Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Michael Joe Naylor

Midland County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, October 9, 2014

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Reflections for Sergeant Michael Joe Naylor

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

October 25, 2014

Another "Hero" taken.
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. Ret.
Nassau County Police Dept., NY

October 21, 2014

R.I.P. Sgt. Naylor

Julie Boyle Correction Officer[Retired]
NYC Dep't of Corrections

October 21, 2014

R.I.P. BROTHER Naylor!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

October 21, 2014

Rest in peace Sarge...My thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the MCSO during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

October 21, 2014

To:The family;loved ones;friends and department members: A POLICE OFFICER'S PRAYER:--- O,gentle Lord. Keep the day/night watch with me. As I begin my tour of duty, I ask your protection from all mental,physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work,endeavoring to keep peace among your people. Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent upon me for life and safety. Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence. Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers, and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord,I ask that I may return safely,after my tour of duty,to my loved ones and those who love me. I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer;and after my tour of duty is over here on earth,may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those who serve you well.AMEN. *** REST IN PEACE*** Sent to you by the father of S.A J.D.Koeppen, and Trooper D.C.Koeppen , N.J.State Police(ret) and Ptl.Adam M.Koeppen Toms River NJ PD.

Chief (retired) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

Chief(ret) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington NJ PD

October 20, 2014

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

To the Naylor family, fellow deputies, and all who call Michael 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 Sgt. Naylor gave to his community and the citizens of Texas , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 9, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 20, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Sgt. Naylor's family and friends during this terrible time.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

October 20, 2014

My deepest condolences to the family of Sergeant Naylor as well as to the entire Midland County Sheriff's Department.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Ret)
New York State Police - Troop D

October 20, 2014

I share your tears and broken heart.
I too, have had my world torn apart.
It does get easier with time, so give yourselves all the time you need to grieve.
Talking about the good times and funny stories of his life, make it easier to keep him always near and in your hearts.


October 19, 2014

A "HERO" to children ... no greater reward than to rescue the
weak ... I being a survivor of pedophilic monsters , I personally Thank You ...
You have earned a Place in the Book of Heros as a representative for LE Heros ... it is a Healing tool for " The Little Princess Club" for women & children that are victims of domestic violence, to forget thier bruises & broken bones & see that they are valuable treasures...
Men & Women in uniform ,like Michael are vital to giving these women & children another chance at a good life ...
'The Purple Heart Candles" will burn this day in our Family's 9/11 Memorial & "The Blue & Red Candles' this week will be lit at hte VET's Memorial in Jonesboro, Ar.
No Parent, Friend, Department, Community, or Country could be more proud of you ...
From my Family to yours, your Department, Friends,Community, & Country , we send condolences...
God Speed with Honor, Son Of Valor ...
Gone From Our Arms ... Forever in our Hearts !!!

Ms. Karen Morgan ,Psy & LE , Grad.
Eagels Wing Baptist Church, Lake Traverse, SD

October 19, 2014

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

October 19, 2014

God speed brother....

Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.

October 19, 2014

RIP Brother...(salute)

Retired Master Trooper

October 18, 2014

On behalf of the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office, Michigan; thank you for your service Sergeant Naylor. Our most heartfelt condolences go out to your family, department, and community. You have made the ultimate sacrifice. We remain forever grateful to you as our brother in Law Enforcement.

Deputy Covert
Lapeer County Sheriff

October 18, 2014

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County, Idaho Sheriff's Office

October 17, 2014

To family friends loved ones and dept. My heartfelt sorrows . We have all lost another Centurian. May God bless you all and to all first responders

Officer Chris Lambert
Golden Beach Florida

October 17, 2014

For Sergeant Michael Naylor:

The duties of the law-officer are many, but one of the most dangerous situations is confronting another person with a gun. No amount of training or experience prepares the law-officer for the unstable individual who in a fraction of a second will kill. Far too many law-officers who tried to make an arrest peaceably has left themselves open to extreme danger attempting to avoid violence and paid for it with losing his life. We regret that our brother Michael would be the next law-officer to be murdered by a deranged and crazed individual.
We pray for Michael's family, co-workers, friends and those who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days ahead.
We are proud to render Sergeant Michael Naylor, a brave and noble soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret,)
Pennsylvania State Police

October 16, 2014

Beautiful poem for a wonderful hero! Thank you David Bell..

Sgt., Retired MB Fuller

October 16, 2014

Rest easy brother.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

October 16, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 15, 2014

May God grant watch over your loved ones. We have the watch from here, brother.


October 15, 2014

Be at peace my brother. We got it from here!! Your unselfish service for others is what sets you apart. GOD BLESS!

Deon Clayton, CTS
Federal Bureau of Prisons

October 15, 2014

Rest easy Sergeant Mike Naylor your service will never be forgotten.

Salt Lake City, Utah

October 14, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Midland County Sheriff's Office. R.I.P Sir!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

October 14, 2014

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