Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael J. Healy

United States Postal Inspection Service - United States Postal Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, June 21, 1981

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael J. Healy

Michael, today is 40 years to the day, and lest we never forget your sacrifice. Rest in peace, brother

former postal police officer, J. Huntman
USPS SF

June 21, 2021

Officer Healy,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 21, 2021

Your heroic actions that day are the true definition of duty before self sir. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 21, 2020

Rest in peace Postal Police Officer Healy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 20, 2019

Mike and I both started our career together with the
Westhaven PD. H e moved on to Hometown PD, I moved on to Indian Head Park PD. I was on patrol when I learned of Mikes death, I had to pull over because I couldn't stop crying. My new partner wanted to know what the problem was and I told him about Mike, about his sense of humor, how he cared for for the people he met and worked with! To this day I still think about him! You are missed Buddy!

Det. Chris Spears
Indian Head Park Police Dept.

May 1, 2019

It has been 37 years since that fateful night, June 21, 1981. Your commitment to duty and sacrifice have not been forgotten.

A friend

June 21, 2018

Michael, I remember that night well. I worked at JFK and another Officer came to me and told me that an Officer was shot in Chicago. A piece of us died that night all around the country. May the Lord keep watching over you and may God Bless your family." Heroes remembered never dis".

Postal Olice Oficr (Ret) E. Cerchione
United States Postal Police

February 9, 2017

It has taken all these years to put something in writing, and for that I am sorry. It is not as if you were forgotten, far from it you never forget the loss of such a fine person, who had everything to live for.

I served with Mike on the Hometown Police Department, in fact we were on patrol together just days before his death. I was on duty that Sunday night when the call came in. Our department was notified and we provided transportation and escort for his wife to the hospital where he was being treated. We could not get there fast enough.

As a fellow officer I, as many of the Hometown PD officers did, stood Honer Guard at his casket during the wake, and again carried Mike to his final resting place along with 5 other officers. I still have the white gloves used that that, and the black band that covered my star out of respect.

Mike had just reached a high point in his life, married a women he loved so much and became a "Dad" to his step-daughter who he adored.

I only wish, after all these years the persons responsible for this would have been brought to justice, and allow that rest.

Mike, your not forgotten, and never will be.

Sargent (retired) Russell Wende #205
Hometown Police Department

October 12, 2015

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

June 21, 2015

Michael I think of you often, and I think about how terrible it must have been to have gone through that moment of absolute terror. You did everyone proud, from family to law enforcement. The dedications that came about in your honor were highly and appropriately deserved. R.I.P.

Anonymous

April 30, 2015

Having read this page before, I'm shocked that I have not left something. The Postal Police is an agency not everyone even knows exists. I know it exists and what a tough job it can be.

Officer Healy, what you did is heroic, not your sacrifice as much as what lead up to it. All the work you've done in law enforcement shows a hero. What you did at the Post Office in Chicago shows one HELL of a hero.

In reading the posts of your family and friends I can only guess what a wonderful human being you were and what a magnificent Angel you are now.

God Bless and may you be resting comfortably in peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 21, 2014

Sir, I just learned of your sacrifice you made so many years ago. Next year at Police Memorial Week I will find your name in the wall. You are the reason law enforcement is the greatest profession.

Trooper Ryan Sturgill
KSP

June 21, 2014

Before Mike joined the Postal Police he was on the Hometown Police Department. I had been on the department but left before Mike joined, and when he joined, he got my old star number: 132.

Mike was a fine guy, and I'm pleased he wore my old star.

Geoff Sjostrom
Patrol Officer, Hometown; Sergeant, Oak Park

January 14, 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 31rst 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

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 27, 2012

Thank you for your bravery Sir, RIP

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

June 21, 2012

All though its been 31 years since you gave all for the job, you sacrifice will never be forgotten by your brothers and sisters of the National Emerald Society of the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.

John Kinane - National Vice President
National Emerald Society of the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.www.e

May 19, 2012

It hardly seems like 29 years have come and gone since that horrible night. Your dedication and sacrifice shall never be forgotten. As you said many times, “out of all bad a little good will come”.

I have done my best to keep that promise.

Anonymous

June 21, 2010

IN THE FACE OF DANGER YOU DISPLAYED WHAT A TRUE HERO IS. YOU DID WHAT YOU WERE TAUGHT WHICH IS NEVER GIVE UP YOUR GUN.IN DOING SO YOU PREVENTED OTHERS FROM BEING INJURED OR BEING KILLED.I WAS IMPRESSED THAT THE POST OFFICE WAS NAMED IN YOUR HONOR.YOU SERVED WITH CARE AND HONOR.YOU PROTECTED THE PUBLIC WELL AND HEROS ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN.

AL LLANOS
FRESNO PD RET.

November 14, 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

"Final Call"
An Angel In The Sky Must Leave His Place Of Rest,
Gently Tucking His Wings Beneath His Armored Vest.
For Duty Has Called, There Is Much Work To Do.
Little Did He Know, This One Is Dressed In Blue.

Arriving On The Scene, He Knows Just What To Say,
"Follow Me, Fallen Brother, I'll Show You The Way."
"Your Duty Has Ended, Your Work Is Now Through."
"Come Hang Your Hat Beside Mine, I'm A Cop, Too."

Michael left our service just 3 years before I came in. As I near retirement I wish he had the same chance. Blessings from USPIS Badge #3942 to his family and all those who loved him.

Pat Locke
US Postal Inspector, Grand Rapids, MI

February 22, 2008

MAY GOD BLESS THOSE WHO LOVE AND STILL MOURN THE LOSS OF OFFICER HEALY. TO MY FALLEN BROTHER, MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL.

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

July 7, 2007

The sparkling blue eyes, bushy moustache and corny jokes still remain in our memory. It hardly seems like 26 years have passed since that fateful night, June 21, 1981.

I have done my best to keep that promise.

June 21, 2007

Michael, you were one of the greatest people to enter my life, and I miss you always. You will never be fogotten and your lessons of love and family shall live on.

NB

April 8, 2007

The world is a sadder place without you in it. You will be remembered with a smile, for the best parts of you will always stay alive within our hearts.

A Healy
from someone who cares

March 16, 2007

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