Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

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

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Michael Kunovich and the extended law enforcement family of St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida.

End of Watch Friday, May 19, 2023.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, but tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 22, 2023

RIP brother. Prayers and condolences to the sheriff's office and to family and friends

Kevin dowd

May 22, 2023

RIP brother. Prayers and condolences to the sheriff's office and to family and friends

Kevin dowd

May 22, 2023

"Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him."

Bishop Edward Skiba
Stuart, Florida Police Chaplain

May 22, 2023

RIP! Thank you for your service. My prayers and thoughts are with your family and you!

Retired Sergeant Kim Lundy
Montebello Police Department

May 22, 2023

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

May 22, 2023

Prayers & Condolences
Rest in Peace Sergeant Michael Kunovich

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

May 22, 2023

On behalf of the 68 dedicated volunteers associated with POINT 27 across the United States, we would like to offer condolences for Sergeant Michael Kunovich. Please know we are eternally grateful for Michael’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Sergeant Kunovich, 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 St. Johns County Sheriff's Office in St. Augustine, Florida for Michael’s partner and fellow deputies. POINT 27 also 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 Sergeant Michael Kunovich’s family.

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.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

May 22, 2023

May his Creator sooth his family in their unimaginable grief.
Sergeant Michael Kunovich RIP brother.

James T Bryson CDR USN Ret.

May 22, 2023

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