Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Michael Patrick Howe

Baltimore County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, August 11, 2008

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Reflections for Lieutenant Michael Patrick Howe

Mike,
I will never forget the day we met back in the mid 80's and your kind words. Thank you for all of the laughs and encouragement. You are truely one of the best there ever was. I am forever gratefull for all that you taught me over the years and I will pass what I learned on to others to continue your legacy. Rest in peace brother.

Sgt.
B.Co.P.D.

March 8, 2009

Thankyou for your service,you are a hero who will never be forgotten.Rest in peace sir. God bless your family

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

March 8, 2009

Lt-
I still catch myself hoping to see you open the door from the stairwell at PC 12 when I pass by it.

I miss your smiles and words of encouragement, and the kind words you always had for my mom. The effect they had will last a lifetime.

God bless you and rest easy now. We have the watch from here.

Ofc. T.A. Hays
Baltimore County Police

March 7, 2009

Rest in peace Brother Michael, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.


Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Anonymous

March 7, 2009

"BIG MONEY",
I was very saddened to hear of your passing while in California training for my deployment to Iraq. I want to thank you for always making us laugh and having a good word to say during the SWAT and Sniper schools. It was a pleasure to have worked with you and your guys on numerous situations and you will never be forgotten. To your family, I know your pain and grieve with you in your loss and the void it created in your lives. He was a great man, well respected and loved....
Brother-in law of
P/O Scott Wertz
E.O.W. 8-6-2006

P/O Dustin Schappell
BPD Maryland

March 7, 2009

Lieutenant Howe,
I was there that day holding the perimeter on the house until you brought your team in. It was very sad to learn of your passing. I am happy you continue to be honored. Watch over us from heaven, the watch is ours now brother. Thank you for 30 years of service, may you rest in peace. We will never forget you.

Ofc
Pc 4

Ofc
BCoPD

March 7, 2009

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

March 6, 2009

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.........

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

March 6, 2009

Rest in Peace, brother. You are a hero.

Det. Castelhano
mount Vernon NY PD

March 6, 2009

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

March 6, 2009

The funeral line was long, There's an awful lot of cars, Folks came out of the restaurants, They came out of the bars.
The workers at the construction sites All let their hammers drop. Someone asked. "What is this all for?" And they said, "Aw, just a cop."
Some chuckled at the passing cars. Some shed a silent tear Some people said, "It's stupid," "all these dumb policemen here."
"How come they are not out fighting crime?" "Or in a doughnut shop?" Sure is a lot of trouble, For someone who's just a cop."
They blocked the intersections, They blocked the interstate. People yelled and cursed, "Damn, it's gonna make me late!"
"This is really ridiculous!" "They're makin' us all stop!" "It seems they are sure wastin' time, On someone who's just a cop."
Into the cemetery now, The slow procession comes, The woeful Taps are slowly played. There's loud salutes from guns.
The graveyard workers shake their heads "This service is a flop." "There's lots of good words wasted, On someone who's just a cop"
Yeah, just a cop to most folks. Did his duty every day. Trying to protect us, Till they took his life away.
And when he got to heaven, St. Peter put him at the top. An angel asked him, "Who was that?" And he said, "Aw, just a cop."
His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

March 5, 2009

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa
GEORGIA CIVILIAN

March 5, 2009

Another Great Warrior was lost but he will not be forgotten. Please know that our thought's and prayers are with the family of Lt. Howe and his extended family the Baltimore County Police Department. Rest in Peace brother warrior you will be keeping a watch over all of us now.

D/S Shane Love
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office

March 5, 2009

Thankyou for your service,you are a hero who will never be forgotten. God bless your family

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

March 5, 2009

I never had the pleasure of working for you but it was my honor to work in the same department as you..Rest in Peace Lt

OFFICER
BALTIMORE COUNTY POLICE

March 4, 2009

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

March 4, 2009

My thoughts & prayers are for your family, friends, and Agency. May you sleep easy with God, Michael. We thank you for your Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sgt. Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Garland

March 4, 2009

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow/former co-workers of Lieuteant Michael Howe~you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God bless you & rest in peace, Lieutenant Howe!

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen MI P.O. eow 2004

March 4, 2009

Rest in peace....

Patrolman
Pennsylvania

March 4, 2009

Lt. Howe,thank-you for your service. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police, Md.

March 4, 2009

To Deputy Lt. Michael Patrick Howe, to all family members and friends who call him beloved, and to his law enforcement family:

I am sorry to learn of Lt. Howe's death and extend my sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you have suffered. Words are insufficient to describe the sadness I feel for the Howe family. May you find comfort in your faith and the support of the law enforcement community.

There are many police survivors who share this same journey with you, and that community will be there to support you. His memory will be forever honored and revered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of distinquished service Lt. Howe gave to his community and the citizens of Maryland, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 11, 2008.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD, eow 4/24/05.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen offioer Larry Lasater

March 4, 2009

Lt. Howe, thank you for your service and dedication.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

March 4, 2009

Rest in Peace Sir.........

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Texas Police

March 4, 2009

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lieutenant Michael Howe, and the Baltimore County P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Lieutenant Howe, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

March 4, 2009

On behalf of the 5,289 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Lieutenant Howe’s family as well as the members of the Baltimore County Police Department. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

March 4, 2009

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