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Reserve Deputy Michael Wilken

Ramsey County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Sunday, October 25, 2009

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Reflections for Reserve Deputy Michael Wilken

Rest in peace Reserve Deputy Wilken.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 6, 2021

Jesus Christ, during His Sermon on the Mount, proclaimed, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 24, 2021

Reserve Deputy Wilken,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ramsey County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 25, 2019

Never Forgotten. Thoughts are with the family.

Survivor G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011

October 4, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 4, 2014

Mike was my partner for 10 years at the sheriffs department and also the Minnesota State Fair.
He is in my thoughts everyday

Jim Opine Reserve Deputy
Ramsey Country Sheriffs Dept.

October 27, 2013

RIP Reserve Deputy Wilken. Thank you for your service to Minnesota and to our country as a whole.

Police Explorer

October 25, 2013

My dear Mikers, I think what David said, shows the love we all had for you. I miss you, and with your birthday coming up in March, I think of you more and more. Mikers, my brother, my friend, continue to watch over your family, mom, and the 3 D's, and Larry too! We love you! Your little sister, Zotley, (Dorothy)

Dorothy (Wilken) Hassenfratz

February 23, 2013

Mike, my brother I miss you and think of you daily. You did what you loved and loved what you did and I will always admire you for that. You were always there for us when we needed that extra hand with a smile on your face. So rest now big brother and until we meet again watch over all of us, Dave.

Dave Wilken

October 2, 2012

Mike, not having you at the top of the hill during the school patrol picnic has been hard and different. Miss you alot.

Reserve Tyler Deegan #938
Ramsey County Sheriff

June 8, 2012

Mike- Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and that big heart and grin. Every time I go to work at the impound lot, or get in the squad with the St Paul Reserves, you are on my mind. I miss you, Brother. 39 years of friendship was not nearly enough, but the good Lord decided that Mom and Dad needed to see you again. We all miss you, partner.

Reserve Sgt Larry Ryan
St Paul Police Dept

April 3, 2012

I still think of you as I pass the places we worked together. I worked the St paul School guard yesterday5-10-11, and you were with me. I know you alway liked to work that event.

You may be gone , but you are not forgotten.
You have touched so many people, in the short time you were here.
I know your holding a spot for me in heaven.

Jim Opine.

Reservw Deputy 990 Jim Opine
Ramsey County Sheriff Dept

May 11, 2011

We still miss you Big Mike. Still thinking of you, remembering your presence would calm a room or tame down the hockey kids in a huge hurry. Thinking about hanging with you and the family at the Recognition dinners and when we needed to give each other alittle crap, we always seemed to seek each other out. The Law Enforcement community, especially the Reserve Officer's and Reserve Deputies across Minnesota still think of you. There's not a day your ultimate sacrifice is remembered. You will NEVER be forgotten. Your memorial pin stays close to me every day, so you will always be nearby. Continue to rest in peace my friend.

Reserve Sergeant Mike Kunze
Maplewood Police Dept.

March 17, 2011

A year later, you're remembered. . .


October 28, 2010

To Deputy Mike Wilken, his family and his fellow officers with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Mike Wilken’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Wilken and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

October 25, 2010

We are still thinking of you Mike. You have been missed these past months. All the many special events of the year that you were allways a part of have seemed empty. You not being there is like having the state fair without the mini-doughnuts, its just not complete without you.
Thank You for all your years of service.
We will will remember you.

Police Officer/Paramedic Glen McCarty
Maplewood Police Department, MN

September 20, 2010

Big Mike 25 Years ago You took a shy kid and turned him into a Traffic Officer. I missed you at the fair this year. However what I learned from you no one can take away.

Traffic Officer Mike Yungers (Stretch)
Mn State Fair Mounted Patrol

September 5, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Reserve Deputy Mike Wilken,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Reserve Deputy Mike Wilken. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Reserve Deputy Mike Wilken is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


March 27, 2010

Deputy Wilken,
I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ramsey County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 29, 2009

My thoughts & prayers are with you. Rest easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, eow 9-24-1976

November 15, 2009

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia Co. Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

November 12, 2009

Thank you for your service. May God grant you eternal rest. May he give your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they need for the rough times ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

November 12, 2009

Rest in peace Deputy Wilken, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!


November 8, 2009

rest in peace, brother
provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

November 8, 2009

Session 47 of the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, located in Schenectady, NY, would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Reserve Deputy Mike Wilken. His volunteer service in law enofrcement is greatly admired. We are saddened and taken aback by his loss.

Session 47
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

November 6, 2009

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