Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael Kevin Saffran

Chesapeake Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, October 8, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael Kevin Saffran

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 Kevin did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Kevin 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 Saffran's family, friends, and co-workers are going through in losing him. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of loss until they've walked in our shoes. Please 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. (The Davis County Sheriff's Office will 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 Kevin but, I am certain he was well respected and well loved. Kevin will live on in the hearts of all the lives he touched. You were all blessed to have been able to know and love Kevin, even for a short time. I pray that Kevin, Dennis, and all the other fallen officers will continue to watch over us all as only they can.

Thank you Officer Saffran 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's lives you touched brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

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

November 11, 2005

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

November 7, 2005

Worked the other day and heard one of the guys on the street that had a voice that sounded alot like you. Just remember you are always thought about. I said your name the other day when a unit was 10-95. Saffran is coming to pick up his paperwork, the desk Asso eyes got real big. You are such a special Person, my hero Officer Angel in the sky now. God just help his family get through this time....

Sr Disp B J Kendrick
Chesapeake Police

November 6, 2005

You gave the ultimate sacrifice, our prayers go out to your family and community. We will never forget our fallen heros..

Ptl. Skobo
High Bridge PD NJ

November 6, 2005

As I left headquarters today, I noticed the drape over the Officers Memorial had been removed. Do not think we have forgoten... You and others that have made the ultimate sacrifice are our inspiration and we will continue to carry on with you in our hearts. Thank you for your dedicated service to our community.

K-9 Officer M. Streetman
Chesapeake Police

November 4, 2005

We never forget one of our own. We will never forget you brother.

Officer C. Grant
Chesapeake Police

November 4, 2005

God bless Officer Kevin Saffran. My prayers are with the family, friends and other officers who knew and loved him. Julie, I lost my brother Oct. 20, 2005 Sgt. Jonathan Dragus. I miss him every minute of every day. Please know my thoughts are with you.

Michelle Dragus-Rogers
Sister of Sgt. Jon Dragus EOW 10/20/05

Michelle Dragus-Rogers

November 2, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Hampton Roads Law Enforcement family is very very proud of you!

Officer R. Kinney
Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Police Department

November 2, 2005

God bless you and your family. Thanks for your service, you gave all.

October 31, 2005

A Part Of America Died

Somebody killed a policeman today And a part of America died...
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he had gone off to war;
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half-mast
To his name they will add a gold star.
The suspect that shot him will stand up in court
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend many long, lonely nights.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today...
Maybe in your town or mine,
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors
A cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks the beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side;
He answered the call... of himself gave his all,
And a part of America died...


Author Unknown

God Bless you and your family. You will not be forgotten, God Speed my brother.

Officer J. W. Charville
Newport News Police Department

October 30, 2005

Thank you for your service. You are in my prayers.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

October 29, 2005

Well I can now say that I received some distressing news yesterday as I was sitting at Virginia Beach General after dropping a patient off from a vehicle accident. The officer that was on the scene had just arrived and asked me if I had heard my radio or checked my computer. I had told him no, that I had just come from inside. He told me another officer had been shot and now had died from the injuries he had sustained. This is always the hardest part for any of us in this line of work. I have been a member of the emergency folks for 5 years now and I have put 4 officers into the ground. Now this one will be number 5. This is so unfair to all of us. We shouldn't have to be putting this many people out of our lives. I can say out of the 4 that I have had to mourn for I only truley knew 3. But then......I am working for 2 departments now. VBEMS and now CKPD. If only it got easier, but then again I dont believe god wanted things like this to be easy for us. May god bless all and take the burdon from your souls. We shall all cross paths again. Till then.....goodbye

Dispatcher S.L. Talbert
Chesapeake Police Department

October 29, 2005

The watch is ours now...

officer CEC
Norfolk Va PD

October 28, 2005

On October 8th 2005, The Lord was told a message from an angel. In the message this small angel spoke quietly in His presence, saying "Father, I have brought you great news once again" and God spoke with a big powerful voice and said with a loving smile, "I already know, we have inherited another battle warrior and his name is Micahel Saffran. He has served Me and his fellow man well, I am eternally grateful for the job he has done, for in it he was able to glorify my name and presence, while giving unselfishly to those he served. I have promoted Mike Saffran to My Plane in Heaven, and from this day forward, he will live in Peace, he will never feel Fear, nor Cry again. This I say and it shall Be Forever. Now send the others forward to Open Their Wings and Open The Gates, I want to hear them singing with Joy, "Welcome Home Michael Kevin Saffran, You Have Served Him Well, Here You Will See All Around You, Those In Blue, Who Went Before You, and They Now Welcome You Too" God then spoke to another angel saying "I want you to send a troop down to those who grieve their loss, and feel fear, I want the angel wings around those Children, That Family, and Every Comrade he served with, for they shall blot away the tears and numb the time awhile, although they will be sad to know he is gone to them, they will surely be joyful to know, That Today he Reigns In Heaven With Me and My Promise to them is This, his death on Earth is not forever, it is but a tick in time, you are promised by Me as it is Written, the next time you see Micahel Saffran, it will be in Heaven, where time, tears and fears are never again, no more" "The next time will not be but a short tick in time, but rather as I Have Always Promised, Forever, Eternal." "Till then, march on and know I am there with you this day, as yesterday, and will be till time is no-more"

Scott Parker, Texas Peace Officer

October 27, 2005

My family would like to extend our deepest heart felt sympathies to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Officer Michael Saffran. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We would like to let law enforcement officers everywhere know how much we appreciate them for putting their lives on the line everyday doing their jobs to keep their communities safe. May God watch over and protect each & everyone of you!

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2-16-04

October 26, 2005

Michael, may you Rest in Peace as you continue to watch over those of us still in the fight. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! In Valor- There is Hope!

MPO Rich Cheatham
Va Beach Police dept

October 26, 2005

May GOD bless your family and friends at this terrible time. Thank you for serving and protecting. Rest in peace, Sir.

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

October 25, 2005

To the family and family in blue of this fallen hero. This is a hard time, as we also just had a brother killed in the line-of-duty. There are no words to describe your loss. May God comfort you and keep you close during your time of grief. Rest in peace brother, we have the watch.

Ofc. J. Kent
HSV AL police

October 25, 2005

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service to our great land.

Shannon
Collins Fire Dept

October 23, 2005

Rest in peace and thank you for your service Brother.

Officer Scott Lundegren
Yarmouth Police Dept., MA

October 23, 2005

I was one of Mikes many shipmate's during his naval career he was a great hard working man. I am very sad to see him go he will be remembered. I wish the very best for his family.

P.O. Bivins
Usn

October 22, 2005

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE
OFFICERS SEND OUR CONDOLENCES. OUR
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH OFFICER
SAFFRAN, HIS FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS.

GOD BLESS...

PO ERNEST G. PENN
DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE - BUFFALO, NEW YORK

October 22, 2005

While at the Academy you were the quiet leader & encourager for your younger classmates. As they continue in their career, you will still be that quiet leader & encourager as they look back and remember their times with you. Keep watch over your brothers & sisters as we carry on with our valiant duty.

1st Sgt. W. C. White
CPD

October 20, 2005

Rest in peace.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

October 20, 2005

God speed my fellow fallen officer. You will be missed by all. God's strength to your family and friends.
The brother and sisterhood of law enforcement will never forget. God has just given us another angel to watch over us.

Lt Rhonda Sanders
Wetumpka PD,AL

October 20, 2005

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