Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Michael Joseph Smith

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, July 7, 2016

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Reflections for Sergeant Michael Joseph Smith

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Smith, we have the watch...



”I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
---Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!

Police Officer
Seattle Police Department

July 18, 2016

R.I.P. Brother, may God watch over you, your Family, and Co-Workers, & Friends. Brother rest a sure you have been the guiding light for all Brothers & Sisters to follow and NEVER forget you are LOVED, Now it's time for all of our Brothers & Sisters to follow your light and bring peace to your City, State, & Nation. GOD has called you home now where you will have other duties we will take it from here, Brother you have worked hard and your work will NOT go unnoticed, from another Brother in Blue Retired 34 years.

Chief Wayne Van (Retired)

July 18, 2016

Sgt. Smith, thank you for your ultimate sacrifice of protecting those citizens you swore to protect. My thoughts and prayers for you, your family, and your fellow LEO family. Rest in peace, brother.

Former LEO
CCSO

July 17, 2016

Rest in Peace Sergeant Smith. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers are with your family, co-workers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

July 17, 2016

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over five years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

July 16, 2016

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B
GEORGIA CIVILIAN LEO SUPPORTER

July 14, 2016

Thank you and your brothers for being so faithful in serving your city. Dallas was blessed by your service.

NYPD Shanwah Lee
NYPD

July 14, 2016

A real "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, NY Police Department

July 13, 2016

To the 5 fallen police officers ~ our deepest and sincerest condolences to your families. Thank you for your selfless service to protect citizens of America. You senseless deaths will not be in vain ~ we will never forget and forever be grateful. Rest in Peace ~ God Bless.
Alice and Niel Poulsen

Citizens Alice and Niel Poulsen
Americans

July 13, 2016

Thank You for all your years of service to this country & to the people in the City of Dallas. I pray the lord comforts your family in the days ahead. My heart breaks for your wife & two daughters. Rest easy Hero, Gone but never forgotten.

Citizen Trey Corley
Louisiana

July 13, 2016

A portion of a letter written by President Abraham Lincoln, printed in the Boston Evening Transcript on November 25, 1864.

“I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic (he) died to save.
I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
A. Lincoln”

Police Officer M. Reuss
Eagan MN Police Department

July 13, 2016

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

July 13, 2016

my sympathies to the family and colleagues.
Stay strong together. RIP

agt. Grondin
Quebec Provincial Police (SQ)

July 13, 2016

My heartfelt sympathies go out to all of the grieving family members and friends of these brave men. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13. Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

27 “Yes, Lord, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” John 11:25-27

Detective Andrew Konarski
Fall River, MA. Police Officer

July 13, 2016

We stand on a line of BLUE with you, for you, for all. We trust as tears fall that you remain standing with us in memory, always on that thin blue line. Farewell Brother, but never forgotten.

Detective Stephanie Vajda
Cumberland County DA/CID

July 12, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.

Sgt. A. OROZCO
ADOT/ECD

July 12, 2016

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Sergeant E. Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

July 12, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother, May god hold you and your family in the palm of his hands. You are a True Hero

Detective John Salerno
Retired NYPD

July 12, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Michael.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

July 12, 2016

RIp, hero we have it from here.

ECO Keith Levanway
New York State Environmental Conservation Police

July 12, 2016

God bless Sarge.....we will continue to hold the line with you in our memories.

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

July 12, 2016

May God comfort your family, co-workers and friends. Thank you for your bravery and dedication to duty. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten. God bless you!

Deputy Kent J. Sundrup
Denver Sheriff Department

July 12, 2016

RIP my Brother, RIP.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
The ultimate sacrifice.

God Bless you

Quinten Warren, Investigator
Alaska Medicaid Fraud

July 12, 2016

The DeKalb, Illinois Police Department sends their heartfelt sympathies! We are praying for the families and friends of the fallen in this horrific event. Stay strong Dallas PD!

Police Officer Michael Smith - we thank you for your service!

DeKalb Police Department

July 11, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 11, 2016

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