Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Michael J. Seversen

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, April 14, 2014

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Michael J. Seversen

Deputy Sheriff Seversen,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Burnett County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 14, 2024

Rest easy in heaven

Mark Mottola

April 14, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Seversen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 21, 2019

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin LEO

July 24, 2019

Still thinking of you Mike.
Save me a spot where you are at because I know it is a good place....

T. G. Wulf
Badge 4211 (Retired)

February 3, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 12, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Seversen, your story, your life, your dedicated service continues to inspire.

Survivor G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011

April 15, 2018

May the light you created continue to shine. Thank you for your service and courage. Your sister Jayne is a source of inspiration. She loved you so very much.
Ellen Dinwiddie Smith

Surviving sister of Killeen (Texas) Police Detective & Swat Team Member Charles “Chuck” David Dinwiddie #cd63. EOW 5/11/14.

April 20, 2015

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten. May God keep your family in His arms.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

September 6, 2014

Rest in Peace, brother.

Police Officer Ross G Kuesel
Milwaukee Police Department

August 8, 2014

My Brother, Mike remained a deputy with the Polk County Sheriffs office until the day he died. His badge number 905 has been retired. Mike handled his life as a Deputy the way he handled his years paralyzed from the neck down, bravely, kindly and trying to help others adjust to their disabilities. He made friends everywhere he went. He was seldom discouraged and bad days came when news of other officers anywhere being killed or injured. He had a heart of gold and because of his "I can do that" attitude he was greatly loved.
We as a family have been thankful for the years we had him to travel with, laugh with, and even cry. The years got harder and as his body aged, he dealt with severe pain, but he just kept going.
Even after all these years we are amazed at the out pour of support. Mike was a true hero in the way he lived his life as a Quad. He was brave and courageous and to him, Attitude was everything.
Thanks to the community and the support of Polk County Sheriffs office (WI) that kept him in the loop and allowed him to do what he loved. Thanks to Craig hospital in Denver that kept him healthy. And in 2010 when his health took a big turn, he had to have 24 hour care and his home health nurses loved, protected and cared for him.

I just miss him so much.

Jayne Wellumson

June 24, 2014

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

To the Seversen family, fellow deputies, and all who call Mike beloved, 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 Deputy Seversen gave to his community and the citizens of Wisconsin, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 14, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 14, 2014

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

May 13, 2014

Rest in Peace my brother. It is our watch now.
You are an inspiration to the fight and dedication inside us all. Godspeed.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and all my brothers and sisters of the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Officer B. Ruth
Baltimore County Police Department

May 12, 2014

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

May 10, 2014

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 Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

May 6, 2014

He went to work one morning and did not know
This shift he served would bring such sorrow
This call to duty would be his last
His time on earth is now his past
God set this day as his time to go
Rest in peace Deputy Seversen, now a hero
He gave the ultimate sacrifice
With integrity and pride he paid the price
His family, friends and colleagues will mourn
As an angel in heaven he is now reborn
His golden heart stopped beating
Hardworking hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the very best.

Master Sergeant Jane Hosteny (retired)
Illinois State Police

May 4, 2014

Rest in Peace, prayers for the family.

Deputy L. Barth
Taylor County Sheriff's Department

May 4, 2014

RIP Brother, my prayers for you, your family and agency. Job well done.

Philip Callas, Detective Retired Secaucus, NJ PD

May 2, 2014

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Mike Severson and the extended law enforcement family of the Polk County (Wisconsin) Sheriff's Office. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

April 30, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Seversen's loved ones and everyone at the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department

April 29, 2014

Thank you for your service Deputy Seversen. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace...

Chief Joseph A. Edwards
Columbia Police Department, IL

April 29, 2014

You faced hell, lived with hell and now it's time to be at peace & free. God bless you for your heroic service & may your family find peace in the fact they were loved by a hero!

Mother of a Sgt
Colorado Springs PF

April 26, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Sheriff Seversen's family and friends.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

April 25, 2014



April 22, 2014

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