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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


The pain never goes away. I think about you daily. There are times when the pain so so bad I do not think I can go on.Dion Hampton comes up for parole November 10 2010. I will be at the parole hearing and so will some of your friends on the St. Louis Police Department. We will do our best to keep him where you were trying to put in in jail. I love you son.


September 23, 2010


I miss you my friend. I will see you on the other side.



August 29, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the eighth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I hold your family in thought and prayer today, and pray for their solace.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 29, 2010

I miss you my friend. I will see you on the other side.


August 29, 2010

You are fading from me. Your voice is almost deaf to my memories. I have visited your grave so many times I can see the red clay bluffs lining the road in my dreams. All that is left of you lies in the purpose and hope of your parents that all that have fallen and their loved ones will always be remembered. My children have asked of you; what can I say but "I miss your Uncle Mike." Rest with Angels....


January 17, 2010


Another year has gone by my friend. A lot of things have changed. The one thing that will never change is my memory of the night you left us. You are always in my memory and your parents are always in my heart. I miss you my friend. I will see you on the other side.



August 29, 2009

We will be sending special thoughts and prayers to you and your parents today. I know how much they loved you. You have to be so proud of the way that they have helped so many people. We are so glad that we got to know them, just wish you and Nick were still here.

James, Kelly & Payton
PO Nick Sloan's sister

August 29, 2009

Thinking of and praying for all of you on this unfortunate anniversary. He will NEVER be forgotten.

Jayne McEntee

August 28, 2009

I will be thinking of you and your parents on Saturday. Another year has gone by, but those who love you will never stop loving you and will never forget you.

Kathy McEntee
Bill's sister

August 26, 2009

Miss you, Mike. P.O., 5982.


August 17, 2009

Me my mother and grandmother lived next to you when you lived in Bridgeton. I remember looking up to you when I was a little girl. I thought you were the coolest guy I knew and still do. When I heard you were going to be a police officer, that made me admire you even more. The day I heard of your death, I was in shock....... My childhood friend and hero was gone. I have missed you everyday since. Everytime I hear about another fallen officer my heart hurts for you and them. I have a picture of you from when you wrere a young boy and I tell myself "That's my hero right there!" I know you are looking down on us all. Thank you for all you've done and continue to do. Keep and eye on all our officers her on earth and up there with you. I love you and miss you my dear friend.... And always will.

Danielle Pierson
friend and former nieghbor

February 18, 2009

Michael - Thinking of you and your family at Christmas. Keep them in your prayers.

Kathy McEntee, sister of Bill McEntee

December 24, 2008

It has been 6 years since the day that changed your parent's life forever. We just want to let them know how much their friendship means to our family. They have helped our family through so much and also helped so many other families.

I know you have to be so proud of them. They are helping so many families in your memory. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

James, Kelly & Payton Brown
Nick's sister

September 2, 2008


I can't believe it has been 6-years now. I'm sure you know how much your mom and dad have done for others. It is a great honor to know them. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and that night. I just wish there was something more we could have done. I miss you my friend. I'll see you on the other side.


August 29, 2008

God bless the Barwick family today. The pain is still here and the love will never end. Thank you Michael for your service and sacrifice.

Kathy McEntee
sister of Bill McEntee EOW 7/5/05

August 29, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this sad anniversary. I know they miss you as much today, as they did that tragic day. Watch over them - they are wonderful people who continue to keep your memory alive by helping others - you will never be forgotten. Jayne McEntee, sister of Sgt. Bill McEntee EOW 7/05/05

Jayne McEntee

August 28, 2008

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God." Kathy, Bill's sister

May 15, 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
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

December 11, 2007

Mike- Your mom and dad have helped so many people and its their love for you that drives them I pray some comfort can come to them in this difficult time of the year they are such great people I feel I know you through them. I am thinking of you today and them.God bless you and your wonderful family Mike Mcentee(Bills brother)

August 29, 2007

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers on this sad anniversary. Please continue to watch over your mom and dad - they are truly special people who are doing incredible work in your memory - but miss you dearly. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace. Jayne McEntee - sister of Sgt. Bill McEntee EOW 7-05-05

August 29, 2007

It is amazing how fast the time has gone. I still remember every moment from when I heard the horrible news to when I went to your parents. You and your parents are thought about daily. We all miss so much, but thank you for all the great memories we can still share. Till we meet again.

Melinda Land

August 29, 2007

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this 5th anniversary of your EOW. I know the pain your Dad lives with every day and the strength it takes to continue on without you here. Some say it gets better with time, my problem is that there will never be enough time to reach that point in life as our lives are just too short. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones, wrap your wings around them and protect them from harm and alos those still out on patrol. I'd like to end with a short poem someone sent me:

No person is ever truly alone.
Those who live no more,
Whom we loved,
Echo still within our thoughts,
Our words, our hearts.
And what they did,
And who they were,
Becomes a part of all that we are,

By Richard Fife

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

August 28, 2007

Mike - Thank you for your sacrifice, you will never be forgotten. Your Mom and Dad are in my prayers during this very sad anniversary. They have helped us and other people so much. Continue to watch over them and all of your law enforcement family.
Kathy McEntee, sister of Bill McEntee EOW 7/5/05

August 28, 2007


I just wanted you to know that the Barwick Newton National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund is doing well. We are sending families to Washington D.C. every year. I know this is some thing you would want. The way you liked to help your fellow man.

Mike the website is I miss you every day some times the pain is more than I think I can stand. I will do my best to carry on. I know when things got tough for you you just reached back and charged forward. I will try to do the same. I love you



August 27, 2007

Mike in three days it will have been five years since your death. I miss you everyday, and wish all fathers could have a son as good and fine as you are. Mike I love you with all my heart. The Lt. Governor Pete Kinder signed a bill into law to name a section of Interstate 44 after you. Mike it will be from the city limits of St. Louis to Kingshighway.You and the fine job you did will always be remembered. Son I love you. Your Dad


August 26, 2007

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