Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Michael Allen Scarbrough

Wayne County Airport Authority Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, February 9, 2005

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Reflections for Sergeant Michael Allen Scarbrough

I did not know Mike before learning of his life through his wife Denise at the 2022 Goshen (IN) Police Department Honor Camp. Through her willingness to share about her husband and his passing, I, and all who attended the Camp grew to appreciate this man and his love for his family and career as a Police Officer. He is missed, yet his dedication continues to be an inspiration to us all.

Chaplain Gregg Lanzen
Goshen Police & Fire Dept's

September 29, 2022

Happy belated Birthday Mike! 1/2/66

Brian Scarbrough

January 4, 2022

So much time has passed. Still seems like yesterday to me. Miss you bro.


Brian Scarbrough

September 23, 2021

Sorry I didn’t know you or even knew your story I was sitting in the station at the airport and glanced up and saw your picture. I googled your name and now I know who you are what you stood for and the sacrifices you made. From reading all the responses one thing for sure you were loved. God Bless your Family.

Private Citizen

February 11, 2021

Can't believe 16 years have passed. I can still hear your voice in my head. So glad I had you as my brother. I miss you Mike.

Your Bro

Brian Scarbrough

February 9, 2021

16 yrs later and the feelings are still the same Brother..

Love and Miss you!

Sgt Clayton Monte
Wayne County Airport Police

February 8, 2021

Sorry I didn’t know you or even knew your story I was sitting in the station at the airport and glanced up and saw your picture. I googled your name and now I know who you are what you stood for and the sacrifices you made. From reading all the responses one thing for sure you were loved. God Bless your Family.

Darlene Bell

February 6, 2021

Thinking about you today bro. Love you

Brian L Scarbrough

October 4, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Scarbrough.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 1, 2020

We had a sweet boy in January of 2019 and named him Levi Michael. We always talk about how much you would have loved him. You would have been the best grandpa. Miss you.

Kelsey, Caleb & Levi

January 4, 2020

Stopping by to say hi. Took Matthew by the memorial a few weeks ago. It was his first time seeing your name in stone. He seemed overwhelmed by it all. Was able to get him in to the Law Enforcement Museum even though it was closing. Felt like you were walking with us. I sure miss you Mike.

Brian L Scarbrough

June 17, 2019

30 years ago today we said I do. Thinking about all that has changed since that day. So very grateful for the life we started together and the blessings our love created. Love you always.

Surviving Spouse

November 12, 2018

Uncle Mike, I am glad I followed in your footsteps and pursued a career in the United States Marine Corps as a Military Police Officer. I miss you,

Robinson, Ryan S,Corporal
United States Marine Corps

July 21, 2018

Seeing new names on here. I know the devastation these families feel. Miss you as always. Not a day goes by you don't enter my mind. Love you bro.

Brian L Scarbrough

July 15, 2018

I don't know if this is an inappropriate thing to say, but if it gets deleted I understand. I'll never forget that day. I was one of the firefighters from two separate fire departments that responded to that scene on I-94.

I ended up driving you to the hospital while the paramedics worked on you in the back of the ambulance. I will never forget the police escort all the way to the hospital. I remember the officers escorting to the hospital gave us clear roads to get you there. I remember the roads were bad, but I was flying to get you there in time. Unfortunately, it was too late. I'll never forget your face or that day. It will stick with me forever.

To this day, I wish there was something else I could've done. Could we have worked harder, faster or could I have driven even faster to the hospital.

If the family sees this, I just want to say i'm sorry for your loss.

Former Firefighter/EMT

February 18, 2018

Still think of you so much. I know you are watching over all of your LEO family. Thank you for being so good to all of us during your time here. Your memory never fades. You are remembered by all as truly "one of the good ones".
Love you....JoAnne Bemis

Deputy JoAnne Bemis
Oakland County Sheriff's Office

March 12, 2017

Rest in perpetual peace my brother. God will continue to hold you in his hands, while you watch over your loving family.

N.Y.P.D. Ray Flores
Lieutenant (ret.)

February 9, 2017

Happy belated birthday Michael! Wish you could be here. Miss you

Brian Scarbrough

January 28, 2017

Stopping by to say hi. Too many names on this page. I miss your voice. I'd give anything to hear it for only a minute. Love you bro.

Brian L Scarbrough

December 7, 2016

Happy Fathers Day Michael! You were a better dad in your short time here than most people could ever dream of. I love you man!! I'm still missing hearing your voice

Brian Scarbrough

June 19, 2016

Never forgotten brother. I still think about you often and laugh at all the good times at the airport. Its hard to believe is been almost 11 years. The nickname you gave me stuck and Ill always be known as "Donkey" . I wouldn't change it for anything but I never did figure out if it was some Shrek reference or you thought I was being a jack~~~ lol . Either way I try to remember all the things you taught me during my training. Miss ya bro.

Cpl. Michael Donahee
Wayne County Sheriff Dept. (Mi.)

January 18, 2016

Tomorrow you would have turned 50. It still surprises me when an event like this brings up so many memories. I remember your last birthday when you turned 39 you said you couldn't see yourself turning 40. Little did we realize that the next month you would be gone. All good memories and the love and life we shared are free floating through my mind and heart. Love you boo.


January 1, 2016

Thinking about you again. You look so young to me now. I'm aging and you are not. Strange feeling bro!! Miss you lots..Love you


Brian L Scarbrough

September 18, 2015

Thinking about you a lot. Went to DC to honor the 10th anniversary of losing you. Surrounded myself with all the friends I've made. The friends that I wish I wouldn't have had to meet the way I did. The friends that are God's blessings from this tragedy. Your number showed up over and over during the week. I knew you were there. Love you boodle.


May 17, 2015

Hey Mike!! Just stopping by to see your picture. One of my biggest fears is that I will forget what you look like. We have a few pictures of you around the house and when guests come by for the first time they usually look at the photos and ask about you. After I tell them the story they usually look at me like they wish they wouldn't have asked....I tell people to never feel bad about asking about you because I enjoy sharing who you were with them, and it helps to connect me to the memories I have. You had an impact whether you knew it or not on who I am today. I am grateful for your guidance and advice over the years but most importantly I'm grateful to have called you brother. You did it right Michael. Thank you..Til next time

Brian L Scarbrough

March 25, 2015

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