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Deputy Sheriff Harold Michael Altman

Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, January 30, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Harold Michael Altman

Son, we miss you so much. I am so sorry you had to go through this. It is so hard to believe you are really gone. Seems like you should walk through that door any time. You are now with your grandpa you loved so much.

Harold & Madeline Altman

July 31, 2014

On Jan. 30, 2014 marked another year since your E.O.W. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you in some way. You were a good man Mike, and you are missed by so many. I still chuckle at the fun times we had on our meal break together just a few days prior. Watch over us from above till we are reunited again. We have the watch down here.

Your Brother in Green Always,

D/S Andrew D. Roedel J-39
Jackson County Sheriff's Office Marianna, Florida

February 10, 2014

Mike I miss you so much. I love you brother.

marcia altman grandstaff

December 15, 2013

It seems like only yesterday my phone rang with the frantic voice on the other end. I was told what happened and told to come in to work. Mike you are missed and will never be forgotten. My wife has family buried in the cemetery you were buried in. Not too long ago, we were there visiting, and I stopped by your grave. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Russell McNeal
Holmes County Sheriff's Office (formerly Marianna PD Officer)

May 8, 2013

We miss you Mike. We miss all your calls and visits. You maybe gone from us in body but in spirit you will always be with us. Gone but never forgotten.. Love you

Madeline Altman
Deputy Altman's Mother

March 6, 2013

Son, we miss you so much. Soon we will go to Titusville for American Hall of Fame. You are in our hearts each day and never be forgotten. Brian misses you so much he called yesterday. God Bless and soon we will join you. Love you so much.

Madeline Altman
Deputy Altman's Mother

March 4, 2013

Another year has passed since your E.O.W. I still wear my O.D.M.P. bracelet on my wrist every day. It is a constant reminder of your ultimate sacrifice on Jan. 30 2007. I'm often asked by citizens about the bracelet. I'm proud to share the meaning behind why I wear it and the hero it represents. God speed Mike until be are reunited again.

Your Brother in Green Always,

D/S Andrew D. Roedel
Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Marianna, Florida

February 12, 2013

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Deputy Altman.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

January 30, 2013

Once again I would just like to say Thank you to a Hero for your service. RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

December 8, 2012

I miss you so much. today is a real hard day for me. i want you here with me or I want to be with you. I love you so much.

marcia altman grandstaff (sister)

November 14, 2012

Mike, my brother I miss you so so much. I wish I could be with you..I love you sister

Marcia Altman Grandstaff

June 17, 2012

Mike its been awhile now since that day in 2007. So much has changed since you left us. I remember that day like yesterday, I remeber the call being dispatched. I ran code and hard as I could to get to you and I was too late. You are missed, those tragic events that day will never be forgotten and you live in each of us today. May god rest your sole Mike and may they bless your family.

Kirk Watford

April 19, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Altman. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 13, 2012

3 February 2007, Marianna; Jackson County; Florida & the Nation, paused to Honor a Hero, Deputy Mike Altman.
Heroes do live forever!!
Your actions exemplified the qualities of Pride, Integrity & Guts.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13), and Mike, paid the ultimate price.
The pain in the hearts of your Family and your Law Enforcement Family is as strong today as it was on this horrible day, in January 2007, may God be with them and continue to guide them.
No one is ever gone until they are forgotten. We will never forget.

God Bless Deputy Altman; Deputy Altman's Family; and the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Hayhurst
Jackson Co Sheriff Dept

February 4, 2012

5 years ago today we put your body away. Your spirit was already in heaven. we miss you so much. One day we will have that great reunion day and all be together again.. Love you.

Part of me died with you..

Deputy Altman's Mom

February 3, 2012

In Memory of Deputy Mike Altman
On January 30th 2007
Your life was taken and you went to heaven
That night our lives was torn apart
You will always remain in our heart
You are where you feel no pain
someday soon we will be together again.
Gone but not forgotten
Miss you forever, Mom, Dad, Sister and Brother

Deputy Altman's Mom

February 3, 2012

Jan. 30, 2012 was the five year anniversary of your death. Seems like just yesterday you and I were having a meal break during our shift. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about hearing the radio traffic while on shift heading from miles away to respond. I wear your O.D.M.P. bracelet every work day as a reminder of your sacrifice. I know your looking down from above watching over us everyday. God speed Mike until we are reunited again.

Your Brother in Green Always,

D/S Andrew D. Roedel
Jackson County Sheriff's Department

January 31, 2012

Your heroism is honored today as a hero may fall but shall never be forgotten. RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 30, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifth anniversary of your death. 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 30, 2012

My prayers are with the family of Deputy Altman tday as they face another EOW. May God be with you all today and always. Continue to rest in peace Deputy Altman, we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

January 30, 2012


It's been many days since i heard the tragic news of us losing you. I remember squealing my car into park on the side of 73 north, and remember Ssgt Mears telling me that we lost you, and how my heart ached like it never had before.
I remember you telling me about flying, and I have taken some lessons myself since then.
Eventhough you left us so quickly so many days ago, there isnt a time when I'm back in florida that driving by there it doesn't give me chills, and remind me of that day.
...but i smile...because you wouldn't want me to do anything any are gone and not forgotten...
we miss you bud....much love from the West Coast...


September 9, 2011

Son, today you would be 47. Have a happy birthday in heaven. We all miss you here on earth. Looking forward to being with you once again. We love you.

Harold & Madeline Altman
Deputy Altman's Parents

May 9, 2011

In Memory of Deputy Harold Michael Altman
May 9, 1964 – January 30, 2007

Seems like yesterday we got the call
you lost your life without warning at all
...Although you’re gone, and now walk above
Your time came too soon but we remember your love.
Your life was over in a flash our life was shattered
Nothing in life anymore seem to matter
I now know that you're happy where you are.
Safe in the arms of Jesus, without any cares.

We mis you and love you, Mom & Dad

Deputy Altman"s mom

March 21, 2011

Mike, its been a while since I talked to you. I miss you buddy. I hope your resting on Gods wings. I know your watching over us. Thank you my brother.

Ssgt. Michael Mears
Marianna Police Department

February 3, 2011

Four years ago today many lives were changed. Buddy you are gone, but will never be forgotten. Rest in peace

Deputy Steven Stewart
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

January 30, 2011

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