Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael J. Schiavina

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, November 12, 1985

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael J. Schiavina

Unbelievable to think it's been 33 years. Truly a sad few days for the City of Springfield and the Commonwealth.

God Bless you Brother and may you continue to Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

November 12, 2018

My Academy Partner, my Brother, my Friend...

I remember as though it was yesterday, pacing you so that we could both make the mile in the allowed amount of time at the Academy in Springfield. And I remember as you lumbered away from me, looked back, and just smiled. You are and will forever be missed Mike.

Pete Skerritt
Greenfield, MA PD (former)

October 6, 2016

On 5/13/2015 I attended two Memorial services of
Fallen Brothers in Springfield MA The First was Western Massachusetts Chiefs of Police at the Reginal Police Academy. THe second was at Sprfd. Police Headquarters
I lost 6 friends since 1971. At each ceremony in gave out
CD's at each sight. The reasons For the CD's is to give comfort to the Serviving Famalies and Officers In Fact
one the Wife's walked over to the group surrounding
my wheel chair. She looked in and said "Hay That's My
Husband. Yes that was her Husband,A portrait of him on the CD. Along with 4 other Officers. One of my friends pulled me over Blue Lights and Siren Quick Blast. He came over and said Bob did you pick out the music on your CD?
I said yes, He fell to his knees out side of my vehicle and
he said "Bob,. I hung on every word" and we both started crying

Police Officer Robert P.Sakowski
Springfield Police Dis.Ret 3/3/78

May 14, 2015

IN HONORE CASORUM
The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

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

November 12, 2014

RIP, Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 12, 2012

It has now been twenty five years since you and your partner were shot and killed. Hard to believe that ever happened. My sister was in your high school graduating class. Thank you for serving the people of the city of Springfield, MA. You are still thought of.

Anonymous

November 15, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 12, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 12, 2010

Officer Schiavina, twenty four years (24) later you are still remembered.

Thank you for your service.

The citizens of Massachusetts were well protected under your watch.

An unnecessary and trajic loss.

Anonymous

April 23, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

January 31, 2010

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

November 26, 2007

Officer Schiavina,
On today, the 22nd anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Springfield. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

November 12, 2007

"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

November 8, 2007

Officer Schiavina, today marks the 21st anniversary of your murder. I recall attending your funeral as a member of the HUPD Honor Guard and was impressed by the huge turnout. It was, to say the least, a very sad day.

Though your murder avoided the justice he would have faced here on earth, no doubt he faced it in the next world, and truthfully, this being Massachusetts, the justice in the next world was probably far more appropriate.

You truly are a hero and my heart goes out to your survivors and the Springfield Police family on this day.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 12, 2006

May you Rest in peace.

November 12, 2006

One of your killers came up for parole today and one can only hope the board is smart enough to deny him his freedom.


MA Officer

September 28, 2005

Rest easy, Brother; you are not forgotten.

Sgt. Barbara L. Beland
Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, IN USA

November 15, 2004

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