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Deputy Sheriff Michael Estes

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, February 14, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Michael Estes

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

Lt. Jeff Maddox
Henry County Police Dept., GA

February 14, 2008

On this one year anniversary, please watch over your family, friends and brothers/sisters in blue. Comfort them as they remember you today and in the future.

You are a True Hero and will not be forgotten!

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

February 14, 2008

Today on the 1st anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for you and those you left behind.
Rest in peace DS you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

February 14, 2008

Rest in peace brother, you are not forgotten.


February 13, 2008



January 15, 2008

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over...

SGT. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

December 15, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 12, 2007

Never forgotten~~ Rest in peace. God bless your family.

September 16, 2007

I really dont know michael Estes at all but I have seen him in his sherriff's car a few times. even though I dont know him or ever spoke to him he will always be in my heart just because he was one of the fallen officers. I hope his family is doing well. my prayers are with his family tonight and every night.
take care.

Angela(Criminal Justice student at WWCC)
citizen of Walla Walla

August 5, 2007

I haven't spent a lot of time this year reading the memorials of the fallen officers, mainly because it saddens me that so many great men and women have fallen. It's a terrible thing that so many great lives were cut so short. As a fallen officer survivour, my heart goes out to all those that knew and loved Deputy Estes. Know that you are not alone in this journey that you walk and that Micheal will not be forgotten here in Winnipeg.

Deputy Estes, thank you for helping to make this world a safer place. If you run into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a hug for all of us down here. It's been just over four years and we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

"Forever Loving & Missing 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

July 6, 2007

Rest in Peace brother! Heart felt condolence to your family!

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside, Ca PD

May 13, 2007

God bless you Mike. Your service will never be forgotten.

Deputy Robert Breland
Asotin County Sheriff's Department

May 13, 2007

You gave the ultimate sacrafice. Watch over the rest of us as we work to make this world a safer place to live. God bless you and your family.

Deputy Mary B. Syson
King County Sheriffs Department

May 8, 2007

I just read about your tragic death in the Valley Christian School newsletter. Your death notice appears on the same page as my husband's. You were both law men, seemingly too young to die, but most importantly your faith led you both home to Our Lord Jesus Christ who knew the number of your days before you were born! God bless you and your family.

Christine Bowers, widow of WSP 868
Washington State Patrol

May 1, 2007

Deputy Estes,

I was attending the Federal Police Academy when I was informed of the news of your passing. Although I never knew you, when one of us goes, a part of us all goes with it. You will be missed and may you rest in peace. God bless.

Officer Brandon Needham
Veterans Affairs Police Department Walla Walla, Wa.

April 19, 2007

Mike, I will never forget the valuable advice you were so willing to offer those of us in class #593. Although we were not in the same Academy class we all understood the bond we were forever forging as officers, but we all realized how far we were from our homes and families. Your brilliant personality and tireless generosity was a glowing symbol or your unselfish sense of service and leadership. I will never forget your graduation day. As you said goodbye to me, wishing me well you did not offer the standard handshake you offered a proud embrace. Maybe it was a personal bond we had forged throughout our time at the academy, maybe it was the special bond between you ,I and Miranda along with the rest of the "East Side guys". Whatever it was it was one I truely felt. You were, are and will forever be my brother. May your heart and sould rest in the confines of the lords golden precinct as I know you will forever stand watch. God bless you Estes.

Ofc. Anthony Joseph Russell
Mabton Police Department.

Patrolman-Ofc. Anthony Joseph Russell
Mabton Police Department-Class #593

April 15, 2007

SSG/Deputy Estes,
You've passed almost two months ago and perhaps it's taken me this long to figure out how to say goodbye to you. You were my trusted, go-to Non-Commissioned Officer and you were my brother in law enforcement.

You made my job as a Commander so much easier. Your little wink and half smile told me that you would get things done and you always did. I never had to question your words, I never had to check up on you, you did your job and you did it well. You were the epitomy of the Army Values and the NCO creed. I was truly blessed to have you has my squad leader.

As a fellow law enforcement person you helped me learn a great deal. Your stories, experiences and sense of humor always made you fun to listen to. People not in law enforcement have no idea what it's like to have thousands of brothers and sisters, they have no idea that each loss is as personal as if we were right there with them. When our family lost you we lost an outstanding, dedicated and proud man. We lost a man who loved his job, loved his family, loved his country and loved his soldiers.

I drive past the spot of your accident regularly and I see the flags that reside there and I always touch a hand to my heart. White crosses are beautiful but the United States Flag suites you better. Please know that when I touch my heart it is a little message to you that you were/are so loved and missed.

You did your duty, you did it well. Please watch over us and touch us with your lights. We will pick up the slack and keep doing what we do, but now we do it a little for you.

God Bless You My Brother, My Soldier. Rest Now As You Watch Over Us, You Did Your Job, We Will Take It From Here!

1LT/Federal Law Enforcement Officer
Commander/Walla Walla VA Police Dpt

April 3, 2007


I'm glad I got to know you. I know you'll Keep watching out for us all. Peace!

Deputy Sheriff W Phillips
Clark County SO

March 25, 2007

Deputy Estes,

Although I don’t know you personally, when I heard the news that a Walla Walla County Deputy Sheriff was killed in the line of duty my heart just stopped.

I hope you know that you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace-- my fellow law enforcement brother.

Officer Frank Koutelieris
Washougal, (WA) Police Department

March 15, 2007


Though I only brushed shoulders with you during our time at the academy, your smile and laugh will never be forgotten.

Fight the good fight, brother.

Officer KB

March 7, 2007

D.S. - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time..please watch over them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue..YOU ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

mi state police recruit

March 1, 2007

Although I did not know Deputy Estes personally, I had the chance to meet his family at the Kadlec ICU where he was being treated. Mike's family was very strong through this entire ordeal. While at Deputy Estes funeral in Spokane, I learned just how much this man served his country. Mike died trying to protect the citizens of his community. His service and tireless devotion to his job will always be in my mind.

Officer Jarin Whitby
Richland Police Department

February 28, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Estes,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Walla Walla County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



February 26, 2007

Fight the good fight, finish the race. See you upstairs Mike.

Chin, 591
Seattle PD

February 26, 2007

I find it so terribly hard to say goodbye, my friend. I will miss your laugh, your sense of humor and the time we got to spend together while on patrol. I feel truly blessed to have gotten to know you, and most certainly am a better person for it. Your sense of duty and honor to this country and the citizens of Walla Walla County is immeasurable. After meeting your family during this tragic time, I now realize how you became such a caring and loving person to everyone in your life. Rest in peace my brother, I will never forget you.

Deputy Michael Good
Walla Walla Sheriff's Office

February 25, 2007

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