Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Steven Splan

Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, August 2, 2020

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Reflections for Sergeant Steven Splan

I am so very sorry for your loss.

M.Calahan, Paramedic
St. Joes & Star EMS

August 3, 2020

I am sad to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Sergeant Steven Splan. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and all members of the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety, Michigan.

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

August 3, 2020

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 3, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Steven Splan. You are a true hero.

Jamie D Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Retired

August 3, 2020

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

August 3, 2020

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

August 3, 2020

Rest In Peace Sergeant Splan

DOD Officer James Friedman (Retired)

August 3, 2020

Rest In Peace! Thank you for your service!

Adult Probation and Parole Officer; Erie
Erie County Adult Probation and Parole

August 3, 2020

R.I.P. sir. My condolences to your family and colleagues.

Deputy Christopher Land
Macomb County Sheriff's Office

August 3, 2020

Rest in Peace Sergeant Splan. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

August 3, 2020

Rest in Peace Sgt. Splan. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Splan Family and the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

August 3, 2020

Rest, brother.

Sgt Steve Headle
Mishawaka, IN police

August 3, 2020

Rest in Peace Sergeant Splan. 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

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

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

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