Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Michael S. Lingham

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, April 14, 1974

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Reflections for Sergeant Michael S. Lingham

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

April 14, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 14, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 14, 2010

Thankyou for all you have done for this city. You are a hero and we will never forget you

POLICE OFFICER 9TH DISTRICT
PHILA PA

January 14, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been a long time since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Sgt. Lingham.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008

SGT LINGHAM, TODAY I LEAVE YOU A REFLECTION IN MEMORY OF MY SON WHO DIED THIS DATE IN 2005. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

April 14, 2008

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

April 14, 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

January 24, 2008

You have not been forgotten You and all our Law Enforcement Heroes are remembered in my daily prayers. thank you for your dedication and bravery. God Bless you as you continue to sleep in God's Love and in His Arms.
Respectfully
Kathi Halligan Phila PA wife and mom of Philly LEO'S

Kathi Halligan
Philadelphia PA

November 6, 2007

Sarge, your brother and sister officers down here to the South of you will never forget you and thank you for your service.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 13, 2006

We will never forget.

Police Officer
X-Phlia / Pentagon Police Dept

April 16, 2006

Sgt. Lingham, you are not forgotten.

P/O
Philadelphia PD

April 14, 2006

Sir, Your sacrifice during the performance of your duty will be forever remembered, the price you have lay upon the alter of justice was a heavy one yet it was not for nothing that you gave your life. People slept well at night knowing you were there to protect them, there is no higher calling. Rest well my brother, rest well.

Sgt. Malcolm
Wright City Police Department

May 11, 2004

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