Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Michael Scott Welcker

Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, February 24, 1994

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Michael Scott Welcker

Deputy Sheriff Welcker,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Salt Lake County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 24, 2019

Mike,

I think of you often, but nothing like this day. Later I will be putting out a memorial radio broadcast for you. My voice will shake and I will be nervous, but I know how important it is for everyone to remember you like I do.

Tracy

Dispatcher
Unified Police / Salt Lake CO SO

February 24, 2016

I will never forget this day, today I remember and pay tribute to all who have served and paid the ultimate price. As well as all currently serving to make this world and our communities safer,better places to live. I will never forget the impact this great man had on my life and thousands of other students at Kearns High. I miss my friend

Jeremiah Brock
Friend and student

February 24, 2015

You have never been forgotten my friend.

Secretary and former Dispatcher
Utah County Sheriff's Office

February 25, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Welcker,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Salt Lake County. And to your family and loved I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 24, 2014

RIP peace Hero! You are not forgotten!

Former Sheriff's Deputy
Marion Co. Sheriff's Dept., Indianapolis, IN

April 26, 2013

So sorry this happened to you. You were such a strong person who did so much. We will meet again.

Captain Leslee Collins
Salt Lake County

February 24, 2013

Love you now and forever...........Thanks to you for all those you served.

JZ

March 1, 2012

Thanks for your four years of services, Michael.

David

February 24, 2012

My heart goes out to Michael's parents. As a mother myself I cannot imagine their grief, even 17 years later.

He is not forgotten.

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 24, 2011

Thanks for protecting and serving. We will be placing flowers on your grave site very soon. Darin has not forgotten your inspirational advice and words of wisdom while he knew you in highschool. Thanks for protecting and serving and giving the ultimate sacrifice.

Rest in Peace. May God Bless your family as well.

Tom Kerns, Darin Hunt
Utah Gang Graffiti Meth Researcher

May 15, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 31, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 24, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE. GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THOSE THAT LOVE YOU.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 19, 2008

I didn't know you, but I did and do. Rest in peace my fallen brother. We will always stand where you left off. You are in me and my families thoughts and prayers. You are now walking a beat on the streets of Heaven and I know that is a good one.

Parole Agent Danny M. Smith
Idaho Department of Correction District 7 Probation and Parole

September 14, 2007

God Bless and keep you Mike. And may St. Michael walk at your side. We loose our best because they are our best. They stay with the job when others cut and run. You stayed. Nothing more neeed be said for those of us who know you, know the job and share your dedication to it.

Deputy Scott Bell (retired)
Shift Partner

September 8, 2007

RIP SIR, THANK YOU.

Mike
Boston MA

June 5, 2007

I was working with the West Valley City PD when your life was taken. I remember attending your funeral and listening to taps being played. There were uniforms as far as the eye could see.

It was then that I was reminded that the thin blue line is one, no matter the department or the state. We all do the job and do it because we believe in it.

You believed in protecting others when they could not protect themselves and you gave your life for a worthy cause.

God bless you for that Dep. Welcker


WVCPD

July 25, 2006

To the family and friends of Deputy Michael Scott Welcker, and most especially to Deputy Welcker himself:

On the twelth anniversary of your tragic death, know that you are being thought of and remembered by those whose lives you touched, whether they knew you personally or not. Your memory is honored and revered.

May your family be comforted and supported by those who care for you and your loved ones.

Rest In Peace, Deputy Welcker.


Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

February 24, 2006

To the family and friends of Deputy Michael Scott Welcker, and most especially to Deputy Welcker himself:

On the twelth anniversary of your tragic death, know that you are being thought of and remembered by those whose lives you touched, whether they knew you personally or not. Your memory is honored and revered.

May your family be comforted and supported by those who care for you and your loved ones.

Rest In Peace, Deputy Welcker.


Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

February 24, 2006

Thank you Deputy Welcker . . . for your dedicated service and care for those who you protected. In your reflections it is obvious that you enriched the lives of all those around you. I honor you, your name, your service, and mostly, your ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy my brother, walk a beat on God's streets. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer).

Special Agent Jim Crotty
ATF (Retired)

March 4, 2004

My tour had just begun 02-14-94 when you were taken from us. I attended your service and still think of you often. My oldest son saw your picture on an old issue of the UPOA magazine and asked me: "Dad do you know this Deputy?" I explained to him that I knew you from the wonderful testimony I heard from your family and friends. My boy then added: "Besides dad, If you knew him or not he is family." You are not forgotten...

Deputy Troy S. Pilivi
Box Elder County Sheriffs Office

August 30, 2003

I had just Graduated the Academy and was starting the hire proccess when you went down. Being assigned to West Patrol i often think of you when i'm in Taylorsville, walking in to the substation that bears your Name. God willing we will never bury another Deputy and have to rename another building in his Honor. It's good to know you are in heaven with our father. God Bless you Deputy Welker. 10-42

Deputy
Salt Lake County Sheriff

If all the world was ours to give
We would give it, yes and more
see you coming up the steps
And walking thru the door
To hear your voice, to see your smile
To sit and talk with you awhile
To be with you in the same old way
That would be our fondest day
A heart of gold stopped beating
Two smiling eyes closed to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best

POST GRADUATE

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well,
Come walk a beat on heaven's street,
You've done your time in hell."

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