Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer Michael W. Marshall

Omak Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, March 26, 1998

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Michael W. Marshall

Officer Marshall,
On today, the 22nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Omak. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 26, 2020

Rest in peace Patrol Officer Marshall.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 28, 2019

I'm remembering Mike and his wonderful influence upon my husband, Brian Bunker, who was an Omak PD officer from 1991 to 1993sih before moving to Spokane PD. Mike was his FTO and became a great friend. My husbands love of archery was due to Mike's love of the sport, he took him under his wing, not just as a new police officer but also as a true friend. Mike was an awesome person and he was so vocal about his love for his family. IThere are no words to lesson the loss of such a great man.....

Tanya Bunker

October 21, 2018

Doing so much I wish I could share with you! Although if you were here I wouldn't be doing half of it. I love my life and I love my family, but I wish you were alive in it...

Daughter Jessica Marshall-Fitch
Omak PD

August 1, 2017

Loving life, but wondering what it could have been.... I miss you so much every day!

YLP
Daughter

June 7, 2016

hard to believe you have been gone for sixteen years. I miss you every day, but know you are my angel always watching over me. It has been a struggle to forgive Juan Gonzales for taking you away from our family. I have found forgiveness, however I cannot find the courage to let it go. He took a part of me, my family. He damaged my family, and many in the community. I know someday I will see you again, and our family will be reunited. Until that day, I love you and miss you daily Uncle Mike. 404 Gone, but not forgotten. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends John 15:13

J. Reynolds,
Niece

March 27, 2014

Amen Brother, it's been 15 yrs since you gave the ultimate sacrifice. I think about you often the you are and I enjoyed having coffee with.

Rest in peace brother.....

C. Miller
Friend and brother in arms

March 26, 2013

Mike Just wanted to tell you Happy Birthday Darling. I Miss you so very much. Every day you are in My thoughts.
Until we meet again

Marjorie Flugel
Mother
May 14, 2012

Marjorie Flugel
Mother

May 14, 2012

Michael, we were always so close. We walked through so many family fun times, and storms together, then it was you leaving us and we stood by in shock. We just made a camping date with you and your family for July and we were so excited to have some quality time together. We have had some very good quality times with your wife and family. We always talk of still missing you. The last family reunion you attended we still recall how much fun you were. We have such good pictures of those times. We miss you as always little cousin. We know our God above is talking very good care of you and we will see you again one of these days.

David and Peg Kloth
cousins

February 16, 2012

Before Mike was a police officer he was a teacher at SCC. He taught his students quality, not quantity. He often talked of Omak and how much he loved it. When I talk with former students on occasion they still mention him. He was the teacher we remember. He was a kind person who always smiled.

Anonymous
Former Student

February 6, 2012

I remember mikes wife babysitting me and my sister when we were little and we hardly saw mike because he was always working but when we did see him he was a wonderful person to be around and a true friend and hard working man..I remember that day every year when he was killed and i followed the news everyday. All i can say is Mike u were a great husband, father, friend and police officer. U protected the community for years and now u r protecting your family from above..Miss u greatly Mike and Rest in Peace...

Jerry J. Nelson
Friend

July 25, 2011

Here it is 14 years since your passing and it seems like yesterday that we heard the news. It still doesn't seem real that we can't drive to Omak and stop in for a cup and catch up on all the years. I saw you last at 10 years, in 1967 I think, and remember you helped me learn how to play Conasta while our parents visited. I was proud to hear you had joined the force and heard of your marriage and the birth of your children through our moms. I wish I could of come when they laid you to rest to stand with your family, Aunt Margie and Rose and lend support as you would have. I know Mom, Kay Davis, and my brothers, Bob and Mike came as quickly as they could. Each time a brother or sister officer is harmed or killed, each March 26th, I think of you and remember that wonderful kid I knew. You are loved and missed. God be with you.

Donna Winkelman Perry
honorary cousin (C.H. Markel)

April 6, 2011

There are no words that can describe what your loss means to so many. Only the thought of remembering you for the sacrifice you made to make our world a better place.

Ernie Barber
Seattle PD surviving father

March 4, 2010

On this day 12-8-09 as I watch the services for the Lakewood Police that were gunned down in the line of duty my thoughts go back to Mike and his family. I still feel sadness for the loss of his life and will not let the loss of Mike be forgotten. My brother worked with Mike in the department and that is where I had the pleasure of meeting him and obviously he left a positive image with me. God Bless you Mike and your family.

Obie
Friend

December 8, 2009

To Officer Marshall and his loved ones:

On this the eleventh anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Michael. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Michael gave to his community and the citizens of Washington, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 26, 1998.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 26, 2009

Thinking of your loved ones today and everyday. I know the daily struggles they face without you and the terrible pain within their hearts. God, wrap your loving arms around them and help them with their grief and let them feel your presence.
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Brenda Lucas
Mother of Chief Anthony D. Lucas, EOW 2-4-2005

March 26, 2009

"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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 29, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 26, 2008

Mike
I was at the National Law Enforcement Memorial wall in D.C. last week and etched your name off of the wall for my best friend. I did not ever get to meet you, but you left a life long lasting impacted on a very close and dear friend of mine. You were his FTO and mentor for his short say in Omak, just prior to your murder. When Mark came back to work with us in Prosser I could tell that your death had hit him hard and would be some thing that he would carry with him for ever, but the lesson and work ethic you taught him would also stay with him for ever. Thank you for looking after him and paying the ultimate price. You will not be forgotten.
God Bless
Sgt Garry Randles fmr Prosser P.D.

Sgt Garry Randles fmr
frm Prosser P.D/ Hanford Patrol Washington State

September 27, 2007

G-d Bless.

March 26, 2007

Here I lay awake in the dark morning hours of March 26th, this time 9 years later. I can't sleep now, it just doesn't seem right. I wonder all the time about venturing back up there, but plans never seem to work out right. But it's all good, because I love the life I live today and the people who made me who I am, and I draw my strength to drive on from that.
~~~~~
Man of courage with your message of peace,
What is that look in your eyes?
Why have you come to this place?
What is this law that you laid down your life to tell?
What kind of love can this be?

There is no greater love than this.
There is no greater gift that can ever be given,
Than to be willing to die so another might live.
There is no greater love than this.

Broken hearted from all we have lost,
How can we sing through our tears?
What is this music that can bear such a cost?
What is this fire that grows stronger against the wind?
What kind of flame can this be?

There is no greater love than this.
There is no greater gift that can ever be given,
Than to be willing to die so another might live.
There is no greater love than this.

March 26, 2007

Mike, its been almost 9 years and I can still recall every detail from that night. I miss you brother, I know your in a great place and we will have that cup of coffee together soon day soon. God bless you brother.

C. Miller former OCS deputy

chad miller
Kitsap County So- former OCS Deputy

March 8, 2007

Mike,

I have had the bittersweet pleasure of getting to know your wonderful wife. Bittersweet, because under normal circumstances, neither of us would have learned of Concerns of Police Survivors, nor had a need to become involved.

Rest in God's peace, sir; you will not be forgotten.

Brenda, daughter of Officer Cliff Miller
Rossford, Ohio, P.D., EOW 05/14/1966

January 26, 2007

I just want to thank you Officer Marshall for the service you gave the citizens of Omak. You made the ultimate sacrifice to protect those citizens,including ones who I really care about. That sacrifice will never be forgotten.May you rest in peace.

Jeff Moses
former Okanogan resident

November 28, 2006

Big Mike:

It has been 8 years and we just had a dedication of a memorial for fallen officers in Okanogan County. I can't believe the pain is still fresh...like yesterday. We miss you and still tell the "Mikey" stories, they make us smile. Just like they did when you were here with us. Thanks Mike, for being the guy you were/are.

friend/neighbor
Okanogan County

June 14, 2006

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