Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Michael Christopher Doane

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, December 24, 1999

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Michael Christopher Doane

I was thinking about the time I let you fly the King Air recently! Always enjoyed trading stories with you Mike. You are not forgotten

Chuck Boyle

Captain Charles Boyle (airline)

March 15, 2020

May you continue to Rest In Peace 20 years after your horrible death

Mark Mottola

December 24, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Doane.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 22, 2019

Thank you for your service. You are missed. Rest easy.

Francesca Catherine Migliano
BSO /State of Florida

December 25, 2018

Thank you for your example, dedication & service Brother. You are not forgotten.

Cpt. R.Eskina (Ret)
K.C.KS. Police

November 27, 2018

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 grew up with Mike for brief period during his time in Tampa. We had a great friendship and was disappointed when he moved to Countryside. So proud to learn he grew up to serve as a police officer, something that doesn't surprise me. So sad to hear about what happened many years ago now.

J. Feldman
Childhood friend

November 19, 2014

Mike rode with me as an Explorer in the early 90's at Clearwater P.D. He got his taste for Law Enforcement constantly "pestering" me to stop expired tags, etc. His energy and enthusiasm were refreshing and contagious. He actually made me want to work harder. I was saddened to hear about his passing in 1999. He was young, eager and a really funny & friendly guy. When I heard he was responding to help another Officer, it didn't surprise me. That's the kind of guy he was.
It's 2014 now, Mike, and you have not been forgotten.
I hope your family is doing well.

Lieutenant Alan Whitacre
Brooksville P.D.

February 12, 2014

I knew Mike for a brief 2 years but will love him like a brother forever. He was an amazing man,sheriff!son,brother, friend and human being. On December 24th 1999 an great man was taken from us here on Earth but the impact he made on everyone he touched will never be forgotten.

Pete Barone

May 27, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 25, 2011

First I would like to say thank you for your service. You pay the ultimate price while protecting others. Most of which you didn't know. Seeing your heroism is the reason I want to be a Police Officer. Knowing that helping others come above everything else. Hope to officially meet you when we are both on the other side. And to your family, while I know there is sadness you should also be proud of the hero you loved. He watching over you at this very moment. Look up and tell him thank you. God Bless

Lawrence T. Frazier II
Future Brother in Blue

July 7, 2011

Your loss leaves a void with us all. I have the honor and privledge of working alongside your sister. She is one of our best. You know this because you are keeping watch over her and all of us from above.

You will never be forgotten and we, The Tampa Police Department, will take care of your sister, as she continues the fight. May God Bless you and your family. RIP

Officer Shane Gadoury
Tampa Police Department

July 19, 2010

It has been almost 10 years since Mike was taken from us. There have been a lot of changes in that time; new officers, retired officers, job changes, families, and unfortunately more losses. I have come a long way since posting as Jennifer Towers of Pinellas County SO, but not so far as to forget the friends that I held so dearly back then. We lost a brother to gunfire this past Friday. His death opened up many emotions for everyone here and has caused much reflection. We need to remember our brothers and sisters, a family we are a part of because of our choice of job and our decision to protect. I still miss Mike and I think of him often, even now. I know he is up there making everyone laugh and feel cared for, he was so good at that. Mike, take care of Jesse when he gets there.

Officer Jennifer Neilon
Pasadena PD, Texas

August 23, 2009

Today on this Christmas Eve, on the 8th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for your family who
still grieves for you.
Rest in peace DS you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

December 24, 2007

You are remembered today young Sir and thank you for your service.

Manchester, NH

December 17, 2007

"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 10, 2007


As I sit here writing this reflection I just can't help thinking of the good times we were able to spend together before the tragedy.

I pray for your friends and family and hope that they are all doing well.

You are in my thoughts each and every day.

Until we meet again my Brother may God be with you.


Deputy Philip M. Marino
Broward Sheriff's Office

November 28, 2007

Mike and I were in the police explorer program together with the Clearwater Police Department. As the years passed and our careers grew, we kept in contact with eachother. Mike was fortunate to have lived a dreamed that we often talked about as police explorers, working for the Broward County Sheriff's Office. When Mike got hired with BSO he was assigned to District 5, and ironically my brother was his FTO. Mike was definately one of a kind and touched so many people. Mike had an ability to make you laugh, even when you did not want to. I was fortunate to have spent some time with Mike before he ended his tour of duty. Mike may be gone, but never forgotten!

Lieutenant Todd Garrison
Lee County Sheriff's Office

February 7, 2007


On the 7th anniversary of the night that you were taken from us, know this, that we will never forget you or your sacrifice. Rest in peace brother, you are missed.

Judgment Day for a Deputy Sheriff

.....Author Unknown

The Deputy stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, Deputy.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my Church have you been true?"

The Deputy squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
Can't always be a Saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my work was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep,
I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the Throne
Where the Saints had often trod.
As the Deputy waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, Deputy,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."

Sgt. E. Chaves
Broward County Sheriff's Office

December 24, 2006

I believe I was the last person to actually speak face to face with mike, I was working transport and had pulled into the sallyport of the main jail, Mike and I were there talking and he had a prisoner he was bringing in. when the call came in about a shooting, mike asked me if I would finish up for him. I did. Later I heard on the radio about the car accident. Miss you Mike, Your not forgotten.

Deputy William Scott Allen/ Retired 03
Broward Sheriffs office

November 28, 2006

I knew Deputy Doane several years back when he worked at the Polk County Sheriffs office. Mike usually worked in my area and we had frequent calls together. Mike was always 10-8 and proactive while working. It was always a pleasure to share a call with him too. It was only until recently that I had discovered that Mike had actually passed during this tragedy and I literally had a lump In my throat. Mike will be missed and may he be recognized for paying the highest possible price for keeping our communities safe!


August 27, 2005

Rest in peace brother

June 1, 2005

Rest in peace for we have the watch now.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

March 25, 2004

Rest in peace, and thanks for keeping the peace while you were here. I am a former police explorer and currently am applying to become an officer. It is very disappointing to see another person with a background like me taken so soon. He clearly lived his life the best that he knew how, and that is what really matters. It will be an honor for me to be a police officer because of him and other fallen heroes. He will never be forgotten.

Baltimore, MD

February 14, 2004

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