Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Michael Lawrence Ledek

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, February 9, 2018

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Reflections for Detective Michael Lawrence Ledek

Lord Jesus, as we watch our nation’s brave law enforcement officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the law enforcement officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, D.Div, NCCA, M.S.B.S.
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 10, 2022

Rest well , my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice during those months at the site.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 9, 2021

One of the many amazing men and women who gave so selflessly and heroically that day and the many days that followed. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

February 9, 2021

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

February 9, 2020

Another year in the kingdom of Heaven...thank you again for your service and sacrifice. May your loving family be always blessed and, that they gain strength in time for your great loss. Until we all meet.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 9, 2020

Thank you for your service sir. RIP.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 25, 2020

Detective Ledek, you will never be forgotten. Your dedicated service forever honored.

G. Birkholz Mother of
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

September 11, 2019

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Michael died as a result of an illness he suffered in the line of duty in 2001 during the aftermath of 9/11.

To the Ledek 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. I hope that you continue to receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Detective Ledek gave to his community and the citizens of New York and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 9, 2018. We shall never forget any of our 9/11 heroes and I hope you and your family know that a grateful nation mourned for you.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 10, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 31, 2019

Det. Ledek,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City and our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 9, 2019

To my brother in blue: May you rest in eternal peace and that your loving family assuage their grief on your great loss. Thank you for your service to our city. All of us who were there will one day meet up with you to say thanks. I know it will be my honor.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD

February 9, 2019

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Detective Ledek. I'm honored to leave the first of many reflections for you and your heroic actions.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 7, 2019

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