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Trooper Michael D. Farber

Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska

End of Watch Sunday, August 24, 1980

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Reflections for Trooper Michael D. Farber

Rest in peace always and know 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 24, 2020

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Trooper Farber.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 4, 2019

I was friends and a classmate to Mike's sister. He was the cutest kid and loved to pester us when we were playing at their home.

Thank you for your bravery and service to the community.
Your watch ended 36 years ago, we will never forget.


May 29, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. I am privileged to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd anniversary year 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know that both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Rest In Peace.

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

April 12, 2013

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Trooper Farber. Your courage and bravery won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 4, 2013

RIP.Your life will always be remembered by those that know and love you.


October 17, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 11, 2007

Your service to the people of Nebraska will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace, and know one day you will be with the ones who love you. Take care of heavens roads, and be there for others who have given their life, as you did serving others.

Iowa State Patrol

February 14, 2007

It has been 26 years since Mike was killed in the line of duty, but it does not seem that long. I remember Mike very well, he was a first cousin. He was a good person that always strived to do his best wether it was being his high school team's quarterback or being a State Trooper. I wish he was here now so we could exchange stories about our work on the highways. I will always think of August 24th as a day of great loss for our family and the State of Nebraska.

Captain Douglas Farbe
Texas Highway Patrol

August 24, 2006

Still remembered...

August 24, 2006

Although I was never given the privelege of meeting you, know that I love you, and that I will always be proud of what you did and who you were. There will never come a day in my life where I don't think of you, and the honorable sacrifice you made for those who you didn't even know. I love you always, Dad.


March 13, 2006

Twenty-five years ago today your watch ended.
Know that you are not forgotten.
We continue on in your memory.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

August 24, 2005

Trooper Farber, thank you for your service and your sacrifice. It is deeply appreciated.


November 2, 2004

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