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Trooper Caleb Starr

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, July 31, 2020

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Reflections for Trooper Caleb Starr

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

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

August 3, 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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

August 3, 2020

So sad 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 G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

August 3, 2020

Thank you for your service brother. We will hold the line from here.

CPL Hanson Joe Hanson
Davidson County Sheriffs Office

August 3, 2020

Your service and sacrifice shall not be forgotten.

Michael Roehrig, Prosecuting Attorney
Monroe County Prosecutor's Office (Michigan)

August 3, 2020

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

August 3, 2020

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

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

August 3, 2020

Rest in Peace Trooper Starr. 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

August 3, 2020

On behalf of the members of the American Association of State Troopers, Inc. (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to the family of Trooper Caleb Starr, as well as, the members of the Michigan State Police. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith Barbier, President
American Association of State Troopers, Inc.

August 3, 2020

My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Ms. Starr and your two beautiful children. Please know Caleb is now resting peacefully in Heaven from where he will continue to watch over his family.
Trooper Caleb Starr will never ever be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

August 3, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 3, 2020

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

August 3, 2020

Session 18 of the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy.
We thank you for your service.
We offer our sincerest condolences to your family and friends.

Session 18, Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

August 3, 2020

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

August 3, 2020

God bless you Trooper Caleb Starr! Thank you for your service with the Michigan State Police in Michigan. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your loved ones!! 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

August 3, 2020

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

To honor Trooper Starr, 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 Michigan State Police in Lansing, Michigan for Caleb’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 Trooper Starr’s wife and 2 children.

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
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

August 2, 2020

Trooper Starr, our Lord took you back to Himself as your life had only begun. God, in His infinite goodness, must need good people like you to do His work on earth. He will reward you abundantly. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

August 2, 2020

God saw that you served as a hero and He chose to call you home. May He bless your family and department with great comfort and peace and provision to carry on on his footsteps.

Susan King
Michigan Supporter

August 2, 2020

Very sad. Rest in peace brother.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

August 2, 2020

Trooper Starr,

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

August 2, 2020

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 2, 2020

Trp. Starr, and honored family. Your devotion to service, and dedication to your fellow man shine brightly. Although your service was short, your dedication and spirit uplift us and guide us eternally. God Bless you and Keep Your Family.

Lt. T.S Williams
Zebulon Police Dept., et.al. N.C.

August 2, 2020

May God be with you Trooper. May HE watch over your family in the future. May you Rest In Peace. May you NEVER be forgotten.

Ret. Off. JR Neary
East L A,

August 2, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for the family of Trooper Starr.

Officer Robert Perry
U of M-Dearborn Police Dept.

August 2, 2020

God bless you and your family. Your career was ahead of you. May your department and family be able to push forward after this tragedy! Peace & Love!

F.T.O. Michael St.Clair II
Chicago Police Department

August 2, 2020

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