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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

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.

N/a
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
Maryland

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.
POLICE OFFICER LOREN COURTS
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)
Civilian

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
KCKPD (Ret)

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

Rest in peace Brother.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

July 18, 2022

Condolences to the family, friends and fellow Officers from Blue Knights NC II

Frank Spears Chaplain
Blue Knights NC II

July 17, 2022

Rest In Peace my brother in blue.

Detective Gary Helscel
Cleveland Police Department

July 17, 2022

Officer Courts,

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

July 17, 2022

Officer Courts, our world is full of evil people, and yet, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. 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 loved ones are experiencing, especially your parents. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

July 17, 2022

Thank you for your service. My condolences to your family. I just found this site tonight. I can’t believe how many officers die in the line of duty. How can some people be so critical of police? It is a shame on our society today. I see that policing is in your family and thank you for that too.

Kerry Lewis

July 16, 2022

Thank you for giving the citizens of Detroit the best you had. My family who lives there are forever thankful for your sacrifice! RIP brother!

SWAT SNIPER Tone Metcalf
Little Rock Police Department

July 14, 2022

Rest easy my brother.

Trooper
Michigan State Police

July 13, 2022

Rest in Heaven Officer Courts...deepest condolences to your family and colleagues.

Officer Kevin Jefferson
Gulfport Police Department - Gulfport, Mississippi

July 13, 2022

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and condolences for your family, friends and fellow officer. Officer Courts will always be remembered. Thank you for your service sir.

Sheila Adkins-Reynolds
City of Montgomery Alabama Police Department

July 13, 2022

Heartfelt prayers and condolences to your family and friends and department

Chaplain Walter Santos
LTPD NJ / US Secret Service

July 13, 2022

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