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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

Hey Mike-

Thought about you today. Now you have someone else to tell your stories to and to keep you company. Take care of Tommy and show him the ropes. We'll miss him, as we do you.

See ya buddy-



April 27, 2007

Hey Michael. Just stopping by to say hi and see what other people are writing. I heard today about one of your fellow officers that passed during surgery. I'm sure you'll look out for him, just like you always looked out for other people in this world. I really miss you bud ! I am looking forward to Police week coming up. Kinda bitter sweet though. I want to see you honored again but wish I never knew of the "WALL". We got our soap box derby car shell back today with COPS logo and Virginia COPS logo. This year LJ is driving in your honor especially. We have the phrase "Coasting in Honor of SGT Michael A. Scarbrough" just below the cockpit. It looks pretty good. Not what I envisioned. I hired a guy to do the job for me and I guess he wasn't feeling the same vibe I had. Oh well, It still looks great. Our local newspaper wants to do a story on the car and what COPS is all about. Can't wait. Maybe you can pull a few strings and bring us in a victory. Just kidding. I love and miss you. I keep you're memory here in my heart forever.

Love you

Brian Scarbrough

April 24, 2007

i wouldnt know what to say
i wouldnt know what to do
if you came back from heaven
and i could look at you
would i fumble for the words
would i be a little shy
would i bust right out with laughter
or break right down and cry

oh if you came back from heaven
would it be like it was then
could we just pick up where we left off
and try iot all again
oh if you came back from heaqven
it would freeze me in my tracks
and i hope god knows if he let you go
i'd never send you back

do your kisses feel the same
do you still have the same touch
and would you whisper softly
that you've missed me so much
have you heard all my prayers
when i laid down at night
and did you feel my body
when i held your pillow tight

and if god forbid
you leave this earth again while
i see i hope he knows if you go
you'll be bringing me

oh if you came back from heaven
would it be like it was then
could we just pick up
where we left off and try it all again
oh if you came back from heaven
it would freeze me in my tracks
and i hope god knows if he let you
go i'd never sean you back

i found comfort in this song when i lost someone i cared very much for. its by lorrie morgan. CD: War Paint

someone who knows the pain you feel

April 20, 2007

As soon as I heard this song it made me think about all the people who have been there for the kids and I. Everytime I hear it it makes me think of you and all those who loved you and are here to lift the kids and I up. I think it's a love appropriate. I love you, boo.

Long Trip Alone-Dierks Bentley

It's a long trip alone
Over sand and stones
That lie along the road
That we almost traveled down

So maybe you could walk with me awhile
And maybe I could rest beneath your smile
Everybody stumbles sometimes
And needs a hand to hold
Cause it's a long trip alone

It's a short piece of time
But just enough to find
A little piece of mind
Under the sun somewhere

So maybe you could walk with me awhile
And maybe I could rest beneath your smile
You know we can't afford to let one moment pass us by
Cause it's a short piece of time

And I don't know where I'd be without ya here
Cause I'm not really me without you there
Yeah aaaah yeah
Yeah aaaah yeah

So maybe you could walk with me awhile
Maybe I could rest beneath your smile
Everbody stumbles sometimes
and needs a hand to hold

So maybe you could walk with me awhile
Maybe I could rest beneath your smile
Maybe I could feel you right beside me
Till I'm home
Cause it's a long trip alone
A long trip alone


April 16, 2007

The kids and I are having a great time with Sue and Mike. It isn't so warm here but it's nicer than back at home. Being Sue's sponsor as she became Catholic was such an honor. Their church ceremony was beautiful and I kept thinking of you throughout. You would have been overjoyed to participate with them.

During quiet times at mass I did what the priest said and asked for my needs to be met. I tried not to overwhelm God with all of my requests...I kept it simple. The 9th crept up and isn't so painful this month. I guess the rest of the things going on here took priority. I'm still praying for guidance and support and feel optimistic that things here will get better. I definitely am working on patience which you know I've never been really good at.

Being with Sue and Mike is such a good place to be. They are truly a blessing, as you know. Keep putting in a good word for the kids and I. I love you, boo.


April 9, 2007

Hey Denise,
I was sitting down at my computer planning our second trip to Washington and I thought of you. I was going to ask if you were going this year and that we should get together while we're there and catch up but when I started reading Mike's last few reflections, it sounds like you need a very big hug. Soooo, I'm sending you a GIGANTIC hug from way down here in Florida and hope you know that you are not alone. I may be miles away in distance but your right there in my heart. Our fight to survive started on the same day, at almost the exact same hour. You and the kids will always remain in my heart and prayers. Take care and I hope to see you next month. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo


April 6, 2007




April 4, 2007

Hi Mike,

Please give Denise "The Secret" to guide her, Kelsey, Josh and
Mark during these trying times. We miss you and love ya.

Happy Easter Mike.


April 2, 2007

Things have been really rough around here...Sometimes I feel like I'm in a really good place and then something huge happens and puts me back to the dark days. It feels like I have a wall that I put in place and have begun to make a new life for the kids and I...then when that big thing happens, the wall crumbles. Normally, I'm able to hop right back into positive, happy, lighter days, but another event happened right after this last one and I didn't have time to recoup. I feel like there is such a huge weight on my shoulders and my heart aches from the pain. My stomach has that same lump in it that happened when I heard about the accident and lasted about 3 months after you died. That's why I know this is a big one. I keep trying to focus on the return of the brighter days...try to stay positive...and pray for guidance and support. I hope you're able to put in a word for us and help us when days are overwhelming. I miss you so much and I wish you were here to help. I love you, boo.

Thank you, Wally for your reflection. I know that the kids and I and Michael's family feel so much better when we come here and know that Michael is being thought of and that people take the time to connect with all of us. It is a true feeling of support.


March 27, 2007

Lord please continue to keep Mike close to you and allow him to keep close vigilance over his family and keep them safe!

It has been a long time since we have spoke however my family and I are always here for you and the kids. Still in our neighborhood on 15th... I was thinking about Mike and decided to come to reach out to you. God bless you, stay safe!

Wally Murdock
friend of family

March 26, 2007

Hey Mike! Just stopping by as usual. Miss you. I'll talk to you soon.

Love you Bro!!


Brian Scarbrough

March 21, 2007

I came here on the 9th but didn't leave a message. I thought to myself that this month I'm not going to mark off the day like I always have...well, let's just say that was pretty dumb. Not recognizing it, made everything so much harder. I couldn't understand why I was feeling so bad and then it dawned on me...coming here has been a Godsend to me and it's worked on helping me to move through this journey. The connection to you feels so strong I've said before, I don't always do what's good for me...I've learned another valuable lesson with many more to go. I love you, boo.


March 13, 2007

God Bless and take care REST IN PEACE OFFICER

March 9, 2007

"And if I go, while you're still here....
know that I live on,
vibrating to a different measure
behind a thin veil you cannot see through.

You will not see me,
so you must have faith.

I wait for the time when
we can soar together again,
both aware of each other.

Until then, live your life to its fullest
and when you need me,
just whisper my name in your heart,
....I will be there."

March 5, 2007

Thinking of you at this moment...god bless

March 5, 2007

Hey Mike. Just stopping by to say hello. Thinking about you today as usual.

Love you Bro.


Brian Scarbrough

March 5, 2007

Dear Denise ~

Thank you very much for the reflection you left me on Jesse's page. It is always so nice to get a note from another widow. I also check other sites when I'm on here, just to see how others are doing and to feel not so alone.

The first year was so difficult - time seemed to pass so slowly and every holiday or milestone was just pure torture. Then the second year just flew by - I almost can't believe it's almost been two years. Like you said, sometimes it seems like forever since we've seen them while other times it's like they were just here. I feel that way so strongly sometimes - I can still picture Jesse leaving for work that morning, walking out of the bedroom in his tactical clothes with his hands in his pockets. I waved to him and he waved back, said "love you" and off he went. Just another day..... How could we have ever imagined how much our lives were going to change?

I'm beginning to feel that the weeks and months are just blending together - the sadness has just settled in and I've just gotten used to it. Some days I still get very angry, and other days I feel very sorry for myself - but there is also happiness and joy. It has been an emotional roller coaster but it seems to be starting to level out now.

Life will continue on, whether our hearts are full of anger and bitterness or full of peace. I want mine to be full of peace - it's a long, difficult journey but I'm getting there.

Thank you again for thinking of me and reaching out to me, I appreciate the support and kind words. I hope you are doing well - I know you have just passed the 2 year anniversary and I'm sure it was a difficult and emotional time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Warmly ~
Carin E. Sollman
wife of Officer Jesse E. Sollman, EOW 3/25/05

February 19, 2007

Hey Mike !! Working Midnights again. Just coming around this site as usual to see your reflections. This site really has been kind of good for me. It lets me talk to you even though you're not physically here. It breaks my heart that everytime I come here there's another officer posted, a new family crushed by the loss of an officer, a hero. I have my leave selected for police week in D.C. again this year. Bittersweet about it though. I'm looking forward to seeing the honor given to you and all of our fallen officers but wishing I never had to go in the first place. I know you would feel the same way too. Everything is going pretty good for now I guess. I'm still having difficulty moving through this grief process. I miss you so much. I find myself angry at the world, and how unfair life seems sometimes. I've found someone to talk to about these feelings and hoping it helps. Time does not heal all wounds. My biggest hope is that with this horrible experience I can someday help someone else. I love you Mike. You're still my hero. Till next time.


Brian Scarbrough

February 17, 2007




February 15, 2007

God Bless

February 11, 2007

Thinking of you today

February 9, 2007

2 years today. Still can't believe it Mike. I found myself looking at the clock today,and reliving the phone calls that came that day 2 years ago. Weird how your mind works to relive stuff you don't want to relive; like a nightmare I guess. This day really isn't so much different from the rest because It always sucks. I miss you bro !! There isn't a day that goes by where I don't imagine hearing your voice or at least the opportunity to talk to you if I felt like it. Now, no matter what I can't pick up the phone and call you. I really miss that. I guess I took it for granted. Don't we all do that? Thinking about you as always. Love you Bro.


Brian Scarbrough

February 9, 2007

Hey Mike-

Thinking about you today. Hard tryin to gear yourself up for work with that on your mind.

Keep looking out for us-


February 9, 2007

Sgt. Scarbrough,

Thinking of you today Sir on this, the 2 year anniversary of your untimely departure. I wanted to let your friends and loved ones know that you are not forgotten by your police family. We remember like it was yesterday. Contrary to popular belief, time does not heal this wound. I hope that laughter and joy has returned full force to your friends and family and department.

Rest peacefully Sir

Sterling Hgts PD

February 9, 2007

Thinking about you a lot today and wishing I could be in Michigan hanging with Neece and the kids. Still feels surreal to us. We've been watching old videos this past week and laughing at what a camera ham you were.
Miss you and your goofy antics. Keep watching over us and always reminding us that you are around. Love you.



February 9, 2007

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