Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael R. King

Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Thursday, August 18, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael R. King

Michael, fellow Officer, fellow Martial Artist. You were truly a Great Warrior, and you died and Honorable Death. I know you understand what I am saying as we were both Spiritual in the ways of the Martial Arts. Please watch over the rest of us Warriors trying to fill your shoes. God Bless you

Michael Davies Retired
New Mexico State Police

August 26, 2005

May you rest in peace while serving the rest of your tour of duty in a place reserved for heroes. The Albuquerque Police Department and City of Albuquerque were blessed by your service. My prayers go out to your family and colleagues. The officers of Albuquerque hold a special place in my heart.

Sergeant P.C. Foster
Mesa, AZ Police Department

August 26, 2005

Thank you Brother for your sacrifice, dedication and faithfulness to duty. We are proud to call you and your partner Brothers. Be assured your loved ones are not alone for we are but a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

August 25, 2005

To the family of Officer King, and to him as well, we, the anonymous people of Albuquerque thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Probation/Parole Officer - New Mexico Corrections Department

August 25, 2005

Thanks for everything you've done in Law Enforcement. Rest in peace brother.

Fort Lupton, CO

August 25, 2005

Officer King...My children and I were standing on the corner of APD Headquarters when your motorcade rolled by. At first, they didn't understand why we were just standing there so I explained to them that you had been taken from all of us by protecting us. Later that evening, while watching the news, coverage of your services came on and I heard my six year old say, "That's where we were today...we honored the Police Officer and said Goodbye." God Bless you and thank you so much for being our hero.

To the King are not alone in the sadness of your loss...we all lost a hero. Please take some comfort in knowing that we are all thinking of you and praying for you all...We are so sorry. God Bless You.

Anonymous in Albuquerque

August 25, 2005

Officer King,
I am the son of an Albuquerque Police Officer and know all too well the sacrifices you , and all other APD officers, have made to protect our homes and neighborhoods. However, you have made the ultimate sacrifice... Thank you so much for keeping my family safe while I am away from home. My prayers are with you and your family.

Spc. Huntsman
US Army Air Defense Artillery

August 25, 2005

Brother, may God bless you. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

August 24, 2005




August 24, 2005

Mike I remember you fondly as my brother Louies partner while you both were on motors. Many years ago I remember my wife telling me a story about you when you made a traffic stop on her and you gave her a break when you learned she was a deputies wife and that her brother-in-law worked traffic with you. She remembers the life lesson you taught her about law enforcement families. You told her that no matter what color uniform we wear, we are all brothers and we always take care of each other and our families. Mike as always you wore your heart on your sleave and we all learned so much from you. I remember seeing you in booking several weeks ago before your tragic death and with your rough hands you shook my hand and remembered the traffic stop with my wife...we both laughed. Mike we will always remember the life lessons you taught so many of us. Rest in peace brother...

D.A. Romo, Juvenile Intake Officer
Former SCSD & VCSD Deputy

August 24, 2005

Today our thoughts and reflections are of you Mike not only making us laugh and cry but as we were all gathered at your service and during the procession it not only made us feel pride but maybe it was able to bring back hope to some of us that had lost it. The outpouring of emotion and caring from the community was the reason that we all joined the law enforcement community. As we reflect on your life we could only hope that we can live up to your stature and heroism that we all know you brought to the job and to our lives. Thank you brother for the time, effort and friendship that you left us wanting more of. Your soul and spirit will always live on no matter where we are and where we are all headed. Thank you for your encouragement in our lives. You will be missed always and your spirit will watch over us as it always has.

Randy Samora
Bernalillo County SO Dispatch

August 24, 2005

You were a true friend of mine, as you were to so many people of this community. I'll never forget the impact you made on me or the impact you made on our community. I watched in tears today as our Cheif placed the flag in your honor on the lap of of your wife.... I also watched as you boys looked on an kept a somber but true to "Kinglish" face about them... I've prayed for you Mike. Now I'm all about making sure your family is okay. We could always count on you my brother.
Rest in Peace knowing now you can count on us.

NSO 've Chris Rains

August 23, 2005

Officer King,

May God take you into his kingdom and grant you the peace which you so deserve.

May he ease the grief of your friends and family who are left behind, and remind us all how lucky we were to have known and worked with you.

May he remind me, before each shift I work, how you have honored all of us who bear the title "Police Officer" with your association.

May he impress on me the shinning example of service and dedication which you seve as, to all of us.

And may he grant me the strength to follow that example.

Annon. P 1/C
Albuquerque Police Department

August 23, 2005

I first met Mike when I was a young officer. He was tough on me, and I'll never forget what he taught me. When I transferred to the Traffic unit in Jan 2000, Mike taught me how to ride a motorcycle "the right way". I was amazed at Mike's ability to move a motorcycle around an obstacle course, and wanted to learn to do it as well as he could. I never did, and now, without him to teach me, never will. I miss you Mike, you made me a better cop and a better man. I know you are in a better place now. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Pete Dwyer
Albuquerque Police Department

August 23, 2005

Thank you for paying that ultimate sacrifice after working so many years in a thankless job!!

9yr veteran
Flint City Police

August 23, 2005

To the family and friends of Officer King and to the officers of the Albuquerque Police Department: I was so saddened to learn of the brutal murder of two more officers who were shot as they bravely carried out their duties. The valor and courage of Officers King and Smith will be forever remembered. On behalf of my entire family, we wish to extend our deepest condolences for the grievous loss you suffered when you lost Officer Smith. My youngest son, Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg, Ca Police Department, was also recently fatally shot while on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers. I share your agony as you try to bear the unbearable. May you be embraced and comforted by the circle of love and support you will receive from the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the twenty two years of service Officer King gave to the Albuquerque community, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made when he gave all.

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

August 23, 2005

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers as they grieve and try to go on without you. As a resident of the "War Zone", I truly appreciate what you and your fellow officers have done to reduce the drugs and other dangers in this neighborhood so that my grandson can grow up safely and with respect and admiration for law enforcement officers. Officer King, thank you for your sacrifice for all of us.

Nancy Armijo
Daughter of former APD Capt. Bob Bales

Nancy (Bales) Armijo

August 23, 2005

Please accept my sincere condolences in your loss. May GOD bless you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-3-14-04

August 23, 2005

I had the pleasure to work with Ofc. King when I was with APD. It was a great Honor to know you and work with you.

God Bless

Officer Jason Bain
St. Paul Police

August 23, 2005



August 23, 2005

Mike It was a honor working beside you on our rodblocks and seeing you in court. You always had a smile and you were always in happy mood. Your with God now so rest in peace.

Sr. Patrolamn Ricky Poolaw Retired
New Mexico State Police

August 23, 2005

In honor of a friend never met, but we'll never forget. Rest in Peace

August 23, 2005

Rest in peace.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

August 23, 2005

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in SE Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Michael did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Michael be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer King's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through these tough times, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you and that you are not alone in your "journey". Should you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (Dennis' department will also always know how to reach me.)

As a fallen officer "survivor" and a friend, please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and the McElderry family. I never got the opportunity to know Michael but, I am certain he was well respected and well loved. Michael will live on in the hearts of all the lives he touched. You were all lucky to have had him be a part of your lives, even for a short time. I pray that Michael will continue to watch over us all as only he can.

Thank you Officer King for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis for me.

Wishing you and all those who loved you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

August 23, 2005

Brutha, you will never be forgoten. I will always remember your passion in being a Police Officer. The great pride and professionalism that you displayed each and every day. God Bless you and your family Mike.

Officer Elder Guevara
Albuquerque Police Department

August 23, 2005

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