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Police Officer Lloyd "Mike" Todd

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, September 12, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Lloyd "Mike" Todd

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Todd. 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

September 23, 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

September 21, 2022

Today we had the honor and privilege of putting you to rest. Your brothers and sister from the Ninth Precinct were there to help.
May God rest your soul and give you peace.
Tell Shawn we said Hi!

PO
Detroit Police Department / #9

September 21, 2022

I never had the privilege of meeting you, but I've heard your story numerous times over the years. You are still remembered and talked about by members who worked at the Ninth Precinct over the years. They play the dispatch tape from that night for the Academy students to help them understand the seriousness of this profession.

Know that you are loved and appreciated by the members of this agency. Please watch over us brother.

Sergeant
Detroit Police Department

September 19, 2022

RIP Officer Todd. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Detroit

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

September 19, 2022

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County Police Department, New York.

September 19, 2022

Rest in Peace Brother

Thank you for your service and ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

Prayers for you and your family

GOD BLESS

Firefighter Ronald Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Department

September 19, 2022

Rest in Peace, Dear Brother.

Detective H.R. Burkes
Canton Police Department

September 19, 2022

Officer Todd, our world is full of evil people, and yet, for many years, 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. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

September 18, 2022

Rest Easy brother‼️

Det Kenyon Sanders
Venice Police Dept

September 17, 2022

To be absent from the body , is to be present with the Lord . God Bless
Love always , The Jones Family….

The Jones Family
St. Augustine St. Monica Church

September 17, 2022

I am sad to lean of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Police Officer Lloyd "Mike" Todd. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his family, friends and all Members of the Detroit Police Department, Michigan.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

September 17, 2022

Thank you for your service sir, R. I. P
❤️

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

September 16, 2022

Rest In Peace brother in blue, the suffering is over. May the Lord Jesus take you into his arms .

Detective Gary Helscel
Cleveland Police Department in

September 16, 2022

R.I.P. Sir. Condolences to your family and the Brothers and Sisters of the DPD.

Corporal (Retired) Eric Jones Sr
St. Tammany Parish S.O.

September 16, 2022

Rest easy brother.

Cpl S Goings
LPD

September 16, 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

September 15, 2022

Rest in peace brother. My condolences to your family and friends. God bless.

Retired Steve Durfee
Retired Reserve Officer

September 15, 2022

Rest In Peace, Officer Todd. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

September 15, 2022

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 14, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Police Officer Lloyd "Mike" Todd. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Detroit Police Department, Michigan.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

September 14, 2022

To the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Lloyd "Mike" Todd; I am terribly sorry for your loss. His sacrifice will not be forgotten. God's Speed Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

September 14, 2022

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

September 14, 2022

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

Frank Spears Chaplain
Blue Knights NC II

September 14, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the loss of your Officer, Lloyd "Mike" Todd, from complications of gun shots wounds on December 5, 1998. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Officer Todd for his service as a United States Coast Guard Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 14, 2022

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