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

Thank you for your dedication to the Dallas Police Department and ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for all you did and have done. We all walk this thin blue line in our profession. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Deputy Sheriff Shane Allison
San Diego County Sheriff's Dept

July 9, 2016

Thank you for your Honorable Service, dedication and ultimate sacrifice. The career we have chosen is dangerous and we all know that when we go out to work every day. Nonetheless, this is a senseless act of violence! Rest in Peace Brother. We have the watch from here. My Thoughts and Prayers go out to your Entire Department and Family Members.

Officer Doug Parrow
City of Lead - South Dakota Police Department

July 9, 2016

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 Dallas Police Department. Our country is much less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!


July 9, 2016

RIP brother, thank you for your service and sacrifice , may the lord watch over your family and friend,may he welcome you home.

Lieutenant (Ret) Robert Denault
Department of Defense Police

July 9, 2016

This Dallas squad is now on duty in heaven. To all DPD officers, you are with us in our prayers as are all the families of those gone ahead. Thank you for all our brothers do. Go easy brothers we have the watch.

Deputy Sheriff
Mont. Ciounty Sherifs Office

July 9, 2016

As a grateful citizen of Dallas I thank you, Officer Krol, for your service and sacrifice to my city. My your family and friends know peace in the coming days as they, along with the rest of us, try to make sense of what has happened. Rest easy hero. My deepest condolences to everyone who's life you have touched in your too short 40 years on this earth. RIP.

Lisa B Eades
grateful citizen of Dallas

July 9, 2016

Rest in peace Brother. Prayers and condolences for family, friends and coworkers.

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police, Va.

July 9, 2016

The Rivera family mourns the loss of a fellow officer. May God bless you and your family and thank you for your sacrifice !!! Blue Lives Matter ! RIP brother !!!

Deputy Vidal Rivera
Palm Beach County S.O

July 9, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother in Blue. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and the Dallas Police Deparment.

P.O. Scott Korhonen
Chicago Police Department

July 9, 2016

My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

NYC Correction officer Edwin Rivera (R

July 9, 2016

God bless you, Sir. Thank you for your service. RIP

Renee Rencheck

July 9, 2016

My heart is broke that this had to happen. You were a great police officer. I'm happy you helped out the Dallas Community and you will forever be remembered.

Maria Owens
Police Lt.'s Daughter

July 9, 2016

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Team Texas

July 9, 2016

What does it say about a profession that protects the rights of people to protest the very profession that ensures their ability to protest? Thank you for maintaining fidelity to that profession. Your example reminds us all that freedom isn't free, and it seems more often than not, is paid for the many by the few.

NC Officer

July 9, 2016


Captain Glenn Powell (Ret'd)
Sacramento CA Sheriff

July 8, 2016



July 8, 2016

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.
Psalm 37:39-40
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

July 8, 2016

Michael, my brother in blue. You have served the citizens and your fellow officers well. My prayers go out for you and your family as they go through the next several days and the rest of their lives without you. I also pray for your fellow officers that continue to serve with a very large hole in their hearts. Your job is done but we must continue your work here on earth and we will.

Sgt. Michael Flusche, #4573
Dallas Police Department, retired

July 8, 2016

RIP Officer Krol. My thoughts are with the entire DPD family.

Rena Martinez Dispatch Supervisor
Fort Collins Police Department

July 8, 2016

Thank you for your service to the citizens of Dallas please know that the nation Mourns for you today which they should. From my family to yours may God have mercy on your family and give them strength in these days to come they will be very difficult ones. And may you rest in peace.

Major JP Morgan

July 8, 2016

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

July 8, 2016

Fallen but never Forgotten.

SAIC Bryan Laurie
BNSF Police

July 8, 2016


Stephen Bruet, PPO II NCDPS
NC Department of Public Safety

July 8, 2016

I am deeply saddened for the loss of these officers. I pray that they rest in peace. May God give comfort and peace to these officer's families, friends and their Agencies.

Ranger John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Ranger

July 8, 2016

There are no words to describe what I have been feeling since yesterday. I pray for your friends and family so that they find some peace.

Godspeed and RIP

Patrolman (Retired) Hugh Hamilton

July 8, 2016

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