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Trooper Robert J. Mihalik

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, September 9, 1984

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Reflections for Trooper Robert J. Mihalik

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 9, 2020

Trooper Mihalik, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 8, 2019

We are approaching the 34th anniversary of Bob's death. We are thankful for the sacrifice and dedication to those he served. In honor of Bob, he will be forever memorialized on this anniversary by a roadway dedication for a stretch of the roadway he patrolled and was killed on. His wife and family are forever in our life and appreciate the communities support.

Lt. Melinda Logan
Michigan State Police Niles Post

September 5, 2018

I think of you everyday as I was one of the medics that was there on that Sunday afternoon. i wish we could have done more. There were 6 medics there that day. Doing all we could to bring you back. It remains the worst day of my thirty years.

Jim Mackey
Paramedic retired. Medic One Ambulance Service

August 5, 2018

REST-IN-PEACE My Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

July 21, 2018

Merry Christmas to you Trooper Robert J Mihalik and family. I lived in the area where the tragic accident occured and was very sadden by it. You are a hero and your memory carries on. God Bless You!

Michigan Resident
December 2012

December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas, Trooper Mihalik, to you and your family.
Thank you for your sacrifice.

May God's peace be with you this holiday season!

Michigan State Police

December 14, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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


September 9, 2009

It has been 24 years since your line of duty death. You are still remembered.

By now you would be enjoying your retirement. We trust that you are enjoying the streets of heaven, and resting in peace!

God bless all the men and women who proudly serve with the Michigan State Police. You are all heros. Be safe.


September 9, 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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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 15, 2007

I am Errol Mihalik. I am glad you have the Mihalik name.

Errol Mihalik

March 26, 2006

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God.
Matthew 5:9 God bless you and your family, may they always remember you
are a hero.

Citizen Grace
St. Louis County

November 23, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.

September 27, 2004

Trooper Mihalik, Gone but not forgotten. Thinking of you today, the 20th anniversary of your death. Peace be with you; please watch over all your brothers and sisters in blue.

Michigan Resident

September 9, 2004



May 11, 2004

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