Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Michael Richard Arruda

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, June 15, 2004

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Michael Richard Arruda

Another year has gone by Mike. Sixteen years. It doesn't seem possible. You are and forever will be in our hearts, thoughts & prayers. RIP nephew.

Carol O'Shea retired Police Officer
New Bedford Police Dept

June 15, 2020

Today in Patrol school I learned of your incident during training sir,
Your story is told in an effort to help save the lives of other deputies
I will pass on what I’ve learned from it to others that come after me to always honor your sacrifice.
Your story may be the difference in what saves the lives of others in similar situations and for that I thank you sir.
May you forever Rest In Peace
God bless.

Deputy Arellano

May 6, 2020

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments but what is woven into the lives of others.” (By Pericles)

May your family and friends be comforted by their memories.

Surviving spouse of LAPD Officer Roger Warren (eow 5/8/67)

June 16, 2019

It doesn't seem possible that 15 years have gone by since we lost you. I can remember that awful day when your Dad came to me at work and told me what happened. Now he's in heaven with you. You have quite a few family members up there now to look after and I know you'll do a good job. Love and miss you Mikey. RIP

Carol O'Shea retired Police Officer
New Bedford Police Dept

June 15, 2019

Cousin Mikey another year has gone by since this tragic day. It’s hard to believe that your father is now with you. Losing him in November has been a devastating loss for our family. I know he’s at peace being with you again. May you both RIP flying with the angels

Deanna Medeiros

June 15, 2019

Mike, I think about you often and always with fond memories.
I am sure you are watching your family from up in Heaven.
I hope your soul is at peace. You will always be remembered Mira!

Ken Emmanuelli
Friend / Shipmante

October 8, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 14th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 15, 2018

Thinking of you today Mike. A Massachusetts officer was shot & killed today. So sad. Show him the ropes when he gets up there with you. Love you.

Carol O'Shea, Retired P.O.
New Bedford Police Dept

April 13, 2018


I hope you are resting in peace. I've had you on my mind lately. God Bless You!

Ken Emmanuelli
Former Shipmate

July 26, 2017

Mike, we miss you more each year. RIP my nephew. Love you.

Carol A OShea
NBPD Retired Officer

June 15, 2017

Hi Mike, still miss you so much. It still hurts. Your always in my heart. Everyone misses you because you were such a good, loving person. Until we meet again, I love and miss you so much. Your number one fan, Love Dad

Rick Arruda
Proud Father

June 15, 2017

Missing you more each passing year. You will always be in my heart, love you always, Auntie Joanie

Joan Felix

June 15, 2017

You are never forgotten Deputy Arruda. RIP

Deputy Sheriff LASD
Class 295

June 16, 2016

To my Brother Mike,
I cant believe its that time again when we all lost a great friend and partner. There is not a time that goes by as I pass your final resting spot and were the tragic incident happened , that I don't recall some the great times we shared in custody, patrol , and outside of work. I know you are looking down on us and keeping us safe. You are very much missed and will always be remembered.

Deputy Andre Kneubuhler

June 15, 2016


It seems as though only yesterday we were partying at The Scuttlebutt and heading on West Pac 89. The memories still play in my minds eye. Thanks for still finding your way into my dreams after all these years. God Bless You!

Ken E

May 10, 2016


Still miss you after all this time. You were a wonderful young man, true person, fun neighbor. Still get choked up every time I think about you. Introduced my friend Emily to your Dad, what a match lol :-). Miss the good times. Miss you. Keeping you, Emily & Rick in my thoughts. Keep everyone in line up there. Peace.

[email protected]

April 22, 2016

Mike and I were in the same platoon at Whittier Academy. Mike was always happy. He was proud of his Naval Service. It is a shame that he's gone. I always knew some of us would fall in the line of duty. It doesn't make it any easier though. My thoughts and prayers are for Mike and his family. Mike... It's not "locker center. It la Crescentia". :-)
Miss ya,
Jamie Campbell MD

Doctor/deputy sheriff
Academy mate

August 13, 2015

I remember how Arruda was always in a good mood and smiling. He was one of the guys people liked to be around.

Lieutenant Merv Screeton LASD class 257
Currently Roseville PD/LASD 1989-1996

June 27, 2015

Hi Mike,
It's eleven years now and I miss you more and more each day. I went fishing the other day, just like you told Elizabeth my fiancee' through the medium. I don't know how she knew this but that's what she said. I know you were there with me, I could feel your presence. I love you so much and miss you terribly.

Rick Arruda.

Rick Arruda

June 16, 2015

Time does not heal all wounds, it just mellows them out, you will always be felt in our hearts, where there is a hole left by your passing. Missing you everyday, remembering your younger years with my kids, growing up beside them. You were always a wonderful kid, and became a wonderful, thoughtful man. RIP my nephew

Joan Felix

June 16, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

11 years have past and it still seems so unreal that you are gone. We all love and miss you Mike. You are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP

Carol A O'Shea, retired police officer
New Bedford Police Dept

June 15, 2015


I never had the privilege to meet you, but after reading all the comments about you here on this page I know you were a great Deputy, friend and loved one to many people. I came across this page while I was looking up information on you Sir. After reading all these kind and heart felt words about you I felt the obliged to leave some of my own Sir. I'm going to be a trainee next month at Industry Station and I chose to write about you for my report of a fallen Industry Deputy. My academy class 353 honored you for our colors run. Sgt Arruda ran with us while pushing your daughter Savanna in a stroller. You definitely made an impact in the lives of those you were close to both in the Navy and in LASD along with your family and friends. I will do my best to pay you homage on my report Sir! Rest in peace.

Matthew 5:9


May 22, 2015

Michael was and always will be a mentor to me. I learned of his passing while conducting training for SEB.

I only knew him for a short time as my neighbor going through high school. He was always the coolest guy, would even loan me his car while he was at work as long as I showed up on time after his shift.

He encouraged me to join the military after getting into some trouble and I never got the opportunity to thank him for his advise.

Rest in peace Michael.

Jaeson Rosa
Neighbor/ CDCR

October 9, 2014

Ten years, where has the time gone? You are loved and missed Mikey. RIP

Carol OShea
retired New Bedford PD

June 15, 2014

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