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

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

Rest in peace Brother. We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

Lt. A. Orozco
ADOT/ECD

July 22, 2019

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer Gary Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

July 22, 2019

Thank you Sergeant Stephen for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Arkansas. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

July 22, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, Michael Stephen, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our prayers and thoughts to the Pineville Fire Department where he was the Fire Chief. Also we thank Sergeant Stephen for his service as a United States Army Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

July 22, 2019

"Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him." Rest well brother. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Bishop Ed Skiba
Chaplain
Stuart Florida PD
CISM, PCI, Hostage Negotiation
Diving Officer, USN (ret)

July 22, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Sergeant Stephens and the Stone County Sheriff's Office. RIP Brother.

Lt. Fred Parker
Putnam County Sheriff's Office, TN

July 22, 2019

God bless you and thank you, Sergeant Michael Stephan, for your service and sacrifice.
Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Stone County Sheriff’s Office.
Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Janet Sanchez
Yuma Police Department

July 22, 2019

The men & women of the Abilene Police Dept extend their condolences to the family, coworkers, and friends of Sergeant Michael Stephen. We are saddened by this loss, which ended his life as Sgt. Stephen offered service to his community.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

July 22, 2019

Requiescat in Pacem

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

July 22, 2019

Sending my sincere thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and department. I am so very sorry for the loss of your HERO. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Sgt. Stephen, thank you for your service to your Country and Community. You will live on in the hearts of all who love you. You are a TRUE HERO. May God bless you and keep you as you watch over us from above.....

RIP HERO...Gone But NEVER Forgeotten...

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance of Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-12

July 22, 2019

May God bless you and your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace my brother in blue.

(Ret) Trooper Dean Aires
PA State Police

July 22, 2019

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

July 22, 2019

On behalf of Moms Back the Blue of the St. Louis County Police Family Association, we offer
our heartfelt condolences to the family (blood and blue) and friends of Sergeant Stephen.
We will be forever indebted to you for your selfless service and sacrifice.
Always Honored; Never Forgotten

Proud Moms from
Moms Back the Blue of the
St. Louis County Police Family Association

July 22, 2019

Rest in Peace Brother

Det. Bret McMahen
SAU PD

July 22, 2019

Prayers being sent up for your families, at work and at home. Thank you for your many years of service to keep your community and country safe.

Officer Sandra Rapey
Lindenhurst Police Department Illinois

July 22, 2019

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Sergeant Stephen and the Stone County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Sergeant Stephen, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

July 21, 2019

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and your Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

July 21, 2019

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

Author Unknown

E.C. Proft Cheif Deputy retired
ICSO

July 21, 2019

Stephen family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Sgt. Stephen thank you for your Dedicated Service to your Country,Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls,OH Police Dept

July 21, 2019

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Sergeant Michael Stephen. Please know we are eternally grateful for Michael’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Sergeant Michael Stephen, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Stone County Sheriff’s Department for Michael’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Sergeant Stephen’s wife and father. In addition, POINT 27 and Shields of Strength is sending a Thin Red Line Dog Tag and an Army Dog Tag to honor Michael’s service to the Fire Department and the United States Army.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
POINT 27

Jerry M. Rhodes
Detective, Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
Law Enforcement Outreach
POINT 27
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department
POINT 27- a Law Enforcement Liaison

July 21, 2019

Blessed be the peace maker for they shall be seated at the right hand of the Lord, God Bless you and may your family have some comfort in knowing you were a hero on earth

Rey. Sgt
Millburn, NJ

July 21, 2019

God Bless you and your Family, Brother

Christopher Jon Kelby, Sergeant
N.H. State Police

July 21, 2019

RIP BROTHER!!! These incidents have to stop!! Canada has your back

Detective Phil Neyron
Winnipeg police service

July 21, 2019

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