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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

On May 9, 2006 I will be leaving Florham Park, New Jersey to participte in the Police Unity Tour 2006; I will arrive in Washington, D.C. on May 12, 2006. While I ride these four days, I will be riding in HONOR and MEMORY of Ofc. Michael Kevin Saffran. Although I did not know Ofc. Saffran personally, nonetheless, he is part of the law enforcement community and with this, I ride for him.
WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED.

Ofc. B. LeFrancois #1203
Arlington County Police Department

May 8, 2006

Mike,
As I embark on a new adventure, I have been haunted more about you being gone than I have in a while. Even though I think about you, Sandy, Trevor and Ronnie every single day.......I still try to pretend like nothing ever happened....like you are still here, this way, my heart doesn't ache so bad. (I talk to Sandy alot and she is being such a trooper and she amazes me ) However, with almost 2 weeks down in the fire academy, I am haunted every day, all day, while I am there. When we do push ups, I think of every time I made you guys do pushup in your academy. I think about how I used to yell at you guys, that no matter how bad P.T. hurt, you couldn't give up, just like quitting was not an option if you ever got shot. Well Mike, you didn't quit, you fought to the end. I know you fought to stay alive....it just wasn't your choice and that makes me sad and angry. Sad and angry that one of my rookies who I hold so dear to my heart is gone. Two days ago, on a training run, one of my classmates fell behind. I tried to encourage and talk to him to keep his mind distracted. Near the end, when he started walking and wouldn't run any further I shouted to him " quitting is not an option, you can't quit if you go down in a fire, you have to fight to stay alive, you can't quit, no matter what." At the same time all I could think about was all the times I yelled to you guys during P.T. that quitting was not an option if you got shot and how I would do anything to bring you back. Mike, the whole time I was with him, all I could think about was you. It took everything I had at the end of the run not to break down in tears in front of everyone and as my chest got tight and throat ached, I sucked backed the tears. I could think about was how bad I just want to see your smiling face again. I would do anything to erase that whole day if I could. They say time heals, but it never fails, something always reopens the wound and makes it sting more than ever before. And right now, my wound has been reopened, and rubbed raw, as it will continue to be for the next 24 weeks. Every time the talk of firefighters being killed in the line of duty, my thoughts instantly go to you. Please, give me the strength I need to get through this, and know that the 6 months that I spent training you and your academy was not in vain. Miss you always.

Faith

Faith Gollob
Former Chesapeake Police Officer

March 22, 2006

I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I GOT OFF WORK TONIGHT AFTER WORKING A ROUGH NIGHT ON EAST AND WANTED TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LETTING ALL MY GUYS RETURN TO THEIR PCTS SAFLEY. THERE IS NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT YOU SO NOT ENTER MY THOUGHTS. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN IN THIS AREA. WE HAVE THE NEW ROOKIES FROM THE ADADEMY AND THEY ARE LEARNING FROM SOME OF THE BEST FTO'S THAT THIS IS THE REAL DEAL. THEY ARE A BUNCH OF GREEN BACKS AT THIS POINT. THEY WILL GET THERE WITH YOU WATCHING OUT FOR THEM I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT YOU ARE WATCHING OVER ALL OF THEM AND US IN THE CHESAPEKAE POLICE DEPT AND MAKING SURE THAT ALL RETURN HOME THE THE ONES THAT LOVE THEM MOST.. I HOPE YOUR FAMILY IS DOING WELL AND GETTING ALONG FINE..... MIKE SAFRAN YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART. THANK YOU FOR MAKING SURE THEY AND MY HUSBAND COME HOME SAFE FROM THEIR WATCHES... THANKS AGAIN TO THE SAFRAN FAMILY FOR SHARING MIKE WITH US.....

SUSAN BACHMAN
DISPATCHER AND WIFE OF PORTSMOUTH OFFICER

SUSAN M BACHMAN DISPATCHER II
CHESAPEAKE POLICE

March 17, 2006

Just wanted to say that you have not been forgotten, there is not a single one of us that does not go a day without thinking of the sacrafice you made...thanks brother...The new academy class just got cut loose 2 weeks ago...one of the first calls I went on with one of them was a bank robbery, while en route to the scene all I could think about what you....thanks for watching over all of us and keeping us safe!

Police Officer
Chesapeake P.D.

March 12, 2006

I met Mike while he and my husband were in the academy class together and found that he had served with my brother on the Shreveport. He was a great Police Officer and he will be missed. His family will forever be in our prayers.

Ruth Page
Wife of Officer Chad Page

March 5, 2006

Just wanted you to know that I think about you often...I share your loss with you...Please continue to be strong...and take care of each other...

Much love and prayers,
Chrissy Henley, Drew's wife

February 28, 2006

Mike,
I signed up about 2 weeks ago, to help the instructors at the training academy with role playing and as there dispatcher. I had an intersting time. The only thing that made me upset was how the rookies went on traffic stops and Occupied 10-37's. AKA suspicious vehicle. Anyhow, they were doing it backwards and improperly, and it was driving me crazy. Myself and another dispatcher, Don, were asked by one of the instructors to address the rookie class to tell them what we think they needed to do to get better. And in the rear of the class stood your bright and shining face on the wall. We couldn't stress enough to the class, that we as dispatchers need to know where you are at all times so that we get you help if it is needed. We are useless without your location. You were brought into the conversation, god rest your soul. We brought up of how your tour of duty was brought a haulting stop the fearful day in October. I think that brought light to these rookies, just how important we all are as working together as a team. You are truly missed and you are though of often. Everytime I am at the academy, walking out of the 1st precinct and seeing your name on the memorial, and any other moment that reminds me of you. We all still pray for the mending of your family, and thank you for watching over each and everyone of us.

Sherry Talbert

Disp I Sherry Talbert
Chesapeake Police

February 19, 2006

You wouldn't think hearing this about someone you hadn't seen in 20 years would bring tears to your eyes, but it does.

Mike and I went through some tough times together putting a brand new Navy ship into commission. He was a good shipmate then - I am sure you feel his loss as much as I do. My condolences to his family and fellow officers.

CDR Neil Hansen
US Navy (Reserve)

February 10, 2006

Mike, It's been almost four months and a day doesn't go by where I don't think about you. No officer ever deserves to die more than another, but I still don't understand why it had to be one of my rookies. How many times did I tell all of you that if anything ever happened to any one of you that it would cripple me? I never thought it would actually happen though. I will never regret taking the position of training your academy, sometimes I just wished I hadn't gotten so attached to all of you...then maybe it wouldn't hurt so bad. I don't know.......but I will never regret the time I spent training you guys and building the bond that I had with you and the bond that I have with the rest of your class. I just want you to know that you will never be forgotten!!

Officer Faith Gollob
Chesapeake Police Department

January 29, 2006

I think of you everyday. I'll never foget you, even when I'm riding the streets in the new future.

Explorer J. Ward
Chesapeake Police

January 21, 2006

Just sitting here thought I would let you know that you are always thought about. I also pray the lord was holding your family through the holidays. Rip Mike and continue to do your awesome job in watching over and protecting us.
Chesapeake Dispatch B squad

Sr Disp B J Kendrick
Chesapeake Police

January 14, 2006

I worked in EDC the day this horrible event took place, it played like slow motion and what a helpless feeling it was for all the dispatchers in here. As the wife of a Chesapeake Officer and working in EDC I feel for both sides the family who has been so strong and the officers all of which have pulled together as a stronger family to get through this time. The Saffran family will always be our family. I think of Mike often, although I didn't know him personally I did have the pleasure of working with him. I thought of Officer Saffran and his family on Christmas Day I wanted to say you are not forgotten and we will continue to do all that we can to support you. I hope peace comes to you in the new year.

Senior Dispatcher N.Chadwick
Chesapeake Police- EDC

December 28, 2005

Mike
Just wanted to let you know that on this Christmas Eve you are not forgotten about, thanks for the sacrafice you made!

Police Officer
Chesapeake Police

December 24, 2005

I came to this web site while looking at the Kentucky Sate troopers fallen officers cite, while scrolling through I found a name i reconized. I served on the USS shreveport with EN1 (SW) Saffran. I took as a shock, My tour of duty was up in May of 2004 but i remember training Saffran in some of the watches for the ship when came aboard. He was in my duty section so we where always working togather. I also remember that he had a very good since of humor and he refussed to let the poor condition of the ship get him down. He was always a pleasure to work with and stand watch with. In the Navy he was a great ship mate and a great friend. I will pray for his family.

DC3(SW) Jonathan McClain USNR

Dispatcher McClain
Northern Kentucky University Police

December 24, 2005

Mike, I was only in a few of your classes, 47th sesson. I remember saying Hi at the bowers hill pumps as you filled up for the day. You always had that great smile, you loved being in blue. Thank you so much for protecting my family and I in the 3rd (DeepCreek). God speed, Mike

Officer Alvich
Chesapeake Police Animal Control

December 21, 2005

Mike, I'll always remember the way you answer the phone, when I would ask if sis was there. The little laugh when you said "No, she's at work." The way you said "water" These are the little things that I miss. You had the brightest smile that would light up a room. We all miss you & love you. You will never be forgotten!

shelby woods

December 17, 2005

"His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord." Matthew 25:21

Deputy M. Clifton
Chesapeake Sheriff's Office

December 6, 2005

Michael, thank you for keeping us all save. We will watch over your family. You will always be in our hearts and never be forgotten.

Renee Erny
Friend

Renee Erny

November 29, 2005

WELL MIKE WE LAID TO REST ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR BROTHERS TODAY. IT WAS A PORTSMOUTH OFFICER THAT DIED ON 11-23-05. HE WAS A BROTHER OF MY HUSBAND. MY HEART SANK AS I STARTED GETTING CALLS THAT DAY TO KNOW THAT WE LOST ANOTHER OFFICERS SO SOON YET AGAIN.
KNOW YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN IN THIS TIME OF THE HOLIDAYS. PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR YOUR NEWEST BROTHER, OFFICER RICHARD SPAULDING... THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE TO WELCOME HIM HOME


SUSAN, WIFE OF PORTSMOUTH OFFICER

SUSAN
CHESAPEAKE POLICE

November 29, 2005

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of a loved one in law enforcement. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support. As we personally know, sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Alissa Scott
Widow of Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-03

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

November 28, 2005

AS I SIT HERE AND REFLECT ON WHAT I HAVE TO BE THANKFUL FOR .. I AM SADDEN BY ANOTHER OFFICER LOST THIS MORNING IN PORTSMOUTH ... MY HUSBAND CALLED TO TELL ME NOT TO WORRY HE WAS OK BUT THAT HE HAD LOST A BROTHER THIS MORNING TO NATURAL CAUSES... I KNOW THAT YOU ARE THERE TO WELCOME HIM INTO HIS NEW ROLE AS AN OFFICER IN THE BIG BLUE WITH YOU WITH OPEN ARMS PLEASE MAKE SURE HE IS FINE AND LOOK OUT FOR THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS LEFT BEHIND... PLEASE KNOW YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN IN THIS WORLD..

THANK OU SO MUCH FOR LOOKING OUT FOR MY HUSBAND AND ALL OF THE BROTHERS AND SISTER IN BLUE

SUSAN, DISPATCHER AND WIFE OF OFFICER

SUSAN
CHESAPEAKE VA

November 23, 2005

I'm sorry to hear about your department's loss, may god be with you all and Officer's Saffran's family.

Special Agent Shaun Alcodray
Canadian National Railway-Port Huron, MI

November 22, 2005

On 10/10/05 Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05 remembered Officer Michael Kevin Saffran and dedicated our training day to him.

You are not forgotten.

Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05
BPD

November 22, 2005

Hello I am the wife of Officer Stanley Reaves of the Norfolk Police Department. I was upset when I heard about your husband. At that time I had no idea that 20 days later almost the same thing would happen to my Stanley. I was unaware of this website until now. I know this has been overwhelming to your family because we are living it now. Your family will continue to be in my prayers. God bless.

Treva Reaves

November 15, 2005

To Officer Michael Saffran:

On this Veterans Day, I honor your distinquished service to your country.

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

November 11, 2005

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