Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael Leslie Krol

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, July 7, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael Leslie Krol

Heather sing with me,
I am not your Rolling Wheels
I am the Highway
I am not your carpet ride
I am the Sky
I am not your blowing wind
I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon
I am the night

I wish their was a way that I could trade boot prints with the next cop that loses his life on duty. Too many families stare at a empty cereal bowl.

August 20, 2021

Rest in peace, brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

July 7, 2021

Mike I can’t believe 5 years has gone by and it feels like it happened not too long ago. Our family has a huge void without you and I miss you so much and all the laughs we had. You were a hero in our family too coming to all of our rescues when we needed you. You were the best brother and friend to me. I love you Mike and am very proud of you for protecting Dallas. Love, Heath

Heather Stacey
Sister to Michael Krol

July 7, 2021

Officer Krol, 4 years ago today you and your partners where brutally murdered. God bless you continue to rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

July 7, 2020

This day still brings a nauseous feeling to me as I recall hearing about this tragic shooting and reading about horrific details that ended the lives of these true heroes. As usual, life went on while every member of the law enforcement family across the country mourned, wept and honored you all. Brave men and women, just like all of you, continued with their duties and continued to wear the uniform and don the badge to uphold the oath they took and to protect and serve. To protect and serve many of the very same people who were vilifying and demonizing those brave men and women for doing nothing more than their job. It sickens me more and more everyday to see amazing, brave men and women like all of you leave their families for the last time and sacrificing it all, and then to be cast in such an unfavorable light the way our poisonous and biased media does. To all of you who gave of themselves so bravely and so honorably that day, know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always my friends.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 7, 2020

Today, I will not answer the radio call that you boyfriend has come home drunk and is beating you again. Today I will not answer the radio call that your 16 year old daughter, who is very responsible, is four hours late coming home from school. Today I will not answer the radio call that your store has been robbed or your house has been burglarized. Today I will not stop a drunk driver from killing someone. I will not catch a rapist or a murder or a car theft. Today I will not answer the radio call that a man has a gun or tried to abduct a child or that someone has been stabbed or has been in a terrible accident. Today I will not save your child that you locked in the car or the child you were to busy to watch who went outside and fell into swimming pool. No, today I will not do that. Why? Because Today I was killed be a drunk driver while I was helping push a disabled car off the highway. Today I was was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop to simply tell someone that they has taillight out. Today I was killed in traffic accident rushing to help a citizen. Today I was shot and killed serving a warrant on a know drug dealer. Today I was killed be a man when I came by to do a welfare check because his family was to busy. Today I was killed trying to stop a bank robbery or a grocery store robbery. Today I was killed doing my job.

A chaplain and a officer will go to a house and tell a mom and dad or a wife or husband or mother or father I won’t be coming home today. The flags at many police stations were flown at half-mast but most people won’t know why. There will be a funeral and my fellow officers will come, a twenty-one-gun salute will be given, and taps will be played as I am laid to rest my name will be put on a plaque , on a wall , in a building, in a city somewhere. A folded flag will be placed on a mantel or a bookcase in a home somewhere and a family will morn.

There will be no cries for justices. There will be no riots in the streets. There will be no officers marching , screaming “no justice, no peace.” No citizens will scream that something must be done. No windows will be smashed, no cars burned , no stones thrown,no names called. Only someone crying themselves to sleep tonight will be the only sign that I was cared about.
I was a police officer

Kaitlyn Lengel

May 29, 2019

Mike, I miss you and Z every shift at South East. I miss your goofy ass smile. I miss you guys covering me on wrecks. Sitting here on Hodde and Jim Miller thinking about you man. See you soon, watch over the rest of us poor shmucks.

PO Matt Rushing # 9694
Dallas Police Department

May 23, 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

August 30, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 2nd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 7, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

July 7, 2018

Brother, it’s late. I just got home from a 16 hour day. For some reason a memory popped in my head. A Traffic stop. You had stopped a car at a gas station down at Southwest. I stopped to cover you on my way to the house. I can still see your smile man. You told me you were good. Just giving some quick tix for registration. Not a day goes by I don’t think about you. I appreciate you watching over me.

SrCpl JD Smith 9219
Dallas PD

June 1, 2018

You're never forgotten. God bless you and your family.

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

July 7, 2017

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Sir. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

July 7, 2017

To the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Krol: On this 1 year Anniversary of such a tragic loss, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank You for your sacrifice! We will never forget! Always a HERO! God Bless you All.

- Allie Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

July 7, 2017

Rest in Peace

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

July 7, 2017

I went back to Southeast this year bud. I can't help but think of you anytime I go certain places in the grove. The good times we had, the dumb stuff we did as young officers. The sting of 7/7 is still real for most of us man. Not a day goes by that we don't think of you guys. Brother, I miss your smile.

SC JD Smith 9219
Dallas Police Department

May 28, 2017

Carrying Officer Krol's name in the 2017 LEU Rode to Hope ride. RIP brother.

SGT Sheldon Blackwell

May 9, 2017


Sig Jeff Harrison

February 19, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother.

Olivia Zwolensky

January 15, 2017

As part of "Courage in Blue", I have been assigned to read on Officer Krol and understand as much as I am able so that we may discuss his and the sacrifice of many. My wife and I sat up all night glued to the news on the night of you and your brothers passing. We will never forget what you gave to the community you serve and to the strangers you laid it down for.

Strength and honor brother.

Battalion Chief Daniel M. White
DFW International Airport DPS

November 11, 2016

I'm sorry Mike. I know we went over some wild "what if's" in detail. You and Pat were cut down too soon. I know as we move around the department, each place becomes home, but all the places you were before, those were home too. Different officers... a different family. I wish I could have been there instead of you. You had lots of life left to live. I miss you brother.


Lieutenant Michael Magiera
Dallas Police Department

November 7, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

October 6, 2016

Gone but never forgotten. Rest in peace, brother.

PO 10738

September 28, 2016

You sacrifice will never be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends and fellow officers.

Diana L Gutwosky Thornbury, daughter of fallen Detroit police officer Ricktor Ace Gutwosky, 1968

Diana L Gutowsky Thornbury

July 25, 2016

Thoughts and Prayers for the family of Officer Krol and his fellow officers.

Officer Robert Perry
U of M-Dearborn Police Department

July 20, 2016

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