Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Heores do live forever... The pain in the hearts of your family is as strong today as it was on this horrible day in 2007, may God be with them and continue to guide them. We will never forget.

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


January 30, 2011

Thank you for your service! God bless you and your family.

Deputy M. Chavez
Fresno County Sheriff's Office

January 12, 2011

Brother I miss you so much. I miss hearing you laugh and all those jokes you always told. I love you!

Marcia Altman Grandstaff

December 26, 2010

Son, once again it is time to start getting ready for parents retreat. Oh how I wish we didn't have to go and you was still with us. You will never be forgotten we love and miss you so much...

Mom & Dad

September 28, 2010

Son, we miss you son much. The pain will never go away. we are so proud of you. You fulfilled your dream. You always wanted to help others. One day soon we will be able to go and be with you.

We all love and miss you.

Mom and Dad

Deputy Altman's Mother

June 27, 2010

Thank you for your courage and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

January 30, 2010

Deputy Altman, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

January 30, 2010

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this anniversary of you being called away from duty. There are no magical words I can offer to your loved ones except that that I also walk in their shoes and know the daily struggle they face. I would like to leave a short poem for others to read:
"Those who we love and lose
are no longer where they were before.
They are now where we are."
Author Unknown

Keep watch over all of your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 29, 2010

Son, I miss you so much. It will soon be time for Parents Retreat in Little Rock, Ak. It means so much to be able to share with others that have the same loss as we do. Nothing will ever take away the pain of losing you. I just have to remember one day I will get to see you again. I love you.

Mama and Daddy

Deputy Altman's Mother

September 7, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROTHER! I miss you more than I can ever express in words. I love you forever.
your sister Marcia

Marcia Altman Grandstaff

May 9, 2009

My Dear Brother,
You have sure been on my mind alot the last few days. I miss you so very much. I try my hardest to remember everything about us growing up all the fun we had riding the motorcycles..I dont want to forget not one moment of us growing up..I love you forever..
love, sister

Marcia Altman Grandstaff

March 21, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends and family. May God bless and keep them.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 6, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 19, 2009

To the family and friends of Deputy Michael Altman and his fellow officers:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Mike's memory on the second anniversary of the day Mike so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

Please know that the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement and police survivors will always be by your side on each step of the journey.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Michael gave to his community and the citizens of Florida, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 30, 2007.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05


January 31, 2009

Mike, I miss you so much. Today it has been two years since we lost you. I miss you more and more every day. If only I could hug you one more time I would grab you and not let go..I love you so much..I will see you again are in my heart forever.


January 30, 2009

Just wanted your family to know that we are thinking about them today and you. Everyday is hard some days are just harder than others. We will never forget the sacrifice that Mike made this day two years ago, or the sacrifice that the family has to make without you here with them. You are a hero and we will never forget Deputy Sheriff Mike Altman.

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

January 30, 2009

Brother, I sure missed you at Christmas. It seems it gets harder and harder instead of getting easier. There still isnt a day that goes by that I dont think of you and how much I love and miss you. My heart always has a heavy feeling in it..I am just so glad that the last words I spoke to you was "I love you"

marcia altman grandstaff

December 28, 2008

If Roses Grow in Heaven

If roses grow in Heaven Lord
Please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my Brother's arms
and tell him they're from me.
Tell him I love him and miss him,
and when he turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon his cheek
and hold him for a while.
Because remembering him is easy,
I do it everyday,
But there is an ache within my heart
That will never go away.

In memory of my brother 5-9-64/-EOW 1-30-07

Marcia Altman Grandstaff

November 24, 2008

You are a fallen hero on Today's ODMP page which is why I visited your site.

Rest easy Deputy as your family and fellow officers have not forgotten you.

Thank you for your service.

Maintiens Le Droit

Sergeant, E Division RCMP
British Columbia, Canada

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

November 9, 2008

Son, We are in Little Rock to Parents Retreat. I wish we still had you and didn't have to be here. I love you and miss you so much. It does help your Dad & I to have other parents suffering the same pain we are to talk to. Some day we will be together again.


Deputy Mom

November 1, 2008

To Mike and all his family and friends who call him beloved:

I have sat here this afternoon many miles away reading the loving reflections left for Mike, and tears have streamed down my face because I have felt the love and longing behind each reflection left by his family, especially his mother. I too share the anquish of losing a cherished son in a brutal murder, and know that those bullets which killed our precious sons also killed a part of us, and that our lives are forever altered. To his mother, I am embracing you in my heart today. I am so sorry that your family had to suffer this grievous loss. May you continue to be comforted by your faith and your law enforcement family.

May Mike's spirit continue to soar and his memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is left with the utmost respect for the service Mike gave to his department, his community, and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 30, 2007.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA eow 4/24/05


August 12, 2008

Son, We miss you so much. We went to D.C. and saw you name on the wall. Andrew got to go with us. Life for us will never be the same. You will always be with us in spirit. You are gone but not forgotten.

I Love You Son.

Deputy Mom

August 2, 2008

Hey Mike,
It has been a long time, but seems just like yesterday. I remember the exact spot I was standing when I heard the news. We will never forget you. Thanks for watching over us and keeping us safe.
Sgt. Russell E. McNeal
Marianna Police Department

Sgt. Russell E. McNeal
Marianna Police Department

June 20, 2008

Hey Mike,
It has been a long time, but seems just like yesterday. I remember the exact spot I was standing when I heard the news. We will never forget you. Thanks for watching over us and keeping us safe.
Sgt. Russell E. McNeal
Marianna Police Department

Sgt. Russell E. McNeal
Marianna Police Department

June 20, 2008

Son, We miss you so much. May and June has been hard. Your birthday just before Mother's Day. There will never be a good Mother's Day again. It was hard on your Father on Fathers Day. You was always calling ans wishing him Happy Father's Day. All the memorials was nice in May. Wish you was here and we didn't have to attend them.

You will always be in our heart and on our mind. We love and miss you so much.

Someday soon we can all be together again.

Mom & Dad

Deputy Mon

June 20, 2008

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