Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Michael D'Angelo Garigan

Gordon County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, January 24, 2021

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Reflections for Captain Michael D'Angelo Garigan

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

February 17, 2021

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

February 11, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Captain Garigan. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Gordon County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

February 8, 2021

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association lease accept our condolences on the passing of Captain Garigan.

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

February 7, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Captain Garigan. The EOW Riders thank you for your service, your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Allison McCarter
Beyond the Call of Duty
EOW Ride to Remember

February 5, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Captain Mike Garigan on their loss. Thank you for serving your community and for making it a safer place for your fellow law abiding citizens. Rest in peace Captain Mike Garigan.

CBP Officer(retired) Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

February 4, 2021

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and coworkers of Captain Garigan. We are grateful for his service to the citizens of Georgia. His life mattered. I am praying for your comfort.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

February 2, 2021

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Capt Garigan during this time of tragic and painful loss.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God. Matt 5:9
Deputy Donnie Meaders (Retired)
Okfuskee County (OK) Sheriff's Office

February 2, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Captain, Michael D'Angelo Garigan, from complications of the COVID-19 virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Captain succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

February 2, 2021

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

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

February 2, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Captain Garigan and the Gordon County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Captain Garigan, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

February 2, 2021

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.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 2, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of Captain Garagan and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Cordon County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia . May GOD give peace of mind, understanding of their loss. RIP Brother!

Chaplain Terry Longacre.
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania

February 2, 2021

God Speed, "Big Man". You are missed.

C
GCSO

February 2, 2021

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

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

February 2, 2021

Family and friends of Captain Garigan, I'm sorry for your loss. I pray God will bring you comfort as you mourn.

Pam
Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

February 1, 2021

RIP Captain.

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

February 1, 2021

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

February 1, 2021

" An-diugh tha mo charaid a'coiseachd air an taobh eile. "

Chief Deputy Sheriff Robert L. Paris
Gordon County Sheriff's Office

February 1, 2021

Rest in peace brother

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

February 1, 2021

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

February 1, 2021

RIP Captain Garigan. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Gordon County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

February 1, 2021

Rest in Peace. Thank you for your service.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Law Enforcement/Department of Public Safety

February 1, 2021

Rest in Peace Captain Garigan, Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue.

Cpl. Terri Albright
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

February 1, 2021

Captain Garigan, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your parents are experiencing over the loss of their child. It is against the law of nature that parents would outlive their child. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

February 1, 2021

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