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Sergeant Michael Kunovich

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, May 19, 2023

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Reflections for Sergeant Michael Kunovich

Sgt. Kunovich,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. John’s County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 19, 2024

God rest your soul Officer..........I am appalled at an illegal being set free................biden/harris/obiden administration is killing our country and sadly our LEO's/first responders...............

Charlie U.
Patriot Guard Riders

March 17, 2024

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

November 19, 2023

This Police Officer should not have died. Once this non citizen illegal decided not to follow the officers direction and fought the officer as he wants to live in a free country illegally my feeling is that an officer using a approved tactic that is not suppressing can at that point escalate this threat to the next level . Should have pulled his weapon and blown this dirtbags hip to pieces and gone home to his kids that night. This criminal would at that point have a better understanding of what happens when you do not want to live in a free country by the laws the rest of the country lives by

Police officer supporter
Concerned and AngryCitizen

July 25, 2023

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

June 29, 2023

Rest in peace brother

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

June 9, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

June 4, 2023

Policjant jak większość z nas wychodzi z domu do swojej pracy. Idzie na służbę i nigdy nie wie, z jaką tragedią ludzką spotka się tego dnia, tej nocy. Tym bardziej nie spodziewa się, że cios noża, przestępcza kula, rozpędzony samochód odbierze mu życie, „Proszę przyjmijcie wyrazy najszczerszego
współczucia i żalu.
Wiem że nikt i nic nie wypełni już tej luki
w Waszych sercach,
lecz pamiętajcie że nie umiera ten
kto trwa w pamięci bliskich.
Przeznaczenie odebrało Cię
zbyt szybko rodzinie i przyjaciołom,
ale nigdy nie odbierze Cię
naszej pamięci i naszym sercom.”..Spoczywaj w spokoju Przyjacielu.

Emerytowany Sierżant Policji J.Oleszczuk
Wydział Kryminalny Polska

June 3, 2023

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

Frank Spears
Chaplain Blue Knights NC II

June 1, 2023

Mike and talent says to both the department and the family and going that he had a life dedicated to service.


May 31, 2023

Praying for peace and comfort during these difficult days. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

May 30, 2023

Sergeant Kunovich, our world is full of evil people, and yet, you spent 25 years of service so that others may live in peace. Our all-seeing, all-loving world will reward you abundantly. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

May 29, 2023

I have worked in Security at many events in St. Johns County including the Amphitheater, St Francis Field, The PGA Tournament at Sawgrass, and The Night of Lights. I have had the privilege of working alongside many times with the Deputies of the St. Johns Sheriff's Office. I have never had a negative interaction with a member of this agency. I was saddened to hear of this Deputy's passing. I know Sargent Kunovich kept the motto of Law Enforcement till His Last Breath! Protect and Serve! We in the Submarine Community never say one has passed. We say they are on Eternal Patrol! We the citizens of Florida Salute your service past, present and future!

Fidel Lytle
US Navy retired

May 26, 2023

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 PD, NY

May 26, 2023

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

May 26, 2023

Rest in Peace Sgt. Kunovich, we have the watch from here.

Lt. Thomas Osborne
Oklahoma Department of Corrections

May 25, 2023

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

May 25, 2023

Rest Easy Brother, may your sacrifice and memory never fade

Deputy Sheriff. Ron Buchholz
Retired Santa Fe County Sheriff NM.

May 24, 2023

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Sergeant Michael Kunovich. I know 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 St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida.

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

May 24, 2023


D J Herbert
Toronto Police Service

May 23, 2023

Thank you for your brave service. May God bring you home to rest and safeguard your family in your absence.

Karl Erickson
State of Oregon

May 23, 2023

Sergeant Michael Kunovich, I am deeply sorry to hear of your death at the hands of this coward. You have given 25 years to this job and I thank you for your brave service to all of us. May God open His arms to you and give you rest. Rest In Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

May 23, 2023

May you text in peace sir.
I pray for your family and SJSO.
May you never be forgotten.

Officer Mark Samson
St Augustine Police Department

May 23, 2023

RIP Brother and God Bless!

Det Ray Kelly (Retired)
Suffolk County, NY Police Department

May 23, 2023

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, Michael Kunovich, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

May 22, 2023

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