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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

Hi Lisa,
Thank you for your note. I know it's been forever since we talked. I wasn't sure if you knew or not. I'm still at the same phone number so if you want to talk, give me a call. I'd love to catch up!


March 29, 2008

The kids and I are headed out tomorrow. We spent the day today with my sisters and mom and dad. We made the special dessert I always make, even though we won't be there with everyone, tomorrow. It was the least I could do since they were all ticked cause we planned our vacation to start tomorrow!! I'm looking forward to the warmth, especially because we got 6 inches of snow last night. Going with Jeff and Linda is going to be fun. Even though I've done it a lot now, it'll be nice to have another adult to talk to and relax with. I'll be missing you like I always do, but thank God that we have the family, friends and support we do. I love you, boo.


March 22, 2008

Dear Denise,

We haven't spoken in a long time and you have been on my mind. I thought I would look for you on the web and came across this web site. Nothing compares to what you are experiencing and I am truly saddened by your loss. Please know how wonderful you are and how much I care...

With Love and Compassion,
Lisa (your old college suitemate)

Lisa Brozgold Nicola

February 23, 2008

You went to an amazing place, but...Oh how we miss you here. Please keep watching over your friends and family.

February 14, 2008

Still remembered, still missed....

February 13, 2008

It's hard to believe Wayne and Mike have been gone three years, when it seems like only yesterday. Just wanted you to know we're thinking about you today. Your in my prayers everyday.

Ashley Koester

February 9, 2008

Hey Mike-

It's amazing that it's been 3 years already. It seems like just yesterday that I got that call. Not a day goes by that your not thought of.

Still missing ya buddy-

Sgt Clayton Monte, #40

February 9, 2008

Thinking about you and your family on this sad day. You are not forgotten.
Surviving Sibling

February 8, 2008

I'm just thinking about you a lot today. It'll be 3 years tomorrow. All these memories keep floating through my mind. I miss everything about you...the way you loved the kids and much time you spent with much time you spent with all of important it was to you that the kids and I understood how much you loved you made our lives so easy and fun...your dedication to our family and to your friends and to your job...your pride in a job well done...I miss hearing that somebody loved me as much as you humbled you were for my love. The ache of missing you is strong today but just as strong is how grateful I am to have had you in my blessed I am to have our much it means that you are still missed by everyone who knew grateful we are by all the support in our much God blesses us with healing and hope for the future. Know that i'll always miss you and love you, boo.


February 8, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 7, 2008

Hey Mike. Just stopping by to read the reflections as usual. Everything here is pretty much status quo. I can't believe it's about to be 3 years. Still seems like yesterday. Pain is dull but still and always will be there. I love and miss you bro.

Take care and I'll talk to you later

Brian Scarbrough

February 5, 2008

I haven't been on here in forever I just wanted to say I was thinking about you...take care and watch over the department and your family

February 5, 2008

Joe and I attended the C.O.P.S luncheon on Saturday that was held in your memory. You should be so proud of Kelsey she did such a wonderful job honoring you and raising money for the foundation that has done so much for her and your family and others in need. We miss you and think of you every day.

Alison-wife of WCAAPD

February 4, 2008

We had your memorial luncheon yesterday that Kelsey organized. She was amazing! Her speech that she gave to talk about you and how important the COPS organization is to her was so sincere and heartfelt. She raised so much money to donate to COPS. It was wonderful to have everyone there to support us and to also support this organization that means the world to her. What an extraordinary event it was! She's growing up fast, baby...I know you're proud of her. Love you, boo.


February 3, 2008

I knew and worked with you only briefly. I attended your funeral. Now, almost three years after you passed, I find myself reading through all of the wonderful messages posted, and realized - "this is the person I want to model myself after".
Best wishes to all who miss you and the LEOs who put their lives on the line every day to make our world a better place.


January 28, 2008

I knew and worked with you only briefly. I attended your funeral. Now, almost three years after you passed, I find myself reading through all of the wonderful messages posted, and realized - "this is the person I want to model myself after".
Best wishes to all who miss you and the LEOs who put their lives on the line every day to make our world a better place.


January 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Bro. I miss and love you


Brian Scarbrough

January 2, 2008

I had a dream about you last night...I was driving you to work and you needed to talk to Bret about a training that you weren't told about and when he came up to you at the passenger side of the car I rolled down the window so you could talk to him but he started talking to me as if you weren't there. I realized that you didn't know you had died and you kept trying to get his attention. Another friend came up and the same thing happened. I could see you but they couldn't. He was crying and I was crying about how much we missed you...then I woke up. It felt nightmarish...not that I'm surprised I had it being that it's your birthday today. I hate dreams like that, especially when I can't shake the ache in my heart. Just continue to know I love you, boo.


January 2, 2008

Merry Christmas Mike.

Sgt Clayton Monte, #40
Wayne County Airport Police

December 25, 2007



December 24, 2007

Just got back home after being without power for the last day and a half. All I can say is how grateful I am that we got everything back. Luckily, we were able to stay at my moms. I had to do alot of laundry there to get ready for our trip tomorrow.

With all the excitement and stress of this happening, Christmas Eve came and almost went without me having to dwell on you not being here. I was really able to just be thankful that we had somewhere to go to wait it out...that my mom and dad enjoyed the company...that I was able to help my mom prepare for everyone coming over...that we all got to spend some time with our family. I was totally able to live in the moment. It was truly a great night and now tomorrow is Christmas and it's come so quickly.

I'm looking forward to going down south to see Mike and Sue, your Aunt Trina and Uncle Floyd, and Bri and Bridge and Layton. Again, counting my blessings and feeling thankful for the love that surrounds us. I love you, boo.


December 24, 2007

The commercials for Mitch Album's movie One More Day, are on all the time. When I saw he'd written the book, I knew that it would not be one I wanted to read. Watching the commercials, now, is heartbreaking.

When I imagine just one more day with you, I know I wouldn't do anything different especially if you would just have had to leave when the day was through. We had such a great morning...the kids were getting along(which wasn't usual!!)...we sat watching the news and having coffee were making all your silly noises when you played with the dog...we were laughing and enjoying everything that grabbed me at the door, laughing, saying the kids wouldn't left with us saying we loved each other and smiling because we'd been laughing so made sure that the kids knew that you loved them and gave them all hugs and kisses.

Just the thought of one more day with you is like a tease. If they said I'd have one more day and that I could change the that's a different story. I would have kept you home with me that day. I would have kept the kids home too. I would have been overjoyed to know that we had come so close to losing everything but were one of the lucky ones and that everything was going to be fine.

I know there is something to learn in the book and movie but I already know from this journey of grief that I have to live everyday one day at a time...I know that I have to be thankful and grateful for the blessings I have...I know that I can't live with the should haves and could haves...and that I need to find joy in the small things. I'm doing it all, slowly, but it won't ever take away the missing you...I love you, boo.


December 7, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 26, 2007

Just thinking about you today. I'm getting ready to go over my mom and dad's house with the kids to celebrate the day. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone. You know that you'll be thought of today. I miss and love you, boo.


November 22, 2007


I'm down here in Pasadena, standing on the 50 yard line of the ROSE BOWL and they announce the "Pro's". The first thing I see is the jersey number "33" coming at me and I just start laughing.

You never stop amazing me. I'm gonna need your support tonight with what's coming up. So, stick around if your not busy.

Clayton Monte

November 17, 2007

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