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Special Police Officer Michael Maher

Plainville Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, November 2, 2001

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Reflections for Special Police Officer Michael Maher

On behalf of my family I wish to express our sympathy in the loss of Special Police Officer Maher. Not only to we have in common the loss of our amazing loved ones who dedicated their lives to service, we also share the same last name. God Bless!
Peggy Maher-Dreher

Sister of Pat Maher
EOW 8/2/03

LEO wife/sister

October 17, 2021

Rest in peace Special Officer Maher.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 15, 2020

I came to visit this site as the brave Officer has the same last name as ours. As time goes by and healing keeps us moving forward, I pray for this officers family that God continues his blessings upon them.

Peggy Maher-Dreher
Sister of Patrick Maher. EOW 8/02/2003

September 29, 2019

Mike, We'll never forget the horror of that day. We think of you on special days, we think of you on random days, and will remember you always.

Patrolman Gregory Kiff
Plainville Police Department

May 8, 2018

Greatly missed by your sister-in-law (Evelyn Maher) Shannon-Shawn- Cortney-Mitchell Gaul and also by Mark Simonelli and Suzanne Maher. It was 11 years November 2 that you were killed in the line of duty

Evelyn Maher

November 4, 2012

remembering you on your birthday today. Greatly missed and will never be forgotten.

Evelyn Maher

September 11, 2012

remembering you on the anniversay of your death. It was 10 years ago today that you were killed. Sadley missed and loved by all my family

Evelyn Maher

November 2, 2011

Mike 10 years ago today 11-2-11 you were killed working a detail. Today is the anniversary of your death. To a great brother-in-law who is greatly loved and missed. May god keep you inb the palm of his hands

Evelyn Maher

November 2, 2011

Mike today would have been your birthday. Sadly missed by your Weymouth family. Will always remember the fun at your pool. You loved to see the kids.

Evelyn Maher

September 11, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


November 6, 2009

"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

February 18, 2008

Officer Maher,
On today, the 6th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Plainville. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 2, 2007

Our neighbor to the south, Sir you are remembered today and thank you for your service, God Bless you for being 66 years old and still on the street trying to make it all better. You will not be forgotten, gentlemen such as yourself are always remembered for their ultimate sacrifice

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

October 30, 2007

You were highlighted on the website today.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
"Blessed are those who mourn
for they will be comforted."
"Blessed are the meek
for they will inherit the earth."
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
for they will be filled."
"Blessed are the merciful
for they will be shown mercy."
"Blessed are the pure in heart
for they will see God."
"Blessed are the peacemakers
for they will be called Sons of God."
"Blessed are those who are
presecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kindgdom of Heaven.

Lynn Kole
Washington State

July 25, 2007

Officer Maher, today marks the 5th anniversary of your death. Whenever we work construction jobs with heavy equipment, we find ourselves in at least one near miss situation. In some cases we don’t move enough out of the way and in some cases, we just don’t see the machine or truck coming. There is a lot to watch for and we all know that risk is involved when watching out for the safety of the public. Your efforts and sacrifice have not been forgotten.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 2, 2006

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 5th anniversary of your end of watch. I know even after 5 years that the tears still flow silently from the broken hearts that were left behind. Continue to watch over your loved ones and protect them. Also, keep watch over those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You have not been forgotten and are a true hero and heroes never die.

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

November 1, 2006

I would like to thank everyone who has given a reflection. It means a lot to me and my family to know people like you are out there. God bless

Nate Goodwin

September 24, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

November 2, 2004

We here in WA state lost an officer this summer with the same last
name. Another sad and tragic day for law enforcement. Your death
diminshes us all. Thank you for your selfless service and sacrifice. It is
a long road to healing that lies ahead, but I know that our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ will extend His mercy and comfort to all who reach
out to Him. There is none greater than He. We don't get to Heaven
based on what we do, but what He did for us!! AMEN! There is now a
huge void that cannot be filled. God be with all those who mourn and
may His promises lift all those with heavy hearts for many years to
come. Nov. 2, 2003

Lynn Kole
Washington State

November 1, 2003

We are all better people for knowing you, and sharing yourself and your life with us. You were a kind and gentle breeze in a world of chaos and turmoil. Thank you for touching our lives. We will never forget those smiling Irish eyes. Fair winds, and following seas. God Bless.

Dispatcher Laurel Beaulieu
Plainville Police Department

Mike spent so much of his spare time visiting the station in his off-hours. He always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. We all miss him so much.

Ptl. Gregory Kiff
Plainville Police Dept.

I would like to give my condolences to the family,friends and the Plainville Police Department in the death of Officer Michael Maher.May he rest in peace and keep watch over all Brother and Sister Officers.

PTLM. Mike Walker
Providence Police Department,RI





Julie J.

Blessed are the peacemakers,For they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9


Rest in peace our brother in blue. Go and protect the angels in heaven with the pride you have protected mankind.
God Bless the family and friends.


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