Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Michael Stephen

Stone County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Reflections for Sergeant Michael Stephen

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

August 18, 2019

Thank you for your service sir GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

August 8, 2019

Thank you for your service ma'am GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

August 8, 2019

God Bless You And May He Hold You And Your Family In His Arms...jbaits...

We can never take for granted or give back enough to those we've lost and their families for whom they survived to protect and serve total strangers.

August 7, 2019

God Bless You And May He Hold You And Your Family In His Arms...jbaits...

We can never take for granted or give back enough to those we've lost and their families for whom they survived to protect and serve total strangers.

August 6, 2019

Rest in peace Sergeant Michael Stephen.
Prayers and condolences for family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

August 2, 2019

Rest in Peace Sergeant Stephen. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers for your Family both Blood and Blue.

Corporal Terri L. Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

August 1, 2019

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 PD, NY

July 29, 2019

To the family of Sergeant Michael Stephen, friends, and the Stone County Sheriff's Office.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you his peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16 & 17
"This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:12 & 13

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

July 29, 2019

Rest in peace Sgt. Stephen. My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the SCSO during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

July 29, 2019

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Sgt. Michael Stephen, Stone County Sheriff ‘s Office, Arkansas. May God give comfort and understanding to his family and friends. To understand he was doing the job he was trained todo.RIP Brother we got the Watch.

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre (Ret.Manor Tw
Red RoseLodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County Pennsylvania

July 27, 2019

Sgt. Stephen,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 26, 2019

I would just like to say thank you (although that doesn't seem to be enough) for your service and sacrifice (trying to make this crazy world a better and safer place). You will not be forgotten. Deepest sympathy to your friends, family and coworkers. RIP.


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

Marie C
NJ Citizen

July 26, 2019

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

July 24, 2019

Rest in peace brother

CPL. (RET) Brian SULLIVAN
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

July 24, 2019

Rest in Peace Sgt Stephen.

Joseph Hart-Bowley

July 24, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Stephen. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Stone County Sheriff's Office.

US Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

July 23, 2019

"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."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

July 23, 2019

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Department, Tx

July 23, 2019

God Bless you, and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Lt. Rich Martin
Michigan State Police

July 23, 2019

RIP sir, another fine officer taken way to early due to the negative press police officers have been getting over the last several years. I do hope you are able to protect in heaven. I understand the calling and have served my entire life as well.

Lt. Richard Martin
Michigan State Police

July 23, 2019

R.I.P. BROTHER Stephen!!!

Nebraska Police Department

July 23, 2019

God Speed. I trust your journey was a good one. God Bless you, your family, friends, colleagues, and comrades throughout the world.

SSG, US Army
Prior Civilian Law Enforcement

July 23, 2019

Sarge, you apparently have a record of GIVING over taking. Thank you for all your service. The person who murdered you is gone and I do not mourn that person, but I mourn you while still honoring your life and efforts on behalf of others.

God Bless you, Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

July 22, 2019

Rest in Peace Sgt Stephen, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.

TERRY ZECH, OFC(RET)
DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPARTMENT DETROIT MICHIGAN

July 22, 2019

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