Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Investigator Michael Dale Stockwell

Orange Beach Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Reflections for Investigator Michael Dale Stockwell

My family's thoughts and prayers are with his family and the OBPD. Gulf Shores/Orange Beach is like a second hometown to us and I know that your service was appreciated and your sacrifice will not be forgotten. I pray that the fine people of Orange Beach rally around your family and support them and your fellow officers during this difficult time.

Vickie Davis
Survivor (Philip Davis EOW 12-04-09)

September 20, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas Kelly Jr., Supervisory FAM
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 20, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Investigator Stockwell's loved ones and everyone at the Orange Beach Police Department. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department

September 20, 2013

R.I.P. BROTHER Stockwell!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

September 20, 2013


Ret PO David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Ontario Canada

September 20, 2013

Thank you for your service to our department and the citizens of Gonzales, Louisiana during hurricane Katrina in 2005. Orange Beach PD will always be our sister department. Rest in peace.

From your Brother and Sisters,
Gonzales City Police
Gonzales, louisiana

Gonzales city Police Louisiana

September 20, 2013

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Departmant, Maryland

September 20, 2013

Rest In Peace, Brother.

P.O. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

September 20, 2013

God bless.

Officer Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

September 20, 2013

RIP Inv. Stockwell - 10-42.

Det. JP McGrath(retired)
Schenectady Police Dept., NY

September 19, 2013

God Bless you and keep you close. Rest in Peace. You shall always be remembered for your dedicated service.

Sgt. KS

September 19, 2013

Thank you so much for your years of service, May God bring peace to your family, your department and fellow law enforcement personnel. RIP brother.

Jan Taylor, Det, Retired
Dallas P. D.

September 19, 2013


Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office

September 19, 2013

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.

“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.

Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

Invetigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 19, 2013

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

Invetigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 19, 2013

Rest in peace thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the OBPD during this most difficult and tragic time.....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

September 19, 2013

Investigator Mike Stockwell rest in peace you are
now a member of an elite group The Thin Blue Line
of Heroes. There is no greater sacrifice that one can give
for his fellow man. To the Family I salute your lost loved
one, and pray for you during the days to come. Mike will
be in the company of heroes forevermore.

The Thin Blue Line of the Fallen are Standing at
attention in their class “A“ uniforms,badges gleaming and
shoes like glass, They are your brothers and sisters of
Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the
ultimate price. Today, like many others, they welcome you
to this hallowed place. As you march down the Thin Blue
Line of the Fallen, all eyes are focused on you as if to
say it will be ok you’re with your eternal partners.
A salute follows and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well. Now come join the ranks, another
member of The Thin Blue Line has come home.

Your Brother in Law Enforcement

Dr Stan phillips, Usa Ret, Ms., Bs.
Walnut Grove Mississippi Police Dep Ret

September 19, 2013

God's peace and speed Investigator Stockwell. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Dept.

September 19, 2013

Rest in Peace my brother in blue, you have earned your place in Heaven. I will be praying for your blood family as well as your "blue" family. May God comfort and keep them/us during this loss. My thoughts and prayers are also with the men and women of the Orange Beach Police Department.

Detective Laura Soulier
Mobile County Sheriff's Office, Mobile, AL

September 19, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your fellow officers!

Bryce Stevenson
Son of Fallen Ceres Police Sergeant Howard Stevenson, EOW 010905

September 19, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Investigator Michael Dale Stockwell. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Orange Beach, Alabama will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

September 19, 2013

Rest in peace my brother L.E.O.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

September 19, 2013

Thank you for your service, sir. A true hero.... Thoughts and prayers go to your OBPD brothers and sisters.

Josh J.
Civilian Supporter

September 19, 2013

Although I never had the pleasure of meeting you I have heard alot of good things about you. I do know alot of your coworkers and my thoughts are with them and your family. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chris Vinson Investigator
Sylacauga Police Department

September 19, 2013

The Dunwoody Police Department is deeply saddened by the loss of a fellow officer.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Investigator
Stockwell and the Orange Beach Police Department.

Men and Women of Dunwoody Police Departm
Men and Women of Dunwoody Police Department

September 19, 2013

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