Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Michael Alan Hogan

Hutchinson Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, December 15, 1989

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Reflections for Patrolman Michael Alan Hogan

I can remember doing a "ride along" with Mike. I knew how much of a family man he was when we stopped at his home so he could go and say good night to his wife and children. Then, I remember hearing the news about his death and the circumstances surrounding it. I was devastated. I attended the funeral and was in awe of the turnout of police officers from all over, including Mounties from Canada.

Chuck Witt

March 11, 2024

Thank you so much for your service!! Never forget!!

I lost my firefighter to a LODD in 2020, I understand your pain.

Sending love and hugs


April 26, 2022

Whenever I am driving and learn that the road I am traveling is named in memorial for someone, I make it a point to find out who that person was. I recently moved to the Hutchinson area and travel Highway 7 frequently. Now, when I see the sign for Officer Hogan, I'll think of him and his dedication and sacrifice. RIP sir.

Ron Featherston

August 7, 2021

All give some, some give all. Rest in Peace!

Ptl. B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

July 27, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Hogan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 19, 2020

Officer Hogan, you were remembered today at the Peace Officer's Memorial in St. Paul. The day you gave your life in protection of the residents of Hutchinson,I was a brand new Reserve Officer and riding along. Over the police radio, we heard the news. My then fiancee', who grew up in Hutchinson, called me and informed me that she and her family knew your family well. This suddenly became very real to me. I went on to become a police officer and have thought of your dedication and service often. To the Hogan family, please know Officer Hogan is not forgotten. Best regards.

Sgt Tom Lowery
Eden Prairie Police Department

May 15, 2015

Officer Hogan's kindness lives through in his daughter (I do not know the rest of the family, but Megan is an awesome person). This story melts my heart, and I am using it to teach law enforcement students. I know they can learn a lot about the dangers of this line or work and the courage of police officers from Officer Hogan's story.

Laura Talvitie, Instructor
SW Metro Educational Cooperative

September 17, 2014

Officer Hogan, Tonight I was sworn in as an officer. I hope to bring the copassion and integrity to the citizens and the badge that I serves as you did. I will never forget the trust and values of life that you and your brothers of the Hutchinson Police Department taught me. Thank you.
Guy Chaffee #3712

Big Lake

February 13, 2014

Tomorrow marks 23 years Dad. You are still so very missed, not just by me but the many citizens of Hutchinson who remember what a good man you were! Love you always!

Megan (Hogan) Mayo

December 14, 2012

Mike was my brother-in-law for only 3 years, but after his death, hearing of the many people whose lives he had touched made me feel like I had known him much longer. He was a quiet man, not always available for family things because of duty and sometimes a "bull in the china shop" physically, but ALWAYS concerned with others, even if his efforts were not always appreciated. I know that personally, my life has been enriched by knowing him.


January 10, 2012

Reading the reflections of your daughter today made me think how thankful we all are to see the values you gave your family and all who knew you.
God Bless You Always

Jim O'Brien
Nephew of Fallen Officer Joe O'Brien 12/24/1968

December 15, 2011

The Best An Farest cop, Who Ever Arrested Me, He made Me Think, And Turn My life Around. Thank You Mikr. RIP.


December 14, 2011

I miss you dad! My memories of the day you were killed are as fresh as yesterday. I will never forget the family man that you were to Tracy, Jack and I. We couldn't have had a better dad. I tell people all the time that I am grateful that I had 11 great years with a dad whom I knew loved us and our mother and who treated us so well versus a dishonorable one who didn't love us or mom. I'm sorry you didn't get to see me grow up, go to Prom, walk me down the isle or see the birth of your grandchildren, but I know your spirit watches over us all. I finally stopped asking myself "why you"? "Why not someone else in the Dept"? But I know in my heart now that God needed you more than we did. That your love and kindness was needed elsewhere, that you had done your job and your legacy was already set in stone. You were not ours to keep. I miss you everyday. I will continue to be the great person that you raised me to be! I will continue to give to others, as you did. I love you! Tomorrow will be 22 year since your death. I will continue to make you proud.

All my love daddy!

Megan (Hogan) Mayo
Daughter of Officer Michael Alan Hogan

December 14, 2011

I remember your life and your passing so well. You were very large and imposing in physical size but your heart was always gentle. As your partner for the first 12 years of my career, I knew that you could always be counted on for support and backup. But perhaps your biggest strength was the ability to connect so well with all levels of the community. That was always a major contribution from you and for all of us. You are missed.

Bob Ringstrom

Retired Chief Bob Ringstrom
Sartell Police Department

August 24, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twentieth 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you.
The hurt never goes away, but both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest in Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 15, 2009



December 15, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 8, 2007

"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

November 28, 2007

Though your watch had ended before mine began, I will always remember and honor your sacrifice for all of us. We proudly wore your badge number, embroidered on our SRT uniforms, as a reminder of your courage, duty and sacrifice. Thank you for watching over and protecting us from above on our call-outs… not once did an officer not return home safe. You are truly our guardian angel! May God continue to bless your family and may you forever rest in peace…

(formerly badge 2212 – Hutchinson Police Services)

Investigator/SRO Troy E. Pass
Minnetonka Police Department - MN

March 26, 2007

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly PD, Va.

December 15, 2006

I am saddened to read of your line of duty death. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. My thoughts are with your family and colleagues who are forever changed by the act of cowardice that took you from them. Rest in peace.

Sergeant Brian Bowman
Toronto Police Service, Canada

September 19, 2006

Hutchinson is my home town. I met you when we were both working in MN, but at different agencies. I responded to Hutch from Carver Co. S.O. with my K-9 partner, General, to search J.C. Penney's after an alarm activation. How tragic, that eight years later your life was taken at that same location. God Bless you and us all, for we, especially you, deserve it.

Bill Manther
Orange County Sheriff's Office FL.

April 17, 2006

I was just 18 when this happened. Yet I will always remember the day you departed this world so unjustly. I remember how you always stopped and talked to the teenagers hanging out on Main Street. We will always remember our friend and will always respect you Officer Hogan.

Volusia County Sheriffs Office

November 16, 2005

It seems like yesterday... you are not forgotten. The words you shared just an hour before you were shot ... were not forgotten. Rest in peace.

May 6, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

December 15, 2004

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