Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Micah Joe Burks

Autauga County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, August 16, 2006

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Reflections for Sergeant Micah Joe Burks

Rest in peace always 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 16, 2020

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

August 17, 2016

Sending prayer and hugs to Deputy Burks family and Autauga County Sheriff's Department.. and friends . Hero's are never forgotten...

Connie Barker/Mother of
Officer Clint Walker's Prattville P.D E.O.W. 1-14-04

August 17, 2016

Alabama Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) is thinking of this man this month. Hugs to his family.

Cindy Warren
Survivor Mom of Ofc David Curtis

August 3, 2015

Been more years then I care to count and we are still missing you.

Lt David G. Atteberry
Autauga County Sheriff's Office

December 27, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 6th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 23, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 18, 2012

A reminder, brother, that you are always in our thoughts and prayers!

Captain J.F. Steele
Autauga County Sheriff's Office

September 22, 2011

you will always be remembered as a good friend. we miss you so much.

cathy miller and family

January 23, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha ergeant Micah Burks,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own, Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum of the ODMP light. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here. That "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who cares to share a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is an hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family. May we find comfort as we give comfort to the families who have lost a loved one.

As we say in Hawaii, “We are`Ohana.” We are family. God Bless this fallen hero. May we embrace him as one of our own family member; our `Ohana. No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one; not in this lifetime. May God allow you to rest in His Divine peace.

Sergeant Micah Burks, I wish you, your loved ones, your fellow officers, and friends, peace and love beyond all understanding.

--- May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. ---


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale (Private Citizen)
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

January 9, 2007

We sure missed your funny humor this year, but we all set around laughing and crying about all the happiness and joy that you brought to my granddaughter and her children. we all now that you are truly an angel watching over them forever. we,our whole family, miss you. we know in our hearts that you are enjoying the streets of gold, instead of the 'dirt road policing that you did here earth. all of our love . the Frost family

Donald Frost SR
retired master sgt. & retired from D.O.C

January 4, 2007

merry christmas mike,we miss you in autaugaville frances and jessica townsley


December 24, 2006


Everyday we think about you and keep you in our hearts. We'll always keep your wonderful ways of talking and laughing by the back door!

I know one day we'll be "10-41" together but until then we pray you guide us from above.

Sergeant J. Steele
Autauga County Sheriff's Office

October 2, 2006

Mike, You have been gone six weeks now. We all miss you alot. However, Keith Houts, from Montgomery PD has joined you on patrol in heaven. Like you did all the "Young Rooster's" here, show him the way.

Sgt David G. Atteberry
Autauga County Sheriff's Office

October 1, 2006

I missed you tonight Mike. I went and did a little gambling tonight. While I was sitting there, I remembered all those gambling tips you gave me :) "Make sure the bingo card has a 7 and 27 on it" You always cracked me up about that, you really had those machines figured out...or you were just lucky!

Just a few hours ago, the Montgomery officer was prounced dead from injuries of being shot. A Flordia officer was killed last week. Sometimes I question why I do this, why don't I just get a "regular" and better paying job. I have been to 3 officer's funerals in my 8 years on the job, and I don't want to go to any more.

Deputy Troy Seamon
Autauga County Sheriff's Office

October 1, 2006

You have been on my mind a lot these last two days. Sadly, I celebrated my birthday without you here. The girls and I went out to eat and they made me wear a Mexican sombrero. You would have laughed with us I know. I sure missed you being there.

My heart is heavier tonight, once again an officer is down. A Montgomery officer was shot several times today during a routine traffic stop. The shooter is still at large. The officer is critical, and everyone is praying. I've been in those shoes, I know how if feels when an officer is down and fighting for his life, and my heart breaks for his family, friends and the City of Montgomery Police Department. Another senseless act. Why? I don't understand.

I looked at this website and saw that six officers have died in the line of duty in the last two days. How sad that is. I asked a fellow deputy of yours, "Why does heaven need so many angels with badges right now?" I know God has his reason, but it doesn't make the pain any less.

I called Tommy yesterday and wished him "Happy Birthday" too. He said he sure misses his old buddy. In my heart I know you are watching over us. Right now I sure could use a hug. Please wrap your spirit of love around us all down here and continue to keep us safe.

By the way, we are getting ready to move out of the building for them to begin tearing out and remodeling. It will be beautiful I know. I am just sad you won't be here with us to enjoy it when it's complete. We are moving forward, but we miss you terribly My Sarge. For several weeks I have read your name and badge number over and over on the scanner when I've scrolled through to talk to my guys and wished I could key it up and hear your voice and talk to you. This past weekend someone had deleted it and added the new deputy's name and number. Now I just miss you more.

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you, every morning, every night. You will always be in my heart and I will always always love you. That feeling will never change. One of the few things in my life that never will.

Your Favorite Dispatcher, Pam
Autauga County Sheriff's Office

September 28, 2006

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Burks. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

September 25, 2006

my prayers and condolences

sgt. jorgensen
sherburn/welcome police

September 6, 2006

Sergeant, thank you for your sacrifice. You will always hold a place of honor in our hearts.

Deputy Chief Gene Bernal
Orlando Police Department

September 5, 2006

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Sergeant Burks. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Micah, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Micah's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Micah's life was about so much more than the way he died. Micah will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Sergeant Burks, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been three and a half years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

September 2, 2006

I had of his death from a friend and decided to leave a reflection too,from the little i heard about him i have decided that he was a very lovely and lovable person.My his soul rest in perfect peace.Amen

Mide Davis
A friend of a friend

August 30, 2006

Sergeant Burks,
Your community has truly lost an asset. Yet they have gained an angel in Heaven to continue to watch over them in ways we will all understand one day when we join you in paradise.
Rest now brother, we'll continue the watch.

Sgt. Joe O'Toole
Louisville Metro Police Department (Kentucky)

August 29, 2006

Sir, I honor your service and your sacrifice. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God." Mathew 5:9.


August 29, 2006

Our deepest sympathy to Sgt. Burks' family and to the law enforcement family in Autauga County and Prattville. Law enforcement officers in Prattville and Autauga County have always been kind, courteous, and professional in every situation. May the Good Lord's blessings keep you all and sustain you in this sorrowful time.

A Prattville, Autauga County, AL family that has received help and kindness from the Autauga County and Prattville law enforcement officers.

A Prattville, Autauga County, AL family

August 27, 2006



August 27, 2006

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