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

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 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 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 policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell WY, PD

February 18, 2013

"I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be
yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."

President Abraham Lincoln

M. Reuss Police Officer
Eagan MN Police Department

February 17, 2013

To the family and friends of Officer Crain and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Michael was killed. Although I am a frequent poster on this site, leaving a reflection for Michael and the other heroes killed during the attack on our law enforcement in California has been difficult because it has been so hard to comprehend someone who once wore the badge dishonoring it by targeting others who honored it.

To Officer Crain's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

My son was also Michael's fellow Marine so I bid Mike semper fi and thank him also for his service to our country in the Corps.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Michael Crain gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 7, 2013

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 17, 2013

A true "Hero" taken. May God grant you eternal peace. Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Billy Russo (Det., Ret.)
Nassau County Police Dept. NY

February 17, 2013

RIP Ofc. Crain.

R. Nanadiego
State Park Peace Officer
CA State Parks

February 16, 2013


Deputy J. D. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

February 15, 2013

Officer Crain,

On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, I had the honor of attending your funeral services. Having only worked with you on one or two calls in the past, I did not know you.

But listening to the words of your loved ones, I know you were a great man, a great officer, loving husband and a family man.

It was a surreal experience these past couple weeks of these events.

Thank you for your service, and I am sure you are looking down on everything and I am sure you are aware of how strong your family is right now.

Words can not express how the show of support from across the country and the community as a whole is overwhelming.

I am sorry we lost you brother, but thank you for the honor of letting me attend the celebration of your life.

Officer Jason Byrum

February 15, 2013

RIP My brother prayers to your family and friends and to the countless who will mourn this tragic and senseless act, God speed

Sergeant, R V Vidal

February 15, 2013

Dear Crain Family,
As a former Law Enforcement Officer and a mother, my heart breaks for you all. I am praying for you to find some peace in this senseless incident. No words can ever say how truly sorry I am for you and your late husband and father's Law Enforcement Family. May God Bless and wrap His Loving arms of protection and comfort around all.
Deanie Mullis Diver LEO Putnam County Sheriff's Office (retired)


February 15, 2013

Rest In Peace: Officer Crain, My thoughts and prays are with you and your family, who mourn your lost, we thank you for your service to the community and also the country.
Adeli Vigil

Adeli Vigil
Mission Hills High School Criminal Justice Academy

February 15, 2013

Dear crain family,

My condolences to all close to this hero. I am in Mr.Settle's criminal justice class where we have kept up with Officer Crain's story. I know this must be a difficult situation but you must remember he will always be in all of your hearts.But you must always remember to stay strong as long as you can not only for yourselfs but for your children.

erick cortez
mission hills high school criminal justice

February 15, 2013

I have been a Police Officer for over eleven years and I am so saddened by the loss of our fellow brothers in blue. My only hope is that through all this tragedy we may become ever stronger and united as fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement. May God watch over us all and take care of those left behind with saddness and unanswered questions of why?

Police Officer
Broomfield Police Department, Colorado

February 15, 2013

To all that knew and loved Officer Crain,

I am so sorry for your loss, and express my sadness for all during this time.
To Officer Crain's children, please know your father will always be watching out for you, loving and protecting you. Be proud of your Father, for the Hero he always will be, and take comfort that he paid the Ultimate sacrifice all to make your world a better place. I honor his memory and pray for you that you may feel comfort knowing his love for you will always be with you.

D. Lyle
Daughter of Officer Jack W. Lyle, Menlo Park Police, CA EOW 9/22/1960

February 15, 2013

Dear Crain Family:

We extended our love, prayers & deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one.

Thirty days ago, we were notified that our son Kevin (EOW 1/15/13) had been shot in-the-line-of-duty.

Ever since our sad day, we we have truly experienced God's peace and comfort. We pray that you also will find true peace and comfort as you look and cry to God.

In Love and Sympathy,
Will & Mary Ann Tonn

Will & Mary Ann Tonn

Parents of Kevin A. Tonn,
E.O.W. 01/15/2013,
Galt CA Police Officer.

February 15, 2013

Dear Crain Family and Friends,
My condolences to all close to this hero. I am in Mr.Settle's criminal justice class where we have kept up with Officer Crain's story. From the short memorial clips, to writing his family letters we have all learned Crain was an amazing father, husband, brother, and son.To his children, your daddy is a hero. And will NEVER be forgotten. I look up to him as I work to become an officer. Rest in peace Officer Crain. Thank you for helping catch the bad guy.
Kimberly Dutton

Kimberly Dutton
Mission Hills High School Criminal Justice Academy

February 14, 2013

Dear Crain family,
I am a high school criminal justice teacher (retired deputy sheriff as well) and for the last week I have spoken about the tragic passing of Officer Crain. This brave officer has been memorialized in the minds of all 120 of my students. In some some small way, I hope it helps you to know that we talk of him often for many years to come.

Dan Settle
Mission Hills High School (San Marcos, CA)

Dan Settle
Mission Hills High School Criminal Justice Academy

February 14, 2013

Rest in peace brother, your courage and service will never be forgotten

Ptl. Lance Adkins
Braceville Police Department (Ohio)

February 14, 2013

Myself and my criminal justice academy send our reguards to Crain's wife, kids, and, family. Crain was a hero.

Priscilla Santana
Criminal Justice Academy

February 14, 2013

God Bless


February 14, 2013

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

February 14, 2013

Thanks for your service to all of us. May your family come to terms and peace with what has happened. The man who took your life is now where he belongs.

A regular citizen

February 14, 2013

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.
Thank you for your service.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis County Police Dept

February 14, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service.

Correctional Officer H. Montoya
Ca. Dept. Of Corrections Transportaion Unit

February 14, 2013

Rest in peace, brother in blue. A true hero.

Officer Edwin Lara
Cook County Sheriff's Office, Illinois- Honor Guard

February 14, 2013

Rest in peace Brother Michael, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

February 14, 2013

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