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

R.I.P. Sgt. Scarbrough. Prayers to the family, brother officers, friends and community. Thank you for the service and sacrifices. Rest easy, you brother officers will take it from here.

M.Sgt. Angel Alverio (Retired)
Wilmington De. Police Department

February 9, 2015

Michael, I've come here a day early since I've been thinking of you so much. I can't believe it's been 10 years since I last saw you. When you died, my life changed forever. I remember praying and hoping some day that the pain would lessen.

Even though it was the toughest thing I have ever had to do, I knew I had to go through the grief and mourn the loss of you by experiencing every emotion thrown at me. I came here on this site so often to connect with you and share with the world some of my pain but also some of my healing.

There are people who explain grief coming in waves, as if standing in the ocean. I can relate to that description. I remember back in the beginning, I sometimes fell to the floor from the waves of pain that hit me but as I worked hard to move forward, I found the waves knocking me down less and less. 10 years later, the waves will rock me but not knock me over so easily. It's the strength I've learned and earned by moving through this grief journey that help cement my feet firmly to the ground.

I thank God for the support of our friends, our family and my C.O.P.S. family for accompanying me through this journey and helping me to withstand these, sometimes, hurricane force waves. I also thank all of them for sharing in the blessings that have come into my life because of the tragedy of losing you.

I know you see that the kids and I are all in a good place right now and for that, I feel blessed. The one thing that will always be true is that I feel so fortunate to have been loved by you and to have been able to love you back. Love you boo

neece

February 8, 2015

Happy Birthday Michael. I miss you so much and I'm thankful to call you brother. Cannot believe it's been 10 years since you left us. I can still see your face and hear your voice. Keep looking out for us. I love you!!

Brian L Scarbrough
Brother

January 2, 2015

Dropping in to say hi and look at your picture. Miss your voice on the phone bro!! Love you

Brian Scarbrough
Brother

October 17, 2014

Did it Mike!!! Rode in the Police Unity Tour 2014 !!! I rode for Michigan State Trooper Paul K Butterfield II. I met his fiancé at the wall and had a hard time finding words for her...I felt helpless. I know she hears sorry a lot and I was hoping for something profound to come out of my mouth but the words were not there. The only thing I could say was that I was a survivor too. I hope that the bracelets I gave to her give her something to hang on to and to know that she is forever in my thoughts. I have discovered a new family in the Police Unity Tour and gained new brothers and sisters. I will ride every year from here on out (as long as I'm physically able) and put the pain to the pedal. I rode for you too Michael and I had bracelets made with your EOW for my family and special one for Mom for Mothers day. I love and Miss you bro!!! Thanks for watching out for me as usual!!

Brian L Scarbrough
Brother

May 14, 2014

GODSPEED BROTHER 10-42

P.O. E. HOWARD (RET)
DMCP

February 12, 2014

9 years today we lost an amazing Husband, Father, Son, Brother, and Friend. I miss you so much Michael. The difficult thing is even though I see the age on my face in the mirror I see you as forever 39. My hope is that in this world you can be proud of who your children have become, how your wife has overcome and survived without you there, and how we have honored your memory. There is not one single day that you do not occupy my mind. Time does not heal the wounds fully but only numbs the pain. I love you bro. Your still my hero

Brian Scarbrough
Brother

February 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Michael !!! Thinking of you as always..

Brian L Scarbrough
Brother

January 2, 2014

Well Michael here it is Jan. 2 2014, your birthday.
How can it be 10 years since you left us. What I wouldn't give for one of your special hugs. Your missed Michael.
Love you always...Mom.

Sergent Michael Allen Scarbrough
Mother

January 2, 2014

Merry Christmas Michael !!! Love you bro!!

Brian L Scarbrough
Brother

December 25, 2013

Hey Mr. Scarbrough,
I had the chance to meet your sons, Mark and Josh and I am proud to say that they are like brothers to me. I met them several years ago at cops kids camp. They are both very good people. You would be proud of them, I know I am. I wish I would have had the chance to meet you.

Justin Leon
Son of fallen officer Wayne Leon

October 18, 2013

Just stopped by to see your face!! Man I miss you bro!! Wish could play catch again...I miss your laugh. Take it easy Mike, I'm sure your keeping tabs on everything.

Brian L Scarbrough
Brother

October 1, 2013

Thinking about you as always!!! Miss you bro!

Brian L Scarbrough
Brother

September 6, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday Michael !!! I miss you everyday. I didn't forget your birthday just had a lot of stuff going on and couldn't get to the computer for a while. Can't believe 8 years coming up soon since you left. Love you buddy !!!! Thanks for always being there when we were growing up and even after we became adults!!! You did the big brother thing right and I will always appreciate having you as my brother. I'm still proud of you Mike

Brian L. Scarbrough
Brother

January 22, 2013

SGT Scarbrough, I never met you, but I had the opportunity to meet your wife, Denise, during recent Honor Guard training. It is evident you were, and still are, loved. Denise brought into plain sight, why I volunteered to do what I do: to show her and your children how important you are to us, your other family, your brothers and sisters in blue. Rest easy, SGT.

OFC Dan Keeler

October 1, 2012

Hey Michael!! Sittin here at work on the mid watch again and just thinking about you. I swear not a day goes by that you don't enter my mind a dozen times. Still can't believe you went away. I feel your presence sometimes and know your looking out for me. Man I miss you and wish I could just hear your voice and your laugh. At least I have the videos still where you will always be the young man I remember. Love you so much. Til next time bro !!!!

Brian L Scarbrough
Brother

August 16, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Keep watch over all of them. Those that love you dearly will never let your memory be forgotten.

"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." Author Unknown

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 9, 2012

Thinking of you today and keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers always.

Theresa Grzechowski
Friend

February 9, 2012

Seven years I can't belive it's been that long. How blessed I was to have you for a son.hug
your missed everyday,in so many ways. your smile, your way of walking but for me the big hug you always gave when you said good bye. I love you Michael---Mom

Edith Scarbrough
Mother

February 9, 2012

Thinking of you and your family on this seventh anniversary date. Your memory will always be honored and revered. The sacrifice made by you and your family will never be forgotten.

Thanks to all your family for sharing their devotion to you in their reflections. I hold them all in my heart's embrace today.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 9, 2012

Denise and family,

Another year has come to pass. I hope all is well with you, the children and the familly. Seven years...its hard to believe our husbands have been gone that long! I pray all is well and that you have seen many blessings this year and have made many memories. Wishing you all the best!

Ashley Koester
Widow of Deputy Wayne Koester EOW 02-09-05

February 8, 2012

hi i was just thinking of u all. How i miss the old days on Amherst. Mike u will always be missed. I know i would love to see ur mom, mathew and brian again. And i will keep this picture of u forever.

Love
Kim beverley

Kim Beverley (Gapski)
friend

October 29, 2011

Hunting season is here Mike !! Wish me luck. I'll be looking for your energy in the timber ! I miss talking to you about my successful hunting trips. Love you bro !!

Brian L Scarbrough
Brother

October 4, 2011

Hey Mike. Working the midshift. It's 2:25am and thinking of you. You've been on my mind alot lately. Went to see Layton play on the drum line yesterday at band camp at the University of Virginia. Wow you would be so jazzed to see him whale away at those drums. I was grinning ear to ear and even got choked up watching him. I wish you were here to see it. I've been attempting to correspond with Michigan Legislature to get a memorial sign put up on I-94 in your honor but to no avail. Can't seem to get any cooperation and it's frustrating. I guess they see I'm in Virginia and since I don't vote in Michigan they don't see a reason to help me...I'm not giving up Mike.!!! I'm gonna keep trying I promise. I miss you so much. Love you buddy.
:-(

Brian L. Scarbrough
Brother

July 18, 2011

Scrappy,
Just sitting here in Shift Command going down memory lane.....

I miss you dude.

Lt. Brett Michalski
Wayne County Airport Police

May 23, 2011

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