Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper T. Michael Kelly

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, May 31, 2000

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Reflections for Trooper T. Michael Kelly

Thank you for your service. I truly respect everything you have done to ensure the safety of others and putting others above you. Rest In Peace and god bless.

Imposter Commissioner Darnell Thomas
Among Us Police Department

December 26, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your memory and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 31, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 20 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

May 31, 2020

RIP Trooper Kelly. Trooper Kelly will Never be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

January 30, 2018

Trooper T. Michael Kelly has not been forgotten, and he never will for he gave his life in the performance of his duties as a New York State Trooper. He now rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

July 10, 2017

Continue to rest in perpetual peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 31, 2017

I've been grateful to work in the same county as his son; Trooper Chris Kelly of the Haverstraw barrack, for many years. I never met Mike, but if he was as good a Man and Trooper as his son - then we would have been good friends. God Bless your Family Trooper.

Det. Ted Hughes
Spring Valley Police Department

June 1, 2016

I remember Mike fondly and with respect. He was a great Onteora Runner's Club runner and NYS Trooper. I was young, but I remember he and my father often plied each other with many magnificent stories of running, the people who they met, and experiences they had. Thank you Mike for your service. I have been blessed to work with the NYS Troopers for years and they have been amazing, but even still, Mike was exceptional. My best to his family and he will not be forgotten by mine.
Take care.

Drew Hopkins
Onteora Runners Club

January 13, 2016

I had the honor of meeting your son yesterday. I believe you would be very proud. Rest in peace.

God Bless.

N. Morris

July 9, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 31, 2015

I still think of you often, how you encouraged my running and what a fine officer you always were, and as I drive Hurley Mountain Road I think of you riding your bike and waving, or shouting encouragement to me if I was running. Tonight the awful night you left us over twelve years ago came streaming back for some reason, spurring another poem, and resulting in me stumbling on this site, which I hope somehow reaches you, who truly will not be forgotten.

Matt Spireng

August 3, 2012

My heart goes out to the friends and faimlys of these two heros,, they paid the ultimate sacrifice, for all of us., let there faimlys and loved ones be assured they were heros and were appreciated, my deepest sympathy. Brian Passaglia.

N/A . civilian.. Brian passaglia
no agency.

May 31, 2012


I had to pick up something the other day at SP Kingston with my children. My daughter saw Kenny's and your photos and started asking some questions. It brought back some wonderful memories and stories that I shared with them. On our way home up 28 I showed them all the places you would sit. During Hon Athena Groelle's funeral it brought some comfort knowing that you were in Heaven to greet Tina. I can only imagine the stories being told. Until we all met again.

Valerie Piotrowski Storey

July 23, 2011

It's more than ten years now, Mike. I think of you often. I remember how you'd rub my head before a race, said it was supposed to be good luck to rub a bald man's head. Then you'd win. See you again someday.

Hank Yost
Dutchess Co. Probation-Retired

February 19, 2011

Semper Fidelis to a man who was!


October 27, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 9th 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.

Phyllis Loya


May 31, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Trooper Kelly and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

May 26, 2009

Mike, its been along time now, but I still smile when I stop by the barracks and see you picture. I just want to say that your legacy with the NYSP is all the members you trained and all they have trained..You will truly be with us forever.

First Sergeant Eric Benjamin
Ulster County Sheriff, NY

December 31, 2008

Wishing you a Happy Birthday.


September 23, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten


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
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 20, 2007

I always liked the way that you carried yourself. You never laughed in my face when you wore the badge.

Kevin Kelly

June 19, 2007

You were the unknown hero who saved my life that day on the ridge. You made me promise I would "always live". Then God took you...I'll never get over the loss of you...Eternally remembering my hero...

The life you saved

June 5, 2007

May He bless you and your loved ones.

May 31, 2007

Over 6 years have passed and you have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case as your loved ones will keep your memory alive as will the Blue Family. Thank you for you dedicated service to law enforcement. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to watch over your loved ones.

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

January 10, 2007

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