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Private First Class Michael Shawn Latu

Marion County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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Reflections for Private First Class Michael Shawn Latu

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

February 18, 2020

PFC Latu, the family has lost another member in a sad and tragic way.

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

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Departmentt

January 16, 2020

Pfc Latu, the honors bestowed on you are strong testimonials for the excellence of your service and your dedication to your job. Your good works will not go unnoticed by our Lord who sees and knows everything, and your reward in heaven will be great May our all-loving Lord immerse you and those you've left behind in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

December 30, 2019

Rest in peace brother.

Corporal (Ret) Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

December 28, 2019

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

December 26, 2019

Heavenly Father, You are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Private First Class Michael S. Latu, of the Marion County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office, was taken from us on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. He was killed in the Line-of-Duty in a single-vehicle collision while responding to a call for police service at 1:05 am. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. We ask this through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; for He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can go to the Father except by way of the Son. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain / Rev. Steven R. Closs, DDiv, RPP, NACM, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Christian Minister/Chaplain
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Member of the National Certified Chaplains Association
Member of the National Association of Christian Ministers

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

December 25, 2019

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the tragic death of Private First Class Latu.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

December 25, 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

December 25, 2019

To the family of Private First Class Michael Shawn Latu, friends, Sheriff Brian Wallace and the
Marion County Sheriff's Office.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayer. 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

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Goldsboro, NC

December 23, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice

Officer Alexander Hernandez
Miccousukee Tribal Police Department

December 23, 2019

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

December 20, 2019

God Bless you Private First Class Michael Shawn Latu. Thank you for your service with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department ❤️. Thank you for making the people in Marion County, South Carolina feel safer. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

December 20, 2019

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J. Corasaniti II, Retired Fire LT.
Baltimore City Fire Department

December 19, 2019

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

FrankJ.Corasaniti II,Retired Fire LT.
Baltimore City Fire Department

December 19, 2019

I am sad to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Private First Class Michael Shawn Latu. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Highways of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and all members of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

December 19, 2019

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

December 19, 2019

The Abilene Police Department is saddened at the loss of Private First Class Mike Latu as he was serving his community. We are grateful for his commitment to Law Enforcement. We recognize some of the sacrifices that were made as he lived out his purpose to those around him.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

December 19, 2019


David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

December 18, 2019

Prayers for your family and agency heaven bound on angel wings to serve our king

Corporal John Biggins
Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office TN

December 18, 2019

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service. May your sacrifice and memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

December 18, 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 Private First Class Deputy, Michael Shawn Latu, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a Private First Class Deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 18, 2019

Rest in peace PFC Latu!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

December 18, 2019

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

December 18, 2019

RIP Private fFirst Class Latu. Sincere condolences to his family and fellow colleagues for their tragic loss. Thank you for your service. Salute and Respect from the South African Police Service

Constable Tessa Le Roux
South African Police Service

December 18, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

December 18, 2019

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