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

Rest peacefully Mikey, we got it from here....


August 13, 2008

I and the other rangers thank you for your service and extend our deepest sympathy to your family and department brothers and sisters.

NPS Ranger Steve Mazur
Grand Canyon National Park

August 13, 2008

I do not know you nor have I ever met you.
But your passing brought you into my life.
Thank You for being who you are.
I will pray for your faimly that God will help them through this very painful time.
I shall also pray for your brothers and sisters in the Police force.
Detective Phillips Thank You.May God be with you through your journey.


August 12, 2008

From all of your Brothers and Sisters in Blue and Gray, your family and co-workers will be kept in our thoughts and our prayers. May the Lord be with them at this time, with you at his side to keep a watchful eye on those of us left to stand the line. Thank you for your service to Virginia Beach and the Commonwealth, you will never be forgotten, rest easy brother, we have the watch from here.

Trooper P. H. Phalen
Virginia State Police

August 12, 2008

What a tragic loss! May our Lord watch over your family and friends during this horrible time. I pray that our Savior takes you into his loving arms. Rest now my friend, you've earned it. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Pennsylvania State Police

August 12, 2008



August 12, 2008

As I watched your sons today at the funeral, I choked back tears seeing what a wonderful father you were to your children and how proud of them you would be. Rest in peace brother. The good are gone too soon.


August 12, 2008



August 12, 2008

Words cannot begin to express how (I and we) all felt Friday morning to awake to the news that another brother and friend had been taken from us. To hear it was you was yet a bigger blow. Aside from partners one encounters on the department while working in a specialty unit, your squad is a close second in relationship building. I only worked with you on one shift for six months, but as most on the department, you worked your way into our lives, literally! You were always a dependable friend who one could count on for non-police needs; sometimes just as a phone call for "tech support" on a plumbing issue. My children played in our yard with your little helpers while you did service calls, never leaving anyone "out in the cold or flooded". You were a great Dad who lived for your kids and tried to make a better life for them (coach!). I really don't know where you found the time, but soon it will be my turn with my own. You will never be forgotten. Your dedication will be missed.


Master Police Officer David Vanderwerf

August 12, 2008

You are in my prayers.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

August 12, 2008

Brother Mike,
Thanks for your years of loyal service. You and your family will be in our prayers.
Rest In peace, Brother.


August 12, 2008

Detective Phillips was truly an example of the best America has to offer--we are sending our heart felt sorrow to his dear wife and sons.

Bob and Pat Rivenbark
Va. Beach residents

August 12, 2008

Things like these are never planned but unfotunately it's part of life. May GOD bless you in this time of need. My heart goes out to the entire Phillips family. We are all brothers in law and we will all get thru this together. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.Gone but never forgotten.


Master Deputy II E.P. O'Neal
Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office

August 12, 2008

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

But, Lord, ‘tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh trump of the angel! Oh voice of the Lord!
Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of my soul!

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

Thank you for your service and for your giving heart. We all remember what you did for Val, and what you did for countless others in need. You will forever be remembered not for how you died, but for how you lived. God Bless you and your family.

Rebecca Franklin
Communications Officer Va Beach

August 12, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice, you are a true hero for us all to look up too. God bless your family, you will never be forgotten


August 12, 2008

Thank You for your dedication and ultimate sacrifice.
I will pray for your family during this time.

Officer S.Mason 2469
Columbus Ohio Division of Police

August 12, 2008



August 12, 2008

Det. Phillips,

Rest in peace brother. All mourn your loss and also know that we are so proud of you. You gave the ultimate sacrafice for what you believed in. You will never be forgotten. God Bless you.


August 12, 2008

Narcotics is a tough and demanding assignment, working to nab the worst of the worst. As a result, it is so terribly tragic when another hero falls to the hands of a drug dealer. My prayers and best wishes go out to the family and friends of Michael Phillips. He will be remembered for his dedication and bravery.

Andrew / Narcotics Detective
Baltimore City Police, Maryland

August 12, 2008

My sincere condolences to the family, co-workers and friends of Detective Michael Phillips. Two of my co-workers worked closely with you in Hampton, VA. May God grant peace to you and your loved ones. Rest easy Sir... we have the watch.

Sgt. Brian Luthart
Huntersville PD, NC

August 12, 2008

Thank you, Detective Phillips, for standing in harm's way as you defended those who were defenseless, cared for those who were forgotten and eased the burden of your brothers and sisters wherever possible. Michael, you can rest now in the arms of the Lord, knowing that you were a force of good on this earth and that your spirit lives on through the lives of those blessed to have known you.

Chief Danny T. McCoy
Roanoke Regional Airport

August 12, 2008

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Detective Michael Phillips, and the Virginia Beach P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Detective Phillips, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

August 12, 2008

You can now watch over the rest of us down here still fighting this crazy fight, you rest in peace brother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your brothers and sisters of the Virginia Beach Police Dept.


August 12, 2008

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Detective Phillips. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your Family.
You will never be forgotten. God speed and God bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

VIPS Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

August 12, 2008

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Detective Smith at this terrible time. May you find some measure of peace in knowing that your hero will never be forgotten!

Jennifer Mayo, sister of
Deputy Hilery A. Mayo Jr. STPSO La. E.O.W 6/9/07

August 11, 2008

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