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Police Officer Loren Michael Courts

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Loren Michael Courts

Loren, its Thanksgiving, and my mind keeps going back to our last conversation in the office shortly before you were killed. There was so much more I wish I would've said, but it will have to wait until we meet again. Until next time.

Detroit Police Department

November 23, 2023

In our Basic Law Enforcement Training class we were asked to pick someone from the ODMP and memorize them.
The holy spirit spirit sent me to Officer Courts. Detroit is my hometown. I pray for peace and comfort to Officer Courts family. We have it from here brother

Deputy Gabler
Onslow County Sheriff's Office

September 6, 2023

I saw his name on the national law-enforcement officers memorial. The personal note left by one of his children moved me to tears. Prayers for your whole family. He was a hero, you can all be very proud!

Special Agent
Army CID

May 17, 2023

To the family of Officer Courts, I am Student Police Officer Abdulla Shariff, and I am honored to and privileged to your husband and father as my silent partner. Officer Courts is a hero to us all, and he is missed by the entire police department. His years of service and dedication to the department and the city will never be forgotten. I never had the privilege to meet our hero Officer Courts, but his colleagues describe him as as a person with an impeccable character. He truly cared about his family, friends, co workers, and the city of Detroit. I promise to do my best in honoring his name as a Police Officer, he will be in my heart and prayers throughout my career and life. I want to extend my condolences, and I pray that every day will be a healing process for all of you. I want you all to know that you have my support, and the support from the entire Police department. Again, I am deeply saddened for your loss, and I wish you all a life of happiness, love, and success.
Yours truly, Student Police Officer Abdulla Shariff class 2023-F

Student Police Officer Abdulla Shariff
Detroit Police Department

April 13, 2023

Rest easy my brother

Michael Anthony Jackson Taylor (Officer)
Pennsylvania State Police Lethal Weapons Agent

January 20, 2023

Rest in peace Loren Michael Courts.

Supportive citizen of the police.

December 1, 2022

Sending my condolences and prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around this family during your time of bereavement. Trust in him and he will take care of you!
Rest in Peace Officer Courts

Mrs. Robyn Brown-Noland & Family
Citizen of Arizona

November 30, 2022

Thank you for your service Sir. Rest in Peace

James Stalcup
Tennessee Department of Correction

November 19, 2022

Thinking of you today. In my head, I keep going back over the last conversation we had in the office a few days before you were taken from us. I hope you are at peace my friend.

Detroit Police Department

October 16, 2022

Your memory often keeps me up at night , I walked into the 2nd Pct bathroom the other day to wash my hands & instantly became overwhelmed with emotion .. staring back into the same mirror you used everyday , I miss you brother … I hope you’re at peace where ever you are

DPD / Organized crime / Gang Intel

September 8, 2022

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

September 1, 2022

Rest In Peace Officer Loren Michael Courts. God will watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers. God's Speed Loren!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

August 4, 2022

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, 2022

To be absent from the body , is to be present with the Lord .
We thank you !
Rest well .
Sincerely, a grateful citizen.

Grateful Citizen

July 30, 2022

Rest in peace brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten...............

Detective Sergeant Edward Carlile
Northfield Village Police Department (OH)

July 28, 2022

I pray for the family of Detroit Police Officer Loren Courts. I am saddened for the co-workers and other officers involved in this needless loss. I ache for the father of Officer Loren Courts for his loss, but what a testimony and a tribute to a father to have his son follow in this noble profession. To my brothers and sisters at Detroit P.D., please stay safe and know that we appreciate all you do.

Sgt. James Mair (Ret.)
Los Angeles Sheriff Dept- Denver Police Dept

July 26, 2022

Noone understands that dark days that comes with being a police officer until the ultimate sacrifice is made

Police Officer B. Weathers
Norfolk Police Department

July 25, 2022

I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Loren Courts. I am so very sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Courts will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

July 24, 2022

I never had the honor to meet Ofc. Courts, but I had the privilege to stand in the same line he so proudly served. If you’ve stood the watch on this line, you feel a personal loss whenever a fellow officer goes down in the line. It’s a bond few understand and even fewer will experience.
From the academy to the streets, you served with honor and distinction amongst your brothers & sisters in arms. With pride, we will remember your legacy and each day we wear the badge, we’ll do so in your honor and the honor of the others who served before us…..on America’s Frontline.
GOD Bless & GOD Speed

Cpl. Keith VanValkenburgh (ret.)
Dearborn Heights Police (MI)

July 21, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Courts. 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

July 21, 2022

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to protect your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

July 20, 2022

May your life inspire courage in us all. Thank you Officer Loren Courts.
Courts family may God bless you & keep you now & always. Detroit P.D. take up the shield & carry on bravely. We do not abide in this evil & it will not prevail.

Randy Eskina

July 19, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

July 18, 2022

R.I.P Officer Loren Courts

Brian Molyneaux
citizen Toronto Canada

July 18, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Courts. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Detroit Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

July 18, 2022

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