Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Sergeant John F. Mickley

Hamtramck Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, September 1, 1930

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant John F. Mickley

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your fellow law enforcement.

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

September 1, 2020

Sgt. Mickley,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hamtramck. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 1, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Sergeant Mickley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 4, 2019

Rest In Peace Sergeant Mickley, your service and sacrifice is remembered. God Bless.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson, K9 Officer
West Virginia Division of Corrections

January 11, 2015

To Denise above, genealogy is a funny thing. I recently learned that the convicted murderer was John Mirek (alias John Witkowski), my first cousin, albeit twice removed. On behalf of my extended family, however distant from us personally, I offer my condolences and apologies for this horrific act.


May 9, 2014

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

Your sacrifice is remembered today and always...RIP my brother.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

September 2, 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 83rd 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

Phyllis Lasater
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 13, 2013

I did not have the honor to met my great grandfather John Mickley; however, I am so proud of my great grandfather and his commitment/sacrifice to his community. Your memory lives on.

Denise van der Ster
Great granddaughter

May 26, 2010

The last paragraph of his memorial is amazing. Truly a cop's cop and an American hero.


March 9, 2008

Sgt. Mickley,
On today, the 77th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hamtramck. At least your murderer died in prison never getting to walk as a free man again.



September 1, 2007

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. It is deeply appreciated.


November 11, 2004

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