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Investigator Michael O. Lewis

San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, March 30, 1985

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Reflections for Investigator Michael O. Lewis

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

March 30, 2020

Rest in peace Investigator Lewis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 28, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 30, 2018

Birth: Mar. 4, 1945
Rapides Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1985
Coconino County
Arizona, USA

Michael O. Lewis lived forty years in San Bernardino and died in Flagstaff, Arizona. He graduated from Redlands High School in 1963 and served in the Army from 1964 to 1966. He graduated from San Bernardino Valley College and was a senior investigator for the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office. He was survived by his wife, Lynda, son, Patrick in Santa Clara, two daughters, Jennifer of Santa Clara and Lynda of San Bernardino, brother, Jeffrey of Fallon, Nevada and parents, Kenneth and Marth Lewis of Cayucos. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the F. Arthur Cortner Chapel with interment in Memorial Memorial Park. Memorial.

Paul D. Garrity
San Bernardino Public Library

August 17, 2015

Rest in Peace, Investigator Lewis. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 21, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 30, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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 who was murdered in the 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.

Phyllis Loya


March 30, 2009



February 29, 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 5, 2007

Investigator Lewis,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of San Bernadino County.


March 30, 2005

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