Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Investigator Michael Dale Stockwell

Orange Beach Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Reflections for Investigator Michael Dale Stockwell

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

September 24, 2013

Although I never met you, I heard good things about you from your Aunt and Uncle here in Wisconsin. Rest in peace. Law Enforcement has lost a great man.
Thank you for your years of service

Sgt. Leonard F Meyer
Wisconsin State Fair Park Police Department

September 23, 2013

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

September 23, 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

September 23, 2013

Hoping you find peace and comfort today and in the many difficult days to come. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

September 23, 2013

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

National Police Wives Association

September 22, 2013

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Dept (Michigan)

September 22, 2013

Thank you for your many years of faithful service.

Dallas Area
Texas Highway Patrol

September 22, 2013

Investigator Stockwell my heart and my prayers go out to those who know and love you best. A real tragedy.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 22, 2013

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo
Nassau County NY, PD

September 22, 2013

It was an honor to work with this fine officer. It was some of my most memorable times as an officer. I will miss you Mike. Fly High! We got this down here!

Detective Chad Lambert
Gulf Shores Police Department

September 22, 2013

My condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Stockwell. May he Rest in Peace.

James Bourque, Correctional Counselor
USDOJ/Federal Bureau of Prisons (Ret.)

September 22, 2013

It was indeed a pleasure to work with you Mike. We policed together during what were the toughest and most fun years I have had. You were part of a great group of officers that I will always count it an honor to have served with. I am so sorry you had to leave so soon but I am proud you will be remembered always and with honor.

Lieutenant Bill Cowan
Gulf Shores Police

September 21, 2013

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

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

September 21, 2013

To the family, friends, Chief Billy Wilkins, Sr. and the
Orange Beach Police Department.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. john 15;13

A.S. Batson patrolman
Cherry Police, Goldsboro, NC

September 21, 2013

We became friends in 1987 hanging around at the public beach. You knew where you were going in life and I was a lost soul just looking to have a good time. To me it was the greatest thing in the world that night when I had ran away from home and my parents filed a pick up order and you found me. You didn't put me in cuffs until I asked you to because I thought it would give me status in front of my friends! A few years later after settling down I began working at GSPD as a dispatcher and you always came in to check on me and let me go smoke. We'd all pile up in dispatch at laugh at Marvin and tell war stories. You always made me feel at home and would always be there for me from that time on till I was on the street. There were so many days that you gave up your free time and would go out to the range with me to get my aim tighter and make me feel more comfortable about myself. You always made it look so easy! You made training fun and passed on so much knowledge that I keep filed away to this day. My mind is going in so many directions right now thinking of you! I remember thinking to myself when you left Gulf Shores that I didn't feel as safe as I did before even though I thought I was ten feet tall and bullet proof. It wasn't until that one night during Spring Break and I was on bike patrol with Brad Jemison and we stopped that car load of thugs that had been flashing their guns at people. I was on the passenger's side with my gun two inches in the passengers ear while at the same time noticing weapons all in the car. I wasn't sure what was going through Brad's mind but I was hoping the Calvary would hurry up and then out of nowhere I hear your voice from behind me " I got your back!". I knew you did and that gave me the courage to open the car door and make the arrests.

So many co-workers will say that always felt good knowing you were on the scene because you ALWAYS DID HAVE OUR BACK!! Mike, you are the only Officer I know that has a daily hour named after him! (as I laugh and cry at the same time)
I have so many memories of you my friend and twice the amount of tears! You were my HERO and my friend and I know you'll be there for us in our time of need! Your voice still echoes in my mind! At 7:19pm I got my last text message from you via the Secret Squirrel phone stating to come to the front door of the training room. You were on top of the world and smiling when we left. Then within an hour, you were gone! My world went scramble!! I am proud to have been a friend and co-worker to such an awesome person!
Today, because of you - "The Force is strong!"
I love you and miss you Brother!!

Investigator Tim Gavin
Orange Beach Police Department

September 21, 2013


James P. Waggle

September 21, 2013

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Investigator Michael Dale Stockwell as well as to the Orange Beach Police Department. Rest in peace Investigator Stockwell, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

September 20, 2013

Hearts weep all over America tonight for the loss of Officer Stockwell. You will never be forgotten.


September 20, 2013

Rest in Peace Sir.............................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth PD, Texas

September 20, 2013

RIP Brother.


September 20, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother

Corporal B.P. SULLIVAN
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

September 20, 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 SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV.

September 20, 2013

Thank you Mike for watching my back when I was a dumb rook. As usual you went through the door first. I will miss you brother!

Lieutenant Hill
Gulf Shores PD

September 20, 2013

Rest well my brother for your sacrifice was not in vain. As you take the watch in heaven we've got it from here. May God bless the family both physical and law enforcement with peace and comfort.

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Rev. Carlos Stapleton
Chaplain, Jackson Co. TN SO

September 20, 2013

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