Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Michael Lynn Cheney

Union County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, November 5, 1980

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Michael Lynn Cheney

Hey, Mike, thought you might like to know that we are planning a ceremony to honor you and Ray next week by the commemorative stone which was placed in front of the office after your deaths. We are trying to locate kin to invite them. God bless, brother.

Capt. (ret.) Craig Ward
Union County Sheriff's Office

May 5, 2022

I've only heard Dad's tales of you Uncle Mike; but from what I've heard you were an amazing man. Thank you for your service!

John Howard Cheney

March 16, 2015

I worked with Mike and Ray but was on vacation when they were killed. I only knew Mike for a short while but I remember the day, so many years ago, well. Rest in peace brother.

Deputy Jerry Wir
Former Union County Sheriff, current Canyon Co. ID Deputy Sheriff

December 19, 2012

mike you taught me so much about life and law enforcement. I still miss you after all these years. Rest in peace my friend!

Former Cadet tom holbrook
douglas county sheriff's office

February 17, 2011

"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
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

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 1, 2007

May God Bless and Keep You and your family

Family to many officers

February 4, 2007

Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Daughter of an officer

November 5, 2006

Thanks guys for everything. Jack

former officer Jack Lane
La Grande

February 11, 2005

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