Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Michael Andrew Boehm

United States Department of the Interior - United States Park Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, December 16, 2011

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Reflections for Sergeant Michael Andrew Boehm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas Kelly Senior Federal Air Marshal

December 19, 2011

Rest in peace Sergeant Boehm. Thank you for you dedication and committment to community service. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and fellow officers.

Sgt. Karen Wilkinson
Polk County Sheriff's Office

December 19, 2011

My prayers and thoughts to the family of Sgt. Boehm.

Tammy Paul
Dallas TX

December 19, 2011

So sad to hear. God bless the family. I worked with Mike in D-1 on bike patrol.

Senior Federal Air Marshal J.D. Hunter
Former U.S. Park Police

December 19, 2011

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer Gary Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

December 19, 2011

Prayers for the family of Sergeant Michael Boehm.
As the daughter of a United States Park Policeman, William M. Cronan who was hit by a taxi in the line of duty in 1959, who survived,but was made to retire because of severe back injuries, I am well aware of how the USSP put their life on the line every day.It almost killed my dad to have to retire from a job that he loved and respected so very much. We were blessed to have him until 1999. His family has an utmost respect for the men and women of the USSP and they all hold a special place in our heart. God Bless your family that you leave behind Sergeant Boehm and may he watch over them and protect them until you meet again.

Cynthia Wood
Daughter of Deceased USSP

December 18, 2011

My thoughts and prayers to Sgt. Boehm's family in this tragic loss,from a Brother Officer with the same name.

Officer Michael J.Boehm
Greece Police Dept.

December 18, 2011

Rest in peace.

LE Ranger
National Park Service

December 18, 2011

RIP brother Michael.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time. Thank you for your service to our country.

Det. Bevenour, USAF Ret.
Gettysburg Police Department

December 18, 2011

Rest in peace Sergeant Michael Boehm.

Ofc. Mark Lakomec

December 18, 2011

To Mrs. Boehm, the Boehm Family and the USPP Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Sgt. Boehm. My deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers go out to you all.

I only met Sgt. Boehm a few times. Jeff (Sgt. Jeffrey Bloch) talked about him often through the years in a way that led me to believe that "Boehm" was an outstanding policeman, good friend and fine man.

Sgt. Boehm, you will be missed… thank you for your duty.

Mrs. Jaime Bloch
Wife of Sgt. Jeffrey Bloch, United States Park Police

December 18, 2011

Rest in peace brother Boehm.

Det. James P. McGrath(retired)
Schenectady Police Department

December 18, 2011

RIP, Sgt

Explorer Sgt
Southwest Florida

December 18, 2011

God bless the Boehm family.

Officer J.Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

December 18, 2011

It was an honor working with you Sergeant Boehm. I will miss not seeing you at the roll call table imparting your vast knowledge to us younger officers. Thank you for your service and my prayers are with your family.

Officer Matthew Manning
USPP District 3

December 18, 2011

Chief Chambers, family and co-workers of Sgt. Michael Boehm, I send my my prayers and deepest condolences. While, I did not know Sgt. Boehm, I deeply respect him for giving the fullest measure of himself. Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

December 18, 2011

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends. Sgt. Boehm you will be missed greatly, thank you for your service. You may be gone but will never be forgotten.

Officer Stacy Palmer
United States Park Police

December 18, 2011

Your service, dedication and sacrifice shall always be remembered and you will never be forgotten. May God watch over your family and protect them. Brother, we now have the watch. Godspeed. Bless you.

Deputy R. L. Matthews NC
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews E.O.W. 9/30/2005

December 18, 2011

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 (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 18, 2011

I am so very sorry for your loss. I didn't know Sgt. Boehm well, but had met him professionally and he was an outstanding officer and a testament to the fine men and women of the US Park Police. His loss will be felt by us all.

Special Agent Jim Rice,

December 18, 2011

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Michael Boehm. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.

Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

December 18, 2011

Sergeant Boehm and I were promoted to Sergeant on the same day in the fall of 2002. We worked together in District 3 for a few years. He always cared about the people he worked with, and took the extra time and effort to accomplish the goals of the Force to the best of his ability. He was always helpful, courteous and professional. To his family my condolences, and the the Park Police family as well. Rest in Peace Mike.

Det/Sgt Bruce Nixon (retired)
United States Park Police

December 18, 2011

From all the men and women from Riverside MO, we extend our deepest condolences for your loss.


December 18, 2011

Sergeant Boehm- thank you Sir for your dedicated career. May GOD Almighty comfort and keep your family. No greater love than a man lay down his life for a friend. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Roy L. Shriver
North Enid Police Department, North Enid, Ok

December 18, 2011

Sergeant Michael Boehm, you will be greatly missed. You provided insight and knowledge to the members of the United States Park Police and law enforcement community. Your light will always shine within us and continue to serve as a guiding light in our professional and personal lives. It has been an honor to work for Sergeant Boehm. I send my deepest condolences to Sergeant Boehm’s family.

Sergeant Wayne L. Bridgeforth
United States Park Police

December 18, 2011

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