Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Public Safety Officer Michael Josua Ventura

Town of Salem Department of Public Safety, Wisconsin

End of Watch Friday, July 8, 2016

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Reflections for Public Safety Officer Michael Josua Ventura

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

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 8, 2017

"Thank you all for your kindness, compassion, and support during this very difficult time. Being a public safety officer meant the world to my husband, and not only do I appreciate everything he did at his job on a daily basis but I appreciate and thank all law enforcement officers for their selflessness and sacrafices they make everyday. It is clear to me that law enforcement is a calling. I am proud to be a part of this second family, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your thoughts and prayers. With sincere thanks."

Mrs. Maggie Ventura
Wife of Michael J. Ventura
EOW 07/8/16

I have posted this reflection by Maggie Ventura in response to the overwheilming well wishes by normal everyday citizens and the various law enforcement agencies through out this great nation.

As Chief of this small law enforcement agency I can not begin to repay those individuals that stepped up at the call for help and so unselfishly rolled up their sleeves and took care of Mrs. Ventura, the immediate family, and our agency.

With well over 300 law enforcement agencies sending cards of condolences to our agency and the family.....I want you all to know that each one was opened, read carefully and shared with family and friends of Michael. This seemed the only appropriate way to communicate to all of you that we are very grateful to all that have taken the time to communicate their thoughts to the family and law enforcement agency that Michael Ventura so proudly represented.

David B. Shortess
Town of Salem Public Safety

September 2, 2016

God's peace and speed Officer Ventura. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Department

August 18, 2016

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
Moahwk Police Department

August 8, 2016

On behalf of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA, our prayers are with the immediate family of Public Safety Officer Michael Joshua Ventura and the extended law enforcement family of the Town of Salem Department of Public Safety. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13). Thank you for your service Officer Ventura.

Paul Lee (Ret. Capt. Chattanooga PD)
Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA

August 2, 2016

To All Our Blue Blood Families;
Some people just make life better for everyone around them. Your kind hearts and generous souls have blessed so many people and today it was our turn, thank you all for all your prayers and love.
His fullest blessing is our prayer for you today:
“The Lord BLESS You and Keep You; The Lord make His Face SHINE Upon You and be Gracious to You; The Lord LIFT UP His Countenance Upon You, and Give You PEACE.”
NUMBERS 6:24-26

Michael and Michelle Ventura
Surviving Parents of Michael Josua Ventura E.O.W. July 08, 2016

August 1, 2016

To All Our Blue Blood Families;
Some people just make life better for everyone around them. Your kind hearts and generous souls have blessed so many people and today it was our turn, thank you all for all your prayers and love.
His fullest blessing is our prayer for you today:
“The Lord BLESS You and Keep You; The Lord make His Face SHINE Upon You and be Gracious to You; The Lord LIFT UP His Countenance Upon You, and Give You PEACE.”
NUMBERS 6:24-26

Michael and Michelle Ventura
Surviving Parents of Michael Josua Ventura E.O.W. July 08, 2016

August 1, 2016

Rest in Peace, Public Safety Officer Michael Ventura. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

July 20, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department

July 20, 2016

Rest in peace Brother.

Lt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

July 19, 2016

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Public Safety Officer Michael Joshua Ventura and the extended law enforcement family of the Salem Department of Public Safety, Wisconsin.

End of Watch: Friday, July 8, 2016

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

July 19, 2016

What a good looking kid ... You make All us Mothers/Grandmother's Proud !!!
My Family sends tearful condolences to Michael's Family , Friends, Department, Community & Country.
May God be near all ... to Comfort & heal ...
Thank you Michael for your Brave & Unselfish Service.
RIP Michael , Son of Valor, with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan, PSY. LE. GRAD.
EAGLES WING BAPTIST CHURCH, SD

July 18, 2016

RIP brother Michael.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Investigator D. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

July 18, 2016

Prayers in your time of loss.

Dispatcher Danielle Lucas
Phoenix Police Communications

July 18, 2016

So sorry for your loss.

Jacquie Rebel survivor

July 17, 2016

This is truly a tragic tale and I find myself short for words. All I can say is I am so sorry that this happened. Accidents happen but that doesn't make it any less tragic.

MCGUIRE BRANIN

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

Thank you for your service!

Agent Cedric Thomas
Louisiana State Probation and Parole

July 15, 2016

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B
GEORGIA CIVILIAN LEO SUPPORTER

July 14, 2016

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

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wyoming Police Department

July 13, 2016

RIP Brother. Thank you & God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (ret)
No.Bergen, N.J. P.D.

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

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy#980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

July 13, 2016

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