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Deputy Sheriff Michael Geszvain

Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, June 21, 1978

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Michael Geszvain

On behalf of the acting U.S. Attorney, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and support staff for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, we honor law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. During National Police Week the focus is even greater that we never forget the deputies and their families. Today, May 13th, 2021, we honor and remember you Deputy Geszvain. Rest in Peace.

United States Attorney's Office

May 13, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

June 21, 2020

In our prayers and thoughts today on the anniversary of your death Mike. Continue to rest in peace
Chief John Roelandts (retired) Town of Oconomowoc Police
Deborah S Roelandts (former 911 Waukesha County Sheriff)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc Police

June 21, 2017

mike worked part time for our small business in hartland. i remember him well and of course all there were saddened by his murder.

no rank
fellow worker and friend

July 11, 2016

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

June 21, 2015

I was only ten when this tragedy occurred but being from a small community like Dousman and very near Waukesha, I remember it happening. It had a profound effect on our little community and the small police force we had.

Although I havent always been the best citizen I could have, I have always admired and respected police officers. I have always wanted to be one, still do.

Thank your for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice.

Kory Morgan

May 20, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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. Rest In Peace.

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

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

November 28, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 9, 2012

"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

February 24, 2008

Mike You served the County with pride and made all of us proud. May you rest in peace.

Captain Terry Martorano (ret.)
Waukesha county Sheriff Department

February 23, 2008

You served with honor, dignity and integrity. You are a hero.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

August 21, 2006

Rest in Peace Sir.

June 21, 2006

Mike,It has been 26 years since that terrible day at the Waukesha County Court House. You and Quin are thought of frequently by all the officers in Waukesha County. Rest Easy, you served your country well.

Sgt. Danny O'Toole (ret)
Menomonee Falls Police

March 9, 2006

Rest in peace deputy
You're gone but not forgotten

Walworth Co SO

December 20, 2003

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