Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael J. Califano

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, February 5, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael J. Califano

"There but for the grace of God go I!" This is something that could happen to any of us that work on the hwy's and my prayers go out to his family. Lets use Officer Califano as an example to all of our Officers so that he will not have died in vain. Lets use his memory to make the young Officers understand that red and blues are not magic force fields and that far too many people have no respect for them!

Sgt Eric Larson
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

February 8, 2011

On behalf of our department RIP PO Michael J. Califano. To the members of the NCPD, we feel your pain. God bless and stay strong.

Schenectady Police Department

February 7, 2011

RIP Officer Califano.


February 7, 2011

Rest in Peace Sir.....

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, retired
Fort Worth Texas PD

February 7, 2011

R.I.P. Brother...After working in SCPD Hwy. Patrol for 24 years, I know the dangers of patroling the Expwy. and Sunrise Hwy. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Retired P.O. Mark Pizer
SCPD Hwy. Patrol

February 7, 2011

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

February 7, 2011

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Deputy S. Yates
Covington County Sheriff Dept. (Ms)

February 7, 2011

Rest in peace, brother. May God be with the family of Officer Califano during this time of mourning. We've got the watch from here.

BL Mitchell, Patrol

February 7, 2011

God Bless Police Officer Michael J. Califano
Our Prayers go out to family and friends.

Drew P.A.M.
Fleet Service Bureau

February 7, 2011

My heart breaks for your family. My first husband was also killed in the line of duty when he was struck from behind while on a traffic stop...a tractor trailer...killed him and one of drivers he had stopped. I so wish drivers would concentrate on their driving. May God wrap his loving arms around your family & carry through the days ahead without you.

Denise Jones
Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

February 7, 2011

Very sorry and wish to express my condolences to his family, for an officer who I am sure served his community in a proud and spectacuar manor. A special thanks to his family for all he did for everyone protecting and serving his fellow man. A greater calling could not have been concieved nor I am sure recieved. thanks and condolences

Andru Hunter

February 7, 2011

We lost another brother today as God gained yet another angel. Rest in peace brother, your watch is over. We'll take it from here. My prayers are with your family, friends, brothers and sisters in their time of need. Thank you for your years of service. Please watch over the rest of us everyday. This is no longer a job its a war. I hope and pray that the man who took your life gets his freedom taken for a long time.

Officer Amy Popescu
Wayne County Sheriffs Dept

February 7, 2011

My condolences to the Califano family and the NCPD. Officer Califano, thanks for keeping my hometown safe. Rest in peace, we have the watch now.

Sergeant james Alfieri
New York State Office Of Court Administration

February 7, 2011

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

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

February 7, 2011

Officer Califano, thank you for your service my brother! God rest your soul. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Califano Family, friends and co-workers!

Deputy M. Chavez Jr.
Fresno County Sheriff's Department, California

February 7, 2011

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.
Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis Co Police Dept

February 7, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Califano at this very difficult time.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

February 7, 2011

Rest In Peace Brother...

BART Police Department, CA.

February 7, 2011

Another tragic loss. My heart goes out to Michael's family, especially his wife and children.

A hero in life, not death. RIP my brother. You will be remembered.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 7, 2011

Officer Califano,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your co-workers. Thank you for your service. God Bless.

Supervising Investigator Dan Haughney
NYS DMV Div. of Field Investigations

February 7, 2011

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Michael Califano, and the Nassau County P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Califano, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

February 7, 2011

On behalf of the 6,160 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Officer Califano’s family as well as the members of the Nassau County Police Department. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

February 7, 2011

Rest in Peace and my prayers are with your family and love ones.

Deputy Latour ( retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

February 7, 2011

On behalf of Session 50 we would like to send out our deepest condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Califano.

Session 50
Zone 5 Police Academy, NY

February 7, 2011

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Michael J. Califano. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Nassau County New York will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

May the children of Officer Califano, know that their Daddy is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us. Officer Califano. Thank You sir for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

VIP Jeff Claybern 750
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

February 7, 2011

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