Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Michael Anthony Callin

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, August 2, 2006

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Michael Anthony Callin

Almost everyday a law enforcement officer is murdered in the line of duty. Why is it that you never hear about it except when it is reported days later. Had this murder still been in prison our hero would still be alive. America it’s time to demand that our officials force these criminals to serve out their sentences !!

Deputy (Ret) Mat Drake
Leon County Sheriff’s Office (Fla)

January 14, 2023

Never forgotten


August 5, 2021

Remembering the selfless sacrifice of Deputy Michael Callin. Deputy Callin is a true Florida Hero that selflessly put himself in harm's way protecting the citizens and especially children of Orange County. His actions on this date in 2006, were surely intended to prevent innocent others from being endangered. Thoughts and prayers remain with Deputy Callin's widow and family, loved ones and the members of the Orange County Sheriff's Office. When passing through the area of John Young Pkwy and W. Colonial, my thoughts reflect on Michael and I pray for the safety of officers similarly in harm's way in the service of others.

Gary L. Howze, Director
Florida Office of the Attorney General

August 2, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

August 2, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 2, 2020

You and Vicki were our first married neighbors in Orlando. I remember we both were newlyweds. You both were always so kind. Thank you for all you did for our community. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Laura Mignano
An Old Neighbor

May 16, 2020

Miss you brother. A lot. Was looking at the agency awards list and saw my name there with 20yrs on. Some of our friends are on that list too. You weren't. I was sad to say the least. Crying as I write this. That's all. Rest easy.

Co worker

February 5, 2020

RIP Michael.

Holly Thorpe
LEO mom

August 16, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Callin.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 30, 2019

Remembering you today, hard to believe it has been 12 years. Too many LEO's are being lost in the line of duty!

Holly Thorpe

August 2, 2018


Today we visited the National Law Enforcement Memorial in honor of you. It was an emotional and humbling experience. We miss you dearly and are so thankful for the time we had with you here on earth. Thank you for being the friend you were. You have touched so many lives and it was a privilege to call you a Friend.
It's hard to believe that you've been gone now for 11 years this month.
We look forward to the day we will meet once agin at Heaven's gates!

Kimberly, Todd MSN Greyson Brown

August 14, 2017

My son Michael,
Another year has brought us to showing our community who you are! We have just finished the Michael Callin Memorial Golf Tournament in your honor and it was a complete SELL OUT! So many came to acknowledge you, how you served and how you are remembered. It was great my son. You are still loved and thought of each day, yes each day, I am reminded of the kind of son you are who has given your life in service. We will continue to keep you and your other brothers and sisters that have fallen in the fore front of our minds and hearts.

Master Deputy-Retired David Callin
Orange County Sheriff's Office

August 8, 2017

May God bless you. You are sitting at the right hand of God. Your Dad is proud of you. The world is a better place thanks to your service. Rest In Peace.

Sheriff Al Lamberti (Ret.)
Broward County Sheriff's Office

August 5, 2017

Rest well my brother. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 2, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Steve Casey,
Executive Director
Florida Sheriffs Office

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 6, 2016

You are not forgotten

Holly Thorpe
LEO mom

August 3, 2016

Thank you for your service Deputy

Dominick Murry

August 2, 2016


Our family just returned from national police week. It was a bitter sweet time. I am so humbled when I think of the man and brother you were. I wish my kids could have gotten to know you. You would have loved them. They certainly love and respect you for not a day goes by we don't think of you or speak of you or remember something something about you that makes us smile. I love you.

Christina (Callin) Raslowsky

May 20, 2016

9 years, its hard to believe. Thinking of you and your family today.

Holly Thorpe

August 2, 2015

It's CHRISTmas time and I find myself reflecting...sharing family stories, remembering special loved ones like Michael. Even though years have passed and the world continues to change, one thing remains the same...Michael's smile & goodness fills our hearts and thoughts. ALWAYS missed but NEVER forgotten. Love to you Michael and to your family, my family.
Love your cousin...

Selina Howard-Grant

December 27, 2014

Thinking about you today. Happy birthday. You are not forgotten.


March 4, 2014

Thinking of you today. Remembering the man you were and the friend you were to Ben.Thinking about your family and looking forward to the day when God will wipe away all tears. Miss your smile, laugh and the stories you Ben could tell.

Holly Thorpe
LEO mom

August 2, 2013

As we are here in Washington DC (2013 Police Week), I couldn't be more proud of you my son. There are so many from our law enforcmeent family who are hurting because of thier extraordinary loss. We hope to come along side and share our hope.

This year your neice, Ellianna (2 years old), came with Christina, Ron, and mom to share with others who you are and to encourage others in hope. Ellianna was shown your name on the wall and she rubbed her tiny fingers across your name. I know she loves you and as she grows will know who you are as man with a testimony. You were the son I dreamed I would have and your character reflects your legacy. We will always remember!

Dave Callin-Retired Master Deputy
Orange County Sheriff's Office/Father

May 14, 2013

I am the Police, and I’m here to arrest you. You’ve broken the law. I did not write the law. I may disagree with the law but I will enforce it. No matter how you please, cajole, beg or attempt to stir my sympathy. Nothing you do will stop me from placing you in a steel cage with gray bars. If you run away I will chase you. If you fight me I will fight back. If you shoot at me I will shoot back. By the law I am unable to walk away. I am consequence. I am the unpaid bill. I am fate with a badge and a gun. Behind my badge is a heart like yours. I bleed, I think, I love and yes I can be killed. And although I am but one man, I have thousands of brothers and sisters who are the same as me. They will lay down their lives for me and I them. We stand watch together. The thin blue line, protecting the prey from the predators, the good from the bad. WE ARE THE POLCE

Cpl. Tony Brisinte

March 6, 2013

Unfortunately over my 44 year career in law enforcement in Missouri and Florida I have witnessed such sad things as an officer serving his community paying the ultimate sacrafice. He, like the others are heros for sure as is those who serve our country abroad. God Bless him, his family and all who serve.

Major Frank D. Harris (RET)
Background Investigator, Lee County Sheriff's Office

March 5, 2013

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