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Parole Officer Michael Steven Erdahl

Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, May 29, 1985

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Reflections for Parole Officer Michael Steven Erdahl

Rest in peace Parole Officer Erdahl.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 13, 2019

I checked with Detective Sergeant Lynelle Anderson of the Pierce Co Sheriff's Office cold case section yesterday. Case remains unsolved but she did indicate it is a priority amongst the other cold cases they have on file.

I like to check from time to time. Just to remind.

Dave Peck-retired
Wa Dept of Corrections at the time

July 31, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 29, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 29, 2012

I also attended Michael's memorial service in 1985. I clearly remember his beautiful wife and young children at the service and my heart went out to them. I didn't know Michael Erdahl but it was said by many that he was a wonderful person. We will never forget. God bless his family and friends.

Cheri Ranes, Parole Officer
WA Department of Corrections

April 2, 2012

It was 1985 when I attended Michael's memorial. I was a fellow officer in the Department of Corrections. Though I never met Michael I will never forget the service. Even today, March 22, 2009, I am reminded again by the violent deaths of several police officers in Oakland, California. It is unsettling that the perpetrator has not been found or identified. Rest in peace.

D.Peck
Petersburg, Alaska

Dave Peck Retired Nevada Parole Officer
Washington DOC @ the time

March 22, 2009

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 29, 2008

The police need to find the person who did this, arrest them, and then the court needs to execute them.

DT
Lynnwood, WA

March 13, 2008

May your sleep be sweet knowing that His justice will not be denied.G-d Bless.

May 29, 2007

THE CODE OF WEARING BLUE.

THE CODE OF WEARING BLUE. GOING OUT AND PROTECTING THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON. BEING UNRECONIZED FOR ALL THE GOOD YOU DO IN THERE. DEALING WITH SOME OF THE WORST OF WORST. BRAVING YOUR OWN COUNTRIES BAD. DONT GET ME WRONG I KNOW SOME PEOPLE JUST MADE BAD DECISIONS. FOR YOU I HOPE EVERYONE LOOKS AT WHAT DANGERS CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS PUT THERE LIVES IN DANGER FOR. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND MAY WE ALL REMEMBER WHAT OUR OWN DO AND DIE FOR.

R.I.P.

May 20, 2007

Justice may not have been serviced on Earth but Our Lord will see that His Justice prevails.May you Rest in Peace.

May 29, 2006

Brother Erdahl,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Respectfully,
You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

January 5, 2006

May you rest in peace. You will never be forgotten.

Officer Tamez
Ft. Lee Police Dept

January 11, 2005

Each day I read the ODMP. Today I read the story of your death. Every officer who gave his/her life for us need never be forgotton. Even though your killer has not been found, he will face God's final judgement. Rest in peace, sir.

03/22/04

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

March 22, 2004

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