Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Michael J. Stokes

Houston County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, August 30, 2021

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Reflections for Captain Michael J. Stokes

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

Retired Fire Lt Frank J Corasaniti II
Baltimore City Fire Department

November 27, 2021

Sheriff Brad Swain, along with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of your fallen brother, Captain Michael Stokes.
May the outpouring of support and encouragement you receive from agencies both near and far, provide you with peace and comfort at this difficult time

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Indiana
U.S.A.

November 17, 2021

Michael you are thought of each & everyday. Although my heart is heavy over losing you as my big brother we all strive to keep your legacy alive. You were truly a light in the darkness for all. Please know that we all love you & look forward to that reunion day when we can rejoice with you & our Almighty Lord.

Mrs Pam Stokes-Foreback
family

November 10, 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"

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

October 18, 2021

Captain Stokes,

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

October 17, 2021

I would like to take the time to Thank each and everyone of you for your kind words. Captain Mike Stokes was not only a hero and a great influence to many that wore the badge but he was my Daddy, he was my Hero. My Dad stood tall, was proud and he didn’t demand attention when he walked into a room but he got the attention.

As far back as I can remember I wanted to be a Law Enforcement Officer and service just like my parents did. The day I graduated from mandate my Dad handed me my certificates. In that moment I could see how proud of me he was, and I continue try to make him proud.

For those that didn’t know Captain Stokes, he walked closely in his faith, and for that there is no doubt in my mind he is walking those streets of gold. God chose the best to add to his army!

Rest easy Daddy, you had big shoes to fill but because you taught us the way you did we can take it from here.

Corporal Brittany Greene
Cochran Police Department

October 9, 2021

Rest in Peace Captain Stokes. 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

October 3, 2021

Captain Stokes, 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. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

October 2, 2021

What can I say that hasn’t already been said about Capt, Mike Stokes? He was truly one of a kind. A professional, extremely knowledgeable, kind hearted, firm boss when needed, compassionate and understanding. Hard headed at times with a bit of ALPHA male thrown in but after every argument we ever had we still were friends. We started at HCSO around the same time and grew into FAMILY ! Dysfunctional extended family at times but ALWAYS family.
Rest easy Captain Stokes.
Till we all see each other again.

Sergeant
Houston County Sheriff's Office

October 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)

October 2, 2021

RIP Captain Stokes. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Houston County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

September 30, 2021

Rest in Peace Captain Stokes. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Stokes family and the Houston County Sheriff’s Office.

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

September 29, 2021

Captain Michael J. Stokes, thank you for your service to the Houston County Sheriff's Office. To Michael's family, friends and coworkers, my deepest sympathy. Michael is in God's care now.

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

September 29, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Correctional Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County(Minneapolis)- Adult Corrections Facility

September 29, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

September 29, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

September 28, 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 J. Stokes , 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. We thank Captain Stokes for his service as a United States Air Force Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 28, 2021

Heavenly Father, You commit to us the swift and solemn trust of life: since we know not what a day may bring forth, but only that the hour for serving You is always present, may we wake to the instant claims of Your will upon our lives. In the face of questions without answers, of dreams unfulfilled, of the emptiness that will not go away, we are only compelled to thank You always for lives faithfully lived, for good memories and living hopes. We are reminded as we pray for family and friends who are touched with the feeling of sorrow, that we pray to one who does not let go unnoticed even the falling of a sparrow to earth. We pray to one who weeps for his world, and therefore we come trusting that in life or death, we may find rest and comfort in Him. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CCC, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret)
Nashua NH Police Department

September 28, 2021

Heavenly Father, You commit to us the swift and solemn trust of life: since we know not what a day may bring forth, but only that the hour for serving You is always present, may we wake to the instant claims of Your will upon our lives. In the face of questions without answers, of dreams unfulfilled, of the emptiness that will not go away, we are only compelled to thank You always for lives faithfully lived, for good memories and living hopes. We are reminded as we pray for family and friends who are touched with the feeling of sorrow, that we pray to one who does not let go unnoticed even the falling of a sparrow to earth. We pray to one who weeps for his world, and therefore we come trusting that in life or death, we may find rest and comfort in Him. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CCC, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret)
Nashua NH Police Department

September 28, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Capitan Michael J. Stokes. Please know we are eternally grateful for Michael’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Capitan Stokes, 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 Houston County Sheriff's Office in Warner Robins, Georgia for Michael’s partner and fellow deputies. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Capitan Michael J. Stokes’ wife.

Also sent to the Stokes Family from Shields of Strength was a US Air Force Dog Tag to honor Michael’s career with the US Air Force.

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

September 28, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Captain Michael J. Stokes during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Captain Michael J. Stokes.

Gail. M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

September 28, 2021

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

September 28, 2021

Rest in Peace Captain Michael J. Stokes! Thank you for your 32 years of service with Houston County Sheriff's Office in Georgia and for your service with the United States Air Force. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to you family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your son, your two daughters, and your five grandchildren during this tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest 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

September 28, 2021

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 28, 2021

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 Houston County Sheriff's Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

September 28, 2021

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