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

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.

Lieutenant
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...

Anonymous
Citizen

September 12, 2018

rest in peace brother stay strong protect the streets of heaven

brandon
Neighbor

February 13, 2018

Rest in peace my brother!

Gunner
Ret.

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)
friend

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
Civilian

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 Mike.....you 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 me...no, WITH me. You always made me smile!

Gunner
Ret.

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
Civilian

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)
HCDOC /EPD

December 23, 2015

Rest in peace. Semper Fi

SDS Mark McCormack
NYPD

October 17, 2015

Thinking of you, Mike. Rest in peace.

GMC
Manchester, NH

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March 30, 2015

Mike,

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."

Friend

October 22, 2014

Well you certainly were remembered well today in this City that honors you and remembers you so lovingly. The Manchester remembers web page had messages all day, and your personal web page created by your family had many memory's of you. Today in New Hampshire it was exactly the same day as the one that your passed away, typical of fall in New Hampshire. Vivid blue skies, vivid fall colors, cool morning and warm afternoon. I remember it so well. Although I never knew you, I knew of you and I was overwhelmed that this happened to you. Reading all of the comments on the web sites today shows that 8 years later you are alive in our hearts and memories. St. Michael who donated his organs so that many people could continue their lives, such an unselfish act, but from what I understand, that was typical of you.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian

October 17, 2014

I am an Officer from Arkansas and I just drove through the round-bout named after Officer Briggs. Having lost an Officer last year, I want to officer my prayers for his family and friends that I'm sure miss him desperately everyday. God bless.

Sgt Jen Hillman
Faulkner County Sheriffs Office

July 16, 2014

You are remembered on this memorial day, I never met you but some how and for whatever reason you just pop into my mind every now and then.

Today at Ollie's in Goffstown, NH a car with "Never forget 83" on the bumper. God Bless you young Sir.

Pat
Civilian - Manchester, NH

May 25, 2014

Mike.....just thinking of you and remembering the good times. I saw you on Elm Street just an hour or two before the shooting......and I wish that I had been there to back you up.

You were the coolest......

Sgt. A.G. (Gunner) (Ret.)
Federal

January 17, 2014

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