Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Michael Triplett

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, November 29, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Michael Triplett

Triplett or 'TRIP' was the very definition of Dependable. Always a pleasure to work with and would always be there when you needed help. Miss you, Sir. R.I.P.

Deputy Tony Maxwell
Washington County Sheriff's Office

March 27, 2024

Just thinking about you lately...especially when someone else calls me king louie. Miss you my friend.

Jason "kinglouie" Louis
Former coworker

March 20, 2016

Miss you tripp!

Joshua Hall

October 1, 2013

Never forget

Deputy Matt Ballew
Ste. Genevieve County, MO, Sheriff's Office

July 9, 2012

Just stopping by to say hello and that I miss you.

See you on the flip side, brother.

Deputy Matt Ballew
Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri Sheriff's Office

November 24, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you. Bot the pain and the pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 29, 2009

still miss you and remember your service. We miss you around MAC

Fellow Officer

January 2, 2009

Your service to your community will never be forgotten. Thank You for caring and for making a difference in so many lives!!

Det. Kris Rogers
Festus Police Dept.

December 4, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends at the end of the first year of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

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

December 1, 2008

To Mike's Family & Friends
It has been almost 9 months since we lost Mike. My thoughts and prayers are still and will always be with you.
I miss Mike so much, he was a true friend.

While in the academy together we were asked to come up with an Ethics Pledge. Mike put this together

"We stand here today upon a threshold
We have a code we freely honor
We strive through professionalism and pride to honor
those that came before us
We the warriors of class 69
stand at the ready upon a thin blue line.

No matter what Mike did he gave his all. He truly touched our lives.

I miss you Mike.

Love and prayers Jimmie "G" & Carolyn

Jimmie "G"

August 24, 2008

Michael Triplett was my best friend. He was always happy and full of life. Ill miss his joks and the good times we had. Ill miss you!

Kati Bell

May 15, 2008

It has been almost 6 months now since we lost Mike, and the loss is still palpable. As Mike's Chief, director of his academy, and his friend, I had the privilege of knowing first hand what a special person and remarkable police officer Mike was. Mike was initially a campus security officer, but when he graduated he was immediately employed by the Washington County Sheriff's Department. When the opportunity came to return to Mineral Area College as a Campus Police Officer, Mike came back home. Mike was the kind of officer that knew the value of community policing on a personal level, and Mike brought his special talents into this department, resulting in service improvement for anyone who was around him.
It is rare in life where someone's personal attributes fit perfectly with the vocation they chose to be their life's work, but in Mike's case he was the perfect fit for police work and Mineral Area College.
Mike will be missed not just for who he was, nor just for the job he did. Mike will be missed most for the way he made others feel about themselves. For me, I will always miss Mike for the way his attitude and outlook on life reminded me to be the best person I can.
Rest easy my friend, with those hallowed few we honor in our hearts. You have earned it with a job well done and a duty fulfilled.

Mark S. Potratz, Director of MACDPS
Mineral Area College Dept. of Public Safety

May 13, 2008

It seems like yesterday, that we were having the volleyball tournement at school. And I locked my keys in my apartment on move in day. I miss you! We always had good times in the clubhouse at school. You always made me smile thank you for all you did! we all miss and love you!

Danielle Boehm
MAC student/ Reynolds Co. Ambulance

March 20, 2008

Mike it seems like yesterday we were in the academy together. I can remember you running and passing all the younger cadets in P.T. class. As one of the older guys in the class this made me feel good to see that "us" older dogs can still keep up with the young ones. I miss you Mike or A.K.A. Granpa. R.I.P. God bless your family and friends.


February 24, 2008

Mike you were a great teacher and friend and its still hard to say that you are not with us anymore. You were a good friend and a fine officer and im glad your patroling the streets of heaven and keeping them safe.

Rest in peace brother your watch is over


February 11, 2008

Rest in peace, Mike.

Deputy Aaron Peifer
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

January 2, 2008

Deputy Triplett

You have made the ulitimate sacrifice! You are a true hero and now you patrol the streets of heaven above. The Lord will take care of your family and friends. May your soul Rest in Peace.

Douglas W. Bennett
Juvenile Probation Officer Ky Dept of Juvenile Justice

January 1, 2008

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 man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Deputy Triplett. 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 Michael, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him 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 Michael's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Michael's life was about so much more than the way he died. Michael will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Triplett, 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)

January 1, 2008

You top me alot about honor and loyalty. I looked up to you as a man and a police officer. I have alot of things on my mind that i wish i could of told you. I thank you for all the great times we had as friends and i will never forget you as long as i live.

Officer McKinney
Leadington Close Friend

December 31, 2007

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

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

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

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

December 24, 2007

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Triplett 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 Triplett has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Triplett, 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 Triplett 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.

For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know.

TPD/Special Agent
FBI New York City

December 23, 2007

My prayer for Deputy Triplett's family is that they would find both comfort and strength during this difficult hour. I pray the same for his fellow Deputys and co-workers at the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

White County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

December 18, 2007


The Policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't..... I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."


December 15, 2007

Rest in piece brother, and God bless the family and the members of his office.

Sgt Trevor Howell
Walton County Sheriffs Dept Florida

December 13, 2007

You were a great friend. Rest in peace.

Spc. Andrew Webb
U.S. Army Military Police

December 13, 2007

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