Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Michael James Crawshaw

Penn Hills Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, December 6, 2009

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Reflections for Patrolman Michael James Crawshaw

Your service and sacrifice are truly appreciated. My prayers are with you and your loved ones.

Mary
Citizen, former classmate

December 30, 2009

Prayers and condolences. May you rest easy now Sir. We'll take it from here. Rest in peace and god bless.

PO Best - 10000
LVMPD - Las Vegas, NV

December 24, 2009

Officer Crenshaw thank you for your service and I know you are in a more peaceful place. I too know the pain of losing someone like you. God Bless
Matt Herrera

Matthew Herrera

December 24, 2009

A FALLEN OFFICER – A FALLEN FRIEND

I’VE SHED MANY A TEAR THESE PAST SEVERAL DAYS,
ALL BECAUSE OF A FALLEN OFFICER AND PARTING OF THE WAYS.

WHY CAN’T WE SHOW APPRECIATION WHEN IT MATTERS THE MOST EVERY DAY,
INSTEAD OF WAITING TILL A TRAGIC ACT OF VIOLENCE TAKES SOMEONE AWAY?

MAKING A MARK WHILE HE WAS WITH US-- UPHOLDING THE LAW,
KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY--DEDICATED, PENN HILLS—OFFICER MICHAEL CRAWSHAW!

I FEEL LIKE I KNOW HIM—BOTH AS A FALLEN OFFICER—AND AS A FALLEN FRIEND!
WHY DOES IT TAKE A TRAGEDY LIKE THIS ONE TO BRING OUT SO MUCH LOVE AT THE END?

WE ALL NEED TO STICK TOGETHER EVERY MINUTE OF OUR LIFE,
THROUGH GOOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES, SICKNESS AND STRIFE.

IT WAS AN HONOR TO KNOW HIM, WE ALL FEEL THE GREAT LOSS,
ALL MEMBERS OF THE BROTHERHOOD, THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THE “MOFF”.

I’M SURE HE’S WATCHING DOWN ON US FROM HEAVEN ABOVE,
AND WE ALL KNOW FOR CERTAIN HE’S SENDING US HIS LOVE.
Written by: DONNA RUSSMAN

Donna Russman
Penn Hills resident

December 23, 2009

Rest in peace brother. My prayers to your family and the police community.

Ptl. S De Long
Ballston Spa Police, NY

December 23, 2009

Rest in Peace....Thank you for your service.

Police Officer
San Antonio PD

December 22, 2009

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. John 15:13

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Crawshaw family, friends, and collegues.

Joanie H. Dayton,PA
Citizen

December 22, 2009

Murdering police officers in an ambush is without a doubt the actions of cowards. Truely Officer Crawshaw you are a hero in every sense of the word.

Ptl. John Thompson
Wickliffe, Ohio

December 22, 2009

REST IN PEACE, BROTHER
PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

December 20, 2009

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Crawshaw and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Crawshaw, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Crawshaw is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

It was their duty to serve; it is ours to remember.

Special Agent
FBI New York

December 20, 2009

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

Shelly
Citizen

December 20, 2009

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

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

December 18, 2009

Thank you for your service Brother. My thoughts & prayers go out to your family.


Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
~ author unknown
(possibly from a Hopi prayer revised by
either Margaret Schwarzkopf or Mary Frye)

Tpr 1stcl Shawn McDonald

December 18, 2009

Another sad day in Pennsylvania law enforcement!
May our Lord watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Rest easy now my friend, you have earned it.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

December 17, 2009

R.I.P

Sergeant
NYPD

December 17, 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

December 16, 2009

You've fought the noble fight and now God has called you home. Return to Him in honor, my brother, and rest forever in peace. Thank you for your selfless sacrifice. You are my Hero!

Cadet Jeff Chapman
Farmington Police Department, NM

December 16, 2009

Rest in peace OFFICER CRAWSHAW, you are a hero for us all to look up to. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family during these tragic times.

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

December 15, 2009

My you rest in peace and your family will remain in my prayers

Darrin Germany
Citizen

December 15, 2009

God Bless you brother in blue! Thank you for your service. I pray that your family will find strength in the Lord during times of sorrow from now and forever. Rest at peace brother, your family will be taken care of by your brothers.

Sgt Sean Hoover
Fort Myers PD Florida

December 15, 2009

My thoughts and prayers go to your family. I think and pray for your family every day since the tragedy. Your son was a hero in every sense of the word! May God Bless you and your family.

officers wife

December 15, 2009

I cannot imagine the sense of loss felt by the loved ones left behind. Someone sent this to me today and I wanted to share it with the family and friends of those officers who have given their all. Good Bless Them!

"My First Christmas In Heaven"

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas
choir up here. I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices
bring. For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
But I am not so far away, We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear
Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ
this year.
Author Unknown

MPO Denny Vorbau
Fairfax County Police Department

December 15, 2009

Oficer Crawshaw, your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it.
REV

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

December 14, 2009

My condolences go out to Officer Crawshaw's family, friends and fellow officers. Rest in peace brother.

Detective M. Marks
Pittsburgh Police Department

December 14, 2009

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

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

December 14, 2009

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