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Police Officer Michael John Michalski

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael John Michalski

Final Salute Officer Michalski. Thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

July 26, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Michalski. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Milwaukee Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

July 26, 2018

Rest in peace, Officer Michalski. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

July 26, 2018

Condolences to the Milwaukee PD family and that of officer Michalski. We are all done diminished by his loss.

Investigator Gary Bale (ret)
Orange County CA Sheriffs Dept.

July 26, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

July 26, 2018

Rest in peace brother Our prayers are with your family at this time Of need.

Des Moines Iowa Police Dept.

July 26, 2018

RIP officer Michalski, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman James Murray
Chicago Police Department (Retired)

July 26, 2018

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

July 26, 2018

Rest in peace, sir. Job well done .

Maggie Scott
Shelby Co. Supports the Badge
Shelbyville, IN

July 26, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are a Hero. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and Brothers/Sisters in Blue.

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

July 26, 2018

RIP my brother. I first met you in January 2000 when we both started our law enforcement career. You were the same person then as you were today. I'm proud to say that I got a chance to know you.

Deputy Marlone Jones
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

July 26, 2018

So sad rest in peace brother you are walking the streets of heaven now. Prayers for his family.

Sgt (retired) Bill Vogt
Md State Police

July 26, 2018

Officer Michael Michalski, your 17 years of service to your community will never be forgotten. It is so unfortunate that you made the ultimate sacrifice and your wife and kids are left behind because of someone who has no regard or respect for the law. You will be dearly missed not only by your immediate family but also your law enforcement family. May GOD bless you and your family dearly.

Sgt. (Ret) Steve Davis
Maricopa County S.O.

July 26, 2018

Rest in ☮️ brother Michalski and thank you for your service to your community. We'll hold the line.

Police Officer Ahmed Danso-Faried - Whit
White Plains Police Department

July 26, 2018

Rest In Peace officer. My heart goes out to your family and friends.

Meighan Garrick
Back the Blue
Civilian Supporter

July 26, 2018

This is a tragic loss to the agency and the community. When we lose Officer it is like losing a member of our family. We will keep Him and the family in our prayers God bless brother Officer.

Retired sergeant Ed Slechta
Arizona DEPT of Pubkic Safey

July 26, 2018

Rest in peace brother! We have the watch from here. May God bless your family and friends.

LT. A. Orozco

July 26, 2018

Officer Michael Michalski, Badge 3014, Faithful Servant- Rest in Peace. The Milwaukee community most of all but your brothers and sisters who wear the uniform of law enforcement across this country will miss your faithful service, service to others before ones self and you served well.
To the family of Officer Michalski, our thoughts are of you and your loss of a husband and father, our prayers and more our voices to bring to light the dangers of this profession and demand acknowledgement of the needs of our line officers will continue.

Sheriff David Mahoney
Dane County Sheriff's Office, Exec. Bd National Sheriff's Association

July 26, 2018

RIP my brother'.

PO R Lindsey/ MPD-Retired.
Milw. Police Department/Ret.

July 26, 2018

Please excuse my unintentional error on your previous reflection. It should have read as follows. On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Michael was killed in the line of duty.

To the Michalski family, fellow officers, 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. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Michalski gave to his community and the citizens of Wisconsin and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 25th, 2018.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 26, 2018

Mike, you will be greatly missed by everyone. Your absence will leave a great hole in the lives of many.

Michelle Boening

July 26, 2018

may HIS light shine perceptual upon his face

Chief (retired) Jim Allen
Mobile County Alabama Child Support Enforcement

July 26, 2018

Rest In Peace brother. The law enforcement and Polish community will miss you greatly.

Detective (ret) Adam Wygnanski
Reno Police Dept

July 26, 2018

R.I.P., Officer Michalski. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Katie Gierach
Wauwatosa Police Dept., WI

July 26, 2018

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles

July 26, 2018

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