Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Trooper Michael Joseph Rao

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, June 12, 2002

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Reflections for Senior Trooper Michael Joseph Rao

Mike I can't explain how much I will miss you. I keep thinking about Babbit, you and me skiing out on the lake. Thank you for being such a good friend to me. I'm very thankful that we had a chance to talk on the phone about my new job . I know you were excited and proud for me. I just want you to know how proud I am of you. I will miss you very much.

Special Agent
US Customs

South Carolina has truly lost a wonderful trooper. The entire state is mourning the loss of Senior Trooper Rao. The Survivors in South Carolina are very lucky to have the organization C.O.P.S during these tragic times. When I lost my fiance' they were there for me and they will do the same for Trooper Rao's family. Rest in peace you will never be forgotten.

Dana Moody Perot
Survivor (Fiance') of Deputy Joseph C. Rodgers

To Trooper Rao family and friends our hearts and prayers goes out to you. May God give you strength to face the storm that lies ahead of you. May your love one rest in peace.
D. Jones
Mother of Officer Ron Jones
EOW 12/26/01


PPD, Prentiss, Ms.

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Rao's family to trooper Rao friends and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
God bless you Senior Trooper Michael Joseph Rao.

From the Duran-Matthew family, and the United States Postal Police Force San Juan, Puerto Rico Field Office.

Police Officer. Walter Duran
United States Postal Police (USPIS)

Trooper Rao, I grieve for the loss suffered by your family. You will truly be missed by all. RIP Brother and stand watch over us left behind, lend us that guiding sense and touch to know so there will not be any names added on your watch from above.

Senior Corrections Officer W.R. Phillips
CCA Lake City Correctional Facility

GOD BLESS YOU MY BROTHER, MAY HE LOOK DOWN ON YOUR FAMILY, AND FRIENDS. MAY HE COMFORT, AND BLESS,THEM IN THIER TIME OF NEEDS.

GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND, WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.

Sgt. John P. Riley
Isle of Palms, SC Police Dept.

To Trooper Rao family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares
surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares
Hiaelah PD, Fl
1959-1986

terry miyares
Hialeah Police Dept, (SOUTH FLORIDA COPS)

To the family and friends of Tooper Rao, May you find comfort during this time and for years to come. Your pain will ease but will always remain. May you come to find laughter in your memories and peace in your hearts.

Survivor(daughter) of Paul Scurry
Metro Police Dept. Nashville, TN
End of Watch 5/17/1996

Melanie Scurry West
Middle Tennessee COPS

A Policeman's Prayer

When I start my tour of duty God wherever crime may be,
As I walk the darkened streets alone, let me be close to Thee.

Please give me understanding with both the young and old.
Let me listen with attention until their story's told.

Let me never make a judgment in a rash or callous way,
but let me hold my patience; let each man have his say.

Lord, if some dark and dreary night, I must give up my life. Lord, with your understanding love, protect my children and wife.


Author Unknown

Sergeant Michael King
California Highway Patrol

To Senior Trooper Michael Joseph Rao and Family:

My heart goes out to your family at ths tragic time. Time and God will eventually heal your pain. There is a special place in heaven for a man who would give is life while helping others. God bless....

Corporal Micheal Wilson
Mryland State Police

May the Lord continue to watch and guide you and your family. As you begin your new journey in the heaven up above, Please, protect your family,and brother & sisters that are also part of your family.With the Lords assistance he will bless and comfort all of you. My prayers are with you all.

Sincerely;
Anthony Petrone
Vice-President
IBPO Local# 378

Police Officer Anthony M Petrone
Worcester,Ma 01604

To the family, friends, and coworkers of Trooper Rao.
My deepest condolences go out to you. Having lost two fellow officers in January, I feel your pain. Although I have never met Trooper Rao, the mere fact of who he worked for and his job duties reflect greatly on him as a person.

Rest in peace Trooper, and watch over us all.

T.J. Slupski and family.

Sgt T.J. Slupski
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

Thank you for the job you did, go now a patrol the highways in heaven...God bless you and your family

Officer C. Penney
Chattanooga Police Department

REST WELL MY BROTHER, YOUR TOUR IS OVER. PATROL THE STREETS OF HEAVEN FOR YOUR SHIFT IN HELL IS NOW COMPLETE!

SGT. RICKY MORGAN
GENEVA POLICE DEPT.

Rest in peace blue angel. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who was left behind. God bless

S. Yates

Rest in peace, Trooper Rao, your watch is complete now. May God comfort your department, your family and friends. They have a heartbreaking journey ahead and they will be in my prayers. Fly high!

Godspeed. Another blue angel to protect us. My sympathies go to his family.

Anonymous

Rest easy brother, may God bless your soul and take car of your family. You were taken from them too soon, such a tragedy. You are a hero, as you died while helping another. Watch over your family and those of us still on watch.

A Brother in Blue

Ptlm
Corning P.D., NY

Dear Family and Friends,
My heart is broken as I read of your loss. I am praying for you all.

Cathy Hill
Surviving Spouse of Deputy Barrett Hill
HCSD
e.o.w. 12/4/00
Phil 4:13

To the family of MIke, I say in times like this you need an anchor. Be sure and very sure your anchor will hold. That anchor is God. God rules and super rules this world and all power is in his hand. Look to the hills from whence cometh your help and remember all your help comes from God.

CPL. Albert Mobley
SCHP

God bless you and your family. Thanks for doing the job that you did!

Ofc. J. Mould
Howard County Police Maryland

Our prayers and thoughts go out to Trooper Rao's family....another child left without a father. It is so tragic to see knew names on here every couple of days.WHY?? Godbless to a true hero.......


DFC. Matt Crisafulli
Worcester Co. Sheriffs Off.
Worcester Co. Md.

DFC. Matt Crisafulli
Worcester Co. Sheriffs Office/Md.

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