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Patrolman Michael Neal Carter

Chester City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, November 8, 1974

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Reflections for Patrolman Michael Neal Carter

Patrolman Carter, on this actual 46th anniversary of your heroic and untimely death, I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your fellow law enforcement brethren will always remember. Rest in peace always and may God Bless your family and loved ones.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 8, 2020

May God Bless you and the many friends and loving family members you left behind. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 22, 2020

Rest in peace hero.

Lt. Jim Russo

November 8, 2019

Michael Neal Carter was my father and he was taking away from me , my brother and sister way to soon. I was just 7 yrs old & even though 42 yrs ago my life changed forever, we appreciated your dedication to law enforcement. We know that you are watching over us.
Michael Neal Carter, Sr. was one of the good guys and its sad that his grandchildren and great grandchildren never had the opportunity to meet him.
WE LOVE YOU & WE MISS YOU DAD!

Nyia Carter
Daughter

November 8, 2016

Michael Neal Carter was my brother and I am proud to be his baby sister! I miss you Michael - gone too soon!!! I honor your courage, heroism and service today and always! Thank you for keeping us safe! Your nephew is active in the U.S. Navy and is also serving his country. I wish both of my sons would have met you and your family. Rest in peace Michael!

Love always and forever,
Carrie Theresa Carter-Moore

Carrie Theresa Carter-Moore
Sister of fallen officer Michael Neal Carter

July 18, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-sixth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for those who love and miss you.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 8, 2010

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the month & year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Patrolman Carter.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 19, 2008

This is my grandfather. I never knew him, but I would have liked to. All of your comments have helped me get to know him better, and I thank all of you.

Ja'Von Garrett
Grandson

July 22, 2008

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 15, 2008

Here we are again Officer, one year later to remember you and honor you as always. Rest in peace my friend.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 8, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

VanDenBerghe
NH

November 2, 2007

Officer Carter, may you always rest in peace and may you always watch over your brother and sisters in law enforcement from up above. Thank you for your service, especially today, 32 years after your untimely departure. You will always be remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 8, 2006

May you Rest safe with Our Lord.

November 8, 2006

I KNEW OFFICER CARTER THROUGH MY CHURCH FAMILY THOSE MANY YEARS AGO. HIS FAMILY IM SURE STILL MISES HIM EVERY DAY THAT GOD SENDS.
JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KOW MIKE,THAT YOU ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN, BY THE MANY PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOU!!
CONTINUE TO REST AND WATCH OVER US ALL,BROTHER

OFFICER DIANE BRISCOE-NOWELL
CHESTER CITY POLICE DEPT

July 4, 2005

Officer Michael Carter was a dedicated law enforcement officer in the city of Chester. He was a dedicated professional, that is sadly missed by all.

Cpl. Dean Johnson
Palm Beach County (FL) Sheriff's Office

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