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

Mike, I miss you so are always on my mind. There isnt a day that doesnt go by that I dont think about how much that I miss you..I love you..
love, sister

Marcia Altman Grandstaff

May 1, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cadets of the Basic Recruit Class 333 of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, Tallahassee, FL, thank you for your sacrifice.

Cadet Strzalkowski
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy

March 30, 2008

Son, Another holiday without you. Our life with out you will never be the same. We miss you so much. We put a beautiful cross with roses on the grave for you Easter. Your brother misses you so much it is so hard for him. We all miss you beyond imagine. Diane passed away Sunday (Easter) I hope you and her are remembering all the good times at the house with Marcia.

We Love You so much.

Momma and Daddy

Deputy Mom

March 26, 2008

Hey Mike , Its been awhile, I miss you, I can't believe its been a year now. I know you are watching over us. God Bless you brother. We will keep the faith.

SSgt. Michael Mears
Marianna Police Department

March 17, 2008

Mike I miss you man, cant believe its been a year things havent been the same with out you. I also want to say thanks for looking over us. God Bless Brother.

Deputy Sean Hill

March 13, 2008

I never knew you while doing my internship at Jackson County SO in 1997, but know that you belonged to a great agency. I will ride in the Police Unity Tour in May 2008 in your honor so that you and your families sacrifice will never be forgotten. You paid the ultimate sacrifice for a great profession. I know your family misses you from the reflections and I will give it my all riding 250 miles in three days in your honor in May.
God bless your family and know I will have you as my angel during the ride.

Tracy Clark
Tallahassee, Florida

Police Officer
Tallahassee Police Department

February 5, 2008

Missing You, It's been a Year
one year ago
brings sadness to us

my brother is in heaven
far away from us

tears fall from heaven
and fall from our eyes

we miss having him here
right by our side.

the angels are all singing
and he is patroling.

the streets of gold
he is strolling.

Marcia Altman Grandstaff

February 2, 2008

Today on the first anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for your loved ones who mourn you. Today will
be a very difficult day for them. May God comfort them today and all days as they deal with the pain of losing you.
Rest in peace DS you will not be forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

January 30, 2008

Henry County Police Dept., GA, Evening Watch North, rode in your memory today. God Speed Brother, Gone but never forgotten.

Lt. Jeff Maddox
Henry County Police Dept., GA

January 30, 2008

On this 1 year anniversary of your EOW, we are thinking of you, your family, friends and co-workers.

By reading the reflections and tributes you are missed greatly by all of those who knew you, and I would bet, even those you have came in contact with during your service to the community. That is the true sign of a Hero.

Please watch over your family and those carrying on your legacy, as they continue to grieve and heal one day at a time. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten!

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

January 30, 2008

You have definitely not been forgotten. I know I will remember you forever. You are a Hero's Hero. Give Mellie a hug for us! We still hurt over the loss of both of you.

Teri McPhail
wife of JCSO FL Deputy

January 30, 2008

one year ago today
brings sadness to us

my brother is in heaven
far away from us

tears fall from heaven
and fall from our eyes

we miss having him here
right by our side.

the angels are all singing
and he is patroling.

the streets of gold
he is strolling.

marcia altman grandstaff

January 29, 2008

Harold and Madeline and rest of the family members you are all in our prayers. I wanted you to know that Mike will never be forgotten, he is a hero. Everyday is hard some just harder than others, but I wanted you to know we are thinking of you.
Deputy Altman watch over your family they miss you dearly, look Clint up for me and let him know how much he is missed.

Connie Barker F.W.B. Fl.
Mother of Clint Walker Prattville Al. E.O.W. 1-14-04

January 29, 2008



January 27, 2008

Soon the first anniversary of your EOW will arrive and my thughts will be with those that love and miss you dearly. I know that you have been in their thoughts every day and that they have cried enough tears to fill a small lake which they could sit next to and ponder over the wonderful memories they have of you. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You have not been forgotten.

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

January 12, 2008

May god bless you and your family. I too lost a loved one(brother)Michael A. Davis Clayton Co Police Dept in the line of duty in 2005. It dosen't get any easier as the days go by but just know that since that tragic morning on October 18 Michael has been with me in my heart mind and soul. I would rather have the physical Michael but God saw fit to leave me with the spiritual Michael which is better than no Michael at all. God bless and keep your head(s) up.


January 9, 2008

My sympathy and loving support is sent to the family of Deputy Altman who indeed was brave and faithful to his work
and pledge. May the Living Christ place His loving arms around each of you family members and fellow comrades as you contemplate this sorrowful experience.
God Bless you All.

Chaplain Dwight D Irons
Washington County GA Sheriff's Office

January 9, 2008


thor andre, norway

December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas Brother! I sure did miss you today..your jokes and your always made us laugh. I went to your grave site today and left a small Christmas tree..I love you, & I miss you so much. I know you are in heaven looking out for us..I love you..

Marcia Altman Grandstaff

December 25, 2007

May God Bless You
You were a credit to your uniform
Rest in Peace

Desmond Goulding
Retired Local Government Law Enforcement officer Australia

December 23, 2007

Uncle Bubba, I miss you every day. It will be hard this year having the holidays with out. You always loved the holidays. I will be thinking of you and wishing you was here with me.
I Love You,
Your Nephew,
K.J. Altman


December 21, 2007

"Missing You"
I miss your laughter, I miss your smile
I miss your kindness, all the while

I want to touch your face.
I want to touch your hand
I want you to open your blue eyes
and look me in the face.

Tell me it was all a dream and
you are really here.

dry all my tears and tell me
to forget all my fears.

No it is not a dream
you are really gone.

If I close my eyes real tight
and say a little prayer
I can almost see you standing there.

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Marcia Altman Grandstaff

December 16, 2007

It has been almost a year now and yet it seems just like it was yesterday. The heart is still raw and full of pain. Our one year anniversary is coming up and I call it our as it is the day our family lost a part of our heart and soul. People say it gets better with time but I dont see where it really has. No matter how much I pray for strength or how many hours a day I spent crying, my brother still lays in the cematary.

marcia altman grandstaff

December 10, 2007

Son, we missed you so much. I know you are at a better place but, the empty chair at Thanksgiving dinner was so hard to see. You was always right out there in the kitchen helping me with the dinner. Your sister and I are still working on the petition to get the armour piercing bullets off the market. I am so proud of you. We will always remember all the good times we had. I Love You.


Deputy Mon

November 23, 2007

The Bible tells me that "no greater love has a man than to lay down his life for his friends."

Never did that ring more true then in the case of Deputy Altman. In our duty as law enforcement officers we normally are helping and protecting strangers. On January 30th, Deputy Altman died protecting the wife of a fellow law enforcement officer.

I salute you. Your actions were truly heroic.

November 8, 2007

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