Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael T. Scanlon

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, February 12, 2002

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael T. Scanlon

Dear Scanlon Family,

My name is Michael Ingle and I am a student police officer of the Detroit Police Department. We have a program called “Silent Partner” and I have the honor of carrying Michael Scanlon’s memory with me. I may not have had the honor of serving next to him personally but wish to respect his sacrifice and valor serving the and protecting the great city of Detroit.

My deepest Condolences to you all. I will keep Officer Scanlon along with the family in my thoughts and prayers.

SPO Ingle, Michael
Detroit Police Department

April 19, 2023

Never forgotten!
Rest in eternal peace…..

Dave Stahl

February 13, 2023

I can't believe it's been 20 years. I'm sorry it's taken me this long to leave a message for you. I remember the last time we spoke at the Carriage House, when you told me Leah was pregnant, and how happy you were. I remember the trip to DC in 2003 when they added your name to the wall. It still all remains very surreal to me. There's a lot more things I can say, but I think I'll tell you the next time we meet.

Fmr Sgt. Bob Gerak
Fmr DPD #8, Current FHPD

May 4, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Scanlon.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 14, 2022

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We shall remember them”

Dave Stahl
DEA / former Dearborn PD #424

February 13, 2022

You are not forgotten. Rest In Peace and watch our backs. May God bless and protect your family until they see you again.

Dave Stahl
DEA / former Dbn PD #424

March 22, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

February 12, 2020


You are not forgotten! I pray for your children, often. I remember you being excited about your wife having a little girl! I said, “What are you gonna name her?” And you told me, stating, “It’s like having a Jr, but a girl!”. I remember you coming into the station, that night, toward the end of your shift to get the gas board. We spoke and you walked out to fill the cruiser tank and then bringing it back to the desk. I knew you were tired, so I didn’t bother you with any further conversation. I didn’t know it would be the last time. My Sister and I have visited you a few times since then. Cleaning around your headstone and placing flowers. Yeah, remember you worked at Sears together? We want people to know, that you’re still important. Though I’m retired,I’m still on watch. You keep resting. We will all see you later, Quiet One!

Fellow Police Officer
#8 DPD

November 14, 2019

I went to Cody high school with you , we had JROTC together, after high school i only saw you once , but we remained friends, I still think about the horrible day this happened ,I'm so dam sorry , God bless you and your family RIP my friend

Terry semeniuk

October 3, 2019


Seabron bowler, reserve officer
Wayne county sheriff reserve

September 23, 2019

So it’s been 17 years and still I am haunted by this. I am now 34. I was 17 at the time. I had a child 3 yrs after you passed. She was my reasoning to stop living in a haunted past and actually enjoy life instead of being tortured with ptsd from that unfortunate fateful night at my ex’s house. I recall every single piece of it. I wish I could forget. I thought as time passed it would not be so vivid. But it is still reeling thru my thoughts. I hate that I live with the fact that I couldn’t change the outcome. That I couldn’t be a hero like you were everyday, just to save you and be that hero one damn day out of my whole 17 yrs prior. I was young. When I think of ways I could have helped my mother always says I wouldn’t be here as well. He had an agenda that night. He is Pure Evil!!! I look him up on otis just to make sure he is still locked up and we’re safe from his evil ways. I just wish I could take all the pain away from your family and friends. I KNOW I did everything in my power without putting myself in danger (although at court the POS had people threaten me because I was testifying against him) I am so sorry I couldn’t do more. I’m sorry I was so young. I’m sorry with every ounce of my being that you were doing your job Like the amazing man I have learned so much about and you were called home far far far too soon! I will continue to pray for your family. And I still hope they know how deeply sorry I am and how much I have prayed and wished and hoped they were doing ok. This will follow me throughout my whole lifetime and I will never forget the sacrifice you made on February 12 2002. I cant stop think how many other lives you saved that night. You are a hero always and I will NEVER FORGET you and what you sacrificed that fatal night. Thank you so much. Lord hear my prayer!!!! Amen

Julia Zielke

August 29, 2019

Not forgotten.

"Never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

"In the line of duty" I hear them say
My family now the price will pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for here and all the past
Dear God, let my name be the last ."

- Sgt. George Hahn LAPD Ret.

Dave Stahl
DEA / former Dbn PD #424

February 13, 2018



December 21, 2017

Mike, up north Canoeing and hanging out was a great time. I never went again after you were gone. I helped your wife after the incident by doing some landscaping and removing all the stuff you wanted done (that tree stump was made of concrete brother) and did not get the opportunity to do yourself. I want you to know your missed. Your honored, your thought of very highly by all your brothers and sisters. Until we meet again in the halls of Valhalla .

Cpl Dana Fitrakis
Dearborn Police

September 24, 2017

Ofc Scanlon,

I remember this as if it was yesterday, I was working and helped to handle this incident and the capture of the accused, it is forever etched in my memories. We may have never met but your family is continually in my prayers especially your babies. God Bless and RIP

Dispatcher K. Goble
Livonia PD

May 31, 2017

I pray your wife and kids are doing well and growing up safe, happy and healthy. I trust they find the strength to continue on. I pray for them often. 15 years later, you are not forgotten.

Dave Stahl

February 13, 2017

All the laughs, fun , friendships made , choir practices held after work you've never been forgotten. Especially how you couldnt drive worth a sh$t. I may not have written on here every year but I have always made to to remember you the past 15 years.

Police officer
Detroit police friend and coworker

February 12, 2017

My husband, now retired DPD, began a big drive collecting stuffed animals to hand out to children at the precinct (4th)! All thanks to you❤ RIP HERO

Laura Skonieski
Wife of Retired Detroit Police Officer

February 12, 2017

I just happened to call and speak with your sister in law a few moments ago. I immediately recognized the name and asked if she were related to you. We spent some time reminiscing about the sacrifice you made. My husband was only on the job a little over 5 years when you were taken from this world. He attended your funeral as simply an officer honoring another officer. He's never forgotten that sense of honor and pride at the thousands of officers that attended. I asked her to please let your family know you've not been forgotten, even all these years later.

Danielle Bare
Spouse of a Detroit Police Officer

December 6, 2016

14 years. Still feels like yesterday. Love and miss you always.


February 12, 2016


You are not forgotten. I think of your family often. God bless them as they carry on without you. Thank you for watching our backs.

SA Dave Stahl

February 11, 2016

I was thinking of Mike today and how said his death was. I worked with Mike many years ago when he was the LP manager at Sears in Dearborn and I was the Operations Manager. He was a great guy and is missed by many.

Rob Buchanan, Manager

January 6, 2016

Everyday I wake up and the first thing I put on is a bracelet that bears your name. I carry you with me as a constant reminder of your sacrifice and that your family carries on without you. God bless your family as they carry on and thank you for watching over us.

SA David Stahl

February 12, 2015

I remember when this happened. Very tragic event and so close to home. You're being remembered today and I thank you for your service.

Police Officer Scott Hockenberry
Metroparks Police

February 12, 2015

God Bless


February 12, 2015

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