Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Public Safety Officer Mason James Samborski

Oak Park Department of Public Safety, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, December 28, 2008

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Reflections for Public Safety Officer Mason James Samborski

Rest in peace Brother. We got it from here.


December 31, 2008

Rest in peace...sir, our thought's are with you family.


December 31, 2008

Rest in peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Detective Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

December 31, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother and thank you for watching over all of us.

CEO Carl Williams
Lincoln Park PD

December 31, 2008

Rest easy, brother.

Deputy Brian Quinn
Monroe County Sheriff's Office (MI)

December 31, 2008

Ofc Samborski, You made the ultimate sacrifice and we as a State and a nation will never forget that. We will pray for your family, friends and department during this trying time. Gods speed brother in blue!

Sterling Heights, PD

December 31, 2008

My heart is heavy for you and child. May all Mason's fellow officers and your family help you's through this difficult time. Tears for you and your child fall from many who never had the chance to meet Mason, but from what my son has told me he was a wonderful person and very proud of being an husband, father and officer. Take some comfort in knowing he is watching over you and your child from heaven. My sincere condolences to you, your child and family.

Barb Herford
Mom of fellow officer/brother

Barb Herford
Mom of Officer Bruce Oak Park

December 31, 2008

Officer Samborski,

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

December 31, 2008

Rest in Peace my brother, you have paid the ultimate sacrifice. May the perosn who took your life pay dearly. May your fellow brothers inflict some street justice upon him.


December 31, 2008

God Bless you and your family! Godspeed!!!

Gates Police Dept. Rochester, NY

December 31, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Alayna Wilcox
Slidell Police Department

December 31, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the members of our Blue Family. We all grieve at this senseless loss of a hero. May the love of god be with you and your family at this difficult time.

Sgt. Joe Denomy
Dallas Police Department

December 31, 2008

To Officer Samborski’s family,

Please accept my condolences in the wake of your tragedy. Another young life has been taken too soon. Officer Samborski did not give his life; it was brutally and senselessly taken from him. Life is not fair, and I thank God everyday for our Police Officers who try to level the playing field of good vs. evil by putting their life on the line daily to protect and serve.

There is so much to say to the family, friends and co-workers of Mason that it could not possibly be written in one reflection. You will go through so many different emotions at so many times throughout your lives after your loved one was taken from you. Grief, fear, anger, and loneliness are just the beginning of what you will endure. The most important thing everyone can do for each other is to be there for each other, and to be especially supportive of his wife and child. Not just now when emotions run high, but for the months and years ahead when they will still need you. Mason's family will want to believe in something, and right now, your words are what they are hanging on to. So keep promises made to his family as they will need to know that you care, that you remember. Speak of Mason often, especially to his child, as these will be the ‘memories’ you help create for her that will last a lifetime.

Godspeed Mason, your brothers and sisters in blue await you with open arms in the Heavens above.

Diane Bawcum, Mother-in-law of
Officer Mark Anthony Sawyers EOW 6-5-04

December 31, 2008

Officer Samborski thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. You are a hero. God bless you, your loved ones, and the Oak Park Police Department. May the Lord grant your loved ones the strength to endure during this difficult time. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

December 31, 2008

God speed Mason. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten and your dedication will be remembered forever. Sincerely Ofc Ryan Leach.

Ofc Ryan Leach
Grand Blanc Township Police Department

December 31, 2008

Rest in Peace Officer Samborski. You will be missed but never forgotten...

Sergeant Chris DiToro

December 31, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to This Officer, as well as the Family, Friends, Department and Community.

This is a loss that will never be forgotten. Hours will turn into days, days turn into weeks, weeks into months and months into years but, the difference that these officers have made will last forever.

PSO Todd Borowski
Auburn Hills PD

December 31, 2008

Take care or us up there brother.....Thank you for your courage and honor! We will take care of your family....

Officer Sokolove
Holland Police Department

December 31, 2008

Rest in Peace brother.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Ofc. Samborski's wife, daughter, family, friends, and fellow officers.

It is a tragedy that such a fine young officer, husband, and father has been taken from us. I pray for everyone at Oak Park PD.

Ofc. Samborski please watch over all the Officers in this state and nation that will continue your watch.

Gone but never forgotten

Heroes live forever brother

I look forward to meeting you and joining my good friend Ofc. Robert Kozminski EOW 7-8-07 on heaven's beat.

Grand Rapids PD

December 31, 2008

May God's grace sustain you, May His arms hold you during this very sad time. My deepest sympathy to each of you who knew, loved and worked with Officer Samborski. My prayers are with you.
Officer Samborski, Thank you for your service to your country, you will be missed but never forgotten, as our Hero's live forever in our hearts.

summit county


December 31, 2008

rest in peace


December 31, 2008



December 31, 2008

Rest in peace brother, please know that you will be missed but never forgotten.

Deputy L Mullins
Oakland County Sheriffs Office

December 31, 2008

From everything that I've read about you, I am sorry that I never had the chance to meet you. Thank you for your service- we've got the watch...

Cumberland County, PA

December 30, 2008

My heart goes out to your family during this very difficult time, we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for the time served, for making the ultimate sacrifice and God Bless the men and women who protect us everyday. Mason, may you rest in peace.


December 30, 2008

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