Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Michael Thomas Hartzell

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, April 29, 2003

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Reflections for Patrolman Michael Thomas Hartzell



April 24, 2010

The tears still flow... it just doesn't seem real. Honoring your memory with my volunteer work, Mike. Miss you so much


April 23, 2010

It is crazy to think that it has been almost 7 years that you have been gone. You are still thought of and missed terribly every day. Rest in peace, Officer Hartzell, and know that we will all be together once again someday. You gave your life to protect us and we are forever thankful.


March 16, 2010

Another year has almost gone by and yet it feels like just yesterday it happened...still miss you Mikey.


February 8, 2010

Mike, heaven just added 4 more, this time from Washington,Take care of them brother and keep watching over us....I still remember, the horrible call and where I was and what I was doing like it was yesterday, still hurts!Not sure it will ever go away.Thanks for doing "the Job"!!!Rest In Peace, You made us proud ,by the way you lived your life....Your brother in blue...a bit older , a bit wiser but still have a missing spot in my heart...


December 1, 2009

The law enforcement community will never forget your ultimate sacrifice. I was privliged to have known you and your family.

Agent Scott Cannon
Ohio Investigative Unit

December 1, 2009

Thinking of you on your 33rd Birthday. We miss you.

Rob & Nicole

September 24, 2009

Everything is everything, but you're missing... I know you always watch over us. Thanks for all the little reminders. Please keep sending your strength, faith, hope and love especially to the little ones.


September 7, 2009

Six years. It seems like yesterday. We miss you buddy!


April 29, 2009

Officer Hartzell, I never had the honor of meeting you, I know you are loved and missed by all. You are truly a hero and my thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends everyday, even 6 years later. Thank you for all that you have done and for bringing happiness to so many people. You will never be forgotten!


April 29, 2009

You were a great man, friend, and officer! Thinking of you and missing you! You are always in my thoughts!


April 29, 2009

We are thinking about you today....but NOT JUST today. We think of you OFTEN and miss you a ton. We miss your smile/laugh around work and definitely miss the fun times outside of work; especially cookouts. You made the supreme sacrifice and we will NEVER forget.

Nicole & Rob

April 29, 2009

thinking of you today.....


April 29, 2009

Officer Hartzell, I remember the terrible day your life was taken. Rest easy in God's arms, and know you will not be forgotten.


January 4, 2009

Michael, just remembering you, kid, with your 32nd birthday coming up. You will always be the family hero. We love you, Brian, Chris, Craig, Jen

Brian Leskovec

September 26, 2008

You were such an awesome friend. Sometimes it is so tough to find REAL TRUE friends, people you know you can trust and who you know will always stay your friend, no matter what. That's the kind of friend you were and we miss you so much. We think about you a ton. Have a Happy Birthday in Heaven tomorrow.

Rob & Nicole

September 23, 2008

To Michael Hartzell's family and friends I just want you to know that God is able to carry you through. I once was married to a younstown police officer, and to this day I still care and love him so what I do is place him in the Lord's hands. God will continually see and carry you through and as you place everything in his hands. May God Bless you.


July 16, 2008

There isn't a day that doesn't go by that I don't think of you Mikey.... I carry your hat with me all the time in my car. I still hear your laugh, see your smile and miss you very very much. Love, Aunt Sharyn


July 15, 2008

Yesterday another YPD officer passed away. I did not know him but as soon as I heard, I started thinking about you. That phone call I got in the early morning hours from Nicky.... and how his family and friends would all be getting that call from someone.
Anyway, I haven't stopped thinking about you since then... I miss hanging out with you and Steph. And I wish you would've known Robbie-boy.
Thank you for the time we were all able to share with you.

Samantha Scardina

June 22, 2008

Couldn't miss you more. Thinking of you, as always, but especially today. Got another one of those calls early this morning. But I am sure you already know that. Rob missed you terribly. Now he is in peace with you. I know you will take good care of him. God Bless. You remain in our hearts forever. -A

June 19, 2008

Just now got to this site, but didn't forget you on Tuesday, as we paid a visit to your grave.

We both miss you so much and although it's eased up some, the pain of losing you is still there and I'm sure it always will be. But we always try to remember that you're in a much better place than we are, looking over everyone. Please watch over Rob's dad for us. We love ya!!

Rob & Nicole

May 1, 2008

Thinking of you and your family today. You & your family are always in my prayers.

P.V.P.D. #546
P.V.P.D. #546

April 29, 2008

RIP Brother. I know I was here just the other day but just wanted to come back today.

Patrolman William A Mays Jr
Youngstown State University Police #428

April 29, 2008



April 29, 2008

May God Grant Patrolman Hartzell's Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends, the Serenity to accept the things they can not change, the Courage to change the things they can, and the Wisdom to know the difference. On this anniversary may we never forget this Warrior's sacrifice.

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp Police Dept Lewisburg, Pa

April 29, 2008

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