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Police Officer Michael Paul Davey

Weymouth Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, August 24, 2009

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael Paul Davey

"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
Sergeant
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

Thank you for your service, May God give your family strength- you are a Hero!

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

September 1, 2009

God bless you all, his family, friends, and co-workers in your loss. He was a hero, a dad, a husband,son, and brother. He was a friend and co-worker. His name is written in heaven as one of God's best children. We pray for all of you as Michael takes his final journey that you will find peace.

Rusty Cox,Information Clerk
Asheville Police Dept., Asheville, NC

September 1, 2009

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"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

August 31, 2009

In memory of officer Davey, his wife and children. Although I did not know you, but in the fanfare of Senator Kennedy's funeral I just wanted officer Davey's family to know that we did not forget!!!
In thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous

August 30, 2009

RIP my brother and thank you for your service. My condolences to the Davey and Weymouth PD family.

Cpl. J. Manresa
Broward County FL. Sheriff's Office

August 30, 2009

Michael,
It will be a week tomorrow and you and your family are constantly on my mind. We have lost a friend and brother, but your family has lost so much more. They have lost a husband, father, and a son. My prayers are with you and your family.

Chris
Weymouth

August 30, 2009

May Officer Davey rest in peace. He will never be forgotten. He will forever be a hero. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Davey family and friends.

Kasey McCarthy, daughter of fallen officer Daniel McCarthy, Medfield, P.D.

Kasey McCarthy

August 30, 2009

May you rest in eternal peace and may God help your family through this difficult time.

a corporal's wife
PA State Police

August 29, 2009

On behalf of all Missouri law enforcement officers, dispatchers and the like, we extend our sincere sympathy to the family, fellow officers and friends of Officer Davey. Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace our fallen hero.

Scott Barthelmass, Founder/Team Manager
Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team

August 29, 2009

MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY, AND FRIENDS OF OFFICER DAVEY. MAY THE LORD BLESS HIS FAMILY AND GIVE THEM THE STRENGTH THEY NEED THROUGH THIS TOUGH TIMES. FROM ALL THE POLICE OFFICERS IN DISTRICT A-7, REST IN PEACE BROTHER.

POLICE OFFICER RENE SANCHEZ
BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT,BOSTON MA

August 29, 2009

RIP Officer Davey from everyone at the Brookline Police Department.

Detective Emmerso
Brookline Poloice Dept

August 29, 2009

To Officer Michael Davey, to all family members and friends who call him beloved, and to his law enforcement family:

I was sorry to learn of Michael'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 Davey 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. Michael's memory will be forever honored and revered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Michael gave to his community and the citizens of Massachusetts and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 24, 2009.

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

Anonymous

August 29, 2009

Rest in Peace Brother

Anonymous

August 29, 2009

To the Davey Family you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of great sadness.

To my brothers and sisters of the Weymouth Police Department thank you for your service. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers!

RIP Officer Davey

Investigator DiGravio
Caroline, VA/PLO CV COPS

August 28, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers to the family of Officer Davey. God Bless him for his service to his Country and to the Weymouth Police Department. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, North Carolina

August 28, 2009

As the mother of a Police Officer in California, my heart is broken to hear of this devastating tragedy, and saddened for Officer Davey's family and friends. We hold all of you up in prayer. Officer Davey, we are thankful for having had you, for the life that you lived, and for all that you gave to us. Rest in Peace.

Anonymous

August 28, 2009

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

August 28, 2009

We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the family of this fine young officer....This young man will be sadly missed by the Weymouth Police Department but let one know that he is now with the beloved up above and with fellow officers who have fallen in the line of duty as well....Rest In Peace.......Mom of a fallen officer

christine roth
survivor of the shield

August 28, 2009

God Bless Mike and his family. Mike died a hero and has a very special place in heaven. Rest in peace brother. Love to your family in this time of great healing. Stick witk God thru these times. All the angels are with you!

Sgt. Michael Paciorek
Hampshire County Deputy Sheriff

August 28, 2009

Rest easy Michael. We have it from here.

Det. Brandon Dozier
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

August 28, 2009

Rest easy HERO.

K. McGee
MPD, TX

August 28, 2009

Officer Davey, Although I never got the honor to meet you, We are all Brothers & Sisters in Law Enforcement. FL is a long way from Mass, but we all pin on our badge, put on our uniforms and protect our Citizens everyday.

It is unspeakable that you were taken from Your Family, Your Law Enforcement Family and this World. I commend you on your service to this Country, Your City and your Family.

God Bless to you & Your Family through these difficult days that are ahead. May your Family and Friends take comfort in the fact that although you are not here in person, you will forever be here in spirit - watching, guiding and protecting. God Bless to a Fallen Brother.

Officer W. Melton & K-9 "Vega"
Holly Hill Police Department (Florida)

August 28, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Davey as well as the brotherhood at Weymouth Police Department. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

August 28, 2009

We are all very saddened by the loss of Office Davey. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the Weymouth PD.

Ptlm Downing
Hudson,Ma PD

August 27, 2009

My prayers go out to your family. Rest in peace.

Patrolman
Georgia

August 27, 2009

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