts....All of our Armed Forces Service Veterans(Department of Defense Police Officers) and active duty Master At Arms (military police)honor you. Our thoughts and prayers are with your Family, Friends and Law Enforcement Family. Thank you for your service.

Police Officer
Naval Weapons Station, Charleston, SC

January 19, 2007

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