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

May you continue to rest in eternal peace. You will never be forgotten.....

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly PD, Va.

December 15, 2006

May you be ever blessed by Our Lord.

December 15, 2006

You have not been forgotten. My thoughts are with your loved ones and friends on this day. Continue to keep watch over them. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

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

December 14, 2006

Dear Mike: I was just a rookie when I first met you having coffee with Kathy Lenox at the Bagel Shop in our old beat of Lauderhill. Since then, we became great friends and zone partners. You loved the animals so much, and you had so many of them at home, I nick named you Metro(ka)-Zoo. I guess after you left us, you passed it on to me. You'll be glad to know, I rescue pets now. You can tell Woedon that for me. I was so proud of you when you make the K-9 unit. You met me that evening to tell me the great news. I miss you 6A9. From your zone partner 6A3.

Always thinking and laughing with you, 'till we play again.

Dep. Hermi Zumbado
Broward County Sheriff's Office

November 19, 2006

Mike, there is not a day your not in our thoughts. W

Armando , Dina , Alyssa , Armando III & Alex

Detective Armando Enrique
Broward County Sheriffs Office

November 16, 2006

A day does not go by that I don't think about you and our time in District 9. You are deeply missed by many. You touched so many lives and left an everlasting impression on us.

We miss you!!

Sgt. Mitchell Kogod
Broward Sheriff's Office

November 13, 2005

Mike, on the anniversary of your tragic death, I wanted you to know that I think about you often. I remember the times on Elevation 729 at S.S.E.S. that we spent talking. We always seemed to end up talking about animals, so I wasn't surprised to hear that you ended up in the K-9 Unit. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. It is deeply appreciated.

C. Karl
Former Security Officer. S.S.E.S

December 15, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

December 15, 2004

Thank you for your service, rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

March 25, 2004

I will never forget you. You were more than a brother officer , you were a neighbor and friend. May you always look upon me and help me through the 'hard' times in life. I know where you are now and I pray you will 'hold' a seat for me. One day we will be together again. I was sorry to hear about Woedon, but I'm sure you are happy to have him by your side now. God bless you always.
Eternally a friend, Al

Officer Al Stanco

The news of Mike's death was particularly hard for me to take because my friend and co-worker, DEA Special Agent Shaun Curl, was shot and killed three days before Mike's death in Miramar, Fl. I remember seeing footage of the funeral procession on TV and wished I had gone to the service myself, but felt I could not bear to attend another funeral so soon after Shaun's. I wish now that I had personally gone to pay my respects.

Mike will forever be remembered by those he worked with. He was a true hero. I know that he is heaven now looking down on all his fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement.

Special Agent
Drug Enforcement Administration

Mike, I just want you to know that you are constantly on my mind. I thank God for the time that he gave to us to become Friends, Pal's and Partners. Even if our time together on earth was short, I still have the memories and they will continue forever in my heart and my mind, and that will last a lifetime.

I want to thank you again for being there for us when we needed you. You will never be forgotten my friend.

May God Bless you always.

Your Pal, Friend and Partner forever.

Until we meet again

Deputy Philip M. Marino
Broward County Sheriff's Office


We all miss you a lot and think about you. Sometimes I still can't believe what happened. I hear Woedon is w/ you now. Bet you two had a great reunion up there. We'll see you again some day when we all come home.


Deputy Robert Feick
Broward County Sheriff's Department, FL

Dear Mike:

I will forever be grateful of the times that we worked together. The competition between us of who could have the most strobe lights in our police cruisers will be a memory that I will forever cherish. Until the final roll call my friend, I will miss you.

Officer William Gordon
Lauderhill Police Department

Rest in peace my friend.

Cpl. Dean Johnson
Palm Beach County (FL) Sheriff's Office

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