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Officer Michael Owen Conley

Estes Park Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, July 31, 1976

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Reflections for Officer Michael Owen Conley

41 years ago today your efforts saved countless lives, RIP.

Off. W.B. Listul
Colo. Spgs. P.D.

July 31, 2017

"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints”. Psalm 116:15

God bless you, Officer Conley, thank you for your incredible valor and saving so may lives. May you continue to rest in peace.

Michael Miller
Civilian, CO
Former Reserve Police Officer

June 2, 2017

I remember that day. I was eight years old, had been on a family outing in Estes Park and had been through Big Thompson Canyon prior to the flood hitting. It hit home that day that that could have been us. Your heroism is not forgotten.

A Colorado boy in New Mexico

September 29, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 25, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Conley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 26, 2012

Officer Conley - You responded, while off-duty, and saved about 60 people? You, Sir, are a hero. Thanks for your service to both the people of Estes Park and the State of Colorado. I stood in the State Assembly hall, yesterday, when your name was read off during a proclamation for next month's Peace Officer's Memorial Week and Day. We will wear our mourning bands for you and the 250 other brother and sisters. May God grant you eternal rest and may his perpetual light shine upon you.

I will make an effort, BTW, to contact Estes Park PD and see about getting your photo added.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 24, 2010

OFFICER CONLEY, YOU ARE NO DOUBT A HERO. NOT BY HOW YOU DIED, BUT BY HOW YOU LIVED YOUR LIFE. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. GOD BLESS.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

March 28, 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

December 9, 2007

Over 31 years have passed since your tragic death. thank you for your bravery, dedication & sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT, Retired
AR

September 13, 2007

HERO! Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

July 30, 2006

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. It will forever be remembered in the generations of families that were made possible by your saving apporoximately 60 people prior to you made the ultimate sacrifice of your life.

Ofc. McClain
Chandler, AZ

September 20, 2005

Rest in peace.

Dep. Eric Thoresen
Marion County Sheriffs Office

May 4, 2004

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