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

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Brother in Blue.

Police Officer D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

March 10, 2009

Your leadership and professional skills will serve Gods law enforcement community well. Know all your new brothers and sisters in the badge also served honorably and paid the ultimate sacrifice. You will never be forgotten by those you have left behind and know they will care for your family. As you now are in the company of our Lord and Savior your entire future of eternity is one of love, joy and peace. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

March 10, 2009

Big Money,

Thank you for all you have done for this agency for the past 30 years. You were such a great leader and I know that no one will be able to fill your shoes. You looked out for all of your "boys" every day and made sure everyone was safe. You will be missed terribly. I know you will be looking over all of us everyday helping us stay safe out here.

Officer J. Ables

March 9, 2009

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.


March 8, 2009

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


March 8, 2009

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


March 7, 2009

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.

Pc 4


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.


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


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


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....


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

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