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

Thinking of you today. Can't believe it was 4 years ago. Keeping you, Denise, Kelsey, Mark and Josh, and the rest of your family in my prayers.


February 9, 2009

Sgt. Scarbrough, today marks the 4th anniversary of your tragic death. You have not been forgotten by your family in blue and there is no question by the numerous reflections left by your blood family, you still hold a special place in their hearts. Four years is a short time but a can seem like a very long time when you're missed, it apparent you are missed.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

February 9, 2009

Hey, Mike
We have been thinking about you a lot. We miss you. Can't believe it's been 4 years. It is still so new. You are always in our thoughts.

Alison Weber
wife of WCAAP

February 9, 2009

To Michael, his wife Denise and his children, his brother Brian and all other family members who call him beloved:

On this, the fourth anniversary day of your tragic death, I wanted to honor your memory and your sacrifice. Rest in Peace, Michael. From all the loving reflections, I can see that you are so loved and so missed. I know that you are still with those you loved, in their hearts and souls, their laughs and their tears, their joys and their sorrows. May your memory continue to inspire and your spirit continue to soar.

Denise, you are also an inspiration. Thanks for sharing youf beautiful love story with us. I also see you have ties with the home state of myself and my son Larry. North Carolina is a special place and I know you had good times there.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow

Phyllis Loya
mother of Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

February 9, 2009

Today is 4 different everything is. We've all worked really hard to move along this journey. Healing is an amazing thing. Right now things are really good. Each moment that I have when things are going well I feel blessed. I even appreciate little things like the weather. Today is supposed to be sunny and unlike the day you died.

I'll count my blessings today since my life is filled with the kids, our family and all of our friends. The kids and I talked a little about you this morning and I'm sure we all will be thinking of you throughout the day.

I'll always love you, boo.


February 9, 2009

4 years big Mike. Thank you for looking out for all of us. Denise, Kelsey and family we love you. long live 33

Sgt Willy
Ipd #16

February 9, 2009

It's been a long time since I've done this, too long. Never forgotten, not for one minute. Your family continues to do the most amazing things! I know you are proud of them, I know you were there on confirmation day. Josh and Mark are growing into such wonderful young men. They have such cool personalities. And Kelsey, well she is such a lady. The way she and carries herself with such confidence and grace. I'm sure I don't have to say anymore :) Denise is an incredible mom!!


February 2, 2009

Hey Mike. Just stopping by to see your reflections. Haven't written in a while. I'm starting my duck hunting career....wish me luck bro!! We'll talk to you later. I love and miss you.


Brian Scarbrough

January 30, 2009

Hey Dad! Haven't been on here on a while...well Mark and I are making our confirmation on Saturday and Uncle Mike and Aunt Sue are gonna be here tomorrowm. Uncle Mike is my sponsor and Aunt Sue is Mark's. It's not like me but I'm really excited about this! The practice was funny mostly because I started laughing because I'm the second person to go!!!! Well I just wanted to say that I passed all my finals but I don't know about Math yet...well soccer is goin good and the second semester of school started today so I have a lot ahead of me...well gotta go :)


January 20, 2009

I've been thinking about you a lot today. It would have been your 43rd birthday. Again, you'll always be 39 in my head and heart. Love you, boo


January 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Mike

Sgt Willy

January 2, 2009

Hey Mike, Just sittin here at work on New Years Day. Only a couple of us here and not alot going on. Just thinking about some of the crazy stuff we used to do while assigned to A.S.I.U. Thanks again for all the training and advice you gave me. From being my F.T.O. when I started, to partners in the investigative unit, you were there when I needed advice and im sure you still are. Joe C.

Inv. Joseph Chamie #233
Wayne County Airport Police

January 1, 2009

Mike, Michigan lost yet another officer. Watch over Officer Samborski's family, friends and co-workers. We miss you Scrappy and think of you everyday.

Alison Weber
wife of WCAAP

December 29, 2008

Up early waiting for the kids to get up. We had a great time celebrating over my mom and dad's house yesterday. Donna had all her VHS tapes burned onto DVD's. We watched about an hour of footage. It was great seeing you and laughing at your comments. Watching it with the whole family was actually pretty comforting.

I'm looking forward to seeing the kids excitement over their gifts...I think I've thrown in a surprise or two. Sue will be arriving tomorrow and I am sooo ready for her to be here.

The last few months have been pretty tough and I can honestly say I'm ready for the holiday season to move on. I'm not usually like that and I think one of the reasons is that we stayed home for the holidays. This is the first year since the kids were little that we aren't going anywhere. Looking forward to a trip makes this whole season more exciting and bearable. I'm trying to stay focused and only taking care of one day at a time. This has always helped.

Just know that I'm thinking of you today and continuing to love you, boo.


December 25, 2008

Been dreaming of you for the past week. In all of them I can't seem to get to're either in another part of the house or in a different building or I can't get you by phone. All of the ways keep me feeling so frustrated and mad. At some points I'm crying cause I'm so ticked off.

I'm not surprised that my mind is doing this. Today would have been our 20th anniversary...I wonder how we would have celebrated it and where we would have traveled to. I was always so afraid to go somewhere that we needed to fly to because I always thought what if something happens to both of us? What will happen to the kids? You always tried to convince me flying was safer that driving. How true that turned out to be.

I keep thinking that it's been 4 anniversaries that I've spent without you...I thought it would be easier by now. I do feel lucky that, overall, things are really good. The kids are all doing o.k. right now and so am I. I know not to be surprised by this grief monster but sometimes I just wish the intensity of the pain would never return.

I'll say it again, I am so lucky that I had you in my life...We loved each other with everything we had it's probably why it still hits me so hard. I'm thinking of you today and you, boodle.


November 12, 2008

Hey Dad sorry I haven't said anything in a while busy busy! Well yeah just came to say that soccer ended a couple weeks ago we had a great season! Mark and I are going to make our confirmations in a couple of months and we've already had a class and of course Mom and Mrs. G are the teachers. Schools goin good but it gets rough at some times and keeps getting harder everyday but i'm getting through. Just been thinking about you for a while and I kept on telling myself that I had to get on here... well I gotta go now I love and miss you!

Josh :)


October 26, 2008

Hey dad me again just wanted to say that school starts tomorrow and Mark and I are freshman and Kels is a senior I'm pretty scared. Hearing all of the rumors about freshman year being the hardest well just wanted to give you a little heads up!


September 1, 2008

Hey dad i've really never came on here to ever write anything so I thought now would be a good time. Well i'm going into 9th grade and i'm pretty excited. And even better news I made the junior varsity soccer team for the high school team! We just had 3 scrimages today and we did really good we only lost against Trenton who have great passing and crossing but us we are really good! I had a couple of shots on goal and I missed them all but it was so close! Brian is on the team with me and today we both played forward which I haven't played in three years. Alex (Gippy) Harrison is on the team and him and I played defense against Riverview. So yeah things are pretty good here! See yuh!


August 16, 2008

The boys and I got back from COPS Kids Camp and Kels returned from Outward Bound. I can't say enough good things about our experiences. Another great year to be with the boys spending time in such a awesomely supportive environment where they can be with friends who understand and share their loss but also have fun and learn new things about themselves. Another great year for Kels to challenge herself and learn more about who she is and spend time with all the friends she's made and offer support to new survivors. Another year for me to kick back and truly just be in the moment. I say it all the time how blessed I feel to have this organization in our lives. During a recent interview, I said COPS was and is a lifeline for us. It makes this journey so much easier to navigate. I love you, boo.


August 7, 2008

Thinking about you today and being thankful you gave me these were the best dad they could have had. We went through all of Donna's old pictures to make a board for Ry's graduation. So many of the pics were of us and the kids smiling and enjoying life. You made my world wonderful. I love you, boo.


June 15, 2008

Got back from DC fine. We all had a great time. Unfortunately, the evening we got back, Kelsey's friend's parents were killed in a motorcycle accident. You would be amazed by Kels. She has been there for her friend from the start and is making sure she is giving her the support to help her through this impossible situation. I thank God for COPS and the support that they have given Kelsey because it has made her be able to say the things her friend needs to hear and know exactly what to do to make things a little easier for her. I know this grief journey is long and difficult but Kelsey and I will do whatever we can to help their family cope.

On a happier note, Marky played his tuba for the first time in the Memorial Day parade. That thing is almost bigger than he is! His love of music and the joy he gets from playing is wonderful to see. I know your family was gifted with the ability to play instruments and now Mark plays three. Your dad would have been so proud to see the gift passed down. I do know that you and he are probably sitting up there with huge smiles on your faces. I don't think the guitar in our room that you were learning to play will sit idle much longer.

Remembering you today and always. I love you, boo.


May 26, 2008

We're leaving for DC tomorrow. The kids are excited to see their friends again and so am I. We're leaving a day early so that Kelsey can have her "photo shoot" for the COPS calendar next year. They want to feature her for all of her work to raise money for them. She is pretty amazing!

Today is Mother's Day and I am, once again, so thankful that you and I had these 3 wonderful kids. If it weren't for them, I don't know how I would have managed this journey of grief. They make up the best of both of us and I thank God for them. I'm signing off for now so that I can spend the day with them. I love you, boo.


May 11, 2008

Haven't been to your site in a long time, and have NEVER been able to leave a reflection. Just thinking of you today and was drawn here for some reason. The boys are playing soccer together again, but there is no coach like you! :) Walked with Denise a couple of times, she is an inspiration to me not just in the strength she shows handling her loss, but just her outlook on life has influenced and helped ME. You guys were blessed during the time you had together. Denise, I love and admire you.

Julia and Paul

April 23, 2008

Tonight Josh will be inducted into the Junior National Honor Society. He finally got his mojo back, baby. After third grade and everything that happened with his teacher, I know we weren't sure how long it would take to get his confidence and drive to succeed back...we'll it's here and he's proud of himself and feels focused and happy. He is amazing! He is so super smart it's scarey. I remember how you always remarked that he needed so little study time to do well on tests. The same is true, now. I'm so excited for him and everything he's accomplished. I'm counting my blessings big time that he's come into his own. I love you, boo.


April 9, 2008

Scrap, Your still missed!!! Sorry it took so long to hear from me but it took me three years to get this far.Miss you my brother...Joe

Cpl. Joseph Weber

March 30, 2008

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