Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Michael Capparelli

Chicago Department of Aviation Police, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, March 27, 1992

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Reflections for Officer Michael Capparelli

May your soul rest in peace in eternity


March 6, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Capparelli.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 3, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 27, 2020

May his soul rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

December 14, 2017

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

March 28, 2017

It has been 24 years and you are still missed everyday. You have not and will never be forgotten. A piece of my heart is gone since you were taken. I wish I had told you that I love you. Rest in peace

Anne Capparelli-Oldham

October 6, 2016

Officer Capparelli's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 9-09-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

September 9, 2016

While he and I were on different shifts, our occasional encounters always left me with a feeling that he was a real professional, and a Mensch.

(Ret.) Officer J. Schramek

August 20, 2016

Mike stayed in Ireland for a short time in the mid-1980s. He met his wife Alice there & she moved to Chicago with him. I got to know him through mutual friends. His passing was brutal, as he was the second friend of mine to pass at a young age within a 3-year period. Both Patrick (not an officer) & Michael were outsized personalities, gregarious and great spirits - fun to be around. Rest in peace, Mike.

Kevin Brady, probation officer
Cook County Adult Probation

February 13, 2015

I remember that horrible day in March. I am so sorry that it has taken me 22 years to leave a message. I will always miss your humor. Thanks for the great memories.

Detective David Roberts
Chicago Police Department

July 21, 2014

I believe I attended Mary seat of wisdom with mike, I have fond memories of mike, to the family, I'm sorry for your loss.

P.0. Mike ogrady
Chicago police dept

October 25, 2013

Michael is my brother. He was 29 when he was killed. It has been 20 years since he was taken from us and he is still missed very much. He will always be missed. He missed seeing his neice grow up and seeing his nephew born. He will always be in my heart. I try to remember his smile and his laugh and the twinkle in his eyes. I miss and love you everyday, Michael.

Anne Capparelli-Oldham

October 30, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 29, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Capparelli. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 27, 2012

It has been 19 years but your contribution will not be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

March 24, 2011

I miss you Mike! Barbi has grown up into a beautiful young woman. I wish you could have met Brian Jr. And Michael. I miss talking to you and seeing your smile. Mom has joined you now and she no longer has any pain. You are always in my heart. I will never forget you. We will meet again one day. I love you!

Anne Capparelli-Oldham

September 10, 2010


We would like you and your family to know that you are not forgotten!

President, Anthony Langone
Italian American Police Association of Illinois

December 12, 2009

On behalf of the Italian American Police Association of Illinois


December 12, 2009

uncle mike i never got to meet you but i wish i did

brian oldham jr (bj)

June 13, 2009


Van Den Berghe

February 26, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 30, 2007

My brother, my friend I know we have never meet but your passing still hurts. I only hope that one day we can meet and I can get to know you. But until then my brother, god bless you and your family.


July 14, 2007



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February 10, 2007

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