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Deputy Sheriff Michael William Morrow

Pine County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, August 24, 1991

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Michael William Morrow

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Ret.

January 29, 2024

This was my great grandpa, all though i never met him from the stories i heard he always put people infront of himself and he never deserved any of this. Thank you for all of the support keep sending prays for him and his wife beatrice.

Josh Cesafsky
Great grandson

April 3, 2023

Deputy Sheriff Morrow,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pine County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 24, 2021

Amazing, it seems like I have come across it again and again, the ludicrous claims of a broken and unjust system towards the offenders yet time and time again I come across incidents like this. A convicted cop killer, who brutally beats a LEO in the course of his duties, is not only released after serving only 17 years but then is arrested and released over and over again. Is it coincidental that at least one of those arrests involved assaulting multiple officers?? I'm sorry to bring negativity into what should be a salute to this brave and courageous officer as well as an acknowledgment for a truly amazing website, but I feel like sometimes things like this just need to be said. Deputy Morrow, know that your assailant may seem to continuously "run through the rain without getting significantly wet" and escape the true justice he deserves, but he will surely face the highest justice of all a some point in the near future. Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 24, 2020

We miss you Dad!!

Michael W. Morrow JR. and Terri, wife
son and daughter in law

September 9, 2016

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

August 25, 2016

I remember his love of horses. He said being a member of the horse patrol in the state fair was his favorite activity.

I was not a police officer

February 12, 2016

Love you, grandpa.

Kaylynn Morrow

October 4, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. I am privileged to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know that both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 12, 2013

It has taken 18 years to say goodbye. You were my life, my heart, and fun. From the time you were ten, you wanted to be a cop, we still have your fake badges. When I was 14, you said this is the life you had wished for. When I was 27, you said you were still having fun and still wanted to help. I know you left hoping to have made a differance.


I love you

Your daughter, Liz


March 18, 2009

Deputy Morrow-

I read some news in today's newspaper....your killer, who only served a short 14 year sentence for the crime he committed against you, was recently arrested again. This time he assaulted his own daughter. He will be back where he belongs soon. Rest easy.

MN Cop

February 26, 2009

As a child of a retired police officer, I know the anxiety of saying goodbye to my dad each day or night he left for work, always being a little scared I may not see him again.

Even though I was pretty little, I remember that call on Sunday morning, saying Mike was gone. Being only 10 years old, it was difficult to comprehend someone doing this senseless act to an officer who is there to protect people. My heart hurt, not only for my dad who lost a friend and man he respected, but also for a wife and children who had to say goodbye forever. I will never forget that day, and how one person, one second, can make a child so much more scared to let their father go to work.

Now looking back, all we can do is say a special thank you to all the officers who are trying to do their job and protect people who can't protect themselves from all the evils of the world, and let them go home to their families each night.

Mike will always be remembered and missed and I just want to say thank you to him.

Sarah Haavisto


October 4, 2008

Rest in peace Deputy Morrow, you will not be forgotten.


February 26, 2008

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 28, 2007

Your sevice to our county, and the sacrifce you made will never be forgotten.

Rick Olson
Department of Justice FBOP

January 18, 2007

Rest In Peace Deputy Morrow. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

P.O. Paul Tillotson
Elizabeth, NJ P.D.

May 3, 2005

Mike's funeral was the first one where the newly organized all state volunteer police honor guard served. Not only did I work in a county close to where Mike was murdered, I, too, had just been badly assaulted (the end result was permanent injuries and an early retirement from my beloved profession). To hear about his death so angered me. . . the senselessness!!! To add injury to insult [as long as I was out on medical leave] I was not allowed to be in "uniform" at Mike's funeral. Pain, injury, a neck brace was not going to keep me from paying my respect for another comrade. Pine City was not prepared for the influx of law enforcement that filled the parking lot and auditorium to give tribute to Deputy Morrow. To see an entire parking arena filled with officers at salute while the sun beat down setting off sparkling reflections jumping from badge to badge allowed a small rural area to grieve. Rest in peace Mike.

LEMA Honor Guard Member
retired now

August 20, 2004

Rest in peace Deputy Morrow, your sacrifice is not forgotten.


November 15, 2003

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