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 gone by Mikey. It still doesn't seem real. We all love and miss you. R.I.P.
Auntie Carol

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

June 15, 2011

REMEMBERING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.....

SAD THAT YOU AND MATTHEW PASSED AT SUCH

YOUNG AGES....

MAY YOU BOTH REST IN PEACE KNOWING WE MISS YOU..

MADELINE AVILA

June 15, 2011

Just thinking of you Mikey. Love and miss you

Retired Police Officer
New Bedford Police Dept

June 2, 2011

Another anniversary is almost upon us. 7 years..I can't believe it. You are thought about often. The Red Sox had a slow start, but..of course, I had no doubts they would come through right to number 1. Also, the Bruins are going to the Stanley Cup! You keep routing for them up there perhaps they will both be winners this year.

I saw your dad recently and was able to see the portrait of you on his arm. Its amazing!! It came out perfectly. Looks exactly like you. What a wonderful tribute a father could pay to his son.

We all miss you very much. Happy Memorial Day Mikey. I love you. xoxo

Deanna Medeiros
Cousin

May 30, 2011

I'd to thank all the people, deputies, servicemen, who knew and associated with my son Michael. He talked very highly of all of you. Thank you all for being such a good friend to him.

Rick Arruda
Deputy Michael Arrudas, father

Rick Arruda
Father

February 28, 2011

Well I did it Mike. I got your photo tattooed on my arm. It came out really well. I'm proud to show it off. I'm proud of you too. Love and miss you alot. Love Dad

Rick Arruda
Father

Rick Arruda
Father

February 1, 2011

Hi Mike, It's me dad, I'm having your portrait done on my on Feb. 1st. Love you dad

Rick Arruda
Father

Rick Arruda
Father

January 16, 2011

Hey Mike, It's me DAD. I just want to let you know, I'm having your portrait tattooed on my right arm. I'm always thinking of you. Especially when I drive by Clegg Field where you use to play ball, and when I go to the club to shoot my bow like we use to do and where we use to go fishing. I miss you like crazy. I love you buddy. Love DAD

Anonymous

January 1, 2011

Here are another set of holidays and I still miss you terribly my son my hero. How I miss your phone messages when you would call and say "Hey Portuguese, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I love you." I wish I could here your voice one more time. Love and miss you lots. Love DAD

Anonymous

January 1, 2011

Happy Father's Day Mike.....I know I'm not the only one thinking of you today and wishing you were here. Tomorrow will be six years since we laid you to rest and it doesn't make any more sense today than it did that day. Please know you're thought of everyday and will never be forgotten.....

Anonymous

June 20, 2010

Missing you each and every day Michael. Still can't believe it happened. Love, Auntie Carol

Carol OShea
Retired New Bedford Police Dept

June 16, 2010

Today is a day for us to reflect on what a great classmate, partner, friend and loved one you were. You meant the world to those people and are still sorely missed. It still makes us sad to this day. We all know that you are watching over us from heaven and that God had a plan for you. I still remember running with you in the academy and all the encouragement you provided to us slow people in the back. We love you Mike and will never forget you. RIP my brother....

Class 274
LASD

June 15, 2010

I just read the article regarding children of fallen officers in Police Magazine. How heart wrentching it was to read about your passing. I'm sure you're watching from above and so proud of your son and the man he is growing to be. Thank you for your service and may God bless your family and friends in coping with such a loss!

Det. Renee J. Luneau
New Haven Police Department

May 19, 2010

We miss you Mike! Paul Fogle and I attended a Rookies/Cubs game together, he wore the Rookies he made me wear the Cubs....lol Both of us miss our times together with you and Felix , wish we could have made more memories. I sure enjoyed pumping iron with you, I finally won state regionals. Know you were watching!

Paul and I families send our love. Take care buddy, till next time. D

Dale Conley
Shipmates

May 6, 2010

Hey Mikey, not a day goes by that I don't think of you..I don't know why this had to happen but perhaps God had better plans for you...You only met Tabitha once but I've shared some stories of our childhood with you and she giggles..:) I set up a page on FB, "In loving Memory of Deputy Michael Arruda" there people can go and post any memories they may have of you, happy ones, to keep your spirit alive..It's been 2 days and you already have 90 fans...Everyone is welcome to joim...I love and miss you!

D. Arruda

D Arruda
cousin

April 13, 2010

Mikey,

It's been awhile since i've visited this site but think of you often. You are missed with each passing day. I will always be thankful for all the close times we shared throughout the years. Love and miss you

xoxo
cousin
Deanna

Deanna Medeiros
Cousin

March 20, 2010

Mike,

Its been a while. Things down here are going well. We think about you often, and miss you. Thanks for watching over us, and helping me go home every day.

Daren, Barbara, Jasmine, Olivia, and Joshua

Trooper Daren Lamp
Texas DPS

February 4, 2010

Just thinking about you Mikey.
Love, Auntie Carol

Retired Police Officer Carol O'Shea
New Bedford Police Dept

January 12, 2010

Rest in Peace, Deputy Arruda. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Hey Mikey,

I'm sure you've heard she needs your help; be there for her, give her strength and keep her alive for 'lil Mike. Her journey will be long, complicated and terrifying. I hear she's having a rough time of it with the chemo and Mikey may be shutting down. Bless them and keep them safe. Give her the will to survive. She and 'lil Mike need each other in your absence; don't abandon them now.

Always thinking of you; love you lots!

Anonymous

October 7, 2009

Hey Mikey.....Just dropping a line to say hello. I miss you as much as ever and you are never far from my mind. Rest easy, I will talk to you soon.

Anonymous

October 4, 2009

Hi Mikey,
Well I did it! I finally retired after 30 years. It feels good to just chill and not have a thing I have to do. The next step is Auntie Joan, myself and my coustin Sandra are going to move to Florida. Hopefully when the economy gets better, I'll get a job at DisneyWorld. We're going down there in October to look for a condo. The prices are so cheap. Nothing like up here.
We all miss you so much Michael and think about you all the time. It's too bad God wanted you because there are so many people down here who still need you, especially Michael.
I hope there is another side and you're at peace there.

Love,
Auntie Carol

Retired Police Officer Carol O'Shea
New Bedford Police Dept

September 17, 2009

Hey dad, Happy Fathers Day!!!
I love You and not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I ship out for Devil Pup's in a few weeks and I'll be thinking of you even while I'm getting yelled at by marines. I Love You.
Lil Mikey

Michael Arruda
Son

June 21, 2009

Hi Mikey,

I admit that I haven't come here in a long time. It's been difficult for me to read the reflections. All who love you and miss you. I barely got through your son Michael's post. My eyes are swollen. He appears to have grown into quite the nice young man. You should be proud!
Wow, five years! It's hard to comprehend. To take it in. I know you were living in California and I here. We hadn't seen each other for years because our lives were in different places. Nevertheless, you are my cousin and I miss you deeply. I am truly grateful for being able to be at your bedside 5 years ago. To be able to let you know that I was there. To hold your hand. Just to be in your presence...I was grateful.
I will never forget feet pajamas, cards and the Boston Bruins. I love you and I miss you everyday!

Love,
Deanna

Deanna
Cousin

June 15, 2009

Our hearts are still so broken Michael. I can't believe it's been five years. We all miss you so much.
Love,
Auntie Carol

Officer Carol O'Shea
Aunt

June 15, 2009

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