Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Constable Micheal Ray Eakin, III

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 29, 1998

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Reflections for Deputy Constable Micheal Ray Eakin, III

I can't believe that it has been 11 years. Lots of things have changed throughout the years. You would be so proud of your sisters...they are all grown up! I got married and had a son on the very same day! It was a package deal...I don't think I could love a kid anymore than I love our son! Bet you never thought you would hear me say that...he is 9 now and lives with us. Be sure to keep my Dad and Grandpa Bisso close to you until I get there...I'm sure that Grandpa is keeping you in line and Dad is probably feeding you well! Until I get there...

Deputy Tracy M. Traylor
Montgomery Co Constables PCT 1

September 29, 2009

There is something compelling about Michael's story. Maybe because he was so young when he was robbed of his life. Maybe because I sense life had not always been easy for him. I can see he is loved and missed by so many.

His memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace, Michael.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 29, 2009

ok... It seems like everytime I try to leave you a reflection I end up messing something up and sending too soon. Everything I do... I carry you in my heart always. You are missed so much. You left many great memories behind. You are a legend to many. You are the type of guy that makes a persons' face light up when they talk about you. You are truly missed we love you and can't wait to be with you someday:)

Kristie
Little Sis

September 28, 2009

Wow, Eleven years. I can't believe it. Yesterday I was looking through old pictures from when you first came to join our family. I was only in diapers. The way I looked at you in every picture brought me to tears. You were amazing to me and you still are. I guess you could say you stole my heart. In every picture of me.... there you were...my big brother. You are in my thoughts everyday,my memories that I will forever hold on to and in my heart for eternity. It really feels like you have always been here with me. I still have one of your many broken wing guardian angels on on my viser that you wore everyday that you went on duty. I look at it every morning on the way to work and when I get out of my car in the afternoon. It really has kept me safe and definately makes for a great day after I see it. I still question why you had to be taken from us but over the years I have come to be excepting of it. With the belief of going to heaven and the thought of you being there to greet us is the most comforting thought. It will be a long while but I can't wait to see your face again and hear your voice.

Kristie Green
Little Sis

September 28, 2009

It's been nearly eleven years since you were prematurely taken away from us. May God bless your family and friends and continue to bring comfort to them.

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Special Agent Blake Cook
U.S. Department of State/former Pct. 1 deputy

September 22, 2009

DEAR SON, THE ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR DEATH IS APPROACHING SOON. IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE YOU'VE BEEN GONE 11 YRS. IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY THAT YOU WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM US. THE PAIN AND HEARTACHE IS VERY REAL EVERY DAY. WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH, I MISS YOUR LOVING SMILE, THE WAY YOU COCKED YOUR HEAD TO ONE SIDE, YOUR LAUGHTER, YOUR HUMOR, THE WAY YOU SAID I LOVE YOU TOO MOM. SO UNTIL I SEE YOU AGAIN SON KNOW THAT YOU ARE LOVED AND MISSED. SO KISS YOUR NANA AND G/PA FOR ME. KEEP TERRY AND TIFFANY IN LINE IN HEAVEN. LOVE YOU SON YOUR MOTHER BARBARA JOHNSON

BARBARA JOHNSON
MOTHER

September 11, 2009

DEAR SON, THE ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR DEATH IS APPROACHING SOON. IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE YOU'VE BEEN GONE 11 YRS. IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY THAT YOU WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM US. THE PAIN AND HEARTACHE IS VERY REAL EVERY DAY. WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH, I MISS YOUR LOVING SMILE, THE WAY YOU COCKED YOUR HEAD TO ONE SIDE, YOUR LAUGHTER, YOUR HUMOR, THE WAY YOU SAID I LOVE YOU TOO MOM. SO UNTIL I SEE YOU AGAIN SON KNOW THAT YOU ARE LOVED AND MISSED. SO KISS YOUR NANA AND G/PA FOR ME. KEEP TERRY AND TIFFANY IN LINE IN HEAVEN. LOVE YOU SON YOUR MOTHER BARBARA JOHNSON

BARBARA JOHNSON
MOTHER

September 11, 2009

Micheal - Ray,
I know I was the only one here at Pct. 1 that you would let call you Ray. I remember you as a boy running down Daventry trying to get away from your demons. Playing with Jurisha, Clifton, Arron, Mark and the others. You could run like the wind and could make Chance so mad that he would take his bat and ball and go home.
It was so great having you at Pct. 1 and getting to know the grown up you had become. When you went over to JP 1-2 and played the trick on Jurisha asking for her and she didn't know who that good looking Deputy was that wanted to see her, she walked out the door and you grabbed and hugged her. I laughed so much when she screamed when she realized it was you. All the other clerks were so jealous and wanted to know who you were.
I remember the night before that tragic night when Matt and you came into the warrant division, you were working together and I told Matt to be sure and take care of my boy. He told me not to worry that he would take care of you. You told me "Don't worry Mom, that's my neighborhood and I know my way around." I told you it wasn't the same.
Then I heard on the way into work a deputy had been shot. I knew it was you. I called Jurisha and Clifton on 3way and we all cried together.
God How I Miss You. I have your pictures on the wall above my desk and now Clifton is a deputy with Pct. 1 and I pray every night for him and all the others that follow in your footsteps. Your Dad is such an influence with all the Deputies. You would be so proud of him and your Mom. Rest In Peace Beautiful Son. We Miss You Always.

Deputy Hazel Ford
Harris County Constable Pct 1 - Fellow Deputy - Neighbor - Sub Mom

September 1, 2009

DEAR SON, I HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN. WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE TO HELP YOU CELEBRATE. I THINK OF YOU EVERY DAY SO HANDSOME AND LOVING. I LOVE AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH. I KNOW ONE DAY WE WILL BE REUNITED, SO UNTIL THEN JUST KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU AND KISS YOUR NANNA FOR ME LOVE YOUR MOTHER BARBARA

BARBARA JOHNSON
MOTHER

February 7, 2009

I ran across your story on the Internet while reading a story about juvenile cop killers. Your actions ten years ago were incredibly brave. You showed valor and dedication to duty like no other to protect Harris County citizens. It is just so unfair on so many levels.....I want to recognize you today for the hero you are and were to so many. May your family be surrounded by your love and warmth and memories you shared together. Thank you for your service sir.

S. Phillips
Reserve Officer (Ret) WA State

November 23, 2008

Mike,

Today is the 29th. I have held back the tears as much as I can today. I sure miss you. I still tell my rookies about you. I try to explain to them the fun times we had and all the things we got ourselves into. Joel and I are doing well here. We have found the strength to carry on and do good in our careers. We still get together now and again and we always, always take time to remember our lost friend and brother. God's speed to you Mike. One day, we will all be togther again and I am sure God will bless us all before we ride a beat again in Heaven.

Rex Evans
Harris Co. / former partner

September 29, 2008

Micheal,

It seems like yesterday the news of your untimely fate was told to me. After 10 years, the news still hurts.

You are thought of often. You will never be forgotten.

Your friend,
Caroline

Caroline Mooney
Childhood Friend

September 28, 2008

To Deputy Michael Ray Eakin III and his loved ones:

On this the tenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. I am so sorry that you were robbed of your life at such a young age.

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, Deputy Eakin. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Deputy Eakin gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 29, 1998.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 28, 2008

DEAR SON, AS THE 29TH APPROACHES I SHUTTER TO RELIVE THE WAY YOU DIED. I'M SO ANGRY AT THIS RIDICULOUS JUSTICE SYSTEM WE HAVE.IT WAS SO SO SENSELESS THE WAY YOU DIED. IM SO PROUD OF THE MAN YOU WERE, AND SO HEARTBROKEN ABOUT THE WAY YIU DIED. YOU WERE SO FULL OF LIFE AND SO LOVED BY MANY. WE ALL MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU. I KNOW THAT GOD HAD A PLAN FOR YOU AS HE DOES FOR ALL OF US. I KNOW HE TOOK THE BEST WHEN HE TOOK YOU HOME, SO UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN I LOVE YOU AND HOLD YOU CLOSE TO MY HEART BECAUSE YOU ARE MY HEART AND SOUL,AND I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH. KISS YOUR NANA AND GRANDPA FOR ME. LOVE YOU SON, LOVE YOUR MOTHER BARBARA JOHNSON

BARBARA JOHNSON
MOTHER

September 28, 2008

Micheal, we are so fortunate to have the wonderful memories of our lives together as a family. We all miss you terribly. It has been so unfair that you were unable to be visible at the girls' special events. You would be very proud of them both. They certainly are proud of their memories of you!

The parents of a fallen officer asked recently how long it takes to get better. We had to tell them that it really has not gotten easier...just further behind us.

September is always a difficult month. It is hard to believe that you have been gone almost ten years. It just seems like yesterday that we went to Fiesta Texas, that we had our last "midnight chat", that there were so many plans for the future. Then all of those plans were shattered. Never will I forget the special times or the senselessness of your death. I have a broken heart because of your death but still work to be sure that your name is never forgotten. I miss you and love you so much!

Thanks for being such a wonderful son and role model for others.

For Micheal's Memory,
Mom

Mom

September 18, 2008

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Anonymous

September 10, 2008

I had the honor of meeting The Eakin family in Washington DC during Police week in May of 1999. I was there to honor my cousin, Officer Michael Ceriale, Chicago Police Dept. EOW August 21, 1998. Meeting such strong people like your family helped me get through this horrific experience that we all had to endure. I told your family that when they felt sad, know that a family in Chicago feels their pain as well. By reading your reflections, it is obvious how much you were loved. Thank you, Michael, for making the ultimate sacrifice so that we as Americans sleep a lot easier at night knowing Officers like yourself are out protecting us. My prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. I know that you and my cousin are watching down on us always and hope you can see that you are in our hearts forever.God bless you.

FF/Paramedic Joey Ceriale
Evanston FD Illinois

July 6, 2008

Ok..... so i have like 51 days left until I graduate with my degree and I am so excited... I know that you can't physically be there but i know that you will be looking over me........ I miss you so much and realize that more and more each day.... As my life progresses I see all the things that I wish you could be here for.... vacations, holidays, birthdays, and of course graduation......I know that you are one great angel and hope you will continuing looking over this family...... we love you more than anything and wish you were with us!

Kristie Green
Little sis

June 17, 2008

Micheal,

It seems like just yesterday when we met at the MoCo Fair, back in our sophmore year of HS. Then to meet again at Conroe HS and to meet yet again in 94'. You and I had a special bond that could only come through our mutual trials and tribulations thru lifes journey. To think that we both decided to become the "police"...meeting up with you at pct1 and me at pct2, without ever talking about it before. I cannot dream that it has been so long that you have been gone. That phone call.....how I could not believe what I was being told. Life gives us a such great challenges and changes our paths forever. You and I both knew this was a possibility, we talked about it, but I never thought it would happen to you. I think about you all time and wonder if you are proud of me...I have a family, wonderful career and contentment that what I am doing is for the greater good. Our goals were so very parallel, your LEA class ring, so large with my smaller one fitting so perfectly inside yours. I am proud to have called you so many things in life, friend and fellow officer included. Your family has been so very strong and wonderful and I am proud of both your sisters for their accomplishments. My family has stayed so close to yours and we know you hear us talking about you often. I can see you laughing, smiling at our stories we share. I will never forget our wonderful years together, knowing that we will meet again someday.

I could not leave a message in all this time, as it has been too difficult and painful. The day you were taken, and those following were just a blur, but I can recite minute by minute what I did. I know you were looking out for my boy during his heart surgeries...during all of our prayers to God to do what was needed...you were in my thoughts also. I hung a St. Micheal medal in his incubator, and it went through all of his surgeries with him. You were and still are an impact on my life like no other. You make me proud!

God Bless You!

Sergeant Rebecca Carlisle
Tomball Police Department

June 3, 2008

DEAR SON, I'M WRITING TO TELL YOU I LOVE AND MISS YOU. I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERY DAY AND NIGHT. YOUR ALWAYS ON MY MIND. TODAY, WE RECEIVED ANOTHER PHONE CALL YOUR COUSIN TIFFANY 26 YRS OLD PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT. IT'S MORE HEARTBREAK FOR OUR FAMILY. SHE WAS SO PROUD TO BE YOUR COUSIN AND SHE LOVED YOU VERY MUCH AS WE ALL DO. OUR FAMILY CHAIN IS BEING CALLED HOME ONE BY ONE. I KNOW YOU MET HER AT HEAVEN'S GATE. SO TAKE CARE OF HER AND YOUR NANA AND GRANDPA TILL WE ALL GET HOME SAFE. YOU ARE SO MISSED RAY I CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO BREATHE AGAIN. YOUR DEATH WAS SO SENSELESS. SO UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN SON I LUV YOU ALWAYS, LOVE YOUR MOTHER BARBARA JOHNSON

BARBARA JOHNSON
mother

June 1, 2008

I have been thinking about you constantly lately. The Toll Road Authority has created a beautiful garden and memorial for the deputies killed on the Toll Road System. The memorial was yesterday. I had the opportunity to tell all of the officers that they must make the decision to do what is necessary to go home at night...that a split second doubt could cost them their lives...that their families' lives could change forever in an instant! I take advantage of each opportunity to remind everyone of how much you mean to me, to all of us, and the special memories that we made together as a family. With Mother's Day approaching, I need to tell you once again how much I love you and miss you. Know that I will never stop honoring your memory as I tell your story and hope that I will say something to other officers that will make a positive difference in their lives.
I love you and miss you everyday!

Janet Green
mom

May 10, 2008

SON IT'S 10 YEARS LATER AND IT STILL FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY. I CAN'T SEEM TO GET PAST THE HORRIFIC WAY YOU DIED. IT' JUST NOT FAIR. I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH. YOU ARE TRULY ON MY MIND DAY AND NIGHT AND I KNOW IF YOU WERE STILL HERE THINGS WOULD BE SO DIFFERENT. I KNOW WHERE YOUR HEART WAS. WE ALWAYS SAID BLOOD WAS THICKER THAN WATER ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. I MISS YOUR LAUGHTER AND YOUR SMILE, THE WAY YOU HELD YOUR HEAD THE WAY YOU WALKED AND TALKED. YOU WERE MY SUNSHINE AND YOU HELD MY HEART IN YOUR HEART. I CAN REMEMBER ALL THE FUN WE HAD. I CAN ALSO REMEBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD. THE STRUGLES WE FACED, AND MADE IT. SON I KNOW THAT GOD MUST HAVE HAD A SPECIAL MISSION FOR YOU TO DO THE DAY HE CALLED YOU HOME. I KNOW YOUR LIFE FLASHED BEFORE YOUR FACE AND I WISHED TO GOD I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE TO HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS, WHEN YOU DIED. BUT ONE DAY SON WE WILL BE TOGETHER AGAIN ONE BY ONE TILL OUR FAMILY CHAIN IS RESTORED AGAIN. SO UNTIL THEN I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. KISS YOUR NANA AND GRANDPA FOR ME LOVE YOUR MOTHER BARBAR JOHNSON

BARBARA JOHNSON
MOTHER

May 1, 2008

Your father came into an IHOP several of us were eating at and bought us gift cards for our meals. I looked you up and wanted to say thank you for your sacrifice. I also wanted to thank your father for his kindness. He misses you and I could tell that by how he looked at us that morning. Thank you again for your sacrifice and rest in peace.

Anonymous
Norman Police Department, Norman Oklahoma

April 12, 2008

Mike was a wonderful and very aggressive Deputy. Not only was he a Great Deputy, He was a friend of mine. I trained him on the toll road for 2-weeks before I quit the agency in 1997. Michael was a very good cop and was one of those teammates that you would want on your team. I have been thinking a lot about him over the last few years. He is missed by me very much.

Deputy John Jackson
Williamson County Constable Pct 3

March 28, 2008

Hey you.... just wanted to say that I miss you bunches and that I know that you are looking down on us everyday and have been with us throughtout this hard time.... oh and I only have about four months before i graduate so I am excited..... I know you can't be there in person but your spirit will there for sure.....I love you sooooo much !

Kristie Green
Sister

March 13, 2008

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