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

Godspeed to you and your family Officer Samborsky. You will be remembered for your service.

Jeffery E. Payne (former law enforcement officer)

Jeffery E. Payne (former officer)
Escambia County Sheriff's Office

December 28, 2008

God bless you and your family Officer Samborsky...keep watching over your brothers and sisters in blue / brown, we will take the watch from here...

Officer Justin W Yohe
Warren Police Dept, Warren, IN

December 28, 2008

A HERO may be gone...A HERO will never be forgotten R.I.P. May your killer rot in hell

Lake County Sheriff IL

December 28, 2008

My condolences to the officers family, friends and colleagues

North Wales

December 28, 2008

Rest in peace my brother in blue, my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Ofc. D. Lauria
Farmington Hills PD Michigan

December 28, 2008

Our deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Samborsky. God Bless him for his service to Oak Park Police Department. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept. Charlotte, NC

December 28, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F. Laser
Westminster City Police Department

December 28, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 28, 2008

RIP brother. We will keep up the good fight for you. Don't worry about your family, your family and brothers and sisters in blue will make sure they make it through these dificult times. Our departments thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Ofc. Robert Druyor
Wayne County Airport Police

December 28, 2008



December 28, 2008


We will carry the torch for you from here. Rest easy, brother, thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. Your family will not be forgotten and they will be in my prayers.

Deputy Sheriff Eric Essinger
Washington County Sheriff's Department, WI

December 28, 2008

Dear Sir,
May you rest in peace forever. I am praying for your family during this extremely difficult time. Thank you for your dedication and service to your community. Your murderer will be brought to justice and pay for what he did. Godspeed.


December 28, 2008

My deepest sympathy to Officer Samborsky's family.
May he rest in peace. God will be waiting for him at the gate to accept another brave warrior.

Chief Mike Descheneau
Vicksburg PD

December 28, 2008

Officer mason Samborsky's Family,

My heart goes out to you in your time of need. Being a survivor myself,I can tell you to lean on your family and friends. Your husband,Father,son,cousin,friend,was a true American Hero and it saddends me to get these notices of an officer killed. I lost my Father in 1976. He was 35 years old and was shot and killed in his hometown. God bless all of you and know that Mason did not die in vain. He was protecting all of us.

Mike Mullins
Son of W.R.Mullins
E.O.W. 7/11/76 Yorktown,Texas

Mike Mullins

December 28, 2008

Rest in peace brother in blue. We'll take the watch from here, and see that justice is served. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Patrolman Nathan W. Fisher
Point Township Police Department Northumberland, PA

December 28, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Alison Weber
wife of WCAAP

December 28, 2008

Today another HERO has passed, Officer Samborsky rest in peace my friend, you job on earth has been accomplished. You fellow brothers in blue will now have the watch. They will not rest untill your killer has been brought to justice, and he will be brought to justice. May god bless your wife and child. Again my brother rest in peace, you deserve to be in peace. My heart aches every day for those who give thier lives protecting us all.

AO1(AW/SW) Edward T O'Donnell
Command Master-at-Arms
Transient Personnel Unit, Naval Station Great Lakes, IL

AO1(AW/SW) Edward Thomas O'Donnell
United States Navy

December 28, 2008

Words cannot express the sadness that I feel for the loss of yet another officer. Our family would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Officer Samborski. May God be with you. Please know that we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace and may God watch over all those in law enforcement as they put their lives on the line daily "to serve and protect". He will never be forgotten.

Virginia Barker
Mother of an Oak Park PSO

December 28, 2008

Officer Samborsky you made the ultimate sacrifice last night. I pray that your family draws strength from your memory. You will never be forgotten! Thank you for your service, and please watch over us. Rest in peace my brother.

Deputy J. Eriksen
Oakland County Sheriff's Office

December 28, 2008

God has received another dedicated, honorable and serving brother into His kingdom to now have our heroic brothers and sisters as his new partners in law enforcement. Brother Mason know you will never be forgotten by your brothers and sisters still here and they lovingly will take care of your family. As you adjust to His golden streets feel the love, peace and goodness of being with Christ for all eternity and know that one day your loved ones will join with you in the exaltation of His presence. Rest in peace brother.
In Christ, Tom Bradley, Arizona State Chaplain FOP

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD

December 28, 2008

So young, you are all always so young and it breaks my heart that such a fine young man should be taken when the bad guy gets left. Regardless , I know the person who took your life will face both earthly and heavenly justice. May you and your loved ones be ever blessed and may He comfort and strengthen your loved ones, friends and family.


December 28, 2008

I live in a neighboring community and often spend time in Oak Park. Your dedication to service makes it one of the nicest communities in Metro Detroit. You will be missed! God speed to your family, friends and colleagues as they deal with this tragedy. Rest In Peace!

Special Agent Dp
FBI Detroit Division

December 28, 2008

Officer Samborsky,

America lost a hero. Sir rest in peace and thank you for your service.
To the family, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and Officer Samborsky's child. Words can not take away the pain or hurt you feel, I know this from experience and am walking the same path in life as you. Know that you are not alone, we all stand together.

with deepest respect,
Kim Weigand
Mom of Sgt. Michael C. Weigand
E.O.W. 9/14/2008

Kim Weigand

December 28, 2008

We would like to send our warmest regards and deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Officer Mason Samborsky. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult and sad time.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

December 28, 2008

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