Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Michael Boutte

Hancock County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Monday, February 1, 2021

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Reflections for Lieutenant Michael Boutte

Thank You for your contribution to our Country, and Thank You to your family for their sacrifices. I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

February 27, 2021

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

"Aim High...Fly-Fight-Win" "Semper Fi"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

February 17, 2021

Thank you for your service. Lt. Boutte will never be forgotten.

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

February 13, 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, Lieutenant Michael Boutte. I am so sorry, so very sorry that you have been taken in this manner and so soon from all of us. I pray for blessings and rewards in God's Kingdom. Prayers for your family, the Department and Community. Again, thank you, thank you, and God Bless you.

KIM D DURHAM
Davis Police Department - Daughter

February 9, 2021

From one cop family to another, Our Thoughts go out to Lt. Michael Anthony Boutte, Sr. family,  friends and colleagues.. Thank you for keeping us safe,. The Murphy’s and Dan B’s family

The Murphy Family
Dan B’s

February 9, 2021

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

February 8, 2021

Lt. Boutte, thank you for all of your service. You are truly a hero. God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

February 8, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

February 7, 2021

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Boutte. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue.

Cpl. Terri Albright
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

February 6, 2021

Lieutenant Boutte, there is much evil in this world and you put your life in danger each and every day of your dedicated selfless service that your community may live in safety. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

February 6, 2021

May you rest in peace Lieutenant Micheal Boutte, I am sure you service to your community was greatly appreciated. I am sure you showed great amount of courage in the years of service and am proud to know you rested with the want to help others, may God bless you. I pray that you rest in peace and pray for your family and community. May your light continue shining in the hearts of those that were touched by your service, your family members, and those of your community.

Valery V

February 6, 2021

Lieutenant Boutte,

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

February 5, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Lieutenant Boutte. 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

As someone who lives in the community where this happened , I feel this lost as one of the protectors of ours has been taken . Thank you for your bravery and service . May god be with you and your family in these times of uncertainty . RIP Lieutenant Michael Boutte. God speed.

Jon Mitchell
Member of the community

February 4, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Lieutenant Michael Boutte on their tragic loss. Thank you for serving your community and our nation and for making it a safer place for your fellow law abiding citizens. Rest in peace Lieutenant Michael Boutte.

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

February 4, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Lieutenant Boutte.

Class 49-20 Basic Academy Recruits
Virginia Beach Sheriffs Office

February 4, 2021

Mike and I were on D Squad together when Federal Way PD was formed. Mike was one of the funniest guys I’ve ever known. When it came time to get down to business, Mike was a great cop. I regret losing touch with Mike. The founding members of FWPD were devastated to hear about this tragedy. RIP Lt. Michael Boutte, gone but never forgotten.

Lieutenant Cary Murphy
Federal Way Police Department

February 4, 2021

Rest easy brother! I'm sure all our brothers in arms in heaven are waiting for you to join them in peace! May your memory and your sacrifice never be forgotten. Semper Fidelis

Cpl Edgardo QuilesAcevedo
USMC Provost Marshal Office

February 3, 2021

I worked with Mike at Federal Way Police Department. He was amazing to work with and anyone who had worked with him would probably agree with me. He is kind, fair and just. The world lost a great officer but heaven gain an angel. Thank you for you service and I am honored to have worked with you. My condolences to the family and Hancock County Sheriff Department.

Laura E. Rolinc
Former Officer with Akron PD, Federal Way PD and DeMoines PD

February 3, 2021

Rest in peace LT. You have served your community - and your country - well. May your family find comfort in that.

Sgt. Doug Kazensky (Longview, WA)
Longview (WA) Police Department

February 3, 2021

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Michael Boutte! Thank you for your 8 years of service with the Hancock County Sheriff's Office and for your service with the United States Marine Corps Civilian Police. 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 wife, your three children, your four grandchildren, and your parents, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to all of your family, and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

February 2, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

February 2, 2021

Mike Boutte was stationed at RAF Greenham Common, UK, as was I, back in 1986. He was a stand-up guy, and stood out among his peers. I was a Defense Force Commander in the Missile Security Squadron, guarding the Ground-Launched Cruise Missiles, and he was a Law Enforcement troop--we ended up working together to keep the "peace" demonstrators from adversely affecting our mission. I am sad that he survived all he had only to meet such a capricious fate....and sure that the Big Guardroom will welcome him warmly. My condolences to his family.

Police Officer William Johnson (retired)
Boston Police Department

February 2, 2021

May God welcome you home with open arms. My respects sir.

Sgt David Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

February 2, 2021

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