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

Mike,
It's been a while since I have stopped by and left a message. But tonight, well sir, we have lost another CKPD. I am hoping that you will be standing by to assist him. Us here as a family will continue to do what we do and watch over everyone. Your family and his. His life was taken so suddenly. As like yours. I know that you will stand by your fellow brother and walk your beat and watch over us. Please show him the ropes and lean down on us for courage, support, and to wipe our tears. We miss you brother.

Dispatcher I Sherry Talbert
Chesapeake Police Department

January 17, 2008

Mike ... I thought of you tonight ... I was playing on the computer and got a message of an OFFICER down ... we lost one of your brothers ... please Mike take care of him as he will be new to all of this ... He will be another brother angel to look over the City of Chesapeake officers...Here it is another rainy day .. cold and wet ... makes me remember the day i got the call that GOD had called you home ... wow Mike has it been this long... Please welcome him home ...
Chespeake Officer coming home ... It is hard to say goodbye to at this time .... I have left the City of Chesapeake Police Department .. but they were my family for 8 years and will always be my extended family .... As a Dispatcher I know that you are there to protect and serve ... but as a Wife of a Portsmouth Sgt ... Ihave a heard time understanding ... You all have the street smarts and the common sense .. it is the IDIOTS that i am soooooo scared of ... Please Mike look out for the brothers and sisters in Blue... thinking of you always

Susan Bachman former Sr Dispatcher Chesapeake Police
Now Va State Police Dispatcher

Susan Bachman
Former Sr Dispatcher

January 17, 2008

Mike .. has been awhile since i have been here .. just wanted to stop in to say i was thinking of u and ur family ..as i lwave to start a new job with va state police .... i will forever remember the day i got the call the u were 10-8 .... i will never forget

susan bachman
sr dispatcher

susan bachman, Sr Disptatcher
ches police

December 26, 2007

Today on the anniversary of your death we remember you and thank you for your police service and military service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 8, 2007

It's that time of year again that leaves me with a pit in my stomach, and I just want to say that you are not forgotten Mike....and you never will be!!!

Former Officer, Faith Gollob
Chesapeake Police Department

October 3, 2007

Mike,
Some days, it feels like it is never going to get any easier. Some days I pretend like nothing ever happened because it is easier to handle if I do. Then other days reality kicks in. Your family came to visit me at the fire station 10 days ago. What an honor it was. As your mom, brother and aunt got a tour of my station, the guilt destroyed me. The guilt of still being alive. I had the opportunity to be a cop for 11 years...you had 5 short months. Why are you gone after only 5 months, I had 11 years and so many more have had even more time than that. How about the guilt of taking off the day we lost you. The outcome may have been different if I was at work. Then Adam wouldn't have had to fill my shoes in Greenbrier that day. Maybe you and Adam would have been 25'ing somewhere and maybe you both would have arrived a few seconds sooner or a few seconds later and the outcome would have been different. Maybe, your mom would still have her son, maybe your brother would still have his brother and maybe your sister's would still have their brother. Ugh, the "what if's" still drive me crazy 19 months later. Sandy and Ronnie came to visit that day too. We went out to dinner the next night and we sat there and talked for hours. They are amazing. I don't know how Sandy has the strength to get out of bed every morning, but she does....she is amazing. Some way, some how, she manages to put a smile on her face and stay positive. We are going to Baltimore in 2 weeks to see your family and stop by your resting place to have a few moments with you. Where ever you are right now, I hope you know how much we miss you. Life will never be the same again. If I could, I would do what ever it would take, just to have that day back and do it all over again. I have lost so many friends and family members, but the worst moment of my entire life was when I got the phone call that you had been shot. No words have ever ripped through me with so much pain like that before. I hope that I never have to experience anything like it ever again. I hope you know, you are on my mind every day. Rest easy Michael, your time in hell is over!!!!!

Former Officer, Faith Gollob
Chesapeake Police Department

May 25, 2007

So many things have gone through my mind as I write this. I remember being at dispatch training when your class first began the academy. I vividly remember trying to stay out of the hallway whenever you all were out of class. (I really hated that you had to move out of my way and hit the wall, but understood the concept of your training.) After I graduate dispatch school, I remember telling several of you guys that I would be listening on the radio for you all. Little did I know that I would want more and decide to leave dispatching to become a Loss Prevention Officer. I remember the day that you passed. My district manager asked me if I knew you. I choked...how could this have happened? Several months later I decided that I wanted to become a Police Officer and I thought of you. You and your family made the ultimate sacrifice for us all. As I was sworn in all I could think of was: give me the courage to uphold and protect even when faced with mortal danger, just like you did. Even though you are gone I wanted it to be known that you were an inspiration to me and in my decision to enter my chosen profession: Law Enforcement. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer M. Runyon
Portsmouth Police Dept

March 29, 2007

You are not forgotten about brother...watch over all of us during this holiday season and keep us safe! Thank you for the sacrifice you have made.

Police Officer
Chesapeake Police

December 24, 2006

Mike and family,
I was just going through the ODMP and saw your picture and did remember you when we did the radio change over. I worked at the radio shop in Chesapeake, You had been with some other officers in the shop and I walked in and said any one bring the donut's you smiled and said go see Officer Davis he has a car full--we both had a good laugh.

I am sorry I did not get to know you better as I did some of the other officers, you seemed very personable and easy going.
Rest in Peace and walk the streets in Heavan!!
you've done your time in Hell!!!

Investigator Rick Spargos
American Intelligence

November 5, 2006

Mike,

It has now been a year since I lost a very close friend. Even though I have left the police department to enter a new stage in life as a firefighter, I want you to know I think of you everyday. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and the great times we shared. I want you to know your family is doing good and that your police family will continue to watch over them. Mike I can't say enough how honored I am to have known you. May god bless you and your family and please continue to watch over us.

Former FTO James J. Blount
Chesapeake Police Dept

November 2, 2006

Michael and family,
thank you for always being there.

Anonymous

October 22, 2006

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this first anniversary. I salute you for your dedicated service to our country and to law enforcement, you are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

October 8, 2006

Officer Saffran
It is exactly one year ago today that we lost a hero. I still remember it like it was yesterday, although I never personally got a chance to know you, I still feel as if I have lost a brother. I remember getting the call last year, the weather was terrible, and only approriate since we lost you. Thank you for your sacrafice, please watch over us and keep us safe as we patrol the mean streets that took you from us!

Police Officer
Chesapeake, VA

October 8, 2006

You are a true hero. Rest in peace, we'll take the watch from here.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 8, 2006

May Our Lord wrap His Arms around your loved ones especially tightly today and in the future.May He Bless them and you and give you sweet sleep until the chain links again.

October 8, 2006

Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

October 7, 2006

Well Saffy, Im pleased to say that Im in the prosses of getting a postion with the Kentucky State Police, so please talk to the big guy about helping me out. It still brings tears to my eyes to think that someone so great was taking so soon. Your death only makes me want to do this job more in hopes that i might be abile to save lifes and to prevent the type of tragedies that you and your family has gone through. I pray that your family is doing well and that all officers stay safe. So dont forget to put in a good word for me buddy, and please watch over all of us.

DC3(SW)Jonathan McClain
USS Shreveport LPD-12

Disp McClain
NKU Police

October 4, 2006

Mike,
I may not wear the uniform anymore, but you can't take the officer out of me. I check this website everyday. Sometimes two or three times a day. I check to see what other heroes have been taken from us, but mostly to see that I am not alone...I am not alone in missing you and whenever someone adds a reflection to your page I am reminded that I am not the only one who still feels a huge loss, that is sometimes overwhelming.
I bet you never knew how much you meant to everyone around you and how much you were loved. Maybe some of us had no idea how much of an impact you had on our lives until it was too late to tell you.
Here I am, going on 7 months since I last left a reflection and I am still in that darn fire academy. I still have 3 months till graduation. (And you thought you had it bad when I was training you in the police academy....you only had to deal with me breathing down your neck for 6 months, unlike the 10 months I am suffering through right now. LOL) The worst part is, that it is a daily, non stop reminder of how much I lost the day we lost you. There is to much to say but not enough space....but just know, that I miss you in a way that has knocked me to my knees at times and made the tears flow long and hard that I thought they would never stop. Your loss will forever be a gap in my heart that will never be filled. There will always be that empty feeling that will never go away.
As the anniversary is creeping up on us all, just know that we are always thinking of you, always missing you and always loving you.

Faith Gollob
Former Chesapeake Police Officer

October 4, 2006

Mike, It's hard to believe that we're coming up on a year already. It's been a tough 12 months without you. We still miss you like it just happened yesterday. I think about you every day and I'm convinced that every time I end up behind a really slow driver, that it's you who put them in front of me so I'll slow down. It's nice to know that you and the dude are somewhere watching out for us. We miss you, always!!

Julie Saffran

October 3, 2006

Mike,
I'll never forget the look on your face the day I showed up for your retirement party from the Navy. When you walked into your kitchen and I was standing there it had been about 15yrs since we had seen each other but it felt like we had just got off the ship the day before. I'm writing this like I know you can hear it because I'm sure you can. I know you are still on watch looking out for us. Thanks for teaching me the proper way to eat crab at that little crab shack in moanoloa shopping center in Hawaii. Ride free brother and keep looking out for us fools down here. Will Broyles HT1 SW/AW Retired USS Salvor ARS-52

Will Broyles
US Navy retired

August 6, 2006

I read the pages of reflections left for you quite often. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and your family. You will never be forgotten.

August 3, 2006

Mike,

It has been 9 months since that rainy Saturday morning. I will never forget that morning when the 8 of us were sitting around the table at the 3rd. I volunteered to go over to the 5th to help out I looked over to you and as “cover 313 while I am over there.” I have never forgotten how you had looked down towards me and shook your head and wrote a note to yourself in your notebook. I have never once since that day sad what if because no one will ever know what if I never went to be 512 that day. We all ran out to the lot threw our gear in to our cars and I pulled out of the lot right behind you. You turned to go north on GW HWY and I stayed on the service road to go down to Military Hwy. I had stopped in to fire station 4 to see so old friends when I heard the 10-3 come out over East for the 10-90. As I switched back and forth I heard it all go over the air and I will never forget how I felt standing in the LT office of Station 4 with them.

In the days that you were with us at the 3rd you were always quit and kept to yourself. I tried to get to know you because we had the common ground of the Navy that we have both served in. After this I fell that I have known you my whole life and part of me was lost that day.

In December I left our family in Chesapeake to return home to my other family in RI. I do not regret my choice. I have given my life to protecting and serving just as you have. I continue in my service to our county by being with the RI Air Guard Security Forces and soon to my community back in the law enforcement field. I will never forget Oct 8, 2005 and what it means to my life. Watch over our family in blue and keep them safe.

Former Officer Adam Renaud
Chesapeake Police Department

July 11, 2006

I was not fortunate enough to meet Ofc. Saffran but I know I would have liked him. Iknow that from reading what others have written about him. Rest in peace, shipmate. Semper Fidelis.

AZ Narc

June 3, 2006

MICHEAL, I REMEMBER MONITORING YOUR CALL ON THAT RAINY DAY. A DAY I WILL NOT SOON FORGET. I STILL REMEMBER THE FIRE/EMS DISPATCH FOR AN OFFICER DOWN.

I GOT TO MEET YOUR FAMILY AT YOUR VIEWING ON BELLS MILL ROAD. IT WAS JUST A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE OCT 8TH THAT I DID A RIDE ALONG WITH CHESAPEAKE POLICE OFFICER CRISSY K., OUT OF THE 5TH PCT-B-SQUAD. I SAID THAT NIGHT THAT I WAS GOING TO APPLY WITH CPD AND THAT I WAS ALREADY IN THE PROCESS WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. WELL, ON FRIDAY I WILL BE TAKING THE POLICE ENTRANCE EXAM FOR CHESAPEAKE.

MIKE, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. YOU GAVE YOUR ALL FOR THE CHESAPEAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE CITIZEN'S OF THIS CITY.

I GOT TO WORK INDIRECTLY WITH ONE OF YOUR ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR'S BY THE NAME OF FAITH G., WHO IS CURRENTLY WITH THE CHESAPEAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT ACADEMY SEESION 21 AND DIRECTLY IN MY ACADEMY WITH FORMER OFFICER BARRY A., WITH CFD SESSION 20.

MIKE, AGAIN THANK YOU FOR THE PROTECTION AND SERVICE YOU GAVE AND THE PROTECTION AND SERVICE THAT YOU WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE THROUGH TRAINING OTHER OFFICERS AND RECRUITS WILL RECEIVE.

PROFESSIONALLY IN YOUR HONOR;

STEVEN YOUNG-CFD FORMER RECRUIT (X-051), AND SON OF FALLEN FIREFIGHTER/SPECIALIST-CT FRANK YOUNG (P-236), KILLED ON MARCH 18TH OF THE YEAR 1996 IN AN AUTO PARTS STORE BLAZE IN CHESAPEAKE.

FORMER FIREFIGHTER RECRUIT- STEVEN YOUNG
CHESAPEAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT-SESSION 20

May 25, 2006

Mike, You should have seen DC this past weekend! You would have been amazed at how many police men & women and citizens that were there. We went for the candlelight vigil and it was beautiful. Mom, Joann, Matt and I felt extremely proud when they read your name out loud! It was sad because we miss you so much, but it was also wonderul to see how people who refuse to forget you, and everyone else like you who served so proudly. Hopefully, you and the Dude were somewhere watching together.

Julie Saffran

May 18, 2006

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