Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael Scott Nickerson

Centreville Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, February 13, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael Scott Nickerson


Harold Hutchison Police Officer Retired
Huntsville Alabama Police Dept

February 13, 2009

Mike~ It has been 8 years today that you were taken from us and it still seems like yesterday. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. You are with me everyday every where I go. I know you had something to do with what happened in September and I can not thank you enough... It has changed my life forever. Keep watching over everyone and bring them home safely at the end of each shift. You will never be forgotten and will always be missed. Until we meet again. Love ya.


February 13, 2009

It's been almost 8 years now, every time I see your sticker in a window and wish I could have gotten to know you better, but because it worked out the way it did, we will meet again, in a place where I will get to know you better, from what I hear you are an amazing person. Just like your brothers and mother & father.


January 20, 2009

Hey Mike, I am dropping off some love to ya...been thinking about you guys (Jason) and the ultimate price you paid. Some days I feel like it was just yesterday when in fact we are coming up on 8 years next month. Please continue to watch over all the LEO's and make sure that everyone goes home safe after every shift. Until we meet again... love ya!!

Susan Martin

January 11, 2009

Hey Mike, Leaving you some love, and letting you know I think about you and Jason all the time. I still have my days where I wonder if I did everything right that night. I can still replay that entire day, and the first couple of weeks after...and they are painful at times.
Please continue to watch over all the LEO's and make sure they all come home after every shift.

oh Yiannakis I cry like a baby too. Even though I wasn't as good friends as the 2 of you. It does hurt to this day!


Susan Martin

December 21, 2008


We don't know how we could have gotten through this past year without the love, support and kindness from your Mom and Sean and the rest of MD COPS, but, we know you already know that. Even though, we didn't know you, we feel like we have already have met. Your Mom is a real sweetheart and we're sure you are, too. Tell Christopher hello, and we will all see you soon to be together, forever.

Karen and Paul Highbarger
Mom And Stepfather/Officer Chris Nicholson EOW:12/19/07

November 30, 2008

Brother, as you already know we lost another one here in Maryland. As you have done in the past, please show Cpl Richard Findley of the Prince Georges County Police, how to, "WALK A BEAT ON HEAVENS STREETS".

I am sorry that I have not written to you in so long, but I cry like a baby everytime I get on this site. I am still having the worst time that ever trying to figure out why you were taken. Now another brother is gone. Knowing that I was supposed to ride along with you that night, and cancelling at the last minute, has plagued me to no end. I can't help but think that maybe if I had been there could have been a different outcome. But I do not and will not know, and that has been eating at me for the last 7 years.

Watch over all of us and take Cpl Findley under your wing.

You brother always.

Love ya man!!!!!!!

Pfc Jason E. Yiannakis #0197

Pfc Jason E. Yiannakis #0197
Chestertown Police Dept

June 29, 2008

Dropping some love off to you. I was at the wall Tuesday night with your family. It was honor to finally see your name up there. Although it did bring back some painful memories. It was a true honor to have your Mom ask me to go. I miss you and Jason sooo much!! Love ya!!

Susan Martin

May 16, 2008

I can not believe that it has been 7 yrs since we last saw each other and you were taken from us. It seems like yesterday. There is not a day that goes by that you are not thought about. You are loved and missed greatly. You will always have a place in my heart. Keep watch over everyone and bring them home safely at the end of each shift. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!!!

February 14, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones and close friends on this 7th anniversary of you being called away from duty. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and I want them to know that you have not been forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Thank you for your committment and honorable service to law enforcement.

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

February 13, 2008

Hey Mike, Just dropping in to say hi. It has been 7 years today that you were taken from us. And it has been 7 VERY long years at that. Please keep watch over everyone and make sure that everyone goes home safe...Take care and until we meet again...Love, Susan

Susan Martin

February 13, 2008

Henry County Police Dept., GA, Evening Watch North, rode in your memory today. God Speed Brother, gone but never forgotten.

Lt. Jeff Maddox
Henry County Police Dept., GA

February 13, 2008

You are a true hero!!!
Mike, I meet your mother about a month ago,she is a wonderful women. I lost my fiance' a month ago to a gun shot wound to the chest. And it's so hard to know that he isn't coming home at night. I know in my heart that you have meet him in heaven. Thank you for serving and protecting. You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
God Bless

Desiree Grimes

January 18, 2008



January 13, 2008

Happy Belated Birthday...You are still thought and talked about every day. You are still greatly missed. Continue to keep an eye out for all of us and make sure that at the end of each shift everyone goes home safely. LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU!!! Until we meet again!!!

December 14, 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

November 7, 2007

I have been talking to your Mom through emails. She sent me a couple of stickers, and a memorial bracelet. I was so thankful that she sent the bracelet. Just wanted you to know that I am still thinking about you and the ultimate sacrifice that you paid. Please continue to watch over all of us, and make sure that everyone goes home safe.

Susan Martin
former Queen Annes County Dispatcher

June 29, 2007

"The Undefended Victim"
Author unknown

For me, no gracel, hammers
The Scales were never weighted.
My crime was that of a victim,
My life, was the price I paid.

And when my life was taken
Why weren't my rights read?
And the Statement, "overruled"
When they pronounced me dead?

I'll never hear my rights
Nor take the witness stand,
No attorney to defend me,
My fate was in a killer's hand.

Now the courtroom's crowed
As the defendant pleads the case
With just the glimmer of a tear,
Cold eyes on a straight face.

But oh, that I could take the stand
If they could witness my last breath,
Could they live with the terror
That I went through in death.

If they could hear my pleading cries
And see the hatred in that face,
At last, we'd know, the scales had
"been balanced" in this case.

If I could, I'd tell the jury
Exactly how it was,
The fear and pain that I went through
Struck down without a cause.

Did the jury carefully weigh it all
As they listened to the plea?
There were no emotions, howing now,
Just the hope of going free.

The final verdict now is in,
As the defendant stands in tears,
If only I had done as well....
Given ten to twenty years.

Still missing you!!


June 20, 2007


I just wanted to thank you for your extra set of eyes that you have on all of us. On the 11th, I was t-boned on the passenger side at about 35-40 MPH. My cruiser was destroyed, but thankfully, I was able to walk away with a stiff back and a sore elbow. Because I was not inured too badly, I was able to get to the memorial on the 13th. I have a new stenciling of your name on the wall. We all still miss you and want you to know we appreciate you looking out for us. Luke Hoffman, a guy out of my station now, just joined you on April 25th. Please help him out and both of you keep watching over us. Continue to rest easy, Brother.

PO1 Jef Bunge
Montgomery County Police

May 23, 2007

I miss you

May 2, 2007

Hey Brother,
The annual memorial service went nicely. Good to see old friends and share memories. We were a month behind schedule, but the weather wasn't too good back on 2/13. We just got done our C.O.P.S. Weekend for last year's surviving families. It went great. Your mom, as usual, did a great job with the families. Keep watching out over us. We miss you!

Cpl. Sean Kille
Maryland Natural Resources Police

March 19, 2007

Sometimes you get the bad guy and sometimes he
gets you.
The shot that killed you also killed a part of us.
It killed a part of your family, both at work and at home.
It killed your dreams, your hopes, your future.
But it must not kill our determination to make this
world a better place or our will to make a difference.
America's streets must be running red with blood with
all the deaths of leos. Every time I come here to leave
a reflection, I feel like my words get emptier and emptier. I am truly sorry for your loss...a loss too great
for words.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

February 13, 2007

Hey brother. Just dropping a note to make sure you know that I think about you often. I wish you were there alongside us on the job, but I know that more importantly, you're always here, amongst us, covering every shift and answering every call with us. You'll never know how much you're missed or how much your sacrifice touches us each and every day. Please keep watching over us and keep the beer cold! Look forward to seeing you again.

Cpl. Sean Wm. Kille
Maryland Natural Resources Police

February 13, 2007

It seems like yesterday that I walked in the house to have dad tell me you had been shot and then the call to say you had passed away. I will never forget you and the way that you made everyone laugh that was around you no matter what. You have and always will have a place in my heart. Please continue to watch over everyone and bring them home safely at the end of their shifts. MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU!!!

February 13, 2007


It is hard to believe that almost 10 years ago we sat next to each other in that small classroom on Pontiac Street in Berwyn Heights for our academy training. Our squad during the academy had some good times. I'll never forget your headstand beer drinking down in Calvert County or all the other fun times. It is even harder to think that today has been 6 years. Like I said in an earlier reflection, I remember exactly where I was when I got the call. It seems like just yesterday.

Keep watching over all of us as we continue to do what you loved.

Officer Jeff Bunge
Montgomery County, MD Police

February 13, 2007

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