Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael Steven Delgado

Tohono O'odham Nation Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Thursday, April 9, 1998

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael Steven Delgado

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Admin. Assistant Deborah Lopez
PINAL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

September 2, 2016

I worked with Michael's brothers, Pete (Prosecutor) and Joe (Chief of Police TOPD) as a police officer on the Tohono O'Odham Reservation. Michael was held in such high regard and it is tragic how his life ended so soon.

Sergeant Adam Miller (Retired)
Hillsboro Police Dept.

April 30, 2013

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. I know the many years of pain suffered by those who love you dearly and miss you terribly. You are a true hero and true heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

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

April 9, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 9, 2013

Thinking of you on this anniversary date. You have not been forgotten.

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

April 9, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 9, 2010

Over a decade has passed since you were called away but you have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

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

April 9, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

May 1, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

April 9, 2008

Officer Delgado,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for your community. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

April 9, 2008

"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

March 6, 2008

To Police Officer Michael Steven Delgado and his loved ones:

On this the eighth 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.
Reading the loving reflections about your beloved Michael gives us some understanding of what a kind and honorable young man he was, and what he meant to his family and friends. I hope that his child born after Michael's death knows his/her father through the cherished memories of others whose lives he touched.


Michael, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

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, Officer Delgado. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication. I am so sorry your life was taken from you at such a young age when you had a lifetime ahead of you. How your parents and loved ones must miss you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Michael gave to his community and the people of the Tohono O'odham Indian Nation, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 9, 1998.

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

April 9, 2006

Today I decided to search for officers who've passed with the same last name as mine. And I found the kind looking face of Officer Michael Delgado. I just wanted to send my most sincere condolences to his family, friends & colleagues. I am sure he is still just as missed today as he was nearly 8 years ago. I wish the best for his wife and child. God be with you.

Lydia (Delgado) Ambrose
Wife of Police Officer (CA)

April 2, 2006

I was in the academy with Michael. He was serious about becoming a Police Officer, and being a good one, but still found time to be helpful, and make us all laugh when the training got tough. Thank you for all that you did in your short time wish us, rest in peace my friend.

Detective Wendy Adney
Cochise County Sheriff's Department

December 29, 2005

05/19/04

Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Delgado.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 19, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003). Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend. Deputy Jeffrey Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

Officer Delgado, you are remembered on this date of your death. You will always be remembered.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 9, 2004

YOUR LOSS WAS FELT BY ALL OF YOUR BROTHERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.

ERIC M. BRUSS - POLICE OFFICER
US DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE, MPLS MN

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