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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

To Detective Michael Smith Phillips, his family and his fellow officers with the Virginia Beach Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Det. Phillips’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Det. Phillips and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

August 7, 2009

Thinking of you today on the anniversary of your death. May you always rest in peace.

Maria Jaskowiak
VBPD wife

August 6, 2009

I'm thinking of you today on your 38th birthday as I do everyday. I miss you more than you'll ever know. Hugs & Kisses


June 17, 2009

Just wanted to say that I was thinking about you today. Watch over us and keep us all safe.


June 10, 2009

Thank you Mikey for watching over the officer in Chesapeake who was shot yesterday. I know he is alive and recovering today because of you. God bless you. We love you and miss you...

Maria Jaskowiak
VBPD wife

June 2, 2009

It is because of men and women like you, past and present, that I entered law enforcement. You gave your life while trying to make this city, this state, and this nation a better place. Rest in peace and God bless.

Deputy Nicholas Fisher
Virginia Beach Sheriffs Office

April 28, 2009

Thinking about you tonight at work. Keep watch over us and keep us safe. We miss you.


April 21, 2009

Thinking about you tonight. Please keep watch over all your fellow officers! Your boys and wife are in my prayers!


An Officer's Wife

April 17, 2009

Rest in Peace brother...

Former VBPD

April 4, 2009

There isn't a day that I wake up that I don't think of you. Sometimes to remember how you tormented me when we were kids and others to reflect on the old man you won't become. The other day I was feeling particularly low, and it was hard to face the rest of the day. I dozed off and in the dream I saw you looking at me from the other side of a wall. I wasn't sure what to make of the image in my dream, but when I woke up, I felt a sense of warmth and an overwhelming feeling of healing. I know you were there and giving me strength to go forward. Thanks for keeping watch. We may not have always gotten along, as most sisters and brothers don't, but I always knew you had my back. Thanks for helping me keep the faith.

Terri Zobel

March 29, 2009

Mike, I only met you briefly but right away I knew you were a proud father, a dedicated husband and a honorable police officer. It was my true pleasure helping you out. I pray for your family to be safe.

Ray N

March 25, 2009

Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you today as I do everyday. I miss you.


March 4, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


February 28, 2009


Saw the news yesterday. The two that took you away from us were indicted on capital murder charges. We are ways away from the trial but its a step forward. When we heard it, we were grateful that the process of ruining their lives has begun as they deserve. But it also opened healing wounds; wounds that will never heal completely. We all carry you in our hearts and minds and I know you are watching over Jamie and all of our friends. I tell Jamie we need to go to your gravesite and he says nothing, but his face says it all. It is still so hard for him to talk about you. He says he misses you though and you were such a good friend to him. Just wanted you to know we still think of you all the time as well as your family. Im sure the holidays were so hard for them. Went by your memorial the other day, there are still people and officers who stop by there, as there were the day i was there. Well, keep watch over us please and we will see you again one day. Rest in peace brother...God Bless You

Maria Jaskowiak
VBPD wife

January 17, 2009

The dirtbags took one more step towards prison today, Mikey. We all miss you very much.



January 16, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Christmas just wasn't the same this year but the boys did real well. Terri got lots of support from your Department and a lot of others. Your Unit is the best!!! We all miss you so much and think about you every day. I always signed off when talking to you by saying "Stay safe" -- and now I know you are. We love you.

Bev. Phillips

January 1, 2009

Merry Christmas, Mike.


December 25, 2008

It has taken me so long to even get the nerve up to do this. I guess I am still waiting for someone to tell me that he is okay or waiting for my cell phone to ring and hearing his voice call me "Spankie". I know that he is now alright in Heaven watching over all his brothers & sisters in blue. What can I say? Mike was not only my partner on the job but a great friend. We shared our families whether it was quick in and out Thanksgiving Dinner while on shift, Christmas Eve building his kids toys, or weekends at the lake drinking beer and having fun. Our friendships were and still are very strong. I was able to be in the delivery room for his youngest son, birth. A very private moment in a couple's lives and he & his wife wanted me there. It is not fair that a good person's life was taken at such an early age. I do believe that it does take a certain type of person to do the job we chose and Mike you died with dignity and pride doing what you loved best. I am going to miss you "Skippy" but I will never forget you. Some day we will meet up again.

MPO Sandie Youngs
Hampton Police Division/partner & friend

December 17, 2008

I never knew you personally but we did have a friend in common, your FTO at Hampton PD Greg Williams. The one thing he told me about you that has stuck in my mind is that you were one of those guys who just did everything right as a Police Officer. Though I never knew you I like to think that in some small measure I carry on a little bit of your ethic every day or night I hit the street. When I'm faced with any situation now I think in the back of my mind "what would Mike Phillips do, that HERO that Greg said did everything right as a cop?". My heart goes out to your family and I hope they can rest a little bit easier knowing that there are officers out there carrying on your legacy and trying to "just right" like you were.

Patrol Deputy Michael Maggio
Greensville County Sheriff's Office, Va.

November 21, 2008

I really miss my uncle he was a great man. he was a very strong person. if you're reading this please help my aunt and her two little boys(my cousins) she needs her husband and they need their father. if i EVER get my hands on those two men that shot him they'd better runn. well anyways if you could help them in anyway possible they would REALLY appreciate it. thank you:)

- Mikayla Elaine Raimo<3


November 4, 2008

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Detective Phillips and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Detective Phillips for your dedicated service to the people of Virginia and the United States.

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

October 18, 2008

Mike, Thank you for the beautiful skies and safe roads today during your Poker Run. We all enjoyed ourselves. Your fellow officers, dispatchers, friends and family did a wonderful job putting it together and the outpouring of support from the community was incredible. Requiem in pacem, brother.


October 12, 2008


God bless you and your family! Your in my heart and prayers. It never makes sense. Please watch over us.


M Griffin
Keene, NH PD

September 30, 2008

To those who loved Detective Phillips, my heart goes to you all. Know that you're not alone in this journey you walk. I lost my fiance in the line of duty January 2003 and my world was forever changed. It's been a long hard road, and even as time as gone forward, and I've found many reasons and ways to smile, I still have not forgotten the man that he was. Dennis was a beautiful person and he forever has a part of my heart, just as I'm sure Michael will always be a part of yours.

It takes a special person to put their lives on the line everyday to make this world a little safer for us all. I know many of these men never would've thought of themselves as "heroes" but they were in so many ways. It's sad that it they had to lose their lives for some of us to see that. Having said that, thank you Detective Phillips for helping to make this world a better place. You will not be forgotten here in Winnipeg. I know this isn't a very manly thing to do, but if you happen to run into Dennis up there, please give him a big hug for the kids and I. Dennis was a good man and we miss him more than words can say.

Wishing those who loved you brighter and better days,


"Forever Remembering 26-3"

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

September 28, 2008

I saw Terri and the boys this weekend and my heart just broke. You'd be so proud of them and I know they get their strength from you. We are working hard to ensure they are taken care of and we will always be there for them. Families are like that. We still miss you and are often sharing goofy stories about you. It's nice to laugh and I know you'd prefer it that way. I hope you are enjoying the view from above and I am sure you have made many new friends. Just give them time to speak, also, will ya!?! Oh yes, and the AC is working like a charm. Take care, Mike. Watch over us and we will be seeing you.


September 24, 2008

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