Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael Janson Barwick

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, August 29, 2002

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael Janson Barwick

Our hearts are with your family, friends and Department, We lost our daughter in the line of duty this year. She was 24 years old. We dont have any easy answers for you, there arn't any. But please try to stay strong, Be proud, your in for a tough ride. May God bless you all.
Parents of PO Kristin M Pataki EOW 05/04/02

Mom and Dad
MNCPP

Rest in Peace. Your watch is now over here on earth.

S. Yates
Concerned Citizen

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Barwick. He is one of the heroes watching us from above.

Lori Brown
Aunt of Deputy Renee Azure
EOW 8/06/02

THE POLICEMAN’S LAST INSPECTION ...

THE POLICEMAN STOOD AND FACED HIS GOD, WHICH MUST ALWAYS COME TO PASS. HE HOPED HIS SHOES WERE SHINING, JUST AS BRIGHTLY AS HIS BRASS. "STEP FORWARD NOW, POLICEMAN. HOW SHALL I DEAL WITH YOU? HAVE YOU ALWAYS TURNED THE OTHER CHEEK? TO MY CHURCH HAVE YOU BEEN TRUE?"

THE POLICEMAN SQUARED his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain’t. Because those of us who carry badges can’t always be a Saint. I’ve had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I’ve been violent because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny that wasn’t mine to keep, though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just got to steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I’ve wept many unmanly tears. I know I don’t deserve a place among the people here, they never wanted me around except to calm their fear. If you’ve a place for me Lord, it needn’t be so grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don’t, I’ll understand."


There was silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod. As the policeman waited quietly, for the judgement of his God. "Step forward now, policeman, you’ve borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets, you’ve done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

Rest in peace brother

Rusty Redican
L.A.P.D.

"Ye, though I fly through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I shall fear no Evil; For I am at 10,000 feet and climbing."

Officer Barwick died doing what he loved to do. Though his passing is saddening, there is comfort in that knowledge. He's in a better place now and the places he was are better for his having been there.

May he rest in peace.

Darin L. Paul, Special Agent/Pilot
Federal Bureau of Investigation - Detroit Division

On behalf of the Kennebunk Police Dept, our deepest sympathies go out to the department, family, and friends of Officer Barwick. Rest in Peace, brother.

Christopher Case
Kennebunk, Maine PD

To Officer Barwick family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL E/O/W 11/6/1986

Go in peace our young brother, be forever our angel.. We lost Deputy Herzog also a young man last year. Your death reminds us the pain.. Be in peace and THANK YOU.

Washington Fire Fighter

To the family, friends and co-workers or Officer Barwick... I'm so sorry for your loss. Such a short time on the force, no doubt doing what he loved. He was a hero, and is now safe, in the company of other heroes who are watching over us all now. Take comfort in the fact that your separation from him is temporary.

Jamie Johnson, surviving sister of
Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Department

My thougths and prayers are with Officer Barwick's family, friends and co-workers. You are not alone in your grief and pain. Your law enforcement family is with you. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

Go in Peace brother for you shall forever be missed.

Keith Porter
Medshore Ambulance Service

Sincere sympathy to the family of PO Barwick. May God grant you the peace that only He can give.

Anonymous

Rest in peace, Officer Barwick. May you fly high with your new wings. Thank you for your service.

You will live forever in the hearts and minds of, not only those you knew and had contact with, but those of us who know what wearing the Badge is about.You were unselfish in giving of yourself to others and have earned the right to walk Heaven's streets.
Rest well Brother. Rest well.


Cleveland Police

On behalf of the Wood River IL Police Department we would like to to extend our thoughts and prayers to the officers involved in this tragedy. As a 26 year veteran of the police department, we all realize the dangers of the job, and it is always distressing to learn of a brother officer that has been killed or injuried.
Please accept our condolences.
Wood River IL Police Department officers and support staff

James Chapman Support Services Superviso
Wood River Illinois PD

You are a hero to us all. My heart goes out to your family, nothing i say can ease their pain, but may they have some comfort in knowing that you are in all of our hearts.

Sami Thomson
Surviving niece of Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Department

Another Hero that has given his all.Rest in peace brother Barwick I will not forget you.

Detective JC Johnson
Danville Police Dept.Danville VA.

God bless and rest in peace officer Barwick. You left us too soon, such a short career and young officer gone in a flash. You're in a better place though, so please watch over those of us still on watch as we carry on in hero's names like yours.

A Brother in Blue

Ptlm
Corning PD, NY

To the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Barwick may you find peace with God in this sad time, and remember that he is watching over us from a safer place now.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Azure, EOW 08/06/2002

Deb Azure

To the family of Officer Barwick my heart goes out to you. May God be with you in this terrible time. Officer Barwick is now watching over all of us from a safer place.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Azure, EOW 08/06/2002

Deb Azure

To our young brother in blue may you rest in peace. Your family, friends, and co-workers are in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless

Officer D. Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

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