Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Michael Douglas Beverly

Chester Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, October 16, 2001

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Reflections for Corporal Michael Douglas Beverly

Rest in peace Corporal Beverly.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 21, 2019

Bev,
I’ve always considered you my first partner. You were a terrific beat cop. As your partner, I learned how to police the streets aggressively and fairly. Many of those lessons I still apply to how I deal with people to this day.

You will always be missed, “shield 96”

Ofc Joe Lastowka
Plumstead Twp PD

October 16, 2018

Mike, I still remember talking to you while we where getting are brakes replaced and telling you to come out to the County in work and warning you it ain't the marines and that I made the adjustment so I'm sure you will to, shortly afterwards you Connie and a few others left for Chester PD. Prior to the tragic night you lost your life. I still remember you pulling over for running a red light on 9th street. that was the last time we spoke. It didn't seem real at work when Kyler told me what happened. Years later your still missed and never forgotten. Smep Fi brother.

Cpl.Robert S.Chandler
Delaware DOC

December 20, 2014

Reading these reflections about my daddy at a point in my life when i really miss him means the world to me knowing how amazing he was. Thank you all so much

Enallia Beverly
Daughter

February 25, 2013

RIP Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 9, 2012

Just found this page and going through officers. God bless Officer Beverly and may he watch over your family.

Joy

February 6, 2012

9 years later and we remember.

You will not be forgotten.

RIP Corporal Beverly.

Anonymous

October 16, 2010

Thinking of you and your family this day.

Anonymous

October 16, 2008

Corporal Beverly served proudly and was deeply loved and respected by those who knew him. It is a tragedy to lose him. We never know when our lives on this earth will end, but we can make a reservation in Heaven now and assure us a place when God calls us to Himself. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6) and He PAID the price for our sins on the Cross so we don't have to pay the penalty for our sins. Yipee! If we accept His payment by faith we can have salvation and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. It is not something we must earn, it is a gift. The most precious one we can ever receive. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith_and this not from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God_not by good deeds, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2: 8,9. For without faith, it is impossible to please God. And our faith must be in God's only Son, Jesus Christ.
You were a credit to the uniform, Corporal Beverly. My heart goes out to your
loved ones left behind, especially your 5 kids, and may the Lord comfort them as only He can.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

October 16, 2008

Bev it's been some 61/2 years since that fateful night, I was one of the first Officers on the scene.It was indeed a pleasure to work under your supervision as a Chester Police Officer. I will never forget you, like you did for Connie I wear a memorial band on my wrist for you. Say hello to my grandparents,and other relatives while you are up there. I will see you again. May God bless you and your family. Rest on my brother

Elijah Thompson, IV
Chester Township Police Dept.

Police Officer
Chester Township Police Deaprtment

July 4, 2008

Thanks for helping me on many occasions Officer Mike Beverly you wont be forgotten in the hearts of the people you turned around and steered down the right path in a world that looked so bleak. I will never forget you or Officer Hawkins for that . Today I read in the paper that your killer was denied an appeal . Jesus is on the side of justice and Justice will be served for you Bev.
Rest in peace My real friend .
Kathryn Dyer
Chester Resident

Kathy Dyer
Citizen of Chester

February 27, 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
Sergeant
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

January 15, 2008

May you always rest in peace and know that you will always be remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 16, 2007

Corporal Beverly,
Today is the sixth anniversary since you were called home. We thank you for the outstanding job you did in keeping our streets safe, and for making the world a better place. You will always be revered as a hero.

Lehigh County, PA

October 16, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 16, 2007

Thank you all for your reflections. My father was my superhero he always talked about going out in his "batsuit" when he was getting ready for work.It's very moving to see what he meant to all of you as well. The law enforcement family has been very supportive of my family and I'm glad to know that my dad will never be forgotten.

We love you dad.

Alyssia
daughter

August 10, 2007

Bev,
Not a day goes by that I don't thank you for teaching me as a young cop, how to " do anything, even if it's wrong." The same slogan I taught my young soldiers in the mean streets of Baghadad. I learned how to fight the good fight, by watching you, working for you, and knowing you. You were my boss, trainer, but most importantly, my friend.
You left us in my sector, on my shift, while I was away at an Army school. The guilt has never left me. But we are all better people, for having known you.
God bless your family, and your friends, but most of all, God bless you friend, for helping straighten this confused kid out. I miss you, and will see you soon.

PFC Robert Waples II
CCSO, Maryland

PFC Robert Waples II
Charles County Sheriff's Office (Pres) Chester City (98-02)

August 7, 2007

Mike,

I can still remember meeting you years ago when I was in the TWP. You always struck me as a guy who took the job seriously and always wanted to lend a hand. You enjoyed the job, even when it wasn't real enjoyable. The day you left will be forever in my mind and you WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN!! Rest in peace brother...watch over us down here.

Sgt. Michael Montgomery
Nether Providence Twp. PD P.A.

July 7, 2007

Cpl Beverly, you are a true hero and a hero never dies. Your departure from us was tragic and untimely but your dedication, courage and bravery is a celebration as to the kind of officer you were. Thank you always sir.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 8, 2006

May you have sweet sleep with Our Lord and may He bless your family.

October 16, 2006

Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

October 11, 2006

mike just letting you know we are still thinking of you.
the people you touched will always remember you. thanks for keep an eye one me and be my guardian angel along with god.

patrolman
chester police

June 8, 2006

god bless every one who has been killed ever

Greg-Citizen

February 8, 2006

To the family and friends of Corporal Beverly and his fellow officers with the Chester Police Department, and most especially to Corporal Michael Beverly:

Today it has been four years and one day since your brutal murder. Corporal Beverly, your valor and dedication are not forgotten.

I hope that your family is still embraced by the care and comfort of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Corporal Beverly gave to his community and the citizens of Pennsylvania, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 16, 2001.

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

October 17, 2005

On this, the fourth anniversary of your passing, we pause to remember.
Know that we continue in your memory.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

October 16, 2005

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