Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Michael M. Ren

Montana Highway Patrol, Montana

End of Watch Saturday, April 8, 1978

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Reflections for Patrolman Michael M. Ren

Thank you for your service. You gave the ultimate sacrifice and for that you will never be forgotten. John 15:13….RIP warrior

Jeff Zearley
Retired Anaheim Police Department

June 14, 2023

Thinking about you.


June 17, 2022

So sorry to hear about your Dad. Mike and I were roommates in the Air Force stationed in Libya, North Africa. We sure had a lot of fun during that period.

Jeffery Samuelson

September 11, 2021

Thank you for your courage and bravery.


July 27, 2021

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 8, 2021

Patrolman Ren. Thank you for watching out for your son, Patrolman Ren, when he came under fire from a suspect this last week. Jerry Ren is a valued member of our community, and we are thankful that he and the deputy involved that day are both safe. Jerry also volunteers to serve on the Smith Valley School board of trustees.

Laili D Komenda
Superintendent, Smith Valley School

June 15, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Ren.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 6, 2020

Semper Fi Trooper. God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten...

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
CHP South LA

April 8, 2019

Mike, today is the 41st anniversary of your death. I think of you often and April 8 never passes without having the saddest feelings for having lost my best friend. However, it also never passes without reminding me of all the remarkable fun and truly special times we had together. You gave the ultimate sacrifice and you’ll never be forgotten. As you would have said, “Happy trails to you, wherever you are riding.“

M. Sturmak, Ex Deputy Sheriff

April 8, 2019

Guess what grandpa, I get to speak about you and dad tonight at the police tree lighting. Im so proud of you guys! love you always

Lexi Ren

December 5, 2018

Lord I ask for courage

Courage to face and
Conquer my own fears...

Courage to take me
Where others will not go...

I ask for strength

Strength of body to protect others
And strength of spirit to lead others...

I ask for dedication

Dedication to my job, to do it well
Dedication to my community
To keep it safe...

Give me Lord, concern
For others who trust me
And compassion for those who need me...

And please Lord

Through it all
Be at my side

Correctional Officer 84804
California Dept.Of Corrections

July 7, 2016

miss you... alot..

Lexi Ren

December 15, 2015

Remembering all the times you saved us from typical teenage trouble. And being thankful for the role you played in saving my dad's life in rafting accident. Gone too soon. :(

Yvonne C
Family friend

August 5, 2015

Hey Grandpa Mike! Just stopped to say I Love You!!!! Miss you lots everyday. Thank you soooo much for keeping us safe and caring for our family. Love, Lexi <3

Lexi R.

March 19, 2015

Hey Grandpa Mike! Just stopped to say I Love You!!!! Miss you lots everyday. Thank you soooo much for keeping us safe and caring for our family. Love, Lexi <3

Lexi R.

March 18, 2015

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

April 8, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections,

.Rest In Peace.

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

April 9, 2012

April 8th 1978, Mike this day is branded into my memory and I think it was just 10 days before that you and I made the trip from Columbia Falls to Eureka and back. I still remember how you ran that Plymouth up to 100 on the straight stretch near Olney. I wish we could have spent a lot more time reflecting on my Dad and how you knew him. Not sure what to believe anymore but hope that there really is a chance to meet again in a place with out weapons but lots of really fast cars! The highways are better now but it is even more dangerous in some ways. Later,

Sgt. (Retired) Steve Apgar
Montana Highway Patrol

January 8, 2012

Hey Uncle Mike, I was just thinking of you, and I found this website. I was just 16 yrs old when you died. I have fond memories of you from when I was very young. You were a big strong man and always made me laugh. And then there was that time, not too long before you were gone as it turns out, that you caught me and my friends drinking under age. Thanks for keepin that under your hat by the way. You were taken from us far too early Uncle Mike.
I'll always remember you.
Your Nephew Rob Ren

Rob Ren

June 27, 2011

Patrolman Ren,
On today, the 33rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Montana. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 8, 2011

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 8, 2010

On the 31st anniversary of Patrolman Ren's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Patrolman Ren is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

April 8, 2009

Patrolman Ren,

More than 30 years have passed and you are still missed. Thank you for helping the MHP to become the agency that it is. Your son is doing well here and making you proud I am sure.

God bless you,

LTC Mike Tooley

April 16, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 8, 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
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

December 11, 2007

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