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

Rest in Peace Sgt Wilson....

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 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 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."
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Dave Heine
LEO Supporter

August 6, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, friends, and colleagues.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

August 6, 2013

Rest in peace, Sergeant Wilson. Thank you for your many years of dedicated service to your community. Your ultimate sacrifice and that of your family will never be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, Charlotte County SO and many law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed and God Bless, Hero.

Kathy B
Grateful Citizen

August 6, 2013

Rest in peace Brother. A hero was lost but will never be forgotten.

Sgt. M. Ogliaruso
Clearwater PD

August 6, 2013

With deep sorrow, we grieve with you . . . .

Pvt. Joseph Brown
MS ANG CRTC USAF Security Forces

August 6, 2013

Rest in peace Sgt. Wilson. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives. Your dedication, devotion, and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. May your children know their dad died a hero.

Retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

August 6, 2013

Sad. God Bless

SGT. Jim

August 6, 2013

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

August 6, 2013

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Corporal Mike Wilson as well as to our sister agency, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Corporal Wilson, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

August 6, 2013

My thoughts and prays go out to the family and the Deputies of Charlotte County Sheriff's Department. I retired to Charlotte County Florida and have a the honor of meeting many of it's fine Law Enforcement Officers. Rest in peace Brother Mike Wilson

Chuck Terrell, Retired Police Seargent
Suffolk Police Department, Va

August 6, 2013

My grandparents lived in Port Charlotte for several years in the late 80s before moving back to Ohio. I visited that fine city several times. I'm saddened by the cowardly murder of Sergeant Wilson and wish his family and coworkers a blessing of peace.

William Theisen

August 6, 2013

R.I.P Brother...

Deputy Douglas Wright
Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office Florida

August 6, 2013

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, Sgt. Wilson and may you rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and coworkers.

Wendy L. Nielsen
Proud Mom of Deputy Brandon J. Nielsen, EOW 08/16/12

August 6, 2013

The fellow first responders of the Sarasota County Fire Department send sympathies to Mike's family and co-officers. A neighbor on the Gulf Coast has fallen.

Chaplain Rod Myers
Sarasota County Fire Department

August 6, 2013

Sleep well my brother and thank you for your service. We'll take it from here, you can now stand guard at the Gates of Heaven.

Deputy Tito Hall
Grady County Sheriff's Office, Ga

August 6, 2013

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother.


August 6, 2013

My heart is broken, we lost a member of our family today and it will forever be etched in our memory. Mike please know we will look after your wife and kids. We will miss you, please rest in peace and know we love you.

Lt. Melissa Kilby
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

August 6, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Sergeant Wilson. You are a hero who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in peace brother. God bless.


August 6, 2013

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