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Patrolman Elmer L. Michael

DeLand Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, February 17, 1942

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Rest in peace Patrolman Michael.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 17, 2020

Patrolman Michael,
On today, the 76th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of DeLand. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy,


United States Border Patrol

February 17, 2018

Patrolman Michael is my Great-grandmother's father. He moved his family to Florida from West Virginia via the unpaved Blue Ridge Parkway during the Great Depression. The move took a few months because every time it rained, his old Model-T got stuck in the mud. When this happened, they'd camp out for up to several days until the road became passable. He and his son hunted during this voyage to feed the family. The unpaved Blue Ridge Parkway was navigable only by white-washed bear-shaped placards. Once in Florida, his wife sold baked goods and made a name for herself by doing business with "Colored's." Being from West Virginia, they did not understand Segregation. Elmer found a job as a policeman but, unfortunately, was killed while on duty only a year or two before his daughter's husband died during an air battle in the Pacific. Their service to this country won't be forgotten as long as we remember.


April 20, 2014

Continue to rest in peade Patrolman Michael, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

February 17, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Michael. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

We will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to protect us all. Continue to rest in peace. Heroes doe live forever.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


February 17, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 68th 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 18, 2010

you are remembered today and thank you sir for your dedication and your service.


February 11, 2008

No man goes unnoticed before G-d.Thank you for your service.

February 17, 2006

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