Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Michael Smith Phillips

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, August 7, 2008

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Reflections for Detective Michael Smith Phillips

Skippy, thinking of you alot recently. Today is the first day of police memorial week, I was asked about my badge drape and the Medal of Valor Pin (yours) I wear on my uniform. Please continue to watch over C squad still on the job.

Miss you brother

Officer 589 HPD
C Squad HPD

May 10, 2021

Jesus Christ, during His earthly ministry, proclaimed, “No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Ministering to Law Enforcement Nationwide
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 3, 2021

Rest easy in heaven

Mark Mottola

August 7, 2020

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 7, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Phillips.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 23, 2019

Christmas is fast approaching. My favorite time of year for you. I miss buying your "unusual" gifts. You would be so proud of the boys. Bay is now firefighter and Bristol is getting ready to graduate. Your presence was definitely felt at his academy graduation and at your memorial. Your brothers in blue are truly amazing. Keep sending those pennies down. Love you now and forever.


December 2, 2018

Mikey! It was such an awesome honor to be at your memorial tonight. Terri and the boys continue to carry out your good name. The life of your legacy shined so brightly. Requiem in pacem, brother.


August 7, 2018


I was in DC this past weekend and I stopped to check on your spot at the memorial and as you probably saw, cleaned up a few leaves that had fallen around your panel. I can't believe it's coming up on ten years since you were taken from everyone. You're never forgotten, brother.

Jason Mills
Wayne County Probation Dept. (formerly Hampton PD)

June 26, 2018

Mike--Got a request today to send business cards to a son of a fallen officer. I immediately got out your cards and will send one on. How can I not do this when so many helped your sons nine years ago. It was always the small things that meant so much. Still seems like yesterday. Always in my thoughts. Love you to the moon and back

Bev. Phillips

October 7, 2017

Mike--We had our ninth reunion on Monday where we gather annually to remember you. I will forever remember a great friend and officer.
Your wife and sons continue to do you proud.

Retired Sgt Michael Canny
Hampton Police Division

August 10, 2017

Continue to Rest in Peace ~ Peace Officer

Retired MD Brewer

August 8, 2017

Thinking of you yet again today Mikey! I don't know what it is, but every time I pull out this lawn mower and start mowing, I have flashbacks of you on that shitty night and I'm still yelling at you to fight! I know you did buddy! Every time I mow this lawn... Not to mention the countless other times throughout the day and week... We miss the hell out of you man. Your wife and kids are awesome! You have one the strongest families that I've ever met. I know you are proud of them. I'm sorry I don't get to see more of them and help them out more. But they are strong and rarely ask for anything. I'll keep mowing and thinking if you man. Rest in peace buddybuddy!


July 7, 2017

My prayers and condolences to Detective Phillips' family and loved ones. His EOW is on my son's birthday, so I will remember him always. My son was also law enforcement, MA2 Robby Miner, US Navy, 8/7/87 - 1/3/13. They are probably hanging out together in heaven. Rest in Peace.

Rob Miner
Navy Dad

August 8, 2016

Rest in Eternal are not forgotten.

N.Y.PD. Lt. Ray Flores

August 7, 2016

I miss ya brother.

Detective K.M. Stewart

July 10, 2016

Just letting you know you are missed Mikey. Watch over all who walk in law enforcement.

Retired MPO Recupero

August 30, 2015

Thinking of you, Terri and the boys. Requiem in pacem, my brother.


August 7, 2015

Had you on my mind today brother.

Lt Scott Keller
Hampton Police

June 11, 2015

Another Christmas without you but know you are keeping watch over us and all your brothers and sisters in blue. Your boys are growing into two wonderful young men. You would be so proud. Missing you. Love you to the universe and beyond.


December 16, 2014

Thinking of you, brother. I was just telling a story about you the other day to a newer officer. Keeping your legacy alive. Requiem in pacem.


August 7, 2014

Tomorrow morning I will drive up to Virginia Beach to go with our family to Murphy's. Every year on Aug. 7th, we celebrate your life. I go because there is always someone who has a story about you that I haven't heard. It makes me happy to think that there are still things to learn about you, and there are so many things I will never forget. I miss you.

Terri Zobel

August 6, 2014

Police Officers like you have made society a better place for all; your dedication to public safety and the brotherhood you fostered will not be forgotten. Your professionalism and dedication has help make your agency one of the finest police agencies in the nation.

Capt. Glenn Kresge
Delaware Health & Social Services

June 1, 2014

Tonight we honored your memory by spending time as a family at an ice cream shop. Your life has had such an impact on both of us. The love for your family and the brotherhood was evident. Thanks for keeping us safe everyday and allowing us to come home. Requiem in pacem, brother.


August 8, 2013

He was a true friend and a great father and husband. I knew Mike way before our days on Hampton PD together. He was a very young and ambitious young Airman when I first met him. Always thought he was a very intelligent and bright young man. I was very pleased and honored when he joined the ranks of Hampton PD. He is truly missed!!!

Ret. Detective/Corporal Thomas Lemaire
Hampton Police Division/USAF/Friend

August 7, 2013

Mike, I pray family, friends and comunity will surround your family with love and support. May God watch over them always and help them through their grief and struggles.

Bev your family will remain in our hearts and prayers

Maj. L. Carter
NSO Retired NPD

August 7, 2013

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