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

As a Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, State Police veteran, and currently with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, I have lived and experienced the lost of a brother in the line of duty, what my heart and soul can say to my brothers in uniform in Virginia is, you have lost an awsome cop, human being, and a friend but our Lord in heaven has received a HERO a new member of his celestial force. My heart goes out to his family!!!

PO Hector L Guzman Rivera
US Department of Veterans Affairs Police

August 10, 2008

Hey Mike, You came from Hampton the same time I came from Norfolk .We sat in a few classes together at LETA. I wish I got to know you better, but what I remember of you was a guy that always liked to talk and was very passionate about his family and profession. Mike, you are a fellow brother and will always be missed. RIP brother and God bless and comfort your family. We will continue the watch, and to the savages that took your life ,,,,,may they fry in hell.

MPO
VBPD

August 10, 2008

Thank you for the years of service you provided to your community. May God bless your family, friends and co- workers. Most of all, may God bless you. Rest in Peace Detective Michael Smith Phillips.

Corporal Mike Presutto
Fredericksburg Police dept

August 10, 2008

Our city thanks you for your service and sacrifice. May God's blessings embrace your family for all of time.

Mother of a police officer

Patty Lehner
VB citizen and mother of a police officer

August 10, 2008

MAY OUR PRAYERS BE WITH DETECTIVE PHILLIPS' FAMILY AND THE VIRGINIA BEACH PD FOR THE LOSE OF A TRUE HERO, WHO WAS TRYING TO TAKE DRUGS OFF THE STREETS OF VIRGINIA.

GOD BLESS YOU, BROTHER IN BLUE.

DEPUTY RUTILO QUEZADA
SMITH COUNTY SHERIFF - TYLER, TX

August 10, 2008

Detective Phillips,
You are a true American Hero. It takes a lot of guts to do what you did, but you did it because someones got to do it. Your family and friends will be in my prayers. You will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace Brother, we'll take it from here.

Sgt Josh Nyce
Broward Sheriff's Office

August 10, 2008

Terri, I am so shocked. I am sadden by the lost you and your family have suffered. You will be and always were in my thoughts and prayers. Don Snyder

Don Snyder
Friend

August 10, 2008

God bless you and your family.

Detective
Cranford Police Dept (NJ)

August 10, 2008

“It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”
Norman Schwarzkopf
Peace be with you and your family

Anonymous

August 10, 2008

Rest in peace my brother. It not how this officer died that made him a hero but how he lived. God bless your family and keep them safe.

S/A G.M. Sewell
VA ABC Enforcement

August 10, 2008

Sincere condolences to the family, friends, and department of Detective Michael Smith Phillips. May he rest in eternal peace, and may God bless and keep you all.

Leo J. Kennerson #2814
RETIRED TROOPER, NYSP

August 10, 2008

Rest in Peace brother.

Officer B. Ring
Chesapeake PD

August 10, 2008

my heart is breaking for you and your family.please know your in our prayers and in our hearts. God bless you and your sons.you should be so proud of your husband.

jo saunders/mom of police officer

August 10, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Detective Michael Phillips. God Bless him for his service to the citizens of Virginia Beach. He paid the ultimate price, so others could live free and safe. You are a hero Michael, you will not be forgotten sir.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

August 10, 2008

YOU ARE A TRUE HERO, AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE..WATCH OVER US BROTHER, WE WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE.
YOUR SIS IN BLUE

PFC/DIST IV/OXON HILL
PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

August 10, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother.

Detective Castelhano
Mt. Vernon NY PD

August 10, 2008

To the family and friends of Det. Phillips,

I am sorry for your loss. Michael is a true hero. In your time of heart ache, I hope you can find comfort in knowing that although you lost a son, brother, husband, father; you now have an angel in heaven that will always be with you. "It is not how Michael died that makes him a hero, it is how he lived that makes him one". God Bless.

Mike

Lt. Mike Zarella
Mendon Fire-Rescue (MA)

August 10, 2008

I was just in VA Beach Friday and had no idea this had happened. If I had known, I would have taken the time to talk to an Officer and say how very sorry we are for their loss. Rest in peace Det. Phillips.

Shawnee Ryan
wife of LEO

August 10, 2008

rest in peace brother. we have the watch from here.

Detective
charlottesville, va PD

August 10, 2008

Brother Phillips, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your loving family and the Virginia Beach Police Department. Thank you for your service to the Commonwealth. We will never forget you Brother!

Patrolman
Chesterfield County, VA Police Dept

August 10, 2008

Thank you for your years of service to your department and loyalty to the citizens of VA Beach. You will be missed, but never forgotten. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.

Anonymous
NPD

August 10, 2008

My thoughts and prayers to you and the family. I know you are at peace, but you will always be remembered.

Rest in Peace My Brother; May St. Michael welcome you in his arms and bring love and protection to your family.

Ken

Ken O'Neill PO II
Norfolk PD/Federal Agent

August 10, 2008

Job well done. Rest in Peace Hero!

Sgt. R. Gregson
BART Police Department, CA.

August 9, 2008

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B.Grajek

August 9, 2008

Oh God. As a wife of a UC that does buy-bust all the time, my heart stopped for a brief second as I read about your murder. There is never a time that we take you for granted. Virginia Beach is a favorite vacation spot for us. Your sacrifice will be honored every time we visit. You will never be forgotten. The thin blue line. My heart aches for your family and friends who love you. Rest in peace and thank you for your service.

a wife

August 9, 2008

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