Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Michael Joseph Roberts

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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Reflections for Corporal Michael Joseph Roberts

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

"And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 8, 2024

Mike - Never forgotten. LINCOLN-61 will live forever, always a hero. Your brother, Paul.

Paul Roberts

April 25, 2023

I knew Mike in high school we sat beside each other in 'World Problems' And i hadnt seen him since hs.
Just a great happy go lucky guy ; a gentle giant. We always had a laugh and a smile is on my face now as I remember him : )

jim macdonald
friend - high school

February 17, 2022

Thinking about you today brother.....

Tampa PD

July 8, 2021

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 19, 2020

Corporal Roberts, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 19, 2020

Thank you for your service Sir. As a young nurse I had my heart in my throat when going out on assignments on that neighborhood at night. I'm sure the fact that you were out there to protect us, the residents and the working people assigned there, helped to keep me safe. RIP

Deborah Lauren
Visiting Nurse

August 19, 2020

Cpl. Roberts,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Persian Gulf War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 19, 2019

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

Corporal Michael Joseph Roberts will never be forgotten. May your soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless your family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 17, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice to your city my brother. May you continue to rest in Heaven and watch over your loving family, friends, and all the members of your department, and that they all are safe from harm.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 19, 2017

Thinking about you and missing you today.

Nora Morgan

October 27, 2016

On the 7th anniversary of your death you are not forgotten. RIP Cpl Roberts.

MPO MJ Hammett
Greenville SC Police Department

August 20, 2016

Gone, but never forgotten.

Explorer, Hillsborough County. Charles R
HCSO Explorers.

August 19, 2015

On May 10, 11 & 12, I will be honoring My friend Corporal Mike Roberts his wife and son by participating in the Police Unity Tour 250 bicycle ride. Our Motto is "We Ride For Those Who Died". Mike, you will never be forgotten. Cindy, Mike will always will always have a place of Honor on The Wall at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and in my heart.

Capt. (Ret) Hugh Miller
Tampa Police Department

May 5, 2015

Never Forgotten. Never.

Your proud wife

March 18, 2015

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them. Thank you for your dedicated service to others and also to your Country. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 19, 2014

You were very close to my family, often dropping by bringing laughter to our home. You always brought a smile to everyone's face that you encountered and you will forever be missed. Never forgotten. R.I.P Mike


June 26, 2014

I think of you and your family often. You have not been forgotten. RIP


November 16, 2013

R.I.P. Sir.

Sr Special Agent BNSF Railway Police K9

March 28, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

My grandson Cody attended camp with your son and perhaps started a friendship which will be long lasting.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 18, 2013

3 years. It's been 3 years today. It seems like forever.

Cindy Roberts
wife of Cpl. Mike Roberts

August 19, 2012

We will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us, continue to rest in peace Corporal Roberts. HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero. Unfortunately, I did not have the pleasure to meet your wfie and son at COPS Kids Camp, my heart and prayers are with them both today and always.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

August 19, 2012

Mike, wish i met you. Cindy is doing well. tackles every challenge put in front of her. RIP buddy. We will keep an eye on your family.

SA Ellen Pierson

August 18, 2012

I spent the last week with your son at COPS camp in Wisconsin as his mentor. You should be proud he is a nice young man. Your wife is doing a good job with him.

Deputy William G. Theep
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

August 6, 2012

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