Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Hamp T. McMikel, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, November 20, 1982

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Reflections for Sergeant Hamp T. McMikel, Jr.

Rest in peace Sergeant McMikel.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 20, 2019

RIP Sgt.

Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

Thank you for your years of service at the old Fillmore Dist.I was a young teen when I first met you and said I wanted to be a Cadet and you helped me to attain the position. Thanks for msking me a productive citizen.

Ofc. William Gordon I.P.R.

February 28, 2015

Thank you for your dedicated service to others. You have not been forgotten.

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

November 20, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant McMikel. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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 for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

November 20, 2011

R.I.P to the greatest man I barely got to know.. But I love him and his memory will live on threw his children, grandchildren, and great grandkids and so on.. We all love you and think of you everyday..

Saidah Coppage

August 30, 2011

Please know that your memory will not be forgotten by the CPD even though it has been 28 years since your sacrifice.

Detective Thomas Downes

November 17, 2010

You have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

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

November 20, 2008

Rest in Peace, Sir

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 29, 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

October 17, 2007

hello to my second father,this is your grandson again,william mcmikel,i was just sitting at work thinking about you the way i always do,and i wanted you to know that i will always love,and cherish everything you have for our family,i am sure you are still with your loving wife every single day. which i am sure keeps her with plenty of huggs and kisses from ending this reflection, i would like to tell you that my brother and i, would like to see the great name live on until their is no more names to give,so my family is very excited to have this hopefully the next time i leave you with a reflection, the the new name would be i love you, and will never stop thinking about you,your grandson, william my family my e-mail address is [email protected] please feel free to contact me.

July 23, 2007

You were like a bright and shining star.Your warmth was like the rising sun .It is unbelievable and unbearable that you are gone.This grevious void can only be filled with the fond and happy memories that live on in my heart and mind.They make me feel your everlasting love that replenishes my resolve to strive on with life again.Love you dad, your son, Duane.

Duane T. McMikel

July 20, 2007

To learn that my son-in-law's father died so violently, and senselessly disheartens me. If ever a person wanted their father back it is certainly "Will".

Donald McMorris
Father-in-law to Willliam Perdue

November 2, 2006

I here many stories about you and i wish you were here today because i have many questions. I here you are a very great man. Hereing all your amazing stories inspires me to go to college and be something one day. It's an absolute honor to be your great grandson i love u pops

William Perdue JR
Great grandson

November 2, 2006

words cant express how deeply i so miss you.sometimes i sit and wonder what if things were alot different.but that does nothing but makes me feel very bad. at any rate i will always respect and love everything about you. so rest in peace, my dad,my hero,love and miss you, william

william perdue

September 6, 2006

Sgt McMikel,

My brother in law enforcement, I would like to thank you for protecting the city and streets of Chicago. You protected our community and streets and gave your life in return. No matter who you are and where you live, a man fighting for justice in his city makes it safer on the streets in the next. May God Bless you and your family in every way and althought I did not know you personally we are sisters and brothers in law enforcement. May your soul rest in peace for you are a shining star.

Connie Stephens, Special Agent
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

April 11, 2005

Our Greatest Fear
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
"Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again, I hold back a tear.
They patrol in the state, city, county and town,
in uniforms colored white, green, blue and brown.
The shape of their badges may vary,
but it’s a symbol that they all, proudly carry.
They leave for work with a kiss goodbye,
but some don’t come home, no matter how hard they try.
To uphold the law is the job that they pick,
with such high aspirations, why must some die so quick?
They leave behind loved ones, family and friends,
after their lives have met tragic ends.
Some die in crashes, others hearts not too stout,
to many have been lost when gunshots ring out.
Our Heavenly Father has called them home,
no more these dark streets do they roam.
Through trial and error they have given their best,
please Lord, now grant them eternal rest.
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
" Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again I hold back a tear.


November 20, 2004



August 3, 2004

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