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Police Officer

Michael Hance

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, March 12, 2017
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Reflections for Police Officer Michael Hance


Rest in peace, Officer Hance. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement
March 24, 2017

Thank you for your service, Rest In Peace and protect from above.

Assistant Chief, BSUPD MA Matthew T. Rus
Bridgewater State University Police Department
March 23, 2017

Thank you for your service. You gave of yourself when others needed you. May God give comfort to your family at this time!

Civilian, RuthAnn Pratt Cross
March 23, 2017

A portion of a letter written by President Abraham Lincoln, printed in the Boston Evening Transcript on November 25, 1864.

“I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.
I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
Abraham Lincoln”

Police Officer M. Reuss
Eagan Police Department MN
March 23, 2017

Rest in peace my brother. Those who are still here salute you, and one day will meet up with you. Watch over your family and the N.Y.P.D. from a better place, and thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)
March 23, 2017

My prayers Sir.

State Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol
March 22, 2017

Rest in peace brother! God bless! God speed! Thank you for your service!

March 21, 2017

Rest in peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

March 21, 2017

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo Ret.
Nassau County PD, NY
March 21, 2017

My prayers for Officer Hans's family! Thank you for your service sir! May you Rest In Peace!

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office
March 21, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Hance. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at New York Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
March 21, 2017

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy#980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland
March 21, 2017

Sorry to read about your loss. Your loved one was a true hero and suffered the ultimate sacrifice for that. May you Rest in peace Brother in Blue and let us as your Brothers and Sisters in Blue take it from here.

Res.Sgt Rudy Jones
March 20, 2017

We are again deeply saddened by the loss of another brother resulting from the search and rescue efforts proceeding the 9/11 attacks on our country. Officer Michael Hance's actions were both courageous and heroic. Our thoughts and prayers are with officer Hance's co-workers, family and friends.

Session 62
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Academy
March 20, 2017

Thank you for your many years of faithful service to your city, state and nation. Your outstanding contributions will not be forgotten.

James Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (RET)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno) and Nevada DPS
March 20, 2017

My condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Officer Hance. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Deputy Steve Bennett
Iowa County (WI) Sheriff's Office
March 20, 2017

To the family of Police Officer Michael Hance, friends, Commissioner James P. O'Neill and the New York City Police Department.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. My God comfort, hold you close and give you peace now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Hospital Police, NC
March 20, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department
March 20, 2017

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired
March 20, 2017

"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

Officer Michael Hance, Thank You for the sacrifice and the service you have provided to the community.

Officer Hance update your status.

Officer Hance update your status.

Officer Hance, take a deep breath, you are home now.
Officer Hance, you are 10-7 EOS Goodnight.

Never Forget the Ultimate Sacrifice. Always remember and always Thank our Brothers and Sisters in uniform.
March 20, 2017

RIP brother, you will never be forgotten. Thank you for your valiant service.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.
March 20, 2017

RIP brother Michael.

May God bless you and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Inv. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Dept.
March 19, 2017

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ
March 19, 2017

Lots of love from the LGBT community. We will never forget NYC Pride 2015 when you danced with marchers. May your soul rest in peace!

D. D. Christian
Former Police Officer/Constable
JCF - Jamaica
March 19, 2017

God Bless and Godspeed. We will never forget.

Lisa B
March 18, 2017


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