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Deputy Sheriff Michael John Alexander

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, May 3, 1998

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Michael John Alexander

Deputy Sheriff Alexander,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for service and sacrifice for the citizens of Monroe County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 3, 2023

I never had the chance to meet my uncle, but I'm sure he was a great officer. Your nephew,

CSD 1 Teagan Alexander
Collier County Sheriff's Office

March 29, 2022

Rest in peace my spiritual brother. Will always cherish our conversations, til we meet again. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Much love always, my friend and mentor.


November 3, 2019

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

I miss you Mike, your beloved brother...

Steve Alexander, Lieutenant
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

September 1, 2014

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

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

May 3, 2013

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Alexander, we will never forget...

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

May 3, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are one of them.. Continue to rest in peace.

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


May 3, 2011

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

May 3, 2010

You are still in my memories and your family still in my heart and prayers. It's been over a decade and I am sure you must be watching over Sytella and your children as they grow into adults. You are missed my old friend.

Scott Dennis, Captain

September 2, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the eleventh 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 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 hold your family in thought and prayer today and pray for their solace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 3, 2009



May 5, 2008

Hey Lt. I met your kid the other day, he is working at starbucks and a nice kid you would be proud. I attempted to recruit him into MDPD. 10 years have passed to fast you are not forgotten RIP.

Miami Dade Police Department

May 3, 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
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

December 14, 2007

Lt. Alexander,
It has been many years since your passing, you were the Platoon (III) Commander for Northside Station, when I was assigned there in 1997. I remember you fondly as a ‘don’t take shit from anyone kind of guy’, and had fun working for you during the mini riot we had at the at the Scotts Projects. I will never forget how you stood your ground facing a mob of 300 or more and calmly told them to “Disperse of be gassed” one look at you and the crowd ran back to their homes, thus saving life and property.
You were an excellent Lieutenant and are missed. Rest in peace Sir…

Miami Dade Police Department

December 14, 2007

I pray that your family, friends and co-workers find peace and comfort in the knowledge that God keeps his soldiers in his arms and never leaves them alone. Another year has left them without your smiles, hugs, jokes, and voice. May they find all those moments of happiness and bring them out to share today in your honor.

Rest easy warrior, your job on earth is done. God bless.

APD LEO's wife

May 3, 2007

May you rest in peace and may He ever bless your loved ones.

May 3, 2007

Rest in peace.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

June 21, 2006

rest in Peace Sir.

May 3, 2006

As May 3rd is upon us but yet another year again I only wish that there was more that I could have done for you that night. Rest easy and god be with you!

Sgt. Kiffney
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

April 28, 2006

watch over us....we will never, ever forget...

February 10, 2006

Rest in Peace Brother.

We have the watch now.

Cadet Wayne Rosser
Valencia Criminal Justice Institute

December 22, 2003

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer. Tonight, May 3, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Deputy Michael Alexander who died on this date 5 years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Deputy Alexander's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

from a fellow ofc in monroe county, rest in peace, you have served south florida well. we will never forget.

key west police

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