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

It has been nearly a year since we lost you PSO Samborski, please know that many of us still think of you daily and prayer for your family. RIP

Pam Paulin #V2035

December 1, 2009

One year coming up..... Still hard to swallow.
We miss ya and always will.



November 29, 2009

I miss you and think about you every day.


October 19, 2009

Gone but never forgotten, thank you for your service sir.

Deputy Sheriff
Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

September 25, 2009

"BRAH", Just want to say Hi. Every single day I think of you and can't believe a year is right around the corner. Thanks for the all the laughs and keep a tight watch over us all.


September 12, 2009

What's up Mason. Just wanted to stop in and say HI.

Oak Park PD

August 14, 2009

You will never be forgotten! You gave the ultimate sacrifice, but you are in a much better place. Thanks again brother, for what you did when you were here!!


August 6, 2009

You will never be forgotten.

Oakland County Sheriff's Office

July 21, 2009

At this years MACP Summer conference at Shanty Creek, Mason received The Police Cross for paying the ultimate price for doing his job. I watched as Mason's wife and parents stood on the stage in front of a room full of administrators and accepted the award.

I want to thank Sarah and Mr. and Mrs. Samborski for not only being courageous but for attending this years event. My thoughts and prayers are with you. The standing ovation that was given was to show our respect to Mason and to the three of you. You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers.

T. Walicki
Pentwater PD

July 1, 2009

I am packing my bags for our trip to Washington DC. Your memorial t-shirt will be right on top. We are making the trip this year, not only to honor Mark Sawyers
5-year "anniversary", but to honor you and to lend support to your friends and family. It is a bittersweet journey, one that cannot be described or prepared for. Just know that we will be there for you and we will see your loved ones through it.

Rest peacefully Mason

Dispatcher, Sterling Heights PD

May 8, 2009

Still can't believe it. We miss you brother......keep watching over us.....


April 9, 2009

I'm totally shocked of what happened in DEC 28,2008 when Samborski was shot in the head by a 16 yrs. old Johnathan Belton resident of Detroit. God bless Officer Samborski's Family,and may god watch over them.

(Ret) St. Clair County Sheriff's Department

March 28, 2009

What's up bra,

Just sitting here thinking about all the fun times we had together. Even though you are gone, it is so unreal. We miss you and every day I put on the uniform I think of you. Even though we never got to say goodbye I know you have my back. Look on us down here and know that we truely miss you. Talk to ya soon. By the way, this season of Hell's Kitchen is great.


March 8, 2009

Poor Samborski all he wanted to do was to return the to a parent or guardain but sadly he never got the chance instead he was fatally shot to death by his own gun, not only that but he left his highschool sweetheart and wife Sarah, and his 13 month old daughter Madeline Grace(1) but a bad sacrifice to pay.

St. Clair County Sheriff department(ret)

February 28, 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

Brother in blue you will be missed by all.

Burton Police Department, MI

February 16, 2009

Officer Samborski,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oak Park. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 28, 2009

Ofc Samborski

Rest in peace my brother and may god bless your wife, beautiful daughter, your extended family, and the Officers of Oak Park police department. I attended your funeral and could feel the brother hood was very strong for one of our fallen. We will take it from here but watch over us while we do our job. From the employees of the City of Milan Police Department. God bless.

Ofc Brian Webb
Milan PD

January 26, 2009

never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

"In the line of duty" I hear them say
My family now the price will pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last

Lawrence Hicks, Jr.
Atlanta PD - Ret

January 22, 2009

Thank you for your service, may you rest in peace and justice will prevail.

Lt. T. Scheitz
Wyandotte P.D

January 19, 2009

Our hearts and prayers go out for the family of Officer Mason Samborski of the Oak Park Police Department, Michigan.
Thank you for you service and may God's presence be made known to your family and friends. Thank you for your service and many were blessed to have known you. Blessings go forth in your honorable name.

Margaret Hood
Citizens Watch

January 15, 2009

Officer Mason Samborski, thank you for your sacrifice and dedication.


Detroit Police Department, NWD

January 14, 2009

We are so saddened by the loss of Officer Samborski. His family and fellow officers are in our thoughts and prayers each day. Each probation officer in this department had the opportunity to work with Officer Samborski and he was a terrific police officer and person. He will be missed greatly by everyone at the 45-B District Court.


January 14, 2009

To Mrs. Samborski and precious Madeline, a little comforting poem that I am sure you have read before but for me has always given me some level of comfort. After all, Mason is now eternally being carried by our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,

“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my precious child, is when I carried you.”

Sent with utmost respect and sorrow,

Brian Casey, LAPD, Hollywood Div, 1962-1984


January 13, 2009

You were gunned down and killed on my 43 rd birthday, you sacrificed your life so we can live in a civilized society, you will never be forgotten, rest in peace my brother, and watch our brothers and sisters as they do the job in your honor.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex Burlington County New Jersey Correction Sergeant and Police Officer

January 13, 2009

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