Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael Lee

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

End of Watch Friday, June 19, 2020

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael Lee

On behalf of my family I would like to say thank you for all your well wishes. My name is Herberta John, sister to Mike. I should add that he is my only sibling. It has been a hard journey for us but with heart felt words of encouragement we keep on. I have 5 children and 3 grandchildren that were very close to their uncle. My mom and dad has been taking this very hard and their has not been a day that she has not shed tears. More so this pandemic keeps us all from being their physically for each others. We will miss his random text messages about Bigfoot's footprint on his porch, his humour, his laughter, the way he would look up from his phone, clearing of his throat, etc. So many that I can go on and on. My grandson 2 yrs. old saw a person that resemble his grandpa and say mom look, waving. Young as he is, he knows his grandpa. So we are grieving and hoping for better days.

Thank you for your service and god bless.

Herberta John
Sister to Michael E Lee EOW June 18, 2020

January 12, 2021

The New Year has started with out you my dear friend! I still can't believe you have gain your wings. I still find myself looking for your number when I need help. You were our HERO our backbone when we needed assistance. We miss you. Be our eyes be our backup be our light in the darkness when we need it. Thank you for your many many years of service to the Navajo Nation and to the Navajo Police. Your presence is missed!! Much love and hugs! You are now our angel in heaven. RIP Officer Micheal Lee, we got the watch from here.

Police Sergeant
Navajo Police-Kayenta District

January 2, 2021

Thank you for your honorable service.

Founder/ CEO Michael Kitterman
American Citizens Institute

December 26, 2020

Officer Lee, thank you for your service. God Bless you, Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

July 20, 2020

Officer Lee,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 11, 2020

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

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

July 11, 2020

My deepest condolences go out to Officer Lee's family, friends and co-workers at Navajo Division of Public Safety during this difficult time.

Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE Officer Lee.

Officer Janet Sanchez
F.O.P member Yuma Lodge #24
Yuma Police Department

July 6, 2020

To the family of Police Officer Michael Lee, friends, Chief of Police Phillip Francisco and the
Navajo Division of Public Safety, AZ
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 heats and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"For he, (Jesus) has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you." Hebrews 13:5 You are in His loving care.

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

July 5, 2020

On behalf of our family to all your family sir, Our hearts bleed for all of you. Every time we loose another officer it rips through our souls as we know all too well what road all of you are now on, and must travel for the rest of your lives. No matter what please, please, please stay close to one another. You’re a HERO and will forever be a HERO!! We will NEVER FORGET the sacrifices each of you made by Your hero deciding to put on the uniform and badge EVERYDAY. May God give all of you peace knowing he saved the life of others and did so so proudly. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they are and will be called the Children of God. Sir, May you Rest In Peace and continue to show the signs to your family that you are around them, FOREVER. As a mother of a fallen hero, my son does this daily and knowing he’s still here, brings great comfort. So I ask you Sir....please be their guardian angel as they walk through the shadows of grief. All of the officer supporters and the officers you left behind, will take it from here, sir. RIP!!

Ms. Tammy Avent
Mother of Fallen BPA Jose “Joey” Barraza EOW: 4-18-16.

July 4, 2020

Thank you Officer Lee for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice. 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 4, 2020

Rest in Peace Officer Lee. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

July 2, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for your service Officer Lee. Rest in peace Dear Brother of Blue. God bless. "Heroes Live Forever"

Surviving Sister Catherine Garibay Sanc

July 2, 2020

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 Lieutenantm Frank J Corasa
Baltimore City Fire Department

July 1, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Police Officer Michael Lee during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support during from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Police Officer Michael Lee.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

June 30, 2020

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

June 30, 2020

Even though the time has come to end the watch, they are still watching. Even though they are no longer with us, they are still teaching. The loss is new and the pain is great but we carry on for our family’s sake. Give us the keys, we’ll take over from here. Now is the time to release your fears. We got your watch, we’ll carry on, rest with peace my brother for your never really gone.


From your brothers and sisters
at the Waukesha County Jail, WI

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER CISM TEAM
WAUKESHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT

June 30, 2020

RIP Officer Lee. Thank you for your service to the Navajo Division of the Chinle District

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

June 30, 2020

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

June 29, 2020

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 Officer Lee.
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

June 29, 2020

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

James P Waggle
Civilian

June 29, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for the immediate family and fellow officers. God bless you Sir for your service and sacrifice.

Former Reserve Deputy Sheriff , OCSO FL
Osceola County Sheriff Office

June 29, 2020

I worked as a paramedic on the Navajo Nation for over a year and met Officer Lee while on calls. Officer Lee was always very friendly and helpful.
The Navajo Nation has lost a great member both of the community and Navajo Police.
May his family be watched over and comforted.

Gregg Newman Master Officer(retired 29yr
West Valley Police

June 28, 2020

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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

June 26, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice

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Miccousukee Tribal Police Department

June 26, 2020

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