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

Never forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 9, 2011

Six long years Bro. I miss you everyday. I miss hearing your voice on the phone. I miss playing catch or just goofing around. :(

Brian

Brian L. Scarbrough
Brother

February 9, 2011

Denise and Family,

Six years! Wow, such a long time to some but seems like yesterday to all us. I find myself wondering what Mike and Wayne are doing throughout these past few years. Cops being who they are and their sense of humor. What jokes they are playing on us and the many who has the privelege to have shared even a small part of their life. One can only imagine! I think of you and the children often and pray that you are doing well. Be safe and take care!

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

February 8, 2011

Hey bro. Just stopping by to say hi and see your picture on here. You wouldn't believe how fast Layton is growing up. I still have that picture of you with LJ on the Metro Train in Washington DC. I wish we could go back to that day relive it over and over again. I remember going to the baseball museum with you and then dinner at ESPN Endzone. That's one memory I will keep with me forever because that was the last time I saw you. It's obvious by the many postings here that you were loved by so many people outside your family. It's a testament to the man you were and how you lived. I love you Michael and I miss you everyday. Till next time.....

Bri-

Brian L. Scarbrough
Brother

October 24, 2010

Hey Mikey,

5 years later, I still think about you. I remember when we worked together and what an impression you made on me, and well, all of us. I remember thinking what a class act you always were and how kind you were to everyone. Most times, people who have left us seem to fade into the past, but for some reason, you don't. I guess that's the impression you left on those of us lucky enough to have had you touch our lives. I still, to this day, cannot believe you have left us, but know that it was God's plan. Why? I have no idea; but I know He knows what He's doing. In reading these reflections, it breaks my heart to hear how much Denise, the kids, your family, and your friends miss you; a true testament to the kind of person you were. I miss you too Mikey......all those you've touched miss you. Watch over us; especially your family.

Ellen Morrissy
Airport Authority Fire Dept.

October 20, 2010

RIP my Brother.

Deputy S. Yates
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Mississippi)

July 19, 2010

hey dad it's been a really long time since I've been on here but I thought it would just be a really good time to write something! I've been doing really really good in school and I'm having a great time with all of my friends. Track is really amazing right now I beat the school record for the two mile on saturday and whenever I do good mom always tells me that you would be so proud! I wish you were here to see all of my accomplishments :) I really miss you and I think about you everyday <3

Josh
Son

April 30, 2010

Thinking about you and your family. 5 years is both a long time and not very long at all to be missing a loved one. I know that you are missed by many.

Anonymous

April 21, 2010

5 yrs Bro!!! Seems like yesterday to me!!! Not a day goes by that I don't think of you in some sort of way. Sometimes I swear I see you...feel you near. I've learned as I get older how unfair life can seem. I miss you buddy and still can see us playing catch at moms house and bullshitting about nothing....I miss you Mike. I'd give anything to have you for just one more day. Your still my hero bro! Love you

Bri-

Brian L Scarbrough
Brother

February 9, 2010

To Sergeant Scarbrough's family,

I pray for strength and wonderful memories on this 5th anniversary. Reading all the reflections left by the people who loved him the most, brings tears to my eyes and gives me a sense of also knowing him.

Sergeant Michelle Bradley
Cincinnati Police Department

February 9, 2010

I saw this quote and thought of my journey through this grief. Today marks 5 years since you've been gone...

I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.--Rita Mae Brown

Love you, boo

neece

February 9, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 9, 2010

Denise,

As tomorrow approaches, I just wanted to let you know we're thinking of you and your family. I hope all is well as it can be. It's hard to believe that it will be their 5th birthday in heaven tomorrow. Take care and know you are in our hearts!

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

February 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Mike, We miss you

Sgt Willy
IPD

January 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Uncle Mike!

Layton
Nephew

January 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Michael. It's almost been 5 years since you left and there is not a day that goes by that you don't enter my mind at least a hundred times. I miss you so much. I could never have picked a better big brother. Thank for always being there when I needed you. I'll be toasting you tonight at dinner. I love you bro.

Bri-

Brian Scarbrough
Brother

January 2, 2010

Merry Christmas Bro-

Clayton Monte
WCAP

December 25, 2009

I woke up this morning thinking of you and your family. I hope all is well.

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

August 27, 2009

Hey Dad... it's been a while since I've been on here. We just got home from our last year at COPS Kids Camp. Very fun but very sad lots of smiles and a whole lot of tears. Group was really great and it was really the first time I let my emotions flow. My birthday is coming up on Saturday, I'm gonna be 15 of course. It seems so weird, Mark and I are driving, I'm turning 15, and we're going to be sophomores! For labor day weekend we're probably going to see our camp friends and I'm really excited and Katelyn and her mom are coming with us. This summer has been really great and there are so many times that I wish you were here to share it with us all. I just want to say that we all miss very much and you never leave my mind. Love you! :)

Josh
Son

August 5, 2009

Hey Bro-

We finally have an Official Honor Guard team. Denise was there to walk us through it and had us in tears on the day of her presentation. But we did it.

It was good to have you there, in our thoughts and in spirit!

Still there!

Sgt C Monte
WCAP

June 20, 2009

Another honor guard school completed. Being a part of this school makes me feel as if I continue your work of helping others and that I still am able to honor you by sharing your story. I know how proud you would be of your co-workers choosing to go through the school. Watching them become proficient with all of the aspects of being an honor guard was a proud moment for me. They worked so hard to make this team happen. They continue to honor you and miss you.

Many were there for Kels' graduation making her feel special and letting her know that her dad's co-workers are a part of the support in her life. All of them shared in my nervousness with the boys beginning driver's training!

So many positive changes...so many new challenges. I'm counting my blessings that everything is good right now. You know I love you, boo, and always will.

neece

June 20, 2009

Rascal Flatts came out with their latest CD. Of course, everytime they do, one of the songs grab me and makes me think of you. This song starts out so hauntingly beautiful that I couldn't ignore it. The kids love the group as much as we always did.

Forever-Rascal Flatts

I miss you so much
Your light, your smile, your way
And everything about us
Though your still gone
You're still here
In my heart, in my tears
Yeah, you sure left your mark
And we were just getting started

It wasn't long enough
It wasn't long enough together
But it was long enough
Yeah, it was long enough
To last forever

Sometimes I get so mad
I scream, I swear at this
'Cause this isn't how we planned it
I sit here
in a cold room
Prayin', waitin' on you
To run back through that door
To the way it was before you left

I feel cheated and defeated
Can't believe that you're gone
Oh, it was wrong
It wasn't long enough
It wasn't long enough
It wasn't long enough
No, it wasn't long enough
It wasn't long enough together
Yeah, it was long enough
To last forever

I'll forever have a piece of you in my heart...I love you, boo.

neece

April 10, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 20, 2009

Hey Scrap,
sorry I didn't post this sooner. Just wanted to let you know I miss you and your presence around the station. I can't believe how fast the past years have gone by. I tell ya, you would be having a field day with all the new officers we have. Both your ability to train and the lighter side as well. You are always in our thoughts and sometimes your presence is noticed. As Clay said in his post, he's told me of a number of instances the number 33 appears out of nowhere. You will always be heard, seen and felt. You will always be in our hearts.

BP

Sgt. B. Petroski
WCAP

February 11, 2009

Hey Bro-

4 years today, and still like it was only yesterday. It's funny how your always in the back of my mind and yet as the days go by things always seem to pull you forward. A prisoner the other day in lock up, crazier than all get out, looks me in the eyes and asks me what the significance of the number #33 is? Nothing else was said to lead him to ask about that number, nothing was on my uniform, nothing was available for him to reference, but he picks that number of all the possibilities. Brett and I just looked at each other when I told him about it.

It's unbelieveable how far away you are, but how close you can be.

Love ya Buddy!

Sgt Clayton Monte
WCAP

February 9, 2009

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