Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Michael John "Chip" Chiapperini

Webster Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, December 24, 2012

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Reflections for Lieutenant Michael John "Chip" Chiapperini

A POLICEMAN’S PRAYER - Teach me that sixty minutes make an hour, sixteen ounces a pound, and one hundred cents a dollar. Help me so to live that I can lay down at night with a clear conscience, without a gun under my pillow, and unhaunted by the faces of those to whom I have brought pain. Grant that I may earn my meal ticket on the square, and in earning it I may do unto others as I would have others do unto me. Deafen me to the jingle of tainted money and to the rustle of unholy skirts. Blind me to the faults of other fellow, but reveal to me my own. Guide me so that each night when I look across the dinner table at my family, who have been a blessing to me, I shall have nothing to conceal. Keep me young enough to laugh with little children, and sympathetic enough to be considerate of old age. And when comes the day of darkening shades and the smell of flowers, the tread of soft footsteps and the crunching wheels in the yard, make the ceremony short and the epitaph simple – “Here lays a man.” --Unknown

John D. Hall, Deputy U.S. Marshal, Ret'd
United States Marshal Service 1971-1998

February 19, 2013

Assumption Sheriff Department of Napoleonville,la sends our pray to the family of Lieutenant Chiapperini may the lord be with you all god bless

Deputy angela brown
Assumption Sheriff Department

February 19, 2013

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

National Police Wives Association

February 18, 2013

To the family and friends of Lt. Chiapperini and his felloiw officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Chip died.

To Chip'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.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Lt. Chiapperini gave to his community and the citizens of New York, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 24, 2012.

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

February 17, 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 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


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

February 15, 2013

Thank you for your dedicated service. To your friends, family and public service family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. God speed.

Retred, Civilian Operations Supervisor
Farmington, NM, Police Dept

February 14, 2013

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Webster Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

February 14, 2013

Rest in Peace.

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

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



February 14, 2013

Rest in peace sir.

Detective Stahl
DeKalb Police Department

February 14, 2013

God Bless you HERO! I hope your family and friends can find peace in the coming days.

Tyson Choquette
Polk County Sheriff's Office

February 14, 2013

The current and retired members of the Massachusetts State Police sent their Deepest Sympathies to the Family, Friends and members of the Webster Police and Fire Departments for the loss of Lieutenant Michael Chiapperini and Firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka. May they Rest In Eternal Peace...

Tpr. Stephen F. Byron, MSP Ret.
Massachusetts State police

February 14, 2013

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Michael Chiapperini. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and your department at this time. Thank you for your service to this country and your community.

Sgt. Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

February 14, 2013

RIP brother Chip.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Dept

February 13, 2013

Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ron Melton, Lieutenant
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Retired

February 13, 2013

HERO! May you rest in peace, Sir!

Police Officer

February 13, 2013

“It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”

Rest in peace Lt. Chiapperini, and may god bless your family and friends!

Deputy Nietzel
Erie County Sheriffs Office

February 13, 2013

My and Thoughts and prayers our with your family, Fellow officers and friends. May you Rest in Peace.

Constable James WHITEHEAD CW468
Sussex Police UK

February 13, 2013

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.


Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

February 13, 2013

Rest in peace. May your family and friends (co-workers) find peace in knowing you are in heaven with god. God Bless.

K-9 Handler B. Emmrich & K9 Jake
Cedarburg Police Department,WI

February 13, 2013

My deepest condolences to his family and fellow officers. Thank you for your dedicated and sacrificial service.

Chaplain Sam Faraone
El Paso, TX PD

February 13, 2013

Way to soon Chip.......You will be sorely missed and never forgotten.

JD Legan (Investigator-Retired)
Webster Police Department

February 13, 2013

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