Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Wildlife Officer Michelle A. Lawless

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, October 27, 2007

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Wildlife Officer Michelle A. Lawless

Officer Lawless. As a Florida native I sincerely thank you for a job well done. Because of your commitment and endless efforts, my children will enjoy the same wildlife I have my entire life. You may rest easy now. Your watch has ended and you have done us proud. The entire state of Florida mourns your tragic loss. Thank You!

Sergeant Jay Rodriguez
Fort Myers Police Department

November 4, 2007

Rest in Peace,Sister.Thank you for your service to the citizens of Flordia. To all the officers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Department,please accept my condolences.

Sgt.BR Sexton
Okla.Dept.of Corrections

November 4, 2007

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the woman they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Lawless. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Michelle, she sounds like she was a great woman with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew her in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Michelle's life and the WOMAN that she was. Remember that Michelle's life was about so much more than the way she died. Michelle will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember her.

Officer Lawless, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

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

November 2, 2007


Sister, I thank you for your service and dedication to the beautiful state that I call home. You have given all. Rest in peace. To your brothers and sisters at FWC I am sorry for your loss. I know Michelle will be honored and I praise you for your resilience in carrying on the in duties that all of you hold so dear. God bless you all.

Agent Keith Viti
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

November 2, 2007

This is such a tragic accident. I pray for her family and all that loved her that they will some how find strength and peace during these difficult days.

White County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

November 2, 2007

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

Officer Lawless -- Your dedication to the good of your community will not be forgotten.

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

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

November 2, 2007

May God bless each and every person that you touched while you were here. I will personally say a prayer for each and every one of them tonight. Rest easy friend, we have the watch from here.

Ross County Ohio Deputy Sheriff

November 2, 2007

To the family and friends of Wildlife Officer Michelle A. Lawless,
Please know that many lives are touched by people like your Michelle...She is a member of a group of special people who are willing to give unselfishly of themselves, for the safety and security of others. Her sacrifice will never be forgotten.
To Michelle,
Even though many of us here did not know you, in our hearts we feel that we do know you. Walk the beat on heaven's streets and continue to watch over those who live and breathe as you did.
God Bless and God Speed!

wife and mom of a LEO
Lake County Florida

November 1, 2007

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

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

November 1, 2007

I just wanted your family to know that I had the pleasure of knowing you. I worked with Michelle out in West Broward where I am assigned. I met Michelle while working an operation off of US27 and SW 26th Street. Michelle and I would sit and talk for hours. Michelle and I share a love for animals. She was very passionate about her job, she even tried to recruit me. It is an absolute tragic that Michelle's life ended so soon. Michelle will be missed. All of your friends in Weston will truely miss you. Rest in peace Michelle, watch over all who wear a badge. You will never be forgotten.

Deputy Kristen May
Broward Sheriff's Office

November 1, 2007

God bless you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in peace sister, we have it from here.

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD

November 1, 2007

To all that have given support and kind words to my sister I thankyou. I wish all could have known her, she was the most centered and grounded person I have known. She could bring a smile to anyone and find the beauty in everything. If she had to be taken please all know that this was her love and passion to protect our resources. She was most at home when she was outside in the beauty and peace of nature. I will miss our talks michelle love always april

april lawless

November 1, 2007

Ma'am U've done a grt job...u'll be our inspiration, may ur soul rest in peace.

wildlife and nature lover

November 1, 2007

Rest in peace sister and thank you for your service.

nc game warden

October 31, 2007

Officer Lawless,
We will never understand such a senseless loss. You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy !!

Dep. Paul Sperandeo, Ofc. Amy sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept. La

October 31, 2007

Bless your heart and soul Michelle. I hope you see my husband in heaven. I also lost my husband this year to an ATV accident while he was on duty for the Ripon, California Police Department. It also flipped on top of him. And to Michelle's family, my heart goes out to you. It is so painful to loose someone without warning, without saying goodbye. There will be such a huge hole in your life that will remain empty. I would hope and pray that you will find comfort in our Heavenly Father. I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with all of Michelle's survivors in their sorrow, mourning and grief.

Chris Winget Wife of Fallen Officer
Robert Winget EOW 4-10-07

October 31, 2007

You will be sorely missed. You were a great friend, a great officer, and an inspiration to all. I am honored to have known you. RIP 551, you are finally 10-42. Just please try to watch over the rest of us left here.

Officer and Friend

October 31, 2007

To our sister at the FWC who shared in our fraternity of bravery, loyalty, integrity, and honor, please rest in peace. You made the ultimate sacrafice and served well. Down here, your tour is over- we got it from here and will honor what you represented everyday, knowing that you are watching out for us from above.

To your family, friends and brothers and sisters at the FWC, I am sorry for your loss and pray for you.

S-9 Pembroke Pines PD


October 31, 2007

Our prayers are with your family and friends during this sad time.. God Bless you all..

Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

October 31, 2007

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Officer Lawless, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Wife of a CSPD Officer

October 31, 2007

God Bless you! Thank you for doing what so few are willing to do, sacrifice your life so that others may have a better life. You will not be forgotten.

Jeff Hubert

October 31, 2007

Rest In Peace Sister. Your family and friends are in my prayers.

Officer Dwight Rackley
Louisville Metro PD, Louisville, KY

October 31, 2007

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Wildlife Officer Michelle Lawless as well as to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Rest in peace Officer Lawless, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch, CTO
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda Fl

October 31, 2007

Officer Lawless, your dedication and spirit shall live on in your brothers and sisters of FWC and your ultimate sacrifice shall never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Duty Officer Kelie Matthews
Florida Highway Patrol Jacksonville

October 31, 2007

The wound will heal with time, but the scar remains forever so she is never forgotten.

Amanda Inzer
Wife of Deputy Alan Inzer EOW 01/25/07

October 30, 2007

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.