Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Michael D. Love

Rochester Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, February 8, 1992

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Reflections for Patrolman Michael D. Love

Patrolman Michael D. Love will never be forgotten. May his soul forever RIP

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 13, 2018

By recognizing the heroes of our past, we honor and appreciate the warriors of our present. You have not been forgotten, my brother. You will always be remembered. God bless you Mike, and rest in peace.

David F Hoechstetter
ex-Patrolman (Disabled)
Conway Police Department
Pennsylvania

February 8, 2014

Others flee in the face of danger, heroes run toward the danger and get involved to help and protect others. You are a true hero. Thank you for your dedicated service to others, you will never be forgotten.

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

February 8, 2013

slim,
although you are in a better place, I still think of you every day.
your brother,
jim

james m love
brother

October 31, 2012

Dear Brother Mike,
We just celebrated Easter 2012. So thankful that we will see you some day in heaven. The Lord decided to take your murderer's life. Final justice is always in God's hands. We forgave him long ago and pray for his daughters left behind, and now orphaned. May God heal their broken hearts as He has lovingly healed and comforted us. Can't wait to see you again and tell you all the stories you have missed. Your brother is a grandfather now and you would be a great uncle!
Love you always!

Denise Love
Sister-in-law to Michael Love

April 9, 2012

your killer has finally died. i know the system but he never should have been on death row for 20 years. RIP brother now maybe your family can have some closure.

ptl a m mostella
cola pd sc

March 15, 2012

thank you Captain Edgell.

Everyday we miss Mike, he was torn from us, only the LORD gives us comfort (Ps. 23).

~ Dave Love (Mike's big brother)

brother
brother

March 14, 2012

Mikey, Your killer has finally died in prison hopefully this brings closure to your family. It will never bring you back, but now justice is somewhat served to the scum who killed you too soon.

Capt. Douglas Edgell
City of Aliquippa Police

March 13, 2012

Just after 20 years since you were taken from us your Murderer has made his way to Hell. RIP My Friend. You are remembered !

Chief of Police
Mars Police Dept.

March 13, 2012

I hope you're able to rest more peacefully now, brother. I hope your survivors can too.

Cpl. J. Nichols
UT Police Dept, Knoxville, TN

March 13, 2012

You fought the good fight. RIP brother.

Deputy Robert Margrader
LCSO

March 13, 2012

May God BLESS this family!!! My husband is also a peace officer, Narcotics Sgt., and this family is suffering over the loss of their loved one because of his bravery and his loyalty to mankind! Thank you for his service and his bravery!!! Praying for the family!! <3

Jmae Daigle Police Dispatcher/Narc wife
Hardin County Sheriff's Offce/Silsbee Police

March 13, 2012

Was a great officer and friend rest in peace officer.

Captian Calvin Washington
Rochester township police

February 23, 2012

Mike was a wonderful person to have as a co-worker and a friend. Mike and I had worked together many times and broke bread together many times when I was an officer for Rochester Twp. He is surely missed.

Retired Patrolman Roger Szczepura
Homeland Security

February 18, 2012

I have many great memories of Mike, we went to school together and were friends. Mike was a good guy and was alot of fun to be around. You are dearly missed "Lovey".

corrections officer dale a. yard
penna dept of corrections

September 30, 2011

Mike, the years go by, but the memories never fade. You will always be remembered and missed. I can still see your smile as if it were yesterday that you were standing here. Someday we will meet again, until then, my memories will always keep you alive.

Amy
friend

June 23, 2011

Never forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 8, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 8, 2011

Patrolman Love,
On today, the 19th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rochester. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP

February 8, 2011

The greatest sorrow and darkest time I ever experienced came with the news of your death. Our lives changed forever that night. I never thought I would ever preach at your funeral but I did. The only comfort that day was remembering the time we visited a church together years before and you prayed and gave your life to the Lord. You will always be my little brother. I look forward to seeing you someday in heaven. Until then Mike, I try to do the most good here on this earth for both of us. love always, Dave

Rev. David A. Love
Older Brother/missionary and professor at Rio Grande Bible Institute

June 21, 2009

To my friend Mike You are not forgotten even over all these year and you will not be for gotten in the future. We miss you and your jokes. You are with GOD and we will see you again some day. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND! Your Friend Kevin

Chief
Mars / Friend

July 2, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You will always be remembered and are a true hero for us all to look up too

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

May 26, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 5, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 24, 2008

Patrolman Love died trying to help another in need and paid the ultimate price. You will always be missed but also remembered for what you did. Thank you for your service.
Melissa
leo wife

February 8, 2007

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