Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Michael L. Wilson

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, August 5, 2013

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Reflections for Sergeant Michael L. Wilson

Just became aware of this officer's death. It is so absolutely tragic, it is hard to absorb. What a horrific loss to his family and the remaining officers. One reads about these events but this happened in the community that I just moved into in September, and so it is very real. I pray for the safety of all police officers. No one should be senselessly taken away from their family when trying to help others. It is indeed a very dangerous job. So very sorry to the family and the Sheriff's other staff.

Judith Pecho
community member

November 6, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 24, 2013

Mike my brother I miss you man. I know your watching over all of us now. We have your watch brother, thank you for every thing you have done for me and others. You died a hero!

Corporal J. Earner CCSO Explorers
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

October 9, 2013

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Sgt. Wilson was killed.

To Mike'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 Sgt. Wilson gave to his community and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 5, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

October 4, 2013



September 18, 2013

Rest in peace......


Sergeant Spraakman
Dutch Police Lelystad (Netherlands)

September 13, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Sergeant Mike Wilson and the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Sergeant Wilson, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 5, 2013

I watched the funeral on the TV. What a man he was. I couldn't help but pray really hard for the loved ones he has left behind. Rest in peace Sergeant Mike Wilson.

Jackie Otto

September 2, 2013

so very sad to read about the loss of this officer. May his family and friends find peace and comfort in this time of pain.


August 31, 2013

Thanks for your Ultimate Service. Know that most people have a special place in their heart for police.

Carl from Minnesota and Manasota Key.

Retired Fed.

August 31, 2013

Godspeed Brother, you died fighting the good fight and for that we are eternally grateful. May you be at peace as you walk the Golden Beat of Heaven.

POI K. Jarrell

August 29, 2013

Il mio pensiero va alla famiglia. Mi stringo intorno a tutti voi. Sono un Poliziotto Italiano ed ho 2 figlie anche io. Tanta Forza. Claudio Neri

W.O. Neri Claudio
Arma Carabinieri Italian Corps

August 26, 2013

Sgt. Wilson,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Charlotte County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 25, 2013

Mike was full of energy and life. Always trying to make things better, and never a dull moment when he was around. My heart goes out to his wife and children, who will miss him the most.
Cherrish each day we have with one another, treat each other well, life is short.

Lt. Rick McDonald
friend and co-worker

August 24, 2013

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle, wife of US Marshal

August 19, 2013

Thank you for your service and sacrifice Sergeant Wilson. May God bless your family! Rest in Peace...

Graysville, TN Police Department

August 18, 2013

Thank you for your sacrifice,Sgt Wilson and may you rest in peace. Ours prayers are with your family.

Arelis Prado
Mom Police Officer City of Miami

August 18, 2013



August 15, 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 County S
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

August 15, 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 PD

August 14, 2013

R.I.P. BROTHER Wilson!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

August 14, 2013

“God above, thank you for our men and women in blue;
Those who serve and protect us here at home,
So that we can live our lives in peace,
And offer this prayer of our praise to you.

Thank you, Father God, for all of them give some,
And some of them gave all.
For those little children,
Who can only visit their hero Moms and Dad, on a wall.

Our great nation, Father God, was blessed by you;
Our freedom, our families, and our homes, too.
But the greatest blessing you gave us, Father God,
Was our heroes dressed in blue.

They answer our calls for help, in the middle of the night;
Responding to help stop a crime or a fight.
They do the job with dedication to us all,
They stand there in blue, so brave and tall.

They don’t do this job, Father God, for the pay,
For if they did, not one would stay.
No, they do this job, because when there is a cry of the wolf at the door,
Someone needs to stand and say, “You shall hurt no one, no more”.

For the spouse at home and alone, it’s hard place to be;
When or if, their hero in blue, they will ever again see.
So we thank you, Father God, for these heroes that protect our homes;
Keep them safe at night, in our streets where they roam.

And if you must take them home to be with you,
Kiss them all for us, Father God, our heroes in blue.
And when they stand before you, come their judgment day,
We are certain of the words they will hear you say;

Welcome home, you heroes in blue.”

Ron Tomassi

Dedicated to the thousands of law enforcement officers who have given their lives here in our Homeland, and to their families who have to carry on without them.

“Above all else, honor”.

Detective Ron Tomassi
Lake Mary Police (Fl)

August 13, 2013

May God Bless his family. I am so sorry for this happening to his family, the department, and the students at his school. When I heard this on the news it made me sick. It is so hard to loose a fellow officer, and especially when they were so dedicated to their family, and being a police officer.

Detective JoAnn Carter
Broward District School PD

August 13, 2013

"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 Police Department, WY

August 13, 2013

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm F J Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

August 13, 2013

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