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

You are an inspiration to me, Officer Barwick. I wish to be a police officer in the STL PD and your story touches my heart. Your courage and sense of duty is obvious. My prayers are with surviving family. God bless.

Anonymous

October 25, 2003

God bless, brother. Though you are gone from here, heroes never die. Thank you for your service and know that you will never be forgotten.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

August 29, 2003

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer. Today, August 29, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of P.O. Michael Janson Barwick who died on this date one year ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Barwick's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

August 29, 2003

Mike I still cant except that you are gone. I just returned from the Police Memorial in D.C. and when I saw your name on that wall I lost it! I can still remember you, Dustin, and I sitting at Laffayette Bar and Grill 2 days before you were taken from us. We were sucking down Coronas and shooting the breeze about work and I thought" this is great we did it we are both living the dream we used to talk about when we were in college". I remembered you called me after i got off at 10 and I was weary about going out. Something told me to get off my butt and go. I'm glad I did. And finally I remember leaving and telling you good bye. That moment haunts me as I sit and type this message. You will always be with me in my heart and in my mind and I know one day I WILL see you again. I'm still in pain and I will carry that with me for the rest of my life, but, at least I have the millions of memories of our time spent together on this earth to help me cope. I love you BROTHER you are going to be missed.

PO Lewis Bouwman
St. Louis County P.D.

DON'T GRIEVE FOR ME FOR NOW I'M FREE
I'M FOLLOWING THE PATH GOD LAID FOR ME
I TOOK HIS HAND WHEN I HEARD HIM CALL
I TURNED MY BACK AND LEFT IT ALL

I COULD NOT STAY ANOTHER DAY
TO LAUGH, TO LOVE, TO WORK OR PLAY
TASKS LEFT UNDONE MUST STAY THAT WAY
I FOUND THAT PEACE AT THE CLOSE OF DAY

IF MAY PARTING HAS LEFT A VOID
THEN FILL IT WITH REMEMBERED JOY
OF FRIENDSHIPS SHARED, A LAUGH, A KISS
OH YES, THESE THINGS I TOO WILL MISS

BE NOT BURDONED WITH TIMES OF SORROW
I WISH YOU THE SUNSHINE OF TOMORROW
MY LIFE'S BEEN FULL, I SAVORED MUCH
GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD TIMES, A LOVED ONE'S TOUCH

PERHAPS MY TIME SEEMED ALL TOO BRIEF
DON'T LENGTHEN IT NOW WITH UNDUE GRIEF
LIFT UP YOUR HEART AND SHARE WITH ME
GOD WANTED ME NOW, HE SETS ME FREE.

Scott

Someone from my department just sent me this website, and for that I am grateful. Mike loved this job more than anything in world, and we would spend hours sitting in my backyard talking about our days and nights 'on the job'. To my fellow men and women in blue, thank you for the kind words and please be careful out there. To Mike, I knew when you came into my life that I had found something eternal. Somehow, with the help of those around me, I will find a way through my grief because I know that's what you'd want. I love you more than anything in this world, and your memory will stay alive in my heart forever.

Jamie Hull-Police Officer
St. Louis Police Department

Rest in peace my brother, Lord knows that you knew no peace here. May the wind always be at your back.

Deputy Sheriff
St Francois County Sheriff's Dept

God bless

Deputy Sheriff Rusty Stiverson
Madison County sheriff's Department

I never thought it would be me,
My name for all of 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 to pay.
My folded flag stained with 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 a heavy heart and bent knee,
I ask for all here from the past...
Dear God, let my name be the last.

Anonymous

"No cowards soul is mine,
no trembler in the world's storm-
troubled sphere:
I see Heaven's glories shine,
And faith shines equal, arming me
from fear."

-Emily Bronte

Mike helped to arm his community from fear in the protection he gave through duty. I hope that his family, friends and co-workers can find some measure of comfort in this. My thought and prayers are with you all in your time of loss.

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) PD

My heart goes out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Barwick. St. Louis has lost a great officer and citizen. Your service to your community will always be remembered and appreciated.

Missouri has a chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors and I hope they can be of help to your family and department.

God Bless!
Marilyn Goodheart

Marilyn Gooheart 1995 Survivor
Kansas Concerns of Police Survivors

I was visiting/introducing my fiance' to my family in my home town of St. Louis, Missouri, when I heard of the tragic death of yet another true American hero. Officer Barwick's tragic death is yet another reminder of the dangers of our chosen profession. Yet, we have seen that he was a truly dedicated police officer whose loyalty and desire to serve his community was noteworthy, that he once said that "catching the bad guys is fun!" Too many times we forget why we chose our profession and we get so trapped in the muck and mire of procedures, liability concerns, etc., that it is refreshing to see one who still had the vim and vigor to do his job with enthusiasm. To the family of Officer Barwick, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and will be always. To Officer Barwick's partner, may God grant you strength and courage to face the days ahead. And to our brothers and sisters in blue of the St. Louis Police Department, please know that brothers and sisters around the world are lifting you up and embracing you as you cope with this tragedy. You make us all proud and honored to call St. Louis home.

Sergeant W. Scott Robinson
Metro Nashville, TN P.D.

Mike left us way too soon... he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Betheny (Biebel) Mueller
friend

Mike,

It seems like it was only yesterday that I was speaking to you while I was working one of your crime scenes. I had to work the accident scene that took you from us. My heart sank when I heard you were gone and Jenna was critically injured.

I will always remember your smile, laugh and sense of humor while we spoke. You will never be forgotten by your friends and fellow officers.

God bless you always, Mike.


P.O. Doug Eatherton
Evidence Technician Unit
St. Louis Police Dept.

P.O. Doug Eatherton
St. Louis Police Dept.

Thank you, Officer Barwick, watch our backs, it is getting close to the end when we will all be together and we won't be worried about criminals...
RIP

As I move into my own law enforcement career, I'm continuously reminded of just how inherently dangerous the duty is. However, I continue to move forward, as you did, accepting the danger because we feel drawn to the duty. May God send his guardian angels to ease the suffering of your family and grant them peace. For now, rest easy brother - we'll continue the watch for you.

Anonymous

My sincere condolence is extended to officer Barwick's family,friends and the St.Louis Police department.



Patrolman Robert Wigton # 9516
San Antonio Park police

patrolmam robert wigton
san antonio park police

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Barwick. You have a long road ahead of you and it wont be easy! Just know that he is in a much better place now and he is among other 'heros'. My heart goes out to his family and co-workers, I know how they must feel & my heart hurts with them, as I lost my husband in the line of duty last year and so I know what it is like to lose a dearly loved one, and I also am a deputy with the same agency that my husband worked for, so I know what it is like to lose a co-worker (our agency has lost 4 in less than 2 years - including my husband)
just know that God is with you in every step you take!

Rene' Dennis
Surviving Spouse of Deputy Joseph N. Dennis EOW 05-22-01 &
Deputy/Harris County Sheriff's Dept.

Rene' Dennis - Surviving Spouse & Deputy
Deputy J.N.Dennis EOW 05-22-01 / Harris County Sheriff's Dpt. TEXAS

To Officer Barwick family and friends our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you all and may your love one rest in peace.

D. Jones
Mother of Officer Ron Jones
EOW 12/26/01
PPD, Prentiss Ms.

To the family of Police Officer Michael Barwick I am sorry for your loss my department will have you in our prayers. I pray for you and want you to know he is in good hands now and will be watching over you and his other family (Law Enforcement). My prayers are with you.

Pvt Raleigh
United States Park Police

Again we must reflect.....another hero has been lost....but never forgotten...in hoc my brother.

Sgt. C.Smith
Springfield Twp P.D. Ohio

thank you for your time as an officer! may God watch over your family, friends, and your dept. may you rest in peace!

911 dispatcher
tn

You gave your life selflessly in pursuit of your belief to serve. Many will call you a hero but you are an angel,watch over us and keep us safe
brother.

Sergeant Mike Wood
Hertfordshire Constabulary,ENGLAND

Many thanks for your time you served this community. May you rest in peace and the Lord's blessings be with your family and friends.

Deputy Sheriff David Ehrhard
St. Louis Sheriff's Dept.

Deputy Sheriff Dave Ehrhard
St. Louis Sheriff's Dept.

Your dedication isn't without reward. Your with God now, God Bless you, your family and friends.

Courthouse Security Officer
Jackson County , Mo Sheriff's Dept

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