Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael Daniel Crain

Riverside Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael Daniel Crain

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the department, and those served, at the loss of this officer. May faith, family, friends and time join together to ease everyone’s pain at this time of loss.

While many other career choices were certainly available, this officer chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord hath said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

Thank you for your service, your convictions and moral character, as well as your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will watch over your family and continue the Watch!

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI

May 28, 2013

"Mo chomhbhróin"

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Department

April 23, 2013

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents & He will judge the guilty. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join them in their agonizing grief & remember them in my prayers.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

April 3, 2013

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

April 1, 2013

Class 152 Unity Keeps Us True...RIP Michael. Thank you for your service my friend.

Ranger Brett
California State Parks

March 11, 2013

Rest in peace. You served with pride and honor in the finest tradition of American law enforcement. Your brothers and sisters of the shield mourn your loss.

Lt. Jay Fleming
NYC Police Department, MNSTF

March 9, 2013



OFC. ANDREW S. DUNN E.O.W. 3-19-11


March 3, 2013

Psalm 23 ("The Lord is My Shepherd")

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever

Deepest Sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer Michael Crain may the spirit of Christ keep you is my prayer through the blood of Christ in Jesus name amen

theresa melody
someone who cares

March 2, 2013

Thank you for your service Officer Crain both in the Marines and with the Riverside PD. This was a tragic loss for the Riverside PD and community and our thoughts and prayers are with your family and fellow officers. As a fellow veteran and LEO, I salute you.

Sgt D. Bowler
Los Angeles PD

February 27, 2013

Rest with the Angels Officer Crain. Your dedication, devotion, and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Prayers for your family during your home going.

retired police officer bob lester
midland, tex police department

February 26, 2013

Officer Crain,
Sir, as a fellow LEO and former Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USMC. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

February 26, 2013

Rest In Peace Officer Crain. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Riverside Police Department.

Scott Horne U.S. Postal Inspector
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

February 25, 2013

As a citizen of Los Angeles and a supporter of law enforcement everywhere; These recent days and losses have left us numb; in shock and ill inside. The greater our losses, the more we must come together to share this burden. The magnitude of this darkness defies the search for words to express our pain. With tears and the utmost respect for the loss and the pain that those closest to this madness must endure. In The Name of All That Is Good, may you find strength. Dear Almighty God. Please help us.


February 24, 2013

God Bless you my Brothers, May you Protect us from the Havens.

Police Officer David Sin

February 22, 2013

Thank you for your service and for making the ultimate sacrifice sir. Your service and honor will never be forgotten. My heart and prayers go out to your family, LEO family, and community.
RIP Brother

Former LEO/Firefighter - Shan Williams

February 22, 2013

Semper Fi Brother and thank you for your serivce, bith in the Corps and law enforcement. My prayers are with your love ones during this hard time. Rest in peace knowing our heavenly father wraps them in his arms during this tme of grief.

john latour (retired Marine and Deputy)

February 22, 2013

Semper Fidelis, brother.


February 21, 2013

It isn't fair that society must go on without the protection of yet one more brave officer. I pray for your soul, Officer Crain, but I know you are with Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Rest in peace, dear one.

Deborah Rooth
Citizen, Orange County, CA

February 19, 2013

My thoughts are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. God bless you and keep you sir. Rest easy, semper fi

Former officer, Jim Mangum

February 18, 2013

Rest in peace brother. My condolences to the family. He was a hero.

Officer Edwin Lara
Cook County Sheriffs Office- Honor Guard
Chicago, Illinois- External Ops unit

February 18, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Michael Crain and the Riverside Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Crain, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

February 18, 2013

RIP and God Speed, Brother

Police Officer M. Ankri
USC Department Of Public Safety

February 18, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother, you will be forever remembered "HERO"

"Calm Winds and Fair Seas"

PSO I K.D. Whittaker
University of Southern California

February 18, 2013

Thoughts & Prayers from your colleagues across the pond in Staffordshire, England.

The Policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining 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 shoulders and said,
“No, Lord, I guess I ain’t.
Cause those of us who carry badges can’t always be a saint.
But I never took a penny that wasn’t mine to keep,
Though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me, I wept unmanly tears.
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’ve never expected or had too much.
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.”
There was silence all around the throne where the saints had often trod.
As the officer waited quietly for the answer 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.”

Rip Brother. Rest easy knowing that your colleagues will continue your good work and attempt to keep you alive in the way they do the job.

PC Dave Stubbs
Staffordshire Police, United Kingdom

February 18, 2013

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