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

My deepest condolences to the family members of Sergeant Michael Stephen, and my deepest condolences to his work family. May his soul rest in peace.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

July 21, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

July 21, 2019

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle
Civilian

July 21, 2019

My heart goes out to Sgt Stephen’s Family and Family in Blue, I know all too well the emptiness that is being felt by all, we too lost one of our own on June 17th, Officer John Hetland, to have an officer lose his or her life in this manner is a hard pill to swallow, please know that we are praying for you all!! God Bless you all, Sgt Stephen, your brothers n sisters in blue have it from here

Ms. Diana Strickland
LEO Family Member

July 20, 2019

Sgt. Stephen Sir; may the Lord be with your immediate family and Peace be with you Sgt., and your loved ones. The Lord be with you Sgt. This former Marine is thinking of you soldier; wish I could've been there to help in anyway I could. I would've had your back.

Maury
Former U.S. Marine/Combat Engineers

July 20, 2019

Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a special place
for our protectors.
Please continue your watch over us.


Thank you for your service!
Thank you for your protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

July 20, 2019

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

July 20, 2019

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

July 20, 2019

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

July 20, 2019

“Well done, good and faithful servant.” These words you hear our Lord and Savior say because you have been the good and faithful servant in every way - at home, in your community, and in service to our country. Sergeant Stephen, you have left your enduring mark upon many in your community and on many individuals who had the pleasure of getting to know you. We will remember you as one who protected and served well those around you, even to your final breath. Sarge, as you rest in the comfort and presence of Jesus, your mission here final and complete, rest assured that your brothers and sisters will carry on the many works you had started. I will stand along side them in prayer and support as they feel the burden of losing you from their daily lives and hasten to carry on your works.

Salute, Sergeant Mike Stephen - Well done, good and faithful servant!

Chaplain David Barnes
North Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas / Friend

July 19, 2019

Thank you for your dedication and your service /sacrafice.
May GOD comfort your family.

Bob Gilbert (retired officer and US Army

July 19, 2019

RIP, Sgt. Stephen. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

July 19, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother .

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

July 19, 2019

Rest in price brother we got it from here. Prayer to the family of this hero. Thank you for your service to the community

Patrolman Dakota Mitchell
Washingtonville police department

July 19, 2019

Another brother taken from us. We will be praying for family, friends and fellow LE brothers and sisters. May God wrap he arms around us all and give comfort. You are in his hands and watching over us now. Peace to you

Major Norman Hale
White County AR

July 19, 2019

RIP American Hero.

Ed McConnell, Asst. Chief of Police
OPD

July 19, 2019

Final Salute Sergeant Stephen. 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 19, 2019

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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

July 19, 2019

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

July 19, 2019

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 they 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,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

July 19, 2019

God Speed Sgt. Stephen!

Thank you for your service for our country and for the citizens of Stone County. Prayers for your family, blood and blue.

Major James Ward, Retired
Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, NC

July 19, 2019

RIP Sergeant Stephen. When I first went to work for the Arkansas Dept. of Corrections you were a brand new Sergeant. You always led from the front. You taught me tools and tactics that I know made me a better officer, and a better person. You will forever be in our hearts and will be missed by everyone who was privileged to know you.

Patrick Kelso-Corporal
Arkansas Dept. of Corrections

July 19, 2019

So sorry, Sergeant Michael Stephen, to lose you at such an early age, still. May you rest in peace. My prayers are with your family, community and the Department. THANK YOU for your service - here and at the Fire Department. Honored to have men like you in these positions and again, condolences to those who have been deprived of your life.

God Bless,
Kim

Kim Durham
Davis Police Department - Daughter

July 19, 2019

The Lord God with us, our hearts and prayers go out to the Stone County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Office and for the family, friends, and colleagues of Sergeant Michael Stephen, of the Stone County Sheriff’s Office, who was shot and killed in the Line-of-Duty on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Depart, dear Brother-in-Blue, out of this world into the arms of the Father who created you, into the arms of the Son who redeemed you, and into the arms of the Spirit who made you whole. You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, and you have kept the faith [Inspired by 2Timothy 4:7]. Now rest easy in peace. We will take it from here. Amen.

Jesus teaches us the following:
1. God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God [Matthew 5:9 NLT]
2. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted [Matthew 5:4 NLT]
3. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends [John 15:13 NLT]

Minister Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA, NACM
Ordained & Licensed Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
A Christian Global Outreach Ministry [Since 2018]
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers [Since 2015]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div., NCCA
Nashua / Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 19, 2019

Prayers for your family and department. Thank you for your service. Blessed are the peace makers !

Parole Academy Instructor Brandon Smith
TX Department of Criminal Justice-Parole Division

July 19, 2019

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