Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Michael J. Metroka

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, December 15, 1997

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Michael J. Metroka

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Metroka.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 22, 2019

I did Love You

Susan Wylam
Young love

March 7, 2018

Another of our own will be buried today after being shot and killed. Please please please watch over Ethan, help bring him home safe to us after each shift. I can't live through it again. Forever grateful for your sacrifice. Missing you every day!

Dawn
Niece

January 5, 2017

19 years! How is that possible?! You missed 19 years of my life. This hurts so bad. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. We were talking about angels the other day with Bryce & I was explaining guardian angels and how daddy has a very special one watching over him daily, protecting him on duty. We talk about you so much to the boys. I think I miss you more now than ever. I could use my uncle to talk to during stressful times. I love you forever & always!

Dawn
Niece

December 15, 2016

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Dear Mike:

I only met you once, the day you were married. I found out about this horrible night from your brother in law but was still carrying some unknown lack of trust for cops. That all changed though and had no basis. Police officers are pretty cool in my better opinion. The thing I wanted to say to you aside from previous is "thank you for your service"! I was told your k9 partner tried so hard to save you. RIP Deputy Michael Metroka.

civillian teacher Mike Langevin
family friend

January 20, 2015

A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

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

December 15, 2014

Happy Birthday in Heaven! Wishing so badly that you were here to celebrate with you! I know you are watching over us all especially Ethan as he is part of this manhunt going on! Not a day goes by that I don't think about you! I love you & miss you so very much!! Will celebrate you tonight!!

Dawn
Niece

October 30, 2014

Happy Birthday in Heaven! Wishing so badly that you were here to celebrate with you! I know you are watching over us all especially Ethan as he is part of this manhunt going on! Not a day goes by that I don't think about you! I love you & miss you so very much!! Will celebrate you tonight!!

Dawn
Niece

October 29, 2014

Uncle Michael-
I wanted to thank you so much for watching over Ethan the last 6 months, I know you helped him along the way. It was a long difficult journey but he graduated from The Pennsylvania State Police Academy on Friday & I couldn't be more proud of my husband! Please continue to watch over him & keep him safe as he begins his new journey as a Pennslvania State Trooper. Thank you & I love & miss you so very much!

Dawn
Niece

March 17, 2013

Hey Bro, It's been so long since you left us, but I remember like yesterday working midnights in Pompano, you doing the pizza run going 40. The night of your crash and hunting for your killer is still fresh in my mind. Joking at roll call. You are missed my friend! You made doing our job much more tolerable with your humor. I remember how hard you worked to be a K9 Handler and your passion for the job. Take care in heaven "keep a swivel head".

DEPUTY SHERIFF CCN 4778
BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE-RETIRED

March 11, 2013

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Deputy Metroka.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

December 15, 2012

Wow!...15 years already! It really doesn't seem that long ago that you were taken from all of us. I can remember so vividly coming home from school with mom & dad meeting us in the kitchen to tell us the words, "Sorry, Mike didn't make it.". I never felt pain like that before, I would never get to see the greatest uncle that ever lived again, I would never be surprised by you at the airport or at a party again, you wouldn't get to see me graduate from high school or college, or dance with me at my wedding, or hold my 1st born son. I know you watch over me & protect me each & every day... I know somehow you sent my very best friend to me, I feel you hand picked him special because he is exactly like you!! It may be 15 years that you were taken way too soon from us, however I love you & miss you just as much as that horrible day! Please continue to watch over me & protect me, the baby that I'm carrying, my precious Bryce & Watch over Ethan as he works on graduating from the State Police Academy. A day doesn't go by that mom doesn't think of you or mention you either, please continue to watch over mom & dad as well. You are a true hero to many of us & I will make sure that my babies know just how special my godfather was through the many stories & countless memories. Happy Holidays in Heaven Uncle Michael!! 15 years gone NEVER forgotten!

All my Love,
Dawn

Dawn Wenzel
Niece

December 14, 2012

Michael,
I wanted to wish you a happy birthday! I love you and miss you more than words can say. Please continue to watch over us all, especially me with this pregnancy we worked so hard and long for. I know you had a hand in this, so thank you so very much!
Love you....

Robyn Caiazzo
Niece

October 29, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Metroka. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Uncle Michael,
Things have been so busy here lately i didnt get online on the 15th. I did get your sign tho...14 years, its so hard to believe....please continue to watch over and protect us...we love and miss you each and every day....

Robyn

December 21, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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 miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace

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

December 15, 2011

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Metroka, we will never forget the sacrifice you made for all of us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb

December 15, 2011

I was a high school class mate and friend of Mike's. We are celebrating our 35th reunion next month and I wanted to be sure we had info on Mike for our remembrance table. I found this site online. Mike was a great guy and I was glad to see he is remembered fondly.

Beth DeLong Hornick
old friend

October 29, 2011

Uncle Michael-

Happy 53rd Birthday!! WOW... 53 you would be! I'm sure you would still be as cool as ever!! I have a 9 mos. little boy now his name is Bryce & he definitely has alot of Metroka in his physical features. Being a mother is the greatest thing ever! I know you are watching over us but I wish everyday that you were here so Bryce & Ethan could meet you. The emptiness & hurt is still here in all of us, but your memory has lived on & I hope I make you proud! Go celebrate your special day with all the special people up there!! Love & miss you with all my heart.

Dawn

Dawn Wenzel
Niece

October 29, 2011

Heard the song AMIE the other day and thought of you. I continue to receive the signs you send me from time to time. Cannot believe 13 years has gone by. Seems like just yesterday : ( Miss you as much today as 1997.....love u...

robyn caiazzo

December 15, 2010

13 years gone by and it still feels like just yesterday you left this world. So many times in my everyday life I stop and say I wish Uncle Michael was here. I know you are my very own guardian angel and are watching over me. May you continue to, during the last 6 weeks of my pregnancy. Your passing left a whole in so many people's lives, a whole that never went away. I love and miss you as much as I did 13 years ago. You were and are a hero! R.I.P.
Love Always & Forever,
Dawn

Dawn Wenzel
Niece

December 15, 2010

I know that the pain in the hearts of the Metroka family is as strong today as it was in 1997, may you know that we will never forget your hero...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous

December 15, 2010

Happy Birthday in Heaven Uncle Michael!! Miss you still so very much....cant believe how long it has been. Please continue to watch over me during my my last few months of pregnancy! I am so excited to be having a baby boy! This is always such a tough time of the year for all of us. Please watch over everyone & keep us safe! Say hello to gram! I love you & miss you.

Dawn Wenzel
niece

October 29, 2010

Uncle Michael,
Please watch over officer Tome's family this week as they are going through a difficult week. I havent been on in a while, but wanted you to know I have gotten your Aime signs over the last week. Im still trying to figure out what you are trying to tell me, but i know you are watching over me. This month starts the usual sad feelings that i get, with your birthday and then Thanksgiving and Xmas, but i know you are with me through it all. Tell Gram I love her and miss her so much!

Love u

robyn caiazzo
niece

October 12, 2010

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