Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Michael Leland Briggs

Manchester Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Tuesday, October 17, 2006

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Reflections for Officer Michael Leland Briggs

Officer Briggs, it has been 17 years since you were taken from us. I was and have always been amazed at how the City of Manchester turned out to support your family and the Department. The eerie silence that I have never heard in that City during your procession was deafening!

New Hampshire law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military, corrections and law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 17, 2023

I’ll always remember Briggs’s. He was tried and true and I consider him a friend.

Patriots Friend
Fellow believer

December 4, 2022

Thinking of you today

Mike Dempsey Capt retired

March 26, 2021

This morning, 28 October 2020, Office Michael Briggs was remembered during the daily Officer Down reading at the Reading, MA Police Academy. A moment of silence was observed in honor of Officer Briggs. His service and sacrifice are not forgotten.

Staff Instructor B. Lavine
MPTC - Reading

October 29, 2020

It has now been 13 years. Not a Police Officer in New England does not know your story. Every time it's brought up, we all feel that twinge of pain and sadness. Oddly enough, I just left a reflection for a Brookline, Ma Officer who had saved the life of the man who murdered him in 1904. Irony sometimes sucks.

You were a hero then, you're a hero now. Officer Briggs, you are not forgotten and we honor your memory here, Brother. God Bless and may you have continued peace in your eternal rest.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

October 17, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Briggs.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 6, 2019

This happened a year after I graduated the academy. Opened my mind to the realities of this career. I will not forget you or your family. Rest In Peace brother.

Milton, NH

May 4, 2019

Rest in peace, sir. Thank you for being an inspiration to me. Gone but not forgotten.

Officer Nick Boisvert
Sunapee Police

October 23, 2018

Rest in peace

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 17, 2018

Was driving through Epsom this afternoon and wanted to pay my respects... I stopped and visited where you were laid to rest.. Can’t believe it’s been 12 years. You have not been forgotten and never will! Thank you for your service.. rest well...


September 12, 2018

rest in peace brother stay strong protect the streets of heaven


February 13, 2018

Rest in peace my brother!


November 15, 2017

I miss you Mike. I will always remember you, Jeremy (Charron) and I would have such good times while studying for the part time academy so long ago at the Charron farm in Pittsfield. Now both of you are gone. It brings me to tears just thinking about it. Love you my fallen brother

FMR Patrolman Jon Fisher # 454
Pittsfield PD

July 27, 2017

Happy Birthday

Lisa Ollenborger (no rank)

May 2, 2017

I am a day late getting my reflection in. There were so many posts in City Chat Rooms and from family and friends. MPD and your family keep you as a heartbeat in Manchester, NH Rest well hero

Pat Van Denberghe

October 18, 2016

Continue to be at eternal peace my brother. May God watch over you and your family.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

October 17, 2016

Rest in peace will never be forgotten. Your work here is done; watch over your brothers and sisters, until you are united again.

SrSA Heidi M. Jordan - NICB
International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) President, 2014-2015

October 16, 2016

You are remembered today and always for your courage and dedication. May the Lord truly bless your family. Rest in peace my brother.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City Police Department

October 9, 2016

Almost ten years now. I still think of you once in awhile. You were a decent guy. You looked past my weaknesses, my flaws, and smiled and laughed at, WITH me. You always made me smile!


October 6, 2016

Thinking of you today on your birthday. Many comments on FB about you. You still are a strong heartbeat in the City of Manchester, NH and in the State of NH

Patricia J Van Den Berghe

May 2, 2016

Thinking about you today. Your heroic service to our country will always be remembered.

John Haseltine - Civilian

April 16, 2016

Thinking of you Often, You are remembered.

Semper Fi

Captain Micheal Dempsey (ret)

December 23, 2015

Rest in peace. Semper Fi

SDS Mark McCormack

October 17, 2015

Thinking of you, Mike. Rest in peace.

Manchester, NH


March 30, 2015


It seems like yesterday that you were there. You went away from us way too soon and I miss you. They say I'm going to be okay, but I'm not going to. When I see your name in stone it hurts still.

"May you always walk in sunshine and God's love around you flow. For the happiness you gave us, no one will ever know. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. A part of us went with you, the day God called you home. Many times we've needed you, many times we've cried. We miss you, Mike."


October 22, 2014

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