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

Sgt. Boehm,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as LEO but also when you served in the U.S. Army as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. After reading all the reflections left for you from your fellow officers all I can say is that I wish that I had the opportunity and privilege to have worked with you. I remember attending the Border Patrol Academy at FLETC Glynco back in '96 and saw how your officers conducted themselves with pride and professionalism. Your's was the only other Agency besides the Patrol that had formations, uniform inspections, marched and did real PT there.

R.I.P.
USBP
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 11, 2012

Thank you for your dedicated service, you will never be forgotten

Lauren, Ca
Family of LEO

January 6, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

January 2, 2012

Rest in Peace Mike. I'm always puzzled why the most noble always leave us the soonest. You were a good classmate and faithful friend while I knew you out here at the SFFO. I carry good memories in the bank. May God Bless your family with the wisdom and patience of your example.

Fair winds and following seas to you Michael Boehm.

K9 Officer Patrick C. Smith
U.S. Park Police SFFO/U.S. Navy

December 31, 2011

"Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all...
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss...
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My life's been full, I've savored much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief—
Don't shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow."
~An Irish Blessing

Rest in peace Sergeant Boehm. We have the watch.

US LE Park Ranger Elizabeth Blair
National Park Service, Jefferson NEM

December 30, 2011

Mike, it is always sad when we lose a great officer but even worse when the world loses a great father. I can honestly say every conversation we had started by you asking how Brandi and the kids were doing. Your sincerity in that question was so genuine. We rarely talked about work because we were too busy telling stories about our family. My heart breaks for you, your wife, and your son.

Sergeant Mark Adamchik
United States Park Police

December 27, 2011

I had the pleasure of sharing an office with Mike when we worked together at D-3. Our daily conversations and spirited discussions brightened my day.

The passion and dedication he demonstrated to those he supervised and the USPP was honorable and tireless. You are a good person who truly loved life!

Most of all, I will miss watching his face light up when he talked about his son-the look of pure joy and excitement. That light is now shining down on us all-you will be missed! My thoughts and prayers go out to Sgt. Boehm's wife, son, and family.

D/Sgt. Brandi Adamchik
USPP

December 27, 2011

We have not only lost a fine Officer but an exceptional man. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. Rest in Peace.

MPO Steven Wood
U.S. Park Police

December 27, 2011

Sgt. Boehm, you were my supervisor for a few special events downtown and your professionalism was beyond reproach. When we assisted you on that call on 16th street with the flashing of the 10-32 in traffic, you remembered me and told me "if you EVER need any assistance while serving warrants in D3, I'm a phone call away". It may seem small but in the grand scheme of things, it meant a lot.

You will be missed & I pray that God continues to give strength to your wife and son as well as all of us in USPP.

Farewell brother....

Ofc. D. A. Camp
United States Park Police-East District Power Squad

December 25, 2011

My heart weeps that the National Park Service has lost another fine law enforcement professional in the line of duty.

Park Ranger (I) Kevin Turner
National Park Service, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

December 24, 2011

My heart goes out the the Boehm family and the USPP. May the peace that only the Lord can provide be upon you all. Rest in Peace Brother. We have the watch from here.

US Park Ranger (LE), Adam Roberts
US Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service

December 23, 2011

For those of us that are hurting and knew Mike, I have to share this story to bring a smile to your face as Mike did to so many daily.
Mike, Gary Fuller, Sgt. Mike "Walley" Wallace " and I are the last of the Crime and Violence Task Force (I know this is dated, but worth it..read on). We are on patrol in MPD 6D, one of the worst parts of DC. Mike and Fuller get into a chase. They for some reason have radio trouble and do not hear Walley cutting the chase off. It happens. These are the next radio transmissions we hear: crash, need ambulance, suspect car on fire upside down, Fuller hurt, police car is on it's side, suspects bailing out. About this time Walley and I pull up to pure carnage. Car parts everywhere, suspect car on fire, Fuller using nice words to describe his pain for his injured hand, police car on it's side with Mike balanced on top of it and this is what Walley and I hear: " They went that o' way," while pointing to the apartment complex. Walley and I looked at each other and laughed. Mike really thought we should go look for the youngins' that were long gone. I still can picture him today standing on the side of the police car, with the smoke and flames behind him. That was Mike, he never quit even in the midst of absolute carnage.
It did not surprise me one bit when Mike came back and gave us all more time with him.
You, Mike, were one of the best. You will be missed and never forgotten. We will take care of your family. Rest in peace my friend.

Detective Bob Freeman
U.S. Park Police, CIB

December 23, 2011

Mike,

I have such fond memories of our time together in San Francisco. You always had the best sense of humor and you were so easy going.

I will always remember our midnight squad with Kushner, you, Brad, Ric and myself. We had such good times. I will cherish those Fourth of July assignments of riding trailbikes together with you, Brad and Pat.

My sincerest condolenences to the Boehm family. You will never be forgotten, may you rest in peace, brother.

Sgt. Ken Blaire
USPP/ San Francisco Field Office

December 23, 2011

Mike,
Rest in Peace....You touched the lives of many in our agency. I will always remember your smart decisions on the radio and the manner in which you guided your officers. My one regret is that i could never get you to come work with me. By the writings on this site, i can see that you were doing better service on the street. Thank You for your service my brother,

Captain Dennis Maroney
USPP

December 23, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers to the dear family and friends of Sergeant Michael Boehm. God Bless him for his service in the U.S. Military and the Park Police. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

December 22, 2011

A Park Policeman died today
And a part of America died...
A piece of our country he swore to protect.
Will be buried with him at his side.
A young widowed mother must now work for her kids
And spend many a long, lonely night.
Yes, today a Park Policeman died.
While many sleep in comfort behind their locked doors
A Park Policeman put his life on the line
Now his ghost patrols the dark city streets.
And he stands at each new officer’s side,
He answered the call and of himself gave his all,
And a part of America died...

Detective Sergeant Michael A. Russo
United States Park Police

December 22, 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

December 22, 2011

You served your department well Sargeant Boehm. RIP

Robina Browne, Hawaii
Mother to Dep. Sheriff D Browne Sanchez - EOW 2/10/2011

December 22, 2011

Well Sarge, The one thing I’m gonna miss is those many, many, many did I mention many? Emails of information you were always so happy to pass along. I know we always did not see eye to eye on things but you always took the time to help me when I needed it but when I was too stubborn to actually ask. Ill actually TRY and keep my locker locked and wear my name tag, well most of the time anyway.

See you on the other side…..

And by the way the Eagle should hover and not circle around our scenes. I know….. The Eagle shouldn’t hover….

David Marino
United States Park Police

December 21, 2011

Mike, I have such fond memories of working mountain bike classes and other bike events with you. It was a true honor to have trained and ridden with you.
Rest in peace and may God Bless You Mike.

Lt. Glenn Brogan
United States Capitol Police

December 21, 2011

Well Sarge, I’ll always remember the many…many… MANY…. Did I say many? E-mails you always loved to forward to help us out. I know we always didn’t see eye to eye on different topics but you were always willing to help me when I needed it. Just for you I’ll TRY and keep my locker locked and keep my name tag on.

See you on the other side…..

And by the way…. I think the Eagle can hover in one place and not just do loops around a scene.

Ofc David Marino #375
United States Park Police

December 21, 2011

Sergeant Boehm was carring and loving person. He loved the United States Park Police and looked at it as a second Family. My prayers go out to the Family. We will never forget Mike.

Major Keith Horton
United States Park Police

December 21, 2011

RIP Mike. I used to laugh every time I heard you go out with "ID 892..." on your way to from work. Even though you were off duty and off primary jurisdiction you ALWAYS stopped to help those in need. It's just how you were. Everyone knew they could count on you to handle whatever was thrown your way with professionalism and compassion. What a loss it is for the world to have you leave us so soon. You will be sincerely missed and never forgotton! Watch over us from up high just as you did on earth.

Ofc. K. Bransom
K9/United States Park Police

December 21, 2011

Mike,

You left us much too soon. It was an honor having known you and worked with you.

You were a true man of balance, of dedication to your family and to your profession as a U.S. Park Police Officer and Sergeant.

You had a positive impact on everyone that you came in contact with. You will not be forgotten.

The world is a little darker today.

Lieut. John Harasek (retired)
U.S. Park Police

December 21, 2011

Mike, you were a good friend and I was lucky to have had you as a supervisor and mentor. I like to throw out the phrase "Good Times" as a joke but at D-3, we had some really Good Times. My first thanksgiving away from home we had together at D-3 courtesy of food you brought back from the "Mayflower" for our squad;and I'll never forget us chasing that guy down Quincy's...and back up the hill from Piney Branch...and back down...and up.....while Andrew was riding comfortably in an MPD car he "hijacked". Good Times. I'm not sure how they are going to find a Class A uniform picture of you though. I'm almost positive the only uniform you were issued was a Bike Uniform!!!

You travelled half way around the world to give your son a better life. You mastered being a supervisor, friend, father, husband and mentor. When I try and explain to people how a good supervisor manages to understand the operation and his people and earns the respect of his subordinates, you are one of the names I use as the example I set for myself. There is no better compliment I can think of. You were the example, and we could all try and be a little bit more like you.

Your family will forever be in my prayers. You will be missed.

Sgt. Eric Basek
U.S. Park Police

December 21, 2011

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