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Trooper Michael R. Veilleux

Maine State Police, Maine

End of Watch Tuesday, June 17, 1986

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Reflections for Trooper Michael R. Veilleux

Remembering you today on the 32nd anniversary of your loss.
Thank you for your service Trooper Veilleux.
Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Charles C. Black II
Son of Maine State Trooper Charles C. Black EOW 7/9/64

June 17, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 17, 2015

Not Forgotten RIP

Debbie Peek

June 17, 2015

You were never given enough time to truly show what you were capable of, but I am sure in that one month, you showed the world you were more than worthy to wear the uniform of the Maine State Police.

On this 29th anniversary of your tragic and untimely death, I just wish to acknowledge your sacrifice. May God Bless you and may your rest continue to be eternally peaceful, Brother.

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

June 17, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary year 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and prie are forever.

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

November 24, 2012

I attended training last week at the Bureau of Public Safety in the Fallen Heroes room and sat below your picture. It brought a smile to my face as I remembered our days as Criminal Justice students at UMA.

Your memory lives on


July 27, 2011

Today, 25 years have passed since you gave your life. You are not forgotten Trooper Veilleux.

Troop A
Maine State Police

June 17, 2011

Today members past and present of Troop A conducted a memorial service for Trooper Veilleux. Rest in Peace Brother.

Lt. Ted Short
Maine State Police-Retired

June 17, 2011

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

April 19, 2011

"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

February 11, 2008

Rest in Peace!

Police Corporal Matt Lyons (Historian)
Oceanside Police Department, Cal

January 21, 2008



October 5, 2007

Tr. Veilleux thank you for your service. Continue to watch over your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

November 10, 2006

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Maine State Police. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Trooper Veilleux deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Trooper Veilleux is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

June 10, 2006

Trooper Veilleux your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Care now. May you rest in peace brother.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 13, 2006

RIP, Trooper I started 1 year prior to you death, Thank you for you service, you rest we will continue to cover your watch. Thank you to your family and our prays with them all. Bob

Sergeant Robert Denault
Department of Defense Police

October 28, 2005

Trooper Veilleux, Thank you for your service to the people of the State of Maine and the United States. You are not forgotten!

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Department, Ca

November 18, 2003

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