Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and department. Rest in peace.

Blaine Sector, Washington
United States Border Patrol

February 23, 2007

SSG Estes,
Thank you for your truely selfless service, for your honor, for your duty, your loyalty, your integrity, for your ever present sense of humor, thank you for making our unit and the world a better place. Thank you for being the guy that helped to keep my daughters world safe, and for being a real and tangable hero in her life, both as a Military Police Non-Commissioned officer, and as a Deputy County Sherriff. Thank you for looking out for all of us always.It was a pleasure and honor to serve with you brother. Until we meet again, god bless.

SSG LaCinda LeFore
1/1186 Military Police

February 22, 2007

Deputy Estes,
you died doin what you loved. you are a hero and always will be. we will say a prayer for you and your family. you are now one of god's angle's. say hello to all our fellow officer's with you in heaven. your fellow brother's and sister's wearing the badge are proud of you. you are gone but NEVER forgotten. may you rest in peace.
Deputy's from escambia county s/o FL
The Hernandez family

escambia county s/o

February 22, 2007

Mike I wish we could have had more time. It's only in talking to those who loved you so much that I learned that we had a lot in common. I would have enjoyed the chance to get to know you better than I am able to when I am just your dispatcher.
You were fast becoming one of my favorite deputies.
God Bless and rest in peace. We will miss you 102.

Kris Kerr
Walla Walla Dispatch

February 22, 2007

Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and department.

Cpl Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

February 22, 2007

Brothers and sisters, today we laid our fallen comrade to rest. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the men and women who participated and attended the very touching memorial and graveside services. It is a testament to not only the man, but that of those who wear the same shoes and walk the same beat. We are all the same on the inside no matter where we work or serve our communities.

To me, Mike is the definition of the word HERO. A hero is not merely defined by one heroic act. A hero can also be defined by the way that they live their lives and serve those around them. Mike was not only a good COP, but he was also a DEDICATED SOLDIER, and a true FRIEND. I am proud to be able to call Mike my friend. He was always there when I needed him without hesitation. Although very young in his LE career, he was always striving to better himself and would really listen when you showed him the error of his ways.

When Mike passed I wrote him this letter:


I just wanted to write you a quick note to say what a blessing it was to work/play with you. I will cherish the late night official and unofficial "training sessions" that we participated in. There were many nights when your house was the safest place to be in this area at least.

I know how important your family is to you and I/We will make this promise to you. Although your family probably did not know this, but when you entered into the world of law enforcement they gained hundreds of thousands of other children into their brood. They do not have to know our names, remember our birthdays, or buy us Christmas presents, but we will always be there for them. I/We make that vow to honor you.

I miss you terribly my friend,


Deputy Chuck Humphreys
Walla Walla Sheriffs Office

February 21, 2007

The highest of distinctions is service to others. -King George VI

Deputy Estes -- Your dedication to the good of your community will not be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Deputy Estes -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

February 21, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are will you Michael and your family.

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

February 21, 2007

I only met Mike once during a night shift roadside. After we went our separate ways, I thought to myself what a humble, geniune, friendly person Mike was. I was hoping he would be assigned closer to my patrol area so I could work with him more and get to know him. His passing saddened me immensely. My sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and co-workers. May you rest in peace brother.

Officer Tony Fernandes
College Place Police Department

February 21, 2007

A hero lost, a guardian angel for many gained. As a fellow officer and past long-time WW Valley resident, I appreciate your service and sacrifice.
Godspeed, Deputy Estes

Officer D. Arand
Port Angeles Police Department

February 20, 2007

Goodbye Mikey & Thanks. Thanks for your sacrifice. Thanks for ALL of your years of service to your family, friends, co-workers, & fellow citizens. And most of all, thanks for being you. Whether it was standing up for the little guy (& few could stand up as tall & imposing as you!) or just being a gentle man with a heart of gold when few others had the time or inclination to care, Thanks. Thanks for seeing beyond the facades & masks, into the hearts of those of us you served, whether we appreciated it or not. And thanks too for lending me your car on those weekends when I really needed to "escape".

And finally, to Mike's family; Thanks for giving your son, brother, & uncle to us for all these years of varied service - even when we weren't grateful!

Goodnight Mike, Godspeed, & we'll see you in the morning!

civilian Mark Boody
former college classmate of Mike's

February 20, 2007

My condolences to the family, friends and the Walla Walla SO family on their loss.

Rest in peace.

Andrew W. Sawyer Retired
Franklin County SO, Washington

February 20, 2007

On behalf of the City of Kent Police Department we would like to thank Deputy Estes for his service to our state and to our profession. You will be missed. And to the family we offer our prayers during this time of need. Some of our newer officers new Michael from the academy and had only great things to say about him. Rest in peace brother.

Sgt John P. Cagle
Kent Police Department- Kent, Wa

February 20, 2007

Rest in peace brother.


February 20, 2007

My condolences to the family, friends and the Walla Walla SO family on their loss. Those of us in law enforcement know all too well of losses in the ranks. Deputy Estes gave his life in the service to his community and will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Sgt. Bill Bonar (Ret)
King County SO

February 20, 2007

Rest in Peace Sir......

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

February 20, 2007

Thank you for your service. You will be remembered always.
wife of a leo

February 20, 2007

I am saddened to read that another fellow brother in law enforcement has passed. Rest easy. I will prey for those who loved you and knew you best.

Off. D. Hanes
Oklahoma City Police Dept.

February 20, 2007

The Evergreen State College Police Department wishes to express its deepest condolence to the family of Deputy Estes and the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Department.

The Evergreen State College Police Department

February 19, 2007

Job well done Deputy Estes. Your Community Thanks You. Good Bye Brother.

Prayers to the Estes family and the Walla Walla County Sheriffs Department.

Traffic Officer Scott Parker
Covington Texas Police Department/Traffic Division

February 19, 2007

Rest in peace brother, the watch is now ours

PO II Routon/Telco II Routon
Norfolk Va Pd

February 19, 2007

Rest easy Brother, we will take it from here.......

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. PD

February 19, 2007



February 19, 2007

May God comfort your family and friends.

Ofc Minardi
New Haven Pd, Ct

February 19, 2007

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Estes and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Deputy Estes has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family and friends of Deputy Estes, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Deputy Estes is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

SA Thomas Doyle
FBI New York City

February 19, 2007

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